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River Oaks

5871 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
901-683-9305
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Ranked #84 of 1,252 restaurants in Memphis
Price range: $25 - $65
Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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84% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Memphis
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109 reviews 109 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We go to River Oaks several times a year for dinner and several times a year for lunch. We typically like it very much. But I must say, the last two times we were here, with different couples, we have not been as impressed with the consistency and quality of the food. The short ribs in particular were dry and... More

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Lakeland, Tn
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I love this place, whether for lunch or dinner. The food is always delicious and the service is great. My favorite dish is the crab cakes - best I've had anywhere - absolutely perfect.

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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Wife & I had dinner having the duck and salmon. Both were excellent. This is our second visit and now have it on our favorite list for Memphis. Service was warm, friendly and attenative. Have no problem recommending. Ron

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I met a customer for dinner here last week. The service, food and food presentation was excellent. I ordered the halibut. My customer ordered the tuna and duck. All were very happy with the meal. I would go again.

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Northern VA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

the food was terrific, as was the service. I enjoyed the salmon, others sampled the cod, and yet another had steak. They seated us at a large table that was ideal for business discussion, as it was set apart. Only slight negative was that the waitress announced the specials to our group of 8 just once, and it was a... More

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San Francisco, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is my second trip to the restaurant. It is small and comfortable. The menu is excellent; it changes seasonally and has great choices. I thoroughly enjoyed and heirloom tomato and burrata salad and a caramelized salmon that was to die for. Good cocktails and wines by the glass. I had no reservation and that gave me a great table... More

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memphis
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here this past weekend. It was the BEST dinner either of us have ever had! I ordered the Halibut and my husband ordered the Scallops. We ate off each others plates because we couldn't get enought of either. The pasta that was with the scallops was superb. I wish we could afford to... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

River Oaks is one of my 2 favorite restaurants in Memphis. I had a business lunch there today, I was going to order the caramelized salmon but I always get that so I ordered the catch of the day which was--guess what--salmon! It was pan seared and served over white beans, green beans and rustic tomatoes. So very delicious. My... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This little spot located in the middle of the medium strip was VERY nice. Good food, great wait staff and a great value. Had a business dinner there and it was perfect. I would highly recommend!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Memphis. The food itself, as well as its presentation, are always excellent. I love the atmosphere, because it feels like, and is, a neighborhood dining option, but with the highest quality food. The prices are reasonable for the quality. I never feel rushed by the staff. I do wish that the menu... More

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