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River Oaks

#77 of 1,214 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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French, European, Contemporary
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5871 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
+1 901-683-9305
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television

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  • 32
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
excellent food, subdued class

This is not a showy, glitzy restaurant, which makes it a perfect place to have gourmet food with colleagues, friends or family in a pleasant atmosphere. Their complete menu with several combinations of interesting food is a testament to the chef. I ordered the Chef's TV Dinner for lunch - a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee
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English first
Memphis, Tennessee
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is not a showy, glitzy restaurant, which makes it a perfect place to have gourmet food with colleagues, friends or family in a pleasant atmosphere. Their complete menu with several combinations of interesting food is a testament to the chef. I ordered the Chef's TV Dinner for lunch - a surprise name in such a nice restaurant! The plate... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I went here with a business collegue for drinks and a light dinner. The service, food and aatmosphere are all very good. It was also very busy (at least I thought so) for a Thursday. The steamed mussell appetizer is a must if you like them. The food is all fresh and well prepared and the srvers are beautiful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

So delicious! So welcoming. Had a light solo meal at the bar. The crab, apple and papaya salad was so fresh and full of flavor, and the cauliflower risotto made me swoon. Lindsey and Megan made it all the more enjoyable with their thoughtful and natural hospitality.

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Memphis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Came back for business lunch and quality of food is comparable to dinner. Definitely an E Mphs business crowd at lunch. Prices for lunch are reasonable, service is good, it's a little loud and crowded, but definitely worth it. Can't go wrong with Chef Jose for lunch or dinner!

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Restaurant was near my hotel and close to the highway. The atmosphere there is very cozy and warm. Love the food, especially the cauliflower and cheese risotto. Our waitress, Rachel....was very friendly and we had excellent service.

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Memphis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We enjoyed a long, leisurely dinner for four here recently. The appetizers (bignets and charcuterie) were delicious. The steak and frites are consistently good, the salmon was tasty, the pork shank was a little dry and the fish tacos were quite good. Everyone was well satisfied with their dinners. Desserts were SUPERB! The service was good and the waiter respected... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Nicoise Salad as well as the service were outstanding. Can't believe I've stayed at a hotel close by several time and did not see this place sooner😄 will definitely revisit next time I'm in town🍷👍

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

What a pleasant surprise to find a fabulous restaurant sharing a parking lot with a hotel. This was my second trip to Memphis in a year and I looked forward to more delicious meals at the River Oaks. The Tuesday night special was Beef Bourguignon. It was superb! When I complimented Master Chef Jose Gutierrez, he invited me to return... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We found this place while staying nearby for a few days and it looked nice from the outside so we gave it a try. We absolutely loved it. Great food, great atmosphere and ambience. Our young server was kind of spaced out and went MIA on us for a while. We ended up being attended by a different one, but... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

we dined here over the new year holiday with guests from out of town. the service was very good and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. i had the fish special and that alone will have me coming back. a very nice dinning experience.

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Additional Information about River Oaks

Address: 5871 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
Phone Number: +1 901-683-9305
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $7 to $32
Cuisine: French, European, Contemporary

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5871 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-683-9305

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $7 to $32
  • Cuisine: French, European, Contemporary
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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