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River Oaks

$$$$
European, French, Contemporary
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5871 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
+1 901-683-9305
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for:
Dinner
Reservations
Private Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent experience!!!

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🍷👍

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Mioaracojy
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Private Dining
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Would've never picked this restaurant… just so happens its in the hotel parking lot. We went late, 4 of us sat at the bar and had a great experience! GOOD food!!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Tonight we took a new guest to dinner at River Oaks. After waiting 5 minutes for a hostess to appear, then her assisting a walkin for reservations for tomorrow evening she acknowledged my husband and myself,,then advised us our party was waiting at the table. We raved about dining here, set about placing our orders and catching up. Chopped salad... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have been to River Oaks many times and have only been able to give it a mediocre review. This visit I tried the filet. With Flemings, Ruth Chris and Capital Grill all within a block of River Oaks, they really needed to step up their game. The filet, while cooked perfectly, was just so so with the sauce and... More 

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Ingram, Texas
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I went here recently with friends while visiting the Memphis area and was truly impressed. The menu choices were varied with a buffalo steak as a special. My friends had the buffalo steak and loved it, another had the halibut and said it was excellent. I had the duck confit tacos and they were fantastic. This is the only restaurant... More 

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Akron, Ohio
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I will definitely recommend this restaurant if you arent in any type of hurry. The food was amazingly delicious, only one issue with a co-workers pork chop being raw in the middle. That was a setback though because it already took an hour to get our meals and then we were all completely finished by the time he got his... More 

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Moorpark, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Food and service always excellent. Thursday night special is ravioli, one of the best dishes I've every had. "TV dinners" on the lunch menu, is consistently crazy good (hats off to Jose,chef-owner). Great fusion of French-Spanish, highly recommend the scallops (the pasta with it is terrific). Staff is top-shelf (Jimmy is a riot). I visit Memphis often, would never miss... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 25 - 65
  • Cuisine: European, French, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?