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River Oaks

5871 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
+1 901-683-9305
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Ranked #70 of 1,263 restaurants in Memphis
Price range: $25 - $65
Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
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  • English first
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English first
Germantown, Tennessee
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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I recently went to River Oaks for my anniversary as I had heard good things about this restaurant. My wife had the Halibut and I had the Salmon. Both entrees were good and just the right portion size. Service was outstanding. A bit noisey for a romantic dinner, but no issues otherwise. A fun place for a small group dinner.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Arrived late in Memphis and this place was across the street from the hotel. Did not expect much as just thought it would be boring Hotel restaurant food. Well, was pleasantly surprised....First our server James B was so knowledgable about the menu food and wine and super nice !! ( First impresions, count !! ) The dirty martini with blue... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Recently had a birthday meal here with friends. Food was great, excellent service. I will defineitely be back.

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DuBois, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

That's how good it was! Had the best pork loin that I've ever tasted. The vegetables were perfectly cooked and had amazing flavor and texture. Wine was good. Staff was great!

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Modesto, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have my favorite entrees, and continue to try others. Never had a bad meal, but the halibut is the best thing on the menu.

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Memphis
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122 reviews 122 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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