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River Oaks

5871 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
+1 901-683-9305
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Ranked #57 of 1,269 Restaurants in Memphis
Price range: $25 - $65
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • French first
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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
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100 reviews 100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We ate at River Oaks last Friday night and had a really good dinner. We started with the Burrata. It was prepared differently than most with roasted tomatoes and olives. Very good.. We each had the watermelon and tomato salad. It was light and the balsamic vinegar went well with it. The salmon was good but the seared tuna was... More

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Germantown, Tennessee
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102 reviews 102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 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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