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5871 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
+1 901-683-9305
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Ranked #117 of 1,271 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
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
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  • English first
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English first
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 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
109 reviews 109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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3 reviews 3 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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Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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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160 reviews 160 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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11 reviews 11 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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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 25 - 65
Cuisine: European, French, Contemporary

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