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East Tapas and Drinks

6069 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119 (Downtown)
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Ranked #624 of 1,272 Restaurants in Memphis
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Eclectic, Gastropub, Fusion, Wine Bar
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Description: East was first conceived in the fall of 2010 to bring a refreshing change in eating and drinking to East Memphis through an inventive, seasonal small plate menu and signature drink list that blends classic cocktails with some of today's most popular spirits. Stepping through the large antiqued doors one is likely to forget they are in the suburbs of Memphis and rather think they are in a bar tucked away in the streets of Manhattan only know to locals and the lucky out of town guest who stumbles upon it. Our menu and weekly small plate specials are designed to take advantage of the freshest ingredients and are a mix of Asian, American, and Latin flavors that bring comfort and curiosity. At the bar, guests can choose from our wine list that features rotating weekly wine flights, house special cocktails, or our eclectic beer selection. On most Friday evenings, East offers live acoustic music to cap of the work week and begin your weekend the right way. Whether you live right around the corner or are in town for a night, come eat, experience, and enjoy at East.
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English first
Memphis, Tennessee
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We went on a Monday-early evening. Couldn't order the shrimp dish as they ran out of shrimp over the weekend. Then we were told they were out of vanilla ice cream that came with our brownies. REALLY?!??! There are at least 3 Kroger's and a Target within 8 miles of this place. They couldn't send someone to pick some up.... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

East’s concept of sharing tapas was right on-spot with what you might experience in Spain, even down to choosing to sit in comfy sofas vs. bar stools vs. table; however, the menu had strong Asian influences. We gobbled up the mouth-watering Asian Guacamole, our favorite. We also tried roasted eggplant stuffed with shrimp, Bleu Cheese stuffed sliders, and Dragon Tuna,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I had high expectations for East Tapas. So many great reviews ... I went twice and dined alone. I tend to do this a lot especially when trying new places. I was treated like a pariah when I said I was dinning alone ... Both times. They stuck me in the corner when I said I preferred not to sit... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The service was fine, but the reviews led me to think that this was a "best kept secret" in Memphis. They were out of the items we wanted to order; the food was okay, not great. I don't think I'll be going back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Great guacamole for an Asian tapas place. Delicious chips. Try the salmon mango sushi. Bacon wrapped olives really good.

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23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

East represents a disingenuous attempt at higher end food which is overpriced. The shrimp stuffed eggplant was covered in sweet soy sauce, suspiciously like a Costco/Sam's frozen appetizer. The Claybrook farm sliders were pretty good, but too light on the mushroom and shallot topping, almost nonexistent. The real sham was the white pizza--definitely frozen with some added cheese before the... More 

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memphis, tn
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

I've always complained there were no atmospheric bars on the east side of Memphis, that they were relegated to midtown and downtown. Well there is finally a cool, well located loungy, small plates bar in the Park/ridgeway area! Perfect after work, after a movie at the ridgeway 4, or to start an evening out, East Tapas has a creative menu,... More 

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82 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

I just bought a home three tenths of a mile down the street. For weeks, I drove by the place virtually every day and didn't know it was a restaurant! I thought it was just another consignment furniture store. Suggestion to the owner: Add "Tapas and Drinks" under your current signage. You're doing yourself a major disservice. Good service, decent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Food options are a nice change to the norm. Love that you have the option to order from Wang's next door, in case someone at your party is in the mood for that.

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Address: 6069 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Monday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Eclectic, Gastropub, Fusion, Wine Bar

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