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Erling Jensen Restaurant

1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 763-3700
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Ranked #39 of 1,263 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Poplar
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English first
Codicote, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We travelled way across Memphis because of good reviews of this restaurant . It was pleasant but nothing special. There wasn't much atmosphere and they were laying up for a wedding the next day. I had the lamb which was recommended. I asked for medium rare and received It cold so had to return it. Then it was quite charred.... More

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London, England
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186 reviews 186 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Probably our fault. We were staying by the river and had not realised that Erling Jenson's was way over to the east side of Memphis which involved an expensive taxi ride. We made a fairly late booking which, again, was a bit of a mistake as we got the distinct feeling that the staff were itching for us to leave... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We decided to visit Erling Jensen's as a couple for the first time for our 25th wedding anniversary. I had visited before as part of a large party so somewhat knew what to expect. The service and the food were exceptional - the best we've had in Memphis (and anywhere else as best I can remember)! Our waitress Yanni (not... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The restaurant atmosphere is really nice, even though some areas seem small. My party shared a salad, had the fish and lamb chops entrees and ended with the sorbet and bananas foster souffle. The entrees were beautifully presently and tasted great! Before dinner, we were treated to complimentary samples of spring rolls and sorbet that were great! Chef Erling Jensen... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband gets weekly emails from EJ's advertising the Friday Wine Dinner Menus. It was my birthday, so we splurged. We were not disappointed! We enjoyed a four course meal of gourmet food and excellently paired wines. The manager who couples the wines with the dishes personally delivered the wines at the beginning of each course and described the type... More

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Germantown, Tennessee
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great meal tonight with business associates from out of town. All of us ordered apps, soup, main course. Everything was fresh and prepared very well. I had the oysters app and buffalo main course. Outstanding! Service was good. Bananas Foster for desert was very good. I will definitely be back.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Easy to find, easy to park, and easy to order....everything is excellent. It is indeed a rare find that is perfect and this place is. Suggest that you try the bar to obtain the local flavor, conversation and all three menus! Service was beyond excellent. Hot tasty and timely come to mind. The acceptance by the regulars was brilliant and... More

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Germantown, Tennessee
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This used to be my FAVORITE restaurant but we had not been there in the past year. Boy, has it gone down hill. We had invited a business friend to dine with us and I was quite embarrassed on the food and dessert. I had read a bad review but thought that the chef had taken a day off, he... More

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Larchmont, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I traveled to Memphis with my two daughters (sophisticated world travelers all) to celebrate my little brother's 50th birthday. Brother made the reservation and we were the first guests in the door - greeted by chef, sommelier and hostess as one. We were seated in the front left dining room and the first sign of good things to come was... More

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I found this restaurant on the "top 10" romantic restaurants in Memphis. I agree with the list. This is an excellent choice for a romantic dinner. Food was excellent! Service was top notch!

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