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Erling Jensen Restaurant

1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 763-3700
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Ranked #29 of 1,252 restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $50 - $50
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
Memphis, Tennessee
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

From the moment we walked in we were treated as welcome guests at a fine dining restaurant. Menu items and specials were explained with knowledge and care. Every dish included a beautiful presentation and preparation. (Very fresh food with a variety of options.) While Erling Jensens is not a vegan restaurant we had a vegan guest with us and every... More

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Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and review. It is our staff's goal that all of our guests have a memorable experience with us and is our pleasure to accommodate any requests that we can. We look forward to seeing you soon. More

Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

My wife's favorite. As usual Chef delivered yet another wonderful meal. They went the extra step to help us celebrate my wife's birthday.

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Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your family's special occasion with us We appreciate your generous review of our restaurant. It is our staff's goal to meet every guest's expectation and to ensure a memorable evening. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

We are from Chicago, so good food is not hard to find. On our last trip to Memphis we had several dinners out at the major hot spots. One was way overrated, I mean way overrated. Erlings however was not the case. We walked in and was greeted by the chef. Seemed odd but later found out he now ensures... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Our dinner experience at Erling Jensen was exceptional. It is very expensive but very good. The steaks outdo Flemings/Ruth Chris by far. The John Dory fish was excellent. If you are a light eater you could split a entree with another. The crab cake appetizer is big enough for a meal-they were very good.

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Germantown, Tennessee
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We recently went for the first time with a large group of business associates. As a native Memphian , I was looking forward to my first visit. We felt unwelcome by the staff from the doorman to the hostess to the waiter. I have worked in many restaurants over the years and this staff was rough around the edges and... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I was looking for a great place to take a client to dinner in Memphis and my friend (who lives in Memphis) suggested Erling Jensen's. Do not be put off by the relatively modest exterior and location. The ambiance inside is fantastic - as is the service and the food. We were told to ask for Too Tall as our... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My wife and I visited the restaurant for our anniversary. We found the staff to be very knowledgeable and helpful. Erling Jensen came out to the dinning area several times to chat with each person. I was very impressed with the food, wine, and atmosphere.

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Tennessee
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I chose Erling Jensen for my birthday dinner and was not disappointed. This is classical cuisine prepared in a classical style, and it's done very well. The food was outstanding. The service was wonderful, as well. When I made the reservation I noted that it was my birthday, and my dessert came out with a candle and Happy Birthday written... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My wife and I first went to Erling Jensen Restaurant this June, 2013, for our anniversary and her birthday combined. Later I took my son and daughter in law for my birthday dinner. On both occasions the food was very good, the service excellent and the ambiance was just right. Too Tall was our waiter. He is a character and... More

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Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I recently visited Erling after a show at the Orpheum with my girl pals. We sat at the bar and ordered small plates to share but don't think the servings were typical "small plates." I had a petite filet that was dinner size portion and oh so tender! One friend had the lobster sliders with aioli (a bit heavy on... More

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