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Erling Jensen Restaurant

1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 763-3700
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Ranked #32 of 1,282 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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Memphis, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Our family of five ate here Christmas Eve. We wanted to try something different than a steak house and we were all very pleased. The atmosphere is not the greatest and the small rooms make you feel a little cramped when it is busy. However, the food is fantastic. The bison filet, grouper, scallops and all were delicious. The crab... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We have dined here twice in the last couple of months. We had excellent service and food on both occasions. The Ostrich is hard to describe......so tender and delicious. Bison tenderloin is fantastic. The crab cake appetizer is a must! I can't wait for our next special occasion so we can go back.

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RTW Nomads
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My husband dines frequently here for work - and has always had a great experience. We went for my bday for the special Sundays are Special dinner - three courses for a fixed price. It was a bargain! I had lobster mac and cheese which was a massive serving ..... and a fabulous entree of buffalo tenderloin. By then I... More 

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Codicote, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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192 reviews 192 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Additional Information about Erling Jensen Restaurant

Address: 1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119
Phone Number: (901) 763-3700
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
Cuisine: American, French

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