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Erling Jensen Restaurant

1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 763-3700
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Ranked #34 of 1,265 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $50 - $50
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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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85% Recommend
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English first
Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 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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Memphis, Tennessee
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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