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Erling Jensen Restaurant

#26 of 1,283 Restaurants in Memphis
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1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119 (Poplar)
(901) 763-3700
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Superior food and service

I shared a meal with my husband, and another couple for my husband's birthday. This is the second time I have eaten here, and once again, it was superb. We were greeted at the door, and welcomed by Erling Jensen, in his chef's clothes, and seated immediately at a table for four, in one of the small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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memphis
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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memphis
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I shared a meal with my husband, and another couple for my husband's birthday. This is the second time I have eaten here, and once again, it was superb. We were greeted at the door, and welcomed by Erling Jensen, in his chef's clothes, and seated immediately at a table for four, in one of the small dining rooms. Our... More 

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have been eating with Chef E. Jensen since his days in Overton Square. I have never been disappointed in any meal. i have taken my wife and family on may occasions and again everyone was pleased with their meal. I have eaten at EJR several times this year and always had an amazing meal. The varied entrees avaiable provide... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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195 reviews 195 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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Collierville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 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
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119
    (Poplar)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: (901) 763-3700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?