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Erling Jensen Restaurant

#33 of 1,226 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    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
Amazing Place and an Amazing Meal

I had the incredible opportunity to dine in an amazing place near Memphis TN. This small quaint restaurant was located off of a main street and looked like a lovely home in a neighborhood. We were quickly greeted and taken to our table. The staff was so knowledgeable about the menu and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Oxford, Mississippi
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I heard so much about EJ's…perhaps they had a 'bad night' but our entrees were mediocre, not much flavor…the shrimp appetizer was overcooked…for the cost the food was awful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I had the incredible opportunity to dine in an amazing place near Memphis TN. This small quaint restaurant was located off of a main street and looked like a lovely home in a neighborhood. We were quickly greeted and taken to our table. The staff was so knowledgeable about the menu and the specials and could explain everything so wonderfully.... More 

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Italy,Caribbean
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What a great find!! From menu design and plate presentation, through the whisper style service with a knowledgable staff, I could not fault a single element each aspect was great and my regret is that it took me this long to make a visit...so I say Et Voila and Well Done as I will be making a return visit.....to those... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is one of the most unassuming restaurants from the outside that I have ever seen and one of the best inside. Everything was perfect. The food is outstanding, the service even better. The wine list is tops. And it is expensive but when you want a lovely meal in a quiet place with an elegantly presented meal, this cannot... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have heard of Erling's for years, but recently decided to try it. We have been there three times in the past 6 months. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is perfect for a couple wanting to spend a couple of hours together. I can't wait to go back.

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Brandon, Mississippi
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Best service I have ever had. Food was good but I have had better. The serving sizes are generous so keep this in mind. I ordered the filet and it was good and very big. I proabably would have skipped the soup if I had know the size of the filet. The bisque was very good. The other people in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a great restaurant. The elk, duck, and salmon were all great. The best crawfish bisque ever. Desserts were decadent. Chocolate soufflé, raspberry cobbler. Try the fried oyster salad for a starter, and the hot lump crabmeat in hollandaise. Cozy atmosphere in an old cottage. Why isn't this place better known?

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Roswell, GA
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The food was fresh and inventive. Service all you could ask for without being stuffy. Altogether an enjoyable evening by any standard.

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Memphis
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175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

EJ remains my favorite special occasion restaurant. The food is consistently exquisite. The dishes may change, but when they do, it is an exciting adventure to taste the latest creations by Chef EJ. He seems to be more out front now, wandering through the restaurant, stopping at tables, etc., which lends a nice, personal and familiar touch to the dining... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I treated my sister for her birthday. She had never been here. My other sister joined us. Neither had been here before and I encouraged them to try based on my experience and they were not disappointed. This is a true dining experience with very gracious service and excellent food. Both of my sisters thoroughly enjoyed their selections and I... 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: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?