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Erling Jensen Restaurant

#32 of 1,291 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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 84
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    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
Exceptional food and service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Dianne S
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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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COLLIERVILLE
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were here years ago and unfortunately did not have a good meal (an unfortunate vanilla sauce on a fish made us steer clear). Hearing continual good things, we tried again. The suboise appetizer was amazing. My dining partner was underwhelmed with the Kobe beef--said it was

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Erling Jensen often greets patrons at the door. As a regular customer, he and the staff all know me. It's my number one choice for dining in Memphis, where I live. Last night I had another great meal -- black grouper -- and the most AMAZING petit fours for dessert -- sea salt caramel brownies. They were so good, everyone... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went on an icy - snowy night so the place was empty. Service was excellent. Food was pretty and good. Ordered a fish I probably would not get again--not a comment on the chef - he was gracious and wonderful...just not a fish I cared for. My husband really enjoyed his food. Don't think I would go again because... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

I went to this restaurant as a business dinner. The appetizers down to the dessert was great. I had the grilled romaine salad with scallops as my entree and the blueberry cobbler. I can't wait to go back and try the sweetbreads!

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memphis
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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
36 helpful votes 36 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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
Top Contributor
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?