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Erling Jensen Restaurant

#31 of 1,212 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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 11
    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
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Memphis, Tennessee
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58 reviews
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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
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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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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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 18 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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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 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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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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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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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: French, American

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
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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