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“Happy New Year” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Erling Jensen Restaurant

Erling Jensen Restaurant
1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 763-3700
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Ranked #32 of 1,198 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: French, American
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Poplar
Bluffton, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Happy New Year”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Looked forward to New Year's Eve at this highly touted "french" restaurant. We were not disappointed. The menu had limited choices but with a six course dinner, we were not disappointed and had some unique surprises. We started with a scallop accompanied by some black eyed peas - a must on New Year's in the south!! Next was a Dungeness crab bisque that included a caviar beignet - out of this world!!! Next was the salad course and one of us chose the goat cheese tart with candied pecans, bib lettuce, and a Lingonberry vinagrette. The cheese tart was warmed and very light. The other chose the homemade gravlax with a pear salad and a delightfully spicey mustard aioli. We had selected a 2007 Ramey Claret which was perfect so far.

Next came the entree course. The rack of lamb was exquisite - 3 chops that melted in our mouth.
The pepper crusted heart of ribeye was a little disappointing, but this was the only negative for the evening - largely due to the quality of the meat. Dessert was an amazing torte with nougat. With coffee we reeived a couple of petite fours. What a night. Service was very attentive on a very busy night. We never felt rushed, nor did we feel neglected.

Quite a jewel in a neighborhood setting that would not predict anything of this calibre. Highly recomment!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing...especially when Erling is there!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We have been twice recently and we noticed a big difference in the food. Erling was there on the better occasion, so I think that must have been the difference. I've picked up quite a few of the wines they pair with and they have all been great too. Memphis is very limited in the fine dining department especially if you don't want to go downtown, this place will not disappoint!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Huntsville, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Continental Cuisine in Memphis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Who would have thought you could find fine continental cuisine in Memphis? Well, that is exactly what we found at Erling Jensen, where we went on a Friday Wine Pairing night. Jensen was a chef at the Danish Embassy in D.C., and then an executive chef in Miami, before coming to Memphis. We had squid ink pasta with crawfish and butternut squash in a sage butter sauce, grouper cakes and turnips with a red curry coconut sauce, elk deckle roulade with beets in a dried plum demiglace, and double chocolate brownie and peppermint ice cream. All items were perfectly paired with their wine, and although the individual dishes were smaller than typical (in the wine pairing fix pris only, otherwise entrees were large), we left stuffed and happy. A unique dining experience in a quaint house.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I recently took a customer to dinner at Erling Jensen and it was outstanding from beginning to end. It was one of the best meals that I've ever eaten and the wine list and service were both top notch! I can't wait for my next visit

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Worth
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Incredible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We were in Memphis for Thanksgiving holiday. After reading several reviews, booked a reservation for Friday Wine Dinner. It was one of the best meals ever...the foie gras was spectacular! All wine pairings were also spot on. (The Friday Wine Dinners are also an excellent value.) We will definitely dine there next time in Memphis.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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