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Restaurant Iris


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Born and raised in Southern Louisiana, Chef Kelly English fell in love with the culture and food of New Orleans. Equipped with his training from award-winning Chef John Besh, English presents a unique dining experience. Restaurant Iris specializes in French-Creole cuisine featuring local and seasonal ingredients. English infuses his endless creativity and passion for food into each dish. Whether indulging in his Oysters three ways, a "Knuckle Sandwich", or a dessert made just for you, one is sure to reap the benefits of English"s rich culinary background. We invite you to experience Restaurant Iris, simplicity at its most elegant. Please note: Due to the limited capacity of our dining room,
$31 - $50
French, American, Cajun & Creole
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The snacks/starters and mains were amazing. The Eggs in Purgatory was especially delicious. I got to try the bacon wrapped veal and the striploin as well and both were great. Service was also fantastic. Now, I will say that the dessert was very disappointing. The...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Smedlin
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

Came here for an early anniversary dinner to use a gift card from friends. Very disappointed. Not what it used to be at all. Eggs in purgatory was the only stand out dish. Chicken fried pork was terrible. Unappealing texture and flavor. Not even sure...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Restaurant Iris used to be my wife's and my favorite place to eat in Memphis.They did a rebuild of the inside of the restaurant, which looks very nice. Unfortunately, that's about all I can say good about it now. Chef English has completely changed the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank David A
Reviewed March 15, 2019 via mobile

One of the best meals I've had. Wait staff was great. Food was all amazing. Overall a fantastic experience. The risotto was the stand out of the meal.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Just not the same as before. The risotto was amazing but lobster tail was lacking in taste. My husband said the veal had an unusual rub on it that he didn’t care for. Don’t see ourselves going back until the menus changes again.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2019

We received a gift card to enjoy Iris. Had been looking forward to eating at Iris for a long time. Love the whole look, they have a cute courtyard, and very tidy. Our server Hillary, was so wonderful and truly great at her job. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Deborah D
Reviewed February 26, 2019

Had 3 guest, and honestly none were overwhelmed. Menu very small and a bid dated. The Wagau steak dish was tough...and parsnips runny... The Short Rib Noodle bow - lots and lots of noodles...VERY LITTLE SHORT RIBs and what here was was just OK.. Veal...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

The restaurant has been nicely renovated, but our table was too close to the one next to us. They overheard something we said and we ended up talking to them much of the night. The new renovation was very nice with a great looking bar...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank benskie
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this as I was a huge fan of the previous Iris. We were seated at a small table by the front door. The hostesses were standing over it should the entire time and the front door was within feet,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cindymemphis1029
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We visited Iris for our 42nd Anniversary and had a wonderful time! We selected the chef's choice with wine pairing and were not disappointed! The food and service were wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed all of the chef's selection. They decorated the table with confetti...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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