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Restaurant Iris

2146 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-4229
+1 901-590-2828
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good11%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“surf and turf” (35 reviews)
“lobster” (41 reviews)
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French, American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2146 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-4229
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

My wife and I take out two boys everywhere!--including this restaurant. One could see that the waitress was a bit nervous, but by the end of the night, she was laughing and enjoying our company. This is one of the nicest restaurants in Memphis. Because...More

1  Thank anderson213
Reviewed September 20, 2016

If you are looking for a special occasion restaurant, Iris definitely fits the bill. The service and food are consistent and delicious. With a southern, N.O. flair, Chef English always delivers very tasty and creative dishes. Kudos to the bar as well!

Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed August 29, 2016

The staff were amazing, the food was phenomenal. I would love to go back to one of Chef Kelly's restaurants. Thank you for this amazing experience.

Thank Travels_With_A_Baby
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

This place impressed me from the starters all the way to dessert. We had 3 starters: bbq shrimps, fried oysters and fried brussel sprouts. . All superb! I ordered the Surf & Turf for my main course. It's a classic dish for them. It's a...More

Thank pestman
Reviewed August 17, 2016

We went to Iris for a belated birthday dinner. I was skeptical but can honestly say our meal lived up to the hype. The food was exquisitely presented and tasted amazing. Portions are typical for fine dining. The place itself is in a victorian house....More

Thank Brooke W
Reviewed August 15, 2016

We were with a group of 18 people that I had organized. Twelve of us were in a private room, and the other six were in a separate room where there was another table for 6. The service was outstanding and everyone raved about their...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed August 13, 2016

We have been to Iris on a Friday night. Unfortunately, we have been fully disappointed with the experience. The mood was set upon arrival with a $8 fee for the valet. I mean, seriously? If you want to be that fancy place and put your...More

2  Thank jenscp8700
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I went to Restaurant Iris last night. Neither of us had eaten there before. After the meal I thought,"I wish we had just had appetizers and dessert and skipped the entrees." The problem was the errors in execution on both our entrees....More

Thank 1horsie
Reviewed June 22, 2016

To be honest I was not as impressed with Iris as I had anticipated. Service was good, not anything extra, appetizers were good, but $18 for the Heirloom Tomato salad which consisted of one large slice of tomato and dressings was a little too much....More

Thank Julie and Tom M
John C, Director of Operations at Restaurant Iris, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

I am sorry to hear about your less than excellent experience at Restaurant Iris. We pride ourselves on our food and the flavors that Kelly uses. I hope you will choose to give us another chance to create a great dining experience for you. Please...More

Reviewed June 12, 2016

Saved this restaurant for our last night in Memphis. It came highly recommended, reservations required. I don't eat spicy food, so Chef and Owner visited our table to make certain his food had been enjoyed. This is a quaint old house converted into small dining...More

1  Thank NanM01
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2146 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-4229
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-590-2828
  • E-mail
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, we offer limited online reservation availability. For more information regarding availability, please contact the restaurant directly.
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