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Erling Jensen Restaurant

#49 of 1,206 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119-2801 (Poplar)
+1 901-763-3700
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Memphis, Tennessee
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85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

Our dinner experience at Erling Jensen was exceptional. It is very expensive but very good. The steaks outdo Flemings/Ruth Chris by far. The John Dory fish was excellent. If you are a light eater you could split a entree with another. The crab cake appetizer is big enough for a meal-they were very good.

Thank Pam G
Germantown, Tennessee
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

We recently went for the first time with a large group of business associates. As a native Memphian , I was looking forward to my first visit. We felt unwelcome by the staff from the doorman to the hostess to the waiter. I have worked in many restaurants over the years and this staff was rough around the edges and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

I was looking for a great place to take a client to dinner in Memphis and my friend (who lives in Memphis) suggested Erling Jensen's. Do not be put off by the relatively modest exterior and location. The ambiance inside is fantastic - as is the service and the food. We were told to ask for Too Tall as our... More 

Thank Daniel A
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

My wife and I visited the restaurant for our anniversary. We found the staff to be very knowledgeable and helpful. Erling Jensen came out to the dinning area several times to chat with each person. I was very impressed with the food, wine, and atmosphere.

2 Thank Craig D
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150 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

I chose Erling Jensen for my birthday dinner and was not disappointed. This is classical cuisine prepared in a classical style, and it's done very well. The food was outstanding. The service was wonderful, as well. When I made the reservation I noted that it was my birthday, and my dessert came out with a candle and Happy Birthday written... More 

Thank PastorMom
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

My wife and I first went to Erling Jensen Restaurant this June, 2013, for our anniversary and her birthday combined. Later I took my son and daughter in law for my birthday dinner. On both occasions the food was very good, the service excellent and the ambiance was just right. Too Tall was our waiter. He is a character and... More 

Thank Frank M
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

I recently visited Erling after a show at the Orpheum with my girl pals. We sat at the bar and ordered small plates to share but don't think the servings were typical "small plates." I had a petite filet that was dinner size portion and oh so tender! One friend had the lobster sliders with aioli (a bit heavy on... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

We regularly travel the world, and love to try new places to eat. It has become somewhat of a hobby to seek out the best dining options in each city that we visit and tonight we wanted to try Erling Jensen after a recommendation from a friend. We brought a good bottle of wine that we thought would match our... More 

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fort lee , new jersey
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527 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We are on the fence here. Perhaps a second try is in order. Very nice staff with beautiful table setting and very nice staff. Erling comes out almost at every course. A nice man and we just could not give him the negative comments. Here they are, good and bad. Fabulous warm rolls with perfect temp butter served. We had... More 

Thank lfbmonkey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

I had the pleasure of taking my favourite dining companion to Erling Jensen's this Saturday evening, and as usual it was a superb experience, with a few exceptions. We arrived just prior to our 1930 reservations and were greeted at the door by the hostess. For the first time, I felt almost unwelcome at this fine dining establishment. From tone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 50
French, American
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119-2801
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-763-3700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?