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Restaurant Iris

2146 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-4229
+1 901-590-2828
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good11%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“surf and turf” (34 reviews)
“lobster” (41 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
French, American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
2146 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-4229
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an elegant, yet cozy restaurant, with great service and wonderful food. There are three or four tables to each room, on the first floor of a converted house. Have come here just about every time we're in Memphis (my wife insists). Really, you...More

Thank FJGonzalezG
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was supposed to be my big surprise for my wife. A fabulous once in a blue moon dinner for two. It was a big surprise for the both of us. It wasn't the worst dining experience we've ever had, but when you spend over...More

Thank ChiefDaveHMC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very excited to go there, but I was very disappointed. The food was ok, and the server was uppity and condescending. There were very few people there, but it felt very crowded and uncomfortable. I always ask myself when rating a restaurant if...More

Thank dme500
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Went for our anniversary dinner and the place lived up to its excellent ratings and reviews. Comfortable seating with a cozy atmosphere and great food. Very friendly staff as well. We will most definitely visit again!

Thank Vgarde
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Don't believe the hype just another restaurant pretending to be something it is not! Food was at best average. My wife ordered the scallops but was told they were sold out! She settled for the quail, which she rate just ok! I ordered the stuffed...More

Thank robertsr28
Reviewed 13 June 2017

As you can see from previous reviews, we are huge fans of Kelly English and Iris, so this review is not about the consistently delicious food, but a recent lapse in the service. To start, I spoke with Matt when I made our special reservations...More

Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed 24 May 2017

On our last night in Memphis, we had an excellent dinner at Iris, about a ten minute drive from downtown. Our server asked where we were from and what brought us to Memphis. My girlfriend told her that we had visited Graceland, Sun Records and...More

1  Thank William N
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Great food. Great service. We had been to Second Line a lot, but never here. Would recommend for a special occasion. Was upscale, but not stuffy. I am a vegetarian and there was nothing on the menu really. I let the server know, and they...More

Thank Boscor88
Reviewed 1 May 2017

It's always a treat when we can land reservations at Iris, and my husband scored for my birthday this year. Really nice ambiance -- lovely decor, tables are not all jammed up together and you can actually hear each other talk. I always order the...More

Thank DesigningWoman13
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner and we went through the entire menu. We shared the NOLA barbecue shrimp appetizer, perfectly cooked shrimp and a sauce that makes you ask for more bread to sop it up. We then tried salads, the kale and arugula salads....More

Thank PKPollard
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2146 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-4229
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-590-2828
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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, we offer limited online reservation availability. For more information regarding availability, please contact the restaurant directly.
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