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Restaurant Iris

2146 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-4229
+1 901-590-2828
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good10%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“surf and turf” (34 reviews)
“lobster” (42 reviews)
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French, American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
2146 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-4229
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recently had dinner here after seeing the restaurant previewed on the Travel Channel. The setting is beautiful, but the food is at best mediocre. My wife’s pasta was just barely warm and was supposed to have ox tail in it, but we could not find...More

Thank Jimed323
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were 5 people in a business meeting. With help of the waitress we choose 4 starters and 4 main course. We shared the dishes and enjoyed.

Thank Avi P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We felt lucky to be able to score a reservation at this highly rated restaurant as we were only in Memphis for three nights, but this turned out to be one of my most disappointing meals ever. The setting was quiet and charming-a small house...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Took my wife to celebrate her "Birthday Month". Restaurant Iris has been on our Memphis list for several years. We had been to and enjoyed, Second Line next door. Parking isn't one of their highlights, though we were able to find a legal spot on...More

Thank MidsouthFoodies
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This was our second visit to Iris. After finally getting a parking spot we walked to the restaurant for what we expected to be a really great meal. We had Farmers Squash, Teres Major, Surf and Turf, Bread Pudding, and drinks. The Farmers Squash was...More

1  Thank IverJohnson
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I was in Memphis on business and decided to go off of a recommendation a friend had. This place was AMAZING!!!!! I am quite a foodie and it takes alot to wow me..but my server Candace was knowledgeable and sweet. I started out with the...More

Thank Cacia B
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Went here on a recommendation and LOVED it. Great food, great service. Lovely start to an anniversary celebration with my guy. The biscuits were the best I have ever had.

Thank MF S
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I made a reservation and advised of celebrating our anniversary. Our table was made special, even to a personalized message inside the menu. The chef visited our table and spent some time to get our opinions of his food. The ambiance was worth the event....More

Thank Coolcatbert
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We went with 4 other couples for a friend's birthday celebration. The attention to details, the waitress, and all the staff were second to none, and they truly made us feel like we were the center of attention. However, the food didn't stand up to...More

1  Thank LMS0305
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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