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Erling Jensen Restaurant

1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119-2801
+1 901-763-3700
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (9 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119-2801
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Reviewed 9 October 2014

We decided to visit Erling Jensen's as a couple for the first time for our 25th wedding anniversary. I had visited before as part of a large party so somewhat knew what to expect. The service and the food were exceptional - the best we've...More

Thank Russ S
Reviewed 3 September 2014

The restaurant atmosphere is really nice, even though some areas seem small. My party shared a salad, had the fish and lamb chops entrees and ended with the sorbet and bananas foster souffle. The entrees were beautifully presently and tasted great! Before dinner, we were...More

1  Thank LiveLaughLoveT_08
Reviewed 23 August 2014

My husband gets weekly emails from EJ's advertising the Friday Wine Dinner Menus. It was my birthday, so we splurged. We were not disappointed! We enjoyed a four course meal of gourmet food and excellently paired wines. The manager who couples the wines with the...More

Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Great meal tonight with business associates from out of town. All of us ordered apps, soup, main course. Everything was fresh and prepared very well. I had the oysters app and buffalo main course. Outstanding! Service was good. Bananas Foster for desert was very good....More

Reviewed 9 August 2014

Easy to find, easy to park, and easy to order....everything is excellent. It is indeed a rare find that is perfect and this place is. Suggest that you try the bar to obtain the local flavor, conversation and all three menus! Service was beyond excellent....More

Thank Uda1
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This used to be my FAVORITE restaurant but we had not been there in the past year. Boy, has it gone down hill. We had invited a business friend to dine with us and I was quite embarrassed on the food and dessert. I had...More

2  Thank Hopsing53
Reviewed 6 May 2014

I traveled to Memphis with my two daughters (sophisticated world travelers all) to celebrate my little brother's 50th birthday. Brother made the reservation and we were the first guests in the door - greeted by chef, sommelier and hostess as one. We were seated in...More

Thank riggingdiva
Reviewed 24 April 2014

I found this restaurant on the "top 10" romantic restaurants in Memphis. I agree with the list. This is an excellent choice for a romantic dinner. Food was excellent! Service was top notch!

1  Thank William E
Reviewed 15 February 2014

From the moment we walked in we were treated as welcome guests at a fine dining restaurant. Menu items and specials were explained with knowledge and care. Every dish included a beautiful presentation and preparation. (Very fresh food with a variety of options.) While Erling...More

Thank mstrydiner
Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

Thank you for your kind words and review. It is our staff's goal that all of our guests have a memorable experience with us and is our pleasure to accommodate any requests that we can. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 6 February 2014

My wife's favorite. As usual Chef delivered yet another wonderful meal. They went the extra step to help us celebrate my wife's birthday.

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1  Thank vernon s
Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2014

Thank you for celebrating your family's special occasion with us We appreciate your generous review of our restaurant. It is our staff's goal to meet every guest's expectation and to ensure a memorable evening. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Response from kittielala | Reviewed this property |
Hmmmm it's not a definite dress code. We just wanted to look nice because the atmosphere of the place is nice. My mother and I wore slacks and a nice blouse. My sister wore a pretty sundress. We didn't feel over or under... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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Erling has fashioned our approach to cuisine: Globally inspired, and classically executed, featuring the freshest, most seasonal ingredients to produce a meal of the highest quality and caliber. As the seasons change, we will reinvent our menu, creating fresh new challenges for us and pleasant little surprises for you. This approach, while founded in the French tradition, reflects our commitment to the imaginative, eclectic, and ethnically diverse cuisine of today. We thank you for the opportunity to entertain you. Enjoy...
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