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Interim Restaurant & Bar
Interim Restaurant & Bar

Interim Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.interimrestaurant.com
  • Email: lisa@interimrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (901) 818-0821
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: Open at 5:30
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Sunday Brunch 10:30 - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jackson Kramer
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have 2 private rooms available. One seats 16 and the other seats 30. Room rental fee's may apply.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa Franklin/Stephen Shumate (901) 818-0821

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mendenhall
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On site security.
A word from Interim Restaurant & Bar
Opened on January 23, 2007 at 5040 Sanderlin Avenue, Interim Restaurant & Bar allows the guest to experience an open kitchen fused with the dining room to enhance the experience.
Chef Jackson Kramer's stylistic food presentation, blended with the freshest local ingredients, will allow your pallet to be piqued as the savory aromas from the Chef's preparations spill out into the dining room.
Interim's climate controlled wine room is prominently displayed, occupying the entire south wall of the restaurant.
Visit us soon for lunch, dinner, or have a cocktail in Interim's spectacular bar.

Executive Chef Jackson Kramer

General Manager Lisa Franklin
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was awesome and our waitress was engaging and had a great personality."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Overall experience was was good. The restaurant is very loud. The service was good but the waitress was hard to understand."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My husband took me there for my birthday and the service and food were excellent. Had a reservation for 6:30 and we were seated as soon as we arrived. Second time to eat at this restaurant and I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Once again the new executive chef has impressed. Each dish was an innovative and delightful combination. Even for our Florida resident guests were impressed with the quality of the fish that was prepared. Amazing! The menu is relatively small, but each dish is so innovative - that unlike most restaurants, I wanted to try multiple items. In addition, the restaurant prides itself on locally sourced items. I will be back again."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "If you are in the mood for casual. Same menu- just a different feel. Ask on special requests to sit at a bar table. It is always busy !"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "A group of four of us enjoyed dinner at Interim on Sunday night, March 30th. It was great to find a good, local, restaurant open on Sunday night. The restaurant had a number of full tables, but was not noisy. Service was excellent, beginning with the hostess that greeted us, the waiter who served us and even the efficient runner who brought our bread. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. My scallops were perfect, crusty brown exterior and tender interior. The vegetables that accompanied them were very good. Other entrees at our table were the beef tenderloin, the vegetable plate and the pork chop, each very good. Loved that post dinner coffee comes in its own press. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Food was great and service was superb as usual. One person's food could have been a bit hotter, did not affect overall quality of experience. Service was attentive but not intrusive."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Interim is always consistent with great food and service. The staff is courteous, the food is strong American cuisine and the bar is excellent. Nice place to have business lunch and/or grad a quick drink/dinner with wife."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great kitchen, you can see everything that's being prepared. Amazing food great rating environment and good service. A must in Memphis, one of the few but grat restaurants in the whole Memphis area. Spectacular experience from the ambience to the meal! A new favorite!!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Great service and food; would like a bit more seasoning, but overall nice."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Great for family re-group and welcoming former Memphian back into the fold."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had high expectations but unfortunately did not meet them. The food was good but not great. Both entrees and appetizers were missing something. Wouldn't steer anyone away from trying it but for the money there are other places we like better."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Been to Intrrim a number of times. That speaks for itself."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We have eaten in this restaurant three times in the past year when visiting Memphis and have found each meal to be very pleasing in taste and quality of food and presented professionally."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "great local restaurant with incredible food and service. Scallops were to die for!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Celebrated my fiancées birthday there this past weekend. It was our first time and the meal was awesome. Loved the open kitchen concept. Get the Mac n cheese and add the fried egg if you get the Burger. Loved it."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our food was cold. Not only were the potatoes cold with the steak dish but the steak itself was cold. And extremely unsercooked. Very disappointed. No excuse for that in any resturant. Especially one of that stature."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. Head chef Justin introduced himself and made us feel very welcome. I will definitely return for special occasions to this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "So pleased to see chef Jason Dallas busy at work in the open kitchen. We were treated to watching preparation of home made pasta dish for that evening's dinner menu."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Hi, The food was great and the waitress was great aswell, but the kitchen forgot to prepare my order. My guest and myself were first in the restaurant, and to place our order, but the cooks lost the order and it took 45 mintues to receive our food. I love this restaurant, but this can never happen again. No one even told us they were sorry, but instead they seemed as nothing was wrong."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I had the duck which was THE BEST compliments with sweet Potatoe, kale etc. sooooo good. Also the filet is always so tender. Just a great place."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Interim. The service was fantastic and I really enjoyed my meal. I had the chicken breast and each component of the dish was very good!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I've been to Interim a few times before - but the menu has changed (and apparently the head chef as well). While the ambiance was a bit more peaceful and romantic (it's usually very vibrant - with the open kitchen and lots of filled tables), the food was the biggest surprise. From the fried oysters to the salmon and the vegetarian plate, the preparation was spot on. Usually oysters can be rubbers, but they had a moist texture on the inside and a satisfying crunch on the outside. I usually avoid salmon, since it's always prepared the same way. But I've never had salmon prepared like this before - moist and full of flavor, with small splashes of sauce that really complemented the overall experience. So much more to mention, but no room!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants in Memphis. My wife and I have never been less than ecstatic with the food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful Valentine's dinner, there was a prix fix menu that was superb, enjoyed delicious fall of the bone short ribs for dinner and the desert to was spectacular. Always enjoy dining here."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was excellent, I was a bit nervous because they had a special menu for valentines day, but everything was very good, we waited a while for our 3rd course, but the chef and waiter apologized multiple times for the delay. Dinner was great, the ambiance was great, I'm not sure if I would say worth the price. Definitely an experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our waiter did not tell us his name and did not state that he was our waiter (a waitress had taken our drink order previously--she didn't introduce herself either--we thought she was going to wait on us). I ordered a hamburger with no cheese, no tomato, and no bacon. It was served with bacon, cheese, and tomato. The waiter did not check in on us periodically. When we asked for a check, the waiter brought it, and picked it up, at his convenience. My wife thought the beef tenderloin was excellent. The hamburger was very good apart from what I said above. The French fries were terrible. The noise level was just right."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great menu - seafood, lamb, etc., but I can't get past the burger. Best in town. Added all the options - mushrooms, onion, bacon and the ultimate - the fried egg. Served with very good homemade fries. Yes, Interim is a very upscale restaurant - I can't help it if the burger is so darn good! Also, great ambience. Open kitchen visible from the dining area. Good service, etc."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "I havent eaten out since i had to go gluten free. I thought restaurant staff would be put out. Boy was i wrong...our waiter was very attentive to my needs. Thanks!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great experience at Interim. Cheese Plate was wonderful, the staff was attentive and the view into the kitchen demonstrates their commitment to quality. The Interim Burger is a great choice for something different but the Duck Breast was out of this world. A great East Memphis location. The Bar had an outstanding selection of spirits and the bartender was very attentive and made good conversation."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "I took my in laws here for a relaxing night out. Interim did not disappoint. We started with shortbreads and the Mac & Cheese appetizers. Both dishes were spot on. We all ordered something different for the main course and everyone loved their dish. The portions were generous and none of us had room for dessert. My in laws raved the next day about how great the meal was at Interim. I have eaten there on many occasions for business and never had a bad meal."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This is a restaurant that I drove by a few times and then read some reviews that peeked my interest and so we made an early reservation for dinner before heading to the Orpheum for a show. Both my wife and I realized while sipping the best coffee in town that there was absolutely nothing we would change about any of the catagories you list. I could elaborate on each but let it suffice that everything was as close to perfect as any restaurant that I have experienced in Memphis. My wife had scallops and I oredered the fish special which was red snapper; both were presented in spectacular fashion and were prepared to perfection. Everything that reached our table was worthy of a compliment. We will return."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Love the place. Will return with friends and family."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Always great. Anxious to see how new chef Jason Dallas adds his influence"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I eat out at least 5 times a week in Memphis, and it gets a little boring and repetitive - wh're not South Beach or NYC. With that said, Interim is one of a few Memphis resturants that I never tire of frequenting. Their food is consistently above average and service is always excellant. They have a nack of seating us on time 100% of the time. The menu is very diverse and the new chef is taking his time before he starts changing a successful menu. I appreciate that a lot. I would highly reccomend that yoiu try Interim. It is definetly on my top 10 resturants in Memphis"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Interim never fails to deliver on great food and ambiance. We very much enjoyed the appetizer of the smoked trout, which is smoked "in-house" and is just delicious. The duck entree was also extremely tasty. Always love having dinner at Interim."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was my first dining experience at Interim and it was a pleasurable one. Have heard multiple friends talk about the place and finally went to eat with my wife there. I had heard that the menu is limited, and it is, but the two dishes that we ordered were delicious. My wife ordered the scallops and I ordered the burger. I had heard multiple people rave about the burger and I wasn't let down. My wife was in scallop bliss."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We went to Interim to celebrate a birthday. Was pleasantly surprised with how great the food, service and ambience were. We will dine there again."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Disappointed! Interim had been one of our favorite restaurants. However, tonight's dining experience was below what we have come to expect. Menu was very limited. Food was good, but not note worthy. Service was definitely off! When asked if there were nuts in the bread the server recommended we not eat it if we have nut allergies, but she did not offer an alternative. Later we asked if they had baguettes or sour dough and she said yes and produced some toasted baguette slices. The red wines by the glass, Desert Wind and a Cab- Franc, were noticeable flat, too cool, and slightly off-note. It will be a while before we give Interim another shot."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "The vegetables that came with my fish were fabulous. Perfectly seasoned. Great. The fish special was Halibut. It was so over cooked that I needed a knife to cut through the sear."
    Dined on 1/11/2014