Erling Jensen The Restaurant

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1120 reviews
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$50 and over
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Continental
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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 healthy, imaginative eclectic and ethnically diverse cuisine of today.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(901) 763-3700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Erling Jensen
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Catering
Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, special events etc...
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Cross street
Poplar
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Parking details
Valet is available
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very nice experience

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t
5.0Dined 5 days ago

No doubt...best restaurant in Memphis!

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MH
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great meal and ambiance.

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BL
5.0Dined 7 days ago

The overall experience was amazing from the courtesy valet parking to the greeting and even the chef’s snacks that were brought to the table made for a wonderful experience. The food was incredible as well. I’m definitely going back.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Service and wine were superb! I had the Dover Sole which was good but not as flavorful as I expected. We had the lemon tart for dessert and it was disappointing. The filling was runny and the crust was soggy. I expect more from Erling Jensen’s restaurant as they are considered fine dining.

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KE
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I think the best restaurant in Memphis. Hands down! None better!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

We love love love erlings! We have always sat in the dining room but last night we sat at the bar and had dinner. It did not disappoint! We had this amazing white pizza that had tons of crab meat on it! We had the antelope steak and the halibut both were amazing!!!

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j
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We go to Erling Jensen's about once a month. We love the food. The Asian Pear Martini is wonderful.

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j
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Staff excellent, food outstanding, bar cozy.... good for drop in or reserved date. Have been numerous time and always top drawer!

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m
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

If you want want food and a pretensious atomosphere don't go here. This is a place for great food and a relaxed atomosphere. Staff are always friendly and the food outstanding.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great as always, the wine tasting menu is great value and was amazing as usual.

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PP
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

I wanted to impress my friend's daughter with a sumptuous meal paired with perfect wines. I got what I wanted and everyone was impressed. Our waiter was spot on for the pairings for each course, our food was excellent, and the ambiance was just right for the occasion.

With four of us trying different dishes, we all had a chance to try a fair portion of the menu. Two standouts for me were the crab cakes with red pepper puree and the chocolate souffle. The crab cakes were as I would expect for a top notch restaurant, so full of large chunks of crab meat, you wonder how it stays together. The chocolate souffle was light and crisp, yet rich in flavor.

Everything made a wonderful evening that has convinced a few out-of-towners that Memphis has some of the best restaurants in the country.

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T
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Love that we get to see the owner. He greets his guests st some time, no matter how busy he is and he is very personable.

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j
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Overall it was a good experience. My mine complaint was the addition of too much other ingredients to food that would do better if left alone. For instant who put capers on dover sole. This just takes away form the dish. Go with knowledge that you may taste the main food due to the add ons

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WO
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

World class food and service, consistently excellent

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OT
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Always excellent. Chef comes out and makes his rounds regularly. A personal touch that's lacking in other restaurants if you ask me.

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CC
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Absolutely enjoyed dinner. The Friday dinners with wine pairing are a fun way to try different dishes and wines.

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t
4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The restaurant is good but I always leave somewhat disappointed. They like to serve unusual fare, i.e. antelope, buffalo, etc which are typically not bad. My steak was very average (strip special) but very expensive. I didn't even finish it. The salad was incredible. The crab cakes were very good. The ruby martini is excellent.

The service is superb.

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R
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The entire experience was rewarding and unforgettable. The food and service exceeded expectations. We even met other couples celebrating their anniversary as well which only confirmed that we made a great decision in choosing this restaurant

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JS
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

My wife and I have been going to Erling Jensen’s for many years and always appreciate knowing we will receive outstanding service and a great meal.

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k
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Can definitely appreciate that the staff pays good attention to details! Enjoyed the Sunday Specials and the dining experience was wonderful!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Outstanding experience as ALWAYS. Mountain Elk and Antelope!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Fabulous food & wonderful service!! I have a new favorite restaurant in Memphis! My husband & I wanted to enjoy a nice meal for our anniversary & wanted to go someplace different from our regular restaurants. We were thrilled with our choice! Special shout out to Paden (My apologies for misspelling her name.), our personable waitress, who provided OUTSTANDING service & helped make our 16th anniversary special!!

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FK
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

A fantastic dining experience. The food was very fresh, perfectly prepared and high quality. Peyton,our server, was professional & very knowledgeable, she provided just the right amount of attention without being intrusive. You could tell how dedicated everyone at the restaurant was to making our visit an above average dining experience.
The atmosphere has a sophisticated but comfortable feel. We also received a table visit from the man himself, "Erling", which made us feel special. We will be putting Erling Jensen's Restaurant at the top of our list for fine dining.

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d
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We went to Erling Jensen for an anniversary dinner. We will forever have this be our future anniversary dinner location. I highly recommend the carbonara appetizer and the antelope loin for dinner!

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CM
3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I didn’t appreciate the portions of the food that was offered. Very small. Also did not like how the waiter asked me if I wanted to share my soup with my date. Just seem like he applied that we didn’t have any money. Will not come again. And please offer chicken. Thanks

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GD
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

It was quite busy when we arrived, so it was several minutes before we were greeted at the entrance. Then another few minutes before we saw our server. Once the server arrived and brought our drink orders, the pace picked up a bit. Food and wine pairing were perfect! The food was some of the best we have ever had at Erlings. Always a favorite for a special meal out.

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OT
3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

My wife and I were given a gift certificate to the restaurant. We were excited to come to such a highly lauded restaurant. The service and food were excellent, however our meal was overshadowed by a feeling of not belonging. Throughout our meal we observed the chef come to all of the tables and greet them and ask about the cuisine. Since there were only six tables seated, we wondered why it was he made several trips into the dining area and completely ignored us. Our server did a wonderful job, however, by the end of the entrees we both felt uncomfortable and were ready to leave. I read several of the reviews before coming to eat and felt very excited as many touted the welcoming atmosphere. I had hoped to have a pleasurable experience, but never have I been made to feel so out of place at a restaurant as I did this evening. My money is as good as everyone else’s and I promise you I work just as hard, and to be made to feel out of place was not expected or appreciated.

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JS
5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Excellent all the way around. The food and the staff were incredible.

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PT
5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

great food, drinks, desert , service and Erling being a gracious host.

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AC
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Erling Jensen's is one of my top 3 favorite places to eat in Memphis. The food is always amazing. The only negative I will say for this visit is that the portion size for the Sunday Menu dinner was significantly smaller than other Sunday meals I have eaten before. It was amazing, I just wasn't completely full/satisfied by the end of the meal.

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MM
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants, and definitely top 3 in the Memphis area. The Sunday prix fixe never disappoints. Most recently, we went for my husband and my and my parents' anniversaries and very much enjoyed the 3 courses. The special touches (amuse-bouche) between courses are also always a delight. To top off the meal, they personalized our dessert course with Anniversary messages on the rims of our plates. If you are looking for a special meal in the Memphis area, I can't recommend Erling Jensen highly enough.

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DM
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Everything tasted wonderful. The service was above average. This is one of the very best Memphis restaurants. It’s perfect for a special occasion.

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SS
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Impeccable service, awesome crabcakes and grilled romaine salad. Chocolate souffle with gran marnier insert was decadent! Lovely pre-appetizer, palette cleansing sorbet, and tiny strawberry torte with lemon curd to finish. A class act all around, even the valet.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great soft shell crab!

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B
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

A late Mother’s Day dinner! Amazing as always!

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JB
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Birthday celebration and it was great!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch! Never disappointed here!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We came here for Mother’s Day brunch and it was a wonderful experience. Everything was perfect!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The best dining experience in Memphis. Enough said!

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