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Erling Jensen The Restaurant, Memphis, TN
Erling Jensen The Restaurant, Memphis, TN
Erling Jensen The Restaurant, Memphis, TN
Erling Jensen The Restaurant, Memphis, TN
Erling Jensen The Restaurant, Memphis, TN

Erling Jensen The Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1217 Reviews
$50 and over
Continental
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Continental
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (901) 763-3700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Erling Jensen
  • Catering
    Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, special events etc...
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining for groups from ten to fifty people. Audio Visual equipment available for professional presentations.
  • Private party contact
    Jaquila Jensen or Alison Pollan: (901) 763-3700
  • Neighborhood
    Memphis
  • Cross street
    Poplar
  • Parking details
    Valet is available
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,217 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseModerate

1,210 Reviews
  1. davidw

    Orange County

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant in a quiet area of Memphis. Food was wonderfully presented and equally as delicious with good sized portions. The oysters are to dream about, perfectly fried and melted in your mouth, they are on the menu as a salad but they are by no means a salad. Great wine list that even has a half bottle selection! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a nice relaxing dinner in a romantic setting, great for a date night or celebration.

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  2. terz1

    Memphis/West TN

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Erling Jensen The Restaurant was wonderful in every way. We went for my husband’s birthday and everything was superlative! My husband had mushroom soup that was heavenly—creamy, earthy goodness. His buffalo tenderloin was outstanding and perfectly medium rare. Our waiter, Ken, was knowledgeable and friendly and all the service was excellent. Chef Jensen checked on us more than once and he was keeping track of everything throughout the evening. So nice. It’s a beautiful restaurant, great wine list and delicious food.

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  3. CallieB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As expected, the food and service was top notch. My friends and I were so happy. Not crazy about okra, but it was the best surprise of the night. Thank you Ehrling, it was wonderful to see you and you’ll see us again soon. The wine and dine menu is a terrific idea.

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  4. Happy2go

    Memphis/West TN

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday celebration for a friend who now lives in CA. 3 of us....lobster bisque, spinach salad, fried oysters for appetizers. Crab cakes (2 under appetizers makes an excellent entree), salmon, fish special of the day....each of us were happy with our choice. Shared Grand Marnier for dessert—yummy! Excellent food and outstanding service. Pleased with our evening!

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  5. FLKay

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I actually made this reservation for my parents (Father’s Day) and my son (Birthday). Even though I don’t live in Memphis, Erlin Jensen’s is my favorite restaurant, because of his culinary genius with wild game. I knew this would be a hit for the men and it did not disappoint. I was called immediately after their meal and everyone was raving! My father had the elk, my son the antelope, and my mom enjoyed the crab cakes. I can personally attest to the elk and antelope, because they are my go to meals when I eat at Erlin Jensen’s. It is always a safe bet for a celebratory meal. The food is fabulous, the service is spot on, and the atmosphere is pleasant... just know the bill will reflect this, but it’s worth every penny!

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  6. Tim50bdaycelebration

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful birthday celebration! Food was beyond incredible!!! Our servers were knowledgeable and very prompt.

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  7. BrianM

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Erling Jensens is known in Memphis as the best of the best. Fine dining, incredible food, and service that is unmatched. Conveniently located in East Memphis. Erling is TOP NOTCH!!

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  8. jus4fun

    Memphis/West TN

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a group of 13, service ,food and facility were tops. Very pleased.

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  9. RodneyS

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    yes excellent food and service very professional staff

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  10. whereChuckeats

    Memphis/West TN

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy eating at Erling Jensens. The food is always fantastic, the service is superb and the atmosphere elegant. We enjoy being pampered by the entire staff. Cannot say enough about the quality of the food and the portions always leave us feeling full. Its nice to see the Chef making his way to our table. It makes us feel special.

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  11. HannahB

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is not enough good things to say about the quality of food and service at Erling's. Our entrees included antelope (the daily special), red snapper, and beef tenderloin, all of which were cooked to perfection and delicious. Our server was quite knowledgeable and helpful assisting in the selection of our entrees and drinks. Erling's has an excellent wine and liquor selection FYI. This past dinner at Erlings I sipped Weller Antique for dessert.

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  12. nathanielm

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy and friendly staff and the people who there are also great always meeting someone who say hello.

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  13. GregS

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and so was the service. Definitely one of the finest restaurants in the city.

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  14. KitKat

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. Ken was so attentive! Chef EJ and his food staff made our anniversary so special. Thank You!

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  15. cocogo

    Memphis/West TN

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious from bread to halibut to dessert.

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  16. MichelleViola

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a top-notch experience!! We've celebrated several important life events here over the years, and have never been disappointed. :-)

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  17. Rose

    Coastal Georgia

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the Dover sole with crab which I often do. The fish was tasty but the crab was dry and tasted like it might have been warmed over from another time. There was no sauce on it-not even butter sauce. I was very disappointed.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary

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  19. RussellD

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing! You must try the buffalo, it was extremely tender and tasted better than you average steak! Was dining there for a business meeting on a Monday night and found it to be louder than I thought it would be. But regardless the service and the meal made up for that!

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  20. Matthew

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful fine dining experience at Erlings. It’s always a delightful time. The crab cakes continue to be the best in Memphis, hands down. Our entire meal was incredible down to the desserts. Thanks again, Erling and always a pleasure to see you! Matthew McAtee

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  21. KY50

    Memphis/West TN

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed the antelope tender and full of flavor. I never had to ask for anything from or server. I highly recommend for a nice relaxing flavorful meal.

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  22. KathleenA

    Memphis/West TN

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Can’t beat Erling’s for a great evening out and a wonderful dining experience.

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  23. Memphis

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent night for a special birthday! Everything was exceptional!

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  24. Joanne548

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Birthday. The restaurant was full so it was very loud. Food, service and decor was wonderful.

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  25. NavyWoman

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    When we arrived at Erlin Jensen it was just like another restaurant. When I made the reservation, I requested a dark and quiet area. What occurred next was a bit more than what I expected. I found a thin blonde hair on my bread as I was spreading the butter, and I am a brunette with thick hair, therefore, it wasn't mine. When I mentioned it to the waitress she took it to the back and brought another plate. If that weren't enough, they sat a large party behind us, which was a bit loud. Then, I found chocolate caked on to the spoon right before our dessert was brought out. Needless to say, I was not impressed. The food presentation was excellent, but the quality was good nothing great. I've had better and not as costly. What really stood out for us was the dessert, it was AMAZING! I just expected more due to the high cost associated with the restaurant.

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  26. Paul

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the Friday evening Wine Dinner very much. 6 wines and 6 courses ranged from truly exceptional to good. The wines were expertly paired to the food! Service was impeccable! Chef Jensen's reputation as a great chef is well deserved.

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  27. TronH

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service!!

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  28. Carrie901

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Erling Jensen's is an amazing restaurant and my new favorite in the city of Memphis. The staff is so very kind and professional. The food is original and outstanding. I've never had a better experience dining anywhere and that includes all of my travels across the United States. Erling Jensen is a very kind man and it was a pleasure to meet him and have my first but certainly not last culinary experience with his restaurant.

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  29. dantheman22

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonder anniversary dinner with my wife. This was our second time dining at Erling. Both times were phenomenal.

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  30. rdhtn

    Memphis/West TN

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a beautiful place to have dinner. Just a jewel...

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  31. LoupJr

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hadn't been to Erling Jensen's in a few years. I was not surprised that the food, ambiance, and service were STILL outstanding.

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  32. SCR2019

    Fayetteville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our 50 th anniversary at Erling’s exquisite restaurant where once again we enjoyed a beautifully presented and delicious dinner. The evening was capped with a lovely anniversary message on our desert plate which was the perfect ribbon for our celebration.

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  33. CathyP

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service!

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  34. MarshallJ

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a wonderful experience. The noise level, however, can be a bit much depending on the manners of your fellow diners.

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  35. KarenC

    Memphis/West TN

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the three course Sunday night dinner ! The selections are fabulous, the portions are appropriate for multiple courses and the food is perfection! We love the dinners!

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  36. BrookeW

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most delightful meal for our anniversary celebration! The atmosphere is intimate and private. Good selections of wine by the glass- including some not run of the mill choices- a huge plus in my opinion. The lobster pancake appetizer is huge and more than enough for 2. It is divine. I had the butter lettuce salad. The crispy cambert pieces were the salad highlight! The spinach salad was also amazing. I had red snapper entree. The sunflower seed risotto was such an amazing addition to the entree. Totally unusual and delicious. My husband had the buffalo. It was as good if not better then any beef steak we have ever eaten. Chocolate souffle finished off the meal- it was perfect. We will definitely be back soon.

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  37. Tatanka

    Memphis/West TN

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere, can’t say enough positive about the meal!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s hands down one of the top 3 restaurants in Memphis... it’s a favorite of ours and one that we like to go to for a major celebration !

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  39. GSxxxxxxx

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best in Memphis! The chef takes the time to make a special occasion spectacular. Thank you Earl for making my parents 50th Anniversary dinner a remarkable experience.

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  40. EddieW

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was excellent. The timing of delivery was perfect. The place always has a wonderful atmosphere. Will definitely go back. Was a great place to have a Mother’s Day dinner.

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Erling Jensen The Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1217 OpenTable diners.

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1044 S. Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Poplar
  • Neighborhood
    Memphis
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Continental
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet is available
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Erling Jensen
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (901) 763-3700
  • Catering
    Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, special events etc...
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining for groups from ten to fifty people. Audio Visual equipment available for professional presentations.
  • Private party contact
    Jaquila Jensen or Alison Pollan: (901) 763-3700
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