Erling Jensen The Restaurant

4.8
1305 reviews
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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 healthy, imaginative eclectic and ethnically diverse cuisine of today.
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KK
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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a
Memphis
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious from bread to halibut to dessert.

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MV
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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R
Savannah
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 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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SK
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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RD
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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M
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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KA
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can’t beat Erling’s for a great evening out and a wonderful dining experience.

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M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent night for a special birthday! Everything was exceptional!

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J
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday. The restaurant was full so it was very loud. Food, service and decor was wonderful.

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NW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 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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P
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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TH
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!!

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C
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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d
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonder anniversary dinner with my wife. This was our second time dining at Erling. Both times were phenomenal.

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r
Memphis
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a beautiful place to have dinner. Just a jewel...

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LJ
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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SC
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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CP
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service!

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MJ
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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KC
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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BW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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T
Memphis
19 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, can’t say enough positive about the meal!

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OT
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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EW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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SS
Memphis
23 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday night prix fixe at $40 is a bargain in the nicest restaurant in town! Pheasant & truffle pot pie was glorious. Earl grey creme brulee so inventive and delicious. Server was excellent!

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A
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Chef Jensen always prepares wonderful dishes full of flavor.

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L
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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S
Memphis
62 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a bit embarrassed to admit it had been over a year since we had been to Erling’s. What we have missed!!! The food was incredible, the service perfect, and everyone had a wonderful evening.
The antelope, Dover sole, and the rasberry soufflé were perfection. We will be back and on a more regular basis, to be sure.

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l
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the warm honey walnut bread at the beginning to the Grand Mainer soufflé at the end. This dining experience was and always is phenomenal. The Dover Sole and the Antelope were stupendous. The Service was in rushed and very pleasant. We felt very comfortable for dinner. Thanks Erling!!!!

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RD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and service. Best meal I have had, start to finish, in a long time. Highly recommend.

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was very good. At times, the noise level was high. Unfortunately, our server was not very personable or attentive. We expected much better service for the amount of money we were spending, not to mention that it was a birthday dinner for my wife. We will not be overly anxious to return.

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WH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!!! A Memphis constant fine dining experience!! None better !!

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J
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter!! Was lovely !!

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B
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Easter Brunch! Excellent food and service. Erling Jensen even came by our table to make sure everything was good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful family Easter Brunch.

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Y
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful night out over the Easter holiday. The food was exceptional and the service was great. I HIGHLY recommend this beautiful restaurant for any special occasion!

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p
Memphis
94 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

If you want a quiet, romantic setting wrapped up with excellent service and good food, then Erling Jensen is the place toIf choose. And we chose it for our anniversary.
Their menu has a good variety of wonderful choices to suit most any pallet. No choice is ordinary and I’m sure all are tasty.
Hubby chose the scallops and was delighted. I had the filet which was cooked to perfection and was quite tender. I only wish that the flavor of the meat had not been overpowered by fennel and the sauce that covered it and the mashed potatoes. It is one dish that I wish had been a bit more ordinary. I missed the flavor of the filet!
Rachel did a top notch job taking care of us even though she forgot my husband’s coffee when she brought the dessert. But, our chocolate soufflé made us forget everything! OMG! It was so good.
And it was served on a special dish that had Happy Anniversary written in chocolate! What a lovely way to end our evening.

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R
Memphis
40 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Erlings as always provides wonderful food and great personal service

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