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About Erling Jensen The Restaurant

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.

1044 S. Yates Rd
Memphis, TN 38119
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Poplar

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(901) 763-3700

Website:
http://www.ejensen.com/

Catering:
Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, special events etc...

Parking Details:
Valet is available

Executive Chef:
Erling Jensen

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Erling Jensen The Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (40)
Special Occasion (39)
Good for a Date (38)
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Good for Birthdays (27)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Romantic (20)
Worth the Drive (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Business Meals (13)
Cozy (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Authentic (11)
Local Ingredients (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Fun (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Casual (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This is always my go to restaurant in Memphis. The food is always extraordinary. All the items on their menu are just amazing.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a delicious meal with great service. The gingerbread souffle was mouthwatering. Salmon was tender and flavorful. Vegetarian option was delicious. Thanks, Erling!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had the most amazing wine tasting dinner. Our service was excellent. They food delicious.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

AMAZING!!!!!! I'm never disappointed. From the first bite to the last, everything was sheer perfection.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I took my wife to Erling Jensen for our 3 year marriage anniversary and they made us feel special. They were very attentive and that made for a very relaxing environment. The waiter explained the courses and it sound so tasty and mouth watering.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We went for dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday and every detail was exceptional! Scott our waiter was lovely and tailored our experience perfectly. We will be back again and will request Scott! Try the warm chocolate cake souffle at the end of the meal for a special treat. Make a reservation as soon as possible!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Mobile)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Absolutely superior in every detail! Will go every time we get anywhere near Memphis!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our first visit. Food was outstanding. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Price was better than expected. A perfect evening.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This is always my "go to" place for an awesome meal. Their Sunday night dinners are the perfect proportion and priced just right. The options are always hard to choose from and each is spectacular.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy
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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great fine dining in East Memphis. Menu changes by the season. Our food was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love this place. Always something new to try. Our server was excellent. Crab cakes were the best I've ever had. We will be back soon for the blueberry cobbler...a favorite.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

food was not as great like usual- just did not leave completely impressed- but service was over the top

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Terrific food and Scott gave us great service. A complete dining experience that as full time Rv'ers we go out of our way to experience whenever we get near Memphis. Have never been disappointed.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I love this restaurant! The staff is fun and attentive, the atmosphere relaxed, but still extraordinary and the food is by far the best in the Greater Memphis Area! Fridays and Sundays are seriously great deals!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Erling continues to stay at the top of the chef scene. The flavors are outstanding and modern yet classic. This is a must dine place in Memphis if you appreciate great cuisine.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Went here for my wife's birthday. She loves the diverse menu and so do I. I had ostrich and it was great. Scott, the waiter, was attentive and pleasant with a great recommendation for wine to go with the meal. Food is the star though and the lobster pancake appetizer is just unbelievably delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant, and it did not disappoint. We went on Sunday and had the prix fix menu. We both had the chopped romaine salad and the redfish. I had the pumpkin spice bread pudding and he had the peach empanadas. Everything was delicious. The service is wonderful and attentive. Try the pear martini, so good.
We loved it so much we invited friends and are going back in November.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 25, 2017

EJ’s is always a wonderful place for a special occasion! The food and service never disappoints! And special requests are always handled with ease.

But parents please leave small children at home!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I love this restaurant. Have never been disappointed. Cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Scrumptious buffalo tenderloin, perfectly done, as was my wife's bone-in veal chop. Overdid it with souffle's (Grand Marnier and Chocolate), but they were outstanding. Excellent service!

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

we have been here 3 times and every time food and service gets better and better!! we wanted seconds

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Everything was excellent - food, service, ambiance
Dietary restrictions were accommodated 100%
Can't think of a better place to have dinner for a special occasion
Highly recommend and will be back

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

My favorite restaurant in the city, impeccable service and the food is amazing every time. It will not disappoint.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent as always!!! Love the consistency in food and service. Love this place!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful food, outstanding service. Friday night tasting menu is a delight!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Good food. I came in for the burger but it was off the menu for now. They said it might be back for the fall menu soon. I had the lobster roll which was really good!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Overall everything was fantastic. Great menu with unique items (Ostrich, etc). The food was phenomenal. I do have a few suggestions for the chefs.

The crawfish bisque had too many crawfish. It took away from the delicious sauce/soup. Always had a mouthful of crawfish. The bearnaise with the buffalo was to thick and gelatinous. A little on the gritty side as well. Everything else was perfect.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Their Sunday special dinner is an outstanding experience. This was our anniversary celebration with our family and everyone was very pleased with the dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonder place. Food and services wss excellent. We definitely will visit again and bring friends and relatives there.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary here. We were not disappointed! I had salad and the salmon...everything was EXCELLENT! My husband had steak and the bisque...again EXCELLENT! Great atmosphere. Great service. Great food. Exceeded our expectations! We'll be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Always great, never a bad meal. Erling is consistently the best chef in Memphis

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Service was impeccable, and the halibut was particularly outstanding. There is a nice variety of dishes to choose from and there are new items on the menu each time !

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Started with the escargot which was fabulous. Next, I shared the Baby spinach salad with lingonberry vinaigrette which was one of the most delicious salads I've ever had! The entree we shared was the Elk special which was very tender and tasty. We ended the night with the pecan praline souffle which was amazing!
The reason I didn't give the Ambiance an "Outstanding" is because we were seated next to a table of 6 that was VERY loud.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We always enjoy the Friday night wine menus. Great way to try interesting wines and the food is always superb. The entire staff demonstrates their desire for you to enjoy yourself and pamper you.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Love this place. Sunday night dinner is a great value.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Try the specials. And try something out of your comfort zone because it will most likely be good here. Especially the desserts. One more tip, if you like your steak medium-medium well, go ahead and ask for well done, virtually all meats are cooked a little on the red side. Otherwise, excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 8, 2017

This restaurant is always fabulous in every way! Perfect for any occasion or just a casual bite in the bar area!

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Great restaurant. I was in town for work from the northeast. I was expecting bbq but was steered this direction. Fantastic recommendation. I would go as often as possible if I lived near by.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Easily the best restaurant in Memphis. The chef is outstanding and visits every table to welcome his guests. The food is perfectly cooked every time. It is creative and delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

My husband and I choose to dine here because of the comfortable quiet atmosphere. The food is always over the top exceptional! A true dining experience! So many restaurants now are very noisy! Erling Jensen is a try "Fine Dining " experience!
Thank You!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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