Erling Jensen The Restaurant

4.9
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$50 and over
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Continental

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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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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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vipdavidw
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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vipterz1
Memphis
27 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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CallieB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipHappy2go
Memphis
43 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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FLKay
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Tim50bdaycelebration
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday celebration!
Food was beyond incredible!!!
Our servers were knowledgeable and very prompt.

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipjus4fun
Memphis
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a group of 13, service ,food and facility were tops.
Very pleased.

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RodneyS
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

yes excellent food and service

very professional staff

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whereChuckeats
Memphis
26 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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HannahB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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nathanielm
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and friendly staff and the people who there are also great always meeting someone who say hello.

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GregS
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and so was the service. Definitely one of the finest restaurants in
the city.

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KitKat
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis
33 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious from bread to halibut to dessert.

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vipMichelleViola
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipRose
Savannah
43 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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RussellD
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Matthew
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipKY50
Memphis
20 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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KathleenA
Memphis
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipMemphis
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night for a special birthday! Everything was exceptional!

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Joanne548
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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NavyWoman
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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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vipPaul
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipTronH
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

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Carrie901
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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dantheman22
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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rdhtn
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LoupJr
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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SCR2019
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipCathyP
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!

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MarshallJ
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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KarenC
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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BrookeW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipTatanka
Memphis
23 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipGSxxxxxxx
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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EddieW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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