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Tue, 6/19
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11:00 PM
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Erling Jensen The Restaurant

4.9
1106 reviews
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$50 and over
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Continental
Top Tags:
  • 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.
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
What 1106 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great soft shell crab!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Birthday celebration and it was great!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch! Never disappointed here!

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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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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The best dining experience in Memphis. Enough said!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food was very salty, but beautifully plated and creative meals.
The tables are quite close together which means you overhear too much from other tables.
Our waitress was friendly and nice but not particularly efficient.
One thing that was impressive was how many passes the chef made through the dining room. He was very friendly.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The most consistent restaurant in Memphis for the last 20 years . Where Memphis people go for dining

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Outstanding food and superb service!
Always a treat!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

My wife and I really enjoy the overall experience of EJ. It’s really a very nice touch when the man himself comes out to greet the customers.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

I surprised my Mom with an early Mother’s Day dinner at Erling Jensen’s. This is my favorite go to high end restaurant in Memphis. My favorite dishes are the elk & bison and they never disappoint, however I was talked into their special of the day, antelope. I had never eaten antelope, but I was game (no pun intended). It was amazing! My mother had the halibut, my dad enjoyed the oyster appetizer & seafood pasta and our friend ordered the salmon. Everything was spot on! Terrific service, fabulous food and a comfortable dining room. This is really a lovely restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Erling Jensen never disappoints. Everything is fabulous: the service, the food, the ambiance. I had scallops with fiddlehead ferns, which I had been wanting to try ever since first hearing about them. Delicious. The salad with crispy Prosciutto likewise delicious. The service is impeccable, unobtrusive. Like in a fine European restaurant, there are little "amuse-bouches" such as some savory mushroom thing on a crispy bit of toast; a lemon-lime sorbet, and some tiny squares of chocolate cake. The only slight downside was that we were next to a table of 8 who were very loud, laughing and shouting loudly. A little inconsiderate, but they were celebrating a birthday and sang Happy Birthday so I guess we forgive them!

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had been looking forward to celebrating a special occasion at Erling for some time, and we were more than a little disappointed with the heavy salting of two of the dishes. The service, on the other hand, was superb, and the dessert souffle was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Outstanding as is usually the case.
A regular spot in our monthly dining rotation. Never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Really a professional and seamless dining experience. No one in Memphis can touch the quality of service and culinary preparation that Erling delivers! Thank you.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary here on a recommendation from a co-worker. This was an absolute wonderful experience. The food was fresh and authentic. The ambiance was romantic, service was great and the chef made several trips around to the customers to ensure that we were pleased with each meal course (as there are several). Cost-wise, is somewhat on the high side but most definitely worth the money. With free valet parking, this restaurant is well-rounded and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. This experience is one of the few things that has made me enjoy living in the Memphis area.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food was excellent and the wait staff was, as usual, attentive and knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food and service were outstanding, as usual!!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Memphis everything on the menu is delicious and the service attentive without being overbearing. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Always a great experience.

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