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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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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

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Quiet

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (39)
Good for a Date (38)
Romantic (38)
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Special Occasion (37)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Cozy (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Authentic (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Fun (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Business Meals (7)
Tasting Menu (4)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a treat to eat at EJ.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

Nice place, enjoyed a night with my wife when we were in Memphis for along weekend. It was a Sunday night so maybe the normal chef was not in. We always share an appetizer, entrée and dessert and they were very kind and split the dishes into two. We had the crawfish bisque, pan fried quail, halibut and raspberry soufflé. The bisque was very thick - like it had been in a warmer too long. The quail was cooked perfectly but the foundation of cheesy grits was pasty, also like it had been in a warmer too long, and overall the dish was dry. The halibut was wonderful and the soufflé was to die for. When we eat out, its usually at high quality and high priced establishments. We also love to cook at home , are not professionals, but pretty good, so our expectations are high. Overall our expectations were not met.

Special Note - the same day I wrote this review, Erling Jensen called me personally. This is much appreciated and demonstrates his commitment to excellent customer service. We hope to be back in Memphis soon and will certainly revisit his restaurant.

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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was exceptional as was the service. There were so many choices that it was difficult to decide. I recommend the Sunday special. The chocolate soufflé is amazing. Order it early.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Memphis)·Dined 3 days ago

This place is awesome. Great menu. Always great food. I travel the US weekly and this rivals the best in NYC and LA. Seriously. A top for Memphis!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Mississippi)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines

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 (Memphis)·Dined 4 days ago

Best steak to date. Everything from the service to the presentation of the courses was outstanding. By far, EJ’s is a top-notch dining establishment.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Memphis)·Dined 6 days ago

Incredible from start to finish. The food was exotic and wonderfully delicious. The staff was lovable and a delight. Prices were fair for such extraordinary dishes. Fantastic place for a romantic date.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our Valentine's meal here. The dishes were extravagant and tasty. The service was very attentive, helpful, and personable. Perhaps the tables could have been spaced out more, and the walls seemed a little bland, but there was some nice artwork to accent the place. Overall, a fantastic experience that we would love to enjoy again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a terrific time as usual at Erling's. They had a special menu prepared for V-day, my wife had the Elk and I had the braised short ribs with Waygu beef. We were both were very pleased.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined 7 days ago

I really enjoyed the ambiance of this restaurant. It was quiet and subdued. We had the Valentine's Day menu which was limited but very well put-together. The bisque was delicious as well as the elk chops.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Memphis)·Dined 7 days ago

Stay away if you have a nut allergy

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 7 days ago

I love EJ. One of my favorites but not so much on Valentine's day. Wife grouper was over cooked and fishy. Much more rushed than usual. They often will have five course meals with wine samples for around$75. This was$95 and three courses and no wine. Short ribs were good but not wonderful. I usually feel like I "got my monies worth" but certainly not that night. I'll be back. Just wasn't a good experience and the over pricing didn't help.

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 (Memphis)·Dined 7 days ago

We went for Valentines dinner only to find price fixed with no regular menu items available. Disappointing as we love some of their regular menu items. The items available were OK.

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 (Memphis)·Dined 7 days ago

EJ is always an 'experience', and did not disappoint on Valentine's Day! Great place for a special meal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Amazing experience! The blueberry cobbler is by far the absolute best dessert I have ever eaten. Even though it is not in season, the pastry chef made it for us for a 50th birthday celebration.

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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Would have chosen different entrees if our server had told us prices for the specials before we ordered. Otherwise it was a really nice experience for a special occasion.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding food and service. I had the special which was an antelope tenderloin, and my wife had a filet. Both were delicious.
Our servers were very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

It took over two hours to be served dinner. Way too much time.

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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a great experience, from the unique menu to the attentive service. Our favorite for special occasions.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food. Very friendly. Great service. Like that the bar menu is different.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food and service was excellent. I love the unique menu they offer. I had a bison strip and was a very generous portion with a great flavor. My wife had the halibut and it was perfect. The server was attentive but not overbearing. He actually heard my wife’s order incorrectly. No excuses, he offered an apology and brought out the right order. The ambience is okay. I think they should dim the lighting a bit and have more comfortable seating. However, that won’t stop us from gong back.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food not prepared as ordered. Both red meat entrees ordered medium but came out rare. Red COLD center. Barely seared. Sent back and was returned medium rare. Red hot center. Barely ate any. Owner came out and asked if it was ok but saw that we didn't eat it. Was given a desert as compensation. Have been numerous times. Very disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Consistently excellent!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We enjoyed our evening

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Everything was wonderful from the moment we arrived. Our server, Scott, took great care of us. Our food was perfection. There isn't one thing that needed improvement... we can't wait to return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Magical! We celebrated our anniversary and had a fabulous evening. Thank you Erling Jensen.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 23, 2018

It has been a while since I have had a meal that good start to finish. Service was helpful and on point and would like to get back soon.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful experience beginning to end! Fabulous food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Erling never disappoints. From the moment he greeted us at the door, until the staff bid us farewell, everything was superb. We asked for and were taken to a quiet table in the back of the restaurant. The service was helpful and attentive. Delicious crab was featured with many of the dishes. The red fish and Dover sole were particularly good as was the blonde brownie dessert.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Consistent fantastic experience.
Great food great service great host.
Thanks again

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food and presentation were wonderful. Although she was extremely nice, our waitress was either distracted or could not remember our orders. Drinks were wrong, my wife’s sides were prepared incorrectly after express instructions, and our leftovers were never brought to our table!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The ambience was now very accommodating the chef came to see us and made sure that we enjoyed our dinner will definitely come back

Tags: Healthy
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Erling's is always a special place. Food is always outstanding and the service is on a different level. My last meal was with a group of eight good friends and we were served by Ken. He did an excellent professional job.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very nice and quaint restaurant. We happened to be seated with a very loud party of 12, but it was still nice. Food was very tasty though it could have been served hotter than it was. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Every time I have ever been to Erling Jensen, it was just flawless. This time, it was less than A+. I don't know whether it was just that I had a cold, or that on New Year's Eve your people were distracted, but I'm thinking that if this was how it would be every time, I wouldn't go back.
Your prices are high enough that I have the right to expect perfection. However, there were perfect moments--our server was one of these, and another was that after my friend's steak was too rare, Mr. Jensen came out to apologize, and that was a nice touch.

I'm still going to be a fan, so carry on!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great dinner and service was exceptional!! Beef tenderloin was on point!!

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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Best meal we have had in a long time!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Erling Jensen provides excellent food and excellent service as always

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Always fantastic- they make a regular weekday feel like your 20th anniversary. Hands down, best in Memphis.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Celebrates Christmas Eve with family dinner. The food and service were impeccable. Redfish , lamb chops, scallops to name a few. Would highly recommend for special night or celebration.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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