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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.
Memphis, TN 38119
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, special events etc...
Valet is available
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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