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Complicated Pilgrim, Memphis, TN

Complicated Pilgrim

4.2
4.2
86 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located at the cultural heart of Overton Square, Complicated Pilgrim is an ideal respite for the weary traveler or local city slicker. Here our eclectic menu is served with a side of world-class service and a “door is always open” vibe. Daily happy hour specials including weekly local brewery tap takeovers, allow guests to quench their thirst ahead of nighttime folly. Enjoy local and regional fare inspired by our own distinctly Memphian perspective, paying special mind to fresh ingredients and partners who share our values of community and quality. Stop by the coffee-to-cocktail bar to get your day started and to end your night on a high note. Now serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Due to limited space, The Memphian hotel parking lot is for overnight guests only. Complicated Pilgrim parking is located at the Overton Square Garage. We look forward to your visit.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (901) 276-9311

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown / Cooper

  • Cross street

    Cooper Avenue

  • Parking details

    Parking is available at Overton Square parking garage located directly behind the hotel.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 86 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    American

  • Memphis

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I was expecting something eclectic and interesting but the menu was very tame. Overpriced hotel food
  2. a

    aliyaha

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    such a cool ambiance to catch up with a friend. food was amazing. ebony made the drinks soooo good. Our server was really knowledgeable of the menu and made great recommendations. cant wait to go back

    Complicated PilgrimResponded 2 days agoThank you very for the positive review, we are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us at and look forward to your return visit! Kindest regards, Jeremiah B. Director of Food and Beverage

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great waitress who was very helpful.
  4. AT

    AT25

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around
  5. H

    Hammer8266

    Memphis/West TN

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful experience. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is the server brought out the main course while I was still eating my salad. The plates are huge, and the 2 person table was small. Not indicative a fine dining, maybe a training issue. Food was delicious, Shrimp and Grits best I’ve tasted. Would have been nice to have an additional piece of ahi tuna, for the price.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! Our server, Kevin, was very attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back!
  7. JH

    JenH

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  8. c

    cyndi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    None of the 3 meals we ordered where as the description said. Ingredients were missing and the food was only slightly warm. A tiny amount of grits with the shrimp and grits
  9. b

    bunny

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Food was not what I expected for an upscale hotel. Shrimp undercooked. Too salty. Servers are nice but have no idea what to do with refilling water on the table and wine refills. Management needs to do a bit of training.
  10. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful food and service; beautiful restaurant atmosphere
  11. S

    Shorkie

    Raleigh

    123 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Will be back next time I’m in Memphis. Hotel is fabulous!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Waiter was a 10 she is usually a breakfast waitress and goes to Rhodes - she was fantastic!!! Food was so so
  13. TM

    TariusM

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time going and I’ll be back for sure. Enjoyed everything from the drinks to the food
  14. K

    Krissyqueen

    Memphis/West TN

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience!!! From the moment we entered the door, to our server, Kevin, to the delicious food, it was a lively celebration for my daughter’s birthday. The Kung Pao Brussels sprouts were so yummy and a huge portion to share. Bucatini and chicken and waffles-stellar! The manager’s pandora playlist was $$$🙌😉
  15. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Our complete meal took over 2 hours even though they were not busy. Our appetizer plate and salad plates were not cleared before our entree was served. We left with every dish we ate from still on the table. The food was awful! It was a Mothers Day fixed menu the was $65 a person. After tip I had a $271 bill for 3 people and barely anything we were served has enjoyable. The atmosphere is awesome! That is the only thing they have going for them at this point! It’s a shame!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The Mothers Day menu was $65 a person and the food just so so.
  17. S

    Shark

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience
  18. TR

    TerriR

    Memphis/West TN

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A little different than expected…for fine dining, a main lobby, bright setting was unique. The restaurant was empty, but a large party sat right beside us - very strange. Drink delivery was very slow…server kept saying “drinks are being made” - also very strange. Food came quick, good, but small, high end menu - I would suggest not for everyone. It was good - but, not sure we will return…the hotel is beautiful and wish we had reserved time on rooftop bar - which I hear is incredible.
  19. JS

    JenniferS

    Memphis/West TN

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started with the Brussels Sprouts app and it had a little kick to it, which we loved. It was so good. Highly recommend. My daughter had the Caesar salad, huge and she ate every bite. She had the bucatini noodle dish with no egg and I believe the chef made it with an olive oil sauce not tomato and my teen loved it. The rest of us all had the salmon dish. There were no leftovers! Highly recommend. Service was great. We will for sure return. The decor of the hotel, lobby and restaurant is adorable. Really cool
  20. f

    foodfreak

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic birthday celebration at The Memphian! The evening started with an amazing view and cocktails at the rooftop top bar,Tiger and Peacock. We then went downstairs to a delicious dinner at Complicated Pilgrim. The meal started with the yummy Brussel sprouts mussels. Next, we shared the salmon which was excellent. The finale was two yummy desserts: their take on a funnel cake and a lemon tart. Great wines by the glass and outstanding service by Celia.
  21. JS

    JennS

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was great!
  22. A

    Actx

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    Six adults for dinner. Slow service even though they were not busy. Drinks were decent. One of our dinners wasn’t put in by the waiter until after all of the other food was out. Ordered a medium rare filet and it came completely well done. It wasn’t eaten at all and when shown to the waiter, it wasn’t acknowledge, replace, apologized for or reimburse.
  23. SK

    SKKMEM

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service sluggish, waiter fairly disinterested. They were not overly busy but requests frequently took more than one request. At least one diner's dish (out of four) was terribly over salted - likely would have been better it wasn't salted. Once out of the lobby or the rooftop bar, there is very little atmosphere. Unfortunately we will not be anxious to return.
  24. JS

    JeffS

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is great, upscale and with class but very welcoming. Everyone was very nice and engaging, from the hostess to our waitress, smiling and friendly. The food was also well prepared and presented. The Brussels spouts appetizer was outstanding! We had a pasta dish that hit the spot, also the chicken dish was cooked perfectly. We ended our dinner with the funnel cake sundae and it lasted about 3 minutes! So good! We will definitely return!
  25. CK

    ConnieK

    Memphis/West TN

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was below average, food was ok, location was good. We will not be going back again.
  26. MS

    MarciS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The website did not reflect the special brunch for Easter. We wanted to order from the breakfast menu and that is what the web site described. When we got there we were informed that was not an option, with 6 people we did not feel we could possibly eat $400 worth of food. Since we had children we stayed and paid the price but felt like we were mislead. The server did apologize and agreed the website was incorrect, but nothing more, The food was great and service was very nice. Just wish we could have ordered from the menu.
  27. CA

    CAROLW

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was average. Waiter was good and attentive. There was only 3 tables with people in the restaurant
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience and food
  29. JM

    JoeyM

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is so good, my wife had the filet and it was one of the best steaks I've ever eaten. Drinks were excellent, we will definitely be back and highly recommend to anybody.
  30. L

    Leah

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, as always, was delicious! Our server gave us lots of attention. She helped us select our drinks and answered questions we asked about the menu items. I think her name was Patsy.
  31. L

    Love2eat

    Memphis/West TN

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delight for Memphis! Loved everything about it!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was Great! We’re definitely returning soon.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table for four was ready when we got there and our server and service was excellent. The food plating was great. It wasn’t just dropped on the plate. One easy way to tell if you’ve got experienced servers/service is by how they fill your water glass. If they touch your rim of your glass when filling, then they’re rookies (or maybe just sloppy). But Kevin was our server and he was perfect. The manager checked on us once (which was enough). We’ll definitely be going back.
  34. B

    Bruce

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What. Great place. Dinner was amazing. Get the brussel sprouts you will not be disappointed! Service was top notch. Filet was perfect. After we want to Tiger and Peacock. Best place for cocktails and wine in midtown. Will be back!
  35. PG

    PetyaG

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Very limited food options for people who don’t eat meat but the ambience was wonderful and the service was excellent. Will definitely be back.
  36. GW

    GayW

    Memphis/West TN

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food & our server, Cat, did an excellent job!
  37. GD

    GtownDiner

    Memphis/West TN

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Our meal got off to a rocky start with incredibly slow service. When our server finally appeared, she was very apologetic & even comped appetizers. However, the bar service was still inconsistent & meal delivery was off. Again, manager & server were very proactive in trying to make amends. Thankfully we were with good company so the delays didn’t ruin anything…but there were quite a few kinks. Ambiance is cool & food was pretty good. Server was very friendly & knowledgeable about the menu.
  38. AM

    AmyM

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Delicious meals but portions are on the small side.
  39. K

    Kristi

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Our waiter, Will, was awesome!🙂
  40. TC

    TimC

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Valentine’s Day

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Complicated Pilgrim offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 276-9311.

Complicated Pilgrim is rated 4.2 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Complicated Pilgrim

21 Cooper St Memphis, TN 38104

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cooper Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown / Cooper

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available at Overton Square parking garage located directly behind the hotel.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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