Interim Restaurant & Bar

4.6
1170 reviews
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Opened on January 23, 2007 at 5040 Sanderlin Avenue, Interim Restaurant & Bar allows the guest to experience an open kitchen fused with the dining room to enhance the experience.
Our stylistic food presentation, blended with the freshest local ingredients, will allow your pallet to be piqued as the savory aromas from the Chef's preparations spill out into the dining room.
Interim's climate controlled wine room is prominently displayed, occupying the entire south wall of the restaurant.
Visit us soon for brunch, lunch, or dinner, or have a cocktail in Interim's spectacular bar.



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OT
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!! Best duck I’ve ever had.

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a
Memphis
25 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were disappointed with the vegetarian entree. Seemed like just potatoes and a few vegetables. Nothing interesting or special.
Dessert was awesome.

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L
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding. The shrimp bisque was wonderful. The airline chicken was the favorite despite its comical name.

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding! Jannica was very attentive, knowledgeable, and had great rapport - one of the best servers I’ve had. Overall, great experience. I definitely intend on returning.

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BM
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Interim, and this meal was no exception. Beautifully presented salmon for parents, mac n' cheese for our little lady, made for a happy and delicious Mother's Day.

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A
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I would definitely recommend Interim for special occasions, such as Mothers’ Day, to celebrate with family and friends. While a bit pricey and some what limited menu options for more frequent meals out, the quality of both the food and service is consistently outstanding. Also works well for business meals.

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DS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caesar salad was average. Fish of the day, salmon, was amazing.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful, food good, atmosphere was the best.

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MA
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our very first visit. Everything was magnificent. Loved the friendliness of every employee. The food was wonderful. We were celebrating my husband's birthday...kind of wish they offered perhaps; a small birthday dessert or something...would've been nice.

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d
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently beautifully prepared food and excellent service. My elderly mother left her new purse under her chair and the manager called me within ten minutes or less to tell me they had found it and would keep it safe for us until we picked it up.

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good. Enjoyed.

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CA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

excellent service. chicken and waffles: the chicken was rubber. shrimp & grits was wonderful.

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C
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Just not good. Service was awkward. I know that’s a weird word to describe it, but waiter seemed almost annoyed. Came and went at weird intervals and would interrupt conversation to asked questions or tell specials. Food was terrible. Just not good. The fries were so over salted they were inedible. We were brought another order, but we were all over it. I got the fish special. It was lukewarm and over salted as well. My husbands burger was gamey and just not fresh tasting. So sad bc we used to love this restaurant.

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JG
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambiance: very nice steakhouse type decor.
Host/maître d': was one of the nicest, most accommodating men I've met at a restaurant. Thanks for a wonderful experience!
Service: was very good, but not exceptional.
Chef: this is an open kitchen, which means the chefs should always be careful to watch what they are doing in the kitchen. The heavier set, man with a beard and a whisk on his left arm, kept wiping his nose and stroking his beard while cooking. I thought this was worth a one star deduction. I watched the other cooks/chefs in the kitchen and they did not seem to have the same issue with having to touch their beard and nose. Because the maître d' was so excellent I wanted to add back the star, but hopefully the 4 stars will call attention to the issue with this one chef.

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IL
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Our reservation was for 7pm. We didn't get our main course until 9pm. Even the appetizers arrived one hour after placing an order with the waitress.

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J
Memphis
17 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The server was courteous and attentive. The food was excellent. We were having dinner at 6:30 on a Sunday evening and there were only 3 or 4 tables in use. The Bar, however, was really hopping. Very crowded.

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DA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite place to eat in Memphis. My wife and I went for Sunday brunch. I had the huevos rancheros and my wife had the shrimp and grits. We both enjoyed a couple of nice (and generous) mimosas. We wrapped up by sharing a piece of the pear cake and everything was excellent! Jeff was our waiter and we couldn't ask for better services. We will definitely be returning soon!

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G
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had the salmon and trout. It was delicious! Very noisy but it was a Saturday night so I wouldn’t complain too much.

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RT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hi,
It was awesome as always. Jeff Frisby, our server, was personable, efficient, and knowledgeable.
He treats our 7 years, granddaughter with kindness.

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IE
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. I ordered the Lamb Shank. My table also ordered several appetizers - cheese place, crab/corn cakes, and the curried mussels. Everything was delicious and the servers were very attentive.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My salmon was eatable but overdone. The wait between salad and entre was 25 minutes. And they charge for bread !!!!!

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OT
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You have to save room for dessert— no matter what! Whether it is one of the regular treats listed on the menu or a chef’s special, it will be out of this world!

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d
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always thanks to Hal’s impeccable service and the consistency of the menu! Food, atmosphere and service all excellent! One of my Memphis favorites!

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ST
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Used to be our go-to place for a fun date night and guaranteed good dinner. However, the menu has changed and it is really disappointing. Also, or service was SO slow. We left and all said we wished we had gone somewhere else.

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PH
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Brunch Menu is limited and pricey!
Maybe look into other resturant's menu such as Owen Brennan's!

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F
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great meal but there was a wine tasting in the same dining room with probably 50 people. Would not
have booked at that time if I had advance knowledge of the event. Very loud which is not usually the case at Interim.

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L
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Too noisy because a group of 40 were in the same room. Had I known would not have booked. Ruined the experience

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food & service. Lovely ambiance. A good dining experience.

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OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Birthday dinner

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AG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was amazing! Service was great and we will return on another special occasion!

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K
Memphis
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was lovely and service matched. I would definitely return. We had an appetizer, salad, and then our own entree followed by dessert. Every course was timed perfectly and tasted amazing. Prior to this point I'd only ever sat at the bar, so having a table with the view of the spectacular kitchen is very enjoyable. Anne was wonderful as well, choosing a great wine to go with dinner. We will return.

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AH
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful the presentation was tremendous and our server was the best we’ve ever had five stars to him

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MM
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interim was the perfect spot for our first Valentine's Day. The menu was mouth-watering and innovative at the same time. We could not have been more pleased. Plus, the service was outstanding. Looks like we both have a new favorite restaurant in Memphis!

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OT
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

My wife had dinner reservations on Valentine day at 5:15pm. The food was cold and not good. We had the fish and fettuccine noddles entree and they both came out near cold and the fish was also hard and not tasty. We sent back to the kitchen and it came back cold again!! Unbelievable right? The four course dinner was very over priced @ $85 per person with a $35 gratuity and no free drinks or anything! It was like the chefs didn’t know how to prepare Special Occasions dinners!

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AP
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A great night out on Valentine's. The waiter was good.

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JU
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess appeared to be in a bad mood because tables were a little late. Food and service were excellent! Everything was top notch!

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m
Memphis
34 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had dinner on Valentines Day. They had a limited menu that offered a 4 course dinner. It was excellent. Look forward to going back and trying something from their regular menu.

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S
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very lively on Valentine's Day. Great service, Kayla.Wonderful service. Had Trigger fish, which was a white fish. Very well prepared. Crusty outside but moist and tasty inside. Served with heart-shaped sweet potatoes, roasted pepper sauce and veggies. Also the lunch special was good. Chicken sandwich, salad, french onion soup and dessert. All very good with excellent prices. Market value fish was just $21, special was $18. Highly recommend. Plan to return soon.

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SB
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

David and his staff are doing a great job. This used to be our favorite restaurant in Memphis. I think it's going to be so again.

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M
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere!
Delicious Food!
Great for celebrations!

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