Interim Restaurant & Bar

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$31 to $50
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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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Memphis
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

We waited an hour in between salad and entree. Our waiter didn’t bother to acknowledge the delay until 45 mins had passed after our salad. Once the food arrived it was two of the worst looking and tasting plates I’ve ever had. Mine was palatable, my husband’s was inedible. We ultimately got a credit for his meal, but the whole evening was a huge disappointment. Management was nice and seemed to appreciate our feedback, but it was just awful overall. This restaurant isn’t what it used to be. Not by a long shot.

l
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal

J
Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love eating Sunday brunch here. The staff are attentive and the food is good. I made the mistake of not ordering anything substantial. I got a soup and salad, and the salad was fresh but not very tasty. Other than that the rest of our party and I enjoyed our time there.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The burger was outstanding. The oysters were also delicious. However, the salmon dish lacked flavor and had hardly any vegetables and the Mac and cheese was dry and also under seasoned. Hence the three star rating.

J
Memphis
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

I was very disappointed. It was a Friday evening at 6:45. I had reserved a table in the bar. When we arrived, we were told we would have to wait while the hostess told the people at a table to move and clean the table we had reserved. This only took a few minutes, but what’s the point of making a reservation if you have to wait? We ordered burgers. I ordered mine medium, when it arrived the meat was well-done and the fries were limp. Which tells me, the burger sat in the kitchen before the server brought it to the table. The burger was generous in size, so I do not mind paying the $17.00, however, when it is brought to the table over cooked and cold, it is disappointing.

WW
Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was very good but I felt that the entrees were a little pricey.

S
Memphis
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday celebration and the desert was unique and delicious. Had to remind waitress of the occasion. We had three different entres and each was fine

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good spot, kitchen can be a bot noisy. Food was great.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice restaurant, service good, food good and the dessert was to die for. Plan to come back and tell others...

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was lackluster, food mediocre to just bad.

SD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great from the host to the dessert. I will definitely come back.

MC
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Tuna was excellent as well as peanut butter pie. Excellent pastry chef

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small party. Seated in back room as requested so we could visit.

E
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a very nice restaurant with a somewhat laid-back feel. Our group of 5 were sat at a round table, which was very conducive to conversation for all. The service was attentive, but not over bearing. Most of the food was delicious, but I had the market fish, which ended up a little bland for my palette. Thankfully the sauce served with the fish and rice perked it up a little. Also the 'Banana Pudding' was a little disappointing in that it was more the consistency of a flan than a pudding and it was a little too sweet for me. Other diners at our table raved about their choices for entrees & desserts. Considering everything, I highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, food was great...always consistently fabulous.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed out meal. Great experience. Ya'll come.

GG
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

A/C problem
Cold potatoes
No spinach

TF
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, really enjoyed our dinner and will be going back.

F
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good although our server was pretty new and had to ask someone else a lot of our questions. The food has been better. The fish special didn't have much taste and was kind of tough.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Please fix the A/C. It has been too warm in the restaurant the last few times I enjoyed the food there!

OT
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always solid.

CI
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, our experience was wonderful. The service by the wait staff was excellent and the food was some of the best in Memphis. Both of us ordered the airline chicken and it was outstanding.

OT
Memphis
20 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, amazing service and overall a wonderful date night dinner with my husband. The duck breast was very good. The fish special with broccolini was also delicious.

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The occasion was a birthday

OT
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been a couple times in the past months and we’re impressed both times with the selection and quality of the food and drink. Service is consistent and we will be back

C
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. Anna was on top of everything.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time to have dinner there, excellent! Very knowledgeable server, local produce, cooked perfectly- would definitely recommend and will be back! It was an anniversary celebration and they did a special dessert message on our plate.

CI
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb service, food served just right temperature, and the coffee from the French press was the best.

JF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Fathers Day meal

LS
Memphis
28 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great-server was very nice and attentive. All meals were delicious!

SM
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I have always loved this restaurant and have never had anything that was not beyond delicious. Although, the chicken dish I had that evening was SO unappetizing. It looked like they dropped a breast in boiling water and put it on top of some very bland gnocchi. No flavor whatsoever. I should have stuck to my normal dishes I've ordered in the past

OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Interim and we had a great experience. The sommelier recommended an outstanding wine at an affordable price. We had the pork chop and the beef tenderloin, both were outstanding. For desert we had the peanut brittle pie and it was delicious. I think you can get just as good of food here for way less price than some other high end restaurants in Memphis. Great spot for an anniversary if you’re trying to stay around the $100 price range.

OT
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted and seated immediately. Our server was very attentive without being in the way or interrupting our conversations. The food was prepared perfectly. Great timing and good temperatures....We had quiet conversations going on at other tables that did not disturb us nor did we have to speak loudly in order to have conversations. Just perfect!

OT
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had the Interim lunch special and it was delicious!

AM
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely wonderful at Interim!! Our server was so knowledgeable and the food was beyond delicious! If you haven’t been to Interim, you are definitely missing out. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and they did everything possible to make it special. Thank you, Interim!

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

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

a
Memphis
29 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.

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.

JM
Mississippi
2 reviews
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.

BM
Memphis
7 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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