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.



What 1223 People Are Saying
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CH
Memphis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and an excellent restaurant. Service was perfect, professional, knowledgeable about all.

RD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I was incredibly underwhelmed. The best part of our meal was the pickled veggies on our cheese board. I got scallops and they were cooked perfectly (although I only got 3) and the bisque was flavorful, but the risotto was so plain and bland. My husband got a burger and it was no better than any typical chain restaurant. Plain tomato, lettuce, and onion, nothing special. The drinks were good and the service was good. I’ve had much better meals and paid a lot less for them.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, great food and perfect atmosphere.

F
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice contemporary kitchen with Southern influences. Fun to eat the activity in the kitchen. Good wine list as well.

NN
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with an old friend. Chef accommodated dietary restrictions and created a delicious and beautiful dish. Service was just right - server was there when needed and not intrusive when refilling glasses or removing plates. As I was catching up with with my friend, we lingered - and we were not hurried or rushed out of the restaurant. I will certainly return!

MM
Memphis
53 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

So disappointed that the menu has recently changed to reflect a much more limited menu. And when our food was delivered, the portions were very disappointing of the price point per portion. We will not be returning anytime soon, unfortunately. Let us know when you return to acceptance.

a
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

only one in restaurant at first and my dish wasn't hot but ok. Great service, dish was delicious.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish of the day was halibut. Delicious! Very light. Presentation was perfect. Wish it was always on menu!

M
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Four of us went there. Two ordered a salad. After the salads, we waited about 40 minutes to get the entrees we ordered. Won't go back

RB
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interim has always been one of our family's go-to places. We're never disappointed.

WE
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Preparation and flavors of our food was outstanding as was our service from Tyler.

HM
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Needs less lighting, food and service was great just very small portions for the price for a hungry adult male

MC
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and enjoyable evening.

F
Memphis
29 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Our service was lower than par....I booked with a Birthday occasion...one recognition at seating, that was nice. Once seated or Waitress attentiveness was not good. Once ordered entrees I Waited for second glass of wine after food was served and when our food was served, we waited for our waitress checking in on us because I had cold mashed potatoes ....and still no second glass of wine. When waiter returned she asked if I wanted a “third” glass of wine when I hadn’t received a second yet. My steak was not tender. I ordered it medium. It was over all an experience that was so underrated from what the website and their ratings expect the customer to experience. This was our second time here, first time 6yrs ago and it was the same. We thought to give it a second chance, but will it a third.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful dinner & experience -excellent as always!!

J
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interim has always had great food and great service.

RH
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The reviews from Yelp gave this restaurant a higher rating than we experienced. The food was average, less quality than I expected based on reviews. The service was quite lacking, the waitress seemed indifferent and was not very engaging. I had to flag her down a few times as she rarely stopped by to check on us.

A
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

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
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal

J
Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
Overall3food2service3ambience1

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
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
Memphis
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was lackluster, food mediocre to just bad.

SD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MC
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

E
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

GG
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

A/C problem
Cold potatoes
No spinach

TF
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

F
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always solid.

CI
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.