Interim Restaurant & Bar

4.5
1190 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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GG
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

A/C problem
Cold potatoes
No spinach

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

Always solid.

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CI
Chicago
15 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.

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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.

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

The occasion was a birthday

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OT
Memphis
7 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

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C
Atlanta
2 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.

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CI
Chicago
15 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.

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

Best Fathers Day meal

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

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

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SM
Memphis
1 review
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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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

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

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a
Memphis
28 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
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was just mediocre, not what I was expecting after reading the other reviews. Will not be going back.

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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
19 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
2 reviews
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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