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About Interim Restaurant & Bar

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.
Chef David Krog's 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.

Executive Chef: David Krog

5040 Sanderlin
Memphis, TN 38117
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: Open at 5:30
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Sunday Brunch 10:30 - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Mendenhall

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(901) 818-0821

Website:
http://www.interimrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
On site security.

Executive Chef:
David Krog

Private Party Facilities:
We have 1 private room that seats 16 and one semi-private room that seats up to 30. Room rental fee's may apply.

Private Party Contact:
Nichole Wages: (901) 818-0821

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Interim Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (25)
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Business Meals (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Romantic (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Cozy (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Seasonal (5)
Casual (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Fun (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined 3 days ago

Sent rack of lamb back twice because of under cooked. Waiter took off check. But not an enjoyable evening

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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Interim has been our favorite date night restaurant for years. Great atmosphere, open kitchen, great food, great wait staff.

I did not realize that Chef Dave Krog had left... but the impact was dramatic and negative. Almost all of the wait staff we knew were gone as well. Food quality (presentation and taste) were definitely off compared to normal.

My hope is that the new ownership can get it back on track, but this was a very disappointing experience. Interim went through a bad patch a few years ago and Chef Dave was able to revive it to its former glory, and beyond.

My wife and I are so saddened... I'll likely give it 1 more try... but without significant improvement Interim will move from 1st to worst in East Memphis dining. So sad.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I have eaten here before and each time they never disappoint. My date loved the food and could not stop talking about how good the Caesar salad with chicken added in was. She was amazed by the chickens texture and flavor. Overall this was definitely worth the money.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This restaurant is always wonderful. We like the changing menu
and the service is about the best in the city. We had a fabulous,
engaging waiter, Bud. He made great menu suggestions and
seemed very genuine. Can't wait to come back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our family dinner on this particular evening was very good but still prefer this restaurant for lunch / brunch overall. The beet salads and soup of the day (French onion / potato soup combo) were all great. As far as main courses, several ordered, including myself, the pasta special that consisted of braised beef and a light cream sauce. Everyone commented it was good but somewhat limited, especially for the price. One member ordered the fish of the day and commented it was dry and extremely small. Although not on the dinner menu, my father was allowed to order the Interim burger. As is the story with every visit, I and several others wished we had done the same. I think Interim has the best gourmet hamburger in the city, but brings back the fact it can be enjoyed at lunch or Sunday brunch. Lastly, great kudos to our server who was friendly and professional and never let s drink get empty. Overall, it was a nice dinner but prefer this restaurant and the Interim burger during lunch and brunch.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Dinner was excellent as always. Our Server Bud, presented the evening specials. Rack of Lamb for me and Wild Salmon for the wife. Everything was perfect.

Franck's Honey Cake finished the evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fantastic overall. It was New Year's Eve and unfortunately were unable to find a sitter so we take a 12 and 8 yr old boys. Not a place for kids but they were great to them and the food and service is 5 star.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great experience as usual! Food and service was exceptional. Ben, the bartender, always makes the visit worth the trip.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Vegan, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Was overall pleased with the experience and meal, the ambience was what was disappointing, the whole restaurant seemed to have one lighting from bar to kitchen to dining room, and just felt it needed to somehow given a more elegant feeling to the dining room.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Memphis for date night. Open kitchen allows you to watch as the food is being prepared. And the chef, Dave K is one of the best in Memphis. Wait staff excellent as well! Fish tonight (red snapper) was succulent. Awesome.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Interim was very nice and the service was excellent. I had the lunch special with a salad, soup, half sandwich and mini dessert and I liked all the variations and the food was very good. Especially the salad and salmon sandwich. I would recommend it.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent suggestions from server and service was perfect. Recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Good meal and attentive service. The fluke special was just ok

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful servers & great food! We will be back next time we visit Memphis.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food, cocktails, and wine! And Joe is awesome and very knowledgeable! Overall great experience!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My 92 yr mom wanted to go out for a nice dinner. We took her to Interim. It is a relaxing place. Good for watching the chefs prepare dinner and some nice small dishes not to overwhelm her. She had the Quail. I had the fish of the night which was grouper. Really done perfect. They are charging for the bread now. Rolls not sliced bread. It’s OK But we prefer a whole grain sliced bread

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

One of the best 3 places to eat in Memphis, tops over Ruth Chris, Folks Folly & Capital Grill

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

I had the pork belly for appetizer and it was unbelievable for entree my wife had the chicken and I had the rack of lamb they both were out of this world!!! The chief David came out to are table to introduce himself and check on the food which was very cool!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent! The food and service were outstanding!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Small but unique menu. Started with the beef carpaccio. It was a little to chilled and could have used a little salt for my taste but the quality of the meat was good. I had a cupl of tomato soup. Best tomato soup I have ever had. The wife ordered the duck. I was a little underwhelmed with this dish. Not much flavor and the beans served with them were undercooked. She stated as really enjoyed it so it could have just been me. I had the pork loin dish. This is by far the best pork dish I have ever eaten at a restaurant. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. It came with snow pea, mushrooms and a fried rice ball. This dish is amazing and perfect. We had a chocolate dessert and a few cocktails. There are so many great places in this area and you can add this one to that list.

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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Memphis. Excellent food and nice people.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I had chicken salad, which was mostly dark meat-surprising to me. I would not order again.

My guest had a burger which she rated highly.
Service was very good.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our server, Barbara, was exceptional and the food was beautifully presented and delicious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Been there on numerous occasions. Sunday eve is quieter and relaxing. Food is fresh, well spiced and beautifully presented. Portions are full. Great desserts. Some of the waitstaff are highly knowledgeable and enjoyable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our meal was great, as well as the service. I made the reservation on Open Table which requested a table in the bar. I did not request that and they had to scramble to get us a table in the restaurant t proper. I’ll now know to say where I want to sit, which I shouldn’t have to do.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The Redfish special with orzo, and Brussels sprouts was excellent!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Two of my friends took me to lunch for my birthday. We had an early reservation (11:30am) to beat the crowd which we did but still did not receive our food until after persons coming in after us. The waitress did give one of our party a no-charge on her food as she was the last to receive her food which was a grilled chicken sandwich. The food was very good but the portions were small relative to the price. I also like a tea to go to sip on during my afternoon at work and had to use a coffee cup. Please buy some larger to-go cups.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Lovely meal. I had the pork tenderloin with a house-made applesauce garnish and a delicious risotto ball. I had never actually had a risotto ball before and wow was it good. They custom cooked my 8yr old daughter some salmon the way she likes it, which was much appreciated. It was my birthday and Chef Franck served me a gorgeous dessert I will include a picture of. The wait staff was outstanding.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on November 6, 2017

As always, Interim is a great place to eat. Their consistency makes this place one of our go-to’s.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always dependable for food and service. Exceptional pastry chef.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall a very nice meal with very good service. The duck was excellent as were the meatball appetizer. Nice wine selection. The only negative was a very bad cocktail "Hendricks 75". It was either made with very cheap or flat champagne. I sent it back after tasting it but they did not take it off the bill.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This is our comfort restaurant. We usually sit at a table in the bar area...bartenders and staff are very friendly. This time we had the fish special which was tuna. Cooked just right! Also the rack of lamb was excellent. We ordered a side of greens that are to die for.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Delicious dinner and appetizer celebratingva birthday

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The fish special was out of this world. I've eaten all over and I've never had a dish like that. It was delicately bursting with carefully placed spots of bright color from snow peas, yellow pepper, red cabbage, pineapple... the rice was hiding a soft bed of savory red curry. The fish was perfectly cooked. It was warm but bright! There's more to it but I cant describe it and do it justice. It was the best meal I've had in months. I was really impressed & cant wait to go back order another fish special.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Make it what you want. Bar seating.dining room. Casual. Dressed up. Be you!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent meal - really enjoyed the grouper special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on October 4, 2017

A noticeable negative experience since the ownership change a month ago. Service was a big step down (to be frank, servers look road hard and put away wet; picked up the tip while we were still at the table). Worst black bean burger ever. Presentation of the mac & cheese was dismal. Brought out a salad with no dressing on it or on-the-side. What the heck is going on here?

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Spectacular Experience from the front door to the dessert martinis. We felt at home with the staff and the flawlessly innovative cuisine from start to finish. Interim quickly became our new favorite date night.

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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Everything was good, however, we were a party of two and we were seated next to another party of two who were seated next to a party of two, even though the restaurant was not full and there were plenty of two tables. So the noise level was a little high and for some reason all of the waitstaff spoke in a very loud tone.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our waiter Bud was truly an expert. He knew the menu inside and out. His recommendations were wonderful. He even explain to us how the French press worked. One of my friends had coffee and it was made with a French press and he explained it in detail. The desserts were wonderful I had the vegetable plate and normally vegetable plates are boring or standard fare but the cauliflower was so delicious. The potato and leek soup was velvety smooth. We sampled burgers, fish, potato soup and we were NOT DISAPPOINTED. By the way Bud they do have the best fries. The executive chef David Krog came to our table and spent time conversing with us. I love Erling Jensen but I'm adding another favorite to my list - Interim. Great service, delicious food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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