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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Special Christmas Eve 3 Course Menu served 11:00am - 4:00pm. 1st: Spinach Salad or Roasted Butternut Squash Soup. 2nd: Lasagna, NY Strip Steak, Braised Chicken Quarter, or Chilean Sea Bass. 3rd: Buche De Noel. $48/person +tax + gratuity (Children's options available for $12)

Interim Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Romantic (13)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Casual (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
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Afternoon Coffee (2)
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Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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 (Memphis)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent! The food and service were outstanding!

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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Memphis)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Memphis)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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·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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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Interim Restaurant serves one of the best brunches in the Memphis area. On this particular visit, the waffle of the day was carrot cake with butterscotch and was good as well as the chicken fried steak entree. They still have the best gourmet hamburger in the Memphis area as well. I look forward to the next visit whether it is for brunch or dinner.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Nice restaurant. Bar is popular as is dining. Fairly good menu, with a great hamburger and really good fries. Go there fairly often for both lunch and dinner.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Usually one of my favorite restaurants. Had the duck and did not Like it. Our server was so kind to comp dessert because of it. Nice!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Chuck made the experience worthwhile! He saved the day!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 15, 2017

It is obvious this restaurant is very customer focused and wants to create a fabulous dining experience. The food is equally as good. We had the cheese board, a salad and the tenderloin. All expertly prepared and amazing. The only down-side to our experience was that the restaurant is somewhat noisy. While that was somewhat of a detractor it did not ruin our dining experience. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Absolutely perfect lunch. Service was amazing and the food hit the spot.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I took my daughter to brunch on Sunday because she was good at school all week. They have an amazing waffle of the week that is great for kids. Last week it was smores and this week it was banana split. It was a sight to behold. All the chefs there are so nice to us. I have the huevos rancheros and it was amazing! The biscuits were perfect. The fruit cuts & plating was a work of art in itself. Even though it's upscale it is also a great family place. They remember us and really make us feel welcome.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Another lovely dining experience. Excellent service and delicious specials.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Sunday brunch was great! The waffle of the day was quite creative with the "smores" design with marshmallows and graham cracker crumbles. The current brunch menu as a whole is my favorite since coming for Sunday brunch. Lastly, the service and ambience are always nice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent as always, consistent and delicious

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Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Consistently great. We had a birthday celebration and turned to Interim immediately. We order our favorite table which was waiting for us. Service was friendly and accommodated various tastes.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Always fabulous food and service. Hal, our server, is the epitome of what a diner wants. Attentive but. It obtrusive, excellent suggestions, fun to be around.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We visited on a Sunday afternoon. We had reservations and were seated immediately upon arriving. Our server was great and very efficient.
We order the Mac & cheese for an appetizer, it was so delicious but was a bit expensive. It did serve 2 people.
We also ordered the shrimp and grits, the shrimp was so fresh tasting, but there was too much tomato "gravy" poured over the shrimp and grits and it really took away from the taste of the dish.
We also ordered country fried steak, and the meat was from Claybrook Farms. It had a lot of gristle and was very chewy. The gravy covering the meat had too much sour cream and also disguised the taste of the meat, what little we ate of that. The collards were delicious.
We will go back but will order other entrees next time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Another outstanding brunch visit to Interim! The Interim burger is my personal favorite gourmet style burger in the Memphis area, and the new additions to the brunch menu, especially the waffle of the day and chicken fried steak, are delicious. The entire staff is friendly with good service. This is definitely one of my favorite Sunday brunch locations!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Consistently great. Never had a bad meal or a bad time at Interim.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

when I went to pay I got charged 3 times for the same total. I had 3 charges of $83 each on my account.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2017

This is a place you can make it the experience you are looking for. Dining room experience with an open kitchen , friendly bat with bar table dinning experience. Or a private room special occasion . We use this as our go to place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 20, 2017

My husband and I went for Brunch. We have been to the restaurant many times for dinner, but never have tried the Brunch. it was very good. Lots of choices - from your egg dish to a good old hamburger. Something for everyone. And they have a great deal on their Mimosas - $20.00 for a bottle of champagne and carafe of OJ.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This particular brunch visit to Interim was outstanding! The menu had just been changed in the past couple of weeks and was a pleasant surprise. The new chicken fried steak and biscuits with white gravy tasted excellent. Also, I tried my mom's waffle of the day which was a chocolate waffle with peanut butter cream and it was awesome as well. Lastly, the service and presentation were great as always. I will definitely return, especially for brunch, in the near future.

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