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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
Memphis, TN 38117
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: Open at 5:30
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Sunday Brunch 10:30 - 2:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On site security.
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
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
While I had been here before, it was the first time for my husband. Service was great. Our entrees were just the right size and they accommodated my need for no potatoes and just included more vegetables. My husband tried the cioppino and was pleasantly surprised. Coming from the San Francisco area where cioppino is outstanding, that's saying something. He said he would definitely get it again. We topped the night off with carrot cake which melted in your mouth. My only complaint was the tables are close together and the table next to us was extremely loud so it was hard to carry on a conversation. We will be back.
We have been devoted customers of Interim for 17 years, ever since it originally opened as Wally Joe's. The consistency of this restaurant is what keeps returning again and again. This dining experience is elegant, simple, beautiful, and not fussy in any way. The service is impeccable and attentive without ever being intrusive. The food is beautifully and artistically presented on crisp, white dinnerware. The cocktail and wine selections are ample and interesting. And for us the extra treat is the open kitchen concept, where we can see appetizers, salads, fish, beef, pork and chicken, and even the over-the-top desserts being expertly prepared. Indeed, Interim is our favorite restaurant in Memphis.
Wife’s food was not well seasoned she had veal and couscous which was pasty, my filet which was medium well was charred on the outside heavily and was not cooked and not seasoned well. Manager try to say that it was the proper temperature, but I would not have received that anywhere else.
Our 2 kids had burgers that were good and the meal was over 200 dollars. We did have the valentines pre fixed menu and the lobster bisque and desert was good but only received one dessert for two 60 dollar prefixed meals...should have gone to Ruth chris or a chain if I was spending that much.
My wife and I went in for an early Valentine's dinner and we were totally blown away. All these years its been there and we hadn't been. I could slap myself for that. The waitress was great and shared a lot of great information about the food and wine with us. They have a great bottle of Amarone there and it was very reasonable. We will be back for sure!
Interim, old standby favorite, until...Seated promptly. Discussed appetizer...fried oysters. Still thinking about entree and wine. Oysters arrive....hmmm, no wine selected, timing not good. Oysters on previous occasions were exceptional. This time, just average. Batter was much heavier. Entrees ordered, salmon with potatoes and asparagus and cioppino. Bread was delightful. White wine was brought to the table. An ice container would have been nice for the bottle. The potatoes were boiled and sliced...void of seasoning..any. Salmon, approached a poach. No sear, no smoke flavor, no seasoning. Nursing home bland. The cioppino is a fish stew with a ton of interpretation. This one had a tomato base with some depth of flavor. The prawn on top was not cooked. Sent it back. The second prawn was over done. The mussels, the only other seafood in the stew, were mostly over cooked. I was not expecting a Tadich (San Francisco) level...but oysters, clam, fish pieces, shrimp, crab...in this sauce would constitute a stew. The carrot cake by Chef Oysel, I think, was outstanding. The service was good and polite.
I understand there is new ownership. For the price in this City it just missed the mark by a wide margin versus numerous previous visits.
We were so pleased with our experience at Interim on this visit. We are regulars at this restaurant. They recently went through a chef change. We didn't have the greatest experience in our visit during the transition. But the new chef is in place now and the experience at Interim was wonderful. I believe the new chef is Jordan Buchanan. He visited the table and introduced himself. He was active in the kitchen working with the staff. Morale seemed good and the service was fantastic. So thankful Interim will remain a date night favorite.
Lunch was outstanding. It was appetizing and entertaining to watch the flow of the calmly paced but busy impeccable kitchen. But the real treat was dessert. Interim has their own executive dessert chef who works on display. Our chocolate cake and gelato was anything but as simple as it sounds. The presentation was pure elegance and careful creativity. This dessert turned an ordinary lunch date into a special occasion we won't forget. Thank you, Interim chefs, for viewing your work like it's an art you enjoy.
Unfortunately, we caught Interim on the week that the chef left. The food was just okay although one of our party said his steak was excellent. The 6 of us ordered 6 different entrees. The restaurant was also out of 3 choices for one of our party for his cocktail. I'm sure they're just going through a rough transition. Others have eaten business lunch there and said it was okay. It was just not outstanding for the cost.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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