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Restaurant Iris, Memphis, TN

Restaurant Iris

4.7
4.7
1427 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
in April of 2008, restaurant iris opened its doors in midtown memphis as the lifelong dream of our chef and proprietor Kelly English and along with an amazing team achieved a special relationship with our community and helped usher in a new era of restaurant culture, along with our colleagues and friends in our town and industry. Our goal is to know not just how but why food ended up on a table and where and who it came from.

in 2018 we have taken a new look at who we are as a team and our collective vision of what restaurant iris is and should be. With a completely new lens through which we view our charge, we are excited to bring you restaurant iris, brand new again. We invite you to experience restaurant iris, simplicity at its most elegant. Please note: Due to the limited capacity of our dining room, we offer limited online reservation availability. For more information regarding availability, please contact the restaurant directly. Brunch available only select dates.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Creole
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (901) 590-2828
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Kelly English
  • Catering
    Please call 901-504-8400 or email catering@chefkellyenglish.com for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Memphis
  • Cross street
    Cooper
  • Parking details
    On-street parking and parking lot available. Valet is available; Cash only.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 1,427 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 2Value

NoiseModerate

1,427 Reviews
  1. ChefMater

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on October 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Marvelous New-Orleans French cuisine. Make reservations well in advance.

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  2. KenJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on August 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Excellent atmosphere. Great dining experience. Will definitely eat here again.

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  3. Mark

    Memphis/West TN

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Reviewed on August 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Excellent experience. Food was outstanding as was the wine.

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  4. RickB

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Reviewed on July 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Iris is an outstanding place for special occasions - food, service, ambiance are all top notch. Chef Kelly English is a Memphis treasure.

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  5. luv2dine45

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Iris was good, as it has been for years. However, if you've been to the "old" Iris before the renovations, you shouldn't expect the same as before. The food is fine but not quite as fine dining as it was before. The rooms are more open--so you're kind of sharing the meal with others (this isn't really the best setting for loud talkers). Everything I ate was good, but nothing blew me away like the old menu used to. Our waiter was fabulous, the drinks were good, and there weren't any issues. Compared to pre-renovation, I like this Iris less. However, if this is your only Iris experience, I'm sure it will be fine.

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  6. TerraS

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining experience is exquisite.

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  7. EdSfromillinois

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of food. Wonderful service. No question once of the best restaurants in Memphis!!

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  8. DanB

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There’s a reason why everyone includes this restaurant on their best of Memphis. It’s an outstanding meal. I had shrimp and grits with a poached egg and it was delicious. It was a very nice Mother’s Day brunch. They might benefit from having one or two more things that could be for the non-meat eating or gluten-free crowd, as my wife had a delicious meal but she had to pull out some of the components due to her allergies. Even providing an option to toast would be a good add.

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  9. GalenH

    Memphis/West TN

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new menu is excellent. Everything on it seems worth trying.

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  10. srf52

    Memphis/West TN

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite! We think it is still one of the very best restaurants in the Memphis area.

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Google Map for Restaurant Iris

2146 Monroe Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Cooper
  • Neighborhood
    Memphis
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Creole
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    On-street parking and parking lot available. Valet is available; Cash only.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Kelly English
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Phone number
    (901) 590-2828
  • Catering
    Please call 901-504-8400 or email catering@chefkellyenglish.com for more information.
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