The Kitchen | Shelby Farms Park
The menu will offer simple, seasonal dishes that feature fresh ingredients sourced from the community of farmers, ranchers and purveyors located in and around the Memphis area. We believe that gathering around the table and sharing good food and drink is what connects us as family, friends and a community.
Monday - Thursday: 11.00am - 9.00pm
Friday: 11.00am - 10.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am - 10.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 9.00pm
It was my best friend’s birthday - she had only been there once for lunch so I decided to treat her to supper. It was amazing! Excellent service, delicious food, and there was even a birthday card for her that had been signed by all the staff :)!
Wonderful restaurant. Had a business lunch here on a week day. Can’t wait to go back with my hubby for a date night.
We were staying in Memphis and found The Kitchen at Shelby Farms through Open Table. The pictures of the food looked nice and the views from the restaurant looked amazing. It certainly didn't disappoint as we sat outside and had a lake view and watched the sun go down. We had nice wine and the food was delicious. I struggled to choose from the menu as there were so many things that I fancied ! I ended up with lamb sausage for starter, scallops with cauliflower puree for main and eton mess for dessert. It was all amazing and if I lived closer I would be a regular to try all of the other options on the menu. If you are in the area you should go. If you are not in the area, take a trip to Memphis and go !
First visit, will not be my last. As a vegan I was very impressed. I had the potatoes, college greens, and avocados for my lunch. Everything was perfect. The service was exemplary. Couldn’t have asked for better.
We went to the kitchen for our anniversary. Each employee we encountered greeted us with, “Happy anniversary.” The also gave us an anniversary card signed by the hostess and our servers. The restaurant is small but beautiful. The scenery is gorgeous. It was so peaceful eating while looking out over the lake.
The food was very good and the portions were very generous. We will definitely go back.
As beautiful and serene as the setting is on the back patio is, the food and service is just so disappointing. I’ve now been for a 3rd visit and I’ve yet to get something that was good. Bread for the chicken sandwich that was burnt, chicken that has been cooked in oil that fried more than chicken and was also overdone, and desserts that clearly came frozen and were still frozen when they came out of the microwave. And to top it off, it is incredibly expensive.
Make a picnic at home and bring it to sit on the many benches that overlook Shelby Farms😊
I loved the atmosphere! The wait for our food was pretty long but our server was attentive and the manager was helpful in resolving the matter.
Lunch Bunch with 8 on the patio with a beautiful view! Food was delivered at a timely manner and was well played and very tasty!
Absolutely positively amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We had a wonderful brunch meal at The Kitchen! We can’t wait to go back!
Carnitas Benedict is very tasty!
The food is creative and very enjoyable. Our server was fantastic and always made us feel at home.
Main course took a long time to arrive at table and was lukewarm to cool when it was served. This was true for both a pasta entree, and a ribeye steak served with roasted root vegetables...all barely warm. Both meals were returned to the kitchen and both came back lukewarm the second time they were served. Absolutely unacceptable.
Good food and good service. Had to ask multiple times to turn down radio. Music so loud you could not have a conversation with people at table. Only reason not 5 stars. Will definitely go again.
Had a lunch with new friends we need and we very thing was pitch perfect. The entree's were well prepared and delicious.
Look forward to a return visit.
The portions were small yet delicious. The noise was a little loud to carry on a conversation.
Would love to see more vegan or vegetarian entrees. Would also suggest varying the menu more. We always get the same farro dish since that’s the only option. Seems season options would be good.
Table water was not chilled, just room temp. Had the shrimp boil and added extra shrimp since there were two of us. The shrimp was plentiful but there wasn’t enough potatoes, corn and sausage. Wait staff was very helpful in explaining the menu but main course was a little delayed. Appetizer came out timely but had to wait a while for main course
Great lunch stop with family after church.
Best balcony in the South. Phenomenal food & service.
Our family really enjoyed the food
Would have loved to eat outside though
Such a fun, lively, vacation-like atmosphere. I had the seared scallops and they were cooked to perfection, best I've ever had! After dinner, it was enjoyable to move outside and continue our conversations on the comfy sofas overlooking the lake.
A great meal in a lovely setting. Service was at a relaxed pace, but not slow. It somehow made the evening last and all the more enjoyable.
I’ve been here multiple times. The space is one of my favorites and a nice place to take my out of town guests. Unfortunately tonight’s dinner wasn’t good. Usually have the bolognese and wanted something different. I had the roasted chicken and it was so over salted it was inedible. Not just the chicken but all of the accompanying veggies and potato. As if someone dumped a handful of salt over everything. I complained and was given a second plate but it too was quite salty. The manager came to my table and apologized and handled it professionally. When asked if the replacement was better I didn’t let her know about the second plate but it too was very salty. It’s the chef, not a one time issue. Also, I did not want to make a fuss; my guests had already finished their dinner. My experience was ruined.
Another issue is the menu has gotten stale. It’s the same fare that they served since it opened. No daily specials(at least the last few times I’ve been there). It will be a while before I consider returning.
What a pleasant surprise this place was - located in Shelby Farms overlooking a lake. Just a beautiful little gem.
The staff were all very friendly and extremely helpful. Drinks were great, view was spectacular with the sunset, and the food was perfect!
First visit. We signed up online for the highly touted Shrimp boil noted to start at 3. We skipped lunch and arrived at three. We were not served till 3:45. I would have assumed that since the special event was listed as a 3pm that food would have been ready to go.
Service was excellent!!
Wish there was some cocktail sauce to go with the Shrimp.
Really enjoyed the lovely view from sitting on the outdoor patio for Sunday Brunch. There to celebrate a birthday and a milestone anniversary. Food was rather bland and disappointing; no one ate much! Service was pretty good. No salt in the salt shaker and warm glass of white wine. So go for the atmosphere, not the food.
Our server was Jade, she had a trainee in tow but didn't catch her name. Kitchen was slow but Jade kept us informed. Meal was Sunday brunch, and right off the menu, nothing special. Mimosas $8, coffee $3, breakfast sandwich, French toast. All were excellent when we got it. Great view of the lake and people boating, walking, biking, whatever... . Not our favorite place for brunch, but wife wanted to go there again. Great place for groups, outside seating is great, couches to sit for just drinks, tables for eating. $ to $$.
Fabulous food. That edamame is insane..... good service - drinks took a little while, but were worth the wait
I love the is place. Great setting. Attentive yet patient staff. Fresh tasting food. We sat outside to take advantage of the great weather. Our entrees were a bit off from previous visits (my pasta was a bit cool and daughter's scallops seemed salter then usual. I would still recommend and we would definitely return to this unique setting for a fun evening.
Had a wonderful time. Had drinks outside on the patio and watched sunset. Meals (7) were very good and it was very reasonably price
The service was horrible and the food was lackluster. There were bones in the catfish and the chicken was very dry. Nothing special and quite over priced.
I was celebrating my moms birthday. She passed away several years ago, and this was a special day for me and a close friend who knew her! Everything was perfect
The food was great and the setting was beautiful. The waitstaff was friendly and efficient.
Made reservations for us and some friends from out of town. We had to wait 20 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. Once seated, we waited nearly 10 minutes before our server came to our table only to be told that they were out of the one dish that our friend wanted to try. We said "thanks, but no thanks" and went to Flight instead, where we had a fantastic meal.
We requested outdoor seating, which was lovely and would have been perfection with a little more breeze or a fan that actually moves the air. Our hushpuppy appetizer was raw in the center so they needed to be remade. That was fine, and the server told us “no charge!” on those. The wine menu isn’t extensive and my husband asked about a few types of wine that weren’t on the menu. The waitress told us they didn’t carry any thing else that was similar to his request. Not 5 minutes later, the table beside us got one of the exact wines my hubby asked for. (Disappointing). My shrimp boil was delicious although spicy and my husband enjoyed his scallops. We shared the beignet dessert and lemon curd - delicious. Our bill did not reflect the removal of the appetizer. Overall, we will go back for cocktails on the patio and maybe dessert. It’s unfortunate that the service appears lacking and even somewhat complacent.
Went there for the Sunday shrimp boil. Food tasted great. Drinks service was extremely slow. While the food was good it was $39 per person for the special shrimp boil which seemed over priced. We ordered 2 for 3 people
Service was a bit slow today. Our drinks were smaller and smaller as we ordered them . Overall it was good.
Always love this place. The scallops were delicious. Great service and atmosphere, can’t wait to go back.
I return to "The Kitchen" over, and over again. Best location for a restaurant in Memphis bar none!