The Kitchen | Shelby Farms Park

4.5
1004 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The Kitchen is an American bistro with locally sourced food and striking lakeside views in the new eco-friendly Event Center, open seven days a week.

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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Open seven days a week. Now serving brunch Saturday - Sunday.

Monday - Thursday: 11.00am - 9.00pm
Friday: 11.00am - 10.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am - 10.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 9.00pm
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Phone number
(901) 729-9009
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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4.4
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4.7
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The place is beautiful. The staff is great and the food is great! Music was playing but not too loud that we couldn’t have a conversation.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was great! The outdoor atmosphere was super! A+

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

First visit. Overall, everything was great. I had the Chef’s Omelet. A little more meat would have been great. I had a difficult time finding pieces of steak.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

I’m counting off on ambiance because the techno music that was playing was so loud that we asked to be moved to the patio despite the 100 degree weather. Thankfully, the giant ceiling fans kept us comfortable.

It’s not just The Kitchen; every restaurant I go to lately is just blaring music! Am I just getting old and curmudgeonly? I like to converse with my tablemates and loud music makes it impossible.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

We always enjoy dining at the Kitchen. Everything is superb. Only two complaints. The music is too loud, even when Asked to turn down-helps a little. But hard to hear table guests. The coffee was overheated, tasted warmed over, bitter not fresh.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Had a nice meal with my wife and old friends for brunch on a Sunday

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Good spot for a Sunday brunch.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great place the grilled edamae is to die for.

The chicken so delicious!

The view amazing !

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

2 biscuits and not so good gravy @$13.00 is overpriced

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We loved watching the sunset from our table. The place was very nice and the service was perfect. Food



It was good, but we expect a meal
with more character and personality. We suggest wearing a code dress for
servers, they will look perfect and appropriate.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We were seated outside and the fans were a little bit powerful. I wish I had a hair tie.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Great date night. Great view of the lake. Good crowd and good service. Food was creative. Only miss for me was a little too savory.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

It would be nice to add rose wine to your wine list (not just sparkling) .

We really enjoyed our meal. It was great.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Food was tasty and high quality. Service was poor. Had to track down our server several times and go to the bar to on two ocassions to order drinks because of her lack of attentiveness.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

I recommend eating outside the view is fantastic

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Lovely as Always... Always so welcoming... See you again very soon... :-)

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Nice view and atmosphere. Food was just okay. Overall I had a good experience.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Excellent. Seating could not have been better and the view overlooking the park was awesome!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Jade was a wonderful server, who helped me find vegan options on the menu. (Wish there were more.)
The service was excellent and the food came out fresh and hot.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Great atmosphere, and the staff was really great too. Food was really good too. Food did not blow me away but I really enjoyed my meal and will defiantly go again.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Wonderfully creative food. Cool architecture with great views. Excellent staff.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

great food as always. service was not anything spectacular but the food & atmosphere is worth it.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We were celebrating two birthdays and the hostesses acknowledged that when we checked by saying, "Happy Birthday!" We explained that actually, we were celebrating two birthdays at our table. The hostess accommodated us by moving us to a table that still had a great view of the sunset, but mainly had a better location away from the waiters coming and going; it ended up being a good move. A couple had gotten engaged earlier and a photographer was having a much better time taking photos of them because we weren't seated at our original table. Phoebe was a wonderful waiter. She delivered a signed birthday card/message, also signed by the manager. Phoebe was very friendly and was very attentive. The food was very good as were the specialty drinks. When dessert arrived, there were two candles. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Out of town guest

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Great food with an amazing view. Sit outside for a great view of the sunset!!!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

This was our first visit to the Kitchen and definitely will not be our last. Our meal was delicious and the view was beautiful. I loved my chocolate dessert. It was obvious that the locals visit this spot often. We always take that as a good sign of a great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

I enjoyed the restaurant very much. The waiter was nice and gave great recommendations.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Awesome restaurant with incredible food and customer service. Sit out on the porch and enjoy the lake view - even on a hot day it was a great experience.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Special as usual, view of the lake and landscape is very nice. Food great too.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Love this place and the food is amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

A simply wonderful evening! I fumbled with my reservation, but they kindly and quickly accommodated my request when we arrived. We were outside for the incredible sunset. The view was only surpassed by the delicious and creative menu selections! We started with a bottle of bubbly then moved onto a couple summer drinks. The appetizers were spot on: chick pea fries and the edamame. Dinner was four of their entrees, and we thoroughly enjoyed every dish, side items and fresh salads. Service was timely, attentive and professional. Could not have had a better evening. Well done and thank you! This was our second visit and I can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

In my opinion, the Kitchen at Shelby Farms has the best view and atmosphere in Memphis. Food is always great and the service is even better. Cocktails, appetizers and entrees in a laid back environment!

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Great time nice view will repeat

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Customer Service needs improvement. I had to sit on ‘waiting bench’ forvredt of my party although place was empty and I had a reservation. We were there at 530 and my guest wanted the burger which is on the menu for lunch and until 5pm but was told not available.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Everyone was extra nice for my Granny’s 90th bday! She was very thankful and they went above and beyond!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

We had a delicious dinner and great service!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

We have been twice, once for a birthday brunch and this past visit, for our anniversary. The food and service has been outstanding! The view of Shelby Farms Park makes you feel that you have traveled to another city, like Boulder, for dinner.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This was my second visit. The view is great, love the decor. My food was served lukewarm. The server was very friendly, but unfortunately the service was really slow. Will return, because we love the location!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

My husband and I came here for our Anniversary Brunch. The food was very good and flavorful. We enjoyed the views. Our server was excellent. I have recommended the Kitchen to several friends.

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Average food, terrible service.

Our server Sarah was nowhere to be found for 20 minutes of our experience. We were completely out of drinks and asked another server to assist. She would not. We went to the bar and ordered drinks there and they were visibly annoyed. They sent the drinks to our table via a bar back and had a conversation about our request to our server who was also visibly annoyed. She finally came back to our table 10 minutes later, annoyed, and it ruined our entire night out. I attempted to call and share my experience with a manager but sat on hold for 5 minutes with no assistance and finally hung up. I will never return to this restaurant.

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