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Restaurant Iris

4.7
1364 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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Born and raised in Southern Louisiana, Chef Kelly English fell in love with the culture and food of New Orleans. Equipped with his training from award-winning Chef John Besh, English presents a unique dining experience. Restaurant Iris specializes in French-Creole cuisine featuring local and seasonal ingredients. English infuses his endless creativity and passion for food into each dish. Whether indulging in his Oysters three ways, a "Knuckle Sandwich", or a dessert made just for you, one is sure to reap the benefits of English"s rich culinary background. 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Creole
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(901) 590-2828
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kelly English
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Catering
Please call 901-590-2828 or email specialevents@restaurantiris.com for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cooper
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Parking details
On-street parking and parking lot available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 1364 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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4.8
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lexvb (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Simply wonderful food. The curation of the wine pairing with the tasting menu was a little off, but still well done. Great food, good wine, worth every penny

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JessicaR 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

I met girlfriends for dinner. Loved it!!!
As friends of Jack Kenner, we were thrilled to see his beautiful photographs. While they were the draw, it's the food at Iris that keeps us coming back!

I couldn't finish my duck breast and the Brussels sprouts. Thank you for the adorable carry out boxes!!!! Delicious, simple meal-

Special cocktail was delicious- and the glass of Beaujolais went perfectly with the duck. Wish I had ordered the Brandy Alexander as my friends did- it looks so creamy and delicious.

Lastly, music was a little too loud and could have been lower..

Can't wait to return...with husband! Thanks for being an anchor in Midtown. 💞

Jessica

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Ejjj (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Always an amazing meal from start to finish! Cannot day enough great things about this place.

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DougP 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Memphis! This is THE place I take my wife and out-of-town guests when I want to hit a 'home run'. Kelly English et al are TOP NOTCH!

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KY50 (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

This was our first visit to this establishment. It was comfortable and very quiet. I could whisper and hold a conversation. The service was exceptional. The food was out of this world. Why did I wait so long to try it? I don’t know but We are going back and bringing our friends!

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CozbiaS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful restaurant. Food and ambiance was superb.

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mmbgeb (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food! Wonderful service! Knuckle sandwich was amazing! This was our first visit but we definitely plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food, good place to for Special Occasions. Try the Chef's choice! Shrimp & Grits and Steaks were great too.

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charlesc (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Had the surf and turf. Melted in my mouth. Best meal I have had since I don't know when.
Highly recommend. Will be back

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AHungryDragon (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Simply amazing. Iris is my favorite restaurant in Memphis. They're remaking themselves for modern times in the coming months, so I'm hopeful that the remodeled Iris will be just as good if not better than what's there now!

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robb (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent as always. Bone marrow and surf-n-turf are a must have. Broccoli Caesar salad was unique and wonderful. Service always top notch.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent! everything was great. Service A1...food even better. Nice people

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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This was our first visit and we will definitely be back. My expectations were high based on their reputation and the experience exceeded those expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Outstanding and one of a kind dining!

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OpenTable Diner (Tallahassee)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent food and service. Suggestions by server were "spot on"

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HansB (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Outstanding food. Great service. Iris is perfect for special occasions in an intimate setting.

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DanAndKaren (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The delicious food, outstanding service and quaint romantic atmosphere keeps us coming back for special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

One of the best in Memphis.

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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent food and service. The 5 course menu is definitely worth it.

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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Awesome experience. Well worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Yummy cocktails and delicious food in a unique setting. Perfect for a special occasion or date.

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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Restaurant Iris was wonderful. The food is amazing! I got the chef choice and was not disappointed. Every course was outstanding. I highly recommend Restaurant Iris for any special occasion. Great service also. They really make your dining experience exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Best birthday meal ever. We had the raviolo, lobster , surf and turf, diver scallops,
Jackson Square cocktail, Brandy Alexander for desert. Hillary was our server and she was great.

Everything was exceptional and we will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Our dinner at Isis was just about perfect. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. The service was excellent. The room was comfortable. The meals were exactly as described and tasted even better. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Overall, a perfect night. We would highly recommend Isis to anyone visiting Memphis.

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MRoch (Memphis)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was excellent as expected. When I say excellent I mean it would have been worth it if you had to eat on the sidewalk. The service was exemplary. These 2 facets of a dining experience are what it’s all about, and they were met spectacularly.

While the ambiance was quaint in the renovated house, the multiple room setup makes for an unusual experience because people just appear in the room rather suddenly. Also our table was almost directly across from the front door. On cold nights, as this was, it led to a chilly experience. To be clear we were never uncomfortable, but at this price point it could have been considered whether to place people there.

These are minor issues in an overall wonderful experience. I highly recommend this to anyone. If you are looking for a more casual experience check in next door at the Second Line. Another Kelly English Restaraunt with a New Orleans flair and fantastic food.

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mycathasnosoul (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Outstanding service, they make you feel so special from start to finish. The food is phenomenal. My boyfriend and I celebrated his 30th birthday and they had given him an insert in the menu personally signed by Kelly English. Our waitress was knowledgeable and genuine and she made our experience perfect.

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Memphishartattack901 (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Kelly English continues to be one of the chefs in the mid south. He, and his staff, have a great reputation locally and that is why we continue to visit as often as we can. Can't wait until the next time. #surfandturf and #NOLAbbqshrimp second to none.

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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Fabulous meal and impeccable service made for a perfect evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Whenever I’m in town I always find a reason to dine at Iris at least once while in Memphis, and I’m never disappointed with the ever changing food choices, or the great staff. I recommend Iris to all my friends and family.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Memphis)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I love this place and always have since it opened. but the other night was a real let down. I know it was a set menu because it was nye and i'm fine with that, but 100$ per person is a little much. my wife and I can dine there with drinks, apps and main course for about 150$ so when our tab was 316$ for everything plus tip I was really shocked. now to the food, the salad course of broccoli was just horrible and my wife took only 1 bite and didn't eat anymore because of the fish sauce on it wow it tasted like someone poured the inside of a fish on the plate for a green dish, not good. I had the trout and it was really dry I mean real dry, the rice on it I guess soaked up all of the sauce that was supposed to be on the plate, only thing I can think of. all in all we had a good time because its one of our fav places in Memphis but the tab and let down on the food was a first for us here for sure. we'll be back for sure but never again for a set menu.

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