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About Restaurant Iris

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.

2146 Monroe Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Creole

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Cooper

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(901) 590-2828

Website:
http://www.restaurantiris.com/

Catering:
Please call 901-590-2828 or email specialevents@restaurantiris.com for more information.

Parking Details:
On-street parking and parking lot available.

Executive Chef:
Kelly English

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine

Restaurant Iris Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Romantic (32)
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Good for a Date (32)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Worth the Drive (22)
Cozy (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Notable Wine List (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Authentic (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Fun (7)
Seasonal (7)
Business Meals (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Memphis)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Memphis)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful restaurant. Food and ambiance was superb.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Memphis)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·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

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Memphis)·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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Memphis)·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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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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 (Memphis)·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.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Outstanding and one of a kind dining!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

One of the best in Memphis.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Awesome experience. Well worth it.

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vip
 (Nashville)·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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 (Memphis)·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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Memphis)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Memphis)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Memphis)·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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 (Memphis)·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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Fabulous meal and impeccable service made for a perfect evening.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Memphis)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fabulous as always! Kelly English is one of the best!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We loved Iris. We were sat down right away (had reservation). Very quiet & intimate. The server was very knowledgeable of their menu (ingredients, flavors, etc.). The food was excellent. We shared the Raviolo (the sauce was to die for) and as entrees, I had surf and turf and he had the pork chop. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful food, ambiance and service. Thank you!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

rich in flavor and in ingredients. overall great experience but was just a tad too heavy for my taste.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fantastic food, atmosphere, and service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were met by valet parking attendant which is of great value to me. The restaurant’s decor is cozy and it was quiet for our 8pm reservation. Our table had a red rose for my wife as it was our anniversary and our waitress was congratulatory, very pleasant and very knowledgeable of the menu. Dinner was outstanding from the cocktails, to appetizers and entrees.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We really enjoyed our evening at Restaurant Iris. The food and service was terrific, as always. Happy Holidays and see you soon.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Wonderful place to dine! We love it every time we go and the service is great and never feel rushed. The food is so amazing! Never disappoints!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Marvelous as always, a can't miss dining experience where elegance meets best chef, best service, best restaurant. Chef Kelly English, no stranger to excellence in his approach to food and the customer experience, shines. Our server, Mary Catherine was wonderful and always a treat to see Kelly in the dining rooms greeting customers. My resolution is to plan ahead so we can repeat often.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our server Nevada was exceptional !! The food was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our special Iris evening

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

As always, everything was phenomenal! It was the perfect place for our 28th anniversary. As a matter of fact, it has become the perfect place each year for our anniversary. Thanks again for a great dinner!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

DH and I went to Iris for a pre-theater dinner. Mary Catherine was our server, and she was wonderful, explaining some of the newer items on the menu and making some recommendations. I started with the squash salad, which was a variety of squash in different preparations, garnished with some pomegranate seeds. Delish! For our entrees DH had the surf and turf with shirmp and gouda substituted for oysters and blue cheese. This is a HUGE dish, the steak was perfectly prepared (I had the rest the next day for dinner). I had the scallops with broccoli puree and beurre rouge. I had never had a beurre rouge before, and it accentuated the scallpos perfectly. I should have spread it on my dinner roll as well. For dessert we had a spiced bundt cake with a creme anglaise. The perfect end to another perfect meal. Thanks Iris!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Outstanding, as always. The tasting menu was a perfect choice, as all the unique flavors are so fun to try. Keep up the great work and we thank you! See you soon.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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