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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Memphis

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Memphis? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Wine Cellar at Flight Restaurant restaurant
5.0
5 (429)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 11, 2024
Excellent dinner, service, staff, wine, and ambiance
A photo of Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (9503)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar is a full service restaurant with multiple dining selections for a guest to enjoy in a single dining experience. Flight offers the finest service featuring a knowledgeable wait staff from which guests can gain valuable insight to enhance their dining experience.

Flight offers several distinct dining options: On the main floor, there is the hustle and bustle of friends and business people gathering together. The bar is a welcoming place for those dining alone to meet friends yet unmet, or for those who want a quick bite. On the balcony level, the booths and small tables, some overlooking Main Street, offer more privacy for business or a romantic date night.

Please check The Wine Cellar at Flight Restaurant for additional dining options.

Top review
SteveC
Dined 3 days ago
Food was excellent. Though it says “small plates”, you can get a single small plate or a flight of three. I had a beef Wellington appetizer and a veal Marsala small plate; my wife had a small plate of chicken over waffle. Deserts were good - my wife had key lime pie and I had lava cake with peppermint gelato. Service was excellent and friendly. Bottom line - I’d highly recommend Flight.
A photo of Porch & Parlor Prime Steakhouse restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3501)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Overton Square, Porch and Parlor Prime Steakhouse offers the finest prime steaks and chops culminating in a Southern steakhouse experience.
Top review
Dcbjr
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent food and service! Recommended for any special occasion.
A photo of Chez Philippe - The Peabody Memphis restaurant
4.8
4.8 (799)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Seasonal, local, sophisticated. Experience a culinary journey in Chez Philippe. Modern American cuisine meets French presentation in four courses or a seven course Tasting Menu by Chef Keith Clinton and Executive Pastry Chef Konrad Spitzbart.

Located off the Grand Lobby of The Peabody Hotel, Chez Philippe is the MidSouth’s only Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond rated restaurant and has been honored with the “Award of Excellence” from both Distinguished Restaurants of North America and Wine Spectator magazine. In 2023, USA Today named Chez Philippe the #1 "Best Hotel Restaurant" in the country.

Serving Afternoon Tea and Dinner, Thursday through Sunday.

Tasting Menu carefully curated by the culinary talents of
Chef Keith Clinton
Executive Pastry Chef Konrad Spitzbart

Vegetarian Tasting Menu available upon request. Please advise of any food allergies or dietary restrictions when making your reservation. Reservations recommended.

Top review
JDCSFvip
Dined 1 day ago
A wonderful dining experience. Many surprise courses and tastings. A real treat.
A photo of The Capital Grille - Memphis restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2197)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and quality of service. Great people and great atmosphere for a business meeting lunch. We will definitely go back for any future meetings or general business dinner’s.
A photo of Amelia Gene's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (236)
$50 and over
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Amelia Gene’s, Downtown’s finest dining experience, welcomes a contemporary, globally inspired palate artfully designed to impress. Fine wines, classic cocktails, proper bites, and a can’t-miss cheese cart transport diners through a culinary journey with distinct hospitality that can only be found in this state-of-the-art, reclaimed space in Downtown Memphis.

Our menu emphasizes seasonality and a dedication to ingredient-driven preparations. Our Chef's culinary philosophy is characterized by restraint, allowing the innate qualities of the ingredients to eloquently express themselves. Our establishment is located adjacent to the Caption by Hyatt Hotel.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Very much enjoyed taking my friend, whose name is Amelia, to Amelia Gene’s. What started out as a playful jest (picking the restaurant because it matched my friend’s name) turned out to be a very lovely dining experience. We will definitely come again!
A photo of Folk's Folly Prime Steak House restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2622)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Memphis
About the restaurant
The Folk’s Folly story began in 1977 with unconventional origins, as the best stories often do.

Native son Humphrey Folk, Jr. was a prominent and shrewd developer, whose hard work carried him all over the country, cultivating his sincere appreciation of food and fine wine.

Undaunted by a complete lack of restaurant or culinary experience, he decided to convert a quaint and intimate house into a small eatery. His peers offered little encouragement, so he added the word “folly” to his own name, and Memphis’ Original Prime Steak House was born.

With only a gentleman's handshake to signify agreement, Humphrey Folk welcomed famed Memphis restaurateur Thomas Boggs as managing partner of Folk's Folly in 2003.

This partnership built the bridge to the next generation and Folk's Folly Prime Steak House remains a family affair.



*PLEASE NOTE: ALL REQUESTS FOR PRIVATE DINING MUST BE MADE BY CONTACTING THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY AT
901-762-8200

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
As always, the food was delicious, and the service was outstanding! It was our anniversary and Folk's Folly is a special treat.
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A photo of Wilson Cafe restaurant
4.7
4.7 (33)
$31 to $50
American
Wilson
About the restaurant
In harmony with the seasons, the cuisine at Wilson Cafe celebrates the exceptional local bounty of the Delta and its environs. Our menus honor the Delta land, farms, and wines from our Napa Valley vineyards with dishes that reflect the region’s diverse cultural influences and rich pastoral traditions. Our talented chefs pay tribute to the area’s remarkable agricultural heritage and mark the pace of nature with ingredients fresh from The Grange gardens and the surrounding communities.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
My family had an outstanding meal for Mother's Day at Wilson Cafe. The appetizer, the best loaded fries we've ever had, set the tone for the brunch. The blackened tuna salad was both beautifully presented and delicious. The veal was perfectly cooked, presented with care, and so tender it could be cut with a butter knife. For dessert, we enjoyed a scrumptious cheesecake. Our server ensured we were well taken care of, making a twenty percent tip the least we could offer. To top it off, the host brought us complimentary penny cookies and graciously offered to take pictures of us outside to help us celebrate the occasion. Wilson Cafe has become our go-to spot for life celebrations. This was our second visit, and we will definitely return..
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Memphis restaurant
3.9
3.9 (1224)
$50 and over
Unspecified
East-Bartlett / Collierville / Germantown
About the restaurant
Your Memphis Fleming's is located on Poplar Avenue between Ridgeway and Massey, convenient to Ridgeway, Graceland, Beale Street and Tunica, MS. Fleming's in Memphis is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine or handcrafted cocktail. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business dinner or simply wanting to enjoy a night out - we will create a safe and memorable evening in our Dining Room or Outdoor Patio. If you prefer to enjoy your fine dining experience at home, you can order and pay for lunch or dinner online and then pick up curbside or select from one of our delivery partners.
Top review
BLovevip
Dined on May 11, 2024
Brandon made my Mom feel absolutely amazing during our Mother Daughter Lunch!!!
A photo of Mesquite Chop House Memphis restaurant
2.8
2.8 (260)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Memphis
About the restaurant
The Mesquite Chophouse downtown is a classic, elegant steakhouse in the heart of downtown Memphis. We use only the finest cuts of Certified Angus Beef® and pork, and all orders are grilled to perfection over smoldering Mesquite logs shipped directly from Texas. We also specialize in wonderful seafood and poultry, not to mention incredible sides like sautéed corn with peppers, succulent grilled asparagus, or our daily made potatoes au gratin.
Top review
ShanericaB
Dined on Jan 12, 2024
Ribeye and potatoes were superb. The brown sugar salmon was definitely a winner.
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