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Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Memphis / West Tennessee

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies in Memphis / West Tennessee? 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!


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4.9
4.9 (9512)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
My dad loved his experience at Flight! We’ll be back!
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4.8
4.8 (2708)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Memphis
About the restaurant
Due to Covid regulations and our assurance of social distancing, we have decided to incorporate, The Beauty Shop, our sister music club, Bar DKDC, our newest Back Dō Oasis Patio behind the Beauty Shop and our patio out front of the Beauty Shop.

In addition to the two outdoor igloos, we also now have multiple greenhouses outside to assist in social distancing and outdoor eating even during cold or rainy weather. These can be reserved via outdoor table bookings.

This is one way we can keep social distancing in place and still give all of you a great experience when you come back to see us.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you! We are doing everything we can to make sure your dining experience is comfortable and safe.

Top review
SuziinTNvip
Dined 2 days ago
Outstanding service with wonderful food recommendations. Drinks were creative and good! Duck and brisket were fabulous. Don’t miss the French fries with cayenne and sugar!!
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4.8
4.8 (71)
$31 to $50
American
Lexington
About the restaurant
The musical crossroads of Memphis, Nashville, and Muscle Shoals.

At Main & Monroe, our concept on Friday and Saturday nights is to create a unique "listening room" experience for artists to showcase their compelling stories through music. Our primary aim is to foster a strong sense of community, all while offering an exceptional fine dining experience.

Led by Executive Chef Robert Bristow & Chef Lynn Johnson.

Top review
AlanaD
Dined on May 19, 2024
Cozy restaurant with live music on most weekends. Music is mainly local and newer artists and we have always enjoyed ourselves each time we go. Food is always delicious and beautiful.
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4.8
4.8 (240)
$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
iHeartFood
Dined 2 days ago
This is the best dining experience I’ve ever had in Memphis. The service was impeccable, and the food was beautiful, inspired, and delicious.
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4.7
4.7 (451)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Midtown / Cooper
About the restaurant
For parties of six or more please call 901-538-7313 to make your reservation.

You won’t want to miss the commanding views at our rooftop bar, situated right in the midst of all of the action. Like Overton Square below, this is a destination dedicated to celebrating the best of the Memphis way of life – the art, music, culture and soul. Showcasing ingredient-forward cocktails and approachable bar fare ideal for sharing, this is the place to take in all that Midtown has to offer.

Dress Code-Smart casual. Dress to impress. Baseball caps and beanies are not allowed and men must have on a collared shirt, sweater or blazer. All genders no athletic apparel (tank tops, spandex, or sweatpants). Undergarments should not be exposed.

Our parking lot is for overnight hotel guests only. Parking is located at the Overton Square Garage. Please bring a valid ID.

This is a smoke free and weapon free environment. We encourage synergy between all of our guests. We look forward to your visit.

Top review
WarnerR
Dined on May 19, 2024
Last minute stay for MIM and the staff and ambiance exceeded all expectations! The food and staff were amazing and I am beyond excited to visit again soon. The bartender, Fred, is an absolute angel and I will never not come back here again for all of my Memphis adventures!
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4.3
4.3 (210)
$30 and under
American
Midtown / Cooper
About the restaurant
Located at the cultural heart of Overton Square, Complicated Pilgrim is an ideal respite for the weary traveler or local city slicker. Here our eclectic menu is served with a side of world-class service and a “door is always open” vibe. Enjoy local and regional fare inspired by our own distinctly Memphian perspective, paying special mind to fresh ingredients and partners who share our values of community and quality. Stop by the coffee-to-cocktail bar to get your day started and to end your night on a high note. Now serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Complicated Pilgrim parking is located at the Overton Square Garage. We look forward to your visit.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Service and food quality was amazing. It was a fantastic experience from the moment we arrived until we finished. Love this place!
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4.3
4.3 (555)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Memphis
About the restaurant
A 2024 James Beard Award semifinalist, SupperClub on 2nd (SCO2) is a fine-casual urban bistro + cocktail kitchen in the heart of Downtown Memphis, located directly across from the world-famous Peabody Hotel at the Corner of 2nd & Union. The kitchen is headed by Executive Chef & Food Network television alum Chef Tamra Patterson, affectionately known as Chef Tam, SCO2 features soulful Southern delights combined with stables of the Memphis culinary scene freshly reimagined and refined.

A nod to the supperclubs on the 60s & 70s, SCO2 features two floors of dining featuring two bars, set in a backdrop of deep-wood, velour and brass finishes, plus visual art via laser projection as well as stationary artistic designs & lighting. Live music Thurs-Sat from 7p-9p and Happy Hour from 5p-7p. Fri & Sats, live DJs spin an eclectic blend of acid jazz, breaks and classics to keep your night on the right track.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Everything was awesome! From the service to the food and the ambiance, it was all amazing. We will definitely be returning!
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4.1
4.1 (624)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Curfew is the perfect fusion of a classic tavern feel with Spanish, American and Italian flavors. Unrestrained by conventionality, this elevated dining experience seamlessly blends bold ingredients, a welcoming décor, and a talented team dedicated to culinary excellence.

Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani brings his passion for hospitality to this incredible concept, combining authentic dishes with handcrafted cocktails and locally-sourced beers. Located on the main floor of Memphis’ Canopy Hotel, Curfew is your new destination to gather for the big game, check out local artist or simply indulge your tastebuds.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 14, 2024
Was looking for a place with good food to fit many different appetites and Curfew delivered. Service was friendly and great. Food exceeded our expectations and no one left disappointed. Would definitely recommend.
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3.4
3.4 (1369)
$31 to $50
American
Midtown / Cooper
About the restaurant
Bounty is the latest addition to the Broad Avenue Arts District, a casual fine dining restaurant with a focus on fresh, farm-to-table dishes for dinner and Saturday & Sunday Brunch.

Our kitchen is 100% Celiac Safe.

Top review
ThomasPvip
Dined on Mar 23, 2024
Great food. Everything on the menu is GF, which is really nice for GF folks. Two of my guests were and they loved it. The Catfish that I had was excellent. Staff service was a little off and slow, which is really why I gave them 4 stars.
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3.4
3.4 (133)
$30 and under
American
Cordova
About the restaurant
Reservations Bar & Bistro will offer a relaxed lunch, dinner, and late night menu, all provided by our executive chef D’mitri Wright . There will be a host of specialty cocktails, wine and beer to choose from at our premium bar. If none of that sound inviting, we can't wait until you see our main dining area that shows pure Memphis elegance. Whether you have a special occasion or a business meeting, we offer a private dinning room just for you and your guest(s). Let's not forget about the cigar lounge that is well ventilated in a room of its own! We can't wait to provide you with the ultimate Reservations experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The food was amazing great customer service as well
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