Memphis, Tennessee, is not only famous for its rich musical history and vibrant nightlife, but also for its diverse culinary scene. The city is a gastronomic paradise, boasting an array of nice restaurants and fine dining establishments that cater to every palate. From traditional Southern comfort food to innovative fusion cuisine, Memphis offers a dining experience like no other. Whether you're a food connoisseur seeking a gourmet experience or a casual diner looking for a cozy eatery, Memphis has something to offer. This article will guide you through some of the best restaurants and fine dining spots in Memphis, ensuring your culinary journey in the city is nothing short of exceptional.
Cozy eatery featuring an inventive menu of French & Hungarian dishes along with regional eats.
The kind of place that is truly pushing for 4-5 star dining rating. Crepes were nice. Apples could be tended to more closely for cuisine improvement. Nice setting near the River. Hotel adjacent. Good parking.
4 / 5
S P Fletcher
One of the best breakfast experiences I’ve ever had. The French toast was so amazing. Will be back soon.
5 / 5
Elegant restaurant with great menu. Eating at 11:15 on a weekday we were seated promptly, and served water and drinks as well. We ordered the smoked deviled eggs with Roe, Redfish with Crab, and the Low country crab cakes…All delicious and plated nicely. Robust, full flavors. Especially loved the sea grass on the deviled eggs and the flavor profiles on all the dishes. For Dessert we ordered the flourless chocolate cake and bread pudding. These two did not impress. The flavors were a bit weak and did not give the “wow” factor at the end of our meal. Service was good Restaurant was noteably clean and “polished”, down to the salt/pepper shakers. The little bar and hotel lobby were adorable to walk through.
4 / 5
This was the perfect anniversary dinner. We live just down the street, and somehow have never been until yesterday. It was great. We were seated promptly (we made a reservation, but it didn’t seem too busy for a Friday night at 6), and welcomed warmly. The waiter was very friendly and well versed on the menu, history, and pairings. The food was delicious. I had the beef tenderloin burger and my husband had the redfish with crabmeat. Both were phenomenal. The pop up bread complementary appetizer was a bit over cooked, but not too bad. We both aren’t fans of strawberry butter in general, but this butter was great! Everything was cooked exactly how we wanted, and tasted better than we could imagine! A great place for special occasions
4 / 5
Emma Grace Mullins
Truly best of fine dining. As a tourist not knowing where to dine, I searched online and found this treasure. Located near the river with sunset view and indoor outdoor dining. Very classy restaurant offering delicious quality meals and great service. The fish was moist and done to the perfection. Salad was super fresh and delicious. Drinks were okay. The complementary French buns were so tender, buttery, and delightful. I would dine there again.
5 / 5
Upscale Brazilian eatery featuring all-you-can-eat grilled meat carved tableside & a salad bar.
Great experience! The manager is always popping around making sure things are up to par. Food bar is stocked and clean with a wide variety of options from soup and salad to rice and beans and charcuterie. Our son got his choice of a birthday dessert at no charge. The sides come out hot and fresh and they're always willing to send a requested meat your way. Highly recommend.
5 / 5
No exaggeration.... the service was fantastic, the restaurant decor and ambiance is on point, and the food is outstanding!!! I did not get to take pics of all the food as it comes to you at a steady pace and I really got in to enjoying it!
5 / 5
The last time I visited this location was in 2014. They have remodeled and it’s much nicer and bigger than I remembered. It’s still important to make a reservation or you will not be seated unless a cancellation. I was told that the weekends are very crowded and busy. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable! I had a mixed drink can’t remember name of it. 😃 My friend had orange juice and said it wasn’t good. Definitely plan to visit again and highly recommend making a reservation to have this unique experience!
5 / 5
Dr. Rosie Ann Riley
Adrienne was my waitress. She was awesome and really attentive. The food was on point, the salad bar had an extensive variety, and the meat had the term we wanted. Also, the drinks are yummy. Lobster Bisque is delicious! My recommendation is to get some chimichurri from the salad bar and then ask for some flank steak, put the chimi on top, and enjoy it cuz is amazing.
5 / 5
The meat was amazing, and my waiter was as well. He was very attentive it was my first time going, and he explained everything. He ensures that we enjoy ourselves. I side dishes was not to my liking. I'm not a fan of cold sides, and the items for the salads need help. The pineapple on the bar was very tasty. The waiter carrying the meat look like they had better days.
4 / 5
Sherrie “DeeDee” Adkins
Outpost of the upscale steakhouse chain offers classic American fare & a clubby, refined setting.
Attended a work event and the food did not disappoint! We had a group of about 30 people and the kitchen took about 2 hours to prepare the main course. It’s a great place for a group but just know you’ll have a long wait time before getting food.
4 / 5
Elizabeth De Santiago
My husband and I went here for our anniversary one year. We absolutely loved it! The waiters are all very polite and on top of everything. The complimentary bread and butter was to die for. And I got the "off menu" bone-in smoked sirloin, which was cooked to perfection. The best steak I've had yet!
5 / 5
This is the best service that I've ever had at a restaurant. The food was too die for, the chicken was so juicy and flavorful, I would love to know the secret. They had the best cheesecake I've ever had, and trust me, I've had a bunch of cheesecake in my life. We will 100% be coming back to this restaurant in the future.
5 / 5
Went to Capital Grill to celebrate my mom's 80th Birthday. My mom does not like trying anything new and she'd never been here before. We had reservations for 4 and the doors literally were opening at 4 and we were instantly seated. Nathan was our server and when I say he was outstanding it's truly an understatement. He was so attentive to my mom I really appreciated that. I chose filet mignon while my mom had salmon. Our sides were loaded potatoes and cream spinach. My appetizer was some sort of bacon in an Asian sauce. Everything was excellent and cooked to our desired tastes. Everything came out in a timely fashion. My mom really enjoyed herself, and to me, that's all that mattered. Thanks Capital Grill for providing a great memory.
5 / 5
My boyfriend and I came for his birthday and the experience was one of the best we’ve had in Memphis. Jared was our server and he was absolutely a delight! He really knew the menu and recommended a lot delicious dishes, desserts and wine. We thought we were going to be in a food coma with all the food he brought us! You have to try the salmon, cheesecake and coconut pie. Definitely will be coming back for future celebrations and asking for Jared! Thanks for making it a fantastic night for us!
5 / 5
High-end steakhouse chain with aged prime beef & classics such as lobster tails.
My friends and I came here to celebrate our work anniversary. I heard good things about this place and we wanted to give it a try. We were seated right away and there were cards at the table congratulating us. That was really nice. Drink orders came out quickly but everything else slowed down after that. It took a minute for our server to take our order and to receive our food. I got the seared scallops and a couple of them were very sandy which was disappointing. Food overall was ok but not worth the price. I don't mind paying for a good meal but I was disappointed. The only thing I really enjoyed was the lobster mac and cheese. We all had high expectations and were let down.
3 / 5
Noah was excellent and professional. The food was cooked to perfection and served in perfect portions. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening!
5 / 5
Went here for our wedding anniversary as a surprise. Everything was great. You may think the time between ordering food and it being plated and delivered is long, but that is a tell for quality. The food was amazing, the steaks were cooked to perfection. We had a Filet, a tomahawk with the truffle Lobster tail, calamari, creamed spinach and Mac and cheese. We finished dinner with a Crème brûlée. Our waitress and the rest of the staff were very friendly and prompt.
5 / 5
Such an intimate environment with carefully crafted cuisine and impeccable service. We we to celebrate Father's Day and had a wonderful experience. The filet mignon, salmon, tomahawk, asparagus, and Flemings potatoes were delicious. I ordered the seared scallops which were ok but I would not order them again because they didn't really have any flavor, very bland. Our waitresses were very attentive and ensured our dining experience was nothing less than amazing.
5 / 5
The food and the service were wonderful. We always enjoy every time we've come to Fleming. Joe was fantastic. I like that the manager comes around to make sure all is well.
5 / 5
Sophisticated eatery featuring elevated French & American dishes, wine pairings & a patio.
Nice atmosphere and great service. I had a good French 75, people at my table ordered mojitos and had to ask for simple syrup. TV dinner was great, but it’s different day to day. Other than that, other people at table ordered French dip and the pastrami sandwiches, liked them! Great restaurant overall!
5 / 5
I enjoyed the visit here, but I think I need to try it one more time to affirm. The service is good. Portions of food are small, which is usually the case for fine dining. I left perfectly satisfied with leftovers, but if you are used to larger portions, this may not be your spot or order extra. The dishes we're prepared textbook style for the most part, I would have liked to have seen more. The only true detractors I have are the dining area is condensed, and the traffic is hard to navigate on Poplar, yet still, I plan to come back out one day!
4 / 5
The staff was extremely friendly, but we had a confusing visit. They sat us at a table and said they had a the table reserved for 2 hours after we sat down. We didn't think it would be an issue, but it did end up taking an hour and a half for the food to come out. Then when they did bring the food out they had forgotten the petite salad for my young niece. Not a huge deal, but the shrimp was really bad. Bad enough that I would recommend patrons avoid the shrimp. The shrimp was dry and chewy and smelled spoiled. So from my perspective, these very friendly people didn't get the child's salad first, Even though they had served two salads, and the salad they did serve to the child was less than appetizing. Some of the dishes were home runs. The salmon was delicious, the watermelon salad was a treat, but it almost seems like a gamble of what is good. I can't in good conscious recommend this place. It's a shame because the staff was so nice. For the prices here, the risk is not worth.
3 / 5
I just love River Oaks. To be fair, out of the 200 times I've gone, I've gotten the same thing 198 times! The short rib is always amazing! I swap out the potatoes with the cauliflower risotto. OMG! I enjoy sitting at the bar. Very laid back. Every bartender so far have served awesome old fashions as well. Decent whiskey/bourbon list. Hands down one of my favorite restaurants.
5 / 5
Simply Southern Catering Co.
I have been to Memphis numerous times and passed right by this restaurant. This was my fault. I will add River Oaks to my favorites lost going forward. This is a great cozy restaurant with a menu for everyone. The service was outstanding and the food was even better.
5 / 5
Creative Creole-French fare in an elegant renovated bungalow with several cozy dining spaces.
We celebrated our wedding anniversary and the food and service were great. They did not have the raw bar available during our visit but the Crab Au Gratin was amazing. Both the Steak Iris and Grilled Beef Tenderloin were cooked perfectly. This is definitely on our list of places to go and definitely recommend.
5 / 5
Loved the classy vibe in here! Everything we ordered was delicious. We started with the scallops which did not disappoint. I ordered the duck leg and he ordered the pork tenderloin. We had brussel sprouts on the side. Everything was cooked perfectly. My duck leg paired perfectly with the tart peaches and greens. The brussel sprouts were delicious, but I wouldn't recommend getting them along side what I had since they have a balsamic based dressing on them (too much acid). We wanted dessert but didn't have the room for it. Hope to come back some day!
5 / 5
My experience at Restaurant Iris was definitely one to remember! The food was amazing! So flavorful and well prepared! The service was impeccable with multiple people checking on us and food/drinks coming out in a timely manner! I was also in awe of the design of this restaurant! The colors, table settings, and furniture seemed to be well thought out and added to the fine dining experience! There is a skylight in the dining area that creates this beautiful natural lighting, not letting you miss a moment of the sunset! I will definitely be back again for the food and ambiance! My only critique would be for the braised collard greens. They came with pickled peaches, and I could taste the peaches. They made the greens sweet too and I don't personally care for sweet greens. Even with that it was a great experience, and I recommend it!
5 / 5
One of the top dining spots in Memphis! Let's start by saying call and request Constance with your reservation, she's the literal best in town hands down. We started with a rum punch bowl, a great centerpiece! All of the food was top notch. We had a table of 6 so ordered a spread of salads, sides and desserts. The salads were divine, the sides spot on and the chocolate dessert was our favorite. The 20 year port was one of the best I've had. All of the meals received rave reviews - the pork cheeks were the surprise favorite. All in all just a killer experience. Highly recommend!
5 / 5
Giving it 5 stars because that’s what it deserves! My friends and I came for dinner a couple of weeks ago and I can honestly say we didn’t have any complaints, no suggestions, no “they should do this”…nothing! (And this is a group of food bloggers so that should tell you something lol) The service from the bar and the table seating was great. My food was awesome! We all tried different this so what was fun. Everything was reasonably priced so it’s an easy spot to come back to. Did I mention the decor is beautiful?!
5 / 5
CP Fulton (Camille Unlimited)
Rustic-yet-sophisticated eatery featuring modern American cuisine, unique drinks & communal tables.
LOVE Acre! Great food, great service, great setting. Sat on the patio for the first time. Awesome! And enjoyed the GF options. Oh...and very good wine!
5 / 5
What a wonderful dinner! Morgan at the bar mixed excellent cocktails. Everything I had was so delicious! Gnocchi, tuna, octopus, gnudi, quail, carrots. All SO good. I recommend going with a group of 3-4 people so that you can get a few bites of lots of different things.
5 / 5
Not only did they pay attention to every detail, but their food was outstanding! Every one of our dishes went back to the kitchen without a crumb left on it!
5 / 5
It was a lovely anniversary dinner. Bartender makes an excellent dirty martini but I would love to see a nicer/fresher olive or option of blue cheese stuffed. Our favorite food items were the carrots for the table and the sea bass. Everything was delish in a beautiful, romantic setting.
5 / 5
Acre was excellent. No complaints. Had a few small plates and the NY strip which they cooked to blue at my request which was much appreciated as it was done perfectly! Highlight was definitely the steak and the farro small plate. Will definitely be back!
5 / 5