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Restaurant Iris

2146 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-4229
+1 901-590-2828
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good11%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“surf and turf” (35 reviews)
“lobster” (43 reviews)
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French, American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
2146 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-4229
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We had dinner here the other night and I had really high expectations as this is widely regarded as one of, if not the best restaurant in Memphis. It is right next door to The Second Line where we had lunch and has the same...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We eat here about once a year. It’s consistently my favorite in Memphis and this was even better. It’s tough with a party of 10! We brought mags of great wines from our cellar and they were gladly served. The waitress enjoyed a taste of...More

Thank Rob L
Reviewed 28 February 2018

I have delayed writing this review because I hate to say anything negative about Iris. After the over $200 that we spent on dinner, it pains me to say that it was just okay. The most disappointing dish was my strip steak with fried oysters....More

Thank Jeannie D
Reviewed 19 February 2018

First impression was not great. Walked in to host in rumpled shirt and slacks with a huge stain on his shirt. He seated us in the door way by the host station when there were plenty of other tables available (it was very early). We...More

Thank CooperThurman
Reviewed 4 February 2018

On TripAdvisor (as I type on 2/4/18) this place comes is as 13th of the Fine Dining options. I guess I have to get back to Memphis to try the others because this was amazing. A tastefully converted small house makes you feel like you...More

Thank Astronomer61
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Recently had dinner here after seeing the restaurant previewed on the Travel Channel. The setting is beautiful, but the food is at best mediocre. My wife’s pasta was just barely warm and was supposed to have ox tail in it, but we could not find...More

Thank Jimed323
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We were 5 people in a business meeting. With help of the waitress we choose 4 starters and 4 main course. We shared the dishes and enjoyed.

Thank Avi P
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We felt lucky to be able to score a reservation at this highly rated restaurant as we were only in Memphis for three nights, but this turned out to be one of my most disappointing meals ever. The setting was quiet and charming-a small house...More

1  Thank Greg M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Took my wife to celebrate her "Birthday Month". Restaurant Iris has been on our Memphis list for several years. We had been to and enjoyed, Second Line next door. Parking isn't one of their highlights, though we were able to find a legal spot on...More

Thank MidsouthFoodies
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This was our second visit to Iris. After finally getting a parking spot we walked to the restaurant for what we expected to be a really great meal. We had Farmers Squash, Teres Major, Surf and Turf, Bread Pudding, and drinks. The Farmers Squash was...More

2  Thank IverJohnson
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2146 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-4229
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-590-2828
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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.
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