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Restaurant Iris

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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,
US$31 - US$50
French, American, Cajun & Creole
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
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We had a great experience here! Loved just about everything about it. We did learn that they will be closing the beginning of June 2018 for renovations. I believe they will be closed all summer and have some plans to change up the menu a...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Hpmicks
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Such a great find on a recent visit for nephews graduation. The food was over the top. Atmosphere snd staff are phenomenal. It is worth the trip. Not your average restaurant. The chef came out to visit snd ser how we liked his offerings.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Sylvia R
Reviewed 29 April 2018

wonderful service, attentive, pleasant. Food options are definitely NOLA themed, so you need to like shellfish. I had the duck, and it was tough to cut but tasty. Another three people had the NY strip, and it similarly was difficult to cut but tasty.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Harveyjag
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

What an elegant little restaurant. Parking is a challenge - we found a parking garage. The restaurant is in an elegant little house in the arts district. Food is superb. So is the service. Prices are high but you get what you pay for. Definitely...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Bearwife
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Some of the best food the city has to offer-the country even. It's eat beyond being full good. Great for a quiet special occasion. So good!

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Leila F
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

My nephew asked his aunts and uncles to Memphis to celebrate his mother's birthday. We had a GREAT wait person Nevada and the young handsome and talented chef visited us as well. Every dish was sensational. The surf and turf has a different twist using...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank DrJ3556
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: February 2018
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