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Erling Jensen Restaurant

1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119-2801
+1 901-763-3700
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (9 reviews)
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1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119-2801
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We love everything about this place. Great food and service. Wine dinner offered on Fridaysvis a treat.

Thank mark a
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We celebrated our son's college graduation at Erling Jensens. We've dined there for other special events and have also enjoyed the bar menu. The food, the service and the overall experience are always perfect. Erling is an amazing chef and runs the kitchen as such....More

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We had the Friday Night Wine Dinner which was ridiculously good. The scallops were perfect and the alligator Gumbo with crispy sweetbreads was unusual and delicious - and I'm not a sweetbread fan. Always a sucker for a rack of lamb and this did not...More

Thank Cabana M
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent . They have main dishes on their menu that you do not find at most Memphis restaurants, such as elk and buffalo. Service is outstanding and a good wine selection. It is pricey, but great for special occasions . I would...More

Thank judy B
Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review and for choosing us to celebrate your special occasion. One of our main goals is to make sure that all of your guests have a memorable time and I am so happy to hear that...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

We went here at my son's recommendation, it was incredible. A little pricey but worth it!! The bartender Liv was friendly and attentive. We had snack of crab cakes that was devine and dessert for the souffle that was great with the chardonnay!! Everyone that...More

Thank bambiandtony
Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us and hope that you will come see us again soon. Erling

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We love this resturant last night was our second visit. While still expeensive the Sunday night dinner menu is an excellent value. The table loved the asparagus soup. The bison tenderloin and salmon dishes were very good. Perhaps the best little lamb chops I have...More

Thank mark a
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I have often eaten at this restaurant, and I do not ever recall being disappointed. The service is courteous and attentive. It is not inexpensive, but it is worth it if you looking for a very fine meal.

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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is hidden well on the corner of a little street. The bar is very small, some would say quaint, but the bourbon and whiskey selection is impressive, to say the least. The dining area was lit coolly and the arrangement was very comfortable....More

1  Thank Garrett R
Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I do appreciate it and will be sure to pass along your kind words to the staff. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope that you will come see...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

From France I made reservation for this restaurant wanting to celebrate the birthday of my long time friend : 70 years. We had not seen each other for 3 years and I expected a lot from this dinner. But we were not able to really...More

Thank Gavina70
Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I do appreciate the feedback and apologize for the unpleasant experience that you had with us. My main goal here is to provide an amazing dinner and it appears that we fell short of that with...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017

It had been many years since my wife and I had visited this place, but if anything the top rated status was still quite near the top. The owner/chef Erling Jensen is still in complete control, and his entrees are still superb. I had Saffron...More

Thank Doug W
Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I am so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful meal with us and I hope that you will come see us again soon. Erling

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14 June 2016|
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Response from kittielala | Reviewed this property |
Hmmmm it's not a definite dress code. We just wanted to look nice because the atmosphere of the place is nice. My mother and I wore slacks and a nice blouse. My sister wore a pretty sundress. We didn't feel over or under... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119-2801
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-763-3700
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Erling has fashioned our approach to cuisine: Globally inspired, and classically executed, featuring the freshest, most seasonal ingredients to produce a meal of the highest quality and caliber. As the seasons change, we will reinvent our menu, creating fresh new challenges for us and pleasant little surprises for you. This approach, while founded in the French tradition, reflects our commitment to the imaginative, eclectic, and ethnically diverse cuisine of today. We thank you for the opportunity to entertain you. Enjoy...
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