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Restaurant Iris

2146 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-4229
+1 901-590-2828
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good11%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“surf and turf” (34 reviews)
“lobster” (41 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
French, American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
2146 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-4229
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11 - 20 of 269 reviews

Reviewed 12 March 2017

This restaurant was mentioned in a NYT article on Memphis, so we thought it worth making the 15+ minute drive out from the town center and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is in a modern-looking victorian-style home. Others complained about noise from other diners--we...More

Thank ptrjmaltd
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Although I would like to give 5 stars to the chef and staff who are wonderful, we had to endure two loud patrons who made the evening intolerable. Rather than keep their conversation reasonable and to their tablet like the rest of us, they made...More

2  Thank Richard L
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I'm a huge fan of Restaurant Iris as I consider it the best in Memphis. I have to say I was disappointed in my NYE experience. I understand doing a set menu, but restaurants should stick to doing the dishes that they are known for....More

Thank Cindystoner1
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Our son and his wife took us here for dinner. They were excited to take us as they thought this was a top 50 restaurant. Everything was horrible. Appetizer was a smoked trout ravioli that was terrible. I ordered red snapper that was dry and...More

1  Thank Blanca34747
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We love to sample different and creative chefs' cuisines. Of course, Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, will always be tops in our pantheon, but Chef English's take on creating a new twist on New Orleans' tastes is also a gustatory adventure. Worth the...More

1  Thank Mark F
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Interesting food in a lovely atmosphere. Good for a special occasion. We enjoyed the lobster knuckle and raviolo for starters and the duck and shrimp for our entrees.

Thank dorinf
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate at Iris last night for the 3rd time. This restaurant is located in Midtown in a quaint little house with individual dining rooms that have roughly 4 tables in each room making it cozy and quiet and a great place...More

1  Thank foodienan2
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We wanted to find a nice restaurant to celebrate the sale of our home with the recent relocation to Memphis. The starters (knuckle sandwich, fried oyster salad, foie gras) were all excellent. The main courses (pork and potatoes, scallops) didn't stand up after the wonderful...More

1  Thank James_Atl
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you want "fine dining" without the valet and penguin suits, this is the place! This residential-home turned milieu of delight leaves you at a loss when trying to decide which alluring dish to experience. Chef Kelly est vraiment magnifique!

Thank Kendrea B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and I take out two boys everywhere!--including this restaurant. One could see that the waitress was a bit nervous, but by the end of the night, she was laughing and enjoying our company. This is one of the nicest restaurants in Memphis. Because...More

1  Thank anderson213
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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