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Erling Jensen Restaurant

#48 of 1,211 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119-2801 (Poplar)
+1 901-763-3700
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17:00 - 22:00
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Lakeland, TN
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 Crawfish Bisque for starters (very good) and Buffalo Tenderloin Bearnaise cooked as ordered medium. Neither... More 

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Thank tnhighroad
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The buffalo tenderloin was probably the best piece of red meat which I have ever eaten. My wife had the salmon. It melts in your mouth. It was wonderful.

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Thank Markham B
Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and hope that you will come see us again soon. Erling More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a business dinner with 4 people this week. The staff was very nice and helpful. They had a great wine and drink selection. The menu was quite inventive. I had the special redfish and it was super. Others loved the duck. I had the crab with hollandaise sauce and found it a bit bland for some reason. We... More 

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Thank South691
Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review! I do appreciate your kind words and I will be sure to share them with the rest of the staff. Erling More 

Batesville, Mississippi
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Great place for a romantic dinner. My husband and I enjoyed every aspect of our elegant dining experience. The food, the service, & the atmosphere were all excellent. We will definitely dine here again.

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Thank MrsLParker
Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. I do appreciate it and i will be sure to pass your kind words on to our staff. Erling More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Our monthly ladies night took us to Erling Jensen. We had high hopes for this night based on the reviews we read. We were not disappointed. Our waitress Payton was exceptional!!! She was very knowledgeable. Based on our expressed preferences Payton recommended perfect cocktails. I wanted an appetizer. Payton suggested crab cakes. At first I thought what a boring common... More 

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1 Thank terppam
Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I do appreciate the kind words and the excellent service that Peden provided to you. I will be sure to pass these kind words to her. I hope we will see you again soon! Erling More 

Germantown, Tennessee
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

EJ is one of our favorite places to eat. The ambiance is so peaceful and relaxing. A perfect place to bring friends. "Too Tall" was our server and he took great care of us. Can't wait for next time.

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Thank LatteLovingHedgie
Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Too Tall and the rest of the staff. Hope you will come again soon. Erling More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

My husband surprised me with an anniversary dinner here. I wish our budget could afford dining her more often. The food was delightful and the presentation superb. Service was impeccable. Whether it is a special occasion or just a desire to eat fine food, you can't miss with this restaurant.

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Thank Girlmurmuration
Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and choosing us to celebrate your special occasion. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to my staff. Erling More 

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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints. We had the Sunday special of several courses, plus the wonderful extras they provide (like the cervice,) please. Our server was so much more than you would ever expect. They cater to you completely and somehow I totally love that. Truly, go here, you will be so glad that you did. This is my favorite restaurant... More 

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Thank Susan O
Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon. Erling More 

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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our 5 year anniversary at Erling Jensen. It was our first visit and it certainly won't be our last! Food was excellent, service was superb and the atmosphere is cozy. Too Tall was our waiter, and he was simply the best! We'll be back next month to bring our family for our holiday dinner!

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Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for choosing us to celebrate your special occasion. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first visit with us and look forward to seeing you next month. Erling More 

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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a Friday night happy hour for some drinks and food. The place is a nice setting but in a very short time it was clear it was a local frequent patron only in order to get any type of service. ( we sat at the bar ). Our bartender was very preoccupied doing anything but greeting... More 

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Thank milehighsun
Erling38119, Owner at Erling Jensen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit with us and that we provided less than excellent service. We strive to make all of our guests feel special and I am sorry that we fell short on your visit. I hope that you will reconsider visiting us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Cuisine
French, American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119-2801
    (Poplar)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-763-3700

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?