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River Oaks

#124 of 1,224 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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5871 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3949
+1 901-683-9305
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I believe this is the locals watering hole. Great food and drinks. Rack of Lamb outstanding!! Every time we are in Memphis we make it a point to eat here! Don't miss it!!

Thank Mark S
Germantown, Tennessee
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First visit to River Oaks and will go back soon. Best salmon I have ever had! Service was extremely good. Small dining French bistro but never rushed with our meal. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Gail T
Germantown, Tennessee
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72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Four of us went for my husbands birthday dinner. With cocktails, wine, appetizers and main entrée's this was not an inexpensive meal so we expected better service and a better meal. Our waitress was prompt but unfriendly and could have cared less about our meal. She never asked if everything was okay and we had to flag her down to... More 

Thank Ruth S
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Halibut was good, nothing exotic. Seems a bit pricey frankly. It was good. I may try them again if I'm in this part of the country .

Thank nextstay
Memphis, Tennessee
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Nice atmosphere if a little crowded and noisy. Food can be very good to poor. The chef was "adamant" that their Brussels Sprouts were served mushy, like cafeteria style, or else. Then when I returned them they still charged us for uneaten sprouts. Before they came, I had specified that I did not want mush. Well, even though they are... More 

1 Thank Charlotte F
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Our friends recommended this place on our return trip form the Belks Bowl. It was everything they said and more. The chef personally came our and met us and made sure our meal was perfect. The staff was very friendly. The food was so wonderful. We fill definitely be back.

Thank Sharron M
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is a nice little place with a definite local fan base of the 55-plus crowd. The bar is tiny, and right in the space where one walks in, but on certain nights there are a few bartenders who offer a bit of hospitality and it has a little Parisian air about it. We want to like this place, but... More 

Thank Memphisfamily
Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We have dined there many times over the past few years. It is our favorite restaurant in Memphis, due to the high quality of the food and the service. It is operated by Master Chef Jose Gutierrez, who was previously head chef at Memphis' #1 high-end restaurant, Chez Phillipe at the Peabody. Jose is always there, always in charge, and... More 

Thank WKAMC2
Batesville, Mississippi
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Our first time going here. My wife ordered the pork tenderloin and i had the hallibut. Food was wonderful. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable. Can't wait to go again

Thank Mark C
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

River Oaks is what you call a so call high-end quaint restaurant, however the service is poor and the food is mediocre.

Thank Tina M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$32
American, French, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5871 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3949
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-683-9305

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?