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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%
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“surf and turf” (33 reviews)
“lobster” (41 reviews)
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French, American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
2146 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-4229
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As you can see from previous reviews, we are huge fans of Kelly English and Iris, so this review is not about the consistently delicious food, but a recent lapse in the service. To start, I spoke with Matt when I made our special reservations...More

Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our last night in Memphis, we had an excellent dinner at Iris, about a ten minute drive from downtown. Our server asked where we were from and what brought us to Memphis. My girlfriend told her that we had visited Graceland, Sun Records and...More

1  Thank William N
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great food. Great service. We had been to Second Line a lot, but never here. Would recommend for a special occasion. Was upscale, but not stuffy. I am a vegetarian and there was nothing on the menu really. I let the server know, and they...More

Thank Boscor88
Reviewed 1 May 2017

It's always a treat when we can land reservations at Iris, and my husband scored for my birthday this year. Really nice ambiance -- lovely decor, tables are not all jammed up together and you can actually hear each other talk. I always order the...More

Thank DesigningWoman13
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner and we went through the entire menu. We shared the NOLA barbecue shrimp appetizer, perfectly cooked shrimp and a sauce that makes you ask for more bread to sop it up. We then tried salads, the kale and arugula salads....More

Thank PKPollard
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 25 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

1  Thank HisWay73
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 24 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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