It was quite busy when we arrived, so it was several minutes before we were greeted at the entrance. Then another few minutes before we saw our server. Once the server arrived and brought our drink orders, the pace picked up a bit. Food and wine pairing were perfect! The food was some of the best we have ever had at Erlings. Always a favorite for a special meal out.
My wife and I were given a gift certificate to the restaurant. We were excited to come to such a highly lauded restaurant. The service and food were excellent, however our meal was overshadowed by a feeling of not belonging. Throughout our meal we observed the chef come to all of the tables and greet them and ask about the cuisine. Since there were only six tables seated, we wondered why it was he made several trips into the dining area and completely ignored us. Our server did a wonderful job, however, by the end of the entrees we both felt uncomfortable and were ready to leave. I read several of the reviews before coming to eat and felt very excited as many touted the welcoming atmosphere. I had hoped to have a pleasurable experience, but never have I been made to feel so out of place at a restaurant as I did this evening. My money is as good as everyone else’s and I promise you I work just as hard, and to be made to feel out of place was not expected or appreciated.
Excellent all the way around. The food and the staff were incredible.
great food, drinks, desert , service and Erling being a gracious host.
Erling Jensen's is one of my top 3 favorite places to eat in Memphis. The food is always amazing. The only negative I will say for this visit is that the portion size for the Sunday Menu dinner was significantly smaller than other Sunday meals I have eaten before. It was amazing, I just wasn't completely full/satisfied by the end of the meal.
One of my favorite restaurants, and definitely top 3 in the Memphis area. The Sunday prix fixe never disappoints. Most recently, we went for my husband and my and my parents' anniversaries and very much enjoyed the 3 courses. The special touches (amuse-bouche) between courses are also always a delight. To top off the meal, they personalized our dessert course with Anniversary messages on the rims of our plates. If you are looking for a special meal in the Memphis area, I can't recommend Erling Jensen highly enough.
Everything tasted wonderful. The service was above average. This is one of the very best Memphis restaurants. It’s perfect for a special occasion.
Impeccable service, awesome crabcakes and grilled romaine salad. Chocolate souffle with gran marnier insert was decadent! Lovely pre-appetizer, palette cleansing sorbet, and tiny strawberry torte with lemon curd to finish. A class act all around, even the valet.
Great soft shell crab!
A late Mother’s Day dinner! Amazing as always!
Birthday celebration and it was great!
Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch! Never disappointed here!
We came here for Mother’s Day brunch and it was a wonderful experience. Everything was perfect!
The best dining experience in Memphis. Enough said!
Food was very salty, but beautifully plated and creative meals.
The tables are quite close together which means you overhear too much from other tables.
Our waitress was friendly and nice but not particularly efficient.
One thing that was impressive was how many passes the chef made through the dining room. He was very friendly.
The most consistent restaurant in Memphis for the last 20 years . Where Memphis people go for dining
Outstanding food and superb service!
Always a treat!
My wife and I really enjoy the overall experience of EJ. It’s really a very nice touch when the man himself comes out to greet the customers.
I surprised my Mom with an early Mother’s Day dinner at Erling Jensen’s. This is my favorite go to high end restaurant in Memphis. My favorite dishes are the elk & bison and they never disappoint, however I was talked into their special of the day, antelope. I had never eaten antelope, but I was game (no pun intended). It was amazing! My mother had the halibut, my dad enjoyed the oyster appetizer & seafood pasta and our friend ordered the salmon. Everything was spot on! Terrific service, fabulous food and a comfortable dining room. This is really a lovely restaurant.
Erling Jensen never disappoints. Everything is fabulous: the service, the food, the ambiance. I had scallops with fiddlehead ferns, which I had been wanting to try ever since first hearing about them. Delicious. The salad with crispy Prosciutto likewise delicious. The service is impeccable, unobtrusive. Like in a fine European restaurant, there are little "amuse-bouches" such as some savory mushroom thing on a crispy bit of toast; a lemon-lime sorbet, and some tiny squares of chocolate cake. The only slight downside was that we were next to a table of 8 who were very loud, laughing and shouting loudly. A little inconsiderate, but they were celebrating a birthday and sang Happy Birthday so I guess we forgive them!
We had been looking forward to celebrating a special occasion at Erling for some time, and we were more than a little disappointed with the heavy salting of two of the dishes. The service, on the other hand, was superb, and the dessert souffle was excellent.
Outstanding as is usually the case.
A regular spot in our monthly dining rotation. Never disappoints.
Really a professional and seamless dining experience. No one in Memphis can touch the quality of service and culinary preparation that Erling delivers! Thank you.
We celebrated our anniversary here on a recommendation from a co-worker. This was an absolute wonderful experience. The food was fresh and authentic. The ambiance was romantic, service was great and the chef made several trips around to the customers to ensure that we were pleased with each meal course (as there are several). Cost-wise, is somewhat on the high side but most definitely worth the money. With free valet parking, this restaurant is well-rounded and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. This experience is one of the few things that has made me enjoy living in the Memphis area.
The food was excellent and the wait staff was, as usual, attentive and knowledgeable.
The food and service were outstanding, as usual!!
My favorite restaurant in Memphis everything on the menu is delicious and the service attentive without being overbearing. Love this place!
Always a great experience.
Fabulous evening. Looking forward to going back. Loved the Sunday specials!
Consistently excellent fare, served by hospitable and efficient staff. Don't miss it.
Great Experience. Celebrated our anniversary with a great dinner. Thanks
Always great food and service
This was the best meal I've had in a long time and I eat out a lot. The service was incredible and the food was indescribably good. I highly recommend Erling Jensen. Don't pass up desert either!
Great Atmosphere! The service was great and the food was delicious.
Fantastic food and service.
Erling Jensen is our favorite special occasion restaurant. Though pricey, the quality of the food is worth every penny, as is the quantity. This is not one of those high end restaurants that skimps on the amount of food you get. We love it!
I love this restaurant !!!
excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent
This was our first visit to Erling Jensen and it will not be our last. We had the perfect anniversary celebration and were treated like we were the honored guests of the evening! The atmosphere of the restaurant was elegant, yet comfortable and quiet, yet bustling with conversations all about. And. The service was impeccable.
Yana made us feel welcome and very special. She was personable and friendly, yet very professional in her demeanor and presentation.
I know the extra treats and intermezzo sorbet are probably standard, but Yana made it seem like they were special offerings just for us!
The Spinach salad, which we split was delectable. Hubby had the Duck Confit and I had the grilled Rack of Lamb. Both were cooked to perfection and quite yummy. Our only issue with the food was the accompaniments of each of our entrees. We both agreed that the sweet potato puree should have been served with the duck and the fingerling potatoes should have accompanied the lamb, which had a tangy sweet sauce on it. We actually swapped our potatoes mid-dinner and found the flavors to be much more satisfying.
We ended with the Chocolate Mousse which was melt in the mouth kind of good! All in all, the dinner was superb. We will definitely go back.
Never disappointed!!! Wonderful atmosphere, staff, and meal!