About Erling Jensen The Restaurant
Erling has fashioned our approach to cuisine: globally inspired, and classically executed, featuring the freshest, most seasonal ingredients to produce a meal of the highest quality and caliber. As the seasons change, we will reinvent our menu, creating fresh new challenges for us and pleasant little surprises for you. This approach, while founded in the French tradition, reflects our commitment to the healthy, imaginative eclectic and ethnically diverse cuisine of today.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, special events etc...
Valet is available
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining for groups from ten to fifty people. Audio Visual equipment available for professional presentations.
Private Party Contact:
Jaquila Jensen or Alison Pollan: 9017633700x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Erling Jensen The Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We were a group of six friends, just hav ...
We were a group of six friends, just having a get-together, and happy to be going to the Sunday night prix fixe dinner, which is very good value. The food is excellent, and the service was first class by our waiter, Ken. There are little surprises throughout the meal, little "amuse-bouches" which makes this restaurant more like a European one. Highly recommended, and will go there again.
Had an excellent meal at Erling Jensen c ...
Had an excellent meal at Erling Jensen consisting of 2 appetizers and a lovely glass of Sauterne. The first appetizer was the jumbo lump crab meat with hollandaise accompanied by the caviar. It was delightful with a huge portion of crab. I followed that with Seared La Belle Farm Foie Gras, Strawberry Tomato Sorbet, Balsamic Honey Strawberries, and Brioche â tete. Absolutely incredible flavors. The foie gras was seared perfectly and melted in my mouth. The sorbet was incredible along with the balsamic glazed strawberries. Yana was a terrific server, amazingly professional pleasant and friendly. Erling came out of the kitchen on 2 occasions to ask if I was enjoying the meal. The restaurant was packed, a testament to it's amazing cuisine!
When it is time to celebrate a special o ...
When it is time to celebrate a special occasion, Erling Jensen The Restaurant is our place to go. This time, it was to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary. The service, food ,drinks, and ambience were impeccable. We were treated like royalty from the moment we stepped inside the door. We had a most delightful evening.
Outstanding menu, prepared with obvious ...
Outstanding menu, prepared with obvious meticulousness. Scott was our waiter and was very personable and attentive. Mr. Jensen was very sensitive to our concern over the derivation of foie gras and graciously allowed a scallop substitution to this course on their Friday Night Wine Dinner menu. Even the desserts had Mr. Jensen's initials in chocolate on the side of each dish. My wife, whose birthday we were celebrating, was absolutely ecstatic with this choice of restaurant for the occasion. We will certainly be visiting with them again!!
The occasion this time was my wife's 60t ...
The occasion this time was my wife's 60th birthday. Even so, this visit was special - it was also Erling's 20th anniversary for opening the restaurant. He served a 5-course prix fixe menu, which was absolutely out of this world throughout. We have been to this restaurant before, but never enjoyed it as much as we did this time (still, it is among the top 100 restaurants in the country, so even on a regular day, it is definitely worth a visit.) A very nice gesture was that engraved champagne flutes was given to all guests on exiting. This was truly a memorable experience. Congratulations Erling - many happy returns!
This meal was in celebration of Erling's ...
This meal was in celebration of Erling's 20th anniv. in business. It was outstanding as always. Erling, Too Tall , John and wine the team took such good care of us. It was a prefix menu so everything was easy and well paced. A very special celebration to be apart of!
Since moving to Memphis 16 years ago, Er ...
Since moving to Memphis 16 years ago, Erling Jensen continues to be our FAVORITE restaurant!!! Erling is truly a Master Chef and his food is always unique in flavor profile and presentation. The overall dining experience is just that... an EXPERIENCE!!!
Celebrating the restaurant's 20th Anniversary with a five course dinner and wine pairing was a truly memorable dinning experience. Erling and Team were PHENOMENAL!!! Every dish was so good you just could not imagine it prepared differently and tasting any better: Scallops with Saffron Vanilla Sauce; Scottish Pheasant Breast with Lingonberries; Roasted Lamb Loin En Croute with Lobster Glace; Bison Ribeye with Foie Gras Demi Glace; Chocolate Soufflé; and each paired with a wine. AWESOME!!!!!!!
We have dined at many fine restaurants across America, including restaurants owned/operated by Food Network stars. Consistently at Erling Jensen, we have enjoyed some of the best food and dining experiences we have had ANYWHERE in America.
Erling and Team, CONGRATULATIONS on 20 years of fine dining. Best Wishes for many more. We LOVE Ya!!!
We dine at Erling's every year for our a ...
We dine at Erling's every year for our anniversary. Again, we were not disappointed this year. The menu was divine and our service (as usual) was excellent. Would not change a thing about the best restaurant in Memphis.
From the moment we pulled into the parki ...
From the moment we pulled into the parking lot we were treated like special guest. We were seated in a cozy dining area with 4 other tables. The one area of improvement could be the timeliness of the server after we sat down. Once he took our drink order the rest of the meal flowed nicely. Many delicious flavors in the grouper and the halibut. Not to mention the very crispy and warm bread that was served. Overall, a very special evening at a very fine establishment.
My wife and I celebrated her birthday in ...
My wife and I celebrated her birthday in grand fashion and Erving Jensen was fantastic...from the crab cakes to the bison ribeye the food was phenomenal. The service we received was the most attentive and wonderful we've ever had!!!
From the reception from the parking vale ...
From the reception from the parking valet to the table visit by Erling Jensen, the evening was wonderful. Brought a couple of out-of-town visitors for dinner and they too felt the special charm of this jewel of Memphis. The table ordered a wide range from the menu and every item was perfect. Appetizers, main courses and desserts were perfect and the the service was timed impeccably. This restaurant is a place you go to enjoy great food and to talk with your friends. Didn't see one cell phone! The art of dining is alive and well at Erling Jensen's.
As always, Erling has made our experienc ...
As always, Erling has made our experience at his restaurant absolutely wonderful. We started off splitting the lobster pancake (crepe) which is most delightful to the tastebuds. I had one of his signature dishes - the pecan molasses lamb chops - that I believe to be the best in the mid-south. My wife had the ostrich that had a satsuma-sage-mustard sauce served over fingerling potatoes with mushrooms and pearl onions. What a taste sensation! Just fantastic! (You really must try it!!) Wrapped up dinner with the peach strudel and caramel ice cream. Sublime! Erling, thank you for the delightful evening!
I've eaten at restaurants across the glo ...
I've eaten at restaurants across the globe, casual and exquisite, ethnic-oriented and fusion, as well as 5-star and trendy. I brought my parents to Erling Jensen to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary a few days ago, and I must say that the experience was one of the best I've ever experienced...ever. Not only was the waitress top-notch (didn't even write down our orders, but memorized each facet), but the food was out of this world outstanding. The chef was superlative. I only wish that Erling Jensen was closer to Washington D.C! I strongly would urge all Memphians to experience this restaurant. I promise, you won't regret it!
This was our first visit and we went for ...
This was our first visit and we went for our wedding anniversary. My wife and I agreed that it was one of the best meals and dining experiences of our lives. Chef Jensen stopped by our table several times to personally check on us and the entire staff made sure that we had a remarkable evening.
The wine list was fantastic and the house made infused whiskey was spectacular. From the soup at the beginning of the meal, to the brownie bites that were included in our take home bag, every dish was refined to its highest form.
We are already looking forward to our next meal there.
This was our first time to the EJ's and ...
This was our first time to the EJ's and we really enjoyed the superb food and great service. We also enjoyed seeing & chatting with Erling as he made his way around to all the tables. There happened to be two tables of sales reps from somewhere...the noise level picked up after drinks and that was the only drawback for us. We will return on a regular basis and will ask for a quieter area.
Magnificent as always. Erling Jensen is ...
Magnificent as always. Erling Jensen is our go to place for special occasions. Love the Sunday night menu--perfect portions. However the regular menu is outstanding, and it's hard to choose among all the appetizers, special salads, entrees and desserts. We always end up taking part of our food home when we order from the regular menu, so we get to prolong the pleasure by having it the next night. The pecan crusted rack of lamb is the best!!
One of the most memorable meals and that ...
One of the most memorable meals and that is saying alot since we just returned from Italy.
Erling is a master at preparation and presentation. It was also a treat to have him visit our table and take an interest in our experience. Absolutely the best place for your most special occasion.
Once again, we enjoyed our dinner howeve ...
Once again, we enjoyed our dinner however, the service was not up to the level of the food. Our server came to our table as soon as we were seated and wanted to know if we wanted a cocktail, but did not offer us a drinks menu. I had to ask for a wine list prior to ordering dinner and my spouse agsin
We had a larger party of nine so it was ...
We had a larger party of nine so it was a little difficult to really enjoy everyone's company. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent as well. I have dined here before and will certainly do so again.
Very unique and special dining experienc ...
Very unique and special dining experience. Cozy and excellent attention to details. Full course meal. Walnut bread was excellent. A special vegan dish was prepared for my wife and she said it was excellent.
The only thing is we had to park across the street due to the limited parking. However it is a quiet street.
Definitely a dining experience we will return.
This is my favorite place to eat in Memp ...
This is my favorite place to eat in Memphis. I haven't been able to get here in a very long time due to illness. On this trip, I was so glad to be able to return. Nothing has changed. Erling Jensen is still perfection!!! Consistently perfect every time!
We like this place so much that we went ...
We like this place so much that we went out of our way, coming back to Maryland from a trip out west, to stop here specifically to have another fabulous meal. It did not disappoint. The sweet bread and foie gras appetizers were simply out of this world, and my salmon risotto was amazingly complex, every morsel a reward. Chef came out twice to check on us which was most appreciated. Everything about the food is perfect. It was a busy Saturday night and we were not quite in the first seating, leading to a little bit of hiccups in the service, nothing major, and we would still plan to come back a third time on our next trip through Memphis. You should, too, if it's all about the food.
Had an absolutely great meal, Buffalo Ri ...
Had an absolutely great meal, Buffalo Ribeye special was killer! The halibut special was not too bad as well, actually, it was also excellent! Our server Paden was on top of her game, could not ask for a better server/spokesperson for this restaurant. If you want upscale food and drinks, this IS YOUR PLACE.
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