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About Restaurant Iris
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.
Memphis, TN 38104
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call 901-590-2828 or email email@example.com for more information.
On-street parking and parking lot available.
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
Restaurant Iris Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I celebrated our 5th anniversary here and we are glad we did! We ordered way too much food for want to try everything, and it was all great. Some things we had were the knuckle sandwich, raviolo, quail, and surf & turf. I usually try not to order the popular dishes, but we did this time and we couldn't have made a better choice! Next time I'll opt for outdoor dining rather than indoor, but that's all I would change.
We had a great time and the waitress was fabulous. The food was delicious. I had the New York Strip, i was expecting just a taste but this was a good size steak and also tender. My wife had the Stuffed Quail and she loved it. Desert was also good. A little pricie but well worth it
We ordered the shrimp appetizer special which was on the hot side. The arugula salad was delicious. My hangar steak was served cold and we had waited over 20 minutes for our entree. I told our server but by then, the experience was disappointing. We were told this was the best restaurant in Memphis. If this is the best, Memphis is hurting.
Absolutely phenomenal!! Pricey but worth it. I've never remembered a chefs name before but chef kelly english is so good you can't forget it. I got Sea bass and how they keep it on the menu it was the best meal I've ever had. As a reference, I've been to expensive resteraunts in northern California and las Vegas but this one tops them.
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. Delicious combinations of textures and flavors. Main course include the scallops and the grilled mahi-mahi. Both seafood dishes were expertly cooked to perfection, presentation was excellent, and wonderful food. Completed the experience with bread pudding and cheesecake. Wonderful meal, thank you.
Just celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary....and could not have picked a more fabulous place to do it. Restaurant Iris is beautiful and comfortable. Our server was so kind and funny. The staff took extra care to make our anniversary special--printed menus with a sweet message and a rose and confetti on the table. Our meal was scrumptious...my husband had the lobster knuckle sandwich and surf and turf...he loved both! I'm a vegetarian, and they knocked me off my feet by whipping up a yummy dish of veggies and some type of rice with cranberries. (I was so busy attacking it, I forgot to ask exactly what all was in the dish!). We had a wonderful time and can't wait to get back. :-)
The food and service were great! The staff was very accommodating and assisted us when the number of people in my group increased by one. They set a table outside and the weather was perfect that evening. The specials for the day were great but I do wish there was a menu (not a sample menu) online. I would definitely plan another group outing at this restaurant.
Our service was amazing. My wife had the mahi and said it was delicious. The Ravioli appetizer was delicious as well. I was disappointed with the scallops. They were overcooked and tasted frozen and chewy. I know this isn't the coast, but I've had better all over Memphis. Also, our dessert (chocolate torte pie) was frozen when it came to the table. We could barely cut it with our fork and it didn't have much flavor. Other than that it was great (especially the service) and I would go again. Just not my first pick.
DH and I celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary at Iris. We were welcomed at the door by the manager and escorted to our table, decorated for the occasion. DH was THRILLED to see the trout amandine back on the menu after FAR TOO LONG an absence, so that of course was his choice for entree. I couldn't tell you how it was because he ate it all by himself. BUt I'm getting ahead of myself. The amuse bouche was a little bruschetta with peppers, which DH absolutely does not eat, so they went back into the kitchen and made one with prosciutto just for him. He loved it. For appetizers we had the Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, and the Besh's barbecue shrimp, tow classice which were as good as always. My entree was the rabbit: A leg and a loin, served over a grit cake and stewed greens with pot liquor. The rabbit was perfectly cooked, fall off the bone tender, and made me feel like I was dining at a little bistro in Savannah. For dessert DH had a duo of house made ice cream and a rosewater cookie. I had the classic bread pudding, but I was so full I couldn't finish it. Thank you again to the folks at Iris for another magical meal. We will be back soon!
Great service, ambiance and amazing food ! Our waitress was delightful. She was knowledgeable about the menu and was able to recommend entrées with wine. We were celebrating a birthday and they had little ribbons on the table and a specialized welcome greeting in the menu .. Thoughtful and sweet. It was a pleasant and a wonderful night for us !! Thank you
We were originally seated in the room in the back where there were tables of six next to us. We were offered another table for a quieter experience, which made a huge difference. We love going to Iris for special occasions, so the attention we received was very welcomed last evening.
This restaurant is a gem hidden in a lovely house away from downtown where we are staying. It is well worth the drive! Our server, Mary Katharine was wonderful and the food was absolutely divine. I had the lobster knuckle sandwich which was poached in tarragon butter and melted in your mouth follow by trout amandine on a bed of cauliflower purée and ending with a tarte tat in that was as good as the best one I have ever eaten in Paris!
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