Iris and its owner Kelly are both gems for the city. The restaurant has wonderful character and Kelly takes such pride in his food, it presentation and creativity and especially his wait staff. He also is a wonderful example of standing up for the right thing, even if it may not be popular at the time. It has long been one of my favorite 2 restaurants in Memphis.
MUsic too loud for small room, decor outdated. Food average
Wonderful, as always. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made suggestions that were exactly what we wanted. We had a great anniversary date night and will definitely be back after the remodel!
After 8 years in Memphis, finally went to Iris as a birthday surprise dinner for my husband's 65th birthday. Our waitress Montana (or Heidi as my husband called her - long story) was terrific. She was very helpful and checked on us at just the right time. The food was outstanding. Great place to go for a special occasion.
My wife and I enjoyed our first time at Iris very much. We were celebrating our anniversary and arrived a little early, but the table was ready and was decorated with a white rose and streamers for us. We also were given A special menu and a special starter from the chef. The wine list was great and the food was even better. It’s expensive, but not over priced at all. Our waitress and the bus boys were fantastic and made us feel welcomed and appreciated. I had the trout almondine over a cauliflower purée. It lives up to the reviews for sure!. My wife had the chef make up a vegetarian plate that wasn’t on the menu - and it was no less than amazing! Had a great Moroccan flavor with grilled cauliflower steak, beets, and juts lots of great veggies. I had the bread pudding which I love bc it was the same as the 2nd Line next door. Amazing. She had an amazing chocolate mousse pie that had some chili spice to it. All out of this world! We will be back for sure and hope to take my parents, who are world travelers, there to see how it stacks up to the places they’ve been over the years. I’m sure they’ll be impressed! Great job chef!
Oh - and we live Second Line next door. So glad these two places exist!!
First time in Memphis. Very pleased to find a restaurant the caliber of Iris in town. Fun night. Solid, highly knowledgeable service. Friendly people (staff and patrons). A lovely welcome to Memphis!
Simply wonderful food. The curation of the wine pairing with the tasting menu was a little off, but still well done. Great food, good wine, worth every penny
I met girlfriends for dinner. Loved it!!!
As friends of Jack Kenner, we were thrilled to see his beautiful photographs. While they were the draw, it's the food at Iris that keeps us coming back!
I couldn't finish my duck breast and the Brussels sprouts. Thank you for the adorable carry out boxes!!!! Delicious, simple meal-
Special cocktail was delicious- and the glass of Beaujolais went perfectly with the duck. Wish I had ordered the Brandy Alexander as my friends did- it looks so creamy and delicious.
Lastly, music was a little too loud and could have been lower..
Can't wait to return...with husband! Thanks for being an anchor in Midtown. 💞
Always an amazing meal from start to finish! Cannot day enough great things about this place.
My favorite restaurant in Memphis! This is THE place I take my wife and out-of-town guests when I want to hit a 'home run'. Kelly English et al are TOP NOTCH!
This was our first visit to this establishment. It was comfortable and very quiet. I could whisper and hold a conversation. The service was exceptional. The food was out of this world. Why did I wait so long to try it? I don’t know but We are going back and bringing our friends!
Wonderful restaurant. Food and ambiance was superb.
Great food! Wonderful service! Knuckle sandwich was amazing! This was our first visit but we definitely plan to return.
Great food, good place to for Special Occasions. Try the Chef's choice! Shrimp & Grits and Steaks were great too.
Had the surf and turf. Melted in my mouth. Best meal I have had since I don't know when.
Highly recommend. Will be back
Simply amazing. Iris is my favorite restaurant in Memphis. They're remaking themselves for modern times in the coming months, so I'm hopeful that the remodeled Iris will be just as good if not better than what's there now!
Excellent as always. Bone marrow and surf-n-turf are a must have. Broccoli Caesar salad was unique and wonderful. Service always top notch.
Excellent! everything was great. Service A1...food even better. Nice people
This was our first visit and we will definitely be back. My expectations were high based on their reputation and the experience exceeded those expectations.
Outstanding and one of a kind dining!
Excellent food and service. Suggestions by server were "spot on"
Outstanding food. Great service. Iris is perfect for special occasions in an intimate setting.
The delicious food, outstanding service and quaint romantic atmosphere keeps us coming back for special occasions.
One of the best in Memphis.
Excellent food and service. The 5 course menu is definitely worth it.
Awesome experience. Well worth it.
Yummy cocktails and delicious food in a unique setting. Perfect for a special occasion or date.
Restaurant Iris was wonderful. The food is amazing! I got the chef choice and was not disappointed. Every course was outstanding. I highly recommend Restaurant Iris for any special occasion. Great service also. They really make your dining experience exceptional.
Best birthday meal ever. We had the raviolo, lobster , surf and turf, diver scallops,
Jackson Square cocktail, Brandy Alexander for desert. Hillary was our server and she was great.
Everything was exceptional and we will be back soon.
Our dinner at Isis was just about perfect. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. The service was excellent. The room was comfortable. The meals were exactly as described and tasted even better. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Overall, a perfect night. We would highly recommend Isis to anyone visiting Memphis.
The food was excellent as expected. When I say excellent I mean it would have been worth it if you had to eat on the sidewalk. The service was exemplary. These 2 facets of a dining experience are what it’s all about, and they were met spectacularly.
While the ambiance was quaint in the renovated house, the multiple room setup makes for an unusual experience because people just appear in the room rather suddenly. Also our table was almost directly across from the front door. On cold nights, as this was, it led to a chilly experience. To be clear we were never uncomfortable, but at this price point it could have been considered whether to place people there.
These are minor issues in an overall wonderful experience. I highly recommend this to anyone. If you are looking for a more casual experience check in next door at the Second Line. Another Kelly English Restaraunt with a New Orleans flair and fantastic food.
Outstanding service, they make you feel so special from start to finish. The food is phenomenal. My boyfriend and I celebrated his 30th birthday and they had given him an insert in the menu personally signed by Kelly English. Our waitress was knowledgeable and genuine and she made our experience perfect.
Kelly English continues to be one of the chefs in the mid south. He, and his staff, have a great reputation locally and that is why we continue to visit as often as we can. Can't wait until the next time. #surfandturf and #NOLAbbqshrimp second to none.
Fabulous meal and impeccable service made for a perfect evening.
Whenever I’m in town I always find a reason to dine at Iris at least once while in Memphis, and I’m never disappointed with the ever changing food choices, or the great staff. I recommend Iris to all my friends and family.
I love this place and always have since it opened. but the other night was a real let down. I know it was a set menu because it was nye and i'm fine with that, but 100$ per person is a little much. my wife and I can dine there with drinks, apps and main course for about 150$ so when our tab was 316$ for everything plus tip I was really shocked. now to the food, the salad course of broccoli was just horrible and my wife took only 1 bite and didn't eat anymore because of the fish sauce on it wow it tasted like someone poured the inside of a fish on the plate for a green dish, not good. I had the trout and it was really dry I mean real dry, the rice on it I guess soaked up all of the sauce that was supposed to be on the plate, only thing I can think of. all in all we had a good time because its one of our fav places in Memphis but the tab and let down on the food was a first for us here for sure. we'll be back for sure but never again for a set menu.
Fabulous as always! Kelly English is one of the best!
We loved Iris. We were sat down right away (had reservation). Very quiet & intimate. The server was very knowledgeable of their menu (ingredients, flavors, etc.). The food was excellent. We shared the Raviolo (the sauce was to die for) and as entrees, I had surf and turf and he had the pork chop. We will be back.
Wonderful food, ambiance and service. Thank you!
rich in flavor and in ingredients. overall great experience but was just a tad too heavy for my taste.