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Restaurant Iris

2146 Monroe Ave. (Cooper Ave.) Send to Phone
901-590-2828 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
French cuisine meets the flavors of the Deep South at this romantic midtown restaurant.
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Dining room at Restaurant Iris, Memphis, TN

Restaurant Iris Restaurant Review

: Located in a former historic Midtown home, Restaurant Iris has an upscale feel melded with the comforts of dining inside the house of a trusted friend. Chef Kelly English was reared in southern Louisiana, a fact that’s obvious with one taste of his authentic French-Creole cooking. Besides rigorous culinary training, English also is a protégé of chef John Besh. Many dishes vary by season, but standards include English’s lobster “Knuckle Sandwich” with tarragon and tomatoes. When possible, English purchases locally grown produce and food products, including Delta Grind grits from nearby Water Valley, Miss. The five-course dégustation menu sets the stage for the restaurant’s significant flavors. The well-priced wine list offers a wide range of selections, chosen with an eye on the food. Many good half bottles and numerous choices offered by the glass encourage exploration. For dessert, the crème brûlée never disappoints.

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