Occupying a lovely Victorian house built around 1900, Restaurant Iris has a romantic atmosphere where you can enjoy fine dining. Specialists in French-Creole cuisine there isn't much at served here that won't light your eyes up in excitement. Tease your palate with their choice of signature dishes like the Seared Moulard Breast, Grilled Lamb Loin and Halibut, and complement it with a succinct glass of wine. Restaurant Iris is also known for their seafood, with scintillation options such as Gulf oysters and scallops that send your taste-buds into a tingling frenzy.
This bar has wrap-around windows that let you see the dancers bopping and jiving from the outside, or watch the street scene on Beale from the inside. Autographed guitars hang from the ceiling, offering proof that musicians such as Carl Perkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Walsh and others have hung out here. The house act, James Govan and the Boogie Blues Band, performs at Rum Boogie Café when there isn't a visiting artist. The kitchen serves several dinner and snack items, but the Rum Boogie is famous for its red beans and rice.
Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar is perfect for those who want to try a little bit of everything. Sample soups, salads, entrees, desserts, and of course, wine, in flights. The seafood flight features small portions of Maine lobster and crab pie, a sea scallop Benedict, and shrimp and grits. The atmosphere is perfect for a romantic evening out or an intimate dinner with friends.
This hot spot used to be a pharmacy, was also rumored to be a brothel upstairs. Now Earnestine and Hazel's is leading the revival of the South Main area. Music and the jukebox (rumored to be driven by ghosts) at the bar bring in the late-night crowds and the famous soul burgers keep them satiated as they listen. Weekend nights feature a piano bar upstairs early in the evening, R&B or jazz later and, often, late night jam sessions with local musicians. The clientèle changes as the evening goes on, with the action really starting around midnight. On Sunday afternoons, there is live music from a variety of local groups. Ghost tours of the haunted rooms upstairs draw curious thrill seekers.
The Majestic Grille has a long history in Memphis. A century ago, it was known as the Majestic No. 1, a theater that played silent films. It has since been renovated and turned into a restaurant, but it still plays old movies on a projection screen so you can enjoy a show while you dine. The restaurant is involved in the arts, and inside, you'll find local artists' work featured. With a full bar, this restaurant is the complete package. Come for brunch and enjoy mimosas and bloody Mary's. On the menu, you'll find flatbread pizzas, burgers, steaks, and pasta dishes.
This locally owned steakhouse offers some of the best prime rib and seafood in Memphis and also features a large selection of fine wines. Top a steak with smothered onions or blue cheese, or select from a variety of vegetables including fresh asparagus and sauteed spinach. Appetizers include fried dill pickles, mushrooms stuffed with lump crab meat and several other choices. As for dessert, the Famous Folk's Folly Freeze is a good choice and comes served with your favorite liqueur. The atmosphere at Folk's Folly is simple and comfortable. A pianist plays Monday through Saturday in the cocktail lounge adjacent to the dining room. Rooms are available for private parties and can comfortably accommodate 70.
Dig into delicious Southern fare prepared from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients at Felicia Suzanne’s in Brinkley Plaza. Set in a classy space with brick-exposed walls, dim, comforting lights and lovely outdoor patio, it’s easy to like this place the moment you step in through the door. The Caramelized Onion Tarts, Chicken Crepes and Short Rib Grilled Cheese Sandwich are particularly popular with the locals.They also have plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options allowing everyone to feast on the sumptuous delicacies served here. Keep a look out for their theme nights which can be quite a lot of fun. The warm atmosphere, charming Southern hospitality and delicious meals will have you raving about this place for a long time to come.
A favorite in Memphis, this restaurant is where locals take visitors for fun atmosphere and food. Technically, the ribs served at the Rendezvous are not barbecue - they are char-grilled with a dry rub of spices. But the slabs of ribs are huge, tender and reasonably priced. Barbecue sandwiches - filled with rich and juicy shreds of pork - as well as portions of both pork and beef ribs is a specialty here. Antique implements, signs and artifacts of the old South fill the warehouse-like space. The tables are close together, but the noise and crowds are part of the fun.
Expect hip décor and great food at this restaurant, which serves up tasty Caribbean and Southwestern dishes. Sit at the bar and have one of the many flavors of martinis. The best seats, though, are by the window (with a view of the Peabody) and on the mezzanine. As for the food, the Voodoo Stew is a standout, with big chunks of seafood in a lusty sauce. Other specialties include the Coyote Chips—potato chips with a red pepper sauce—as well as the Coconut Mango Shrimp and the various polenta dishes. The lunch menu features large sandwiches such as salmon on sourdough bread.
Located in the heart of the downtown district, Local embodies the city's lively vibe and laid-back atmosphere. This buzzy gastropub is the place to head to for casual lunches, brunches, and drinks with friends. Sports fans can catch games live on their four big screens while sipping on local brews from some of the city's best craft breweries. Seasonal, elevated pub fare serves as the perfect accompaniment to your pints. Happy hours from 4p to 7p draw in post-work crowds looking to unwind over drinks and conversation. Brunch on weekends are a popular affair.
Texas de Brazil Churrascaria is a popular restaurant famous for its delicacies, such as Angus Beef Steak, Brazilian Sausage, and Roasted Australian Cold Water Lobster Tail Served with Drawn Butter. The meat here is cooked over an open flame, and the waiters carry the roasted items straight to your table on skewers, before carving out the slices. Generous portions and a skilled, efficient staff add to the appeal of the place.