Surf and turf at Restaurant Iris. Photo by Justin Fox Burks.Kelly English of Restaurant Iris. Photo by Justin Fox Burks.Interior at Restaurant Iris in Memphis. Photo by Justin Fox Burks

Restaurant Iris

2146 Monroe Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

Chef Kelly English brings the best elements of New Orleans cuisine to the Bluff City. His French-Creole-Southern fusion dishes are flavorful, decadent and the favorite of Food Network personalities like Claire Robinson. Honored by the James Beard Foundation and Food & Wine, Chef English's flagship eatery, Restaurant Iris, consistently ranks as one of Memphis' top fine dining establishments by locals and visitors alike.

Signature dishes include the lobster "knuckle sandwich," Ceole bread pudding, and Chef English's "Surf 'n' Turf" - New York strip stuffed with fried oysters and topped with a blue cheese cream sauce. If you want to sample some of these delicious dishes, you'll have to plan ahead. Reservations typically fill up a month out.

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  • Area
    • Midtown
  • Average Entree Price
    • $$ = $15-$25
    • $$$ = $25+
  • COVID-19 Availability
    • Open
  • Cuisine
    • American
    • French
    • Southern/Soul
  • Facility Amenities
    • Full Bar
  • General Information
    • Hours of Operation: Daily: 5 - 7:30pm
  • Meals Served
    • Dinner