Jose Gutierrez is the award-winning chef at this flagship restaurant of the Peabody Hotel. He creates imaginative dishes, grounded in traditional French cooking techniques, but with Pacific Rim and Southern influences.The Smoked Pork Tenderloin cooked with a glaze made from Jack Daniels Whiskey (a Tennessee product) and served with grits couscous. Other entrees are based on free-range chicken, black sea bass and guinea fowl. The pastas are excellent as well.The setting is possibly the most elegant in Memphis-velvet curtains, fresh roses on the tables, and gilded mirrors on the walls. Jackets are required for men.
The specialties here come from all sides of the Mediterranean here and change monthly. One night you might find dishes from Italy and Morocco, while the next might feature Spain and Lebanon. The appetizer platters of grilled vegetables are sensational and offer plenty to share among four diners. The front dining room, although less romantic, is the better choice if you enjoy conversation. The brick walls in the back room make for a homey, but somewhat noisy atmosphere.
51 North Cleveland Street (at North Watkins) Memphis, TN 38104
This restaurant's menu includes tasty spring rolls, served with a platter of greens and herbs, wrapped in lettuce and cilantro, and dipped into the peppery sauce. Huge bowls of noodles with your choice of meat or seafood or an extensive menu of Chinese and Vietnamese dishes is also on hand. The interior looks like it was quickly converted from an old fast food place, with a mixture of plastic covered booths and square tables in one small room-all the better for observing the eclectic crowd, a mixture of college students and faculty, local residents and a few lucky tourists.
The atmosphere at this diner-style café is so authentic that the place was used virtually unchanged in "The Firm", the Tom Cruise movie about a Memphis law firm. Bill Clinton is also fond of the Blues City Cafe. The décor is intentionally weathered, with corrugated iron and glass blocks. Diner-style seating offers a great view of the crowds on Beale. The best bet on the menu is that Memphis staple-barbeque. You can watch big slabs of ribs being turned on the grill while you drink a cold beer. The prices are slightly elevated because of the restaurant's historic location, but you can still eat for a reasonable price.
83 South Second Street At Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103
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.
This is a Memphis tradition, with very non-traditional food. It has occupied this corner on Main since 1919, but the cuisine has been updated with spectacular, prize-winning pizza recipes (featuring pesto, goat cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes), and Portobello mushroom sandwiches at lunch. It is a great place to hop off the trolley between Beale Street and the Civil Rights Museum.
Open daily from 10:30a, Sharky's Gulf Grill is all about new adventures and fun experiences. A lively and upbeat menu, the live music nights, singles events and young crowd provide the right mood for a party. Specializing in seafood, Sharky's Gulf Grill is committed to serving fish and seafood specially procured from the gulf waters by air. One bite of the Crab Cakes, Shrimp & Grits and Fish Tacos is enough to compel the diner to return for more. The spices and flavors that are put into each creation are unparalleled, leading to the high clientele that it enjoys. The bar serves alcohol along with cocktails that prevent one from piling on the kilos. Thus, now can truly eat, drink and be merry!
Deli Mexicana (Las Tortugas) provides upscale dining in a casual, cozy atmosphere. The ambiance is perfect for a date night or evening out with your family. Located in between the Memphis suburbs of Cordova and Germantown, Deli Mexicana prides itself on the freshest ingredients, whether it is fish, meat or a wide variety of produce. Every entrée is prepared fresh from scratch, including the breads used in the tortas--a type of flatbread. The authentic Mexican restaurant feature such delicacies as grilled fish tacos, snapper sandwiches, tamales and ensalada de carne as well as many traditional Mexican entrees. Freshly prepared fruit juices and desserts are also available. - Ann Baker
1181 Ridgeway Road Park Place Centre Memphis, TN 38119
Authentic food, great wine and amazing desserts, this is what P.F Chang's China Bistro is all about. Brace yourself for a wonderful dining pleasure at this authentic Chinese restaurant. Right from appetizers to desserts, this place dishes out meals that are rich in Chinese culture. Begin with juicy spare ribs and work your way through to a delicious great wall of chocolate. Pick from an extensive list of wine to complete a picture perfect meal. A place that demands well, deserves multiple visits.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are also available.
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