Dig into incredible sushi creations at Sekisui. The ingenious chefs mix flavors and ingredients to put together an array of highly acclaimed recipes like Hurricane tempura roll, Nashville roll, Pickled Daikon and nigiris. Such is the popularity and steady following of this restaurant, that customers themselves have requested custom made recipes, which hold pride of place on the menu. Try the Debra Roll with tuna, cilantro and ponzu sauce or the Jeni's Roll with lobster, scallions and smelt roe. This is a good place to try some sake and wine during happy hours. The service is professional and prompt, while the welcoming staff makes the experience more special.
Andrea Ferraro brings the taste of homemade New York style pizzas to Memphis at this cozy little restaurant. Try the delectable pizza pies that are a blend of fresh ingredients and Ferraro's ingenuity with flavors. Besides the popular pizzas, there are also sandwiches on offer, all made on bread prepared fresh daily. Stromboli is the house specialty, made with salami, provolone, roasted red pepper and prosciutto. Customers can enjoy the fare dining in, ordering take away, or by having it delivered to their doorstep. See the website for more information.
2015 Madison Avenue Overton Square Memphis, TN 38129
French-Japanese,this is one combination few will have heard of. Yet, this is exactly what is on offer at the Umai Restaurant at the Overton Square in midtown Memphis. Its chef is Japanese, but is deeply influenced by the French culinary tradition. The result is that one can sample fish cooked in the traditional Japanese style accompanied with Sardinian shortbread! The taste may be unexpected, but not unpleasant in the least. Also, the combined focus on the presentation of food by both Japanese and French cuisines, results in the creation of aesthetic dishes that are pleasing to the eye and the palate. The décor of the place does not follow any particular theme with one dining room covered in cane and the other in graffiti, while harbouring an open kitchen.
A regular drinking-hole in Memphis's Overton Square, Side Street Grill is a great place to have a late-night drink or light snack. Especially so for tourists, as this place is quite light on the pocket. They serve speciality martinis that quite reflect the creativity of the brewer with some unconventional flavors on offer like wedding cake, chocolate- and-strawberry and so on. A few dinner items like steak are also served. The best thing to do here, however, is to gather a couple of friends and have a peaceful cigar and drink on the restaurant's patio in the balmy night.
2110 Madison Avenue Overton Square Memphis, TN 38104
Having been around for thirty years, Paulette's has seen several changes in the neighborhood of Overton Square where it is located. One thing, however, has not changed-its popularity and the old-world charm that it exudes. The décor is pretty dated with upholstered chairs and low chandelier lighting. The food does complete justice to its popularity. Largely non-vegetarian, it comprises a mix of seafood and meat dishes. An admirable wine list and dessert platter only add to the feast. Weekends hold a double treat with the special brunch and piano evening at Paulette's. The restaurant also offers a private dining room and a banquet room.
2087 Madison Avenue Overton Square Memphis, TN 38104-6501
A typical small-town pizzeria, oozing with warmth and friendliness, the Memphis Pizza Café could not have asked for a better location than Overton Square Entertainment District. Frequented by locals, teens and tourists alike, the District provides the café with a constant stream of customers. The café has done its bit in making sure that they keep returning, with its delicious thin-crust pizzas made with fresh dough and toppings. Besides pizza, it also serves sandwiches and calzones. The reasonably priced menu is equally responsible for its all-round popularity. And it's quite possible for you to grab a slice of their pizza outside Overton Square, as they have four other branches in Memphis.
Karen Blockman Carrier has yet another chic creation to boast of now that her third restaurant, The Beauty Shop has opened. True to its name, the decor of the place is reminiscent of a '40s beauty salon. If you are tired of the same old vegan items offered in restaurants, then head here for a pleasant change (the Thai Cobb deserves a special mention). The menu features contemporary global cuisine and is seasonal, non-vegetarian items are on offer too.
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.
East meets West at this restaurant combining Japanese/Pacific Rim and French/European cuisine. It fits right in with the artsy Cooper-Young neighborhood with its red walls and fountain. The Bento Box lunch features a fresh salad and entree with three side items. Appetizers include lobster and craw fish wontons with spicy ginger dipping sauce or smoked salmon with capers and shallots with lobster dill creme cheese on parmesan crisps. Entrees include panko herb crusted sea bass with wild mushroom and black truffle butter or soy-glazed salmon with hot mustard. Top desserts are chocolate and green tea brulee.
Located in the downstairs retail space of the historic Gilmore apartment building, this restaurant and Italian grocery is a welcome reminder of a time when neighborhood shops graced every street corner. On offer along with pasta, soups and Italian desserts are Fino's popular deli sandwiches and other quick lunch items. Don't rush out if you have the time to sit and watch the world go by from this busy corner in one of Memphis' oldest and most interesting Midtown neighborhoods.
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