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River Oaks

5871 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3949
+1 901-683-9305
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“halibut” (15 reviews)
“paillard” (2 reviews)
“beet salad” (2 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
5871 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3949
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

A well respected chief, excellent staff, and well prepared food - what else can you ask for? Lunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed. Located on a busy street, you should take into consideration the location on planning the time of your arrival, but...More

Thank ElvisJr
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Selected River Oaks from a variety of nearby eateries...I like to get off the "chain gang" when I can. I went with the petite salad and added salmon, great choice if you looking for a clean light meal. We also had the burger, it has...More

Thank Troy S
Reviewed 6 July 2017

What a respite! Had dinner here after many days of not my style of dining and chain restaurants. The cocktails were well-crafted and the wine list was nice. The food was delicious and the service was superb. I will say that there was a very...More

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This was a recommendation from a co-worker and I was not disappointed. The food was excellent. The service fantastic. If I continue traveling here for work it would be a repeat.

Thank jcarolgentry
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by for a special anniversary and they did not disappoint. Although they were busy, we were able to get a table with only a short wait. The food was incredible and left us contemplating a return to try more of...More

Thank Bigredopie
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I believe this is the locals watering hole. Great food and drinks. Rack of Lamb outstanding!! Every time we are in Memphis we make it a point to eat here! Don't miss it!!

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 19 March 2017

First visit to River Oaks and will go back soon. Best salmon I have ever had! Service was extremely good. Small dining French bistro but never rushed with our meal. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Gail T
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Four of us went for my husbands birthday dinner. With cocktails, wine, appetizers and main entrée's this was not an inexpensive meal so we expected better service and a better meal. Our waitress was prompt but unfriendly and could have cared less about our meal....More

1  Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Halibut was good, nothing exotic. Seems a bit pricey frankly. It was good. I may try them again if I'm in this part of the country .

Thank nextstay
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Nice atmosphere if a little crowded and noisy. Food can be very good to poor. The chef was "adamant" that their Brussels Sprouts were served mushy, like cafeteria style, or else. Then when I returned them they still charged us for uneaten sprouts. Before they...More

1  Thank Charlotte F
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James Hays M
4 June 2015|
Response from Jerry_Bagnell | Reviewed this property |
James, I've only been there for dinner on a number of occasions. Everything has been delicious. On my first visit, there were so many menu options, I asked the server for a recommendation. They may have luncheon specials... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$32
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5871 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3949
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-683-9305
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