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River Oaks

#115 of 1,199 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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5871 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
+1 901-683-9305
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have dined there many times over the past few years. It is our favorite restaurant in Memphis, due to the high quality of the food and the service. It is operated by Master Chef Jose Gutierrez, who was previously head chef at Memphis' #1 high-end restaurant, Chez Phillipe at the Peabody. Jose is always there, always in charge, and... More 

Thank WKAMC2
Batesville, Mississippi
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time going here. My wife ordered the pork tenderloin and i had the hallibut. Food was wonderful. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable. Can't wait to go again

Thank Mark C
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

River Oaks is what you call a so call high-end quaint restaurant, however the service is poor and the food is mediocre.

Thank Tina M
Leawood, Kansas, United States
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Had a salad and chicken breast at the restaurant twice in three weeks. Absolutely outstanding. Light. Flavorful. An absolutely incredIble meal.

Thank Paul F
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have been to River Oaks before and even had them cater an event, but wow lunch was really good! A friend and I went to River Oaks for lunch yesterday, and the entire package was lovely! We started with the crabcakes-AMAZING!! Then a cup of pea soup with a drizzle of basil oil-YUMMO! Then I had the tomato and... More 

Thank newroad
Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Tired of your normal steak and salmon - this is the place. The tuna appetizer is a must have and I had the fresh fish over risotto. I have been to this restaurant at least 20 times and have never been disappointed. Good wine list and the servers are patient but very attentive. One of the best in Memphis.

Thank mike t
United States
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Though somewhat tricky to get to with the way the road is divided in that area, it's worth it. At lunch, the service was good and I loved everything in my "TV Dinner" which was a four-course sort of bento box so you get to try some of several different things. The rose wine was good. It's rare I like... More 

Thank moonslice
Collierville, Tennessee
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

It had been several years since we dined at River Oaks and we were glad we went back. We ordered the Halibut and Wild Red Snapper dishes and they were absolutely wonderful. I must say, however, the creme brulee was disappointing. The taste and consistency seemed a little "off". Our server initially did not appear to be very friendly, but... More 

Thank Linda D
London, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Very good food and nice atmosphere. Had a business lunch and we were all very happy with the experience. Will come back

Thank Alvaro E
Milan, Tennessee
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Came here recently with a group from work. I had seen this place many times in passing, but for some reason, never thought about going. One of my work colleagues highly recommended it, so we gave it a try. We did not have a reservation, and they were able to accommodate us, but it would be advisable to make a... More 

Thank mckinna1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 32
American, French, European, 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5871 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-683-9305

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?