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East Tapas and Drinks

$$ - $$$
Bar, International, Fusion, Wine Bar, Gastropub
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6069 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-5322
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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Memphis, Tennessee
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This restaurant has delicious food, but be prepared to order several small plated in order to be full. Tapas is meant to be small, but if you are hungry you may want to eat someplace else.

Thank tblovescruisin
Memphis, TN
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

I ordered food to go at Wang's next door. I wanted to sit and have a drink while I was waiting so I went to East which is connected to Wang's. I entered and surprisingly there is a family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 small children sitting at a table in the front. This is a tapas bar... More 

Thank Crazydebbie516
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187 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

My husband and I visited here for dinner the night before Valentine's Day. We ordered a selection of tapas and both got cocktails. Everything we had was wonderful. The only negative was the volume of the music, but we noticed we seated ourselves directly below a speaker. We both said we'd gladly visit here again.

Thank Traceyyt
Germantown, TN
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

This was our first visit. I ordered a cosmo; not very good. Drinkable but too much lime juice. Pretty standard martini, shouldn't be that hard to make right. We ordered four plates, the food was very good. The service was good, very attentive. While we were there they had live music; sort of country not great but not bad. The... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Has everything you look for when you decide to go out. Good food, cool atmospher, creative drink menu, knowledgable bar tender, I think Tony is his name. He knows his stuff about bourbon & wine. We've had nothing but fantastic service each and every time weve visited. Very welcoming staff and owners. Always a good time. Thank you!!

Thank HappyCamper38138
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

The tapas were inconsistent... some were great (our first order of cheese balls OMG!!), some not so great (our second order of cheese balls... salty and cold). The selection is amazing and portions are decent for the price. Drinks are good when they are served when they are made (some martinis watered down, some great). Great wine and whiskey selection... More 

Thank Amber C
Cordova, Tennessee
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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

We had two tapas each, three of which were fried. The food was okay and served 1 or 2 dishes at a time. We both had some digestion problems afterward, but will give it a second visit to see if it was us or the cheese balls, shrimp, spring roll or ahi tuna. We enjoy the tapa (appetizer) style of... More 

Thank Jnbliving
Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2014

We went on a Monday-early evening. Couldn't order the shrimp dish as they ran out of shrimp over the weekend. Then we were told they were out of vanilla ice cream that came with our brownies. REALLY?!??! There are at least 3 Kroger's and a Target within 8 miles of this place. They couldn't send someone to pick some up.... More 

Thank loretta1012
Memphis, Tennessee
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199 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

East’s concept of sharing tapas was right on-spot with what you might experience in Spain, even down to choosing to sit in comfy sofas vs. bar stools vs. table; however, the menu had strong Asian influences. We gobbled up the mouth-watering Asian Guacamole, our favorite. We also tried roasted eggplant stuffed with shrimp, Bleu Cheese stuffed sliders, and Dragon Tuna,... More 

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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

I had high expectations for East Tapas. So many great reviews ... I went twice and dined alone. I tend to do this a lot especially when trying new places. I was treated like a pariah when I said I was dinning alone ... Both times. They stuck me in the corner when I said I preferred not to sit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, International, Fusion, Wine Bar, Gastropub
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6069 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-5322
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
East was first conceived in the fall of 2010 to bring a refreshing change in eating and drinking to East Memphis through an inventive, seasonal small plate menu and signature drink list that blends classic cocktails with some of today's most popular spirits. Stepping through the large antiqued doors one is likely to forget they are in the suburbs of Memphis and rather think they are in a bar tucked away in the streets of Manhattan only know to locals and the lucky out of town guest who stumbles upon it. Our menu and weekly small plate specials are designed to take advantage of the freshest ingredients and are a mix of Asian, American, and Latin flavors that bring comfort and curiosity. At the bar, guests can choose from our wine list that features rotating weekly wine flights, house special cocktails, or our eclectic beer selection. On most Friday evenings, East offers live acoustic music to cap of the work week and begin your weekend the right way. Whether you live right around the corner or are in town for a night, come eat, experience, and enjoy at East.

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