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Jun 9, 2009 09:34 PM

Best Place for Dinner Downtown Memphis

What's the best place to eat dinner in downtown Memphis? Is Sole any good? Hunt Phelan? I've been to most of the restaurants that have been open for a while - Felicia Suzanne's, Encore, etc. and want to try someplace new.


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  1. I've heard really good things about Spindini's food... and really bad things about their service. From what I hear, it's great if you eat at the bar.
    I've only done Hunt Phelan for brunch, which was very good, and Sole only for lunch, which was fine.
    Circa was pretty good when I ate there recently, but I prefer Felicia Suzanne's and Encore, I think.
    Best new restaurant I've been to lately was Iris, in La Tourelle's old space. Amazing.

    1. I love Hunt Phelan. Great atmosphere and great food. I haven't tried Sole since right after they opened, but I've been hearing great things. I've also been hearing good things about the new menu at Automatic Slims if you're looking for something a little more casual.

      1. I also enjoy Automatic Slim's new menu, at least what I've had of it. My husband and I recently tried Safari Tapas on South Main. Everything we had was great.

        1. Last week we visited Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar. The food was unique as it is served in flights. We had the fish "flight" that included grouper, halibut, and sea bass and the scallops and lobster. Each served with a different side and sauce. You can also order wine Flights, bourbon flights, ect. It was unique with great service, great food and good atmosphere. We will return again soon.