Trendy Places to Eat In Memphis and Nashville TN
My personal opinion (as a mother) is that my child (who is well behaved) should be welcome anywhere. So here's my Memphis list:
Erling Jensens (No kids menu, but I promise they will make ANYTHING for your little one)
Houston's (Kids menu, but not ON the menu)
Eat Well Sushi Buffet (Don't let BUFFET turn you off - this place has cool lighting, aquariums throughout the restaruant and fresh sushi - kids eat super cheap)
There are so many more....what kind of food are you into?
"Trendy" is tough in Memphis. Eating early with a child at Encore is probably ok. I wouldn't recommend Circa with a child, but it's probably as trendy as Memphis gets (decor-wise). Other hip places include Beauty Shop, Do Sushi in Midtown (outside ok with a child) and Mollie Fontaines (no kids though). All 3 of those are the same owner. Interim for lunch might be ok with a child. I haven't been since they changed chefs but my wife had a good lunch there.
Have a good trip... also check out diningwithmonkeys.blogspot.com for Memphis dining with kid restaurant reviews.