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What kind od place is restuarant Iris

coachrbc Aug 3, 2011 07:23 AM

will be visiting soon and I keep seeing it in the best of Memphis as a winner. is it high end local ingredients , Nouveau American. Can someone help me out

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    dailybread8383 Aug 3, 2011 07:27 AM

    Creole, with French technique and an extensive focus on seasonal, local ingredients. Easily the best Memphis restaurant by leaps and bounds

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      coachrbc Aug 3, 2011 08:11 AM

      Does it compare to Nola, Commanders Palace, and some of New Orleans best. it sound wonderful. how does it compare to NyC high end as well but i have to say the NYC creole french is the pits as well as the BBQ

      1. re: coachrbc
        dailybread8383 Aug 3, 2011 04:19 PM

        My parents swear that its about even with, Restaurant August in Nola, the chef is from Louisiana and his interpretations of Creole dishes are unmatched in my opinion. some of the best meals of my life have been at Iris

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          coachrbc Aug 3, 2011 06:00 PM

          nuf said i must try it

          1. re: coachrbc
            klebb Aug 4, 2011 12:34 PM

            It's very different from anything in NYC.

            Chef English trained under Besh and ran a Besh restaurant at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica. August is probably the closest comparison although they are very different.

            I would put Iris on par with any of the best restaurants in the south. Get ready for a decadant meal.

            1. re: klebb
              coachrbc Aug 9, 2011 03:06 PM

              need a special place for my bw's 60th what is your take on my choices
              1 Capital Grille
              2 Miel
              3 Park Cafe
              4 Margot
              5 Watermark Cafe
              Any other suggestions would be welcome as well

      2. re: dailybread8383
        Ross B Aug 28, 2011 10:52 AM

        I ate there for the first time this weekend. The service was great and the food exceeded my expectations. I'll definitely be back soon.

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