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1st time in Memphis, 1 night need dinner recommendation, best of the best please!

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I'm going to be in Memphis, staying downtown on Beale. Need a great dinner recommendation for the best of the best I cannot miss. Thanks!

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  1. If you are willing to leave Downtown try either Resaurant Iris in Midtown or Erling Jensen's in East Memphis.

    If you want to stay Downtown then you'll get some other recommendations. Flight recently came in 2nd in the Memphis Flyer best restaurant poll, but I've never eaten there.

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    Erling Jensen The Restaurant
    1044 S. Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119

    1. ditto on Iris. if you want the best in Memphis, there isn't anything better. The other place I like out east is Andrew Michael Kitchen on Brookhaven. Very good. Re: downtown, my one and only meal at flight was completely meh. But, that was a year and a half ago, so maybe it's improved. I think the gimmick of "food flights" is most of its substance. I haven't heard much about it in a while. When we venture downtown, we almost always go to Local Gastropub. Very casual, but food is great. I also like McEwen's on Monroe. Slightly more upscale, though I have not enjoyed it as universally as Local. II haven't been to Automatic Slim's in a while, but it used to be good (but has changed ownership). Have fun!

      1. Wally Joe's Acre Restaurant on S Perkins is outstanding. Good luck.

        http://acrememphis.com/