Restaurant Iris, a charming French-Creole restaurant near the historic Overton Square of midtown Memphis, has taken the Memphis dining scene by storm. Among its many accolades, Restaurant Iris has received a four-star review from the Commercial Appeal and was voted “Best Fine Dining” and “Best Date Night” in the publication’s “Memphis Most” Reader’s Poll.
Chef Kelly English
2009 Food & Wine magazine “Best New Chef,” Chef Kelly English is inspired by the familiar flavors from his childhood in southern Louisiana and incorporates that inspiration into each dish he cooks. English currently implements this inspiration for food and service in his sister restaurants, Restaurant Iris and The Second Line in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Second Line
English’s second restaurant, The Second Line, is located right next door Restaurant Iris. The Second Line boasts a casual atmosphere, complete with traditional New Orleans favorites like poboys, seafood plates, and roasted meats. The Second Line continues English’s commitment to use fresh and local ingredients whenever possible on all menu items.