Holiday Dinner

This year, don’t spend the holidays in the kitchen. Whether you’re visiting family and friends in Memphis or exploring the town you call home, these downtown Memphis restaurants are sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

No. 1: Folk’s Folly Prime Steakhouse

Memphis’ original prime steakhouse, Folk’s Folly, has been serving the residents of Memphis since 1977. With intimate lighting, private dining and a cozy lounge, Folks Folly Prime Steakhouse is the perfect place for a quiet, relaxing evening with your closest family members.

No. 2: Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar

If Folk’s Folly Prime Steakhouse is Southern hospitality, then Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar is full-on contemporary. A modern, sophisticated restaurant where small plates are served alongside taster glasses of wine, Flight Restaurant is a unique experience and a great way to start an evening.

No. 3: Texas de Brazil

The holidays are a time for a feast — and few restaurants do it as well as Texas de Brazil. Your family members will be treated to an assortment of premium, exotic meats that will keep coming until you’re ready to tap out, and you can enjoy an elegant salad bar with hundreds of options.

No. 4: Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen

Situated in a house with a garden, Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen is a family-style experience like no other. Andrew Michael is a traditional Italian restaurant that also brings together the tastes and ingredients from the local area — a great way to experience local cuisine for those who are from out of town.

No. 5: Paulette’s

A variety of fine wines and classic American continental foods ensure that Paulette’s has something for everyone. French, Hungarian and regional dishes are complemented by handcrafted cocktails and an assortment of the best wine and spirits. Be sure to book in advance as Paulette’s fills up fast.

There you have it: the top five Memphis restaurants to get you in the holiday spirit. Begin booking your trip and making your restaurant reservations today if you want to experience the best of Memphis!


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