Memphis is brimming with heavy hitters in the restaurant scene, and it is high time to familiarize yourself with literally all of them. And to do the aforementioned familiarizing, you don't always have to go to the fanciest or most de rigueur of places. The restaurants on this list are new, old, and everything in between. So the next time you find yourself out wondering where to go, check this list. None of these places will ever steer you wrong.
Bari Ristorante Overton Square
There are three primary reasons to love Bari: great food, wine, and attentive service. Starting -- or ending -- the night there with a specialty cocktail or aperitif, a cheese plate, and the fruiti di mare fritti is totally the way to go. Of course enjoying a luxurious multi-course meal in the lovely (and quiet!) dining room isn't half bad either.
Robata Overton Square
An izakaya style Japanese Restaurant serving ramen, yakitori, and other authentic Japanese dishes, Robata is a haven for ramen enthusiasts. With various noodles, broths, and ingredients to choose from, each bowl is made to order just for you. They're now serving lunch as well.