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early picture of the Chisca Hotel
Corn Mash

The Lobbyist

Our mission is to create joyful moments for our guest by sharing our passion for our craft. Our values reflect our history as a small, humble restaurant that was built to share our art, food, and friendship.


About Us


We believe that food is a reflection of who we are and where we come from. At The Lobbyist, we strive to reflect our nation's melting pot of culture, using global styles while utilizing what area farmers have to offer. Menus change with availability, featuring local meats and a focus on seasonal produce.

Kimchi Carrots


The Lobbyist is devoted to celebrating the era of grand hotels by transporting patrons back in time with a plethora of vintage accents, comfortable furniture, and gleaming golden details. Our cocktail program lead by Dawn Russell offers a glamorous experience through high-quality ingredients, with a focus on the classics that shaped the modern day bar, while adding that modern twist.



Step into a stylish time capsule. Opening in 1913, The Hotel Chisca was the largest hotel in Downtown Memphis. Throughout the years, amazing historic moments happened on this foundation including: Elvis’s introduction to the radio waves, Rick Dees in the early years, and one of Elvis's earliest live performances.


The Hotel Chisca has currently undergone renovations to revitalize that vintage

 look and feel.

Private Dining Room



Wine & Spirt

After Dinner

By the Bottle

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Hours of Operation


5 pm till 10 pm

Patio Happy Hour 

5 pm till 8 pm


You can book reservations online using Resy or call and leave a booking message if someone is not available to take your call at the moment. 

We also offer complimentary valet service located at the corner of MLK and South Main. 

Large party booking inquiries please email

272 S. Main St., Suite 101

Phone 901-249-2170

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