Our mission is to create joyful moments for our guests 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.
"Top 20 Restaurants To Open Since 2020."
"The stunning interior matches the accessible yet diverse food from seasoned chef Jimmy Gentry.."
"Top 30 Restaurants in Memphis."
21 Memphis Restaurants For A True Taste Of The Bluff City
"Best New Restaurant 2023."
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.
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.
Wine & Spirt
By the Bottle
Hours of Operation
5 pm till 10 pm
Patio Happy Hour
5 pm till 7 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