About Us

Sweet Grass is a neighborhood bistro offering Low Country style cuisine with local ingredients.

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Our Story

Ryan Trimm opened Sweet Grass in April 2010. The following year he opened Sweet Grass Next Door, a casual sports restaurant and bar. In the few years that it has been open, Sweet Grass has won such accolades as Best New Restaurant and Best Bar in multiple Memphis publications. In addition, Ryan was nominated for Food and Wine’s Peoples’ Best New Chef 2011.

Ryan has been invited to cook in several festivals and showcases from Portland to Boston.  And in 2014, Ryan was asked to participate in a Friends of James Beard benefit dinner with seven other local chefs; they prepared a six-course “Made in Memphis” dinner at the exalted James Beard House New York City.

Our Cuisine

We were the first to pioneer the low-country style in Cooper-Young and have tried to take it even farther within Memphis.  The low-country cuisine will give you amazing flavor. The mix of small, medium and large plates will find you the amount that you’re looking for. 

Meet The Team

 

Ryan Trimm

Ryan Trimm

Owner/Executive Chef

Nicole Carstensen

Nicole Carstensen

General Manager

Nick Lumpkin

Nick Lumpkin

Cocktail Director

Bailey Lane

Bailey Lane

Bar Manager

Marissa Griffith

Marissa Griffith

Chef de Cuisine

Harold Cook

Harold Cook

Head Bartender

Water is for Washin'

Testimonials

"Don't leave without trying the General Tsao's Cauliflower. Amazing!"

Jill K.

"Excellent food, very respectful staff. Great ambience. Had the time of my life."

Sue P.

"I love their ever-changing menu. Everything is farm-to-table. So good!"

Tyler P.

We Love to Cater!

From corporate to family functions, Sweet Grass offers the perfect balance of flavor and style for any occasion.  Find out how we can take your event to the next level!