Belle - A Southern Bistro
Belle - A Southern Bistro

Belle - A Southern Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bellememphis.com/
  • Phone: 9014339851x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Soul food
  • Executive Chef: David Johnson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We provide both pick up and delivery catering options.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St
  • Public Transit: trolly line is 1/2 block away
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are two parking garages within 1/2 block
A word from Belle - A Southern Bistro
BELLE a Southern Bistro in Downtown Memphis serves American Cuisine with a southern flair. Chef David Johnson builds on traditional family recipes, using fresh ingredients, many locally grown. Breads, salad dressings, and sauces, are all made in house, adding that special touch to each dish.
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Belle - A Southern Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelQuiet
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (10)great for brunch (9)good for groups (9)great for lunch (7)neighborhood gem (7)special occasion (5)romantic (4)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • My expectations were too high...
    s123
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Really liked previous reviews, but the experience was disappointing: The place is very simple (which I like), service was somewhat amateurish (new server -- so not a biggie), but most importantly food was nothing more than OK. Uninspiring.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch at Belle
    Stunna15
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was awesone! Service and food were superb, will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food and service
    MemphisfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Really good food (particularly the brisket) with great service. Seems to be busier at lunch than dinner, but both are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    TrogVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food at Belle was great. Sadly, the decor and the service take away from the food. The brisket was very delicious, tender, and nicely prepared with the potatoes. The aesthetic/branding is poor though and does not make one feel optimistic about the food potential, which is sad. I hope they can hang in there and get a designer to help them brand and market better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, great menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our waitress was outstanding, food was excellent, they easily and pleasantly accommodated my changing reservations to an earlier time as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful and charming
    Gerald
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I had dinner last night with a "foodie" friend that had never been to Memphis. We walked into the beautiful restaurant with tall ceiling and a full service bar. The happy hour special were $2 domestic beers, $3 wines and cocktails. What caught my attention were the locally brewed craft beers on draft. They were Memphis made. We started with appetizers: baked lump crabmeat avocado, this was a real treat. An amazing concoction. I had another app as well, the goat cheese balls. It was made with Tennessee cheese. Delicious. For dinner, she ate the blacken salmon and I had the brisket. Each fork full was moist and tender and full of flavor. Totally exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back. Belle's is AWESOME!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was okay!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Trying to find parking for the restaurant proved to be a challenge. I did not expect to pay $6 to park to eat at the restaurant. The server was fantastic and attentive. The food however was not up to par. Everyone in my party ordered chicken and waffles. My chicken was tough and overcooked. The waffle was under cooked. Overall the food was just okay. I will give it another try. The spot is a good looking restaurant with a beautiful bar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DTGirl13
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We visited Belle - A Southern Bistro for the first time during Sunday Brunch. The food was very good, especially the Chicken and Waffle. There was live music that was pleasant and just the right volume so we could enjoy the music but still visit. The Bloody Mary was excellent. We will go here again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • refreshingly fresh dishes
    wineanddine
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This dinner was such a surprise treat. We started with the Goat Cheese Balls, very tasty with a sweet and spicy sauce. The Blackened Salmon was my choice for dinner while my husband had the Country Fried Ribeye - yes, they battered and fried a 12 ounce cut of ribeye!! You can get it blackened or grilled as well. It was amazingly delicious with a homemade white gravy, and the bleu cheese au gratin potatoes complemented beautifully. The salmon was seasoned and grilled, flaky, moist and mouth watering. I especially loved the Broccoli Mornay Casserole and my husband raved about the smoked cheddar cheese grits. Next time, I am going to save room for the southern dessert specialty, fresh fruit fried pie with ice cream, currently blueberry.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YES!! A Southern Bistro
    localnotchain
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Formerly named Belle Diner, this place is NOT a diner or your typical "meat and three" spot. The restaurant has a spacious, comfortable atmosphere with interesting decor, and the staff is knowledgeable and attentive. The Crab Baked Avocado, a unique dish of warm avocado, halved and topped with crab meat and a lime butter sauce was a great starter. I enjoyed the Beef Brisket in Bourbon Brown Sugar Glaze. This dish is melt in your mouth delicious. My date had the Roasted Chicken with Basmati Rice and Brandy Pan Jus - Superb! The blackened green tomatoes and garlic spinach were both fresh and delicious. Our helpful server, Jonathan, recommended the Lemon Mascarpone for dessert, made with fresh lemons and homemade pastry. Perfect choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good brunch, friendly service
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We were in Memphis for a weekend, and nowhere leapt out of Google or Opentable as a good place for Brunch in the downtown area. We opted for Belle and were glad that we did. Good bloody Maries and an excellent steak and eggs! All delivered by a very friendly server. Hopefully they will get their website fixed soon (if it is not yet fixed when you read this, don't be put off by that fact) and get the custom that they clearly deserve.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
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