Mollie Fontaine Lounge

4.1
122 Reviews
$30 and under
International
Funky, Extraordinary, Eclectic, Soulful, Artsy, Avant-garde atmosphere ; these are some of the words used to describe this extraordinary restaurant + lounge located in Victorian Village in Memphis, Tennessee. The Mollie Fontaine Lounge is housed in a gorgeous Victorian mansion stuffed with a combination of retro and vintage-y chic décor- over stuffed loungers, funky little chairs, and super cool lighting. There’s a full bar downstairs and upstairs serving specialty libations with sounds coming from the piano downstairs to the DJ’s upstairs- The small plate menu serves up scrumptious international dishes such as ~Avocado Tempura, Crispy Duck Spring Rolls, Hickory smoked Sliders w/ Benton’s Bacon +Gruyere, Shrimp a la Planchaand Steamed Mussels in a Red Curry Coconut Broth to name a few. The Mollie Fontaine Lounge is possibly the most unique bar in Memphis.
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4.1
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4.0
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4.7
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KimR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great ambience. a beautiful old house. highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

They are a unique little lounge. The idea is little areas of seating with cocktail tables. The problem is that they are not designed to be finger foods so you have whole wings that are hard to maneuver on your lap with a knife and fork. The server doesn’t write anything down so ended up forgetting our order. Drinks were good. Ambiance is cool.

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alks
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for any sort of gathering. Cozy. Delicious. Fun. Friendly. Low-maintenance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time. We were attended to spectacularly. We hope to go again soon

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Tacm
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

I would like to compliment the chef, the food was good! I didn't recognize or find the area on open table or your site that stated that I had to specify an area with a table. This was my first time at Mollie's. So if there is a place on the site to select or specify table seating, I would appreciate your help. Thanks. Our server was okay. He did answer our questions. The music and the ambiance was great! I did not care much for your manager or maitre'd. There was some question as to whether I was aware I was there to be served!?

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49wheels
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The restaurant itself was okay. I book often through opentable so I guess I was expecting a little more from this restaurant such as a table. My date and I ordered several different drinks, and they tasted watered down. The food was mediocre. I hope this helps.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service was very poor. The bartender was very kind. Our server was not the best. However, lovely ambiance.

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Nomnom
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great intimate place early in eve. Gets very loud and busy late night.

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WilliamH
Memphis/West TN
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant! Great food and drinks.

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SandraD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Packed with people who didn't seem to be eating food or drinking any type beverages. Accommodations were cramped and people were ill-natured.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very loud group next to us and it was only the 6 of us in there

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

First trip to Memphis. Booked the reservation 60 days ahead because it was recommended as interesting venue with “dinner and a show”. Apparently the “show” has been discontinued so what we really experienced was bad bar food, noisy Halloween decor and crowd, basically nothing redeeming. You would think if folks reserved expecting a show that is not going to happen the management might reach out with a heads up. Of all the options to experience Memphis this dinner event is the only element I wish I planned better. Won’t be recommending to anyone.

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WilliamH
Memphis/West TN
20 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Memphis!

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NUWildcat
Hungary
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good tapas menu for before concert, ball game or play. Service was great and interesting Victorian home.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quirky venue . Great food and service

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vipSueH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Frenchie and Vanessa were fun, helpful and professional. They made you feel extremely welcome. They had a band (the Shieks) that night and it was great - playing every Thursday in October. A must see. Downstairs environment was terrific - they explained the history of the house on Millionaires Row, who owned it now and how it had been transformed into a Lounge.

Upstairs was a different vibe - we asked the bartender about the pictures on the wall - who were they and with a surly attitude was asked how she should know - all she did is serve drinks (a profession that requires an understanding of customer service) - something she obviously knew nothing about. And the gentleman serving up there must have been from the same club because he was unhelpful, disinterested and somewhat rude.

So by all means go there - the food is good, drinks well crafted - but only spend time downstairs - vibe and people are awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall a nice experience once I shifted my mindset to the eclectic nature of the dining experience. Wish the hostess/waitress would have asked at the onset if it were our first time there, which it was, just to give us a set up of expectation. We were surprised to learn their was no traditional dining tables when she sat us down in LR chairs. It’s definitely more of a bar experience and the place looked better as the sun went down. But food was tasty and so were the drinks.

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MiaG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always have a awesome time when we celebrate there 🎉

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Mesh
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

I had an amazing time with my friends as a girls night! Mac and cheese was amazing so was the sliders!

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vipGAC1
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere ! Great vibe ! Security on premises!

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Chuck
Memphis/West TN
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food. Best Mac and cheese I’ve ever had. Great selection of food, tapas style. Victorian home and seating was really neat. BTW, seating is Victorian style as well and not your typical chair and table set up...great for socializing. Would def go back. Perfect spot just outside downtown area

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Aorcut0113
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The furniture was uncomfortable and things looked unkept and i wasn’t sure if things were actually clean due to that...like the paint and plaster and the broken down furniture. It is a neat concept and with some tweaks would be super cool. The restroom was very clean and the service was good! The truffle fries were very yummy!

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WilliamH
Memphis/West TN
20 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place. Summer is the best server and hostess.

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vipSusan
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and the menu unique and fun. It was a bit hard to eat because it is set up like a sitting room with just a small end table for each pair of diners. Also we were sitting in low easy chairs. We did get a 2nd small table to give us more room. However it’s worth the visit for the food & ambiance. A host of flavors and a very unique menu. The service was excellent also.

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MarkB
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We mainly went for a specialty drink, (it is a lounge), and were very disappointed with the drink quality. When I asked my wife if she wanted another, she answered "only if they actually put Jack Daniels in the next one! Food was good and our server did a nice job.

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vipJohnnyB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sitting in grandmas parlor, great drinks, great food. And on the weekend you have the pleasure of Summer as your server👍

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georgeP
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

atmosphere was very laid back and enjoyable....bartender was outstanding
was not digging the choice of music (DJ) but that is a personal preference

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vipDebraR
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauded in certain circles for its drinks and music scene (think hip jazz piano bar), this place is truly a hidden gem in the Memphis dining scene. Food was excellent and the service was outstanding, even on a night when they were obviously short-staffed. All that in a unique and very comfortable setting. Perhaps the best part was that it was quiet enough that our party could talk with one another without shouting. You don’t find that often these days.

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WendyS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place to have an intimate evening or a group of friends. Friendly staff, interesting food well-prepared, good drinks, pleasant music not so loud you can't talk, comfortable seating, fantastic ambiance.

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MarcL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to bring a date for casual conversation

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super chill lounge spot. Great for a date night and light fare with good drink options.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice evening. We were expecting a more lively atmosphere. Food was delicious and service was adequate.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intate spot with great cocktails & food

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vipPascualetx
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mollies never disappoints! We ate upstairs at the bar, and the bartender, Scott, and his supporting cast were efficient and friendly. The food was delicious! We then went downstairs for music and more drinks. Frenchy made sure we never went dry. The music is always special, and it was tonight. No place like it. Just go already!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This is a bar with food, not a restaurant. Menu on website is not accurate. Food is mediocre.
Room is interesting, but I would not recommend for dinner.

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vipJpred
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love eating and listening to music here.

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DavidB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and ambiance! Historic old home decorated in an upscale, eclectic fashion gracefully transitioned into an excellent restaurant and piano bar.

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LoisY
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food4service3ambience5

So glad I picked this spot for my 30th birthday dinner. The food and drinks were so good, with a couple of exceptions. I drove from Oxford, MS and have every intention to do it again. Loved the vibe.

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RuiV
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We did not dinner, because there's no jazz music as announced.

FAQs

Mollie Fontaine Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 524-1886.

Mollie Fontaine Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.