Mollie Fontaine Lounge

4.7
80 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
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  • Cozy
  • Late-night Find
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International
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Hours of operation


Dinner:

Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm


Limited Late night menu from 10:00 pm - 1:00am



Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00p m


Limited Late night menu from 11:00 pm - 1:00am




Bar Open until 3:00am
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Phone number
(901) 524-1886
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Karen B. Carrier
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Catering
Another Roadside Attraction Caterers is our sister business- Please visit us for any catering needs at our website - www.anotherroadsideattraction.com or call us at 901-525-2624
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
80 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
74%
Very Good
19%
Good
7%
Fair
0%
Poor
0%
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

My favorite restaurant and my favorite server (Summer) !!!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

One of my favorite Memphis restaurants!

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L
4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

It was described to me as a great place to sit and chat in a cozy setting. It was as described.

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TH
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Took our friend there for his birthday - great service and food and very reasonable for all that we ordered

Eclectic décor adds to the experience

Highly recommend

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JS
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Our 2nd visit. Thankful they accommodate Vegetarians. Only a handful of fellow diners on both visits... Not sure why? It's fun, great music, good food, laid back vibe. We enjoyed both visits. I guess you get it or you don't... We do!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food, unique atmosphere and excellent service.

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r
3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I haven't been for quite a few years. It looks the same, but I don't recall their being such an abbreviated menu. I suppose you could call it tapas, but not so exciting. My main complaint is that we were seated at a tiny tea table so that you had to balance your plate on your lap. I suppose I should have researched before going.

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J
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great place for food and fun. We have been for special occasions, and business meetings. Love the food and atmosphere.

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DH
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Perfect place to bring out of town friends.

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OT
2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

St. Patrick's day, there was no live music. No warning... we showed up and the musician decided to take a night off last-minute, so they hired a DJ, who wouldn't arrive until 11 p.m. Our reservations were at 6:30, and the place was absolutely dead. Really disappointed.

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DC
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

A charming and eclectic dining experience in a turn of the century Victorian. Very cozy and intimate.

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KT
4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

It's a nice place for a cocktail and some snacks, in a cool mansion setting.

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OT
1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Drinks menu and was disappointing and overpriced.
The tapas plates we ordered were also bad: mac n cheese was undercooked, calamari was reheated and dried out and dumplings were also deep fried into oblivion.

In addition service was questionable - painted on smiles and generally uncomfortable atmosphere.

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DJ
4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I love this place but the service is always mediocre . This time our waitress was friendly but the host was rude as usual . They did reconcile and that was appreciated . The place is beautiful and the food is amazing , so it’s worth a visit .

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OT
5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Memphis!

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MV
3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We dined at Molly Fontaine's for a date night. Our corner seats in the front room did not offer much for an intimate dining experience. It's a fun atmosphere that would be much better suited for late-night hangs. The cocktails were just okay, but I highly recommend the truffle fries.

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OT
4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Coolest place in Memphis to get out for a nice evening. Food dishes are very small and after 90$ we left hungry but we loved the ambiance! No piano as advertised though!

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BG
3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

fun, funky place-a must see in memphis
but the food is just ok

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OT
5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food and great service.

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I
5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

This is a very good alternative to the crowds of Beale St. The atmosphere specifically the lighting is wonderful and the jazz duo was a pleasant surprise.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Awesome ambience, incredible service, even better food and drink!

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OT
5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Great place.

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MM
5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

This is a cool, trendy hip spot located in a historic area of Memphis. An at home feel in a old house turned into bar! Comfortable sitting, knowledgeable staff and great cocktails! Get the Mac n Cheese!

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M
4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Interesting setting - cute Victorian house. Was oddly quiet - I guess we got dinner a little early. The mussels were yummy and more in quantity than expected. Wish the pianist started playing before we left.

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AG
3.0Dined on August 19, 2017

This historic home turned eatery/happy hour local has eclectic charm. You have to go once, maybe more.

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T
3.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Customer service was poor. Not good service and we did not enjoy our drinks or food.

I have heard great things about this place, but our server was new and didn't even know what a ginger ale was. He had to leave our group and 'go ask' about everything.

"Do you have ginger ale?" - "let me go ask"

"Can you make this drink without the alcohol because I'm pregnant?" - "let me go ask"

"Could you serve the non-alcoholic drink in a champagne glass (because it's my bachelorette party) and I want it to look pretty and feel like I'm still drinking something tasty?" - "sure" - but then he served it in a regular glass.

He ended up charging us the full price of an alcoholic drink even though we asked for them to be virgin because people in our group were pregnant. $12 for grapefruit juice and soda water isn't acceptable.

When we ordered desert, we asked what their special was. He said, "It's like a chocolate cookie in between bread" ... so, since that was the only option, we ordered it. It was a white bread sandwich, with chocolate spread in the middle, sprinkled with powdered sugar for $13.

It wasn't the experience we were hoping for.

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DG
5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Love the place. My husband and I were curious about the lounge, and we finally had the opportunity to go. We absolutely loved it! The ambiance, the place, the tapas, and the cocktails.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Apparently we stumbled in on a quiet night and were treated to excellent service, fabulous food and drink and a wonderful serenade from the musical duo, all in the surrounds of a mysterious and charming mansion.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Great place

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OT
4.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Great find in an upcoming revitalized neighborhood. Cool date night for two or fun for a few couples. Food is good

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MG
5.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Fun place to celebrate birthday. Great cocktails and food

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CC
5.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Molly's was great again! I highly recommend for a night out with friends!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

I managed to stumble across this treasure trove while looking for dining places off the beaten path. My friend and I came from Jonesboro, AR and we absolutely loved the entire experience. The ambience, food, and service were perfect! Well worth the drive. Can't wait to visit again!

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r
5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

This place is fantastic. Great food and Drinks. We ordered 5 or 6 food items and split them among the four of us. Everything was fantastic.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Wonderful as always. Can't say enough positive things about Mollie's

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Went hear for New Years Eve with a friend from out of town. It was a perfect choice! Great food, drinks, service and ambience. It's a must do next time you are in Memphis.

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S
3.0Dined on December 29, 2016

Didn't realize that this is not a restaurant. Would be a nice spot to meet for drinks, but if you want food, the only place to sit is at the bar

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SM
2.0Dined on December 28, 2016

My fiance and I dined at Mollie Fontaine's last week while we were visiting Memphis. It certainly was... unique.

We went there expecting it to be a bit quirky (after reading reviews), and we also were looking forward to having a tapas-style meal. Once we walked in the old Victorian house, we were confused what to do as there was a live band playing but no hostess. Finally, after standing around a bit, we went to the bar and told them we had a reservation. We then climbed a flight of stairs and were seated in two armchairs that were facing each other, but only had a side table between them. In the same room was another couple, seated similarly. The bar upstairs was not set up, and ordering took forever. The menu was not extensive, nor was the food anything special. We also felt out of place, although the other customers fit our own demographics.

Before dining at Mollie Fontaine's, please know what to expect: very strange tables/seating, lackluster service, average food and drinks, hodgepodge decor.

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RO
5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Can't beat the atmosphere if you like Victorian, candles, and good jazz for dinner music. Food was excellent. Very relaxing for dinner. Curious about late night...maybe some day.

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OT
4.0Dined on November 4, 2016

Great atmosphere, felt very unique in comparison to many of the places you find in Memphis

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