Mollie Fontaine Lounge

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$30 and under
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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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SH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

OT
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

MG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always have a awesome time when we celebrate there 🎉

M
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

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

GA
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere ! Great vibe ! Security on premises!

C
Memphis
22 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

A
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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!

WH
Memphis
16 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

S
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

MB
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

JB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

P
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

DR
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

WS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

ML
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to bring a date for casual conversation

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intate spot with great cocktails & food

P
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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.

J
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love eating and listening to music here.

DB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LY
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

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.

RV
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

WH
Memphis
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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WH
Memphis
16 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite Memphis restaurants!

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

TH
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JS
Memphis
26 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

WH
Memphis
16 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, unique atmosphere and excellent service.

r
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

J
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DH
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to bring out of town friends.

OT
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

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.

BP
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

By far one of the coolest places to hang out in Memphis!!!!! The service is always great, food is amazing, and the ambiance is the best in the city. Perfect for a girls night out!

DC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

KT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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.

DJ
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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 .

WH
Memphis
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Memphis!

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