Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town

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Paulette's Restaurant at the AAA 4 Diamond - River Inn of Harbor Town



Paulette's, which has been operating successfully in Memphis for 42 years, recently moved its popular, award winning operation to the River Inn. It has been described by one reviewer as "A Memphis institution and for a very good reason". Paulette's is serving the same soups, salads, and entrees that have made it so well known throughout the mid-south for many years. The restaurant has always been famous for its desserts and hot popovers with strawberry butter. Paulette's has a distinct warmth, charm and ambiance that is unsurpassed in the city. Restaurant polls have annually recognized Paulette's as Memphis" "Most Romantic" and for it's cuisine - "Best Continental".
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Memphis
7 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines dinner with my wife and daughter

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PM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Had to wait 20 minutes for a drink (it was taken off the bill). The stuffed mushrooms were not good. Waited a long time for the food and they were not very busy. We never received the salads we were supposed to get.

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H
Memphis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Valentines dinner (the day before Valentines)

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JD
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had noted in my reservation that it was our 33rd wedding anniversary and they never acknowledged it during our dinner.

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OT
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited on a Monday night and took advantage of a very nice 3 course dinner for 19.95 a piece

The food was delicious. The prix fixe menu changes weekly.

The food server was excellent and very attentive.

The host at front of the house could use some instruction on being more courteous.

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DO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our mother's 87th birthday and it was perfect!! Very relaxing and the food was delicious, we loved the Kahlua Pie!!! Thanks for the hospitality we will be back.

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Memphis
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We took my mother for birthday brunch and it was lovely. Our waiter was nice and attentive, even when we sent some water glasses back. We ordered the ham and apple crepes, redfish and chicken brochettes and all were delicious. We love the popovers! Nice meal.

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MR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it. It was a great experience. Will definitely go back

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TC
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience at Paulette’s. They never disappoint! Food, service, ambience...all 5 star!

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OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Ambiance is wonderful. Food was extremely lacking. I had the short ribs that I couldn’t cut with my knife and extremely bland. My wife had the redfish that was SO salty she needed extra water to wash it down. EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING considering there are sooooo many good places to eat in Memphis

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks and great service

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DJ
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening out! The dining room was warm with an elegant feel yet very comfortable. Our waiter, George, did an excellent job selecting the wine which paired well with the fish/seafood we had. The menu was limited however, it has something for everyone - meat, fish, lamb, and pork. We decided on the crab crapes and redfish, both excellent as they were not overseasoned. We can't wait to return for another great evening and dining experience.

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JH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dining experience at Paulette's very much. George our waiter was on top of it and made us feel welcome and had great and honest feedback about the menu questions we asked him. Looking forward to our next visit.

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was a little slow to get our bottle of wine but once that was out the rest ran smoothly. The Kahula Ice Cream cake was to die for. The redfish was not so much. It was a little burnt around the edges and I had heard so much about the popovers but they were burnt. Overall it was an ok experience. I would defiantly give it another try.

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

As always, Paulett’s is excellent! We always pick Paulett’s for family birthday celebrations.

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

My favorite small white table cloth restaurant. Very good food, drinks, wines. Interior is comfortably elegant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Birthday Dinner . Can’t wait to go again.

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BA
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant. We were very early to reservation so we had some drinks in the bar. The Bartender was great. Our Server George was also wonderful. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. We had a great dinner.

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JB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food and we were even seated where we could catch a glimpse of the "M" bridge light show on the hour.

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SW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and excellent service, but the food and menu choices are disappointing. Best item we had was the popover. Menu lacks imagination. Next time, we will just go for drinks.

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B
Memphis
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Paulette’s! Always a fantastic dining experience with a true Memphis establishment!

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely perfect. The food was delicious. We had an appetizer, entrée and shared their amazing Kahlúa mocha dessert. The service was great. They didn’t rush us. It was a perfect evening.

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n
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Paulette's on several occasions and have always enjoy the experience. The selection of dishes, décor, service and most of all the entrées are all fantastic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Strawberry butter was amazing. Dinner was great. Love this place.

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everyone enjoyed their meal. I was disappointed in the mashed potatoes. Very bland and almost tasted instant. And I miss the fried potatoes with onions (lyonnaise maybe they were called) on the old menu for sure!! You need to bring those back and nix the mashed potatoes. Also I was brought another cocktail that I didn’t ask for. But everything else was great.

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Retirement celebration

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TN
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been disappointed in a meal at Paulette's. They continue to provide consistently excellent food, the popovers are a nice touch, and the service is fast and efficient. Overall just superb.

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y
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Return visit for our 50th year anniversary. Always a memorable experience. Attentive and informed servers and staff, delicious food (especially recommend the fillet and the lamb chops.) Spent the night in the River Inn and returned for a wonderful breakfast.
We'll be back.

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JP
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful

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WM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent. The waiter was not very friendly!!!!!

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SD
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I have been to Paulette's several times and the service has always been great. Yesterday was a different story. Our waiter was terrible. He was not around very much, we had to ask for obvious things like bread plates, refills, and he was just generally unpleasant. After asking for these things, it then took a long time to receive them. We really could have used more coffee creamer (several adults drinking coffee), but decided it wasn't worth it. This was especially disappointing because I chose this restaurant over many others to bring a friend who was visiting from out of town.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!

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DS
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely, quiet spot just perfect to enjoy a delicious meal. My husband and I always enjoy the food and the ambiance.

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AN
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect birthday celebration!

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JP
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Paulettes has servers that have the perfect combination of friendliness and professionalism.

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CA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

At these prices in Memphis, Tenn., I would expect higher quality cuisine and service.

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J
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Absolutely loved our overall experience

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CS
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family’s favorite in Memphis! Filet Paulette is my favorite; and the crepes are yummy!!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for 9 people. Everything was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal.

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