Paulette's Restaurant at the 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".
Grilled 8 ounce filet, rosemary demi-glace, au gratin potatoes
Smoked paprika tempura batter, fried, lemon aioli
Shrimp & Grits
Sauted shrimp, andouille sausage, country ham, Cajun sauce, Grit Girl stone ground grits
The setting was nice; our server was great. The food was mediocre at best. I'll doubt we'll return.
Great food and service.
We were celebrating our 54th wedding anniversary. We have celebrated our anniversary at Paulette's for the last few years. The food here is excellent, as is the service. Arek, our server, was super and made for a wonderful dining experience.
Always great! Fantastic food, service and atmosphere !
Very quaint and personal. Service and food was excellent.
Great experience and food was hot and presentation was excellent! We enjoyed everything about it!
We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation and were seated immediately. The service was attentive, but not hovering. The food was delicious and well portioned. The desserts were very tasty.
Sunday brunch at Paulette’s is always a favorite. We go because my husband loves the popovers, and as usual, they were delicious!
Moving away from Memphis soon. Perfect way to say goodbye at a location near the river and with a classically great meal. I have always loved Paulette’s and this evening proved why.
I always enjoy going to Paulette's. When we lived in Midtown and it was in Overton Square we would go quite frequently. We moved to Rosemark and they moved to Mud Island so we rarely get a chance to go but when we do it is always great and I actually think they are even better since their move to Mud Island. Staff is always great!
Enjoyable (mid covid) saturday brunch. Limited selection but decent food. Pleasant surroundings. Polite and courteous staff but service was slow (not important as we were relaxing).
Food and service was great! Can't wait to go back.
Had to be moved due to a loud table.
Trying to have a romantic dinner = fail
Awesome relaxing at a great value. I highly recommend this restaurant. I have encouraged all of my friends to dine here. Will definitely be back often.
We went for our anniversary, everything was wonderful from the appetizers to the desert. There is nothing they could have improved upon! It was wonderful and we will definitely be back!
Celebrated our daughter’s birthday. She grew up dining at Paulette’s for special occasion. This was her first choice when asked where she would like to go for Birthday dinner! We were not disappointed!
We were celebrating my birthday and the staff were aware of this and went out of their way to make the occasion even ore special. They allowed us to linger over lunch and prolong the celebration.
Food was excellent...a bit overpriced but worth it service was poor our waitress ignored us for fifteen minutes and another waiter helped us in the short term
Sunday breakfast - always a pleasant treat at Paulette’s. Excellent service and food.
Food and service were delicious. Staff were wearing masks and gloves and took care to seat tables at safe distances. It was our first outing since the pandemic and it’s nice to know that we can go out for a special occasion and feel that restaurants are being careful to follow the rules.
The customer service and food was superb! The atmosphere was fantastic! We had dinner on Friday night and breakfast the following morning and the dining experience was wonderful each time.
My husband and I split the lump crabmeat appetizer. It was exceptional and true lump crabmeat.
We also split the Bel-Air Salad: mixed greens, sun-dried cherries, oranges, Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette.
And last, but not least, we both ordered the Redfish, with mushrooms, crabmeat topping and Lemon Beurre Blanc sauce. We order the Redfish every time we go to Paulette’s. One reason because it is delicious. And the other reason because you hardly ever see Redfish on menus in Memphis.
Very good Service. The ambiance is upscale.
We could not have asked for more to make this a first-class dining experience.
Great time , Great service. Glad to be able to go inside and enjoy a meal.
The beef tips were awesome!
The beef tips were awesome!
The beef tips were awesome!
If you want a good, quiet meal I recommend Paulette's in Harbor town. The food is very good and the service is wonderful.
Paulette's has been our go-to for special occasions for over 35 years. The ambiance is elegant, the service is professional and respectfully friendly, and the food is unmatched! Their attentiveness to health & safety as they reopened following quarantine was impressive. They were discrete but thorough and very professional. HIGHLY recommend!
Happy to be back dining with Paulette’s! Corona can’t slow this team down! Food was wonderful as always and service here is second to none!
Absolutely amazing from the minute we walked in the door. Short ribs to die for. I need to know how you made that sauce.
Went for my wife's birthday lunch. Everything was set up on time and we went directly to our table. I had requested a window table and we had a beautiful corner table beside two windows, the view was great. The young lady that served us was very efficient and got all our drinks very quickly. The food was very good and the desserts were great. Will go again.
Paulette’s has been our favorite for 39 years. No other food tastes as good. Part of that is the recipes or the ancient pans used for the incredible popovers, but it is also the relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Nobody should leave Paulette’s disappointed. It’s still an incredible experience.
We enjoyed the delicious lobster tail special with a strawberry crepe for dessert. Great date night!
We were greeted when we arrived and immediately shown to our table. Two in my party had never been there before and were impressed with the beautiful roses on the tables and in the room. Soft music was playing to add to the atmosphere. We all ordered something different and each plate was presented beautifully and was delicious. The waiter was attentive, but not worrisome. We each had a dessert and enjoyed each bite. I got the lunch special that had a cup of soup, a small salad, a slider and a crepe dessert. It was fantastic. We will be back.
Wonderful food and service. Head upstairs to the terrace at sunset for a drink looking over the river before your dinner reservations.
While it looked great in regards to its location and menu, the food was okay but in relation to the price tag, the food did not meet the mark. We were sat at a very small table in the bar, there were 5 of us and we were sitting on top of one another. And the service was so slow and inattentive.
We were celebrating our 47th wedding anniversary and had told them but we were seated with a wine tasting group so had to ask to be moved the service was very slow. The food was sub par.
Seafood crepe was very good. However, spinach crepe had a chlorophyll after taste. Could it have been undercooked?
They need to update the menu and add healthier options, service could be better
Small and intimate restaurant. Ensure you have a reservation. Foods are bit salty, but the presentation is very good. Price of drinks and wines are very reasonable.
Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 260-3300.
Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town is rated 4.6 stars by 1813 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.