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".
Gulf Redfish with Crabmeat*
Sautéed Fillet, Mushrooms, Fresh Crabmeat, Lemon Beurre Blanc, Mashed Potatoes, Chef's Vegetable
Grilled Lamb Chops*
Rosemary Demi-Glace, Gouda Cheese Grits, Bacon-Apple Brussels Sprouts
Sautéed Black Pepper Encrusted Filet Mignon, Butter Cream Sauce, Fresh Julienne Tomato, Onion, Bell Pepper, Whipped Potatoes
Great experience. George provided excellent service
The food and service were amazing! Best shrimp and grits I've ever had!
Our waiter was extremely polite and enthusiastic. He was amazing!
Food was delicious. The service was outstanding and our waiter was so pleasant and efficient. It was a wonderful time for my sister, eighty-eight year old Mother, and me.
Our lunch was excellent. Waiter professional, courteous, and eager to answer questions about the menu. Never have been disappointed with Paulettes.
It is a traditional and lovely place, but expected more
Always a good favorite. Makes a special event even more special! Many memories here!
Everything was great
always a great choice for dinner date night, with great staff and amazing food, couldnt ask for more
Out waitress was outstanding! So attentive. The chefs were very accommodating to the fact I was vegan. Will definitely return!
Food quality wasn’t the same. Mushrooms were cold, PepperCorns on the “Paulette” steak were excessive. The highly advertised rolls were just crust. Besides the waitress truly disappointed in the quality of the food
Food was excellent. $20 Monday special is a good value albeit smaller portions. "Mini K-Pie" was micro (as in a 2" bite), and there was no K (Kahlua).
A very elegant restaurant where the chef presents delicious cuisine. Our special request was easily managed by Aggie, our server, and the chef. Thank you for a delightful evening!!!
Wonderful evening. Great food. Great service
Everything was amazing!! We will be coming back again!!
Dinner was good, but got off to an odd start. We arrived a few minutes early for our 7pm reservation. The maitre'd asked us to wait in the lobby & he would come get us. 25 minutes later, my spouse had to hunt him down. Obviously, he had forgotten about us, but wouldn't acknowledge it. When we were seated, the only wine list he provided was by the glass. When he came back & we asked for the bottle list, he seemed surprised. The food was good, but I would not call it exceptional in any way. I had the redfish with crabmeat and honestly did not feel the crab added anything to the dish. The potato puree underneath was unremarkable. What saved this meal was most definitely the service which was outstanding.
Brunch was excellent! The food was fabulous. Will be dining here again.
Paulette is our special place. Overall, a good experience.
However, our reservation was for 10:15am. We arrived 10:05am. We were seated at 10:35am. We were delayed getting seated because of the change over from breakfast to brunch. Bo criticism…just an observation… have reservations reflect non-availability from 10am to 10:30.
With that said, we look forward to our next visit.
The brunch was leisurely, which we wanted, and the server was attentive to our requests. The setting is lovely, as always, and we had three fabulous orders of delicious food. The only thing we could not order was a Mimosa to go with our food, but that was a small price to pay for this lovely outing.
Angie was superb
We ate far too much because the food was so delicious. I could have made a meal just off the deviled eggs! Our server was pleasant and attentive and was able to answer every question we asked. The cost seemed like a bit much, but between the terrific food and the good service, I can't complain. It was noisy, but it was a Saturday night and the place was packed.
Nice location. We got to sit outside. The waitress Paige was terrific. The deviled eggs and the shrimp and grits were very good. The crab cake omelette was just average.
The service was very good except for informing about items no longer available. They ran out of the dessert ordered and substituted a different dessert without asking if that was okay. Substituted dessert okay, but would not have picked it given a choice. The steak was a bit more done than requested. Wish the popovers would not be overcooked, should take out before they get too browned.
What a great find! Lucky we were able to get a table for 2 on Mother's day weekend and graduations! In Memphis for an overnight trip prior to boarding American queen cruise and not knowing anything about where to have dinner, we checked out Open Table for availabilities. Paulettes had great reviews and menu options👍. Service, ambiance, delicious meal made our evening wonderful 👏
Paige was awesome!!! We loved having her beautiful personality today!!! Sat outside and it was perfect!
Breakfast was delicious! The pancakes were on the small side, but they were really good. The seating is not the best, tables are too close. Our server Evan was awesome! Overall a good experience.
Celebrating anniversary. Was disappointed that crepes were not on menu when they were listed in online menu. Tried shrimp and grits which was excellent but difficult to eat with the tails on the shrimp.
Great experience. Only minor negative which was probably just a taste preference was the mushroom appetizer. Wasn’t a big fan but apparently it’s very popular
The Monday evening specials being run during May are a bargain for excellent food and service. Special shout out to our server Evan, who did an outstanding job.
Love the new chef’s creations... delicious!!
Excellent food, and lovely service!
Food, service and atmosphere were outstanding!
Food was great! Big lamp chops! And the sautéed black oyster mushrooms to start are highly recommended. Our waiter was very attentive but not too intrusive. Overall, we had a very nice dinner. I've never been disappointed at Paulette's!
Limited menu and wine list but delicious.
Phenomenal experience. Ambiance, service and food were excellent. Fine dining but more reasonably priced than some of the other notable fine dining establishments. We will absolutely add this restaurant to our regular outings when we visit Memphis.
Sunday Brunch with family visiting from out of town. Food was amazing, service was great and we will return!
George the waiter was wonderful. The food was awesome
Very good food and service.Small but good menu and always love those popovers!
The hamburger was the worse hamburger I have ever attempted to eat. I asked for it to be cooked medium. It was well done and very hard on the outside. The French fries were over cooked. The popovers were excellent, as was the dessert. The ambiance was very nice. The service was mediocre. Definitely not the Paulette’s of my fond memories from years ago.
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 2047 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.