Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town

4.7
1931 Reviews
$30 and under
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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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Holiday menu running all weekend long featuring items such as our famous New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Filet with Lobster, Low Country Crab Cakes, and Strawberry Crepe. Come celebrate in the most romantic restaurant in the city- A Memphis tradition!

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vipMagdaFremin
Memphis/West TN
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girl friend and I love to have lunch and requested the one and only popovers at Paulette, and Paulette did a great job making sure we got the popovers! Food was always great and service was impeccable! Dining’s atmosphere was also nice as I requested for a table next to a window and Paulette was known for delighting its customers!

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JodieV
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulette's Restaurant is a great place to have dinner anytime, but the Monday night specials are phenomenal. Starter, main course, and dessert for a super price and the food, service, and ambience are always exceptional.

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TakeNote
Memphis/West TN
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulette's continues to be one of the best restaurants in town,. The Monday night specials that include 3 courses is an unbeatable value at $20. Add a couple glasses of bubbly and dinner is perfect. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!!!

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vipKevinB
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Haven’t been in a while because our last experience wasn’t too good, but this time was excellent! The food was exceptional & the service was too! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Aggie, was the best. We sat in the bar area and loved it immensely. Paulette’s is one of the best spots for a date in Memphis.

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vipPhillipW
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Intimate setting -Great wait staff-Precautions taken to have a covid free setting
Nice wine list and food was excellent

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LarryM
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always!!!

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StephenS
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was great!!

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Splo64
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were wonderful. This is a great place for a quiet, relaxing, delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was superb as always! Will return again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulette’s continues to provide an excellent and polished dining experience. I have been a number of times, and will continue to return. Our server Evan was excellent!! Professional, engaging, attentive......my friend and I complimented him on his excellent service and engagement. Hang on to him!!! He is an asset to your restaurant.

Best,
Patrick Whiteford

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, very good sized portions and it’s delicious it’s hard to leave anything left on your plate. The service was professional and everything came out on time. Great atmosphere for visiting with friends and they are very accommodating. The only thing just short of perfect were the cocktails, we ordered manhattans for dessert and what was brought to the table was something that looked more like an old fashioned. We pointed this out to our waiter and he said they were in deed manhattans. In my many years of Bartending I’ve never put an orange slice in a manhattan. Despite the small hiccup, I would still recommend Paulettes as a great place to eat.

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vipMike
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Was sat in the bar. I’ll know next time to request no bar seating and no sitting by the kitchen door! Food was good as always.

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vipWayne
East Texas
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and food. Beautiful view of the Mississippi River

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AllisonS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very fancy. Not really for younger people though. My boyfriend and I went here for our 3 year anniversary and felt kind of out of place. But it’s very nice and food was good!

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was amazing! Service was impeccable and dinner was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken crepe was PHENOMENAL

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at River Inn and ate at Paulette’s for my husband’s birthday. Had a wonderful experience!

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vipSurapope
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect meal. I have no complaints. The food was fabulous.

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JayP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect NYE date night! The food was excellent and the atmosphere lovely.

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CharlotteH
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place looked so elegant an romantic, the service was impeccable, the server was outstanding plus it was my birthday an it made it even better

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Asja
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most delicious food and the best part was you didn’t have to choose between different options because you get a flight with each course.

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acem
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The tables were WAY TOO CLOSE together by the end of the meal. Made me very uncomfortable. Take out only for me.

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Brunchlover
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brunch menu was great. We had a lot of choices, but the meals were not very filling. Would have preferred larger portions or more veggies with the dishes. The only dish that was filling was the shrimp and grits, lots of meat and carbs. The chicken crepe, crab meat omelet, and chicken and rice dish left the rest of us hungry even after adding a salad. But everything was delicious and the ambiance made it a delightful brunch experience.

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LovesFilets
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, service and food.
I highly recommend Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Xmas dinner

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KarenP
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was average, after waiting for 15 minutes after being seated to see a server. Not the Paulette’s I used to know.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mateo made sure our evening was perfectly timed. Not a thing was out of place. Food was amazing for us both as well! Thanks for taking such great care of us!

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pauletts makes for a romantic night out. The owner Mr. Scott is first class a gentleman. Cant go wrong with the rack of lamb or filet

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AprilJ
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding as always.

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Jbeasle1
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve menu was perfect! Our server, Mateo, was very helpful and friendly, and the experience was all we’d hoped for this year.

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RenaB
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waitress was awesome!!! She was very nice and professional, forgot to get her namebutfromrussiaand a beautiful lady. An asset to your restaurant for sure.
Rena Baker

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KSto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulette's was an absolutely amazing experience. It was our first time at an upscale restaurant, my fiancée and I had an amazing time for her birthday dinner. Everyone was extremely nice. It was very timely, the food came out quickly, and it was so delicious. It was our first time ordering wine at a restaurant and our waiter was so helpful and recommended an amazing choice of wine. We had reservations, so we arrived and were immediately seated even though we were a couple of minutes late. There were people around us but it still felt like we were in our own private area. Dim lighting, flowers on the table, and a casual elegant dressing attire made this a perfect romantic and fun dinner. If you are looking for a very high-quality experience that won't necessarily break your bank if you don't want it to, Paulette's is the place to go.

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bgall2
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice time. Visited during Covid 19. Staff has done wonderful job planning for safety and comfort of guests. Had a great time. Great food. Wine list could use a few more selections.

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JamesF
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening. The service and food was outstanding as always. Thank you!

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DrCush
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was beautifully seasoned. However our visit was unpleasant from the time we walked in the door and left. The host was not at all warm or kind as we entered or exited. Our server wasn't very warm and at times had a personality that felt lackluster. My guest and I loved for Paige as our server. She was offering what was clearly attentive service with warmth and kindness. The kitchen sent out home fries that were visibly overcooked and so hard they could have broken a tooth. It was my first time at Paulettes. I had been looking forward to it. I was disappointed. Very disapppointed.

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Debbie
Springfield
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my mom's 80th birthday at her favorite restaurant. Everything was wonderful Paulette's is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice romantic restaurant . Quiet , elegant , good service and good food

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my surprise birthday dinner for my boyfriend and we both absolutely loved it! The food was delicious, the holiday decor was beautiful, and the waitress was impeccable.

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 1931 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.