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, Mashed Potatoes, Chef's Vegetable
Gulf Redfish with Crabmeat
Sauted Fillet, Mushrooms, Fresh Crabmeat, Lemon Beurre Blanc, Grilled Asparagus
Shrimp & Grits
Sauted Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, Country Ham, Cajun Sauce, Grit Girl Stone Ground Grits
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
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!
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!
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.
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.
Everything was excellent!!!
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!
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.
Intimate setting -Great wait staff-Precautions taken to have a covid free setting
Nice wine list and food was excellent
Good as always!!!
Anniversary dinner was great!!
Food and atmosphere were wonderful. This is a great place for a quiet, relaxing, delicious meal.
Food was superb as always! Will return again soon
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.
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.
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.
Excellent service, ambiance and food. Beautiful view of the Mississippi River
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!
Anniversary dinner was amazing! Service was impeccable and dinner was delicious!
The chicken crepe was PHENOMENAL
We stayed at River Inn and ate at Paulette’s for my husband’s birthday. Had a wonderful experience!
Absolutely perfect meal. I have no complaints. The food was fabulous.
It was the perfect NYE date night! The food was excellent and the atmosphere lovely.
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
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.
The tables were WAY TOO CLOSE together by the end of the meal. Made me very uncomfortable. Take out only for me.
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.
Excellent atmosphere, service and food.
I highly recommend Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town.
Wonderful Xmas dinner
Food was average, after waiting for 15 minutes after being seated to see a server. Not the Paulette’s I used to know.
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!
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
It was outstanding as always.
Christmas Eve menu was perfect! Our server, Mateo, was very helpful and friendly, and the experience was all we’d hoped for this year.
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.
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.
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.
It was a wonderful evening. The service and food was outstanding as always. Thank you!
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.
Celebrated my mom's 80th birthday at her favorite restaurant. Everything was wonderful Paulette's is the best!
Very nice romantic restaurant . Quiet , elegant , good service and good food
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.
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.