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
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
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Server was very accommodating. The food was excellent. Pleasant experience
The night was low attended, but the servers did a great job and food was excellent as always!
A pleasant Sunday afternoon following morning worship services. My bride and I were met at the door and quickly escorted to our reserved table. The young lady who served us was atteentive and friendly. And as always, no disappointment with the food. Our compliments to the Chef. Paulette's standard of excellence in dining keeps us coming back.
The food and ambiance was fantastic. Dimly lit interior with low music. Everything on the menu was $3 more than was indicated online.
Fell in love with this little slice of heaven! Great customer service and the cocktails are delicious.
Dinner was perfect! We should not have gotten the k-pie! Need to have 4 people to enjoy it!
It was amazing. First time going but defiantly not the last!
I can tell the quality of meat they are using is not prime as it used to be. My filet for ~$40 was around 6 ounces of “select” meat, not even “choice.”
Hope it returns to how it used to be, but after two lackluster, expensive evenings, my wife and I will go to Folks Folly instead for the flavor and the value.
Dining at Paulette's is always a treat and their Monday night dinner specials are absolutely divine! And don't get me started on those popovers!
The amount the price the portions dint equal the value. Overall service was good.
Beautiful place for a peaceful meal with family or friends.
Dinner with my daughters to celebrate Downtown dining week - the service and meal were lovely as Paulette’s always is
Always a pleasure, with a perfect balance between professionalism and friendliness from the staff, as well as delicious food.
The chicken on the downtown dining menu was LIFE CHANGING
We were very impressed with the service and the food. We had such a lovely experience.
Very good restaurant. Food was tasty with very nice presentation. Excellent service.
very nice. About as good as it gets in Memphis....
A favorite of ours from years past Paulette’s is still maintaining its reputation of excellence. Thanks for a lovely visit—kahlua mocha parfait pie continues a favorite . Edna W
Paulette's has been one of my favorites for decades and I always enjoy a visit there. However, the food on this last trip was very disappointing. It was cold and tough. And the portion size was very small. This is a dish I get often. The Brochette of Chicken. There might have been 2 ounces of chicken if that much. It was overcooked in addition to being cold and was quite tough. I got a side of green beans, and they too were a small portion and extremely greasy. The popovers, always a treat, were not that Sunday. They were hard, cold and have a very greasy, like old oil, taste. Atmosphere is great. Service was wonderful. I love the menu but I do wish that the food this trip was its usual hot and delicious. I suspect had a manager seen my plate, it would not have left the kitchen.
Service and ambience were outstanding. All wait staff wore masks and social distancing was observed at all times. Salads and entrees were very good. I look forward to our next visit.
We chose outdoor dining for lunch. It was lovely on the sidewalk right outside the restaurant. The food was excellent as was the service. We were celebrating a birthday and enjoyed the $1 bubbly available at lunch!
Popovers were amazing. Dinner was just okay. Not worth the fuss. Dessert was the same. Service was wonderful.
Service was Excellent!
We've always loved Paulette's, and am hoping this experience was just an off night. Their Monday Night Specials always look good, especially for the price, so our group decided to try it. 3 courses for $19.99 is a great value, but we were really disappointed. Basic drinks, Cosmopolitan and Old Fashioned, were not right, and took about 20 minutes to receive. (Another 15 after we asked for them to try again.) The wines came a little better, although they could have sold several more glasses to the table had the delivery and service been more attentive. Prosecco was served slightly less than room temperature, the glass didn't even sweat. Our salads and soups came out at 2 different times, and short a spoon. Dessert (on the set menu) was to have been an apple crepe, but after another long wait, we received brownies with a scoop of ice cream that was so tiny it was really only garnish. We weren't told there was a problem or shortage, they just plunked brownies down in front of us. The entrees were both good, but the overall experience was a huge letdown compared to our expectations. Will go back, but only because of over 30 years of much better food and service.
Wonderful customer service and fantastic food. They have lovely outdoor tables as well.
Not the Paulette’s I’ve always known and loved. No popovers at mid-day? I’ve never been to Paulette’s when there were no popovers and it took our server at least 15 minutes from the time he said he was bringing them to the time he told us there were none.
The server was personable, but incredibly slow. My guests were from out of town but even if they come back to Memphis, I don’t believe I could entice them to return to Paulette’s. It was disappointing because Paulette’s has always been in my top three places to eat.
As a repeat customer, the one word that sums up Paulette’s is “perfection.”
My filet is cooked perfectly and was so juicy and tender it literally melted in my mouth. People might frown on the price but you get what you paid for and so much more. Our server had a great personality and took her time to explain some of the dishes we had questions about. Will return and encourage others to try them out
years ago it was great ! Now it is Horrible I believe it is under new ownership and is
Had a really great experience. The food was amazing and the ambiance was very nice.
Wonderful dinner. Service and food were exceptional.
Wish we could have tried everything on the menu! Decided on shrimp & grits, and lamb chops, with cauliflower tempura appetizer & fudge brownie for dessert, Excellent meal!
My experience was extravagant!!! I will be back soon.
I had not seen my friend in a while and we decided to go to Paulettes. Everything was great - from the service GEORGE provided all the way to the caramel bread pudding. We tried the Monday night special and it was a perfect serving.
Paulette is one of the few remaining resturant where the atmosphere, food presentation and taste, and ambiance equals a wonderful unique experience. My bride and I look forward to our next visit.
Anasatsia, our waitress, was phenomenal!! We will definitely be coming back in the very near future!! The food was awesome as well!
Very good food, service and atmosphere. We had an enjoyable experience.
Great brunch! Lovely setting. Great service!!!! Paige was our server and she was delightful!! The food is always great and today was no exception.
A great spot. Food is always good with a well-rounded menu. I eat at Paulette's when traveling through Memphis and am never disappointed. Service is excellent.
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 1884 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.