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
Smoked Paprika Tempura Batter, Fried, Lemon Aioli
Paulette's was a nice restaurant for conversation. The service was excellent. I was somewhat disappointed with my meal. The redfish with crabmeat was on the dry side. The potatoes were a bit hardened too, so I think it sat too long under the heat lamp. The portions were on the smaller side, which is fine, but not reflected in the price. The salad was good and very sharable. The key lime pie was fresh and tasty too. A good meal overall, but not excellent.
The redfish was excellent!! Also had the seafood and spinach crepes. Our usual selections. That’s what we go for!!!
The two filets, the Paulette’s special and the regular filet mignon were both excellent and cooked to a perfect medium.
Food was delicious and our server Katie was just lovely. Highly recommend!
It was Ok. Waiter was good, food was pretty good. Wine list was very limited and overpriced. Would we go back? No unfortunately. To many other choices.
Paulette's is my favorite restaurant for a leisurely lunch because the food is always fresh, well prepared, and tasty and the service is unobtrusive but attentive in the lovely restaurant with fresh flowers.
Superb service as usual! Classy, great ambiance, stellar yet unobtrusive service. Allan was our server. We enjoyed excellent conversation, a good bottle of champagne, and delicious food. The salmon, in particular, was perfection. It was a fabulous memory to make with friends.
Needs updating. I was kind of shocked that the computer used to assign your table at the entrance of the restaurant is facing the wall, which forces the staff to stand with their back to you. I had never visited before and had high expectations. It seemed to be out of date and they have such a great opportunity to take advantage of the scenery outside but chose otherwise. Food is as good. Our waitress was pleasant and did a good job.
If staying at the River Inn, this gives you an upscale option which is very convenient. But if staying downtown, it is still only a 5 minute drive or so from the Peadbody. Quite and can have a conversation. Good food.
Paulettes was amazing! The food was to die for...the server, Paige, was super sweet! Loved every minute of it!
As always, delicious food and outstanding service.
Since I was a little girl, Paulette's has been a mainstay in my family. During this current time in our world, it was even sweeter to celebrate a special birthday in a place with so many fond memories. Thank you for offering us a bit of refreshing normalcy.
Wonderful service from Anastasia! The food was delicious and we were able to enjoy our conversations because it was not noisy! Perfect ambience.
We enjoyed our evening!
Overall we had a good meal & a good evening. I put in my notes of my reservation that it was a date night, however they sat us in a booth by the door, when there plenty of available tables by the windows with views of the sunset on the river, even with their social distancing requirements there were better locations they could have sat us. The service was very slow. It took forever for a waiter to even take a drink order & was then very inattentive. He brought us our ticket without even asking if we were ready for it or if we wanted dessert. The food was good, but nothing specific to brag about. Overall, we might try here again, but would likely pick one of our other high-end Memphis favorites instead.
Always excellent food and friendly service. We’re regulars on Monday evenings.
I had been there before and wanted to take my sister somewhere unique.
She loved it all. Our waitress was wonderful.
Excellent service and strict adherence to social distancing and health safety precautions made my friends and me feel very comfortable. As usual, the food was excellent! My only complaint is that there were no strawberries for the strawberry crepe dessert. Oh well, it wasn’t meant to be!
The occasion was my sister's birthday and she was well pleased with the meal and location.
Paulette's is such a good place. You can always count it to satisfy. Such high standards.
Anniversary - sunset view - thanks!
Experience just like always, great!
Great service. Food excellent. During coronavirus but we felt safe.
Paulette’s Restaurant is OUTSTANDING! I have patronized it for years, and the food and drinks are delicious. I have always received excellent service.
One of my favorite restaurants in Memphis!! I have never had any complaints.....I did miss the popovers tho
Great service and food was liked by all. Only issue I had is that I ordered a crab meat inlet that had very little (if any) crab in it. 🧐
The waitress was very professional and helpful making food selections. The food was very good at a fair price.
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.
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 1839 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.