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Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town

1235 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
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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".
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Global, International, Contemporary French / American, International
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:00am

Lunch: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Brunch (Saturday & Sunday): 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Phone number
(901) 260-3300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Dallas
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Private party facilities
A private board room overlooking our temperature controlled wine room. The "Terrace" on the rooftop with views of the Mississippi (for day functions only), River Hall, free standing building with court yard and Gazebo, overlooking the Mississippi River. Paulette's River View and Harbor Square Rooms.
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Private party contact
Katie Ogden: (901) 260-3333 ext. 2105
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Catering events are served at our Harbor Square Room (up to 40 Guest) or Harbor Square and River View Rooms (up to 60 guest). Also our new River Hall and the Court Yard with Gazebo, ideal for receptions and weddings.. can accommodate up to 200 guest reception style.
During the day we have available the "Terrace" at the River Inn, overlooking the Mississippi River, The Terrace accommodates up to 50 guest.
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Cross street
Island Drive
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Before & after dinner, you can enjoy the cozy setting & hospitality of the LITTLE BAR, relax in front of the lobby's wood-burning fireplace set in an 1850s era New Orleans mantel and listen to the live piano music or the roof terrace with the best view in Town of the river. An extensive & carefully selected wine list is overseen by our Restaurant Manager.
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Special events & promotions
Special Events are held at the "new" River Hall; overlooking the Mississippi River. Offering in-door up to 85 seated or 150 reception style. the Court Yard with Gazebo is the place for weddings and receptions - up to 120 seated and 200 reception style.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1235 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Good experience. The new crispy cauliflower is amazing!!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Good service and food

zxdcfghy2345667ujk (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful location and interior! Perfect service and excellent food.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Outstanding restaurant with a long tradition of high standards.

havingfun (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Very nice place for a special dinner date. Nice view of the river.

OpenTable Diner (Mississippi)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We went for a “Pre-Valentines and Pre-Anniversary” dinner. Our waiter, Calvin, was so kind and helpful and made the evening lots of fun! The Crispy Cauliflower appetizer was amazing as were our Entrees of Redfish and Tenderloin. Our breakfast the next morning was equally delicious. We can’t wait to go back!

OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Paulette’s is always a hit. We have been going here as a couple for close to 30 years. Usually for our anniversary. The food is awesome and the service is the best. Love the K-Pie!!

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The service was great! The food was even better! I had requested roses for my wife ahead of time and they were on the table when we got there! I want to thank everyone for giving us a very romantic night! Next time we are in town we will definitely come here again!

OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent restaurant. BUT...they MUST bring back Jamaican Crepes Almandine!
They are my favorite dessert in the world and nothing else comes close.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Love the new crispy cauliflower app! Great service as always. However, I feel like every time I dine here the chicken breasts get smaller and smaller but the prices never do. Overall, will continue to come back because the food, atmosphere, and service can’t be beat. Lynn helped our server and was wonderful. She offered to move us to a quieter part of the restaurant because we ended up next to a large and noisy party. Lynn is the best!

OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Celebrated a friends birthday. Wonderful food great atmosphere and service was also great. Was so glad we made the 70 mile drive to get there. It is also easy to get to

vipOpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful as always. Some of the small changes to the menu are very interesting!

CarlM (Austin)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Had not been to Paulette's since it was near Overton Square. In town and decided to go there for my wife's birthday. Wonderful ambience but waiter was disengaged, had to be asked several times for assistance, and might be considered rude. Whatever, certainly did not make a special occasion very special. Champagne was lukewarm. Foie gras seemed to be almost raw if it was not actually raw. It was not melt in your mouth. Fortunately there was not much of it. Crabmeat crepes were fishy with a corn starchy sauce that glistened. Strawberry dessert was wonderful.

Luther (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful dining experience. Bar is awesome.. staff friendly. Servers are very attentive

OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Where do I begin?? I wanted to impress my wife by taking her to a restaurant that would leave a lasting impression....and Paulette's did just that!!! The food was great, service was A+, ambiance was stunning!!! Only complaint I had was my bowl of soup came lukewarm and I wasn't offered a fresh bowl it was only reheated.

A- overall!!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Paulette's is our weekly date night go to restaurant! It is the best run, most consistent restaurant in Memphis because of Beata and her staff. We are partial to Iza waiting on our table because she is like part of our family. No one has a sweeter personality and we look forward to seeing her every week. We are always welcomed by all the staff and Karl always makes a special effort to say hello no matter how busy he is. Because of this, we are extremely lucky to have them in our neighborhood. That personal connection makes us return every week. But also the filet is the best in town and definitely try to leave room for K pie! Paulettes and the River Inn are our neighborhood gem and we feel extremely blessed to have them in Harbor town. The sunsets are magnificent upstairs at the Terrace and then dining downstairs at Paulettes makes for a perfect evening. You won't be disappointed!

OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Delicious as always. Perfect for my birthday celebration!

OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Beautiful dining experience. Elegant. Great atmosphere. Great waiter and friendly staff. 25th Anniversary that they helped make very special for us, especially our waiter. Would highly recommend for any dining occasion.

gregd (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Better than I remembered from the food to the service

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve