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About Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town

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".

50 Harbor Town Square
Memphis, TN 38103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Contemporary French / American, International

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

Cross Street:
Island Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(901) 260-3300

Website:
http://paulettes.net/

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:
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.

Executive Chef:
Jason Dallas

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.

Private Party Contact:
Katie Ogden: (901) 260-3333 ext. 2105

Additional:
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

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.

Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town Ratings and Reviews

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
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Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Cozy (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Scenic View (18)
Waterfront (18)
Great for Brunch (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Authentic (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good for Groups (7)
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·Dined 4 days ago

my wife and I for many years gone to Paulette's either for our anniversary or other special occasion. Paulette's never fails to live up to our expectations.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Savannah)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a delicious meal. Our server was great! Fabulous dessert!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined 4 days ago

Our favorite restaurant in Memphis. Never disappoints. Brandon our server was excellent and food was incredible as always.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined 4 days ago

Very nice atmosphere. Best Creme Brule ever. Food was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful. Great service. Brandon was outstanding.

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 (Memphis)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food but service was miserably slow. Other tables ate and left. Took us 2 hours for lunch. Waiter blamed it on two showers that were going on. I say these things are scheduled and a good restaurant will not let it impact other customers. Would certainly hesitate to go here if on a schedule.

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·Dined 6 days ago

This was a Christmas get together for our book club group. Of course we had reservations but when we arrived the employee who asked to help us made us wait at the front while he walked around looking. It appeared as though he couldn’t find our reservation. Turns out he assumed we were with a bridal party because we were carrying gifts. Once he looked in computer he found our reservations and we were seated. He was not friendly. However, we had a great table with a great view and great food and a great server!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was VERY good. Portions small. Great dining and service

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was our first visit to Paulette's since they moved from Overton Square years ago. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was excellent. The food had high and low points. The seared foie gras was spectacular. I had the lamb chops and my wife the Paulette's filet. I ordered the lamb chops medium rare and they came out medium. My wife ordered her filet medium and it was medium with parts that quite rare. I expected more consistency for the price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent service and fabulous food served in an intimate setting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had Thanksgiving dinner here. Excellent food and service. Would have preferred to order from menu instead of prix fix, especially since some in party had food allergies but appreciated the opportunity for a holiday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I had fish with crab. As this was a fixed menu for Thanksgiving, it seemed the food was not freshly made, but pre cooked and left on a warming rack for service. My daughter had the turkey and said it was alright. Not a great experience.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Cocktails arrived late and incorrect. Wine arrived after we finished our lunch. Lunch took over an hour to arrive at our table . No cocktails, no wine.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Paulettes is always very good. Our reservation was for a table but we ended up sitting at the bar for dinner and receive fantastic service

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food! Downtown Dinning Week prices made for a special value.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was delicious. We will definitely return!

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Fun visit with DIL. Very relaxing and good talk and good food.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We went for downtown dining week. The options were very limited, and the food was somewhat tasteless. Also the service was terrible. Very suprising, because it is usually a great experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

It's very nice inside and the atmosphere is great. We went there a few years back and it was wonderful. This time not so good. The food was bland with nothing distinguishing itself. Maybe they changed chiefs. Anyway it was disappointing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

George was an excellent waiter, the chef was willing to accommodate our request, the atmosphere was quiet and welcoming, and the food was excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

George and Mike were great. Thank you for a special anniversary

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The meal started with what at first glance looked like a cream puff but after inquiring I was told is a “popover”. It was a light and flaky pastry that when paired with their strawberry butter made an excellent alternative to a boring bread basket. I had the pleasure of dinning on a Wednesday evening which was Lobster night and as the price was reasonable I could not resist. I added on a 4oz filet so essentially turned it in to a surf and turf. The house salad followed the popovers and consisted of fresh greens, cherry tomatoes and a bit shredded carrot. It was dressed with olive oil and a delightful balsamic that left me wanting for more. Thankfully just as I finished the salad the entree arrived. The Lobster tail was well prepared and not overcooked as was the filet. The filet while melted in my mouth and was a perfect compliment to the lobster tail when dipped into the drawn butter. The standard sides were red potatoes and squash based vegetable medley. I would definitely return and would make this a top spot for a romantic dinner next time the opportunity arises.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Ran out of the dish we wanted, but ultimately great food and service.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Paulette’s at the River Inn : a great Sunday brunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Brandon was our server and he made sure we were taken care of. He made us a Halloween theme cocktail. He went above and beyond to make it a wonderful experience.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I was disappointed that no mention was made of my friend’s birthday since I had noted that in the messages section. We weren’t going to make a big deal of it. It an acknowledgement wouid have been nice.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Everything I drank and ate was absolutely wonderful! Beautiful restaurant! Our waiter was fantastic! Wish I could go back!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Another wonderful meal!! One of my favorite places in Memphis. My wife and I were engaged at the old midtown location and continue to enjoy the newer downtown location.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very good experience

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wonderful service, delicious meal and great ambiance! We particularly enjoyed a cocktail in front of the fireplace before dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful food & service with a peaceful river view. Great experience.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had eaten at Paulette several times when daughter were at Rhodes. It has moved from midtown but taken its special ambiance with it. This location is lovely and it was special to return after 25 years. Congratulations to them and you cannot go wrong eating here. Unlike many restaurants, this one has maintained quality and thus has survived many meals and made many people very happy!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Disappointed 3rd time there with friends and serious was the worse . The food was good rushed and had to ask for waiter 3 times

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

View of the river is very nice. Service was excellent and the food was good as well

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was delicious. The salmon was the best. It was tender and not over cooked.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had Sunday brunch with family. Easy to get to from downtown Memphis. Excellent value and excellent service. I think our waiter was named George. He was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

disabled access nothing to brag about not horrible but could be a lot better

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Anniversary dinner. Been going there for years but it seems as though the dress code has relaxed significantly. Not the Paulette’s it used to be.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Expensive breakfast for anyone’s tastes with very limited menu and quantities. The creamer was spilled by my wife and we were moved could have been the high spot of the meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food in a beautuful place brimming with ambiance. The wait staff works hard to ensure you have a memorable experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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