Hu. Diner

3.9
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68 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
With the advancement of Covid-19, we have made the difficult decision to close Hu. Diner, Cafe and Roof. We appreciate your support and understanding as we work through this unchartered territory and look forward to welcoming you back into our doors in the near future

For questions, please email us at info@huhotelmemphis.com or call us at (901) 333-1200.

Thank you for your understanding.

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3.9based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It would have been nice if an email or phone call to tell us that they closed due to the corona virus. We drove 40 minutes with a party of 10 people for my wife’s birthday only to find out our reservations were for nothing.

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charlesb
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

food was average compared to the price, drinks were not good and 2 employees were sampling wine all night and when asked they said they were tasting to see if it was still good to sell, but it was at the bar in front of people

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Cinnamon
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As usual the food was great. There were way more people eating Saturday which is a good thing but it did mean service was a little slower than other times we've been. Glad more people are trying it out. Noise level was significantly higher than previous visits but we were seated in a different part of the restaurant. Waitress as always was wonderful but with more people to see to she was running a bit.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter , husband and I enjoyed our experience here! We were staying at The Hu Hotel so this was a convenient option. Our server was excellent and made superior recommendations. We each had a different meal and all three were perfect. My husband enjoyed the ribeye, my daughter chose chicken bites and I had the special of the day , a filet with fingerling potatoes . The interior was is modern but cozy. We will be back again !

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tammyh
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Went on Valentine's day and unknown to us they changed the regular menu to a pre prepared dinner $75 each. This was not mentioned during reservations

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Valentine’s day

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Cinnamon
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have raved to all our friends what a wonderful time we had at the Hu Diner before the Orpheum. The staff was delightful especially our server LaChardenay. The food was excellent and the portions were more than generous. Our only disappointment was that octopus and grits was no longer on the menu. The seasonal cocktails that we tried were very good. We will be back.

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vipDiner1967
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and tasty lunch

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RobertB
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden jewel for a quick downtown lunch. Great ambiance. Very good service. Food was great.

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AngelaD
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I went for Downtown Dining Week. I had the Short Rib entree; it was outstanding. The Shrimp & Grits with Orange sauce dind't quite work but it was ok. The chocolate mousse was not that impressive. Overall the food was okay and the restaurant was appealing. I will definietly go back to try the regular menu.

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clinstew
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife and I had never heard of Hu.Diner before, but after our Downtown Dining experience we not only have heard of it, we are telling all our friends about it! Different from many of the restaurants, Hu did not have any selections for the dinner meal - you got what they offered, but as we found out that was not a bad thing. The glazed shrimp and grits were delicious and Hu's take on the New Orleans' classic. The main dish of braised short rib wasn't your "crockpot" special roast beef, but a tender, flavorful beef dish that we savored each bite of. The vegetable medley was cooked just right - not the Southern overcooked mushy vegetables. Lastly, the chocolate mousse cake was decadently rich, but we somehow sacrificed and ate it all! Maybe the Claret we ordered for the meal helped!! Great food, excellent service - what more could you want from a downtown dining establishment!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was good- slightly pricey. Good brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. The service is the best!

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CourtAyres
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server was a DOLL!! And she made our dinner a wonderful experience. Our food was great. I will definitely recommend & enjoyed it very much!

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Djidji
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, it is a good restaurant to try. Menu is not extensive but good selections. Good ambiance and service. One thing could be better is that food is a bit on salty side.

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JHob
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch! Sat at the bar, people watched, and was taken care of by some of the best people. I ordered the Hu burger with an egg and breakfast potatoes on the side and my husband had the chicken and waffles, both were superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The restaurant is cute and fun but the food was just fair. It was very slow to arrive at the table but LUKEWARM when we got it. The service was friendly but not polished or fast enough. (And the place wasn't even crowded so I don't know what was wrong).
in general, very disappointing and we probably won't be back.

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vipMarkH
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Didn’t not try any food. Went for drinks. They have a limited food menu and does not have bottomless mimosas on Saturday. Roof top opens @3.

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vipSteve
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was awful. Waiter was rude and clearly did not want to be there. He had an open argument with another server when she politely asked for him to help and then started to do everything slow and minimally. If I owned this place I'd review my "Server training". We waited 23 minutes for drink refills.

Food was good for what it was, but we noticed a lot of plates (getting dried out under a heat lamp) waiting to be delivered to other guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Nice place. Good service. Food was disappointing. Drinks not impressive either. Unfortunate, because the location has so much promise. We sampled much of the menu, and no one at the table loved anything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, menu, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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sabs
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the staff were even better! A great experience overall!

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vipAllison
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Our waitress was amazing - helpful when we picked our drinks and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Flies all in the restaurant from open windows
Food was below average

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LynnE
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Wasn't their best night. We got there early, so you can't blame a crowd for our experience. Food was just ok. It had been great the other times we went, but something changed. Also, server forgot to put in our sides, and then said it would be another 20 minutes to get sides after our entrees were served because then kitchen had gotten backed up. Nothing was offered to compensate for the mistake. Still have alot of kinks to work out.

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vipterz1
Memphis/West TN
27 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our server, Stephanie, was very good—friendly, knew about the food and wine, and she checked on us appropriately. We got there a little after 6:00 pm on Thursday—had a reservation, but it didn’t get crowded til we were leaving. I enjoyed the fried cauliflower/kale and Korean style drummies. I wished the chicken had crisper skin, but sauce had sweet and the right heat. My hubs had the burger and chips. Chips were a little too brown and burger was ‘meh’. Wine list limited. Enjoyed it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
22 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The grits were super yummy. We definitely enjoyed having bottomless mimosas. ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful brunch. Everything we had was fantastic.

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KatieH
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a friend visiting from out of town, and I wanted her to see the wonderful interior of this restaurant. The food is also delicious, and everyone in our party was pleased. We sampled the burger, the catfish, the spinalis, and wings along with a few sides.

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vipResidentConch
San Diego
67 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fun restaurant. Went for lunch, great bloody Mary's , friendly staff, order their fried Chicken!

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KendraL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hu failed to notify me that there were maintenance issues that prevented the Diner from being open. My guests showed up to see the restaurant closed and when I called to confirm there was no remorse for the inconvenience. The unprofessionalism of simply checking to see if there were persons who had a reservation and giving a courtesy call to inform me made a terrible first impression from a new restaurant in the city.

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SharonM
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Nice service and atmosphere, but with the exception of the parker house rolls, which are delicious, the rest of the food was mediocre. With so many other great places to eat in Memphis, I probably wouldn’t go back there for a full dinner. I’d go back just for drinks and rolls though!

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bryanp
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great music and ambiance. Small, very well done menu. Go!

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SheilaC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! The food was exceptional!! The ambience was perfected by the music played by the d.j. Thank you for a beautiful Mother’s Day!!!

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CarrieF
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS!!!! The crawfish mac and cheese is to die for!

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vipLeslieS
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Service was slow, wine list and bar options are very limited

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Rebecca
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While visiting Memphis, I went for dinner to Hu Diner. My friend and I were so pleasantly surprised! We expected a very casual no frills meal- the food was delicious and exactly what we were looking for. The fried chicken was amazing- moist and tender, the outside was crisp and not greasy at all. We decided to share the large portion and the price was very fair for all of the food that we got. The real standout was the ambiance and service! While I waited for my friend, I sat in the outdoor bar seats (so cool!). I ordered the "Aretha" it was a light, citrusy/spicy whiskey drink. I chatted with the bartender Nia about good places to go to in the area. When we sat down, our server, Stephanie was the essence of Southern hospitality. She was friendly, gave us suggestions on the menu (thanks for the suggestion of Champagne with the chicken!), and brought our food quickly. We finished the meal with a very grown up creamsicle milkshake- vanilla ice cream and orange liqueur- DELICIOUS! We can't wait to come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and most importantly in a good location

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vipBigAl60
Nashville
72 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice upscale diner. Excellent service and great menu choices. We had brunch - Eggs Benedict and a Hu burger.

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JayMoe
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, good service, pleasant experience.

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Hu. Diner is rated 3.9 stars by 68 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.