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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Lump crab meat, cream, dry sherry, chives, red pepper flakes
Scallops and Grits
Seared jumbo scallops, smoked gouda Delta Grind grits, corn crab cream sauce
Jumbo Shrimp & Grits
Smoked gouda Delta Grind grits, bacon, shallots, garlic, shiitake mushrooms, white wine
Hostess Lauren and the entire staff was excellent. Craig the manager perfect. We are going back.
Exceptional food, ambiance, and service.
This place is awsome!!! The food is OUTSTANDING and the service is 2nd to none!!!
Best dinner in Memphis! The bar was a great cocktail bar.
We loved our evening-
Jessica was an outstanding server- helped us with our dining choices. Yummy lamb chops and Brussels sprouts!!
She made our first trip to Beale Street memorable and fun with her delightful and fun nature!
Hidden gem on Beale street. Made reservations for my husbands 50th which was a party for 6. The restaurant is a little hard to find since nothing is marked with the name, but once in, we were seated immediately. Our waitress was wonderful and answered all of ur questions. My only complaint is that the piano music was super loud. My husband sitting at the end of the table didn’t partake in most of the conversation as he could not hear what our friends were saying at the other end.
Food was superb!! Especially the sweet potato dish. Yum!
We were spending the night in Memphis to attend a concert and had heard Itta Bena had a great reputation. It was excellent. Enjoyed sharing the crab stuffed avocado. My husband had the lamp chop and I had the sea bass. Our server was well informed and so pleasant. We will be back.
Amazing ! We just love everything about it !!!
Food and service were amazing
Excellent food and service
Incredible food and atmosphere as always. We were really well taken care of. The bartender that served us our food was brilliant in terms of recommendations in both food and alcohol. He was funny, polite and super nice. We can't wait to return.
Amazing is all I can say! Going back tomorrow night. Love this place! ❤️
Great place to entertain out of town guests, food and service (KoKo) was great! Super accessible to Beale also…
One of my favorite places to eat. Just a super cool atmosphere. Food is always wonderful. It’s an experience that’s hard to beat!
Great food, service and atmosphere as ALWAYS with wonderful entertainment by Susan Marshall! Our favorite spot.
As always service and food were outstanding!
Loved the food and the atmosphere. Great drinks and even better service.
We had a wonderful time with fantastic service and in a charming dining room off Beale street!
Absolutely great from the minute we walked in… they happily accommodated our party of 4 + baby carrier. Every course was excellent… our waitress, Kiana, was knowledgeable and fun. Service was impeccable. Atmosphere a huge bonus. We will be back!
Excellent entrees, lovely ambience, and great service. We were a party of four and each of us ordered something different. Each of us gave our entrees 5 star ratings. The wait staff were very welcoming and efficient. The music was delightful. The only drawback is the fire escape stairway. A couple of us are elderly with arthritic knees-still it was worth it, and we all said we would love to come back.
Amazing service, meal, and drinks. Everything was perfect. Highly recommend.
Great service and the food was delicious. We definitely will be back.
Great place and amazing food !!! We will be back !
We were out celebrating my husband’s birthday and decided to take him to dinner and Itta was a great experience and my husband said he would go back when visiting Beale street again
Once we located the entrance, all was good! Interesting decor and ambiance. Nice live music in the background.
Lauren was our server and did a great job. Very professional and attentive.
Short ribs meal was delicious but seemed more like good pot roast than short ribs…still yummy!
Cajun pasta was also really tasty. Not too spicy but still a nice kick.
Portion sizes were reasonable…not ridiculous.
Decent wine selection.
Ordered cocktails at the beginning of the meal..whew! Best Jack and Coke anywhere and Whisky Daisy was well…not a “girly drink”. Lol! Compliments to the bartending staff!
First off it said Classy dressed. Most were in jeans. Some men had shorts and two men ate with hats on
I got the stuffed with cream cheese and seasonings chicken. I couldn’t hardly find the stuffing. When they asked I said “it was ok”. Asked what they could do.
Husband had the large shrimp and grits. He didn’t finish his
There is a charge for bread. I said never mind. But she brought it anyway and charged us
Very disappointed I was really excited to eat here
A wonderful basicly hidden gem in the dregs of Beale street.
Courteous staff, beautiful environment, great food, wonderful wine, and the best smoked old fashion I’ve ever had.
The live soft Jazz music was icing on the cake for what is arguably my most memorable dining experience in Memphis.
Great dining experience, server was great! Food was amazing, atmosphere was romantic.
Food was great, service was wonderful
Service was great. Value is not good though. Food overpriced.
Delicious food, excellent wait staff. Table ready when we arrived for our reservation. Live music very pleasant.
Everything was delicious! We will definitely be back
So much fun above BB King!
Yummy food and great service.
From the Speakeasy style entrance to the exceptionally helpful receptionist fabulous bartenders and selection of drinks the evening began perfectly. When we reached our table wait staff was extremely helpful explaining the menu, I had shrimp and grits, absolutely the best I've ever had them made, my wife had the sea bass crispy outside warm and tender inside prepare to Perfection. Didn't have room for dessert but it sure looked good, night cap bar, great music. Totally enjoyable evening, wish I lived in the city so I could go back often. I will certainly share this experience with all of my traveling friends. Absolutely five stars
Key West, FL
It was our third time ti Itta Bena and it never disappoints. The ambience in probably the best resturant in Memphis. Live piano player, blue windows, dim lights. Just a great dinner place. Food wise our table order the Cajun pasta, short ribs, and Shrimp and Grits. All were excellent. The Wedge Salad was also very good. For desert we ordered the cheesecake and creme breule and neither were great, that is the only reason I gave the food 4 stars instead of 5. Besides that it ranks right up there with the other 4 great resturants we have been to in Memphis.
Outstanding!! The food was excellent, drinks good, service superb, and entertainment was smooth and relaxing. Party of four for two birthday celebrations. Brandon our server was beyond good. He even escorted us downstairs to the club. Had a wonderful dining experience.
We went to Itta Bena before the show. Stevin was our waiter. It was a fantastic experience. The food was very good and the service was outstanding. The place has a nice vibe being upstairs from BB Kings pub. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Itta Bena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 578-3031.
Itta Bena is rated 4.8 stars by 3303 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.