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Itta Bena

4.8
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2759 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Southern
Located on the third floor of B.B. King's Blues Club overlooking historic Beale Street you will find Itta Bena "A unique delta experience". Whether entering from our private Second Street entrance via our valet service or walking through the secret hall from inside B.B. King's Blues Club, Itta Bena is sure to capture your senses. Modeled after the speakeasies from the 1920's, you are a true VIP as a friendly member of our staff escorts you to the third floor. The experience is further heightened when you step inside and find yourself surrounded by rich wood floors, vaulted ceilings, deep golden hued chandeliers and the faint sound of the bustling street below. Touching all the senses, we enrich your evening by offering a delta inspired menu of robust flavors and clean presentation. Itta Bena is a complete overwhelming of the senses that you must experience for yourself.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service - always!

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KeishaL
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and so were the drinks. I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local gem highly recommend

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ThessolC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice place, they have a low not loud person playing the piano ,very good prices, but the food portions are kind of small

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very quiet, different atmosphere compared to the rest of Beale Street. Nice ambience, and our server was very helpful and on point. Cocktails were delicious, using local spirits. The food was really good and came out in a timely manner. Would come back here again.

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RClax
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice environment for a date. Close to many bars on Beale. Mac and cheese was bland but Brussels sprouts weee great! Cajun Pasta was good !

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary 37 years! They put

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JoelN
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just staying the night in Memphis on Beale, and we had a birthday dinner here. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent.

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vipScooter1056
New Orleans
108 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were recently in Memphis for a COVID-19 break. We dined at Itta Benna on our last night there. It's a very interesting space above BB King's blues club. The restaurant has a cool vibe. The service was excellent, as I might add it was everywhere we dined in Memphis. The avocado and crab appetizer was unusual and very good. Our teenager proclaimed the seafood pasta to be the best she had ever had and we are from New Orleans. The scallop and grits appetizer was excellent. The scallops were perfectly cooked and the grits were creamy and flavorful. The BBQ shrimp appetizer with the Abita bread was also excellent and, again, we are from New Orleans, so that's saying a lot. We loved the Abita bread! Our experience at Itta Benna was a very good one and we recommend it.

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Our waitress was outstanding and took great care of us. Definitely recommend them.

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Busylee
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A gem on Beale Street! If you're looking for a well-crafted cocktail or two (or three) this is the place!! Unlike the sugary bull$&*% in most establishments along the famed street, these cocktails are top notch, precisely concocted and well-balanced. On top of that we had attentive service and great food! Go here! You won't be disappointed. It's also kind of a neat experience since you have to "find" the secret entrance through a side stairway in B.B. King's Blues Club - a bit of mystery thrown in to sweeten your evening. BTW.... go downstairs to B.B. King's after eating at Itta Bena for a little nightcap and live music!!

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BrittanyF
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. We never had to ask for anything. I really liked that the manager came by and checked on us about halfway through eating. 10/10 recommended!

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QuincyS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Food was amazing. Vibe was great. Can't wait to go back

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SamL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was definitely a great place to dine. We went o dinner for our anniversary, and it was nice. Although located above BB Kings, the live musician kept it nice and mellow. Our server pulled out all the stops, and it just made our night We look forward to dining with them again.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I don’t get out much due to work and kids, but when we do we go to a different restaurant every time. Out of all of the different places we have been to this was by far the best. The food was amazing the drinks were stout and it wasn’t extremely pricey. The wife and I both agreed we will go back!!!!

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SharonG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and the atmosphere was delightful.

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LarrieR
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. Chris provided us with a great dining experience as always. Thanks for everything!

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EvaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

For all the positive reviews we were disappointed in The braised beef shortrib and Cajun pasta. Very disappointed and we were the only guests eating so good should have been fresh. Waiter Joe was very nice. The room is a definite all blue color a little distracting. Wanted to love it, but couldn’t. Went back down stairs to BBKing club and had a blast.

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SueF
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding. I forgot her name but she has been there 11 years and went to nursing school for 3 years. Ask for her. She GREAT! Management is great also.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Ambiance, service, and staff were all excellent. The food options were limited and lacked seasoning. The food came out quickly, however, portions were very small for price point. I do recommend the Cajun pasta but do not go hungry bc you will need to order multiple dishes. It was almost like the main order was a small tasting plate. Probably would not go back based on food taste/portion.

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Markl
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in an awesome atmosphere with music in the background.

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vipRobertT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent Service and Good Quality Food.
Everyone seemed to enjoy their dish.

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Mike
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the atmosphere was great for a date. There was a small band playing some blue music near the bar which added to the ambiance, and the food was delicious (had a filet and sea bass). All of the wait staff was wearing masks and gloves.

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ScottN
1 review