Itta Bena

4.7
2421 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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AH
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time eating here and as usual the food and staff were awesome! 10/10 would recommend.

T
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cool experience, me and my wife enjoyed ourselves. The food was super good and the service was great!

PR
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall positive experience.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in Memphis. It’s a wonderful town and there’s many reasons to come back. High on the list is Itta Bena. Our waitress Danielle is a star!

H
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Service and food were excellent. Definitely will be back!

JG
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid place, nice and hidden above Beale street, solid food and wine list...ate there two nights in a row, first night service was iffy, second night big improvement

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend this restaurant.

BE
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent and the food was wonderful as well. We will be back!

SM
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was really good. Food was excellent and our server was great. The only problem we had was when the manager brought us our dessert. He walked up to the table, barely missing a beat and slammed our creme brulee down on the table as he walked away saying simply "creme brulee. It was very abrupt and rude. Not sure if he has a problem with gay couples or was just having a bad night but the guy needs an attitude adjustment. Especially coming from the manager.

B
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service was amazing. The only small thing I could complain about was the seating, there was a divider between my table and the other table, but it wasn’t a closed divider so I felt like I was sitting with the two gentlemen at the table and one of them talked extremely loud the entire time. I would go back but hope for a better seat where I can actually enjoy the food and the company I came with.

BF
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great time. We will become regulars

SB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner, service was excellent. Only drawback was we would have liked to have been able to go down to the club after dinner but were told there was a waiting line for the tables. Understandable but, you would think they could figure out a way to accommodate the upstairs guests, with at least a bar top and some stools maybe? I don’t know.

CB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. This was our first visit to the restaurant to celebrate a friends birthday. The food was outstanding. My husband and I will be coming on our anniversary in October. The piano player was great but the music from below at BB Kings did provide a slight distraction in the restaurant. Overall out experience was excellent.

BM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Jocelyn was an amazing server. She was knowledgeable and extremely professional.

AC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Itta Bena never disappoints! The food is always amazing and delicious. Service is great! And the atmosphere is so cool. Our favorite spot in Memphis

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jocelyn was amazing! We loved our meal for my brothers birthday.

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Stephan was our Server. Absolutely awesome. Would certainly go back next time I'm in Memphis.

OT
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visitors in from Chicago

BS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent! Food was delicious, but not memorable. Starter (creamy mushroom soup) and side dish (creamed spinach) were the favorites of the meal. Would return just for those. Entrees were on par, but just that.

JD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem. Beautiful place. Great lighting and decor. Great vibe. Piano and guitar players. Nice touch. Great martini and a Reisling. Had big salads to start. 16 oz ribeye and halibut to follow. Perfectly cooked. Finished with a Godiva liqueur cheesecake. Fantastic way to finish the meal. McKenna our waitress was wonderful. The manager cane by to ask about our meal. Nice touch again. A must if you are in Memphis.

EM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess took us to a table in the very middle of the room. When I told her it was our anniversary, she quickly took us to a very secluded table. We appreciated her kindness and helping us to enjoy a more intimate evening. The server was helpful and suggested several items. He brought complimentary champagne for our celebration. The food was delicious and priced well. We enjoyed a great meal without breaking the bank. We will definitely be back!

OT
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Itta Bena is Memphis best kept secret to me. It’s at the top of BB King Club and now the GM is Matt from Flight Restaurant. The service was great and the food was excellent.

MK
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy our experience each and every time. 3rd time there and never disappointed.

Can't wait for the next visit.

GS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am always surprised at the availability each time I make a reservation. This place is so unique and the food is outstanding. I truly enjoyed the She Crab soup, and my aunt ordered the grits and Crab Stuffed Avocado. It's the perfect place to come before a show at The Orpheum.

G
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so tasty and cocktails were yummy! It wasn’t inexpensive by any means, but this is a great place for a special occasion or a date night.

BS
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and food!

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good and the service was excellent.

L
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and service were flawless

CR
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Very slow to be seated , even though we had a reservation. Service was slow, as well. Halibut was severely over cooked. Probably will not be bringing clients back, much less ourselves.

EB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is an excellent restaurant. My wife and I live in Farmington, MO and when we were in town we had to go to this restaurant. Last time we were in Memphis we came here and had a fabulous experience.

OT
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great in every way. We plan to come again!

JB
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding! Our server Stefan was attentive helpful with selections and let our party take time to talk and get reacquainted. Drinks and appetizers were tasty I especially enjoyed the pimiento cheese offering. Everyone had a feliet except one who enjoyed the Cajun pasta. We all shared the sides of mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts and parmasian French fries. I only wish there had been more of a seasonal selection for the vegetable sides and also the cobbler desert. I did have the cobbler for desert and speculated it would be peach but it was blueberry which was fine but again something more seasonal would have been nice. One complaint I had but. Did not voice is my coffee cup was soiled and the coffee was not very good. Overall however we had a favorable experience and will definitely return!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Cant wait to go back!

TZ
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a must when in Memphis. Very nice selection of wine and beer and a variety of seafood and beef. Request a table by the window to people watch on Beale Street..

JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding from start to finish. Our server was excellent. She was engaging and very helpful. She helped make a great food/atmosphere experience even better.

TO
Little Rock
19 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Small menu, but great food and service. Very nice martini too. Funky, fun location above BB Kings overlooking Beale Street.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I definitely recommend the lamb chops. The food was really good and the service was great!

M
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat!

l
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good; we had the halibut and it was very good and cooked just perfect. The wait staff was excellent and looked like a fashion model without the attitude. She was very friendly and did every thing possible to see we were well cared for. Excellent meal, service and ambiance.

LS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in Memphis on business and fortuitously attended this outstanding restaurant. Ashley, our server, was great. The food, which was unique from what I’m used to, was great. Plus it was right above BB King and in a prime locale on Beale St.

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