Itta Bena

4.8
3441 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3441 people are saying
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Mattsmom
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night! The hubby and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here and we were not disappointed. Great food, drinks, service, and ambiance.

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AndrewC
London
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

In my experience, one of the best interior ambiences I ever enjoyed. Calm, serene and subdued setting with low light and excellent acoustics. A piano sax duo played and set a classy tone for the evening.

Food was good, by no means exceptional but certainly worthwhile. I was not sufficiently hungry to take on an entree so tried a few starters and enjoyed them all. No espresso, that was a disappointment.

Service was very good. Brandon was thoughtful and attentive. Food came very quickly after ordering.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, great food. The upstairs outer entrance and entryway were especially cool.

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NextDoor
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to the great staff, wonderful food. Had a great night.

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BenJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This will become a "must stop" on every trip to Memphis!! Food & service were both excellent.

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marishas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will most definitely be back, everything was wonderful!

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vipSpoon
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat whenever in Memphis!

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BillyB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time. Great service and all 3 courses were out quickly. Food was delicious!

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CarolynP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Our server Brandon was the best!!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved ITTA BENA!! It was super nice, great vibes and music! Food was delicious and our server John was amazing!! I will definitely be back to dine again!

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JoshuaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our date night. We were seated right way with our reservation. Mood was set just right. Server was amazing so was the food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe and environment was amazing. The waiter did an excellent job with accommodating us and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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Molly
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time and had amazing service! Great experience and will be back! Food was marvelous! Thank you for a great night!

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MatthewK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp and grits were amazing.
The bread pudding was the best I’ve ever had.

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StephanieG
Shreveport
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Amazing service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was delicious. The mac and cheese could’ve been a little hotter, but it was fine. The music was live and great. The ambiance was outstanding. What’s not to like?

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Katt
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem! Great menu and service - Love it..

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JasonM
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, we were sat next to a table of a group that was very loud. Not the restaurant’s fault but at times we couldn’t hear each other over their noise level. We will definitely be back.

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Vern
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Awesome, amazing, stupendous...great ambiance....if your not ready to spend $$$ better get a whopper..but for if want something extra. They got it!
#treatyoself

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my boyfriend’s 40th birthday. Our server was nice and attentive to our needs.

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vipbjmr
St. Louis
32 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is difficult to find the enterance. No signage. It is above BB Kings. Had Salmon and creamed spinach, plus wine. All Excellent. We were promptly seated at our reservation time.

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MimiG
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our Itta Bena evening in EVERY way! Jessica was our server and knocked it out of the park—so knowledgeable, warm, funny, kind…she was the cherry on top of great food and awesome classy vintage Memphis atmosphere. Truly special place that has proven it time and time again. Thanks Itta Bena!

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Truth901
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere complemented with soft music and great service. Our server Randy, made our experience memorable and priceless. We all enjoyed ourselves

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SonjaW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! Cameron was our waiter who provided excellent service!

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DarleneF
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. She-crab soup was amazing. Sea bass was delicious. Nuts and berries cocktail was great! Would go back again!

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BarryH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server “Sam” was incredible!!!!! Will definitely find out if she’s working the next time we go!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Itta Bena. It is our go to celebration place. The service is always impeccable and the food is filling and delicious!

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vipjaundny
Memphis/West TN
58 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We arrived and got seated immediately. We had a roomy booth. Our server was Stevin and he was great.
The entrance and exit is the staircase off of 2nd Street. It is steep and long. We opted for the entrance and exit through BB Kings. Still a lot of stairs but it seemed to be more manageable.
I had the New Zealand Lamb Chops and the Brussel Sprouts. My husband had the Chopped BLT salad and the Cajun Pasta. We shared the Cobbler of the Day, which happened to be apple. It is served with ice cream.
Everything we ate and drank were delicious.
When we go back, we will ask for Stevin.

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jasond
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a remarkable meal. Wait staff was great. Food was wonderful. When the bill was received we felt it was worth the price. That is not always the case.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my birthday dinner at Itta Bena. Food was was amazing, and service was incredible! Our service was nice and informative. The Saxophonist and piano man were nice and accommodating for my birthday. They placed happy birthday for my special day. I enjoyed the salmon and I got crème brûlée as a birthday dessert! Overall best birthday dinner yet!

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SamhitaM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner. I had an amazing time. Very special! Amazing staff and very courteous ❤️

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MycaB
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! Excellent service and great food.

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Anon
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great wait staff- maybe need little more attention to making sure food is hot before serving but all entrees were delicious

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vipAngelaP
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our server was awesome - kudos to him.
There was a bit of gnat problems in the area seated - we have dined here many times this was a first of this issue!
For the menu selection a bit pricey no bread pudding?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner. Brandon was an excellent server!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taste and presentation of food excellent. Large portions. Good drinks! First visit but will not be last!

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lisac
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great vibe, lovely room, good food. Not overly effusive service.

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Jenna
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful! The only thing i wish their was was live music. Food was amazing especially the scallops and grits!

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BarrettJ
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. She-crab soup and New Zealand lamb chops delicious! Stephen, our server, was the best. Highly recommend this fun unique restaurant!

FAQs

Itta Bena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 578-3031.

Itta Bena is rated 4.8 stars by 3441 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.