Itta Bena

4.8
2920 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 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2920 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.9
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had the private room, it was wonderful, drinks and service was divine and loved the ambiance of the restaurant. rememberable experience(:

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GlendaD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my daughter was wonderful. It was a week night so not many other people in there and we went super early. Felt totally safe during covid times.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wifey’s birthday!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a romantic date!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I dined here to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great service. Very romantic. We will definitely be back.

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SharolynM
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance was wonderful, server was attentive and excellent. Enjoyed the live music as well. Food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time my husband and I celebrated Valentine’s Day at Itta Bena. This speaks volumes for us. Great restaurant for any occasion especially something special. All around great experience. You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a hidden gem on Beale Street!

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AmyC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Food presentation was very good as well. A bit of a pricey menu.

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grip652
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The outside stairs at Itta Bena are covered and not difficult (I keep seeing reviews that mention the stairs.) The dining room is dark enough to use the candle on the table or your phone to read the menu. Reception asks if it is a special occasion. I hesitated to say yes, but I did. I have the feeling that if you say yes, and show any interest in the wine list a man, no introduction as to whether he was the manager or somalier, starts promoting a bottle instead of a glass of wine and continues his talk as your soup gets cold. The she-crab soup was great, the Ceasar salad good. My andouille, blackened chicken and shrimp pasta lacked flavor. The chicken was not blackened, it looked boiled and had not had any seasoning. The shrimp and grits were good. Dessert: the apple cobbler had very little seasoning and the apples didn't seem like they'd been baked under the goog crust that sat on top, but instead had been steamed with no thought to adding even cinnamon. The wine that was suggested was good with both our dishes. Our waiter was attentive, helpful and pleasant. Unobtrusive decor, and music. I would not think of going to Itta Bena again, but if someone else wanted to go there, I would go with them. I said that I would recommend Itta Bena again because I understand the kitchen may have had a bad night, but I would tell them what I have just written here.

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LaToya08
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found our new favorite wine, thanks to our amazing waiter! Food was good, ambiance even better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner with close friends was great! The ambiance with very relaxing and the waiter was very attentive. We didn’t need for anything.

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viptommyp
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night great place to have date night with my wife

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ToddS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very good experience - food was wonderful. Live music was a bonus!

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vipBenM
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary and it was AMAZING!

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WandaT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service & ambiance was better than expected, A1. Enjoyed the music. BBQ shrimp appetizer was super tasty (my favorite). Entrées good but could have been better. Wine list was very good. Overall had a really good time. Definitely coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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JessicaM
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome and it’s such a lovely place! This was our second time there. The first time was roughy a year ago and the food was insanely delicious. This time seasoning was lacking on the entrees. The shrimp was a tad over cooked (shrimp and grits), and our Caesar salads had entirely too much dressing. My husbands filet was super tender and cooked perfectly, but tasted as if it didn’t have the slightest amount of salt and pepper. Nothing was terrible, but it was disappointing since the first time we went we couldn’t wait to go back. Overall we had a nice dinner experience.

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TeresaL
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server John was wonderful. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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SethH
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very attentive staff!

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Truly a hidden jewel! Service was top-notch along with great food and inviting atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines date

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and great service. Piano player was a nice add on. We’ve always had good experiences here and also got engaged at Itta Bena years ago! Wish we could still sit at the bar but hopefully soon!

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Hannalei
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Itta Bena Memphis delivered on all things I had hoped for. The service, atmosphere and menu items were wonderful from the moment we walked in. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a special dining experience.

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DwightO
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a 10/10 recommended location the vibe was great the location was convenient and the service was spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than our expectations. Service was fabulous. Entertainment was superb. And the food was out if this world. We will definitely be back! I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Memphis.

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vipDavid
Memphis/West TN
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food is amazing. Service was slow to nonexistent. . It’s frustrating when other servers have to step in pick up another servers table because the server sucks.

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SteveW
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and ambience were impeccable.
The food was excellently presented and except for the N’awlins shrimp being very overcooked, our party was very pleased!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite place to dine.

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vipKr1022
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our first time there but we will definitely be back!

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PaigeW
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Itta Bena. Our server was top notch and everything we tried was delicious. The Atlantic salmon was some of the best I have ever had and the baked Mac and cheese has me drooling just thinking about it. My husband started with the shecrab soup, it was phenomenal and full of flavor. He had the lamb chops with Parmesan risotto and loved both. We were celebrating his birthday and got the white chocolate bread pudding on the house, it was SO good! We can’t wait to go back!! It’s located above bb kings club so it was a bit loud, but not enough that you couldn’t enjoy conversation.

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JulieH
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Exceptional food!

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JenniferJ
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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Gale
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Itta Bena was just the perfect place for everyone in our party. The meals were excellent as was service. It’s a shame things aren’t back to normal. Itta Bena is one of my favorite dinner spots. I’ve never been disappointed. Gale Martz

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JH17
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated boyfriend 35th birthday it was amazing John the waiter full of personality and a true delight. The food was sumptuous and delicious as well the crafted cocktails.
Thanks for making his birthday unforgettable Itta Bena and all the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas with family

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Memphis - great vibe, great food - sea bass and Cajun pasta are both awesome. Highly recommend

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MaggieW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a celebratory dinner or special occasion!

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TinaJ
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!!! The food was top notch! Our waiter, Mark, was so nice. Our dinner was absolutely perfect. From the moment we walked in to the time we walked out was perfect! Our experience was far beyond what I expected...and I was expecting a great experience. We will be adding Itta Bena to our monthly staycation/datenights!

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 2920 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.