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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops
Parmesan risotto, cabernet demi-glace, fried mint leaves
Lump crab meat, cream, dry sherry, chives, red pepper flakes
Boneless Braised Short Ribs
Garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus, wild mushroom merlot sauce
Had the private room, it was wonderful, drinks and service was divine and loved the ambiance of the restaurant. rememberable experience(:
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.
Great place for a romantic date!
My girlfriend and I dined here to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great service. Very romantic. We will definitely be back.
Ambiance was wonderful, server was attentive and excellent. Enjoyed the live music as well. Food was great.
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.
Truly a hidden gem on Beale Street!
Great ambiance and service. Food presentation was very good as well. A bit of a pricey menu.
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.
We found our new favorite wine, thanks to our amazing waiter! Food was good, ambiance even better.
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.
Beautiful night great place to have date night with my wife
very good experience - food was wonderful. Live music was a bonus!
My wife and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary and it was AMAZING!
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.
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.
Our server John was wonderful. We really enjoyed ourselves.
Great food and very attentive staff!
Loved this place! Truly a hidden jewel! Service was top-notch along with great food and inviting atmosphere.
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!
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.
This is a 10/10 recommended location the vibe was great the location was convenient and the service was spectacular.
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.
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.
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!
My absolute favorite place to dine.
Excellent food and service. Our first time there but we will definitely be back!
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.
Outstanding service! Exceptional food!
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
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.
Christmas with family
Best restaurant in Memphis - great vibe, great food - sea bass and Cajun pasta are both awesome. Highly recommend
Perfect for a celebratory dinner or special occasion!
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!
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.