Itta Bena

4.8
2971 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 2971 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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, I’ve been to all 3

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LoriW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had no complaints about our dining experience. It was a perfect evening. The food was outstanding, as well as the service, and the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was delicious and service by Christian was excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Shrimp and grits and short rib were amazing! Loveeed the Brussels as well

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MaryM
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to the suggestion of the person who checked us in at the Peabody, we had a lovely dinner at Itta Bena (named for the nearest town to the home in which BB King was born). It is unmarked, so be sure to ask how to find the staircase leading to the restaurant over the BB King Jazz Club...then just relax and enjoy the atmosphere, piano music and delicious food! Shrimp and Grits and Cajun pasta highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brandon was a great server! Very attentive.
Our salads were sent out with our entrees which was a little dissatisfying. We wanted them as two different courses.
Will be back!

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AntonioW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location was remarkable. The food was great and the wine selection was robust. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a nook with great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. Scallops were a bit under cooked but grits and crab cakes were delicious.

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KatherineK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal I’ve had in a while. Four girls out for the evening, one in from out of town. She could not stop talking about how wonderful everything was. Kevin was our waiter and he was so great. Food, ambience, service...all 5 star.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was extremely courteous and professional. Our waiter was outstanding! The food was excellent, the most flavorful Shrimp and Grits EVER❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has become our favorite!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan, our server, was simply outstanding. One of the best dining experiences in last 10 years in Memphis.

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TommarionD
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing!! Exceeded my expectations!!

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WhatKaiSay
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

John was our server. Hw was great and knowledgeable on the alcohols and salads.

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LarryV
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice live piano music in background.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed!

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Pinkie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dark and moody but really good food and service.

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Teacherbliss
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. It was my husband's birthday and they went out of their way to make us feel special.

VC
ValerieC
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's great for date night and on special occasions..the food was on point!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server - John!

HJ
HildredJ
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John is the best server I ever. We had a wonderful time. Only complaint I wish I would have ordered dessert.

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vipbluescityguy
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have NEVER had a bad meal here. Tonight the music was back and our guests were amazed as first time diners. Having lived in Memphis for a while, they had yet to try Itta Bena, and the wife asked the husband to bring her back because it was THAT good. You can’t go wrong with dinner at Itta Bena. From the drinks to the desserts and everything in between, it’s delicious.

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IngerP
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Went for my bday. Ambiance, pasta, crab cakes, salad and creamy spinach, waiter and drinks - 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Musician, short ribs- 🔥
Bonus 🔥 for free bday dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was great and service was awesome. Great time for a date!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a romantic birthday dinner and they were perfect. From service to food to music. It was magical!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing server, amazing service, and amazing ambience.

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sharee
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a very intimate and romantic environment for the special occasion why I was there, a birthday. The food was so good my daughter wanted to go back the next day. LOL

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vipCatt
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food and being out finally. Restaurant was not very busy - Monday nite. Waiter spent time explaining things and was very pleasant.

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vipcidobson
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We were seated in the alcove which was so romantic! We were in a world of our own - highly recommend getting it if you can for date night. The food was mostly good - the shrimp and grits is not the typical rendering...the sauce completely overwhelmed the grits, which tasted amazing in the scallops and grits appetizer. Service was impeccable - attentive but not intrusive. Hidden gem above BB Kings Blues Club!!

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vipOandS
Perth
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a great meal,

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely enjoyed it!

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Alejandra
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, and extraordinary cocktails!

JC
JenniferC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

You expect great service when you dine in a restaurant like this one. Service was bad. Would not go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Paul is an phenomenal server with exquisite recommendations. The restaurant has an incredible menu that really brings the flavors. Strong recommend for anyone interested in a great meal. The craft cocktails are equally impressive. Recommend getting a Beale street window table for great people watching.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was quit and clean . Waiter was wonderful . Food was perfect

TM
TaylorM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Cathy was fantastic. The 6 of us agreed that all of the food was superb (with the exception of the steak. It was cooked beautifully but flavorless). We will definitely return. Fun atmosphere.

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vipTWCC
Austin
36 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. Highly recommend

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BenG
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! Food was top notch for the price. My girlfriend and I had a lovely date night at Itta Bena. Will absolutely return next time I am in Memphis

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Restaurant! We had our 1yr Anniversary this past Saturday and we couldn't have chosen a better place to Celebrate. We had our own private room, just the 2 of us with closed or open doors our choice. The ambiance was Amazing, food was magnificent and everyone from the time we entered until we left was very friendly, welcoming and passionate about what they do. We'll DEFINITELY be back real soon!

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KCTBX
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at itta bena! Never disappoints.

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 2971 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.