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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
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!
The service was exceptional and the food was outstanding. From the custom smoked cocktail through apps, salads, entree and dessert... everything was perfect!
We love Itta Beena. The food is ALWAYS good and the atmosphere is great. Even with COVID restrictions, they are doing a great job.
My wife and I came out for our 5th year anniversary. It was our first time here. It was a very nice atmosphere and the hostess was very accommodating. Music was playing smoothly. The service was a little slow. Greeting from server took awhile. After he got our drink order, we waited at least 15 minutes for our beverages to arrive. Half way through the wait for beverages he came by an explained he was leaving for the night and we have another server on the way. The beverages came out an the next server was very good. She made sure we were happy a taking care of. My wife’s salad plate had chocolate sauce on the bottom that stained the table. We didn’t order or eat anything with chocolate. Food was amazing. I ate the lamp chops with ala cart grits. My wife had the pasta and salad. I also ate a bowl of she crab soup. All perfectly cooked. The experience was a four star. It definitely could of been 5 if the service was smoother and the salad bowl was clean. Overall great job!!
Our waiter, John was fantastic abs knowledgeable about cocktails and wine. Fun to chat with. Food was delicious and prepared perfectly.
Really enjoyed the food and love the old look to the place and the view
Great place! If you are looking for something that can be outstanding! This is the place, perfect combination between Music, History and Food!
Appetizers were great! Entree portion size could be better! Was a little disappointed in the overall service. The restaurant was unable to accommodate our server request.
Our server Stephan was the best.
I booked this restaurant as a birthday surprise for my lady. Upon arriving, there was easy parking across the street and next door in a parking garage. Walking towards the entrance of the restaurant, there were stairs leading behind BB King Club towards the actual location. Making it to the top of the steps, there is a door which is in the entrance. The ambiance of Itta Bena starts as one is owning the door. I see pretty stained color glass that gives off this elegant hue. The layout was very nice and quaint. After checking in for our reservation, we were seated at a booth. Seating was extremely spacious. The restaurant was very nicely decorated and it did not feel as if I was in my own city. My lady and I enjoyed a starter shot called Green Tea which tasted like green tea. Our appetizers were the Crab Cake topped with mango salsa and also the Abita BBQ Shrimp with abita beer bread. Absolutely delicious. A burst of flavors in our mouth. For the entrees selection, my lady chose Boneless Braised Short Ribs and I chose the Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops. The braised short ribs came with home styled mashed potatoes. My lady said the plate was “beyond expectations”. The lamb chops were paired with Parmesan risotto. The first bite melted in my mouth. Chips were so juicy and tender. The risotto was unbelievably amazing. Upon asking the waiter to honor my social requests, we received two glasses of champagne (superb!) and a dessert dish of their creme brûlée. Everything was so good. During the time of our visit, we could hear the band vibrations from underneath us. That did not take away from our evening. The music was alright and complimented parts of the night. Will definitely return.
Our server did an amazing job and the food was delicious! After thanksgiving we were ready for something other than traditional turkey! Itta Bena was delicious!
We went out to a romantic dinner to beat the thanksgiving rush and stress. It was great and we had a wonderful evening. The apps were fabulous and h the main course was great. Drinks were very crafty and good. Light music and very tasteful.
The ambience and service was impeccable. The food was unique and very well executed The hand crafted cocktails are worth the visit
Food was really good, and the staff was helpful, unpretentious and just perfect. If I lived in Memphis, I’d be here often.
John, I waiter was ABSOLUTELY the BEST!!
The food was wonderful. I don't normally eat or like grits but their Shrimp and Grits was phenomenal!! Can't wait to go back again.
Our first night in Memphis. Delicious and fabulous service
No complaints. Love how tucked away it is! Will definitely come back.
Great place to go on a date. Waiter was superb!
The food was exceptional and the ambiance was so pleasant. I highly recommend this place for dinner.
Celebrated daughter’s 21st Birthday.
This was our second time at Itta Bena and it was absolutely spectacular. The food was superb, the music was excellent and mixed well, and the service was hospitable, intellectual, and conscientious!
Fabulous evening, calm and quiet
Food perfectly cooked lamb chops and chicken
Will always come back to Itta Bena
Great food and excellent service. Highly recommend!
I love the ambience of the room, low lights and real low key. The live music was great, it wasn’t overbearing, so we could still enjoy the music and have a conversation. It’s the perfect place for date night for sure.
My daughter and I love to visit Itta Bena when we are in Memphis.
Very lovely!! Can’t wait to go back.
We had trouble finding the restaurant with just the address to guide us. It is over another establishment, a bar/club. Itta Bena wasn’t clearly labeled. The food was very good and the music was nice—just a little too loud. It was hot in the restaurant though. I went outside twice just to be cooler. Service was very good. Overall, a fun experience.
Itta Bena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 578-3031.
Itta Bena is rated 4.8 stars by 2888 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.