Itta Bena

4.8
2888 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 2888 people are saying
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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!

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NikkiG
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional and the food was outstanding. From the custom smoked cocktail through apps, salads, entree and dessert... everything was perfect!

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StewartC
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Itta Beena. The food is ALWAYS good and the atmosphere is great. Even with COVID restrictions, they are doing a great job.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Married couple

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ClarenceR
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, John was fantastic abs knowledgeable about cocktails and wine. Fun to chat with. Food was delicious and prepared perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and love the old look to the place and the view

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! If you are looking for something that can be outstanding! This is the place, perfect combination between Music, History and Food!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Stephan was the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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LisaS
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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PatrickD
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DebbieS
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience and service was impeccable. The food was unique and very well executed The hand crafted cocktails are worth the visit

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vipDenE
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, and the staff was helpful, unpretentious and just perfect. If I lived in Memphis, I’d be here often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

John, I waiter was ABSOLUTELY the BEST!!

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DanelleW
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first night in Memphis. Delicious and fabulous service

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JordanL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints. Love how tucked away it is! Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go on a date. Waiter was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the ambiance was so pleasant. I highly recommend this place for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated daughter’s 21st Birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Congratulations

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DevinB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Jennie
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening, calm and quiet
Service impeccable
Food perfectly cooked lamb chops and chicken
Will always come back to Itta Bena

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Trish
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MycaB
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I love to visit Itta Bena when we are in Memphis.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely!! Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

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 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.