Itta Bena Restaurant

Restaurant
145 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103 145 S 2nd St, Memphis Directions
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94% of 53 customers recommended

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Romantic atmosphere for couples, live music, great/delicious food, and awesome customer service
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Thank you for making my birthday special!
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20% is added to the bill for a service fee.
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Thanks for a beautiful evening with my husband an friends!
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Delicious food, great wait staff. Love it!
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Will see you again
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Will definitely go back!
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As always, service, food and atmosphere was amazing. I took my sister there (she had never been there before) and it couldn't have been better! Thanks! It was exactly what she needed.
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I would recommend this restaurant.
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Prices are high without a coupon or discount for the location. Beale St isn't my favorite place to go. Went to Itta Beana because of the Groupon discount.
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Much like the musicians that play jazz and soul at B.B. King's Blues Club two floors below, the chefs at Itta Bena Restaurant draw their inspiration from their roots. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients with a focus on seafood and grilled meats, they spin their own contemporary interpretations of classic Southern dishes, especially those of the Delta region. They fill plates with colorful tableaus of chargrilled shrimp over stone-ground grits, bone-in herb-roasted chicken, Maple Leaf Farms duck confit with wild rice waffles, and blackened Gulf red snapper.

The sweet and spicy aromas from the kitchen blend with the decor to create an intimate atmosphere—which Southern Living describes as “speakeasy-inspired”—and a calming center above the Beale Street commotion. Exposed rafters and simple, wheel-shaped chandeliers hang over the closely packed tables. Views of the street are interrupted only by the towering blue neon sign of the venue below. The entire space is cast in a soothing blue light, the result of a subtle window tinting designed to cultivate a laid-back vibe while reminding diners of Eiffel 65, the greatest blues band ever. Though above a music club, the space also hosts its own regular live entertainment from vocalists and guitarists who play jazz, blues, rock, and soul.

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Many people described the Music as Amazing.
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Many people described the Dinner as Best.
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Many people described the Atmosphere as Great.
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Many people described the Food as Amazing.
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