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Itta Bena at BB King's Blues Club

145 S 2nd St, Memphis

Contemporary Southern Meal for Two, or $25 for $50 Worth of Cuisine for Two or More at Itta Bena Restaurant

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Chefs put a contemporary spin on traditional Southern dishes with duck confit and waffles, sweet-potato grits, and blackened Gulf snapper

Customer Reviews

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Venkitatop reviewer
15 ratings7 reviews
December 19, 2013
Romantic atmosphere for couples, live music, great/delicious food, and awesome customer service
3 ratings3 reviews
December 3, 2013
Thank you for making my birthday special!
36 ratings4 reviews
November 25, 2013
20% is added to the bill for a service fee.
9 ratings4 reviews
November 16, 2013
Thanks for a beautiful evening with my husband an friends!
3 ratings2 reviews
November 8, 2013
Delicious food, great wait staff. Love it!
7 ratings2 reviews
October 28, 2013
Will see you again
10 ratings2 reviews
September 29, 2013
Will definitely go back!
Caroltop reviewer helpful reviewer
33 ratings28 reviews
September 26, 2013
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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About This Deal

Good Southern cooking can transport you to a country kitchen—biscuits in the oven, chicken frying in the skillet, and a bare-chested Ted Turner in the doorway with an armload of firewood. Experience true grits with this Groupon.

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$49 for a contemporary Southern meal for two (up to a $109 value)

$25 for $50 worth of contemporary Southern cuisine for two or more<p>

On the menu, starters such as Abita beer-battered barbecue shrimp ($15) pave the way for main dishes such as duck confit with wild rice waffles ($25), wild mushroom pasta ($19, up to $33 with meat), and center-cut 8-ounce filet mignon ($36). Desserts include seasonal fruit cobbler and spiced carrot cake ($8).<p>

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Not valid for alcohol. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Itta Bena Restaurant

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.