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Itta Bena, Memphis, TN

Itta Bena

4.8
4.8
4691 Reviews
$31 to $50
Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
  • Good for special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Charming
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 or walking through the secret hall from inside B.B. King's Blues Club, Itta Bena is sure to capture your senses. 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 53 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Contemporary Southern), Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (901) 578-3031
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Le'Shun Woods
  • Private party facilities
    Consistent with Itta Bena’s rich rhythm and blues history our Private Dining Room overlooks Beale Street through blue tinted windows, discreetly tucked away in the corner of our restaurant. Walls decorated with intricate woodwork and a curtained entrance offer privacy to parties of up to 200.
  • Private party contact
    Ansley Smith: (901) 202-9114
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Second
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Entertainment
    Itta Bena is located just above B.B. King's Blues Club on historic Beale St. Live music captivates our guests and enhances the nearly surreal dining experience. On Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday nights, Susan Marshall enchants her audience, performing arguably as the contemporary Memphis scene's most powerful and versatile pure singer yet (According to The Memphis Flyer). Visit our website to learn more.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

What 4,691 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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    Best Overall

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  • Memphis

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  • Memphis

    Best Ambience

  • Memphis

    Hot spot

  • Memphis

    Romantic

4,661 Reviews
  1. JoeP

    Memphis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambiance. Very cool place!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Food was fantastic and reasonable. We had a great waiter and provided phenomenal service .

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the South's best fine dining quietly atop the hustle of Beale.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambience! We had specialty cocktails, crab dip, filet and bread pudding. All were delicious! Our server was excellent!

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  5. SteveM

    Memphis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. The service was great and it is a fun venue.

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  6. TravisN

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very average food, expensive drinks, and, just dated interior and decor.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Travis was attentive and helpful. It was a little warm but the food is AMAZING!

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  8. SRCGGM

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Itta Bena is a unique restaurant. Tucked away at the top of B.B. Kings in Memphis. Accessed by a stairway. Lighting is dimmed (very classy), bar service or tables are available. We chose to sit at the bar. Service is excellent, food served timely and nicely plated. While it is not for the faint of heart on pricing (but what is these days), it is very unique and delicious!

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  9. fudgbug

    Greater Boston

    176 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You enter under the blue awning and up the stairs into a wood paneled hideaway with blue windows. The music, food and service was excellent and will be our first choice of restaurants when again in Memphis.

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  10. Shun

    Memphis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I did not go to the restaurant for a special occasion, just to experience a new restaurant so I thought, only to find that they had been open for more than 15 years. I enjoyed the ambiance, my server, food and drinks (lemon drop). My server, Joselyn (I hope I spelled it correctly), made for an enjoyable evening. She gave options of what to order and what the best sellers were. I had a great evening and I will be back. 🤗🤗

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FAQs

Itta Bena is rated 4.8 stars by 4691 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 53 times today
Google Map for Itta Bena

145 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Second
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Contemporary Southern), Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Le'Shun Woods
  • Entertainment
    Itta Bena is located just above B.B. King's Blues Club on historic Beale St. Live music captivates our guests and enhances the nearly surreal dining experience. On Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday nights, Susan Marshall enchants her audience, performing arguably as the contemporary Memphis scene's most powerful and versatile pure singer yet (According to The Memphis Flyer). Visit our website to learn more.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (901) 578-3031
  • Private party facilities
    Consistent with Itta Bena’s rich rhythm and blues history our Private Dining Room overlooks Beale Street through blue tinted windows, discreetly tucked away in the corner of our restaurant. Walls decorated with intricate woodwork and a curtained entrance offer privacy to parties of up to 200.
  • Private party contact
    Ansley Smith: (901) 202-9114
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