About Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town
Paulette's Restaurant at the AAA 4 Diamond - River Inn of Harbor Town
Paulette's, which has been operating successfully in Memphis for 42 years, recently moved its popular, award winning operation to the River Inn. It has been described by one reviewer as "A Memphis institution and for a very good reason". Paulette's is serving the same soups, salads, and entrees that have made it so well known throughout the mid-south for many years. The restaurant has always been famous for its desserts and hot popovers with strawberry butter. Paulette's has a distinct warmth, charm and ambiance that is unsurpassed in the city. Restaurant polls have annually recognized Paulette's as Memphis" "Most Romantic" and for it's cuisine - "Best Continental".
Global, International, Contemporary French / American, International
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:00am
Lunch: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Brunch (Saturday & Sunday): 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Before & after dinner, you can enjoy the cozy setting & hospitality of the LITTLE BAR, relax in front of the lobby's wood-burning fireplace set in an 1850s era New Orleans mantel and listen to the live piano music or the roof terrace with the best view in Town of the river. An extensive & carefully selected wine list is overseen by our Restaurant Manager.
Catering events are served at our Harbor Square Room (up to 40 Guest) or Harbor Square and River View Rooms (up to 60 guest). Also our new River Hall and the Court Yard with Gazebo, ideal for receptions and weddings.. can accommodate up to 200 guest reception style.
During the day we have available the "Terrace" at the River Inn, overlooking the Mississippi River, The Terrace accommodates up to 50 guest.
Private Party Facilities:
A private board room overlooking our temperature controlled wine room. The "Terrace" on the rooftop with views of the Mississippi (for day functions only), River Hall, free standing building with court yard and Gazebo, overlooking the Mississippi River. Paulette's River View and Harbor Square Rooms.
Private Party Contact:
Katie Ogden: 9012603333x2105
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Special Events are held at the "new" River Hall; overlooking the Mississippi River. Offering in-door up to 85 seated or 150 reception style. the Court Yard with Gazebo is the place for weddings and receptions - up to 120 seated and 200 reception style.
Paulette's Restaurant at the River Inn of Harbor Town Ratings and Reviews
Great place, great food, and great servi ...
Great place, great food, and great service. Only reason it didn't get five stars is because made reservations at 7:30 and didn't get sat until 8. Also, hostess didn't mention bar area as a waiting place and no one was sitting in there when walked to table. Yet, still an amazing time.
Upon arrival for my birthday lunch, the ...
Upon arrival for my birthday lunch, the 4 of us waited at the hostess desk for 3-5 min with nobody in sight. Once seated by the hostess our waiter who was assigned to our table came over & took our drink orders. He wasn't friendly at all and never smiled. It took sometime to receive our drinks and the restaurant wasn't busy on this day. It was a Saturday for lunch. After he brought our drinks he left and was gone for what seemed a long time. We were so hungry so we asked the hostess could we get some bread. That was brought to our table by the hostess. Once our waiter finally returned & we ordered. Once received our food, the experience was much better. Food was delicious as usual. I've never had a bad meal here. Outstanding food. This was not my first visit to Paulette's. I've dined here one other time & didn't have any issues with service. However if I return, I will request a different wait staff than the gentleman we had.
We were absolutely impressed with the re ...
We were absolutely impressed with the restaurant and staff. We were there to celebrate my sixty-birthday and could not have celebrated in a more suitable place. The staff presented us with a pleasant greeting upon entry, leaving us feeling warm and welcome. Our waitress was very attentive but not invasive. The food can be discribed in one word...WOW! We had the lobster and fillet mignon steak that were seasoned and cooked to perfection. The entire experience surpassed our expectations and we will definitely not only recommend it but will visit many more times to come. Thank you so much for making my special day even more special.
We just had a quick overnight at the Riv ...
We just had a quick overnight at the River Inn and was delighted to learn that Paulette's in the hotel was highly rated. We not only enjoyed our dinner but breakfast was included with our hotel stay the next morning. My husband and I both had the Ginger-Cilantro Salmon and it was very good!
The service and food was excellent. The ...
The service and food was excellent. The owner of Paulette's was there that night and he came to our table to check on us and was very nice. For a romantic dinner that has a quiet/charming atmosphere and excellent food I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Entertaining out of town former Memphian ...
Entertaining out of town former Memphian who always wants to go to Paulette's. The crabmeat and spinach crepe, the filet, the crabcake and salads were all delicious. We split a chocolate crepe for dessert. Popovers and strawberry butter are still there and a great start to the meal.
We stayed four nights at The River Inn s ...
We stayed four nights at The River Inn so had breakfast here each morning. The croissants and muffins are incredible, all baked in-house. The menu includes many tasty dishes. Dinner was excellent as well, including the complimentary popovers. We had the redfish and the pork chop.
We had a wonderful dinner listening to a ...
We had a wonderful dinner listening to an amazing piano player. Our waiter, Darren, agreed to set us up in the lobby so that we could enjoy the pianist. It was great. The service was very attentive. We will be back!
We have been to Paulette's before, but t ...
We have been to Paulette's before, but this trip was disappointing. Service was very slow. I specifically asked our server about garlic in a dish that I wanted to order because I am highly allergic to garlic (which I told our server), the server checked with the chef who confirmed the dish could be made without garlic, yet my entrée came literally laced with garlic. I waited (and waited) for our server to get back to us, and he tried to argue with me that the entrée did not have garlic. I told him I could smell the garlic in it. He finally took it back to the chef, who confirmed that they had put pesto in it. The chef ended up making me a special entrée, not on the menu, which was excellent. But we again waited and waited for it to come out. My husband completely finished his meal before I got any food. Then we continued to wait for the dessert menu and finally our check. I was very disappointed. This was a birthday dinner for me, and I had hoped it would be better than this.
Redfish entre came with two small overco ...
Redfish entre came with two small overcooked shrimp on top. Server brought red wine glasses for pinot noir wine. I expected much more at a place like Paulettes. Asked for a more private seating since it was our 30th anniversary. We were seated right by the main entrance.
Dining at Paulette's was a great experie ...
Dining at Paulette's was a great experience!! I chose the restaurant as a first wedding anniversary celebration and it was all 5 stars. The service was impeccable and the food was superb from start to finish. Please try the Filet Paulette if you are dining at Paulette's. My wife and I also had breakfast at Paulette's since we stayed overnight at the River Inn.
Paulettes was a great experience. The fo ...
Paulettes was a great experience. The food was delicious and the service excellent. The chef went out of his way to accommodate my wife's food sensitivities. I suggest however that you refrain from ordering the Kahlua desert unless you intent to share it amount several fortunate people.
My husband, teenage daughter, and I had ...
My husband, teenage daughter, and I had a superb lunch at this waterfront restaurant. It was an incredibly great value. My husband had strawberry and arugula salad with salmon, while my daughter had fried chicken sandwich, and I had chicken crepes. The plates were excellently prepared. The restaurant was traditionally furnished, bright, and well-kept. It is a shame that parking and a road come between the restaurant and the river. It was a really memorably nice meal.
I had the fillet mignon with asparagus a ...
I had the fillet mignon with asparagus and potatoes. Excellent steak and veggies. The waiter was attentive, but didn't hover. My wife had the rack of lamb and thoroughly enjoyed her meal. We will definitely go back again.
The new chef has raised the quality of t ...
The new chef has raised the quality of the food and makes an effort to come out and greet the guests. We were there for a wine tasting dinner and unfortunately the regular guests at the table next to the room were very loud, hampering our ability to hear about the wines when they were introduced.
Surprise find in stop-over Memphis
On our way to Houston from St. Louis, we spent the night in Memphis. Our two families wanted to have a rather quiet good dinner by the riverfront. We chose Paulette's from the internet. We were completely satisfied with the food and the service. Only flaw was that the wait person offered a special dish of Red Fish but came back from the kitchen to say that the last piece was sold and I consider that as bad communication between the chef and the wait staff.
Used to be my favorite place when visiti ...
Used to be my favorite place when visiting Memphis. Ham was not edible on eggs Benedict & waiter seemed disinterested when it was mentioned. Check dropped without offer of dessert. Waiter seemed rushed to get off work and not take care of guest. Not sure if I will return.
EXCELLENT DINNER CHOICE
Paulette's was a fantastic place with delicious dining options. We enjoyed the separate chicken and steak entrees. For appetizer, make sure to order the mozzarella balls. The only downside was the lack of beer options as bottled beer was all that was available. However, I highly recommend overall.
Whenever I have guests in town, I like t ...
Whenever I have guests in town, I like to take them to Paulette's for dinner. The service is always top notch and the food is fantastic. The Filet Paulette is outstanding, but have never had anything that wasn't delicious. Good wine selection also.
Beautiful restaurant with excellent food ...
Beautiful restaurant with excellent food. Everybody enjoyed their meal and there were no leftovers. Menu is a little bit limited but everything we tried was excellent. So I guess the takeaway is "do the things you do very well, even if there's not a ton of them." Parking was a little awkward, as this is a restaurant in a large residential neighborhood. It may have designated parking, but it was raining hard that night and I could not find it. The restaurant had the feel of an old Southern mansion with many little rooms (which was nice) though it seems to be relatively new. Conversations were easy with just a few tables per room. Got to hear conversations at nearby tables, too. Fortunately, nothing awkward. Drinks were great.
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