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Fine Dining Suggestions

Felicia Suzannes

“American cuisine with a Southern, low country flair.”
80 Monroe Avenue
Group Seating Capacity: Main Dining Area – 72 Seated
Main Street Dining – 42 Seated
Grand Lobby – 300 Cocktail/200 Seated

Felicia Suzanne’s specializes in American cuisine with a Southern, low-country flair. Executive Chef & Owner Felicia Suzanne Willett is an alum of Johnson & Wales in Charleston, South Carolina, and former protégée of Emeril Lagasse, under whom she served as an assistant in New Orleans for eight years. In 2002, Felicia opened her restaurant in the historic Lowenstein Building at the corner of Main Street in downtown Memphis on the historic Main Street Trolley Line between Monroe Avenue and Madison avenue.

Felicia Suzanne's offers an ideal setting for your next dining experience, whether it's an intimate dinner for two to a large celebration. The interior of the restaurant consists of two contemporary-meets-southern-charm style dining rooms: The Main Dining Room and The Main Street Dining Room. We also have a one-of-a-kind Patio with a full service bar, private and communal seating and cocktail areas for casual dining.
In the thirteen years since its opening, Felicia Suzanne's has become a Memphis landmark, famous for events such as its $0.25 Friday Martini Lunches and weekly "Tacos & Tunes" events on Thursdays during warm weather months. In May 2015 Felicia was named Executive of the Year at the Memphis Business Journal's Small Business Awards.

Itta Bena

“Contemporary Southern Cuisine.”
145 Beale Street
Group Seating Capacity: 200 Cocktail/130 Seated

Up the fire escape above BB Kings Blues Club lies Memphis’ “hidden gem” Itta Bena. Named for the town where legendary BB King was born, Itta Bena embodies the charm and inspiration of fine southern dining.
Itta Bena restaurant and bar invites you in for a cool libation and southern cuisine with a Delta twist. From our 16oz. bone in Ribeye to our Shrimp and Grits and decadent desserts, Itta Bena has something for everyone. So come as you are – no jackets required, for great food in a relaxed atmosphere with unrivaled southern hospitality.

Memphis’s most exquisite restaurant plays host to a myriad of rehearsal dinners, receptions, parties, and corporate events. Chef Kevin Quinnell will create a menu that will tantalize the taste buds of your guests as the ambience and service exceed their expectations. Popular for intimate gatherings as well as large parties, Itta Bena can accommodate 130 persons for a seated dinner or 200 persons for a cocktail party or reception. Whatever your needs our experienced event planners can create the best guest experience you could ever imagine!


OpenTable Diner’s Choice Award 2015 - “Small-plate samplers of soups, salads & entrees served with taster-size our of wine pairings.”
39 South Main
Group Seating Capacity: 85 cocktail/65 Seated

The variety of dishes and the outstanding quality of each one is something special. From appetizers to salads to entrees, desserts and wine - everything is to be savored. The "flight" concept brings you three choices of menu items at once. So a flight of wines costing about $15 lets you enjoy three small glasses of different wines, each of which might sell for $65 per bottle. The desserts alone are worth a trip. It's a great place to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, job promotion or other personal milestone. The two-story building is finely furnished and decorated, yet the staff is friendly in a warm, casual way, and go above and beyond to make your experience special. Two managers were at the front door asking, literally surveying us, for our comments and opinions about our night there. It is an easy walk on the Pedestrian Mall (Main St.) from the Orpheum theater on the night of a play. A view of the Mississippi River at sunset is just a block away.There is also a sidewalk cafe area if the weather is suitable. Flight is a jewel for Memphis offering an exquisite dining experience.

Blue Restaurant & Lounge

“A fusion of cuisine with international influences and unique out-of-the-bleu experiences you’ll delight in.”
221 South Third Street (Inside Westin Hotel)
Group Seating Capacity: Wine Room - 10-40 guests

  • SOMETHING BOLD - The culinary selections at Bleu boldly mix flavor profiles from around the world for signature dishes that reflect the deliciously unique melting pot that is America. We seek out local, in-season ingredients as well as fresh seafood caught by family fishermen in New England to assure flavors are always at their peak.
  • SOMETHING NEU -A Bleu Steel signature cocktail of fresh blueberries & thyme. Desserts that turn your table into a delectable work of art -- exceptional desserts served as interactive experiences to be savored and shared. These are just a few of the neu surprises of Bleu. From the moment you walk in, to a minty-fresh conclusion.
  • SOMETHING BLEU - Step into an interior so chic you’d think you were in Manhattan’s east side or the southern coast of France. Yet the atmosphere is pure Memphis: welcoming, accommodating, congenial. Ideally located in the heart of Memphis’ most vibrant entertainment district. With complimentary valet parking for your convenience.
  • GROUPS/EVENTS - Sophisticated ambience, gracious service, and stellar food enhance any gathering. This is why you choose the Wine Room. With its private street entrance, direct access to an open-air terrace, working fireplace, and chic décor, the Wine Room offers an ideal solution for festive, business and organizational gatherings from 10 to 40 people.

Capriccio Grill Italian Steakhouse

“Italian Steakhouse specializing in US prime steaks and chops. Fresh lobster and seafood are delivered daily and the menu is rounded off with aromatic and traditional pasta dishes.”
149 Union Avenue (Inside The Peabody Memphis Hotel)

Capriccio Grill™ is known for having the best steaks in Memphis. Under the direction of Chef Derek Smith, steaks and chops are flash-seared to seal in the juices and flavor producing the most succulent, flavorful steaks and chops ever. The Peabody's upscale eatery offers steak, lobster & other American fare in a polished, airy space. Fresh lobster and seafood are flown in daily and pasta dishes from "La Bella Italia" are cooked to al dente perfection. Breakfast offers superb American and Southern specialties while lunches offers modern Southern comfort fare.

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