The Mollie Fontaine Lounge, formerly The Mollie Fontaine Taylor House is a handsome example of the late Victorian idea that if one kind of decoration is good, two or three kinds will be better. Funky, Extraordinary, Eclectic, Soulful, Artsy, Avant-garde atmosphere ; like your crazy aunts place, with a fondness for Alice-in Wonderland incongruities.
Mollie Fontaine Lounge is open from 5pm “‘Til the spirits go to sleep”. There’s a full bar downstairs and upstairs serving specialty libations with sounds coming from the piano downstairs to the DJ’s upstairs - The small plate menu serves up scrumptious international dishes from Chef Karen Carrier, such as ~Avocado Tempura, Crispy Duck Spring Rolls, Hickory smoked Sliders w/ Benton’s Bacon and Gruyere, Shrimp a la Plancha and Steamed Mussels in a Red Curry Coconut Broth to name a few.
The Mollie Fontaine Lounge is like a microcosm of Memphis. white and black; gay, straight and everything in between; young and not so young; loners and groups of friends—and no one bats an eyelash about it or shows any discomfort.
In a time in our country where we are seemingly being divided, it is great to be in a place and space where everyone is embraced. This is something that I’m sure even the late Mollie Fontaine Taylor would be happy to know is happening in the legacy of her beautiful home.
This is Mollie Fontaine's. She's the new awesome friend you just haven't yet met……