The food was outstanding,
The food was outstanding, but the service was very average. If you like classic dishes with some interesting twists, this is a solid choice. The wine list was solid and affordable. The desserts were wonderfully prepared and delicious.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
The owner is super attentive
The owner is super attentive & friendly. The service was excellent. Excellent appetizers. Four of us had dinner- three had Filets & one veal piccatta with homemade pasta which were all very good. Very nice wine selection. My husband and daughter love Cafe Society.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I heard about this place all
I heard about this place all the time. The place was really quite and nice, romantic. The waitress was nice and helpful. I ordered the meat of the day, which was lamp that day. The food is fairly good. However, the mixture of paste and lamp shank is kind of weird...This place is great for couples, quite and romantic. If with friends, you should go to the bar next door.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I took a group of prespetive
I took a group of prespetive clients and we all were pleased with the food and service. The owner presonally greated us and made all us all feel welcome.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cafe Society never disappoints!
Cafe Society never disappoints! Always great food in a great setting.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I used to go
My husband and I used to go to Cafe Society regularly when we lived near the restaurant. We went back recently for dinner, and it was wonderful. The owner, M. Leny, is the ultimate restauranteur, greeting and seating and tending to each diner.
We enjoyed a shrimp appetizer, two different fish dishes and spectacular creme brulee. It was all delicious.
We will be back soon!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
a favorite spot
Exceptional dining, every time! The scallops were the biggest, most tender ones with delicate combinations that enhanced their flavors; simply fresh and delicious.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was efficient and friendly. Seafood choices were especially good. French cuisine in American portions!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good business lunch location
Noise level low enough to permit business conversation
Over great food
5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always
I always enjoy the food at Café Society and the service is superb. But this is the first time we have been seated at a table close to the bar area. Although there is a door between the bar and restaurant, the noise and smell of smoke were a bit of a mood-spoiler. Next time I will know to request a table further away.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hadn't been to Cafe Society in a while because of all the options in town and midtown especially, but I went this week and it was fantastic. All of the food was perfectly prepared. The server was a little harried and there weren't too many people there so the atmosphere suffered, but I will definitely be back based on the food alone. I was pleasantly surprised with just how good it was.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Meal!
We had another great dinner at Café Society. It was quiet (early Sunday evening), and the food was great! Appetizer not to miss - bacon wrapped shrimp. All the entrees are great, and desserts are to die for.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of our favorite restaurants in Memphis, TN - quiet, romantic, french food, beautiful neighborhood
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a wonderful neighborhood
This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. The food is great, and their service is always excellent!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Love Love this restaurant
Wonderful restaurant - we had gorgonzola stuffed filet which was to die for! It was a special, but their on-menu filet is also wonderful. Great martinis .. nothing to complain about!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family has celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, and just a night out at Cafe Society for twenty+ years.
It is located on Evergreen, just off Poplar In a midtown neighborhood, which gives it charming character.
The food, by chef and owner Cullen Kent, is always very good, and offers fish, and a variety of meats, pasta and vegetables.
At Cafe Society, one feels as if you are in an European cafe, which adds to the charm.
Part of that is due to the presence of Belgium native, Michel Leny, the original owner, who comes in most days to welcome guests.
On our visit this week, they were redecorating and changing the entrance which will greatly add to the ambiance.
Four or five tables are available for sidewalk dining.
Well worth finding!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
French Flavor American Portions
Bold French flavors with American sized portions. The pork chop was cooked to perfection. The wait staff was friendly. A wonderful dining experience from appetizer to desert! You will not be disappointed.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always.
Food and service were first rate. Varied wine list. Love the new renovations that are underway.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always good and
The food is always good and the staff are very accommodating and friendly.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Their commitment to providing an outstanding dining experience is unmatched.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice local place
We love Café Society. The food is always great. There service is usually a little slow as it was on this visit. If Café Society had the service has they would be top of the list!!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A 33rd anniversary present to my wife and she was extremely pleased! Waiter was very helpful and attentive, but not pushy or intrusive. I had special of the day - scallops and crab cakes on bed of goat cheese and potatoes - delicious! Wine we ordered was not ready, so our waiter upgraded - great! All total, a wonderful dining experience!!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
great birthday dinner!
We made an early reservation and had excellent service with the restaurant nearly to ourselves. The food options were excellent!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was exceptional.
The food was exceptional. I had the trout with seafood on top. It was sooo good. The Creme' Brulee was very good also. I will definitely return in the future.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, Amebience is meh
The food quality and presentation was really good. The drinks were great and the service was commendable. However, the atmosphere leaves a little to be desired. The place could really use a good facelift and get rid of the carpet!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Memphis favorite
Okay, full disclosure, Cafe Society has been one of our favorite restaurants for over 25 years.
Located just off Poplar, in midtown, this restaurant, which has been the site for numerous family celebrations,
business lunches, and quiet dinners, was recently renovated.
Although located in a strip of shops, once you enter, you feel like you are in a bistro, somewhere in Europe.
Originally owned by Michel Leny, from Belgium, the restaurant is now in the able hands of chef Cullen Kent.
The menu offers many choices for those who like fish, chicken or beef, all with Chef Kent's adept adaptation.
For a good lunch or dinner, in an attractive setting, you can't miss with Cafe Society.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb! Superb! Superb!
My wife & I are foodies and very picky regarding our restaurant choices. We feel that we must be, since our Bed & Breakfast guests rely on our experiences in recommending great places to dine. For several years, we have heard about Cafe Society so last Friday evening we dined there. From the time we walked in the door until we walked out, everything was perfect. This place is a gem!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. Café Society's convenient location to the evening's later events; it's romantic ambience, the stimulating menu, and the ease of finding a reservation at the time needed for our evening's schedule, made it an ideal choice.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
From appetizer through dessert, the food was superb, and consistently so. In our experience, this is remarkable.
Our server, Brenna, had just the right professional touch; providing information and unobtrusive attentiveness.
We plan to return.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Romantic Atmosphere
Cafe Society is a very unique restaurant, perfect for any special occasion!! They have a wide variety of entrees, the drink menu is divine, and the dessert menu is to die for!!!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were the only ones in the restaurant for the first hour after our 6pm reservation. The waitress was very friendly and attentive.
We both ordered specials and they were good but not outstanding. The shrimp wrapped in bacon appetizer was excellent.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We we're in Memphis for a weekend getaway and found this place on living social and thought we would like to try a local establishment. Glad we did, it was very nice and we enjoyed our dinner immensely. The seafood bisque was delicious and I had the salmon special, again delicious. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a special dinning experience in Memphis.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
The food was great...a bit heavy but that was what I ordered! The owner walks around to make sure tables are happy and the servers are knowledgeable and friendly. Great dining experience..will be back!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
An excellent Midtown choice. Good food, reliable, and a noice place for a business lunch, date, or dinner with close friends.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous meal for 6 friends
Cullen Kent is a marvelous chef and has assembled a great staff to make dining at Cafe Society a joy.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I could rate this restaurant
I could rate this restaurant higher but not for the heavy smoke from the bar. Very unappetizing. The food was actually very, very good. The drinks were very fairly priced. I will continue to go in spite of the smoke. You can't just close a door to keep it out.
I asked for more bread, never got it. Asked for lemon, I ordered the scallops, never got it. Hence, the fair service rating.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out. Food was
Great night out. Food was great. Service was great. Perfect anniversary dinner!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
15 years too late
Had a terrific dinner Friday night.... Had the bacon-wrapped shrimp as an appetizer. Still terrific- horseradish adds just the right amount of fragrance to make that starter pop. The scallops and mussels were excellent, and the filet i had was crusted on the outside, and perfectly rare as ordered inside. Service was very good. The drink orders were a little slow to appear, but they did have a good crowd on the bar side of the restaurant.
I moved out of state fifteen years ago, so it's been way too long since I paid a visit to Cafe S. It won't be that long until we come back for our next visit. Thanks for a great meal and an excellent evening spent in the Evergreen District.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
No One Sang the Blues
We three were happy diners at Cafe Society. We were greeted warmly by the host upon arrival. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive without hovering. The food was tasty and presented well, the servings bountiful, and the delivery to table was timed well. The wine list although not ridiculously extensive had some very nice reasonably priced options. The pan-seared scallops cooked to perfection with mussels and shrimp in succulent broth would be my recommendation. Open since the '80's…Cafe Society is clearly doing something right. If you have never been, add it to your list. If you haven't been in a while, go again.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Discovery of an old favorite
Even though Cafe Society was on our "top 5" list of area restaurants, for various reasons It's been a decade since we last visited. A LivingSocial voucher brought us back this time, and it was apparent the food and service are still outstanding.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM