Located in the heart of the beautiful Evergreen Historic District in Midtown Memphis, Café Society features innovative preparations of fresh seafood, veal, lamb and beef along with an extensive wine list for your dining pleasure. With its casual dining and bistro atmosphere, Café Society is affectionately known to many Memphians as simply "Café" and continues to be a favorite of many of its midtown neighbors.
We always go because their Caesar Salad. We feel it is the best we've ever had!!! Our waiter recommended their Wagu steak and it was absolutely delicious and the flavor amazing.
Cafe Society is a great neighborhood restaurant.
I have not been to Cafe Society in a few years. Decided to take a friend for her birthday. The layout of the restaurant has changed. The really nice bar is now separated from the rest of the place. The open space is now segmented, which I preferred the more open floor plan. There literally were two other tables when we arrived on a Saturday night at 8:00 pm. There was no music or ambiance. In fact it felt more like a holiday inn restaurant rather than a high end french restaurant. The service was OK and the food was good. I was just very disappointed that the entire experience was not warm but rather cold and detached. When you can hear the wait staff busing the tables and you feel its time to go, while you're waiting for dessert, it's not exactly what we signed up for. As we walked out past what used to be a sophisticated bar, we saw a table of folks in there watching March Madness. The impression was that it was a sports bar. Again, that's fine...but not a fine dining experience.
We had to ask for everything. Service was awful. None of us in the 8 person party will be back.
I have been going to this restaurant for more than 16 years. Most often for lunch and I have always enjoyed outstanding service and very good food. I believe that my guests would also say that they have been very happy with the people, service and good at Cafe Society.
Putting 20% service charge for party of 3... RIDICULOUS!!!
I really have nothing much to say. It was an uneventful dining experience. Nothing to brag about except maybe the appetizer (oysters) was good and dessert was just okay—said “...berries” and the creme brûlée had one strawberry. My husvand at least liked the ribeye and the fries. I had something salmon and the salmon was very bland. It didn’t have any flavor whatsoever. Presentation was good, but again, very bland. Service was blahhhh. The lady that waited on us did just that...nothing special. I’ll give a two stars⭐️⭐️ 😬😩
Great neighborhood treasure! Awesome service, incredible food and wonderful atmosphere.
Getting ready to make another reservation when this survey popped up. Perfect place for business meetings. Elegant, quiet with few distractions and all the while you can anticipate scrumptious food! I am a fan!
The food was really good and the wait staff was so nice. We will definitely be back!
We all Enjoyed our lunch at the Café Society. The food and the service were excellent. It is nice to go to a restaurant where the noise level is low. We definitely will return.
Great service and food. Ideal valentine place.
Never disappointing! Always delicious and interesting!
Cafe Society never disappoints. The food, service and atmosphere are always first rate. The seafood bisque has been spectacular for many years.
Excellent Valentine's Day dinner experience. Ordered from the edited regular menu rather than the special menu and enjoyed everything. First time there in probably 2 years and it was distinctly improved.
Café Society is one of our favorite restaurants for date night. The ambiance is relaxing but upscale. The meal prices are fair and the staff extremely courteous and knowledgeable.
This evening The Chef’s special sea bass entrée was great. However, the service this time was slow and wait time between courses from the server was a little excessive from past dining experiences.
Overall- great meal and service Disappointing. Not our typical experience at Café Society.
It was a great evening. We really enjoyed our dinner.
Tobacco smell is strong from bar. Otherwise everything was was great.
As always - awesome food, great choices, and superb service. My go to place !
The artwork and the ambiance and the wait staff were impeccable. The food was not up to my expectation. I have had better french onion soup at OUTBACK, and I have had better Caesar salad at many places. I would eat there again next time I visit the city, but I would try something else on the menu.
I am a big fan of Café Society. The food came out quite slow but worth the wait. Our server was inexperienced as I did not get the service I have in the past which has been stellar. I will be back.
Perfect night out with friends! Elegant but not too stuffy. Very quiet and well suited for a large gathering of course friends or family. The food was fabulous!
We were happily surprised with the quality and exceptional entrees. Cafe Society had been long forgotten but not anymore. We chose this restaurant because it was down the street from Evergreen theater. Next time we will choose this restaurant for the amazing food. Great job!
We had a great time at Café Society. The food was amazing, especially the dessert.
Eggplant appetizer big enough to share.
Rack of lamb perfectly executed.
Excellent food and service. Will definitely dine here again. The decor could use updating.
This was a New Year’s Eve to remember! A storm had knocked out power earlier that day, but the chef & staff never missed a beat. We had the French onion soup, which one member of our party stated was the best he had ever eaten, and the BLT salad to start. The entrees were just as delicious - Chicken Paillard, Veal Piccata, & Scallops Raito. We finished our meal with the Creme Brûlée. We amplified the candlelight with the flashlight app on our phones to choose wine, entrees, admire the presentation, and help my husband enjoy the mussels in his dish. Dinner was executed flawlessly and was enjoyed by all. If we had not been dIning totally by candlelight, with the occasional electronic assist, we would never have known the kitchen was operating in a challenging environment.
We went on NYE the power was out, but they’d called ahead to let us know so no surprise. Great decision to go without power, they had the whole place candle lit. The food was great. It felt like our server was a little overwhelmed working in the dark, but she was pleasant. Turned into a fun dinner experience, looking forward to getting back here with the lights on.
It was New years Eve and the restaurant had lost power due to a storm. We ate dinner by candlelight and the food was delicious. It was a unique experience !
Great ambience and great service!
I bought a groupon for $50, for a special event while my daughter was in town. The restaurant was empty, no atmosphere, and the foyer stank of smoke. The smoke smell drifted into the restaurant and turned me off of eating the food I’d ordered. I went outside to get fresh air, and once again it smelled of smoke outside the door.
When the check came, I was told that Groupon added an 18% service charge, even though there were only three of us, which wiped out all of the saving I made by buying the Groupon. Total cost was $75 for one cup of bisque, 2 glasses of wine, 1 Caesar salad, 1 chicken dish and 5 oysters.
The restaurant was lovely, and the service was excellent. My favorite dishes were the eggplant and goat cheese roulade and the scallops. Wonderful meal and experience!
My son had his 14th birthday there and it was perfect. My kids have (real) severe allergies, and they went above and beyond to check our orders for ingredients (which we know is annoying). Super fun and good wine list, too. We've been there multiple times and consistetly excellent.
Service slowwwwww,... but food and drinks were good . Don’t come in a hurry ,..
It was awesome! Just Saturday night with friends made better by our meal.
We have been coming to Cafe Society for many years and the food has been okay. My husband and I ordered the Veal Piccata and it was so tough we could not eat even one bite. I had been there in the summer and had ordered a Brandy Alexander and it was one of the best I had ever had. I decided that a good Brandy Alexander would offset the bad food. I was wrong, they brought out a scoop of ice cream with a little brandy to pour over it. This will be our last trip to Cafe Society.
Wonderful as usual.
A must do little gem in midtown!
Food was fantastic and service was awesome. Can’t wait to go back for more seafood bisque and salmon
Have always loved this place and today was just wonderful!
We haven't been there in several years due to all the new great restaurants in Memphis. A group of good friends decided to go to dinner and I suggested going there. It was fantastic. The food and service were excellent. I assure you we will be back soon.