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.
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Cafe Society has private rooms that may accommodate groups of 14 to 40+ guests. Our venue has been the site of several weddings and their receptions,. Cafe Society hosts many rehearsal dinners and business functions. So when you’re celebrating a special occasion, we promise to please your palate with freshly made menu items and an extensive wine list!
Remains way too expensive for food quality. Needs more diverse menu
Cafe Society is the best! Food is excellent and great value for the price. Service is always “over and above” ... my favorite place to eat in Memphis!
Great food with a calming atmosphere made the whole meeting experience a pleasure. Yes, I would do it all again.
I’m so bummed I forgot our waiter’s name! He was great. My salmon was a teeny bit over cooked, but I ate the entire dish. The other flavors on the plate married well with the salmon. The cocktails were spot on and the berries were a nice touch on the creme brûlée.
We are never disappointed here! Such a lovely evening!! Food, wine selection, quiet ambiance, excellent service all made for a wonderful evening. Many thanks for being a consistently wonderful dining experience.
One of our favorite restaurants in Memphis. We always have great meals here. Good specials, good portions, and every dish is excellent. Best Creme Brule in town!!
Never disappointed...hard to resist..
One of our favorite places to dine.
Would like a few more small plates, as options so we can enjoy even more tastings on each visit..
The food is absolutely delicious. What else is there to say?
This is a great place. Food was delicious and the staff was pleasant and an overall great experience. We celebrated my sister birthday and they even added a little confetti to brighten up our table for the occasion. I can’t wait to go again.
We had the Bass special. It was a mistake. Not to our liking. But every other aspect of our meal was excellent including our server Carla. The food is normally excellent and so we’ll be back.
Great comfort food, great service, incredible desserts! Always dependable!
Restaurant is spacious-tables not crowded, appropriate medium-low lighting, nice art. Very good service, menu limited, but creattive. Good wine list. Food was tasty.
Great food, great owners, great service! Great for special occasions, too.
Great place for good food, nice wine, and perfect for celebrating a special occasion. Service is very attentive!
Food not to delicious the customer service was good
I love Cafe Society. Cullen Kent, the Chef/Owner, creates some of the finest French food in Memphis. Not surprising because he studied at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. There are also items that appeal to those who want food that's a little less fancy. Everything I've ever had there has been delicious. The menu and wine list are not large, so every dish is cooked with care and precision. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a delicious meal in a quiet, intimate setting. There's also seating outside, if you like dining al fresco.
Service was good. Sat outside. Seating is very close to parking area. Only about 4 ft from someone sitting there with their engine running while we paid $120 for dinner. Street is super loud. No way to carry on a conversation. My wife had the Stuffed chicken and it was was excellent but veal piccata I had was dry and a little tough. Not sure how veal can be tough. Pasta under the veal was cold and dry as well. We won’t be back.
We had 7 at our family table and we all enjoyed our food and service!
Always consistent. Very nice venue for lunch and really good daily specials.
Old friends having a special dinner together. Food was delicious, service was impeccable, quiet atmosphere that made for easy conversation. We’ll be back.
Wonderful! One of my go-to places!
Great service and delicious food. First time visit, will come back again.
As always, we had a great dining experience and excellent service!!!
Qualified review not based on dining experience. Upon arrival at 5:30 pm, was promptly seated and due to the poor condition of the dining room chair, deeply cut my index finger, which necessitated a prompt exit and subsequent visit to the emergency room for stitches. The chef and owner, along with the staff, expressed remorse and concern and promptly removed the chair from the main dining room. The restaurant was empty and based on my scanning the spartanly decorated dining room, was not disappointed my family couldn't experience the food.
Great overall service and experience. A great place to stop and eat on the way to or from the theater.
We always have a great experience at Cafe Society!! The food and drinks are wonderful, and the service is exceptional!!!
I always look forward to having dinner here. Food is excellent as well as service. The ambience is very relaxing, not rushed. The acoustics make it possible to have a conversation during the meal which is lacking in several high end restaurants now. I recently mentioned to someone that I was surprised it was not listed on Memphis top romantic restaurants. Would definitely list it as a great date night or any night "go to" restaurant.
Good food ,but very small menu. Would like to see more choices on the menu and a small salad included with an entree.
Excellent restaurant with great food and service. I had the Bouillabaisse and it was excellent with very fresh ingredients. The steaks are always perfectly prepared. Gluten-free/dairy-free homemade sorbet is great.
Food and service were good, very casual. The dining room is elegant, but the paper table cloths ruined it for me. Plus our table was wobbly and squeaky.
One of my favorites for 16 years. I have had lunch at this restaurant at least two or three or more times each month. This is where I go for important business meals.
Always great food and great service. Excellent menu.
Veal piccata tasted good but was almost too tough to cut with a steak knife.
Dinner was prepared well and the service was perfect.
Food is good, ambience not.
Great food, great service - my go to place for lunch!!
This quoet little restaurant is a fan favorite for my wife and I. Its a quiet, clean romantic atmosphere. If there were one thing I would change...its the chairs. They don't seem to fit the decor of the restaurant, but...in the grand scheme of things the chairs get a pass. :-)
Its always a great experience dining at Cafe Society. The service is absolutely phenomenal and the food is exceptional
My seafood had a really bad odor to it, and my date’s veal meal was tough. I could not eat more than a bite of mine.. It looked nicely arranged but I couldn’t get over the smell..
Restaurant is plain with little ambiance. Service was slow and scarce. Our order was forgotten in the kitchen, yet there were only three or four other tables in the restaurant. Drink refills were forgotten. Our server offered to comp us a round of drinks, then brought us a check for full price. The food was very overpriced for the quality and flavor. There are better restaurants in Memphis.