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!
Will always be a favorite of ours here in Memphis.
We’ve dined all over Memphis during our 11 months living here and this was a meal that is forgettable. I’m not going to say it was bad, it just wasn’t great.
Food was exceptional. Great value.
We enjoyed the service, quiet atmosphere, and relaxed feeling.
Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. Seafood is fresh and tasty.
Always a great meal at Cafe Society. We've been coming here for years and Chef keeps the menu fresh. His steaks are the best in the city!
We were in town just for one night, and we were happy we found this place. The service and food were both wonderful.
Had dinner with co-worker and new friends. We had a dinner early Sunday night. Food was amazing! I thought it was more casual but it was pretty fancy inside. I should have dressed up little bit more.
This restaurant would be one of my favorite restaurant in Memphis area. I will definitely visit again.
As always, it was a perfect evening with wonderful food, drinks, and excellent service. A true neighborhood gem.
One of my favorite spots!
Chose this restaurant from local reviews and was not disappointed.Friendly attentive staff,pleasant surroundings with local artists displayed on walls.Great cocktail list and superb food cooked to perfection.French influenced menu that exemplifies a typical Frech neighbourhood bistro.If we had the time we would have gone back the following night.Wish we had this in our neighbourhood ( Australia ).
Drinks, appetizers, Filet Minion for four amazing! Oberon wine superb. Will be back the next time we are in town.
The food was amazing! I had the scallop special and my husband had chicken from the menu, both were cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. The basket of bread was nothing to brag about, not homemade. The butter was in a glob on a large plate, not too appealing. The service was ok, our waitress was very sweet and knowledgeable about the menu, but she was overwhelmed with too many tables and not able to be attentive. I was surprised to see the young hostess in jeans, sneakers, and a V-neck T-shirt. She sat on a stool and looked at her phone when no customers were around. The Decor could be SO much nicer! The chairs were 1980s aluminum chairs, something you would see in a pizzeria. The carpet looks old and worn and the walls had some artwork, local I think, which is great to see, but not arranged well. The salt shaker on our table had dead bugs in it. If it weren’t for the amazing food we probably will never return.
This was our second visit and we truly enjoyed our choices. Starting with cocktails that were over the top with a Charcuterie plate and Goat Cheese Croquette with balsamic macerated cherries...amazing! We split a Café Caesar and the Eye of Ribeye with the best Pommes champvallon that I believe I have ever tasted, we substituted roasted cauliflower for the shaved Brussels, roasted shallot, red wine sauce which was so fresh. Last but not least, we finished with the Lemon Almond Gateau
with blackberry compote & vanilla gelato that our server, Carla recommended. Everything from the time we walked in until we were the last to leave was spot on! Thank you Cafe Society & Carla for a wonderful evening!
We started with a Seafood Bisque and a Charcuterie dish. The Bisque was the best I've ever had - real chunks of lobster! The Charcuterie dish had top quality meats and several unusual but tasty cheeses, etc.
For entrees, we each had a different Scallop dish, both were delicious.
The service was prompt, pleasant, and efficient.
We sat outside - the neighborhood was pleasant, though there is a lot of traffic. Not sure what the indoor ambience was like.
This is not fast food, nor cheap, but if you like great food, Cafe Society has it!
Simply the best French onion soup and lobster bisque.
The Veal Piccata was dream about memorable, as were the Oysters Maurice!
Nice to be back!!
Very strange experience - some things great, others odd. Charcuterie was great, but salmon was overcooked and chicken was rubbery and undercooked. We could hear cooks yelling at each other from the dining room. Our server, Megan, was wonderful and the multiple drinks helped balance out some of the negatives.
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!!!