Cafe 1912

4.6
82 reviews
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French American
Café 1912 is in Memphis, TN and has been a favorite with the locals since its opening in 2002. The bar side of the restaurant was added in 2007. The eatery is in a building erected in 1912, hence the name. You can find some excellent items on the menu including appetizers, such as the marinated olives, white wine and garlic mussels, or the crispy fried calamari. Popular main dishes include the pan seared salmon, pork tenderloin, and salad Nicoise. Don't skip the house-made desserts; goat cheese cheese cake and the extremely popular bread pudding! The menu is French-inspired and offers approachable items for all types of eaters. Skirting the line of fine dining and casual eating is our zone. We thrive on team service, great food, and an easy-going atmosphere. Come dine with us!
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JL
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are lucky to have this amazing bistro in our neighborhood! A gem!

LM
Memphis
58 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice dinner with friends! Great truffle pomme frites! Pork medallions were very good. Chicken fish and veal were good but not great. Mushroom risotto was perfectly cooked. Profiteroles were perfect size for sharing. Noise level was perfect - pleasantly surprised that we were able to have a conversation at our table of four in a crowded restaurant.

CG
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy 1912.
It is nice to go to a restaurant and they greet you with Welcome Back.

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Unprepossessing hole in the wall appearance - wonderfully surprised by the food. Dinner was great, dessert was so-so. A little loud.

GC
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We know 3 things about 1912

1 The food will be perfect
2 Service impeccable
3. We will return

What else is there to say!

B
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Having owned a fine dining establishment, I can say that everything about Cafe 1912 is near perfect. Not being a big fish person; the salmon was without question the best I have ever enjoyed.

Great place for a first date (I should know :)

MB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always know we'll get a great meal here. That's why we keep coming back

CW
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe 1912 always delivers the BEST dining experience. The food is truly amazing, the cocktails are refreshing and the service is beyond compare! If you're after an all-around delightful evening, then get yourself to Cafe 1912!

e
Memphis
34 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great. And the service is always above and beyond.

BD
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite places!!! Also good

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always great and the menu has a perfect mix to choose from!

D
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seafood crepe is always a winner as well as the mussels. Too bad my date wasn’t as good as the food ;) — however the service made up for him.

JM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for their Bastille Day menu, and the food was absolutely top notch. I can't wait to return again for another fabulous meal. The service was attentive but not pushy, and we never lacked for anything. Definitely go if you're looking for a great evening out!

RB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Cafe 1912 is excellent value for money. The wait staff are pleasant and many have worked there for years, which I always take as a good sign that it is a good place to work. The mood/ambience is very nice. Small tables tucked in there and there.

RS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was awesome. Staff was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend, I had the veal piccata which was mind blowing good. And spouse had chicken pasta, he said it was outstanding. And you cannot go wrong with the bread pudding for dessert

J
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Time and time again my wife and I have a fantastic dining experience at Cafe 1912. It is one of our favorite restaurants and I am sure we will be back many times.

LC
Memphis
40 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our go-to place for wonderful food, friendly attentive service, and nice atmosphere. It's quaint, not loud and a great place for a date!

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual and comfortable. Sarah was our sever and she was excellent. Service and food were top notch. Will definitely put it on the top of our list for date nights!

CC
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second trip to Café 1912 and we love it. The food is excellent and a very good value. Good quality for the money. From the appetizers all the way through desserts you can’t miss! We will be back for sure!

BF
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our food was nice. Sarah, our server was amazing!

V
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently delicious! Great bartender and always delicious meals

AH
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb shank fell off the bone. I just picked up the bone and was left with a saucy pile of delicious meat. My mom loved the half chicken and said the accompanying asparagus was cooked perfectly.

The waitress was very prompt and kept the meal rolling. She was professional, in that she wasn't there when we didn't need her. The experience made for a very good Mother's Day.

RI
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful evening - tasty food, in a chic atmosphere. Proximity to Playhouse Square makes this an excellent dining venue.

h
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Very loud
Service inconsistent

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The male wAiter was kind of slow but food was great!!

OT
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is our favorite hidden gem in Memphis! Incredible food, drinks and service/staff!

m
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. Noise level is a problem. It is very difficult to carry on a conversation.

OT
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, enjoyed the food! Will return!

MN
Memphis
47 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service, wonderful salads, and delicious ravioli! Truffle fries are a must.

MM
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy the food and atmosphere. Will keep going back

OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Tyler is wonderful at the bar!

MW
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant so much! Food always wonderful, and service from wait staff and bartenders is friendly and fun, every time!

AH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best filet in town. My favorite place to eat. Everything I’ve tried is great!

CB
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe 12 is a great place for dinner and drinks. The food and service are both excellent.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love 1912. I haven’t been there in awhile but it is a favorite!

SJ
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was very good but we found the staff to be a little unfriendly.

OM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have not been here in years - but went Saturday night with friends - absolutely one of the best burgers I have had in this city - and my friends all got steak - and they said one of the best as well - excellent meal from start to finish!

CC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!
I ordered the salmon with root vegetables.
Salmon perfect
Vegetables slightly undercooked
Regardless, GREAT restaurant!

CC
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service! While our orders were limited to salads and appetizers and a shared dessert, everything was excellent.

D
Memphis
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Just a great go to place for a great dinner

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