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Society by EVO, Tempe, AZ

Society by EVO

4.6
4.6
180 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Society by EVO is an energetic and fun restaurant and bar located in Tempe on the corner of University and Rural nextdoor to the Tempe Improv. Society offers an inventive American and Mediterannean cuisine created by Chef Dylan Shortridge. We offer our full dinner menu daily from 4pm to 1:30am with happy hour daily 4pm to 6pm. Society is a stunning environment with a large 28 seat light up center bar with an extensive wine list and creatve house cocktails. We have plush booths, couches and a separate dining room area. When visiting Society we want you to escape with us and enjoy our hospitality!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (480) 550-7801

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dylan Shortridge

  • Neighborhood

    Tempe

  • Cross street

    Cornerstone Shopping Center. North East corner of Rural & University

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Light Rail and Bus Stops within a block

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wine

Offers

  • Daily Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Happy Hour daily 4pm to 6pm! Discounted food items and great drinks specials.

Popular dishes

What 180 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Valley

    Hot spot

  • East Valley

    American

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  1. D

    Dave

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. My clients are raving about it!
  2. MA

    MissAM

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great restaurant to meet up with friends. Location was easy to find. Tons of parking! Great options for food and appetizers. Instagram worthy and so many cute areas to take pictures from any corner of the restaurant. The bar felt personable and everyone was so kind and the service was top-tier. Happy Hour is a must.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dining experience. Ambience is gorgeous and wait staff was stellar. Every single dish we ordered was cooked and presented perfectly. Treasure of a find
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Mouth watering scallops. So good I have had them twice in the last week. Great ambiance and a great location for dinner before the comedy show.
  5. g

    golfwillownyou

    Denver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice looking decor and a fun energetic vibe made for a great dinner. We had the feta dip muscles and salmon dishes and all were great, thank you!
  6. JF

    JoyaF

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant great vibe our waiter was amazing and the food was pretty good
  7. s

    sswisner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was surprisingly good. I figured this was more of a space for pictures, but was proven wrong. Excellent food - will come back!
  8. PP

    PamelaP

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    They haveno New Zealand or French Sauvignon Blanc which is very different from California SB. That is also good but very different. Music was a bit loud.
  9. a

    alexo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! We had a great time!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great night out. Food was really good but did lack in the vegetable department. Diablo tip appetizer was amazing. Ambiance is fun. We would go back.
  11. j

    jenswen

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time dining at EVO. Enjoyed the ambiance, decor and location. Menu had great variety. Only disappointment was that the food, including main and appetizers were not delivered to the table HOT and fresh. Seemed like some of the dishes sat a bit. We were also a party of 6 and our main dishes were not delivered to the table at the same time.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Extremely rude hostess. Not interested in being treated like that at a restaurant. I’ll take my appetite and money to a different restaurant
  13. HG

    HaliG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The feta dip was amazing 10/10. Definitely will be back to get this again. I got the pasta a la vodka for my main dish-it was ok 5/10. Service was excellent.
  14. JO

    JimmyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience was perfect for my date night. The service from our waiter Aaron was excellent.
  15. DA

    DavidA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    Was disappointed with my food it was way too spicy and the waitress never told me it would be like that took 2 bites for a 35 meal smh
  16. SN

    ShaunaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere and service. Would highly recommend
  17. JT

    JayT

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Parking was a mess. It's in a lot with a comedy club and a very busy Trader Joes. Got seated right away. The place has an interesting vibe. Appetizers came out timely. Bacon wrapped dates were good. Mozzarella cheese balls I didn't try but they went quick. Portions of food are smallish. My poor son ordered a saad with a steak add on. Waiter brought salad, no steak. We were all done eating by the time he brought steak out. He did take that off the bill but that's not the point. Deserts were good not great. I had bananas foster, my daughters had brownie and my son had Lemon Raspberry cake. I ordered coffee. Wasn't asked if I wanted cream. Overall, decent experience but less than I expected. Would I return, maybe.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Appetizers were great - we had the tuna poke bowls and whipped feta with honey. The mezcal cocktail on the menu was also great. Very nice ambience and vibe inside. Bar service was fantastic, especially “Dominick.” The smoky adobo chicken pasta with dynamite sauce and lobster tail topper was OK. Chicken a bit dry and lobster tail was slightly overdone.
  19. J

    John

    Phoenix

    188 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    188 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    No issues with service. Was prompt and courteous. Food was pretty mainstream. Overall good value, just not was I was looking for.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place and great service and food was delicious
  21. AW

    AmandaW

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Last minute reservation which really wasn't needed for the time that we went. First off, parking was a nightmare. The location is on the second story of the building directly next door to Tempe Improv. The restaurant itself is cute, it was a little chilly as we were sat right next to windows/garage doors that may not have been as insulated as needed for winter chill. The place is DARK! We had to break out our cell phone flashlights to read the menu. Ceviche was tasty, well prepared and nice size for appetizer for 2. I had the scallops over risotto... scallops perfectly cooked (only 3 med size) and abt 1.5 cups bland risotto. My friend got the surf & turf which looked really good, perfectly cooked minus the asparagus which was pretty woody and tough. Both were reasonably priced in comparison to any other restaurant. The place is niche decor, could be considered on the romantic side. Service was really good, friendly staff. I'd go back to try other pasta dishes on the menu.
  22. J

    Josavy

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We were seated less then 1 foot from another party, when there was so many other open tables in the area. The party next to us ended up scooting their table over a little, as did we for a little privacy. They were very kind and also wonder why we were seated so close. We were there celebrating my fiances birthday and expected some type of acknowledgement since it asked if we were celebrating anyting when making the reservation. Water service was amazing the staff made sure we never went empty. The food was delicious. The atmosphere and music was great.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The restaurant was empty, but they sat a table directly next to us. We felt like we became a party of 4. It was very awkward with all the empty tables around us!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Music was a little loud but the songs were good at least!
  25. LR

    LRreviews

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Modern decor, great service and excellent food and drinks. We will be back!
  26. JR

    JayR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place for date night, atmosphere was amazing and the vibes were immaculate. Service was outstanding and the food was to die for. Will be returning. Definitely worth the money. Don’t miss out on this hidden gem.
  27. CT

    CrissyT

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here with my girl and little sister. First, let me give Michael his props…excellent service. If I can recommend anything it would be that delicious whipped feta dip…omg. My second recommendation, the bacon wrapped dates. I also had the mozzarella balls but they weren’t anything special. Good, but I felt wifey could make them at home. For the entree I had the pasta all’s vodka with chicken-again very good. The gf had the garlic shrimp pasta which she was not too thrilled with because she started “recooking” the dish with “what it should’ve been cooked with.” The Caesar and pound of mussels were a hit as well. I had the frisky Jamaican or something like that and as a rum drinker was pleased. Not the greatest tasting but I drank it all and was tipsy. The drinks were strong here. Definitely will be back in the new year sometime.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bacon wrapped dates are out of this world! This place was delicious. I will definitely be going back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful location with unique decor that’s very photogenic. Service was outstanding. Only thing that threw me off was that the side of lobster tail was torn apart in a bowl served which I have not seen before and kind of was off putting
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    We ordered two pasta dishes recommended by the waitress. Considering the reviews of this place, disappointed in the quality of food. My “smoky ziti” dish tasted like chipotle adobo blended up and tossed with pasta—thick and paste like, not an actual sauce. My friend’s “alla vodka” was watery and lacked flavor. I do not recommend getting food here. The ambiance was nice, perhaps the drinks were too, but we didn’t order drinks here.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A nice atmosphere. Cordial staff. Cocktails and food above average but not exceptional.
  32. MB

    MieshelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks, and ambience. Perfect date night!
  33. DT

    DanelleT

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was delicious and the ambiance was fantastic. I would highly recommend!
  34. JH

    JustinH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience and the food was fantastic. Would definitely recommend
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Feta dip was really good. The Penne with Meatballs was good too but the southern hot chicken sandwich was dripping in grease and the edges of the chicken were burnt. Overall a nice service though.
  36. ER

    EvelynR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An attractive restaurant with excellent service and excellent food.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This places surprised me with the quality and energetic atmosphere. My boyfriend and I dined in for a date night while staying the weekend in Tempe. The service was incredibly fast and friendly. We started off splitting a delicious caesar salad, and for cocktails we got tequila based drinks that were very fancy! I really enjoyed my main of the filet with asparagus and mashed potatoes. I was skeptical going in on ordering the steak since they offer a variety of cuisines, but the steak was cooked perfectly and the sides complimented it very well. My boyfriend enjoyed the bolognese pasta, and the cocktails were flowing as we enjoyed our evening. Definitely recommend! As a plus, you can go to the comedy show right next door if you plan in advance.
  38. AE

    AliahE

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here, it was amazing! I went to celebrate an anniversary and they made us feel so special! The ambience made our experience that much better! I will definitely be coming back!
  39. TM

    TedM

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice selection of food. Excellent cocktails. The food came out hot and very attentive service. The noise level grew as the evening progressed
  40. C

    Courtney

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great, server was super nice but service was just super slow. There were very few folks dining and it seemed to take a very long time. We had tickets to a show and gave ourselves 2 hours from reservation to show starting… I figured it was plenty of time but at the end I was sweating we wouldn’t make it. Our server was aware we had tickets but there wasn’t a lot of urgency. Again, she was super sweet and food was great, next time I’ll have no where else to go after

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Society by EVO offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 550-7801.

Society by EVO is rated 4.6 stars by 180 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Google Map for Society by EVO

920 E University Dr 204, Tempe, AZ 85281

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cornerstone Shopping Center. North East corner of Rural & University

  • Neighborhood

    Tempe

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Light Rail and Bus Stops within a block

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dylan Shortridge

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wine

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