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Society by EVO, Tempe, AZ

Society by EVO

4.6
4.6
132 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 19 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.

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What 132 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Late Night Find

  • East Valley

    Hot Spot

  • East Valley

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • East Valley

    American

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  1. KJ

    KrystaJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Drinks didn’t taste good. Salty food. Expensive and I wish I didn’t go there to be honest
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was on point. The appetizers were delicious and the flaming mango drink is awesome
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I went on a date there after I picked her up from the airport. We were running about 20 minutes late and I called thinking they were going to cancel us but they were very patient and told us to take our time. The ambiance when you walk in is very unique and different from most restaurants. There are candles at each table and the coolest part was the millions of flowers hanging down from the ceiling. You almost feel as if you are at an art museum. The food was beyond amazing. Highly recommend getting the EVO meatballs for an appetizer. You won’t regret it. It is a perfect place for date night with your spouse. 10/10

    Society by EVOResponded 1 day agoAwesome review, thank you so much! We appreciate all the support

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly waiter. Great Vegan choices!
  5. HF

    HiFiGuy

    Phoenix

    183 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    183 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    As always, great food and drinks, very slow and poor service. I don't know if they cannot find good help or sly don't care. Too many service mistakes to mention here but hit seems to be the weak spot at this establishment.

    Society by EVOResponded 1 day agoIm glad you appreciate the food! We are working on our servers to enhance your experience.

  6. e

    esdine

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and drinks are excellent. It is not a fancy restaurant so you can dress casual and enjoy a very good time. We were in town for an event and ate here twice so we can recommend it without hesitation. It has extended serving hours which worked out very well for us.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great drinks. We will be coming back here many times.
  8. LG

    LisaG

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my husband to eat at Society by EVO for his birthday and first, the atmosphere and ambiance is fantastic. Second, the service, food, and the drinks were equally as great. I recommend Society by EVO for all types of occasions. You won't be disappointed.

    Society by EVOResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the awesome review!

  9. R

    Reviewer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Seating is way too close to each other, host sat us at a table where when you tried to sit your behind was in the faces of the tables next to you and you could hear everyone else’s conversations the entire time. Could barely hear my own thoughts and could barely talk to my boyfriend. We had to sit at the bar to get decent service and be able to have a private conversation.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere and great food! Came here to celebrate a birthday and they included a brownie dessert with ice cream on top. So delicious and awesome service!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely LOVED my experience here. I took my 24 year old son who performs stand up next door. We had the BEST food (be sure to try the whipped feta dip. It is absolutely FABULOUS). We started with some amazing drinks, then ordered our app. Our meals were perfectly portioned and the flavors were so well married. My son thought it was a perfect date spot but I’d be there for every day if I lived closer. This is a MUST TRY whether you live in town, are visiting your student or are visiting AZ.
  12. ON

    OgoN

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place, very intimate . The service was amazing. Highly recommend.
  13. PD

    PDiddyAZ

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Everything is superb! Mike was our server and he was fantastic!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service was a little slow. It took 10 minutes for our table to be greeted with waters and it took almost 30 minutes to get my glass of Prosecco because they didn’t have a chilled bottle when I ordered it. Other than waiting excessively for each course, the food was incredible!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere. Very attentive staff.
  16. L

    Lnell

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal and excellent service. The arancini and pasta dishes were delicious. The servers were kind enough to reseat us as I can’t be in black light because of an eye condition and I was so glad there was another area that didn’t have the lights. Thank you for a nice night out.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere.
  18. SD

    SusanD

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun vibe with great food and drinks. Don’t miss the Evo Salad!
  19. K

    Kate

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner during happy hour. All was great, tge burgers and sandwiches were of superior value. Beautiful atmosphere.
  20. LB

    LynnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service was amazing! Really nicely decorated.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Great food , great ambiance, great drinks. Make a reservation tho !
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful place, great music in backround, romantic lightingg, overall great date spot!
  23. AG

    AndreaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food delicious, service great. Get the scallops with risotto.
  24. JW

    JWar

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic as was the food and the ambience. My only complaint was the choice of music. I love music and have no problem with it being loud but the choice of EDM was bad. It was covers of older songs, techno style.
  25. NN

    NoortjeN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience at society by evo! The service was wonderful and the food was amazing! My mom and I shared the whipped feta and we finished off the entire plate. We both ordered the scallops with risotto. YUM!
  26. B

    Brianc

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Very hip ambiance, but maybe a little too dark. Didn’t see a waiter for at least 10 minutes even though it was not at all busy. Once she finally showed, she did a fine job. Bartender didn’t know how to make a drink I ordered off their drink menu, so my cocktail didn’t arrive until I was almost done with my entrée. And they still charged me for it! Scallops with risotto was quite tasty and so was the bolognese. Obviously poorly managed, which is too bad because there are some promising elements.
  27. SA

    SundevilAng

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and cocktails were perfection! We will definitely be comong back
  28. D

    Deborahdorm

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Food was good, and service attentive, but the place is so dark, we could hardly see the food. Very loud music, so we had to speak very loudly, even though their were only a few patrons at the early hour we were there.
  29. S

    Societyfans

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great food. Especially love the seared salmon but everything is delicious. Service is friendly and efficient.
  30. JB

    JohnB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter’s 25th birthday
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly, I loved everything about the experience. Our server was attentive, knew the menu, and had a happy personality. The food was beautifully plated and delicious. The venue has a garage door opening that was perfect for this AZ fall weather. I would def go again soon!
  32. JL

    JonL

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for my birthday. Excellent food and service.
  33. LI

    LoveIt

    Portland

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time we were there the food was excellent and our waiter provided excellent service!
  34. TA

    TaniaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great our server was attentive and made sure we had everything we need. Would recommend it again!
  35. DR

    DanR

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Good food. Much needed in area of lacking good restaurants. Bad location with no street presence.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    the food came out before our drinks did. besides that, everything was wonderful. the filet was insanely tender.
  37. JK

    JimK

    Tulsa

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Jake was awesome. Very friendly & informative. Pasta was okay and the sauce was tasty. Desserts were awesome.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were wonderful and the food was delicious!
  39. T

    True2life

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Greater, food, drinks, and atmosphere. Menus had just changed so what I looked at on line wasn't available, however my server suggested a great alternative. I am looking forward to going back.
  40. N

    Nate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing dining experience. Just moved to Arizona and everyone was beyond professional. Drinks and food were delicious

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 132 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 19 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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