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Society by EVO, Tempe, AZ

Society by EVO

4.5
4.5
67 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

10:30 PM


Booked 4 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.

What 67 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Hot Spot

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Late Night Find

  • East Valley

    Fit for Foodies

  • East Valley

    Good for Groups

  • East Valley

    Hot Spot

  • East Valley

    American

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  1. ME

    MarcellaE

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food & drinks were great! Beautiful atmosphere
  2. SV

    SamV

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Over all, the experience, food and service were great. Drinks were a little slow to come out, but the bar was busy, so I don't knock them for that. The only thing I would say is that we were sitting towards the front of the restaurant and it was really hard to read the menus. they have a tiny little battery candle on the table, which you have to take out and put over the menu and you can somewhat read. That would be the only feedback I would give, but food was good and loved the overall look of the place.
  3. MV

    MyleenV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, outstanding service, delicious food and fabulous drinks. I will definitely be returning.
  4. MS

    MikishaS

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server! Food and drinks were great!
  5. AJ

    AshleyJ

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely AMAZING food and service. I highly recommend!
  6. M

    Mike

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Nice place but the service was poor and the food was very basic. The menu looks good but the food was just bland. I wouldn’t recommend the Mac n cheese or the honey hot chicken sandwich.
  7. CM

    CaseyM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This fine establishment is definitely a hidden gem! I had an amazing experience! The drinks, food, staff, the Ambience is everything!
  8. J

    Jill

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The atmosphere of this place is amazing, the food was delicious, we will definitely be back.
  9. F

    Foodie

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Good was good! Service was horrendous. To many workers walking around doing nothing. My bill was wrong but didn’t have time to sit there for another 30 minutes for it to be fixed.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks!! The floor is quava is perfect! We had the Evo salad it is fantastic, and big enough to share for an appetizer for 2 people. Then we had the margarita pasta and southern chicken sandwich. Staff was very kind. Love the decor!
  11. ML

    MichaelL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing! Tessa our server was top notch. Will definitely go back.
  12. PP

    PalatePleaser

    Phoenix

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service. It’s a cool funky vibe. Nice range of food options. Reasonably priced. Will return!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff was very accommodating
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences that I have had in a long time! Food was amazing, atmosphere was upbeat and the staff was exceptional! Will be back soon
  15. K

    Kathy

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food
  16. R

    Ruiz

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Our waitress was good, but the service for drinks was slow. When we asked about an update on our drinks, they stated that the bartender had multiple drink orders and other tables were also waiting!? I would have preferred they be honest and say they were understaffed if that was the case. We ordered a medium-rare filet mignon, and it came out well done. We sent it back, and it was medium a best. It appears that the restaurant is understaffed or poorly managed. I overheard the table next to us complaining about the food/drink wait. I would not recommend!
  17. LB

    LindsayB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food profile was amazing, but all of our dishes were salty.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the decorations and feminine design. Flowers hanging from ceiling and lightening - plenty to look at. Steak and fries was great! Feta dip is a must order! Bacon wrapped dates brought back all my Cali memories. Kids loved their chicken sandwiches. Cocktails were perfect with plenty of top shelf options. Highly recommend and going back for sure!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tessa was amazing! She was very attentive and friendly. The food was amazing and definitely recommend the whipped feta dip appetizer. The inside of the restaurant is adorable and picture worthy!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice place for intimate dinner
  21. DC

    DominiqueC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    The place was horrible. The bartender couldn't make a drink. The waitress couldn't wait a table and the chef couldn't make a med rare steak.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food and service were amazing, definitely will be coming back!
  23. DJ

    DawnJ

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Horrible! My experience at Social by Evo was terrible. We had a 5:45 p.m. reservation. We ordered happy hour drinks and an appetizer. 25 minutes later by no appetizer. Our server told us that they were short staffed and there was no head chef in the kitchen. He went to the kitchen made our appetizer which was not good at all- whipped feta appetizer. When he returned we asked him should we go somewhere else to eat? His response was yes. I have eaten at this restaurant previously and we had good service and great food. After this experience, I will never go back. There is no excuse for this to happen since it was Father's Day weekend. Thank goodness I wasn't taking my father for dinner. I was embarrassed as I recommended this restaurant to my friends. It was an overall horrible experience.

    Society by EVOResponded on June 20, 2022We went into this day with 40 reservations. We had two servers and two bartenders. We sat the entire restaurant at the same time. Every single table or 146 seats. Our chef cut half his finger off. We had two people cooking food because of this and one salad girl. I assure you that this isn't anything we could have planned for nor do we like looking like this; it is equally embarrassing. There isn't much I can say to fix the situation but if you come back I will try. I am Dominic, ask for me.

  24. NG

    NikkiG

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Diablo tips was the most amazing; everything else was mediocre. BUT the place is so beautiful and was an ideal dinner for my teenage daughters birthday.
  25. MK

    MadisonK

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience5
    As a server myself at a very fast paced restaurant down the road, I always pay attention to certain things. Unfortunately it took in between 12-15 minutes to be greeted by Beau. Most restaurants have a standard of 45 seconds-4 minutes. Our cocktails were so good and reasonably priced as well. We ordered an appetizer that came out at the same time as our meals, typically it should come before…. We let it go because we were starving at this point. Food was amazing. Plating was quite nice as well. Shortly after receiving our food tho, what really sent me was about 3 bites into our food our server Beau drops the check. He said it was his third day there, but usually you ask if they want another drink, a box, dessert etc. before getting their check. Or at the very LEAST wait till they’re done eating. I understand he may have been cut and wanted to leave but don’t make us wait 15 mins for you to greet us then rush us out. I did want another drink and had to say that after the check was dropped. Then I was still eating so I didn’t put a card down, the waiter came over to collect the bill. I’m not sure why it bugged me. The manager did a table check before all this happened which was great and we always appreciate that. When I go back I’ll definitely be sitting at the bar, perhaps more prompt service. Overall great cocktails and food. Would recommend to friends.

    Society by EVOResponded on June 18, 2022We appreciate the review, we have talked to him and the rest of the staff based off this review. These are all things you are correct about and we will work to rectify. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.

  26. RL

    RitaL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, Great Service, Great Menu. They always accommodate a big party

    Society by EVOResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you Rita!!! Im Dominic, one of the owners! We will always do our best to take care of you!

  27. K

    Kdee

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    This spot is prefect for date night, girls get-to-together or a fun outing with delicious food and craft drinks! It’s beautiful inside, the ambulance is romantic, sexy, and fun! The food was so good! We had the seared salmon and society burger. Definitely check this place out, you will not be disappointed. I would rate Society by EVO 5 stars, but the service was questionable. Our reservation was scheduled for 9 PM we arrived promptly, but waited about 3 minutes before we were greeted. Once we were seated, another 5-10 minutes before someone brought us water and our waitress arrived. She was really nice and friendly, but acknowledged how busy they were and short staffed. I plan to return to dine again.
  28. R

    Rose

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    service was excellent, staff was very kind and attentive. This place seems to place a lot of value on ambiance and not so much on food. Interiors appeal to those that want a cool photo backdrop; but the music was way too loud, I could barely hear my friend across the table. food portions were small and taste was alright, I didn't feel compelled to finish the food. Specifically, the mac n cheese was dry and spicy, but the menu did not say it would be spicy. I wouldn't mind that but the spice was overpowering. I think there's a lot of room for improvement starting with lowering the volume and adding quality and flavor in the food.

    Society by EVOResponded on June 13, 2022We have been seeing this a lot lately and are currently working to fix the mac and cheese as well as some fixes to dishes. Thank you for coming, hopefully we will have resolved these issues by the end of this week.

  29. KI

    KIMl

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe. Decorated so cute! Waitress was excellent…sorry I forgot her name.

    Society by EVOResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you so much!

  30. KP

    KariP

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. Drinks were mediocre. Too much bitters in my Whisky Sour and my husbands drink tasted like straight menthol. Cool atmosphere but doubt we’ll be back.

    Society by EVOResponded on June 13, 2022Shouldn't be bitters in a whiskey sour. The only thing I can think of is that they sprayed the top of the drink with atomized absinthe. Come back one of the nights. I'll make you some drinks. I'm, Dominic, one of the owners. I am off Wednesday and Thursdays so any other night

  31. BW

    BethanyW

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ascetically pleasing décor, good food and cocktails! Fun for a date night or going out with friends.

    Society by EVOResponded on June 9, 2022Thank you so much for the awesome review! Come see us again soon!

  32. ML

    MercedesL

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Such a cute vibe! Drinks were really good :) food was okay but overall great place for a date.
  33. MJ

    MatthewJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great. The drinks were pretty good and creative but were small. The service was awesome our waitress was very friendly and personal.
  34. TM

    TeenaM

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our experience. Server and staff were terrific. Very fun and engaging. We loved the food. Between the 4 of us, we tried a bit of everything and all very good.

    Society by EVOResponded on June 5, 2022Thank you so much for stopping by. We are happy to serve you anytime!!

  35. LJ

    LoveJ

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing. I love the decor.

    Society by EVOResponded on June 2, 2022Thank you so much! This makes us extremely happy to hear. Please come again soon!!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really great experience and amazing service!
  37. DS

    DaveS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    PRty of 5 early before mainstream dinner 5:30 reservation food quality was good and very tasty . Only two minor issues food served was not hot. It wasn’t cold but it was not hot and second service was very slow I wanted some extra cheese for my pasta dish and I finished it before she came back to follow up. We would give it another shot.
  38. k

    kellyw

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Food was delicious and so were the drinks. We’ll definitely be back!

    Society by EVOResponded on May 31, 2022Thank you kelly!!

  39. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We were sat down and not given a menu. After about 10 minutes, we had to find a passing waitress to ask for a menu. Food was mediocre at best. Wouldn’t recommend.

    Society by EVOResponded on May 30, 2022We apologize for your experience. Unfortunately we have had a hard time staffing for the massive increases in volume we have been experiencing. My name is Dominic, I am one of the owners. If you come back, please ask for me and I will do what I can to remedy this for you. Thank you.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience. Didn't look like much from the outside, but this place is a find. Reasonable prices and a really cool atmosphere. I'm going back.

    Society by EVOResponded on May 30, 2022I really appreciate this review! We love Jake, he is one of our best! We hope to have our sign back soon but they have been doing construction. Thank you for stopping by and please come back soon!!!

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 4.5 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 4 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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