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Society Cafe

4.6
4.6
539 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Society Cafe's Executive Chef Manuel González Charles has quickly worked his way up the culinary ladder from a Tournant role at Michelin Starred Restaurant Mark Forgione to Executive Sous Chef at Laotian favorite Khe-Yo, before accepting the role of Chef de Cuisine at Society Cafe in 2016. He brings his close relationships with local farmers to his dishes at Society Cafe; making seasonal and fresh ingredients the backbone of the restaurant's successful market to table concept. In December 2018, Chef Manuel Gonzalez Charles was named Executive Chef of Society Cafe. Under his direction, diners can expect an elevated and more diverse menu, reflecting Chef Manny's multicultural roots and progressive practices in the kitchen.

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Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Organic, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 375-1300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Manuel González Charles

  • Private party facilities

    From large format dinners to private parties, Society Cafe can accommodate a maximum of 60 persons for a seated dinner or a 100 person cocktail styled event. Please contact erin@walkerhotels.com for more information

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Comperiati: (212) 300-4525

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Cross street

    6 Av & 13th Street

  • Parking details

    Parking lot is available on the next block - Imperial Parking Systems - 107 West 13th, NY.

  • Public transit

    SUBWAY - 14th street (F, L)14th street (1, 2, 3 lines)14th street / Union Square Station (B, D, Q, N, P, R, 4, 5, 6)PATH-14th street

  • Entertainment

    Since the turn of the 20th Century, Greenwich Village has always been known as a true artists haven and the bohemian enclave of New York City. Named after the original Cafe Society of the 1930's, Walker Hotel and Society Cafe have teamed up with Smalls Jazz Club to bring you exclusive one-night engagements with world renowned artists! Visit our website for more details!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Indulge in delightful bites indoors, outdoors or at the comfort of your home via delivery! Dinner: Tuesday and Sunday, from 5 pm to 9 pm; Wednesday and Thursday, from 5 pm to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday, from 5 pm to 11 pm. Reserve your table or order online today! Staying over at Walker Hotel Greenwich Village? Enjoy room service Tuesday - Sunday, from 5pm-9pm

Today's Specials

  • Guanciale Arancini$12.00

    Truffle Mornay, Fontina, Pea Shoots

    Small Plates

    • Citrus Olives$7.00

      • Chickpea Fries$10.00

        Celery Tzatziki

        • Blistered Shishito Peppers$8.00

          Soy Lemon Glaze

          • Crispy Sesame Sticky Rice$8.00

            Pickled Cauliflower, Yuzu Kosho Aioli

            • Portuguese Octopus$19.00

              Baby Artichokes, Beluga Lentils, Chickpeas, Chorizo, Piquillo Romesco

              • Burrata Panzanella$19.00

                Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Grilled Peaches, Zucchini, Balsamic Reduction, Basil

                • Red Watercress Salad$15.00

                  Shaved Asparagus, Baby Carrots, Crispy Shallots, Apple Cider Vinaigrette

                  Whole Wheat Pizzas

                  • Society Pizza$18.00

                    Mozzarella, Parmesan, Fontina, Friarielli, Calabrian Chili, Lemon

                    • Margherita$17.00

                      Fresh Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil

                      • Croque Madame$17.00

                        Gruyere Cheese, Bacon, Baked Egg

                        • Wild Mushroom$19.00

                          Mornay Sauce, Gruyere Cheese, Truffle Zest

                          • Soppressata$18.00

                            San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, Hot Soppressata

                            Mains

                            • Creekstone Farms Skirt Steak$35.00

                              Confit Potatoes, Salt Baked Cipollini, Baby Spinach, Spring Garlic Chimichurri

                              • House Made Ricotta Cavatelli$27.00

                                Jurgielewicz Duck Confit Ragu, Lemon Gremolata

                                • Atlantic Salmon$31.00

                                  Patty Pan Squash, Asparagus, Spring Onions, Peas, Smoked Trout Roe

                                  • Risotto$25.00

                                    Wild Mushrooms, Sugar Snap Peas, Basil Pesto, Eighteen Month Parmigiano

                                    • Half Chicken under a Brick$29.00

                                      Fingerling Potatoes, Broccoli Di Ciccio, Roasted Garlic Jus

                                      • Brisket Burger$21.00

                                        Applewood Bacon, Caramelized Onion, Raclette, Society Sauce

                                        Dessert

                                        • Chocolate Cake$12.00

                                          Raspberry Sauce, House Made Vanilla Whip

                                          • Carrot Cake$13.00

                                            Fried Cinnamon Carrots and Caramel Sauce

                                            • Marble Crème Brûlée$10.00

                                              Chocolate Cookie Crumble

                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                              What 539 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
                                              • 4.4Service
                                              • 4.5Ambience
                                              • 4.3Value

                                              NoiseModerate

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                                              1. SF

                                                ShawnaF

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Brunch was excellent. Just be mindful that the kitchen closes at 3 pm. You may be rushed to order food. It is best to make the reservation at 2 or be promptly on time at 2:30 pm.

                                              2. i

                                                ische75

                                                New York Area

                                                24 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                24 reviews

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                great location, very cool interior. loved the skylight. food was tasty, service quite slow and seemed overwhelmed. looked like they were short-staffed.

                                              3. V

                                                Valentina

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                The service was HORRIBLE. Food was average- will not be returning and do NOT recommend it.

                                              4. GD

                                                GabriellaD

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                INCREDIBLE! Unique dishes and great cafe ambience

                                              5. JS

                                                JSLinNYC

                                                New York Area

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Food was great, room is beautiful, service was great. Only complaint was the volume of the music.

                                              6. AF

                                                AndyF

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Spectacular service, food, and ambience! We will go back for sure.

                                              7. M

                                                Maracaibo

                                                Richmond

                                                101 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                101 reviews

                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Food and service very good. Room was very warm and a bit loud

                                              8. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                Chicken and waffles were out of this world and I was pleased with the huge portion I received for the price! Would definitely go back again!

                                              9. RS

                                                RichardS

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Great food, great ambiance. Perfect gathering spot. A gem in the neighborhood.

                                              10. A

                                                Ange

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall3food3service1ambience2

                                                The service was quite unpleasant, our waiter was not agreeable and unhelpful when solicited for suggestions or accommodations.

                                              11. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                It was quite empty but incredibly hot. We skipped dessert because we were just sweating. Food was really good, service a little bit all over the place

                                              12. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food and drinks were incredible! The staff was also very friendly and personable which made our experience even better!

                                              13. JC

                                                JCD94123

                                                San Francisco

                                                19 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was very good and the atmosphere is very calming and relaxing.

                                              14. P

                                                Particular1

                                                New York Area

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Chicken and waffles, pizzas are the best in the West Village.

                                              15. EM

                                                ElissaM

                                                New York Area

                                                15 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                15 reviews

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                We dined here for Easter brunch and it was lovely. We were not rushed. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Comfortable spacious seating. Although the dining room is at the back and basically windowless, the skylights make it seem bright.

                                              16. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                My family ordered 7 different small plates and every dish was delicious! Special shout out to the chef for the vermicelli, pork belly and cinnamon donuts with dips. The service is wonderful- Cheech was professional, friendly and had great suggestions. The atmosphere is cool and feels like a cafe in Spain. Also delicious white sangria. Overall amazing dining experience!

                                              17. C

                                                Cusineking14

                                                Washington DC

                                                25 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                25 reviews

                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                Forgettable experience. Much better options in NYC.

                                              18. P

                                                Prakhar

                                                New York Area

                                                14 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                Ordinary food and sloppy service. The standard for food quality and service has gone down in many restaurants since the pandemic began. But it was especially obvious here!

                                              19. TN

                                                TerriN

                                                New York Area

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                It's the perfect brunch spot. The menu accommodated all different food choices. Wait staff was efficient and personable.

                                              20. T

                                                Thnx4everything

                                                New York Area

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Loved this place for Brunch. Just head on down the initial stairs and straight to the back past the Hotel reception area on the right. Nice area with a good amount of seating. Food was delicious!

                                              21. KC

                                                KevinC

                                                New York Area

                                                26 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                26 reviews

                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Six good friends came into NYC for one of their friend's birthday celebration. We started with drinks at the bar before making our way to the table & the night kept getting better. The bar was small and inviting, with signature drinks and a few draft beers on hand. We were then greeted by our server, Raphael G. He was friendly, charming and helpful in ensuring our night was going to be memorable. He had great recommendations, jokes, and an amazing personality that shined throughout the evening. We all fit around a cozy corner booth that was perfect for our party size. The food and drinks were great and everyone enjoyed their meals. Our entire group loved this place and we all said how fortunate we were to have Raphael as our server. The other staff were attentive and friendly as well. It was our first time visiting this place, but definitely not our last. If you looking for a charming restaurant, with great food and service, I recommend trying Society Cafe and ask for Raphael, if he's working that night.

                                              22. C

                                                Cookie

                                                New York Area

                                                31 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                31 reviews

                                                Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Although menu is limited, choices are varied and service is great. We have been here at different times of the year as well as for different meals: brunch, lunch and dinner. Always good ambience and nice staff.

                                              23. g

                                                gfgalllll

                                                Exclusive

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                Super slow service but food was good.

                                              24. h

                                                hgteevee

                                                New York Area

                                                35 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                35 reviews

                                                Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                What a perfect place to have a birthday brunch! Attentive service, really creative and excellent food that was beyond any place I have eaten before and I brunch a lot! I can not wait to return!

                                              25. R

                                                Rajj

                                                London

                                                41 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                41 reviews

                                                Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                $8 for an orange juice and $6 for a simple cappacino at brunch makes this place not good value. Food is excellent, but let down by overpricing...

                                              26. SD

                                                StevieD

                                                France

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                Great care was taken by our server to make sure we were satisfied. Adjustments needed to be made to one of our meals and were seamlessly done.

                                              27. CR

                                                CaseyR

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                Cool place but a bit disappointed in the food and service. Thought the chicken was dry and the potatoes and broccoli it was served with were very salty. Also thought the sushito pepper app was very salty (though tasty). Table bread was delish and my brother had the skirt steak which was very good. Also was a bit disappointed with the service as well - kept having to ask for more water etc. Was hoping it would be better but will likely give it another try - maybe for brunch - because I liked the space.

                                              28. PS

                                                PaigeS

                                                New Orleans

                                                10 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always a pleasure! Food and service always excellent

                                              29. HT

                                                HiTc

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The ambient is very nice. Charming and quiet. Not too casual but very comfortable. The service was great. The food was delicious. I will go back to try other dishes.

                                              30. c

                                                carolb

                                                New York Area

                                                91 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                91 reviews

                                                Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                A nice neighborhood spot for a meal after a movie at the quad.. pleasant space, helpful staff, tasty offerings

                                              31. BS

                                                BarbaraS

                                                New York Area

                                                8 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                8 reviews

                                                Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                Servise was amazing, food was great, it was a little noisy but to be fair there were 8 of us so we were probably making the most noise 😜

                                              32. JA

                                                JAMESH

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                A must see/taste when on a visit to NYC/Greenwich Village.

                                              33. MZ

                                                MichelleZ

                                                New York Area

                                                12 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                This place is great. The food is really good. The service was a bit slow but I like that they don’t push you out after an hour or so. I will def come back

                                              34. t

                                                terris

                                                Philadelphia

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Super cool atmosphere and vibe- food was delicious and service was top notch.

                                              35. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New England

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Good place for early breakfast in NY

                                              36. CS

                                                ChrisS

                                                Houston

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great place for brunch!! Loved the food loved the architecture!!

                                              37. L

                                                Lexie

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 16, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                A great place for a work breakfast! Beautiful space and quiet atmosphere with delicious food. Highly recommend.

                                              38. TF

                                                TheFoodieB

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                It was a perfect night with great service and great food.

                                              39. EC

                                                ExperiencedCook

                                                New York Area

                                                24 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                24 reviews

                                                Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Cozy setting, friendly wait staff with good suggestions. Entree special better than standard menu. Appetizers too expensive.

                                              40. S

                                                Serena

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great restaurant with affordable price! Love this place ❤️

                                              Safety precautions

                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                • Contactless payment available
                                              • Physical distancing

                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                • Extra space between tables
                                              • Protective equipment

                                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                              • Screening

                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                • Diner temperature check required
                                                • Staff temperature check required
                                                • Contact tracing information collected

                                              FAQs

                                              You can order delivery directly from Society Cafe using the Order Online button. Society Cafe also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Society Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 375-1300.

                                              Society Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 539 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                              Booked 11 times today
                                              Google Map for Society Cafe

                                              52 W 13th Street New York, NY 10011

                                              Additional information

                                              • Cross street

                                                6 Av & 13th Street

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Greenwich Village

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                American, Organic, Farm-to-table

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Elegant

                                              • Dress code

                                                Smart Casual

                                              • Parking details

                                                Parking lot is available on the next block - Imperial Parking Systems - 107 West 13th, NY.

                                              • Public transit

                                                SUBWAY - 14th street (F, L)14th street (1, 2, 3 lines)14th street / Union Square Station (B, D, Q, N, P, R, 4, 5, 6)PATH-14th street

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Manuel González Charles

                                              • Entertainment

                                                Since the turn of the 20th Century, Greenwich Village has always been known as a true artists haven and the bohemian enclave of New York City. Named after the original Cafe Society of the 1930's, Walker Hotel and Society Cafe have teamed up with Smalls Jazz Club to bring you exclusive one-night engagements with world renowned artists! Visit our website for more details!

                                              • Additional

                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (212) 375-1300

                                              • Private party facilities

                                                From large format dinners to private parties, Society Cafe can accommodate a maximum of 60 persons for a seated dinner or a 100 person cocktail styled event. Please contact erin@walkerhotels.com for more information

                                              • Private party contact

                                                Jessica Comperiati: (212) 300-4525

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