- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
I had the Half Chicken Under A Brick" which did not seem to be cooked in the standard way that particular dish is cooked. As a result, the chicken was dry and bland, opposite of the way it is supposed to be with that cooking method. The service was poor even though they were not busy, it was slow and indifferent.
While the wait staff was friendly and the food was DELICIOUS, the maître d’ was very rude/passive aggressive when my friend was under the impression she was ordering an non-alcoholic drink and mistakenly thought the one she was given was alcoholic. He proceeded to laugh at her and then pour the tea in front of her. While this ensured it was fresh, there was a negative attitude.
Lovely place with good food (great pancakes!) and friendly staff.
Love this place, great food, great service staff. Very accommodating will continue to come here for their attention and care of their customers.
For brunch we both had the eggs Benedict with sides of salad and crunchy roasted new potatoes and big cups of coffee ; we shared the chickpea fritters with tzatziki dipping sauce. Everything was perfectly executed. The decor is lovely inside and the service was good. I gave back my Bloody Mary as it was very sharp with horseradish for my taste and they substituted for a mimosa without charging me for both. It was nice to eat indoors fir a change. We were seated in a huge semi -circular booth. Very comfy.
The ambiance was great... also so many great places inside to snap an Instagram worthy pic ... and the food was good as well.. I got the chicken and waffles sandwich... tasty!!!
The aesthetic, food, and service was terrific. This was my first time at Society Cafe- brought some friends from out of town, and it was the perfect spot for dinner and drinks. We'll be back!
Great place for drinks, nibbles or dinner. The live music was an extra bonus!
This spot is hidden away, but was a gem! The ambience was very sophisticated and relaxed. My friends and I met up for dinner and we got a cozy corner booth next to the live jazz performer. We all got cocktails and personal pizzas and everything was delicious!
Fabulous and innovative cocktail list! The short ribs are a MUST try melt in your mouth sensation. Great and attentive service and lovely atmosphere. I highly recommend. Great for a date!
Delicious food. Great, attentive staff. Nice live music.
Pizzas were pretty bad, found 3 hairs in one of them.
Thank you for taking the time to reach put to our team. We are disappointed to hear of your experience and would like to assure you that our kitchen staff wears the appropriate kitchen uniform. We take your feedback very seriously and hope this doesn't deter you from coming back. Thank you MGMT
Really aesthetic! Love the ambiance & it’s super clean
Great staff...friendly, engaging, responsive. Live guitarist was a nice touch. Food was enjoyable. Fine spot for a bite if you live in the neighborhood, but the ambiance doesn’t set up as an early date spot.
Great food..blood orange mimosa carafe Great value...potatoes A++
Great food, cute place, kinda slow service but overall not a bad choice
The food was good but their heating system was broken and the restaurant was freezing which made our expensive unpleasant. Make sure to ask if they have heat before you make a reservation!
We’d dined outside in the Summer at Society Cafe and had a great experience so we, and two more friends, returned in February once the COVID restrictions allowed 25% capacity indoor dining. Once again, great food-we had the brick chicken and the short ribs-both outstanding. The staff were especially attentive and in fact after hearing about the recent passing of my father-in-law (who loved Manhattans) brought a complimentary drink in his honor. You have won us over as one of our new neighborhood go-to restaurants!
My friend and I absolutely loved it here. It seems pretty posh because of how nice the outside is and because it's located inside a hotel, but it's super low key once you're seated in the restaurant area. The brunch food and cocktails are delicious and it's not overpriced like many other places in the city. They social distance really well and I felt super safe and comfortable. Highly recommend.
Good-sized fun, young local crowd. Decent food. Not your average hotel restaurant. Drinks could be a bit stronger, though it has welcoming indoor dining with a fireplace.
We were seated outside by the street for brunch on a Saturday (due to pandemic indoor dining ban). The street itself isn’t very pleasant and a bit noisy. I had the omelet which was amazing. My friend had salmon with salad. The servers were sure polite and attentive. We were able to hang out for a while without being bothered. Can’t comment on indoor ambience.
As evidenced by my review, our experience at Society Cafe was outstanding. It was our anniversary and we really needed a break. I found SC on an internet search and couldn't have been more satisfied. We felt so safe and comfortable. The dining room was beautiful, perfectly lit and appointed (loved the fireplace, the beautiful ceiling and the artwork). A guitarist played for us. The food, from appetizers to desert, was DELICIOUS, interesting and beautifully presented. Our drinks, chosen with the help of our server, complimented each course perfectly. Our server Marie (we later found that she was the restaurant manager) couldn't have been more attentive, caring, thoughtful and knowledgable. She made an already wonderful experience even more special as she seemed to know just what to suggest to enhance our experience. We left society cafe with smiles on our faces and "recharged batteries". Thank you Marie and all of your staff for providing us with a wonderful and memorable experience. Can't wait to see you again! All the best, Gale and Rich
The server and the service was great. I and a friend stayed there talking and no server bothered us for hours by constantly reminding us of the check, which is a rare thing in other places. These small gestures go a long way in building loyalty. I would recommend it to people and I plan to bring more people to the restaurant. Keep up the good work guys.
Great spot! The ambiance is incredible - one of the best that I’ve experienced in the city. The dining room is also small, so it’s a very intimate setting, which I liked!
The food was outstanding. Safety measures followed. Live music, great ambiance, service and the decor is gorgeous
Will definitely be back
lovely restaurant. Ate outside- but inside is great too!
Amazing night, food was wonderful, Marie was wonderful.
Amazing ambiance and cozy cold weather vibes. Food was outstanding as was the service. Felt like we were on a little fall getaway not in Manhattan! 10/10 excellent will be returning!
Amazing! Would suggest.
Excellent food service. Like the menu varirty
very pleasant for brunch - outdoor seating situation is pretty.
Food was great. Service was so very slow. The waiting staff seemed stretched and very
Fantastic food and ambience.
I would highly recommend it.
Amazing staff and amazing food. Brunch was great and stayed through dinner because of live music. Thanks for a wonderful dinner night out.
So nice to come back to society cafe. The food was amazing as always, salmon was so fresh, and my husband had the mushroom pizza which has never failed us. The server/ manager was so amazing and friendly. Such a wonderful experience dining out after the quarantine
I am sad to write this review. My best friend and I had our first pandemic dinner experience here. I have been here a few times before. This time the outside dining had “ZERO” creative thought. Tables and chairs on the sidewalk with people walking by right next to us. This is the second dining experience here where I was embarrassed that the staff service did NOT know how to redeem my OpenTable rewards to cover my bill. The first time after many managers, they got it. This time the waitress declined in any extra effort to support. I provided everything and had to pay regularly. I lost $100 in value that is still associated with this restaurant. I suggest the management train their staff in a program they have chosen to participate in. I will not be back, nor will any of my peers.
Really nice atmosphere. Waiter was very attentive to our needs. I don't like salmon, but my wife insisted I try the dish she ordered. I loved their salmon! Their steak was really good. I ordered medium by mistake, and kept contemplating what their rare steak would, but that's on me. My wife is not a fan of tomatoes, but she liked how the tomatoes was served. Also loved the fresh bread.
Finally a nice dinner out. Thanks so much
This was a pleasant surprise! The food was delicious and it was a pleasure to dine outside. I would absolutely go back.
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 4.5 stars by 411 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.