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Society Cafe

95 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
Hidden inside the charming Walker Hotel Greenwich Village, Society Cafe is a new market-to-table American restaurant by rising-star chef, Christopher Zabita. Chef Zabita's training in award-winning restaurants such as Victoria and Alberts, Bar Boulud and Marc Forgione has prepared him for his new passion project at Society Cafe as he takes the helm of the kitchen as Executive Chef.

Relying on the purveyors at the nearby Union Square Farmers Market where he personally shops 4-days per week, Chef Zabita has created an evolving, seasonal menu that is sustainable and locally sourced. The beautiful new dining room features accents of walnut, leather and teal for a modern yet sophisticated surrounding.

Guests bask in natural light over breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch from the stunning skylight above. As the sun sets, the fireplace adds a soft, warm inviting glow while the downtown crowd comes alive in true New York City fashion.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Organic, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am
Mon, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 300-4525
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Zabita
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Off-site catering by Chef Christopher Zabita is available. Please contact for more information.
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Cross street
6 Av & 13th Street
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Parking details
Parking lot is available on the next block - Imperial Parking Systems - 107 West 13th, NY.
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Public transit
SUBWAY - 14th street (1, 2, 3 lines) or 14th street / Union Square Station (B, D, Q, N, P, R, 4, 5, 6, L)
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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!
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Special events & promotions
From large format dinners to private parties, Society Cafe can accommodate a maximum of 74 persons for a seated dinner or a 100 person cocktail styled event.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 5:30PM - 10:45PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM 9:30PM - 10:45PM
Sat 11:00AM - 11:45AM 5:30PM - 6:00PM 10:00PM - 10:45PM

What 95 People Are Saying
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything was perfect from our server to the ambience to our meal. We just love this restaurant.

4.0Dined 4 days ago

All of the staff were very accommodating. Due to assorted schedule issues for our party of four, we occupied a table for almost three hours. Food and drink were high caliber, the room is charming. Definitely high on our list for any return trip to New York City.

1.0Dined 5 days ago

bad food and restaurant was empty on a Saturday night

4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Went with my fiancée and a friend.

There were several glitches in communication (ie, some of them didn’t know I was inside and kept my fiancée outside, ugh)

Our waiter was extremely polite and professional.

The food was excellent, I particularly appreciated the relatively small portions.

The place has a very nice ambience and it’s very conducive to conversation.

Society cafe is very expensive, probably lower overall value compared to other places nearby, but we didn’t regret the night out.

3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Not a lot of options on the menu. Food was okay. I think this place is highly overrated. Not overpriced.., OVERATED. What saved the overall experience of the place was the ambiance. Nice 👍🏽 lighting, great open atmosphere. My waiter that night bored 😐 me as well. Ehh

2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Waited 45 minutes for a drink. Great place but very small menu.

4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Agréable endroit et non service

3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Beautiful dining space and ambiance but the food was a tad overpriced for what it was. A side of their homemade chicken sausage was $8 so I was expecting it to be an actual side. All they did was put two measly little sausage links the same size as my pinky on the same plate as my main item.. It seemed like an afterthought that the sausage wasn't even on its own dish (although, for that small of an amount that they gave, even a tea saucer would've looked like too large of a plate) ... I will say the sausage had good flavor, but one of the links had a tiny and sharp bone shard that I had to pick out from my mouth. Made me not want to even finish.

Since I notated in the OT reservation booking that was my friend's birthday, they sent a complimentary dessert plate of little cookies and chocolate fudge cubes. My friend has a nut allergy so she asked our server if the fudge contained nuts. He said he wasn't sure and went to check with the kitchen. That's fine. He came back and said the kitchen didn't know either. Rather odd for the people preparing the food to not know what's in the food. Even if they didn't make it in house, wouldn't the bakery or fudge maker they ordered from have included ingredient labeling? 🤔

4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything about the restaurant was great, from the host in the front, to the waitress and the servers. Everyone was cordial and the food was amazing, beautifully presented and seasoned. I always ask for salt and pepper and didn't have to use it. The ambiance is really cool, even though its a basement restaurant, the beautiful sky light in the middle made it very light and airy. The cocktails we had, a Belini and a couple of bloody Marys were well priced and tasty. I would 100% go back again.

4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

uber elegant place. dimly lit and chic. food was amazing! fresh ingredients, attention to textures, flavors, presentation. thumbs up!

5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

I enjoyed my experience very much. The food, staff and ambience was superb. I will definitely be returning in the very near future.

4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Lovely atmosphere and the food was great .... first time and we enjoyed it for restaurant week....I enjoyed the pasta, short ribs and apple dessert...

5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Cozy basement room with great service!

5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Went for NYC Restaurant Week brunch! Can't beat the value. Our server Leilana was so cheerful and attentive, and the place is adorable.

5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Really had a great time there. The service is exceptional. I’d highly recommend.

4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Lobster tator tots and burrata are delicious, but small portions so get them as starters. Tuna was cooked perfectly medium rare. Complimentary popover bread is incredible!

5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Went for restaurant week and everything we tried on the menu was delicious. Service was friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was warm and cozy.

5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

My husband and I went for restaurant week, it was wonderful food very good, service wonderful.

5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

I went to there alone to have a lunch time. Interior is SO NICE !!! I enjoyed my lunch time.
Especially,their Service and Food were AWESOME!!! I will go there with my husband very soon!!

4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Wish we didnt have to wait more than 20 mins when we had reservations.

4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was fantastic. It was so hard to pick one thing to eat as my meal. It’s a must go back to try more options.

4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Beautiful deco. The food was all right. Though for Short rib I was expecting a beef, not a beef stew. The wine was bad, it tasted OK at the first sip, but then it went all the way down, like having water, diluted.

5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

And we loved sitting in the booth, and Chef Chris’s dishes were also inventive and delicious.

5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Good experience! Great food, good service and the restaurant and hotel are beautiful!

5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Very friendly wait staff, amazing food with wine pairings and recommendations

2.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Went for Brunch. It is a cute space from the outside, and the bar area is cute. the booths are roomy in the dining room. those are the positives. Service is intermittent, and non attentive. Ordered brunch beverages (mimosa, etc.). The orange juice and champagne in the drink was stale/flat old/borderline rancid. Same with our friends bellini.

It took a long time to get those basic drinks and restaurant was not very busy. Service disappeared for awhile. We got a bad feeling that if the drinks were bad the food would be also. AS such we paid bill and left prior to eating.

3.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Rhe room is lovely and very comfortable. The food is good but unremarkable. I think the kitchen needs to be just a little more ambitious and thoughtful about menu choices and variety. The pizza was a standout.

5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

It's rare when every element of your meal is delightful, but Society Cafe pulled it off. Except for not having the whiskey my husband wanted for his Old Fashioned, everything was perfect. We were seated right away in a cozy spot. Cocktails were nice and strong. Appetizer (lobster tater tots) portion was small but decadent. Entrees were rich and filling but not heavy. Brussels sprouts side was delightful, and the dulce de leche cheesecake was ridiculous. Our server was attentive but not intrusive, and the staff refilled our water regularly. Plates were cleared promptly but we weren't rushed. I would definitely go back and refer friends here.

5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Society Cafe always amazes me. This was a special event. New Year's Eve. Chef Chris's menu was off the chart. From the First- Amuse course of Beau Soleil Oyster en Gelee, Kaluga Caviar to the app of Cauliflower Panna Cotta, Pickled Raisins, Marcona Almonds, Vadouvan I could taste the local in every morsel. What knocked it out of the park was the third course of Maine Lobster, Chanterelles, Bisque, Scallion Hushpuppy, Belgian Endive. Keep in mind this was a 5 course tasting menu of the talents of Chef Zabita. What's more, is Chef made it personal by visiting tables. The overall ambiance was also amazing. Festive but in true Walker Hotel elegant and understated. During the course of the night, multiple people including the manager, Jessica who took personal interest in what appeared to be everyone's evening. I am always skeptical of NYE dinners in NYC- not anymore. Great Job Team Society Cafe- attached is a photo of Chef's Foie Gras Agnolotti, Parmesan Brodo, Black Truffle- I can die now..

2.0Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was very good but wine far too expensive and the service was very poor

4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Lovely as always, thank you. Always enjoy Christmas Eve with you.

5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

The quality of the food here is very good - it’s chef quality food and the name of their Chef is on their menu - this was our 2nd meal here and we enjoy eating here

4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

A friend suggested this for a breakfast get together. Everyone enjoyed their meal in this charming setting. Creative selection of breakfast items. Would definitely return.

5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Really wonderful! Highly recommended!

2.0Dined on December 15, 2017

The waiter seemed very distracted and at one point I had to get up and get him from the bar to receive my check. But the food was great!

1.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Although the food was incredible, it was overshadowed by the terrible service we received. Not only were we sitting at the bar staring at our empty table, waiting to be sat by the hostess that seemed to be nowhere, but we waited 10 minutes for the server to come to our table. Though the food was timed well coming from the kitchen, we ordered several rounds of drinks throughout the night and 15-20 minutes went by before we reminded our waiter that we'd ordered drinks. Even then it took another 15-20 minutes to get the drinks. Several in our party were frustrated and ordered two drinks at once to keep up with the slow service. I would understand if there were limited staff or it was busy, but our server was mostly standing near our table.

For such a high-end restaurant the service was not nearly up to the level of quality it should be.

It's a beautiful place with wonderful food. It's a shame the service was not up to par. There are plenty of other beautiful restaurants with 5-star service in New York to spend an evening here, and for that reason I won't be returning.

3.0Dined on December 1, 2017

This place should be good. Great location, great space, good menu, chef has talent. But the restaurant was empty at 8pm on a Friday night and after eating here I understand why. The place is very poorly run, the servers are not good and the manager clearly doesnt run the place well. Further, the food is ok but its just not as good as it should be. Its difficult to describe but something is just off. Overall disappointed with it because it has a lot of potential but its just a poorly run place

5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

I consider this a find. I requested the "least acidic" wine available per glass and ordered a rose; waiter, unasked, brought me a sip to sample before ordering. My friend and I shared the charcuterie appetizer, which could have been lunch for both of us. We ordered salad entrees (mine was best: tuna comfit and baby kale) and then excellent coffee. Will certainly return. Staff was lovely every step of the way.

4.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed brunch with friends. Food was excellent and the service was very attentive without being intrusive. I also thought it was very reasonable and will definitely return.

5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Chef quality food - great service - we really enjoyed our dinner here - very professional all round


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