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Society Cafe, New York, NY
Society Cafe, New York, NY
Society Cafe, New York, NY
Society Cafe, New York, NY
Society Cafe, New York, NY

Society Cafe

4.6
4.6
664 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, Nicholas McCann, now Executive Chef of Society Cafe, has always been passionate about food. Drawing inspiration from his family recipes, Nicholas quickly fell in love with the culinary world at a young age and began his career at The French Culinary Institute in NYC. Since then, he has worked with some of the city’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurants, including working alongside Chef Luis Bollo of Salinas before moving on to become an Executive Chef at TESSA, The Milling Room, and Corkbuzz.

At Society Cafe, Chef Nicholas flexes his creativity by bringing a fresh perspective to the restaurant’s ‘market-to-table’ concept. With a rotating seasonal menu reflective of the city’s local farmers and markets, guests can expect to experience Chef Nicholas’ unique culinary creations alongside its intimate & classic art deco inspired space.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Organic, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 375-1300
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Nicholas McCann
  • Private party facilities
    We would love to have you join us for your group gathering. We have flexible options from seated large format brunch and dinner gatherings, cocktails and passed plates, to smaller and larger private parties.Please contact us through our website https://www.societycafenyc.com/private-events/ if you are interested
  • Private party contact
    Jessica Comperiati: (212) 300-4525
  • Neighborhood
    Greenwich Village
  • Cross street
    13th Street near 6th Ave
  • 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, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 664 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

664 Reviews
  1. AlexandraT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I feel the need to write a review because the main reason I booked this place was their availability and it’s been one of the best experiences I’ve had dining out in a long time! The ambience of the restaurant is so lovely and the cocktails were on point. Everything from the bread to steak was delicious. I will definitely be making a point to come back here! And in a city of a million options, that’s saying something!
    Society CafeResponded 2 days ago
    Hi Alexandra, We love to hear that we exceeded expectations and we appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a glowing review. To hear that we were able to provide a great all around experience really means a lot to us. Thank you again and we hope you are able to join us again soon!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific service food value one of my favorites amazing!
    Society CafeResponded on April 8, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a positive review. We really appreciate it! We hope to see you again soon!

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  3. BobCa

    Upstate NY

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Society Cafe is located off the lobby of a boutique hotel (Walker Hotel) in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. Please note, this review is based on my enjoying a cocktail and nosh at the bar upon arrival while my room was being prepared as well as Breakfast/Brunch the following morning prior to departure. First to mention, the space is quaint and warm; the decor and ambiance is classic but modern at the same time. So, first impression is that this place is promising. Next up the greeting, the gentleman who greeted me upon arrival, was welcoming, cordial and attentive. I said that I was waiting for someone and wanted just a cocktail and nosh and bar seating would be perfect ... he motioned me to the bar (immediately adjacent to the entrance). I sat at the bar and was greeted by the bartender’s friendly smile, he expertly took and prepared my cocktail order, a goose dirty martini, he shook that drink within an inch of its life, served up frosty cold, smooth, and delicious as can be! He too was kind and warm, inviting not quick to serve and move on, my guest arrived, we enjoyed a few more cocktails, a nosh of Chickpea Fries and Blistered Shishito Peppers both perfect portions that hit the spot for an afternoon pick-me-up. The next morning, we were greeted again by the same gentleman as the afternoon prior, he was again, warm, and welcoming, well groomed (we commented about his perfect hair .. LOL) and ready to run the show; by now I gather he is the Manager on staff and with good reason. He guided us to our table, made sure that we were settled in with our menus and ready to enjoy a fantastic first meal of the day! The menu selections are ample, easy to find something for everyone’s tastes. We had a tough time deciding but chose to split Market Omelet which came with breakfast potatoes Everything Bagel with House Made Lox and a Side of Applewood Bacon ... all portions were perfect and the quality of the preparation on everything was perfect! Our server was a
    Society CafeResponded on March 27, 2024
    Thank you again for taking the time out to leave such a detailed review. It genuinely makes a difference for our team and is such a great encouragement to know that we are creating the experience that we set out to create!

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  4. TinyDancer

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Room and service were excellent. No free refills on soda be aware, but that’s just a nitpick. Food was very good overall but one of us ordered a kale salad with a protein add-in, and they brought a small dish for the salad and the chicken was in a separate small plate. Why not mix these all together in the kitchen and then bring a single dish or bowl like every other restaurant that opts to put this task on the customer?
    Society CafeResponded on March 18, 2024
    Hi TinyDancer, Thank you very much for your feedback! Our Chef has elected to serve our add-on protein for our salads separately mainly because they are still hot off of the stove and we are concerned about wilting the greens. We absolutely understand how it could be an imposition on your experience. If you are able to join us again we will be happy to mix it in the kitchen if requested. I hope this explains our thought process a little bit better and we want you to know that it wasn't to make extra work for you but only to try to preserve the integrity of the ingredients. We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know how our choices impacted your experience and to further consider what we might be able to do to improve on it in the future.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Fast service. One of my favorite places for brunch. Great menu
    Society CafeResponded on March 18, 2024
    We are so happy to hear that we are one of your favorite places for Brunch and we really appreciate you letting us know! We look forward to having you join us again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    There was a birthday it was loud and they should let you know they clean up the space while ur eating moving tables and chairs
    Society CafeResponded on March 12, 2024
    Hi, We are so sorry to hear that your experience was disturbed by the noise from cleaning and from the birthday. Our brunch can be on the louder side but we do try our best to mitigate noise in whatever way we have control over. It is obvious from your experience that we fell short and we deeply apologize. Thank you very much for leaving us a message and letting us know so that we can work on it and improve in the future.

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  7. Elizabeth

    West Palm Beach

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was excellent ! From the meal to the service. I was so satisfied. Will definitely be back!!!!
    Society CafeResponded on March 12, 2024
    Hi Elizabeth, We thank you for taking the time let us know about your positive experience. We are very glad to hear that our team did an excellent job and we look forward to having you join us again!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Beautiful decor, tasty food and great hospitality.
    Society CafeResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate your feedback!!

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  9. Nicole

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wait service was great, I arrived early and they had no problem sitting me down earlier rather than waiting my original time of reservation. They were quick with brining out drinks and food and overall a great experience. The noise level was a little on the higher end due to a few birthday brunch celebrations going on but of course no fault to the restaurant. 10/10 would recommend.
    Society CafeResponded on March 11, 2024
    Hi Nicole, Thank you so much for joining us for Brunch. And thank you very much for understanding about the birthday celebrations. We are very glad to hear that there were details in service that you appreciated and will share them with our team. We really appreciate the support are hope you are able to join us again!

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  10. OWL1

    Cleveland

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wine prices are 3-4 times cost of bottle but otherwise a great place to hang out with top notch service. Ambiance! Love this place.
    Society CafeResponded on March 11, 2024
    Hi Owl, Love the name! We love owls, RIP Flaco. So pleased to hear that we were able to provide 'top notch" service. We strive to create a great place to hang. Appreciate the feedback regarding our wines. We apologize that our wine mark-up was greater than expected, we really do our best to keep our pricing as low as we can in order to provide a great value for our guests. We hope that you are able to come back and visit us again!

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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 664 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 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Society Cafe

52 W 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Cross street
    13th Street near 6th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Greenwich Village
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Nicholas McCann
  • 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, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 375-1300
  • Private party facilities
    We would love to have you join us for your group gathering. We have flexible options from seated large format brunch and dinner gatherings, cocktails and passed plates, to smaller and larger private parties.Please contact us through our website https://www.societycafenyc.com/private-events/ if you are interested
  • Private party contact
    Jessica Comperiati: (212) 300-4525
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