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243 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222 (Midtown)
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Ranked #169 of 1,280 Restaurants in Memphis
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Neighborhood: Midtown
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Memphis, Tennessee
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Cafe 1912 is not the newest or the trendiest, but it is undoubtedly one of the most dependably outstanding restaurants in Memphis. Excellent food, wonderful service, authentic bistro ambience. My husband and I venture out and try the new places occasionally, but we always come back to 1912 when we want a good meal. Start with their caesar salad with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our first time at Café 1912. We had a special pasta and a fish dish with lentils along with Profiteroles with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce for dessert . The food was delicious. The wait staff was attentive and accommodating. Nice cozy atmosphere without being too formal. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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carrollton TX, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We order the soup, which was their special for the evening; Sausage and chicken gumbo. All 3 of us had it and none of us found any sausage or chicken in our dish. In fact, the gumbo was devoid of it's key ingredients and very bland.........I informed the waiter of our observations and he said something to the effect of,... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I go to 1912 maybe 4 times a year and sometimes the food Is average and sometimes excellent. This past Wednesday my entire party was raving at how good the food was I was pleasantly surprised.

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Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Worst restaurant I ever ate in. We should have walked out when we were served warm bread dough and not bread. When we told our server, all she she was I know the bread is not good, something happended to the bread today. WHAT? Someone is going to get very sick on raw bread dough. How about no garlic and... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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143 reviews 143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Plenty of variety and diversity. Recommend the chicken with pomme frites, mussel appetizer and the burger. Consistently, good meals at Cafe 1912.

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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Went there for diner on a friend recommendation's. The homemade pate was real good, meaty and flavorful. Had a great dish of fish to follow. All was fresh, well cooked and the service attentive whilst not over done. Will be going back. Dessert were tempting and I will try on my next visit.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The salmon dish during dinner and the egg benedict during brunch are by far the best in the city. Wonderful atmosphere and great service.

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28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Have been here quite a few times now and every experience gets better. Most have been two to four people and once with a supper club of 12. Great service every time. Inexpensive bottles of wine are a hit. I must admit I am a French Bistro fan. Mussels in white wine are excellent, arugula salad is my favorite anywhere.... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Eat here based on recommendations, but it was not as good as told. French onion soup was good, but the duck was over cooked and the sauce was a balsamic sauce instead of the orange sauce on the menu. Veal piccata was tough and average. Carrot and ginger soup was good. Overall, it could have been better.

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Additional Information about Cafe 1912

Address: 243 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222
Phone Number: 901-722-2700
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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