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Cafe 1912

243 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222 (Midtown)
901-722-2700
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Ranked #130 of 1,263 restaurants in Memphis
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Midtown
Most recent review
- Jul 18, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Midtown
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Memphis, TN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have NEVER been disappointed with a meal here....the mussels are outstanding...the burger with the truffle oil pomme frites rocks.......reasonable prices...great bistro feel

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Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We went for Sunday Brunch before heading to the Orpheum Theater and we were not disappoint in the menu choices. My husband ordered the grilled ham and cheese sandwich which he said was the best he has ever had. This was not the usual ham & cheese. I had the hamburger which was wonderful and the crispy shoestring potatoes added... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I'm originally from the MS Gulf Coast but in my 4th year as a Memphian. I can be quite a snob about seafood given where I grew up. Cafe 1912 definitely knows what they're doing...with everything, not just seafood. The mussels are one of the best things on the menu. The pan-seared grouper with the risotto is absolutely fantastic -... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you're looking for simple, well prepared French influenced bistro food in Memphis - Cafe 1912 is your best bet. Prices are reasonable. The wine list is VERY reasonable and staff and service are exceptional. I eat there at least twice a month and recommend it to anyone who asks.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Cafe 1912 is a casual midtown Memphis bistro with an open kitchen featuring a French inspired menu. The tables are a little close, but the food is good and the prices are reasonable.

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TN
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

It'd been quite a few years since I'd been to Café 1912 but it was always a favorite back then. I went recently to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday - he had never been to Café 1912. Well, by the way he 'drank up' the broth from the mussel appetizer we ordered, I knew he liked it...ALOT! Everything is wonderful at... More

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Cafe 1912 (known to Midtowners as simply '1912') is a wonderful neighborhood haunt. It is not intended to be fine dining, although typically the specials are close. You DO NOT want to be seated in the large room (by the front door) as the noise and odors from the kitchen will drown out your meal. Instead, as for a table... More

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Just Outside Nashvegas, TN
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114 reviews 114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Our party of 4 were seated right away. From the moment of walking into the door, we received fantastic service. I had the burger, which I am a connoisseur of, and it was fantastic. The garlic aioli was divine on it. My hubby had the Tuna special and it was gone before I could ask him if it was good.... More

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