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Cafe Society

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European, Continental, Contemporary, Eclectic
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212 N Evergreen St, Memphis, TN 38112-5210 (Poplar Avenue)
901-722-2177
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Classy,Intimate,Relaxed,Diversified Menu

Where do you go for lamb shank in Memphis. Cafe Society will fill your request with standard and more diversified selections.Every dish is excellent quality including the homemade ice cream. The service is excellent but relaxed, you feel like you are among old friends. Intimate yet homey. Tables... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2014
mstrydiner
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Memphis, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
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Memphis, Tennessee
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161 reviews 161 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Where do you go for lamb shank in Memphis. Cafe Society will fill your request with standard and more diversified selections.Every dish is excellent quality including the homemade ice cream. The service is excellent but relaxed, you feel like you are among old friends. Intimate yet homey. Tables are far enough apart that you do not here other parties conversations.... More 

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Memphis
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

You never know for sure what to expect when a lot of time has passed since you last visited a restaurant. We arranged our reservation for 4 wondering if Café Society still rated a must visit. We were warmly greeted and did not have to wait long to experience a wonderful dinner. Three ordered fish and I went for the... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful evening with dear friends last night and I am always reminded when we return to Café Society that the food is delicious and the atmosphere intimate and relaxing. Dining here is an experience to savor every morsel and sip. They graciously split the salmon for me and my girlfriend and it was perfect.... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The chef apparently got an almost middle of the night notice of a shipment of Ruby Red Trout asking whether he wanted some. The Cafe Society chef, of course, requested some and it sold out tonight. It was absolutely wonderful and I have had several kinds of trout but this was really special. Everything we had was very good and... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My first time there. It is a comfortable restaurant on a quiet side street. The staff is friendly and very competent, without being intrusive. My meal was creative and delicious. I will go back.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This gem of a restaurant, mostly frequented only by midtowners is one of the best midtown has to offer. If you don't see it on the menu, just ask...if Cullen has the ingredients, he'll make it for you.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is my "go-to" place for lunch as it is convenient to downtown Memphis and Midtown Memphis,too. Their bacon wrapped shrimp in a cream horseradish sauce is to die for! Served in a generous portion with a small side salad, it is perfect for when you want more then a grilled chicken salad. They have daily pizza offerings( although none... More 

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Memphis
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179 reviews 179 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The interior is nicely done. Michelle is always excellent. The food, however, has been continuously on the decline since Michelle has left the kitchen. This is no longer a special place for us, as it once was. Unfortunately our most recent re-confirmed this. The food service was poorly timed, the steak was rare instead of medium rare and was uneatable.... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The space has been redone and looks much better. The food remains as good as always. Michelle is a charming host.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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230 reviews 230 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Food was very good. Wine menu was somewhat limited, although a few good picks moderately priced. Had a larger group and could have used a second server to speed things along.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 212 N Evergreen St, Memphis, TN 38112-5210
    (Poplar Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: 901-722-2177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 40
  • Cuisine: European, Continental, Contemporary, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?