Our Favorite Restaurant
We enjoy a fabulous lunch at City Cafe every weekend; and we would not do that if it was not the best.
3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
AN excellent evening of wine,
AN excellent evening of wine, food & drinks. First time to dine at City Cafe, looked it up on Open Table while in Dallas on business. A good friend and I met there for dinner. He's a local Dallas guy who was unaware of City Cafe. He's a "particular" diner, with some food allergies, and the kitchen was VERY accommodating to his requests.
Our food was fresh, perfectly prepared and plated. The wines by the glass were impressive and very well thought out.
A business associate of my friend was having dinner with his wife, they have been regulars at City Cafe for years. They had nothing but great things to say.
I enjoyed our evening, we never felt rushed, and had a great dinner. My buddy is happy as he has a "new" place to take his wife!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is Dallas' best kept
This is Dallas' best kept secret; and it shouldn't be a secret. Our favorite restaurant!
3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
University Park's Best
City Cafe is always outstanding - great food, great service. This time, when they didn't have an item on the menu that I had before and loved, they asked the chef, and he made one up for me.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is our favorite place....never
This is our favorite place....never a disappointment. The Crab Louis is spectacular!
3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding every time...even
Outstanding every time...even when the restaurant is packed.
4/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great as always.
Food was great as always. We were there on a Saturday night, so the service was a bit slow, but nothing to scream about.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took a small group from my work, two of whom had never been to CC before.
They loved it, especially the signature warm cabbage salad.
Service was excellent & staff very friendly and welcoming.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
You must try this place!
We enjoy brunch at City Cafe every weekend, which is a testament to this restaurant. We have never been disappointed.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful even after many years
A beautiful place with great service. The staff make sure you have the best possible experience.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there and found the description to be very accurate. Was there for a business meeting with a new acquaintance from out of town, who was impressed with my choice. Food was good but service was impeccable.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Picked based on OT reviews
and wasn't disappointed! Needed to find a restaurant for a dinner of co-workers who had arrived in Dallas for a meeting. None of us was from this area. We chose based on Open Table and Yelp reviews. This was the perfect find. Great service, very accommodating, food was delicious!
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unassuming, but Excellent
Don't let the unassuming outside of the restaurant fool you. You are in for a treat. All the dishes are excellent and the staff attentive and well versed. The bar could use a few more selections (ex no Campari) but that's minor. This is old Dallas at its finest (in every way). Don't underdress or you'll feel gaped at. Country club casual is a minimum here.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great New Menu!
City Cafe introduced a new weekend brunch menu this past weekend, and we were not disappointed. The Heirloom Tomatos with fresh Mozzarella was amazing, eggs prepared perfectly, and the best bacon in Dallas. We cannot wait to try more items over the coming weeks.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always an excellent eating
Always an excellent eating experience - sit as long as you wish and enjoy!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mid Week Dinner
The service was friendly and knowledgeable. They gave us plenty of time to visit but responded quickly when we were ready to order. Also they were willing to split the entrée and the salad. Very accommodating service. And the food was excellently prepared and served.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
ALWAYS A PLEASURE!
ALWAYS A PLEASURE!
EVERYTHING WAS AGAIN PERFECT...AS ALWAYS; AND, MOST SPECIAL IS HOW WELCOME WE ARE ALWAYS MADE TO FEEL. THANKS FOR BEING SUCH A DPECIAL PLACE WITH SO MANY SPECIAL PEOPLE!!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've never been disappointed!
I've taken clients and associates here for lunch and dinner several times, and have never been disappointed. Consistently great food and outstanding service. The restaurant is great for a business gathering, a date, or that special occasion.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch or Dinner...Great for Both!
I love City Café...it is my favorite spot in Dallas. Not pretentious, but with the right demeanor to make your dining experience delightful and relaxed. You can count on City Café to prepare a wonderful meal, hence making it a great choice as a place to bring guests!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Perfect Evening!
We have Saturday brunch at City Cafe every week, and we wanted to celebrate my Mother's birthday with a special dinner. I never thought that they could top our special Saturdays. Karim, Chef Mario, Eric (aka Prince Harry), Juanito and David made my Mother feel like a queen. We had attentive service, but were not rushed (we were there for nearly 3 hours). Rose petals on the table. Wow! The food was spectacular...the best calamari in Dallas, rack of lamb, sea scallops and duck (the most tender, flavorful duck that I have ever had). We love our City Cafe!
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Favorite Neighborhood restaurant
We love City Cafe! We go there for our special occasions AND we love to take our out of town guests! The food and service is great and the atmosphere is perfect for having a conversation you can actually hear!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Real Gem
City Cafe is special: A place you will enjoy often, as we do.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fantastic -the service wonderful! The duck was the best I have had. The wine phenomenal. What a great evening. We will be back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for bday dinner. Was a monday night. Excellent service, food and wine tremendous!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an excellent experience.
We had an excellent experience. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent as well, very attentive, but not intrusive.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday lunch with friends
What a lovely surprise to walk into the City Café and see such a beautiful, elegant restaurant. The service was top notch and the food was excellent. We look forward to going again.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for our group of 9
All of us had nothing but high praise for our experience at City Cafe. Most of us tried different dishes and raved. The chicken stuffed with goat cheese was one of the favorites and worth a trip back just for that. I had the crab cakes which were delicious. The seafood in them was obviously fresh. The deserts were exceptional....the chocolate cake, bread pudding being the favorites. I will go back many times. And it was affordable for lunch.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A night to remember
The food the wine all blended together for a memorable evening. The service was impeccable and the food was stellar. Personal preferences and special needs were honored admirably with panache.
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Top quality food and impeccable
Top quality food and impeccable service. Also quiet enough that a conversation can be carried on, without having to shout. Try the carpaccio. Wonderful soups.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
It doesn't get any better!
When you enjoy wonderful food and outstanding service, you will not want to anywhere else.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
You'll love it. Ask for a server named Aricela. Food, location, and ambience were great, but Aricela made all the difference.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
WONDERFUL, IN EVERY WAY!
We went early, and there weren't many other diners, so the wait staff could not have been more attentive. They were all so very personable! The food was outstanding. (I had the duck). There was a large table set up next to ours for a birthday party and the way it was appointed was just beautiful. They even had a delicious looking appetizer plate set up for each diner. Really lovely. I will definitely be a repeat customer!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful gem in the heart
Wonderful gem in the heart of Dallas that continues to "Wow" its guest with amazing food, spectacular service and an inviting ambience.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
To start, try the warm cabbage salad...beyond really good. The duck was perfect as well. Most importantly, the staff is more than willing to accommodating special requests. A truly enjoyable experience!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, Pleasant Atmosphere
My wife and I were looking for a different place - someplace other than our usual haunts. City Cafe is definitely for an older crowd. So we fit in. The service was crisp and friendly. The wine list is okay. Not a lot of choices but we were able to find one that we liked. Best of all, the food was delicious. I ordered the halibut. It was cooked perfectly. The fish came with a vegetable medley. Normally this is not worth mentioning but this one was terrific. The mixture of capers, celery, carrots and broccoli was a taste delight. The waiter was attentive and the maitre d' made sure we were happy. We can add City Cafe to our list.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
City Cafe Dallas
A basket of flat breads and cups of butter were brought along with our water. My partner ordered the beet salad which was supposed to come with arugula but they were out. They substituted a spring mix. I had the wedge with bleu cheese and bacon. It could have used more bleu cheese crumbles but was very good nonetheless. We both had the petit filets which were perfectly cooked and a perfect size. I can't imagine needing anything larger. The wait staff was very good and the Host Karim Alaoui came to our table to make sure everything was to our liking. With all the restaurant openings and closings it is truly wonderful that a neighborhood gem like City Café is still around and still producing great food and wonderful ambience!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A not-to-miss spot
You will find us at the City Cafe at least once a month and sometimes more often. It is always a grand experience thanks to Karim!
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We all enjoyed our dishes tremendously. The Ahi Tuna salad, baked salmon salad and the fish and chips were all delicious. The house whipped cream cake was decadent as always. The service is always excellent-the owner, waiters, manager and bus boys make us feel welcome and special. Always a delightful experience dinning here.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a wonderful experience!
New menu is outstanding. Duck breast was perfect, pork chop (butterflied, pounded and lightly breaded) was so tender and tasty, sea bass was beautiful. Service was very professional and attentive without being a pest. We love this restaurant.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Classy without snobery
Food prepared perfectly. Classical gourmet menu items along with more modern fare. Pricing reasonable considering excellent quality. Impressive service. A place to go for an unhurried evening of food with good conversation. Definitely recommend.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM