The Classic Cafe at Roanoke
The Classic Cafe at Roanoke

The Classic Cafe at Roanoke

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://theclassiccafe.com/
  • Phone: (817) 430-8185
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Charles Youts
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Onsite banquets and offsite catering ranging from buffet lunches to plated dinners.
  • Entertainment: The Classic Cafe at Roanoke offers live music, Thursday through Saturday.
  • Special Events: Wine tastings, cooking classes, wine dinners

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Denton
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and designated lot.
A word from The Classic Cafe at Roanoke
The Classic Cafe at Roanoke serves a world-class menu in a casual, relaxed cottage setting. Fare is not limited by continent or region, and Chef Charles Youts’ weekly features are as likely to hail from the Pacific Rim as they are from his childhood home in West Texas. Chef Charles finds garden-to-table inspiration in the Chef’s Pantry garden, maintained on The Classic grounds since 2009, and his features regularly highlight the seasonal fruits and vegetables grown there. New American menu includes steaks, seafood, pasta, small plates.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
The Classic Cafe at Roanoke reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (45)fit for foodies (37)neighborhood gem (37)romantic (33)notable wine list (16)great for lunch (12)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Incredible experience
    Nana
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Each dish was absolutely wonderful, the service impeccable, the entire staff friendly. Our group of 5 each had a different entree' and each dish was terrific! We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will be going back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Our experience was very good and we'll be going back. While the menu isn't huge it provides a nice selection and the portions are not so large that you can't enjoy dessert too. :) Everything was prepared well and delicious. Our server knew the menu and was able to answer our questions. The people who ordered drinks were very happy with them. It's nice that we don't have to drive an hour or more for a nice quiet dinner. We'll soon try lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    SW1551
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Place to go when I want to treat myself or a loved one! Service and food are always EXCELLENT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    DaitcherVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Well...... I have lived pretty close to this restaurant for the last 8 years yet this was my first visit. It will definitely be my last. At the risk of sounding condescending, my wife and I felt that the glowing reviews here must have come from the Chili's and Applebees crowd. Very average experience from a place trying to pose as a fine dining establishment. We started with the stuffed mushrooms. Bland best describes them and the portion size was plain silly, 2 medium to small size caps. My wife had the filet and I had the mixed grill which included duck, sausage and a beef of sorts. Mine was not good at all. Service was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quaint setting for any occasion
    Pacman21
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I've been to the Classic Cafe several times in the past, but it has been quite a few years since my last visit. This is not because of the experience, perhaps more due to many choices and distance from home. Classic Cafe never disappoints with the quality of the food. Enjoyed the dinner and the intimacy of a home-like setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Anniversary Dinner
    TexasToni
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Excellent service! Our waitress was very attentive. Our food was just so so. In the past we have always been very impressed with the food. This visit we were disappointed with our entrees. I had the Jagerschnitzel and Lynn had the Gulf Blue Crabcakes that tasted fishy. Loved our special desert presentation with chocolate hearts drawn on our plate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience
    SongBird
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We live in Trophy Club and the Classic Cafe is in Roanoke very close to us. We went to lunch to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The staff was friendly and helpful and professional. The food was wonderful and beautifully presented. The fresh vegetables were beautifully done. The fish was fresh and cooked to perfection. The cheeseburgers were large and tasty with a huge serving of fries. A great place for a special lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinner with special friends
    happy2Bpampered
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We wanted to treat special friends of ours so called ahead to make reservations and to ask for a particularly quiet and secluded table. They gave us the perfect table and the service couldn't have been better! The food was, as always, delicious. There is nothing we would have changed about that evening! It was all we hoped it would be!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really great this time
    JDGood
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We have dined here before and have enjoyed the classic salad (as we did again this time.) However, we were both really pleased with our entrees (Jager schnitzel and pork osso buco) and the Happy Anniversary written in chocolate below our delicious peach and pecan bread pudding with a caramel rum sauce - delicious. We enjoyed visiting with diners at the next table - with whom we discovered we had a lot in common.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • our place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    when we want to spend some special time together Classic Café is where we go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • caren
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A very special place for very special times as well as wanting a GREAT meal. Service and ambiance is excellent. We also love the fact that you do not have the horrible noise level and can actually carry on a conversation with those that are joining you for a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Dining
    cheri13
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The Classic Café rates excellent in food, service and ambiance. I had noticed the restaurant had been remodeled since the last time dining there. If you've never been, you won't be disappointed. It was a great dining experience for all in my party.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic is a Classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant located in the historical area of Roanoke. The food is prepared with creative ingredients and of course the best part of it is they grow a lot of their own produce, source things locally and the eggs for the crème brulee are even local. This will become a regular for me and my co-workers. The owners are on the scene and hands on and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Classic Cafe is always consistent in food and service. The only item that disappointed was the Capressa Salad, too small with tiny mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes, this is not a good rendition, nor was it worth the price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Business Lunch
    bforsytheVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I hosted a business lunch for 3 at Classic Cafe. Great food, attentive service, nice ambience. Will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Lunch
    Denny
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The Classic Café is distant from our home but it worked out well to stop for lunch on a trip to Oklahoma. We had been there once prior but did not recall a lot about it. Also had an old gift certificate to use. We opted for the fixed price lunch - choice of 2 or 3 items from soup, salad, entrée or dessert. Very reasonable at $20 or $24. All the food was terrific. Soup was a pumpkin chipotle and delicious. I opted for blu crabcake which had a delicious smoked tarter sauce for it. Wife had Tilapia, all delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Organic Greens, Local Grown Eats
    RoadWarriorVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Quaint location with outdoor dining and monthly culinary lessons, this restaurant is a gem. Inside, the ambiance is classy and comfortable. Our server, Chris, was knowledgeable about the menu and went above and beyond to be accommodating. I was meeting a cousin who I had not seen for 40 years, so we were not in a hurry to eat or run. The restaurant staff assured us that we could relax and enjoy our visit. The server brought us a gift from the chef to start off our experience. These tasty morsels assured us we chose the right place to meet. I love to have wine with my meal, yet, rarely drink an entire glass. Classic cafe offers 3 oz servings, just enough, if that's all we wanted. It was perfect. Our meal and service were wonderful,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    Foodnfamily
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Took husbands mom for her birthday. We had 5 in our group; two were children. The food was good and the staff was fantastic. Chef came out to the table and chatted a few minutes; very polite and passionate about his food. Fresh garden in the back is a nice perk for the menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Classic Cafe
    foodlover
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our first time to dine at Classic Cafe, but it won't be our last! The food was awesome! The food came out in a timely manner after ordering. There were six of us and we all loved our dishes. Our waitress (unfortunately I don't remember her name) was wonderful. She was knowledgable about the menu and took very good care of us. She made sure our glasses did not go empty, but she did it without being intrusive. I would highly recommend you dine here. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Osso Bucco
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    What a great meal. Few do this extraordinary dish well, and it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic Cafe=First Class
    fmoldie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This has been one of our favorite restaurants for years. Food and service are always top notch. The oweners, Chris and Curtis are always quite welcoming and eager to please. Highly recommend this establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Find
    whatdoyouwant
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    What a gem! Exquisite food, great ambiance, someone who knows the wine list and can discuss the wines. Attentive service and tablecloths. A place you can go for a business dinner or a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Awesome!
    Jeridette
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is 3rd time to Classic Cafe and it is always 100% perfect! From hostess, service, to food! Pan-seared Tilapia was simply amazon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect choice
    Menusnob
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Last minute lunch with out-of-town friends. Impressive & delicious menu items. Attentive service. Great for visiting without yelling across the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic Indeed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Curtis & Chris have run a fine restaurant for how many years, 20? DFW overflows with many fine chain-genre restaurants where one can get a 4-5 star experience-to be sure. But the Classic has been and continues to be a chain alternative that does not require an immersion in the downtown scenes. They feature upscale dishes, expertly prepared as in a good 4-5 star experience, but do so in an intimate setting, a little quieter than normal, and still a very good value. I'm embarrassed that as my wife and I ponder "where shall we go for this special evening," that I forget the Classic. Saturday night we went again for a pleasant and meaningful anniversary meal, and the Classic did not disappoint. Oh...that's why it's a Classic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was fantastic and the service was great. It was our first time to visit the restaurant and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique flavor combinations
    Outoftowner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Dining at The Classic is always fun as the seasonal fresh flavor combinations are always interesting and enjoyable. The sauce for the crab cakes was excellent, as were the crab cakes themselves. And the bakes brie appetizer was wonderful, and perfect to split for two diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Including gratuity we dropped $140.00 at this place. It was our 17th wedding anniversary. Our beef tenderloin was nothing special. It was just a piece of meat. The Creme Bruele was bland. We will not return. Instead we will go to Ruth Chris or Eddie V 's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 583 reviews are from the The Classic Cafe at Roanoke reviews archive.
  • Always outstanding
    CCfan
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Every aspect of The Classic Cafe is outstanding: the food, the environment, and the service. I love being surrounded by beautiful paintings inside and lovely gardens outside. Curtis Wells is the perfect host, warmly greeting guests and ensuring a wonderful dining experience from beginning to end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Experience at The Classic
    rcalentine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We could have gotten a tough steak, bland crab (with shell pieces) and a watered-down drink at dozens of places at half the price, the service was okay at best, and the restaurant was so noisy we could not even have a conversation. We were not greeted with a warm reception. We sat a small 2 top table (I am not a small person). The server was not very friendly and seemed distracted. We ordered steaks medium well and my wife order sautéed crab on top. The stakes were tough to cut and both of our steaks were well done (no pink in the middle at all). My wife found a couple of small pieces of crab shells. We got our check and were both very disappointed at the amount compared to the food quality and service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • missing something
    Southerndiners
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I took my wife here after hearing about it. The place itself is fantastic. Feels exactly how they describe it "neighborhood gem". The service and ambiance were great. The food felt missing. We kept getting these dishes that over promised or under delivered. We liked elements of dishes but weren't satisfied with the complete products. This is a place we'd love to give a second chance , especially since we felt so welcome , we just wish we didn't have to spend so much to do it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden treasure in downtown Roanoke
    texmexgirl
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Just moved here from Minnesota and was pleasantly surprised that this restaurant is close to my new home. While Texas does not lack for chain restaurants, it is wonderful to find a unique restaurant that offers delectable food tucked away in a unassuming blue house. Service was outstanding, the waiter did NOT hover and was more than accommodating. I will definitely be going back and this time I will save room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small gem!
    lynneCtoo
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our beautiful lunch served by the friendly, attentive but not intrusive, informative wait staff was wonderful! Tomato bisque and butternut squash soups, classic green salad with green apples, bleu cheese crumbles and pecans, cornmeal-breaded okra from the garden out back, and fabulous warm chocolate pecan torte with blackberry sorbet made a midweek meal more than memorable. And I appreciated owner Curtis Wells stopping by to check out our welfare. Elegant room, luscious food, friendly people, loved it all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Classic
    lamsam1
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food is outstanding-a little pricey but great special occasion place. Staff is friendly and attentive. They also generously send out 25.00 coupons from time to time when you sign up to be on their email list. Nestled in a nice area of historic district in Roanoke which is charming in itself. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints!
    Luv2dineout
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I live in the N.Ft Worth/ Alliance area and it's hard to find a restaurant that beats Classic Cafe's delicious food, ambience, and wait staff! Thank goodness Roanoke is a short 15 min drive for us. An added plus is that they have live music (guy playing acoustic guitar) Thurs-Fri). It is a tad bit expensive but well worth it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food, wine & music
    Wendybirdr
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    As always, we really enjoyed everything about The Classic Cafe. We love Francis (whom we nicknamed St. Francis of the Vine). The food is phenomenal, as always. The only problem is that this time there was a party behind us. We always sit in the bar on Saturday night to hear the wonderful music. It was a little hard to hear and enjoy the music with the noise from the party going on behind us. Possibly parties should be put in the room where there's not music?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Choice
    gunner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Have not been to the Classic Café/ The Classic at Roanoke for over a year, the food is still something to look forward to and the service is SUPER. They have trimmed down the portion size for the same price, I am sure that today’s food cost has a lot to do with is step. The Classic is one of the best if not the best places to eat north of Fort Worth. I’m also glad to see the Francis “THE ROCK” is still there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellence - as always...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    When you begin to take excellence for granted as a customer, you know you have found an amazing establishment. For us, the Classic is just that - the best of the best. We come in expecting the best dining experience in DFW, and always leave amazed that, somehow, our expectations were exceeded. This time, two Chef Charles Youts specials, a great wine recommendation from Curtis and superior service carried the day. Always someting new, always something fresh, and always the best people in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding service
    exceptionalfind
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We had our date night for our anniversary there. We are always looking for new places to try for special occasions and The Classic Café was the perfect place for our special occasion. The service was outstanding along with the wonderful meal prepared for us
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Treat
    Cash
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Third time we've been to Classic Cafe, always a special place to dine for a special occasion. Service was fine, starting from being met by one of the owners and shown to our table, then with a very attentive wait staff. Warmed Brie appetizer with cranberries and onions was delightful. Soup of the day, Garden Gazpacho, was nicely chilled and tart (as I like it). My wife's Tomato Basil was nice. Entrees (Crab cakes for her, Quail for me) were well portioned, with sides of pickled red cabbage (both), polenta (her), mashed potatoes (me). She could only finish 1/2 of the 3 crab cakes; I easily finished the 2 quail. Her Brut Champagne was reasonable, my iced tea always refilled. Overall, certainly would return again for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.