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The Classic Cafe
The Classic Cafe

The Classic Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • 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: American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Charles Youts
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Offsite catering ranging from buffet lunches to plated dinners.
  • Entertainment: The Classic Cafe at Roanoke offers live music, Thursday through Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Denton
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and designated lot.
A word from The Classic Cafe
"Have your taste buds indulged in one of Charles Youts creations... first class service and well appointed wine list... the making of a memorable meal at a restaurant that is a true classic" Kim Harwell, The Dallas Morning News. The Classic Cafe of Roanoke is committed to providing our guests an outstanding dining experience. Whether it is steak, seafood, side dishes or house made desserts, we promise to exceed your expectations.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    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"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I have lived in Fort Worth for over 15 years and had never heard of the Classic Cafe until it was featured in FW Mag. It was such a pleasant surprise to find such a charming and unique dinner spot. Everything was absolutely amazing and the fact that the buy local and grow most if not all of their herbs in a garden that you can actually take a tour of, was just icing on the cake. The service was great. The chef even came out to greet us when he heard we had never been there. We also got a tour of the garden from the gardener. They also give cooking classes and I think we'll try it soon. Don't miss out, give it a try!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "What a combination! Fresh vegetables grown by the restaurant, plus the creativity of a fabulous chef. Our server was a newbie, and continued to recommend foods that contained wheat after we explained we wouldn't be eating wheat/gluten. My first glass of wine was a Sauvignon Blanc with vinegar notes, so our server was very kind to replace that glass with a pour from a just-opened bottle. The salmon was perfectly cooked, with rooibos tea leaves & grilled peaches on top. It was incredible, and crave-able. After his pork entree, my husband had a memorable black raspberry truffle ice cream, made by The Classic Cafe of course. It's always a delight here."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I love this place always something new on the menu and great service. you can never go wrong here"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great as usual. The food was perfect & the service was very good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The Classic Café consistently serves up exquisite food. The service staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. Perhaps most unique of all is the warm atmosphere that feels more like a quaint and comfortable home than a restaurant. The Classic Café is a gem!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been frequenting Classic Cafe for almost 15 years. They never fail to provide a fabulous dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The Classic Cafe served excellent food with special attention to presentation. The service was excellent with just the right amount of attention to our needs. The wine list offered enough choices to match with any order. The dessert was super especially if you like chocolate."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Another great experience. Food was great, service was outstanding."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere! They also had a very skilled guitarist/vocalist singing when we went which made the whole experience even better. "
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Have eaten at Classic Café many times and usually have the outstanding beef or pork selections. Last night The fish special was a pan seared stuffed rainbow trout. All 3 of our diners had that entrée and all 3 of us were so impressed with the incredible dish. A fabulous balance of richness & flavor . Would love to see that dish added to the regular menu... Cheers to Chef Charles Youts ! Have never had a bad meal there in over 10 years. Classic Café is our "go-to" for fabulous food."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The food and service were great, and it was blessedly quiet. The wine list however was only average, and not commensurate with the food."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "1st time dine, went here for early Mother's Day. Greeted and seated right away. Nice décor without being overdone. Wine list extensive without being stupid expensive. Mild spins on classic dishes, just enough to make it interesting without overpowering the entrée. Veggies and spices form their gardens right outside. Steak, lamb, and fish cooked to perfection. Dessert yummy without being over-portioned. Staff working the tables as a team, so we were done in 2 hrs. Excellent choice for a "special" occasion or just to treat yourself to non-chain food."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Mom wanted to go here for Mother's Day (and so did we). We went on Thursday to miss the crowds on Sunday. 3 of us had the 4 course option, for me it was roasted garlic and goat cheese followed by classic green salad, pork tenderloin and the apple jalapeño cobbler. Other's went with the ribeye and one had the fish special. The food was wonderful, the service was great. If you don't live close by the Classic is a great little adventure to Roanoke to find a warm, friendly yet sophisticated place to have a great meal accompanied by a good bottle of wine! "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Great, as usual. Chef Charles keeps getting better & Francis's wine pick was right on."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "All we can say a holiday everything was just that>>>>Perfect>>>>owner is involved & great!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great hole in the wall restaurant and great food. Appetizer and desserts were amazing as well. I recommend sitting in the bar area where there is an acoustic guitar musician playing, but not too loud like most places."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The Classic Cafe is a gem. It has a quaint, romantic feel. On weekends, a classical guitarist adds to the ambience. The menu is diverse & daring w/a nice selection of moderately priced wines plus a full bar. The service was impeccable. The rack of lamb was tender, w/a wonderful flavor & plentiful in portion, served w/ cooked red cabbage & polenta, complementing this dish nicely. The roasted garlic w/goat cheese appetizer was scrumptious & fresh green salad w/ raspberry vinaigrette lovely. The soy-marinated salmon lacked flavor, but otherwise was cooked very nicely. The mixed bread basket w/ seasoned olive oil dip was perfect & chocolate cake to share was rich and just enough to top off a great dinner."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "After 22 years, we continue to make the Classic Café our favorite anniversary spot when we are in town. We discovered them right after they moved to Roanoke and they impress year after year."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "in an old house or houses in Roanoke. This place is outstanding and deserves the support of the people in the area. It is a gem."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Highly recommend the Smoked Salmon appetizer. The cream of tomato basil soup was superb and the mixed grill was excellent."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Just a wonderful place with Major league league Food! Great service friendly staff. Will go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to the Classic Cafe several times. It's always great. Our last visit was prompted by an eMail stating their "Special of the Week" was Beef Wellington, a favorite ours. We arrived eariler than our reservation, but Francis (Manager Extraordinaire) was able to seat us early. Within a minute, we were greeted, had drinks, fresh bread, and complimentary appetizers from the kitchen. When we ordered, we were told Beef Wellington takes a bit longer to make (which is a nice to know in advance so you don't feel forgotten), but they are always attentive. As far as the Beef Wellington . . . INCREDIBLE! You could cut the tenderloin with a fork and the mushroom duxxle and bread crust left me longing for more. Wow! Awesome!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Classic Cafe was once awesome, but they've made changes to the menu that are not for the better. My husbands steak was very good, although not cooked as he had ordered, served quite rare when he had ordered it medium. I had the pork tenderloin, which was a favorite of mine one past. They have changed from a traditional and very good mushroom sauce to a mole that was ill prepared and not at all an improvement. Without the sauce the pork was very dry and over cooked. I also had a roasted garlic and goat cheese appetizer. I love goat cheese but was very disappointed in the dish, as it was very plain. I was bored by the meal over all. But we go out serval times a week and my expectations are high. Over all a little over rated."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Although the food at The Classic is outstanding, what makes the Classic nice is that you can actually have a conversation without struggling to hear the people at your table. Also, the Classic has a fantastic grilled vegetable plate that now makes The Classic an option for business meetings when you need to accommodate vegetarians."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Both the service and food were top notch. Some may consider the menu pricey, but the quality of the ingredients, preparation, presentation coupled with the service make this an experience worth the price. It was also refreshing that I didn't have to talk loudly to be heard."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Service was outstanding, food superb. It was our 20th anniversary and we were made to feel as special as the event. Would have loved some low volume background music. I love the atmosphere but the tables spaced so closely together you feel you are sharing your conversation with the tables adjacent to yours. But wonderful despite that."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Quaint bistro in Roanoke just off Hwy 114. Continental fare with garden items from the chef's garden on-site. Fresh and flavorful."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We have been going to Classic Cafe in Roanoke since moving to Texas 20 years ago and each time is better than the last! Consistently fantastic food and service. The wedge salad and tomato basil soup are a must before choosing one of their outstanding entrees. I typically sample one of their specials, as I did last night... Filet Medallions with Creole sauce, topped with Gorgonzola! My wife had the same, paired with a cold water lobster tail. Superb! You can't go wrong here, and you'll love the ambiance. Quiet, discreet and very inviting!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The Classic Cafe never disappoints, no matter the occasion. It is a family-owned gem of a restaurant with outstanding food from a good steak to a sophisticated gourmet meal."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We were surprised at how expensive the dishes were for how little food you actually received. Wife had the house salad - which was just lettuce on a plate, nothing else - and it was $6.50. Shocking. The entrees were very good, but pricey - we chose some of the least expensive entrees and they were still mid $20's. Desserts average $7. Throw in a $5 iced tea and we walked away spending $80 for the two of us. Ouch. The food was very good, it's just the apparent value isn't there. If you're looking for an upscale place to dine in Roanoke, and are OK with the high prices, then this is a good place to go."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We've been to The Classic Cafe numerous times for the food and plan to go back many more times to come, however, on our most recent visit, we noticed that the noise level was quite loud! Perhaps it was the fact that the restaurant was full, but we don't ever remember the noise level being so extreme. Also, we sat in the every back corner of the restaurant (table 13), and thought that maybe the sound was just amplified back in that nook. The bar area was perfect and noise was fine. The musician was fabulous. Despite the noise level at our table, we will be back many more times to come."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was a nice evening, we've been here more then just a few times. As usual, the food was good, wonderful flavors and pairings. The only misfire was that the steak was cooked a little too much, but it was still a good cut of meat that was flavored just right. The only other nit as always, (and I don't know how to fix it), it was a little bit noisy, not as bad as many other places these days, but still a tad loud."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We have dined at this restaurant before for Valentines, we LOVE it!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was mimialistic, serice was average. I felt the restaurant was not prepared as there was a long time between courses. Do not accept a seat in the bAr/ waiting room as the noise makes the simple act of conversation impossible. Plan on spending $100 per person."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had a very pleasant meal at Classic. The food was excellent (superb beef), the wine was good and the service thoughtful. Will we be back?? Absolutely."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Omg I've never been anywhere this nice. And I didn't have to wait for my food at all !!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Who would of thought to find a wizard of a chef in the small town of Roanoke but there it was. The food was well crafted with an artistic blend of flavors. Everything tasted incredibly fresh with some ingredients from their own garden. Good size portions and on time service. The decor is more small town yet with good art on the walls. They did a lot with what the have."
    Dined on 2/13/2014