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City Cafe

4.7
449 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top Tags:
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
On the northwestern edge of University Park sits an exceptional white-tablecloth "Neighborhood Gem". The menu changes seasonally, but retains the relaxed New American Cuisine character that has been the restaurant’s trademark since 1985. Impressing even distinguished American chef Julia Child, for over three decades City Café has been widely recognized in Texas Monthly, Food & Wine Magazine, Zagat, Wine Spectator, D Magazine, and was also recipient of AAA’s “Diamond Award”.
Drop by and try our newly revised Weekend Brunch.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Fish, Café
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Hours of operation
CITY CAFE - LUNCH: MONDAY-FRIDAY 11:30-2:00pm
CITY CAFE - DINNER: MONDAY-SATURDAY at 5:30-9:00
CITY CAFE - BRUNCH: SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11:00-2:00
CITY CAFE - CLOSED Sunday Dinner
CITY CAFE TO GO BISTRO - MONDAY-FRIDAY 10:30 - 8:00pm
CITY CAFE TO GO BISTRO - SATURDAY 10:30 - 3:00pm
CITY CAFE TO GO BISTRO - SUNDAY 10:30 - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(214) 351-2233
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lovers Lane and the Tollway
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Parking details
Complementary Valet Service every day
Complementary Underground Parking Garage Available with elevator access
Free Garage Self Park
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Special events & promotions
Corporate events, Bridal showers, weddings, anniversary parties, birthday parties,
and special occasions. Private events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 449 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Quiet
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GlennC (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

As always, Karim is the ultimate host, and the staff are awesome. LOVE the City Cafe Fried Chicken! Our favorite restaurant for ANY occasion - AND they serve a wonderful High Tea too!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

City Cafe is consistently good. You will never be disappointed. The special entries are often fabulous. Karim the host/owner is always delightful. Ask him for wine recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We went for brunch and the food was wonderful. Our server was excellent!

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Matt (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

I took my date to City Cafe for a belated Valentine's dinner. It was a great time with personal service from our host Karim, our waiter, and staff which made the night special. Be sure to consider any specials available, as we had the Dover sole which was really special. The tortellini escargot was better than what I imagined it would be when we ordered it. The beet salad was great. I ordered a great martini (gin, extra dry, two olives) which was filled all the way to the brim. (Most of the volume is in the top of the glass!) I highly recommend the key lime pie, it was really fantastic!

This restaurant lives up to it's name and captures the spirit of a classy restaurant in downtown NYC, something that made my date very happy to reminisce on.

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JohnP (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

My second trip to City Cafe, the first was with a big group from Baylor. It was great from the greeting at the door to getting my car. Will definitely return. FYI: it was one of the best steaks I've had in Dallas.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Awesome Valentine’s Day spot!!!

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vipfreddiefrog (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The food was excellent as always; and, Rodrigo did an outstanding job of taking very good care of us--making us once again feel quite special!!!

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JaneMike (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed this spot. Delightful and attentive staff! Clean, bright, beautiful flowers, wonderful food!

The only thing that felt a bit off was that we were enjoying Sinatra, Doris Day, Louis Armstrong when it suddenly switched (mid song) to cheesy 70s music (Andy Gibbs) and then all of sudden we were listening to Stairway to Heaven. We like all that music, but thought the older classics were a better fit with the environment. And, we wish the menu had a few more selections.

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vipRobertR (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Best place in DFW for business lunch

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vipJRG1 (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Lunch was absolutely wonderful in all respects! Look forward to returning soon.

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MargaretO (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Warm quiet ambiance with knowledgeable attentive service. At our table the lamb chops, salmon, and pepper steak entree were all enjoyed. Would recommend asking for a lighter dose of dressing on salad or dressing on the side.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious food in a wonderful warm and quiet setting. You can hear the other people in your party talk. Loved the argentini drink!

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FLarry (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

I have been to City Café many times for lunch. 99% of the time it's a really really good experience--- environment, service, and food. On this particular occasion--- for whatever reason the gas grill was being inspected so 50-60% of the menu was unavailable. Needless to say this was very embarrassing because this was a client lunch and the client was irritated. Additionally, the server seemed less than knowledgeable about the limited menu that remained. Based on my experience this was not the normal experience for City Café --but disappointing none the less.

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vipBobE (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Food is always excellent and not over-priced! Rare in Dallas. Service is always first class, and Karim, the maitre'd is exceptionally talented and attentive!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful lunch, great food and great service.
We always enjoy the quite atmosphere at City Cafe.

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