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About City Cafe
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.
Dallas, TX 75209
American, Fish, Café
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
Lovers Lane and the Tollway
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complementary Valet Service every day
Complementary Underground Parking Garage Available with elevator access
Free Garage Self Park
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Corporate events, Bridal showers, weddings, anniversary parties, birthday parties,
and special occasions. Private events.
City Cafe Ratings and Reviews
City Cafe is a neighborhood gem that endures. Karim is the consummate host. His waitstaff is attentive and so very pleasant. Our favorite dish is the Dover sole, deboned tableside. This is not the latest fad restaurant but delicious dining experience where you can actually converse with your companions.
Absolutely delicious food! Had the roasted beet salad to start, with the crispy shrimp with fried rice for the entree, then key lime pie for dessert. Worth every single calorie! That key lime pie in particular was amazing - flavorful and creamy, but somehow tasted light. SO good!
We had another lovely evening at City Cafe. The atmosphere is wonderful. We feel like we are eating in our own home. The wait staff is very friendly and efficient, and very unobtrusive. We never feel rushed. The food was delicious. We all started with the Heirloom tomato salad, which is delicious. Three of us had the Dover Sole special, and my husband had the lamb shank. We all enjoyed our entrees. We split the creme brulee and the bread pudding for dessert, and both were excellent. Wonderful!
We had dinner here with friends on a Friday night and it was wonderful. Very attentive service, and it was quiet enough to easily carry on a conversation! We started with the heirloom tomato salad and the best salad, both were excellent. Three of us had the sea bass special which was delicious. My husband had the pork chop that was very good. We will definitely be back!
City Cafe is generally wonderful. But the service has become less than acceptable. I've had the same waiter the last two times I have been there. He is slow, gets things wrong, does not know answers, and we had to flag him down for anything we needed. I will not return unless I can have a different server.
Karim, the General Manager and host, sets the stage and tone with his warm, charming greeting. His people follow his lead and there is no better food or service in town. This is an upscale but friendly restaurant with a great menu and terrific ambiance. The wine list is great and the cocktails are a generous pour!
This is our go-to stop whenever we head downtown to the symphony. It's a great pre-theater meal. Quiet, fast, not cheap but not over the top expensive, with servers that show a genuine interest in your meal. Food was great. We had the heirloom tomato salad that was wonderful. The halibut special was equally good. A very nice way to head off to an evening of music or theater!
Wonderful evening celebrating a birthday in an environment where you could hear yourself talk. Unobtrusive, nostalgic background music made for an intimate dining experience that was unhurried and thoroughly enjoyable!! Service was spot-on, and never absent. This venue has a well supported reputation for fine dining, and is well worth the effort to go there. Make sure you have a reservation, even on off nights.
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