Café 43

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1071 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Café 43, located at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, is a contemporary American restaurant which features a locally sourced, organic, seasonal and sustainable menu for weekday lunch and weekend brunch. It is one of the most preferred venues in the city for private events in the evening for groups of up to 150 because of its stunning design, flexibility, private entrance and breezy terrace. Admission to the Center is not required as Café 43 has its own entrance.
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Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and the food was wonderful! Nice and quiet dining as well!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been there multiple times. Always a fun experience and great food

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TL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, food, and service! If you ever looking for someplace unique for brunch or lunch definitely try Cafe 43.

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LL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Forgot birthday dessert, but person at desk gave us some cookies. Nice save.

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TL
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful venue...good food, lovely service, and you can carry on a conversation due to the lack of noise. I always recommend Cafe 43 to folks visiting the Bush Library.

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SC
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The table reserved at Open Table was waiting for us upon arrival. Our server, Bernard, is a true professional. He reviewed the menu options thoroughly, and helped us to make excellent choices. We will definitely return to Cafe 43.

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PA
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Menu choices were really nice and food was exceptionally good. Service was outstanding but the din/noise was very loud. Would definitely dine there again if visiting again.

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BA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the atmosphere and small size of Cafe 43. Fernando is an excellent waiter.

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NS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is very helpful and friendly. Fried avocado to start was delicious. People at our table enjoyed soup, salads and the tomato, avocado and mozzarella sandwiches. Desserts particularly yummy. Highly recommend.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

There are a lot of nuts and seafood used in their meal selections. I am allergic to both so the options were limited. The service was amazing, the best we’ve had in a long time.

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Dallas
78 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a guest in from out of town and thought we would have lunch at Café 43 and then go visit the library. Lunch was fabulous!! We both had the spaghetti squash and enjoyed it immensely! Wait staff was also excellent! Highly recommend Café 43. I will be back!

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AF
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite, sedate setting. Food and service was fantastic.

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JB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I thought the food was excellent. Very flavorful and beautifully plated. It was a beautiful day and we sat outside for our meal and it was very peaceful. We would definitely recommend Cafe 43 to any visitor of the George W. Bush Library. The library is a must see as well.

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KT
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for lunch. Nice menu, delicious food. Server was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Really enjoyable lunch prior to visiting the Bush Library.

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DJ
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a repeat customer but impressed and delighted on every visit. Perfect service and food outstanding.

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M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ate early on Saturday of St. Patty weekend so not many people. Wonderful everything and Mrs Busch sandwhich is perfect!

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PC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful and memorable experience to finish off our trip to Dallas. The food was delicious (we had the banana bread french toast from the weekend brunch menu). We were surprised by the very generous portion and could easily have shared.

The atmosphere was fresh and clean, and the hospitality was so gracious. We would highly recommend including a meal at Cafe 43 as part of your visit to the GW Bush Presidential Center!

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M
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible...open, airy atmosphere...service impeccable! The whole dining experience was way beyond our expectations. Thank you Bush family and service providers!

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were fantastic!

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LS
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were delayed and had to be late for our reservation. The staff was so helpful in making sure we still had a table. The food was good and service very nice.

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N
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant spot for lunch and food and service were very good. Would be nice though if they would validate that $6.50 parking charge!

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CH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and service...ordered something not exactly on menu and they performed well.

Easy to recommend.

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CL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, creative combinations and beautifully presented. The service was extraordinary. My only problem was how close our table was to diners on both sides.

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KF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love Cafe 43. The food is always fresh and delicious and the service was wonderful. I highly recommend it.

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JG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit noisy but perhaps one should expect such from people enjoying their time. Overall exactly as advertised. Excellent Texas hospitality. Genuine. Not drippy. True courtesy. Food appropriate to price prepared picture perfect. Obvious skill. Clean. Good views. Much of the art was good. All good for conversation. Wonderful guest set. You just had to wonder what each does in life and the reason for their presence. Each aspect noted was an adventure. Do enjoy. Do get some cookies on your way out!!!!

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CW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was unique. The food presentation was lovely. The service was kind and lovely and friendly.

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J
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, fabulous service and lovely setting!!!

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S
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe 43 is located in the George W. Bush Presidential Library. They are open to the public for lunch during the week and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The food is spectacular! I went for Sunday brunch and ordered the avocado toast with scrambled eggs and sauteed spinach. Salad was served with it and everything was delicious. Be sure to order the banana pecan ice cream for dessert! I would like to go back on a warm spring day for lunch and sit on the patio. The atmosphere was soothing with soft music in the background. The service was impeccable. I highly recommend Cafe 43!

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Food and Service.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Delicious menu.

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m
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe 43 staff was wonderful, ambiance was exquisite, food presentation superb, and was delicious. Restaurant was meticulously clean.

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T
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Some of the crackers served with the bread basket were very stale. The waiter was not very attentive and never said thank you. The soups are outstanding; the sandwiches are generally very good.

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LC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and creative menu with wonderful ambiance. Great place for drop in lunches and good visiting!

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We were very much looking forward to our lunch at Cafe 43.
Positives- Ambiance was amazing. Felt fine dining without being stuffy. Food was amazing. Service was efficient. Food presentation and taste was perfection. I had the brisket grilled cheese with fruit and my boyfriend had the burger with fruit. Taste was exceptional, mouth watering

Cons- unfortunately found what appeared to be a beard hair or short black hair in my sandwich towards being finished it. Which was unfortunate because the sandwich was delicious, just left a bad taste upon finishing what had been a great lunch. With both of us being in the hospitality industry did not want to cause a fuss, just wanted to bring to someone’s attention to avoid that happening in the future. My sandwich was comped which again, we did not look for as I had eaten most of it, was just wanting to inform someone. Server was extremely efficient with refills, taking order, etc. but lacked any personality or personal feeing.

Would highly recommend and would love to come back again.

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KA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved! Plenty of space between tables. Easy to hear each other. Perfect place to catch up with people. Creative food. Be aware that you must pay to park in the lot across the street but totally worth it in my opinion. I've returned and recommended to friends.

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JA
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited Café 43 a number of times and each experience has always been outstanding. Every menu item that my wife and I have tried has been well seasoned and presented. This time I enjoyed the baked flounder, which was served with a delicious sauce and tasty asparagus, and my wife had the corned beef sandwich on marbled rye, which had a generous portion of meat. The service was excellent as usual.

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B
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was well prepared.

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g
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always fabulous! Menu is outstanding and the service the best. We were there for four hours catching up with each other and the staff could not have been friendly or more accommodating. A must to visit.

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LM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved having lunch here after visiting the Bush museum. Our table was welcoming when we sat down with the water poured in pretty red goblets and warm bread in the center of the table. There were many great choices for soup, salad or sandwiches; all with a unique twist.

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great meal after the Christmas decorations. The carrot soup was amazing. The service was perfect.

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