- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Our service was outstanding. Every detail was attended to. The food was delicious. The servings were very generous. The platings were beautiful. I can't wait to go back and try something else.
Wonderful part of the total library experience
Great food, many unique Texas dishes. A surprising find.
Love cafe 43. Food and atmosphere is outstanding.
Very relaxing! The omelet was cooked just right, delicious.
I like the quite atmosphere where I could have a great conversation with my friends.
The waiter was friendly and very attentive.
Can't go wrong eating at cafe 43.
Delicious food, squash soup was outstanding.
Slow service but personable
Beautiful small restaurant within the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Great food and service
Waiter left alone to talk. Great snd eonderfil food
Beautiful space, delicious food with options for everyone! Will definitely be back again!
I was disappointed again with the quality of the food I was served. I got the lump crab salad and had to use a fork to fish the crab shell pieces out of my mouth.
I was disappointed. I did not like the food presentation = salad crammed into a jar. Salad was not tasty- rather dry.
Best kept secret in Dallas! A great business lunch always...
Excellent service and excellent food! I loved Mrs. Bush’s favorite sandwich. I added bacon to it!
I love going here and taking friends to Café 43. Always a great experience!
p.s. Food is fantastic!
Great time celebrating an early Mother’s Day after attending the new exhibition at aThe Bush Center Out of Many, One.
Mother’s Day lunch
Wonderful food and service while enjoying the quiet outdoor terrace overlooking the gardens and SMU campus in distance.
The food and service were very good. We were able to sit outside since it was a beautiful spring day. It was an enjoyable and leisurely lunch that we both enjoyed.
Cafe 43 is always a treat! So glad they have re-opened! Barbeque pork sandwich, smoked chicken salad & of course, Mrs. Bush's sandwich are all favorites. Mrs. Bush's dessert (ice cream, pecans and a crumble) outstanding. Waitstaff is always attentive, and many of the pre-COVID staff has returned.
Our waiter, Bernard, was very personable and provided professional service. The noise level was appropriate for carrying on a conversation. The food was fantastic!
There’s nothing special about the cafe itself. It’s all in the menus. There’s nothing to dislike and everything to love that can be chosen from the menus. The Southern Benedict is the hallmark of exquisite taste. Servers are haughty but very fast, efficient and attentive. While there, you should take advantage of a wonderful presidential library regardless of your political persuasion. I strongly recommend a walk after eating through the presidential gardens designed to like wild nature of the Texas Hill Country. The only drawback is parking. The cafe will not validate so you have pay. Not really bad, but the machine is confusing and people often have to wait until an attendant strolls out to help.
From reservation, to planning b’day celebration, to service and food it was an a exceptional experience. Would highly recommend!
So glad Cafe 43 is finally open again. Very clean restaurant and restroom. Large glass windows allow you to see the SMU campus. Staff is as good as always and the food is too. I had the Shrimp entree and the banana pecan ice cream for dessert. Brought have of the entree home. Entree was $17 and the ice cream was $6. Check out their menu. Price’s are affordable.
I’m so glad this place is open again. Nice place for lunch, food is unfussy & delicious.
So good to be back at the cafe and on the premises of the Bush Center. Thank you for accommodating the Friday afternoon docents. Thank you Brian. We will be back. Service was impeccable.
Great service and tast food. Always enjoy lunch at Cafe 43!
So glad Cafe 43 is open again. It has been one of my favorite places to dine in Dallas.
Great overall experience
Attractive dining area with many widows to the outside grounds, tasty food that was a notch above the ordinary in thought and execution. Attentive service. Cool that it is part of the Best ah Presidential Library!
We really enjoyed our gals luncheon. The atmosphere at Cafe 43 and food were exceptional.
Amazing dining experience and the food was phenomenal. Bernard (our server) was fantastic!
The salmon and wild rice is probably one of the best dishes I’ve ever had! Don’t leave without grabbing a bag of Mrs. Laura Bush’s famous cowboy cookies... delish!
Service and food was great as expected. One of our regular choices.
Excellent food and wonderful service.. our server was fast, efficient and attentive. Highly recommend. Home cooking at it’s best.
Attentive waiter and delicious food. We shared a yummy hummus appetizer and each had a bowl of the lentil tortilla soup. Great flavor and generous portion size. This is a great spot for an elegant lunch!
The ambiance and food were wonderful as always. I love the seasonal menus and the view of the grounds.
Very nice setting for lunch while visiting the museum. The food was excellent. The staff was friendly and prompt.
Friendly and prompt service, good selection on the menu, enjoyed the Tortilla/Lentil soup.
We were visiting Dallas for a wedding and decided to take in the Bush Library. We received a confirmation email from the Library which also suggested Cafe 43, so we decided to give it a try. We three had the smoked chicken salad, the avocado toast, and the steak and eggs for lunch. All three entrees were tasty and the service was excellent. We can highly recommend this restaurant and will return on our next visit to Dallas.
We had out of town guests visiting from Maryland. They loved touring the library and Cafe 43 was perfect for lunch. They nicely accommodated our large group of 9. Food was fresh and delicious with generous portions.
Best kept secret in Dallas...Great for a business lunch or brunch with the family!
Café 43 is rated 4.8 stars by 1236 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.