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About Café 43
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.
Dallas, TX 75360
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
$30 and under
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Upscale American cuisine focused on locally sourced,seasonal ingredients.
There are several nearby parking garages on the SMU campus.
From the Dart Mockingbord Station take the Mustang Express bus route 768.
Private Party Facilities:
Cafe 43 is available evenings for seated dinners of up to 120 guests and cocktail receptions for up to 150 guests. There are other private event spaces located throughout the Center.
Private Party Contact:
Leslie Cravens: (214) 855-4318
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Café 43 Ratings and Reviews
We had six people for lunch and everyone's food was excellent! We had soup, salads, entrees and desserts and they were all delicious. The corn soup was outstanding. They are about to change the seasonal menu, but they said some of the favorites stay. I've eaten there several times and look forward to returning.
Limited menu but had a great time. The food was good but would have liked sweet potato fries instead of regular fries. Nice ambience and not too loud. It was great having lunch right at the museum so that when we were finished we could just walk next door to see the Christmas decorations. Would definitely go again. Waiter was very nice as well.
We always make it a point to have a leisurely lunch at Café 43 when we visit the George Bush Presidential Center. The food is excellent without exception and priced reasonably. This time we had the chicken sandwich and the wood burger with bacon and cheddar cheese, and both selections did not disappoint. The assorted fruit served with each was fresh and delicious. Service was attentive and prompt as usual. A pleasant experience.
We had a wonderful lunch after touring the Bush Library. We shared a superb cheeseburger, which was perfectly cooked, and Mrs. Bush's sandwich, which was also yummy, and fries. Also had a glass of William Hill Chardonnay. The service was perfect---attentive but not overbearing. We would definitely return!
Our waiter, Bernard was friendly, helpful, attentive and patient. One of the ladies in our group is 92. Bernard went out of his way to help her. She was worried the soup might be too spicy so he brought her some samples to taste before she ordered. Really thoughtful and patient.
Lunch was delicious. Highlight was seeing Mrs. Bush!
We will be back. Thank you!
This was my third visit. Every visit, I and my friends have had extremely friendly staff, great service, and we enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. You can actually have a conversation using your inside voice. Everything we have ordered has been excellent. We'll definitely be back...so many more menu items we want to try! Oh, and Mrs. Bush's cookies are to die for!
We all enjoyed lunch at Cafe 43. There was a nice selection of entrees
, salads, appetizers & sandwiches. The BLT & Mrs. Bushs favorie sandwich were hits. The chicken salad was delicious & the greens that accompanied the salad were dressed with a delicious mustard vinegarette that was very tasty
We have dined there several times before going to the George W. Bush Presidential Museum. Café 43 is very convenient combined with a visit to the museum. Or, you can dine there (and go into the museum gift shop) without having a ticket to the museum.
We have dined there about 6 times, and everything is always delicious and very pretty on the plates. The servers are extremely courteous and helpful.
Special touches by Laura Bush are evident in the table service, décor, and attention to detail.
I highly recommend Café 43.
This is a really great place. I am so glad we tried it. Wonderful food. The banana nut bread french toast was one of the best french toasts I have ever had. It came with bacon and peach sauce and berries. We also tried the cowboy cookies and they were delicious. Coffee was very good as well. Servers are very attentive.
This is one of our favorite restaurants in Dallas! The atmosphere is 'classy casual' and comfortable. We love the variety of healthy options, and the wines and coffee are excellent. We recommend the beet salad, the chicken schnitzel and the vegetable lasagne, although everything we've ever had has been excellent. The waiters are kind, funny, and go above and beyond to please. If we lived in or near Dallas we'd eat there once a week!
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