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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
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Spent Valentine's Day lunch at Cafe 43 and thoroughly enjoyed the leisure and special menu for the occasion. 1st the crab mushroom spinach fondue was so delightfully light and scrumptious with the brioche toast points. We tried each of the entrees and shared. The blend of flavors were so delicate and all so fresh. Topping it off with pecan banana ice cream and rich hot coffee. Complimented with Llano wines and Dallas Blonde beer. Our waitress , Marsha was the best and fun. We never felt rushed. Would recommend it for any occasion. Bon Appétit!
You cannot possibly go right at Cafe 43. Been going there for years now, and everything we’ve ever had was tasty, tastefully presented and served well. Sometimes it takes a bit longer than one might expect to get your food, but that can be a function of what has been ordered and how busy they are. The wait is worth it.
We enjoyed Café 43 -- the food was good, the 4 of us could hear each other speak, service by Rafael (our waiter) was outstanding, and the banana pecan ice cream favored by the former President and his wife was a delicious treat with which to end our meal. We really enjoyed our time at Café 43!
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
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