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The Classic Cafe at Roanoke

4.7
1281 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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  • Good for a Date
The Classic Cafe at Roanoke serves a world-class menu in a casual, relaxed cottage setting. Fare is not limited by continent or region, and Chef Charles Youts’ weekly features are as likely to hail from the Pacific Rim as they are from his childhood home in West Texas. Chef Charles finds garden-to-table inspiration in the Chef’s Pantry garden, maintained on The Classic grounds since 2009, and his features regularly highlight the seasonal fruits and vegetables grown there. New American menu includes steaks, seafood, pasta, small plates.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(817) 430-8185
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Charles Youts
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Catering
Onsite banquets and offsite catering ranging from buffet lunches to plated dinners.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Denton
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Parking details
Street parking and designated lot.
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Entertainment
The Classic Cafe at Roanoke offers live music, Thursday through Saturday.
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Special events & promotions
Wine tastings, cooking classes, wine dinners
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Gift Card
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1281 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

The Classic is just that...classic. I love the pace, the ambience, the service. Food is always tasty and creative. Definitely a place of refreshment in the crazy, noisy dining world that is so prevalent today. Thank you for the dining pleasure.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Love this place. Planning our next meal there. Taking the whole family!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

As usual, the food and service at the Classic Cafe were wonderful. We were celebrating our anniversary on a Tuesday night. We both started with the Classic Salad, which combines a tasty selection of organic lettuce, apples, spiced walnuts and blue cheese - pretty heart healthy. My husband loved the Mixed Grill consisting of sausage, duck and lamb garnished with an onion marmalade. It was quite a treat for him, since it's not a dish that I would attempt to conquer at home! Because The Classic Cafe harvests some of its vegetable offerings from the rooftop garden, I chose the Grilled Vegetables as my main course. Good choice - cooked to perfectly bring out their natural sweetness. After dinner we were pleasantly surprised by a complimentary dish of ice cream, fruit and chocolate. And the Pinot Noir was excellent, too! No better way to celebrate!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Great experience as always. Thank you CC

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Classic is always a wonderful experience! The owners are always around; and the chef is one of the best in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

This was our first time visiting to the Classic Cafe, everything was wonderful. We had Reservations for 5pm which was perfect timing.
I would highly recommend this Resturant super location, very friendly Staff.

Enjoy!
June 11,2018

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We've dined at The Classic several times for both a casual lunches & special occasion dinners. We've never been disappointed, whether its just two of us, family occasions or special friends. The menu offers a great selection of fine cuisine dishes and they are always prepared to perfection, both in their taste & presentation. The wine list is extensive and the option of glass only choices is very wise, especially for lunches. The wait staff has always been very courteous, professional and knowledgeable in regards to menu and wine choices. We also love the fact that herbs are grown locally. The Classic has become the pinnacle of our dining experiences for this area.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Excellent as always. The mushroom soup and the lamb were perfectly done.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Christine was an excellent server, very attentivs, friendly and professional. Really enjoyed Chef Youts' food! Crab cakes and Warm Brie appetizers were delicious! Lamb chops were very tasty, especially the sauce. Finished with the Classic Coffee (which included a raspberry liqueur) and the dessert sampler- we chose the bread pudding, seasonal sorbet and jalapeño apple cobbler, each of which we'd recommend. We look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We had a very enjoyable dinner. The food was very well presented and tasted great! We’ll certainly be back!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Celebrated a friend's birthday with lunch. It was her first time at the restaurant, and she was most impressed. Said her crab cake was the best she ever tasted, and my trout was perfection.
Our meals began with their delicious classic salad. Our attentive, friendly waitress added to our dining pleasure.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Classic Cafe has never disappointed! My wife and I have dined there on our wedding anniversary several times, and have always enjoyed a great meal and fantastic service.

The food is always awesome. Our favorite entree on our last visit was their magnificent jagerschnitzel, andthe jalapeño apple pie was out of this world!

The staff has gone out of the way to make every visit memorable. On special occasions they’ve even surprised us with “Happy Birthday” or “Happy Anniversary” notes written in chocolate on our dessert plates.

I highly recommend the Classic Cafe for any time you want to unwind with an awesome meal and good company.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Attentive service, delicious food and wonderful atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food, excellent service, fair price.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing lunch but with a dinner price tag for Mother’s Day. The food is absolutely superb so we decided to splurge.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great Mother's Day brunch. Nice to be able to make reservations for a party of two and have them honored by the restrauant. Staff were all pleasant and happy to be serving. Food was good (although the Ahi Tuna was slightly over cooked for my tastes). Nice quiet atmosphere as well.
The Classic has been excellent for more than 20 years!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Dinner! FABULOUS!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent food and service. We always enjoy it here. It is our special occasion goto spot.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

It was wonderful. We were all very happy with everything. The Entrees were very tasty and a good start. We had the baked Brie and pork belly. We all had fish and we were very happy.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Went there for our anniversary. Ambiance was very good. Much less noisy than most chain restaurants. Service was excellent. Menu is diverse with a bit of foodie flair. Prices are appropriate for what they offer. As for taste, both our meals were very good but my beef tenderloin was a bit overdone for my taste(medium rare), but the optional vinaigrette sauce saved it. The risotto was very tasty but I would have expected two cakes instead of just one. Overall, a very nice place for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Went for dinner before prom. it was really good dinner and food was worth the value. it was lovely and staff was all friendly.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

What a great experience! Celebrated a birthday and was treated royally! Francis brought us a great bottle of wine! The food was excellent! The service was spot on - attentive, accommodating.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food , service wasn’t wonderful, very non intrusive.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our go-to place for a nice dinner with friends and family.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The mixed grill (duck, sausage, and lamb chop with onion marmalade) and trout were fantastic! The olive oil with spices with the fresh baked bread was very good as well.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Food was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Once again my friends and I had a great meal and wonderful service. Added ambiance with guitarist playing in the background

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Always a charming and caring experience! Love trying out the featured cocktails and seem to find a new favorite every time!

Duck with huckleberry sauce was perfection...the way duck should always be served, in my humble opinion.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The food and service are always outstanding! They make you feel very special.

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1.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Very disappointed for a special occasion evening (noted on reservation)
Initially, our table is forgotten altogether. Then, I note to waitress that we would like to order (beyond appetizer) as we have plans after dinner.
We will then sit for another long gap without appetizer or bread and my husbands drink will actually never show at all.
Finally, bread and then appetizers come along with two meals for children, as planned.
Next, another very long gap putting us late for our plans. Food finally arrives when we need to be somewhere else. Waitress has walked by many times but rarely stopped at the table but instead, the manager has dropped off items.
Altogether, we’ve been dined very well over an hour. No mention of the special occasion and reservation was never marked as arrived.
Not ideal as a birthday dinner as it was incredibly rushed to eat main course and get out the door.

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2.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Felt ignored and I asked that the red cabbage be left off the plate and it wasn’t. I was never asked if I need another cocktail given the celebration. Dessert was nice!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Worth the drive from Dallas to Roanoke to enjoy Classic Café. Food choices were varied and excellent presentation and taste. Comfortable environment and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Service, food and atmosphere were outstanding. Wine was a little pricey but other than that everything was superb. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were excited to eat here because of all of the good reviews, but it really disappointed us :(
When we walked in, it smelled "old". Kind of like an old church or nursing home. The decor was confusing. A lot of it was, well, old, but then there were modern paintings throughout, so the ambiance was lacking. Ordered the fried calamari for appetizer, the aioli that it came with was very lemon flavored, almost too much. I ordered the steak and balsamic glaze sauce which was $48, and I don't think Ive ever been as disappointed in a steak. It was lacking in flavor and the glaze just wasn't very good. They serve the entree with a side of cooked red cabbage (REALLY bad, does anyone really eat this?) and a polenta cake thing. The polenta cake thing was good actually.

The only reason I'm giving this place 2 stars instead of one, is because the service was really good. But if you are expecting a dining experience similar to Eddie V's or Ruths Chris, you'll be disappointed. Especially because the prices are about equal to a restaurant of that caliber.

EDIT: One of the owners of The Classic called me personally, and he sincerely apologized for our experience. He sent us a gift certificate to more than cover our meal, so we gave it another chance. This time, MUCH better experience. The food was much tastier, service was excellent (as it was the first time). Chase was our server and he was outstanding. I appreciated the opportunity to try the Classic once more, and I was much more pleased with the food!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Wonderful food, great services
Always love going there.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We tried out The Classic Cafe at Roanoke, TX this evening for our 13th Wedding Anniversary. Our experience was very amazing and absolutely 5 stars on the food quality, and the service. This turned our evening into an amazing experience to remember. We were looking for a favorite place we could continue our date nights and special occasions. I believe we found that place at The Classic Cafe. Thank you to Christine our waitress, she made us feel as if we reserved the entire restaurant for ourselves. It was just an overall amazing place to experience.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We visited for Easter lunch and enjoyed their prix fix menu. This may be Roanoke’s only white tablecloth restaurant.

Service was excellent! This is a great venue for a date or business lunch or dinner.

While the main entree protein item was hot, sides on the plate were not, and had clearly been plated on a cool plate before the protein. Disappointing for the price point.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The Classic is amazing for business meals that provides a unique & special experience that feels tailored just to your group. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Saturday evening is a busy night, consequently the dining area was crowded and very noisy......difficult to carry on a conversation with someone seated next to you. The ribeye was listed as marbled but was just plane "fatty".

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