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About The Classic Cafe at Roanoke

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.

504 N. Oak St.
Roanoke, TX 76262
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Denton

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(817) 430-8185

Website:
http://theclassiccafe.com/

Entertainment:
The Classic Cafe at Roanoke offers live music, Thursday through Saturday.

Catering:
Onsite banquets and offsite catering ranging from buffet lunches to plated dinners.

Parking Details:
Street parking and designated lot.

Executive Chef:
Charles Youts

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
Wine tastings, cooking classes, wine dinners

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Chef Charles has prepared a wonderful 3-course New Year's Eve menu this year including a beautiful beef tenderloin with garlic cream and cabernet rosemary syrup and a pan-roasted breast of duck with blood orange gastrique. We will not offer our regular menu.

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The Classic Cafe at Roanoke Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Good for a Date (41)
Creative Cuisine (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
Romantic (31)
Local Ingredients (31)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Worth the Drive (27)
Notable Wine List (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Cozy (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Authentic (12)
Great for Lunch (10)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (9)
Live Music (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Organic (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great Beer (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Fun (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

We were in Roanoke with the kids to see the Gift of Lights and we're looking for someplace other than Babe's to eat. So glad we discovered the Classic Cafe! Everything was just perfect. Great service, excellent food cooked with quality ingredients.
We could tell that the chef and the rest of the staff take a lot of pride in their work. The jalapeño apple cobbler was AMAZING! We'll probably drive up from Fort Worth just to eat there again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

Reliable menu and lovely setting. Classic is a "classic"

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

It was a cool evening. We elected to be seated in the bar area to listen to the classical guitar (who by the way was outstanding) but whenever the outer doors opened there was a draft on the floor making our legs cold. We have been seated several times in the dining area and I would prefer that for coziness and conversation.
I love The Classic and will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first visit, but we already look forward to coming back for another meal! Delicious food, great service, and awesome atmosphere. Upscale dining in the middle of Roanoke.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The chef sent out an exquisite first bite of duck confit on a crostini just to say "Welcome!"

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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

A true “Classic” and one of my favorites for many years. The food quality that chef Young’s provides is some of the best in the whole metroplex!! Francis always provides a level of service and just makes you feel like royalty, and his wine pairings are excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Every answer was a "no'". We had a gift certificate that can't be used on the weekend. After booking a reservation via Open Tanle last night, we rec'd an email with a $20 gift certificate that we printed. Nope, that can't be used either. Our waitress was a smoker & that is all we could smell. When asked if dill could be left out of one of the entrees, we got a big fat no. The 6 oz wine pour was a tad over 4 ounces. The only positive was that the manager is a nice guy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants of all time! The food is consistently excellent and the service is outstanding. We love the casually elegant atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always a good time. Great food & service. Recommend wine was perfect.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was our all time favorite for a long time, but times have changed. The crab cakes are better at Houston's and the garlic appetizer...what garlic? It's time to take a break from the CC.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We always enjoy our meals at The Classic Cafe! Chef Charles and Frances make the evening extra special. So thankful for this gem!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food is always good. I had the schnitzel which is grown locally. It was tender, moist, and delicious. My wife had a steak which was prepared to her liking. We both started with the Classic Salad and ended by sharing the bread pudding, which was firmer than most and nicely appointed with berries and was pleasantly but not overpowering sweet.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Organic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Awesome fun. Enjoyed our 12th anniversary dinner. Your staff made us feel so special and he ice cream plate was phenomenal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for a Date, People Watching, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Never disappoints. Always impeccable service and attentive staff, wonderful meals!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Another outstanding meal at "The Classic Cafe" . Truly a dining gem . In many ways it's a step back in time to fine service and dining.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 6, 2017

One of my all time favorites. I’m never disappointed. The service and wine list is impeccable!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Classic Cafe. We were warmly greeted as we walked through the door and were taken to a table in the main area of the restaurant. The lovely live classical guitar playing. The service was top notch and the food delicious. We were worried about prior reviews talking of the noise level and made note in our reservation that we would prefer a less noisy atmosphere. They did a great job explaining where the current noise level was a bit more due to a larger party and we were not sat in that area. Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge our request. We will definitely be back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Classis is on my top list of places to eat. Fantastic food and wonderful service. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Very pleasant anniversary lunch. Attentive service, good food and we met the owner! A nice touch was a decorated Happy Anniversary plate for our desert. Definitely will go again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We are fortunate to live nearby. Food was outstanding. Ordered locally sourced ribeye and better half ordered trout special. Great wine. What a nice night.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Our family has enjoyed Chef Youts' Classic Cafe for many years. Chef us involved in the community too, so we enjoy his cooking demonstrations and sample stations at special events. Next is to try their catering!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Organic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious! As always! Francis is phenomenal with wine pairings. And, Chef Youts is a magician in the kitchen! No complaints, everything was perfect!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was slow, food was mediocre, wines marked up 300%.

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vip
 (Poconos)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner, atmosphere and service. However, we did feel the portion of the chicken dish was rather small for the price. We loved that we were greeted by several however they didn’t introduce themselves so we didn’t know who they were. Hopefully we can catch names next time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Went here with friends for my husbands birthday and had a wonderful time! Amazing food, great staff...will definitely be back again and again.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Best choice in Roanoke - over the past five years I've eaten at every restaurant on Oak St in Roanoke TX. While all are good, Classic Cafe is, hands down, the best service and food. If looking for true fine dining in the Roanoke area, you should try this place first. Creative menu items, and a terrific choice of beer and wines, all served by knowledgeable but friendly staff.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food is ALWAYS outstanding and the wait staff is second to none.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was our wedding anniversary dinner out. All was lovely although they were running about 20 minutes behind on reservations seating. The food is fine dining & delicious & the service is attentive & anticipatory. It’s like a fine dining experience in New York or Paris. Very comfortable & lovely, but not inexpensive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is one of our go to places for a consistent high quality dinner with great service. The entire staff make you feel like you are a guest in their home each time. The food is consistently good with a good mix of the regular menu items and special dishes so you can have variety or go and get what you like from before.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Cute restaurant, great good and very friendly staff

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 3, 2017

A GEM!! Very well run hometown restaurant, and I say this in the perfect definition of a restaurant.
Must if in the area

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The environment is noisey; people have to speak loudly to be heard at table and can be overheard by other customers if the level of noise changes.

The melon gazpacho was tasty way to start. The best meal of the four of us was the pasta and smoked salmon (very good). Steaks were not of the quality of Del Frisco's Grill. The best dessert was the Texas sheet cake (excellent). Julie was an excellent wait staff and provide very good recommendations on wine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 28, 2017

This was our first time to The Classic Cafe. It was a great dining experience. The wine list had many selections. The restaurant was quiet which made for nice conversation level. The food was so delicious. We both had the Jaegerschnitzel. Delicious! The brie appetizer was so flavorful with the cranberries. Definitely will go back. What a nice surprise!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 27, 2017

My wife and I went here for our date night to try a new restaurant. Service was fine we were asked a few times on how each course of our meal was unfortunately we had no idea who the people were that was asking we just assumed they were affiliated with the restaurant. We were very impressed with our server she made sure that our table settings were positioned properly at all times. We had the fried calamari as a appetizer which was just ok a little light on calamari there were peppers and cauliflower used more as a plate filler. Our next course my wife had a kale salad and I had a cream of tomato basil soup. The kale salad disappointed the soup was very tasty. For a main course my wife had the salmon and I went with a loaded bake potato with asparagus. My wife enjoyed the Asian marinated salmon and stated the flavor was outstanding, the potatoes and asparagus was basic nothing special. We ended dinner with a very nice dessert sampler of three consisting of bread pudding, Texas sheet cake and creme brûlée.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

The staff is outstanding. The food is amazing. Our favorite restaurant of all time!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My sister and her family were in town from Columbia MO for UNT's Parent's weekend for my nephew. He wanted a steak and they did not want to come all the way to downtown Fort Worth so I chose Classic Café and they LOVED it. They are a tough crowd, too. Service, food, wine...all of it they loved and they have a huge wine collection. Perfect evening!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Classic is exceptional, great food, wonderful staff and an super place for a great evening!!!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food great place

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We first time customers and we were very impressed with the food and customer service. A very nice restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was okay but not particularly remarkable for the price. I somehow lost my mind and ordered German food; big mistake. Never again. The ambiance was also overall poor. We sat in the music room and that was also a mistake. Tables are too close to each other. We could follow everybody's uninteresting conversations and, frankly, I was afraid to have any sort of conversation for fear of sharing it with neighbors. So don't sit in the music room. The service was friendly and basically excellent. This was our first time there. Not sure there will be another. This looks like a place to strike a real estate deal; so don't bring your date there.

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