The Classic Cafe at Roanoke

4.8
1510 reviews
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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.
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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been customers of The Classic Café for many years. The reason we keep coming back is A) the chef is phenomenal, B) Francis and the entire staff treat us like family every time we show up, and C) they stock a great wine list and you can always find something in a price range that suits the evening.

"The Classic" is a bit off the beaten path but it should be a place that anyone in the Ft Worth, Southlake, or Grapevine area should truly seek out!

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ST
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh, local food. Great service. They treat you like family.

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DM
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to The Classic Cafe at Roanoke many times and it ALWAYS impresses both with the service and the food. There is absolutely no reason to journey to Dallas for a fine restaurant when you have the BEST right here in Tarrant County. The food is superior, fresh and the service is perfect. Our wait person did not 'hover' yet she was always around if we needed anything. I highly recommend. We will return again and again. My tidbit to a potential diner - DO NOT wait for a special occasion. Go today you will not regret it.

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AT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best and freshest food. The service is top notch!

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CE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. Intimate setting. Wonderful dinner options. 3 of us had the Duck special. Oh- fresh fried okra. Cocktail list is unique and worth looking at. Just recommended to a coworker asi type this. We will go back

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Food was amazing and service was great.

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HV
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have never had a bad experience here. The food is superb, the service impeccable and it’s quiet. We could actually converse without yelling. Very pleasant evening. The wine list has improved.

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OT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Francis always steals the show and makes a perfect experience!!

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PC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is very good, but certainly doesn’t warrant the prices. Almost $50 for a ribeye steak is ridiculous for the steak they served. Our bill was over $450 for 4 people, which would be fine-for an amazing experience- but it was just an average meal- more like a $25/ steak dinner. The musician couldn’t be heard from the other room and the restaurant was musty and dark.

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We love The Classic but the value is just not there. Went for the 4th of July and the fixed menu price was $50 per person. The food fell short of the price for sure.

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DB
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. Very friendly and accommodating. Great for special occasions or just a nice relaxing meal out. Good wine list.

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TD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for a special occasion. A bit pricey but a nice atmosphere with personalized service. Fresh tasty food. Give it a try!

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FB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We were kept waiting for 30 minutes even though we had a reservation. Otherwise, the food was very good.

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m
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic is always perfect! The best service & amazing food. This time, the blackberry bread pudding was one of the tastiest things we’ve ever had!!!!

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CE
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always fantastic and the service was especially great this night. This is fine dining at its best.

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W
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my 60th birthday with another of Chef Charles’ excellent creations. The soup, a vegetable gazpacho was amazing! The service, as usual, was wonderful, and Tim was a wonderful background musician as usual! Our favorite restaurant in the Fort area, by far!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of our favorites for many year.

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MB
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Great. Love this place, owners and staff. Perfect date night.

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BB
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine here often. Francis always makes the dining experience awesome. The food is always amazing Chef Charles is Great. If you want Great food in a quaint cozy setting go see Francis at the Classic

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JS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular as always! We had the specials, which are always interesting.

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F
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!! The food is excellent and the Management and Staff make yo feel special. Would highly recommend

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WD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. We have ordered the crab cakes in pst and they were OK. However, someone was turned loose with spices hard to taste the crab.

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BB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening for a birthday celebration at the Classic Cafe. We all agreed that we will have to return so that we can try some more of the Chef's entrees. We had read that the steaks were the best ever, so all 4 of us ended up ordering steak. They were the BEST ever! I purchased a wine tasting gift card for the "birthday girl", and she is excited to sample some more of your wines. Curtis was very helpful before & during dinner regarding the wine gift card. See you soon!
Bonnie Balch

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RD
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son -in-law leaving for graduate school.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time, the food was excellent. I had the ribeye, probably the best steak I ever had

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food, but you will wait.

Our food took over 1 & 1/2 hours to come. That said, the food was good when it finally did come. I would not recommend this place unless you are intending to devote your whole evening to eating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal place to have conversation and an excellent meal with great cocktails and a diverse wine selection. My wife and I have dined here two times so far and the service has been excellent along with many great dishes. The appetizers have been incredible on both occasions and we love their classic salad! As for the entrees, the first time I had the rack of lamb which I highly recommend. The second time I had the beef tenderloin feature. The piece of meat was exactly what you’d expect, the meat was cooked to perfection, and my only opportunistic feedback was, the meat was seasoned a little heavy with pepper for my liking. And I love my steaks prepared simple, mostly with just olive oil, salt, and pepper. And typically, I go heavy on pepper, but maybe it was just the fresh ground type of pepper they used. Overall, it’s a fantastic place that isn’t a typical chain restaurant. We love a good local environment and the attention to detail you find in a small, locally owned, and passionately proud venue. We’ll go back many, many times!!

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C
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We anticipated going here for our anniversary dinner based on ratings and reputation, but instead were very disappointed. We were given paper menus that were wrinkled and looked about 5 years old. Had to ask for the wine list. Brie appetizer was tasty, but crackers were dry and old. The wait for dinner to be served was inordinately long, then someone came to tell us the kitchen had lost our order. Really? A glass of wine was offered, but we chose not to drink more. None of the other drinks on the bill were comped, nor did a manager come to the table to apologize. All in all, not special and anniversaries should definitely make you feel as though the date was important. (Yes, they knew we came to celebrate.)
Also, one unisex bathroom for entire restaurant. Not a good idea either.
Never going back.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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RS
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a special occasion, the food cannot be beat. We had Salmon and Lamb, and both were excellent.

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ST
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best service, food and drinks we’ve found in the area by far. Always an enjoyable experience. The staff is friendly and attentive. The dishes are made using vegetables and herbs from their garden and other seasonal ingredients.. can’t get anymore flavorful or fresh than that! Definitely try the nutty Irish weed cocktail!

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DL
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we entered, everything was perfect. We come here often and several staff always visit with us. We were celebrating an anniversary and we were seated in a quiet room away from the more populated room. The server was very friendly, had recommendations if we needed them and was attentive to our needs throughout the meal. The sommelier stopped by our table to say hello. The food was excellent, we both enjoyed the pan asian sauce topped salmon. The wine was delicious as was our dessert. We loved it all and as usual, this restaurant never fails. Highly recommend!

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TX
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another delicious dinner at the Classic! It continues to be a favorite for the food, atmosphere, and hospitality.

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MG
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The table next to us had ten folks. Once they left the noise level was enjoyable. The guitar music was fun.

The food -as always - was quite good.

Go enjoy. Drink heartily and eat unashamedly.

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LS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine selection. Talk to Francis. Had rainbow trout that was delicious

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N
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Classic Cafe with my mom and grandmother for Mother's Day brunch and just had the most wonderful time. A 3-course meal was provided for $40 a person, and the food was amazing. The portions were alright (for example, my mother's plate only had 3 green beans on it, but the other courses were filling enough to where it didn't matter). We really enjoyed the ambiance and our experience! Thank you to the wonderful wait staff and hostesses for making our visit so enjoyable.

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MP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mom to The Classic Cafe - Roanoke for her birthday dinner, and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The owner was very inviting and friendly, our server (Jeff) was extremely knowledgeable and friendly as well, the food was excellent, and the atmosphere/decor was super comfortable and lovely. We will definitely be back.

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B
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Chicken was dry and tough. Steak medallions were way overcooked, but Curtis sent back to kitchen after we complained. Brie appetizer and tomato soup were spot on. Love this restaurantunt but wish entrees had been better.

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R
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cute place. Great food. Good service. Pricey but nice for a special occasion. Wasn't happy with the noise level though.

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SL
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal, service and ambiance. One of our favorite restaurants!!

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