The Classic Cafe at Roanoke

4.9
1746 Reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International
Set in an unassuming blue house with a storied history, The Classic serves globally-inspired menu items, prepared with farm-quality ingredients by a creative and collaborative kitchen team. The menu of fresh seafood, premium steaks and pastas includes items that follow the seasons, as fruits and vegetables ripen in The Classic’s on-site garden. The Classic offers a full bar, craft cocktails, and a wine list carefully selected to complement the menu. Live classical guitar with a rock twist can be heard in the bar on Friday and Saturday nights.

Service at The Classic is warm, professional and knowledgeable – a place where guests are recognized and treated like family. Quaint and relaxing ambience is highlighted with pops of colorful modern art by acclaimed artist Carolyn Riegelman.

In addition to in-house dining, The Classic offers curbside pick-up and local delivery of regular menu items as well as to-go-only blue plate specials, take-and-bake options, wine, and cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1746 people are saying
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Anna
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The atmosphere was great, the food was fantastic and very accommodating of alternative diets. The drinks were also very good. The dining room we sat in had a live guitarist, which was so cool. Julie, our waitress, was also so fun, and the service was great!

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vipbroberts
Dallas
62 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The setting at Classic Cafe is quite nice. The value for the cost is meh. I waited 25 minutes for a drink that never arrived, even though patrons seated after us received their drinks. I was told twice that there was a delay at the bar. The woman at the table next to me, who arrived after us, received her drink, asked that it be remade, and received the second one while mine never appeared. I finally asked that my drink order be cancelled and requested a glass of wine instead, which arrived just before our entrees. The food was okay. My husband's salmon was very highly seasoned, we think because the fish was a bit old. We will not make a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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Mike
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding staff. Mixed drinks are perfect and th3 wine is anything you want.

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vipPeterM
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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vipWalterJ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ordered the beef tenderloin with green beans and red cabbage. The green beans were way over salty as was the beef tenderloin. The other order was the salmon pasta, a special on the menu. It was also way too salty and there was hardly any salmon in the dish at all. Not a good experience.

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vipiliketoeat
Houston
74 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friends of ours suggested The Classic Cafe for dinner when we came into town recently. Since they were joining us, I felt their recommendation would be safe! From the outside, the restaurant is very unassuming and we worried we had over dressed. BUT, walking in we saw a very attractively decorated restaurant, guitar player playing classical guitar and wonderful smells from every corner. Dinner was a hit. The smoked salmon appetizer was a wonderful surprise. I was expecting lox but was served a lovely filet, perfectly smoked. Heavenly. Three of the four of us had beef and the fourth had the trout. My filet was more than the medium rare I requested but it was still very tasty. My firend's beef medallions were more like 2 beef tenderloins ... portions were generous. There is something on the menu for everyone from vegetarian (not vegan) to beef eaters. We weren't a big desert crowd but the hubs enjoyed his and my firend and I shared some tasty salted carmel ice cream...light and refreshing!

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CynthiaP
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Curtis has kept his staff happy and training his new wait staff. Food is always great!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience.

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vipSleeper
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Saw an ad for this and decided to try it. Had gazpacho and it was puréed with croutons and was different than what i am used to. The Beef Bourguignon had good flavor sauce but the beef was dry and did not seem like it was cooked the same day. Service was great and drinks were good but was hoping for a little more. Especially at the price point. Based on this first visit, If I were to visit again, I would order something else.

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LaurieS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience1

Pretty good meal for the price!

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RobertB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding dining experience. Exceptional food, Excellent service in an intimate atmosphere. Highly recommend to anyone seeking a memorable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and ambiance for a special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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RichardA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Very classy place. Julie & Reagan were excellent servers! I’ll definitely be back.

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Deets
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always outstanding at The Classic Cafe. This was our first time back in the dining room since the restaurant reopened. The experience was great.

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GailM
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, ambiance and service

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CarlB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We will definitely go again. The staff and the owner are fantastic , food was amazing. It's a little pricier than your average food spot in Roanoke but well worth every penny!!!

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vipMikeS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Service- food quality- atmosphere- the Classic Cafe is fabulous?

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vipBrit
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love this eating establishment. We have had many family meals there and also just quiet dinners just the two of us. Francis and Curtis and the entire staff is so friendly and accommodating. We are so Happy they are open again. The food is always fantastic the service impeccable and the atmosphere is always Great. The wait staff is friendly and will always help you with selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic—especially that shrimp and okra fritter!

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sandy
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going there since it opened many years ago and it has always been just grand. Not recommended for children because it is an adult atmosphere and menu!!

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Jack
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Classic Cafe is our favorite restaurant. The food is always delicious and visiting with staff always makes it feel like coming home.

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vipBarbaraS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner and management team are very active and know their customers. Keenly focused on every customer having a special experience. Food is excellent, great wine list with selections you don't find elsewhere. Menu incorporates seasonal items fresh from their garden. Love the Classic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and the food is excellent

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LoriG
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was delicious and the cocktails were top notch!

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RachelP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! The staff and owner are so friendly and on top of everything. They had an awesome acoustic guitar player in the corner. Definitely a great dining experience!!!

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Pville
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, perfectly attentive (not overbearing) service, plus great wine. Bravo!

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vipElisabethKS
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so happy The Classic survived Covid!! The food, drinks and service are impeccable, as always!

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ReyG
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious experience. Our waitress, Chloe, was very attentive and helpful. Other staff checking in to ensure a great experience is always appreciated.

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sandrdinbigd
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and love the music

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CurtisW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing!
I recommend The Classic at Roanoke.

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DavidB
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This cafe is in a small unique venue (A restored home done in a very tasteful manner.) There are table cloths on all tables and the servers are well dressed. There was “quiet” live music when we ate there. The service was excellent, the servers were well acquainted withe the menu, and the food was very good. This is a “go to place” for any special occasion. We loved it and will definitely return.

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Finn
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just couldnt ask for a more appropriate Anniversary venue. Conversation can be normal to soft without bleed over from other tables, which are appropriately spaced and distanced. The food has always been excellent and superbly prepared with excellent service, attending us at just the right amount of attention. Francis as the matre d' has no equals in personality, care, warmth in attention and conversation. He is the star gem of all the staff and has been for a very long time. This will continue to be a highly rated favorite of ours. You spend a little, but for being a small-ish dining room (s) with comfortable distances between tables and for gourmet chef preparation by the owner, it is well worth it.

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Mosey
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quiet restaurant with superb food and no gimmicks.

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DebW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual food and service was perfect! Chloe our waitress was wonderful, above and beyond service. Food was incredible. I love the quiet atmosphere.

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vipRobbie
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good . Owner involved in selection of wine.
Service efficient . Nice location .

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Donbull
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was exceptional! Love the atmosphere. We will back.

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GigiM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I knew from reading reviews this was going to be a wonderful evening. IT WAS! from the moment we entered the charming restaurant everything was fantastic. The food, drinks, staff, ambiance...all top notch. We can not recommend The Classic Cafe enough. We look forward to our next visit.

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You can order delivery directly from The Classic Cafe at Roanoke using the Order Online button. The Classic Cafe at Roanoke also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (817) 430-8185.

The Classic Cafe at Roanoke is rated 4.9 stars by 1746 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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