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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

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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

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Authentic (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
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Live Music (9)
Casual (8)
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Seasonal (7)
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 12, 2014

Great hole in the wall restaurant and great food. Appetizer and desserts were amazing as well. I recommend sitting in the bar area where there is an acoustic guitar musician playing, but not too loud like most places.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 12, 2014

The Classic Cafe is a gem. It has a quaint, romantic feel. On weekends, a classical guitarist adds to the ambience. The menu is diverse & daring w/a nice selection of moderately priced wines plus a full bar. The service was impeccable. The rack of lamb was tender, w/a wonderful flavor & plentiful in portion, served w/ cooked red cabbage & polenta, complementing this dish nicely. The roasted garlic w/goat cheese appetizer was scrumptious & fresh green salad w/ raspberry vinaigrette lovely. The soy-marinated salmon lacked flavor, but otherwise was cooked very nicely. The mixed bread basket w/ seasoned olive oil dip was perfect & chocolate cake to share was rich and just enough to top off a great dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 5, 2014

After 22 years, we continue to make the Classic Café our favorite anniversary spot when we are in town. We discovered them right after they moved to Roanoke and they impress year after year.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on April 4, 2014

in an old house or houses in Roanoke. This place is outstanding and deserves the support of the people in the area. It is a gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 1, 2014

Highly recommend the Smoked Salmon appetizer. The cream of tomato basil soup was superb and the mixed grill was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 29, 2014

My wife and I have been to the Classic Cafe several times. It's always great. Our last visit was prompted by an eMail stating their "Special of the Week" was Beef Wellington, a favorite ours. We arrived eariler than our reservation, but Francis (Manager Extraordinaire) was able to seat us early. Within a minute, we were greeted, had drinks, fresh bread, and complimentary appetizers from the kitchen. When we ordered, we were told Beef Wellington takes a bit longer to make (which is a nice to know in advance so you don't feel forgotten), but they are always attentive. As far as the Beef Wellington . . . INCREDIBLE! You could cut the tenderloin with a fork and the mushroom duxxle and bread crust left me longing for more. Wow! Awesome!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 29, 2014

Just a wonderful place with Major league league Food!
Great service friendly staff. Will go back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 28, 2014

Classic Cafe was once awesome, but they've made changes to the menu that are not for the better. My husbands steak was very good, although not cooked as he had ordered, served quite rare when he had ordered it medium. I had the pork tenderloin, which was a favorite of mine one past. They have changed from a traditional and very good mushroom sauce to a mole that was ill prepared and not at all an improvement. Without the sauce the pork was very dry and over cooked. I also had a roasted garlic and goat cheese appetizer. I love goat cheese but was very disappointed in the dish, as it was very plain. I was bored by the meal over all. But we go out serval times a week and my expectations are high.

Over all a little over rated.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 24, 2014

Although the food at The Classic is outstanding, what makes the Classic nice is that you can actually have a conversation without struggling to hear the people at your table. Also, the Classic has a fantastic grilled vegetable plate that now makes The Classic an option for business meetings when you need to accommodate vegetarians.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 11, 2014

Both the service and food were top notch. Some may consider the menu pricey, but the quality of the ingredients, preparation, presentation coupled with the service make this an experience worth the price. It was also refreshing that I didn't have to talk loudly to be heard.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on March 7, 2014

Service was outstanding, food superb. It was our 20th anniversary and we were made to feel as special as the event. Would have loved some low volume background music. I love the atmosphere but the tables spaced so closely together you feel you are sharing your conversation with the tables adjacent to yours. But wonderful despite that.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on March 5, 2014

Quaint bistro in Roanoke just off Hwy 114. Continental fare with garden items from the chef's garden on-site. Fresh and flavorful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 4, 2014

We have been going to Classic Cafe in Roanoke since moving to Texas 20 years ago and each time is better than the last!

Consistently fantastic food and service.

The wedge salad and tomato basil soup are a must before choosing one of their outstanding entrees. I typically sample one of their specials, as I did last night... Filet Medallions with Creole sauce, topped with Gorgonzola! My wife had the same, paired with a cold water lobster tail. Superb!

You can't go wrong here, and you'll love the ambiance. Quiet, discreet and very inviting!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 28, 2014

The Classic Cafe never disappoints, no matter the occasion. It is a family-owned gem of a restaurant with outstanding food from a good steak to a sophisticated gourmet meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 24, 2014

We were surprised at how expensive the dishes were for how little food you actually received. Wife had the house salad - which was just lettuce on a plate, nothing else - and it was $6.50. Shocking. The entrees were very good, but pricey - we chose some of the least expensive entrees and they were still mid $20's. Desserts average $7. Throw in a $5 iced tea and we walked away spending $80 for the two of us. Ouch.

The food was very good, it's just the apparent value isn't there. If you're looking for an upscale place to dine in Roanoke, and are OK with the high prices, then this is a good place to go.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 22, 2014

We've been to The Classic Cafe numerous times for the food and plan to go back many more times to come, however, on our most recent visit, we noticed that the noise level was quite loud! Perhaps it was the fact that the restaurant was full, but we don't ever remember the noise level being so extreme. Also, we sat in the every back corner of the restaurant (table 13), and thought that maybe the sound was just amplified back in that nook. The bar area was perfect and noise was fine. The musician was fabulous. Despite the noise level at our table, we will be back many more times to come.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 17, 2014

This was a nice evening, we've been here more then just a few times. As usual, the food was good, wonderful flavors and pairings. The only misfire was that the steak was cooked a little too much, but it was still a good cut of meat that was flavored just right. The only other nit as always, (and I don't know how to fix it), it was a little bit noisy, not as bad as many other places these days, but still a tad loud.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 15, 2014

We have dined at this restaurant before for Valentines, we LOVE it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 15, 2014

Food was mimialistic, serice was average. I felt the restaurant was not prepared as there was a long time between courses. Do not accept a seat in the bAr/ waiting room as the noise makes the simple act of conversation impossible. Plan on spending $100 per person.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Had a very pleasant meal at Classic. The food was excellent (superb beef), the wine was good and the service thoughtful. Will we be back?? Absolutely.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Omg I've never been anywhere this nice. And I didn't have to wait for my food at all !!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Restaurant had special, limited menu for this special evening. I appreciated being seated promptly when we arrived a few minutes early for our reservation at 6:30. Food quality was very good, service was acceptable given how busy it was. It made for a nice dinning experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 13, 2014

Who would of thought to find a wizard of a chef in the small town of Roanoke but there it was. The food was well crafted with an artistic blend of flavors. Everything tasted incredibly fresh with some ingredients from their own garden. Good size portions and on time service. The decor is more small town yet with good art on the walls. They did a lot with what the have.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 13, 2014

This restaurant is an absolute gem -with five star dining in Roanoke - who needs to go to Southlake? Spectacular menu, great wines, friendly, impeccable service :) Kudos to the Wells Brothers!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 13, 2014

Classic Café is a wonderful gem in Roanoke where you get a 5 star restaurant but without all the pretense. Great food great wine list and most of all the service and atmosphere is outstanding. The waiters always allow you to enjoy your meal without constant interruptions and best of all they allow you to enjoy your meal without feeling like they are pushing you out the door. Highly recommend this place.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 8, 2014

We celebrated a wedding anniversary on Saturday night. Everything was perfect. The food was fantastic and the dessert plate came with Happy Anniversary written on the plate. The whole experience was wonderful. We love this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 5, 2014

The food is phenomenal, the service could not have been worse! It's hard to say whether the sensational food was worth the horrendous service. It really is a shame because the chef's creations were something everyone should try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 31, 2014

My wife and I have dined here a couple of times and previously were very impressed.This time we were a little disappointed.The wait time was too long.From our arrival to the time we received our food was 90 mins.We had calamari for an appetizer and it was too greasy and the dip was not tasty.Our entrees were good .my wife hade the crab stuffed tilapia and I had the combo that included filet mignon,sausage and quail breast.We share our plates so I ordered the filet well done for my wifes taste and it came out med. well so she was not able to sample the steak.We were told that a party of 15 was in the next room so I guess that is where our server spent her time.It was our early Valentine celebration so I was disappointed this time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 31, 2014

My husband and I love to try new places and consider ourselves to be foodies too. We started the evening with an ahi tuna sashimi and their tomato basil soup. Soup was superb, tuna was a bit bland. We love dishes to have a wow factor and it just didn't quite deliver. Would have preferred to have some wasabi in the drizzle. I had the crab cakes (mediocre) and he ordered the mixed grill which was bacon wrapped quail (yum), beef sausage (not so yum) and steak which was prepared well, but the huckleberry sauce didn't pair well with the dish in our opinion. Each of the dinners came with a sweet cabbage which was tasty and a polenta cake, also very flavorful. The end of the meal was topped off by a jalepeno apple cobbler. Divine!!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 31, 2014

WE would go nowhere else to celebrate special occasions. The food prepared by Chef Youts changes weekly and is always a gormet treat. The staff is special and takes care of you from the time you walk in the door untll you are ready to leave. It is one of our special places and is a real dining pleasure everytime we go.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 29, 2014

The Classic is the best overall restaurant in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 25, 2014

People sitting beside us were incredibly loud. I had the mixed grill which the value did not meet my expectation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 25, 2014

My husband and I went to dinner the other night at Classic Cafe. We enjoyed the delicious food and the atmosphere! We had some wonderful wine. We really enjoyed that our waiter and several other staff members quietly monitored us and made sure our glasses were full and that the pace of our meal was constant but never rushed. We are looking forward to another date night!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 18, 2014

My husband and I went to celebrate my birthday. Food was terrific. Wine list was extensive. Service was decent, considering how busy the place was on a Saturday night. Our only complaint was the ambiance - it is a small place with a lot of tables so it was really loud in there at 7:30 - 8:30 pm. We sat across from each other and had a hard time hearing! The food more thank made up for it though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2014

This is the place to bring a loved one for that special occasion. The staff makes you feel special from the moment you walk in the door, the chef-prepared food is excellent, and the ambiance is quiet and romantic.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 2, 2014

Excellent food and excellent service. I had not dined at The Classic Cafe in over two years but had a business dinner there on Thursday evening, 1/2/14, and the service, ambience, menu selection and food was five star just as it always has been. Need to go there more oftern.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2013

The evening was magnificent, with food, service and atmosphere all right on the mark. Wanda had the Atlantic chad which she claimed to be the best fish she had ever had. My filet was done perfectly and the side dishes were excellent.

When the owner serves you your appetizers, you know he cares about his guests and the meals being served. I would recommend the Classic to anyone who wants a great meal served in a small and intimate setting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2013

This Christmas we gave as one of our special gifts to each other - gift certificates to the Classic Cafe'. Being a favorite for bunch, late afternoon drink, dinner, special occasions, New Year's Eve - anytime - everytime. Great Food! Wonderful owners! Superb Chef! Just the best kept little secret in Roanoke!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2013

The food was excellent, but terribly over priced. I would go again, but not with a set menu & price. Could have gone to Ruth Chris or Del Frisco's for less

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2013

We live in the area and it is consistently our favorite for the past 20 years

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