The Classic Cafe at Roanoke
Make a reservation asap, strongly recommended. Thanks Francis
Adorable restaurant in downtown Roanoke. Excellent atmosphere but overreaching on some the dishes in terms of complexity and pricing. Duck breast entree is top notch, but salmon pasta boring. When manager asked us about our meal, he did not take the feedback very open minded.
One bad experience can have a tremendous ripple effect. If you were served at our table you'd never return, I promise. You're manager is an embarrassment to your industry.
The food was excellent, the service was prompt and friendly, and we were seated promptly at our reservation time. This was despite the fact that we went on Valentines Day and they were super busy. We will definitely return.
Outstanding every time. Highly recommend. Francis is an expert with wine selections!
Consistently great food & service. One of our favorite restaurants in the metroplex. Curtis, Chris & Francis are terrific hosts
I came in for lunch and the food was fantastic. The service was great and the chef’s special of the day was very unique and delicious. It was a great experience.
Perfect! Highly recommend for any occasion.
Classic is always a wonderful evening for us. We love the food, the wine with Francis and the music with Tim.
First we were met by the hostess that looked like she was going to to hang out with friends not host an upscale restaurant. Waiter and manager were of course great, but they could not make up for the disappoint from there. We got a very small appetizer, two quarter size mushrooms....really. The menu has changed and some of the things we like were gone (the salmon was perfect, but not on the menu), but sometimes change is good. Not this time. The prices were up a lot and the value was down. Very disappointed. Not in the prices, but for what they had to offer.
We have been there several time over the years and it seems to be losing it's value.
Only complaint ever is the kitchen can be a little slow getting food out, but bottom line is the service is great and good place to relax. You not going to be in and out in an hour.
Very pleasant, and our server that’s very nice and knowledgeable and the food was wonderful!
Classic Cafe has Great food, great service, quiet place.
The food was fabulous. The service was fantastic. I had heard many good things about this restaurant and everything came true. We were celebrating my husband‘s birthday and had a great evening. The drinks were good. Enjoyed talking with the bartender. The only complaint if you even want to car that would be it was a little bit loud.
Aside from the above ratings, the most valuable was we never felt rushed!!!
Our waiter, Chris, was very responsive but not invasive!
The food and service never disappoint. The food is outstanding and it is my favorite nice restaurant for special occasions.
The Classic Café in Roanoke has always been a favorite of mine and the food and service were outstanding as usual - this place never disappoints!
Classic Cafe is always a favorite. We recently went for "Date night" and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food and service are impeccable. Don't miss the Tomato Bisque and Chocolate Sheet Cake, which perfectly bookend any of their fabulous entrees.
Always love the attentive service, great food and quiet atmosphere. Perfect for good conversation.
Service was great and enjoyed the food ... very cozy place .
Fabulous food and excellent service! Well worth the drive!
I had the pan seared Asian Salmon. It was excellent. I would highly recommend the salmon to my friends.
Excellent food and friendly service. One of our favorite restaurants!
New Years dinner. Everything was good for a special meal but the lobster bisque. Was not what I expected from this special place we live to dine. Everything else was awesome.
One of the best restaurants in the area! Food is excellent and service top notch.
We have visited this restaurant many, many times over 15+ years. Generally, the food and service are excellent. Unfortunately, the food on New Years Eve was less than desirable. The steak had too much smoke flavor, the "trout" tasted, smelled and looked like salmon, and the side dish of ratatouille was overcooked and tasteless. This restaurant is much better when guests are allowed to order from the main menu. This fixed menu for the holiday was quite disappointing.
Our favorite for special occasions. Great owners and staff. The food is consistently marvelous. Highly recommend.
This was our first visit and I wish we hadn't waited.
The server Julie was very friendly and knowledgeable about all of the items on the menu.
Service was fast and friendly. The food was exceptional and don't have any negative comments on anything.
The sea trout was good and the filet was great and the crème brule is worth a special trip!
It was my stepson's 21st birthday and New Years Eve. We reserved for lunch. I ordered the smoked salmon - it was excellent - instead of a salad or soup. It came quickly, but the soups and salads did not. It suddenly dawned on me that our server was waiting for me to finish the appetizer before bringing the soups and salads. After I explained, the others were quickly served. The schnitzel was next, and it, too was great. A superb meal, despite the misunderstanding.
We have nothing but great things to say about this restaurant. We have had dinner at almost every decent restaurant in Denton, Flower Mound, Roanoke, and SouthLake. Some how we never made it here. The service was on point. This is where even so e of the best fail. Ever person knew their part and executed it perfectly. The food was absolutely delicious. Perfect temperature and seasoned perfectly. Highly recommend.
This lovely restaurant never disappoints.... we go at least twice a year though it is a bit of a drive. Friendly, efficient service and excellent food beautifully presented.
Everytime we have dined at The Classic Cafe, we have had wonderful food, great service, and a great atmosphere to talk and enjoy our family and friends!
This was our __th visit and we have never been disappointed in any aspect of our visits. It's always a must do whenever we visit family in the area, especially for birthday or anniversary celebrations. Definitely an adult destination due to ambiance and QUALITY wine and meals! Live background music is a plus as well. Reasonably priced given the experience.
Excellent dining experience. Ate at the restaurant while visiting family in the area. The owner came by several times to check on our experience. Excellent wine list and food. The only negative was the kids menu. While the food was varied and good, the prices were ridiculously high. The “Chopped Steak” (aka hamburger patty) with a dollop of mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy was $16. A small bowl of buttered pasta was $12. My entree of Butternut Squash Ravioli was $20 and considerably more food. Other than that, we had a good time and will go back again when we visit - minus the kiddos.
This is our anniversary place. It’s not overpriced, but it is (for us) a special occasion price range. My old fashioned was not the best (it also wasn’t on the menu, I’ll stick to the listed specialties next time), but all the food was outstanding and the wine list is really impressive.
We’ve lived in Roanoke a year and a half and still had not made it to The Classic Cafe! We always talk about it but just had not gone- so for our Anniversary, I finally booked a sitter and made a reservation- it did not disappoint! Everything from the cocktails and appetizer (brie is to die for!), to the salad and entrees and dessert was spot on. Service was perfect- attentive but not over the top.
Only thing I can think of is it would have been nice to have music playing softly. Lost a bit on ambience with the restaurant being so quiet- would have been nice touch to have music. Regardless, great experience and we look forward to coming back soon!
We always enjoy our evenings at the Classic. My husband said his duck was the best meal ever.
My book club had Christmas lunch there yesterday, and we all enjoyed it very much. There was another group of women in the same room with us so their talking was distracting, as I am sure ours was to them. The food and service were excellent.
this is our favorite place to go for a nice meal and celebration