The Classic Cafe at Roanoke

4.8
1541 reviews
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American
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
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Classic has the best food and service. They offer a wide range of delicious dishes.

JD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our all time favorites. They never disappoint. Worth every penny.

LG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu makes great use of their private garden (and fig tree)! Service was excellent. Pricy but you get a wonderful meal, attentive service and lovely ambience.

BW
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. I was able to cut my ribeye with my fork!

SO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. So much quieter than most trendy restaurants these days. You can actually have a conversation here. We have eaten here on a regular basis for over a decade. It remains my favorite place to go.

D
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Our second visit here after not loving it the first time. It boggles our minds that this place gets such rave reviews. It's very average at best. The old fashioned atmosphere may appeal to some but so much to us. Our party of four was equally underwhelmed with the food in regards to quality and portion size for the dollars charged. On a positive not our waitress provided excellent service. We won't be back. i don't get what's with these Roanoke restaurants??? They need to up their game for sure because it's a really cool place that's on the rise.

WF
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I went for restaurant week. This time, it was a little more deceptive. There is no special menu. You buy the 2 for $20 and they add an extra $5 to make it Restaurant Week. I had not caught that in years past. I will not be back fro Restaurant Week in this Restaurant.

RH
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Not their best night. But to their credit they did everything to make it up. It took 1.5 hours to get dinner. They comped the meal making us feel good about coming back and giving them another try.

W
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always absolutely perfect! Thanks to Chef Charles for the fabulous duck and gazpacho. Thanks to Francis and Julie for the amazing service!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a nice place for a quiet , quaint meal. Good fresh food from the garden and cooked perfectly. Celebrating our anniversary but happened upon The Restaurant Week menu and wasn’t disappointed. Would have given all 5 stars but pesky small knats buzzing about the table distracted us.

E
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This establishment is an absolute fine dining gem in the 'burbs. Service is excellent, food is excellent and approachable, ambiance is excellent. Can't say enough.

If you're not local, make it a point at least once to get out here for a special occasion.

LB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricey, but the setting, personal service by Kailey and Francis, as well as the quality of the food, made it a dining experience that I would do again.

KB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Quaint setting in a quaint town! Portions are probably what we all should be eating ~ a little small. The fig bread pudding was the highlight for me!! Our waiter was sweet, friendly and knowledgeable.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints - we love Classic!!!!!

LO
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This café never fails to impress. Warmly greeted upon arrival, we were immediately served and carefully attended. The menu is varied and interesting. I had the house salad which - my one quibble - arrived dressed (actually, OVERdressed) rather than "dressing on the side" as requested, followed by the house smoked salmon with gluten free crackers. Delicious, light and very appreciated to have a gluten free offering! My companion had the peach gazpacho which I did not taste but she pronounced "delicious," followed by their fritter. She seemed to enjoy the fritter but it looked - true to its name - like a big, amorphous fried blob and was served awkwardly in a bowl rather than on a plate. The dining room is quiet and beautifully appointed with original artwork (which also happens to be for sale). A lovely destination for a very nice meal.

SP
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

IT'S AN ICON IN THE TOWN WHERE DINNING HAS NOW BECOME IT'S MAIN ATTRACTION. GREAT FOOD, FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT STAFF, ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE

A
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy going to Classic with friends for great food, wine and music. Waitstaff is very attentive and professional. Love the additions to the menu from their garden.

AM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, good ambiance, well prepared food, warm friendly atmosphere & good bar. Our waiter person was new & somewhat uninformed about the wine selection & some menu items, but gracious & attentive. With more experience she'll be excellent. I hope we get her next time.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy white table cloth dining. Portions were not too big and not too small. Very rich flavor, so my wife and I were completely satisfied. Nice cocktail list. We had cucumber gin martinis and they were stiff but delicious. Great wine selection for any price. I love red Zinfandel and found a great blend of 60% Zin with Pinot noir and Malbec making up the other 40%. It was called angels and cowboys. Delicious! Cool abstract art on the walls.

VM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was amazing - exactly on point in every way. The okra appetizers were delicious, and I love the uniqueness and variety of the menu!

DF
Dallas
59 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time at The Classic Café and it was worth the driving hassle--the junction of 377 and 114 is a nightmare. Kylie, my server, was pleasant and professional. I had the rainbow trout which was delicious. It was served with pea pods, grilled vegetables, and mashed potatoes. The sides were all good except for the potatoes which needed additional seasonings. I plan to return when I need to transact business in Southlake. Roanoke is on the way.

JD
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, my dining experience at the Classic was excellent. My friend enjoyed a steak while I enjoyed the three course dinner including the Classic salad, beef tenderloin medallions and Texas sheet cake. All three courses were excellent while the dessert was superb. My friend agreed. The service was great too as was the quiet informal ambiance. Owner Curtis Wells and his team always do a great job making patrons feel at home with excellent meals and a fine place to converse. Its one of the very best restaurants in the area. Highly recommended.

N
Dallas
58 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appetizer of shrimp and mushrooms escargot style in puff pastry was fabulous

EB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I would not call the noise factor “energetic”. It was hard to have a conversation. The food was good; German and French influences. Nice, wide array of food items.

CT
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food and a nice menu. Very good service. We have eaten at this restaurant for years and will continue to do us.

CR
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been regular customers for several years and have always been very pleased. We've set a new goal of trying everything on the menu :)

AT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service!! The shrimp and okra fritter was amazing and the pork jagerschnitzel is my new favorite crave. Slightly loud and slightly cold temperature, but I will definitely be back with a sweater!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Special thanks to our server Julie who always takes great care of her guests.

JJ
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to The Classic Cafe. We have lived in the area for many years, but felt it needed to be a special occasion to go. ( This is not your run-of-the-mill $15 per plate kind of meal.) We chose our anniversary, and we were not disappointed! The service was excellent, the food was amazing, and we will choose another special occasion to go again in the future.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a nice family lunch (party of 5). Every part of the meal and experience was perfect. Quality and seasoning were flawless. Waitstaff was knowledgeable, and attentive, yet gave us our privacy to visit. Amazing meal.

J
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem! Skip the chains and come to Classic Cafe!

s
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
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!

ST
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
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.

AT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CE
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
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

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Food was amazing and service was great.

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.

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

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

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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