The Classic Cafe at Roanoke

4.7
1410 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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.

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M
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding every time. Highly recommend. Francis is an expert with wine selections!

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LH
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food & service. One of our favorite restaurants in the metroplex. Curtis, Chris & Francis are terrific hosts

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

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Highly recommend for any occasion.

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W
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic is always a wonderful evening for us. We love the food, the wine with Francis and the music with Tim.

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

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PC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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

Very pleasant, and our server that’s very nice and knowledgeable and the food was wonderful!

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DP
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Classic Cafe has Great food, great service, quiet place.

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CA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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CC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aside from the above ratings, the most valuable was we never felt rushed!!!
Our waiter, Chris, was very responsive but not invasive!

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and service never disappoint. The food is outstanding and it is my favorite nice restaurant for special occasions.

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MF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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FW
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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KC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the attentive service, great food and quiet atmosphere. Perfect for good conversation.

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PB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was great and enjoyed the food ... very cozy place .

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F
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and excellent service! Well worth the drive!

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TS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I had the pan seared Asian Salmon. It was excellent. I would highly recommend the salmon to my friends.

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M
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly service. One of our favorite restaurants!

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JB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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TP
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the area! Food is excellent and service top notch.

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JP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

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C
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite for special occasions. Great owners and staff. The food is consistently marvelous. Highly recommend.

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KS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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F
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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OT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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KD
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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WC
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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n
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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A
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JC
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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TC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our evenings at the Classic. My husband said his duck was the best meal ever.

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SK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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G
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is our favorite place to go for a nice meal and celebration

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best yet of the 5-6 visits over the last few years!

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N
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Clasic Salad, butternut squash risotto fabulous, blue crab with creamed boursin cheese on steak wonderful. Service was great.

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OT
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prompt, personal recommendations and diligent service, amazing background music, wonderful food. Bartender personally delivered his delectable concoctions with a word and a smile. Anytime we are remotely close to Roanoke, we will be back.

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EH
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter, great food, general manager filled our water glasses and asked if I wanted my bake potato heated up a little more after I was halfway done with it. Unheard of In today's world.

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