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#207 of 821 American in Dallas
#286 of 2,436 Restaurants in Dallas


$21 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Mimosa or Bloody Mary
City Basket
Breakfast breads, pastries, and mini muffins with honey and jam
Roasted Salmon Crepes
With fresh dill and sliced red onion, drizzled with creme fraiche and citrus oil
Heirloom Tomato Salad
With sliced red onions and lemon pepper-balsamic vinaigrette
Fruit and Cheese Plate
With​ caramelized walnuts, house lavosh and Fig Vincotto
Fresh Fruit Salad
Topped​ with honey yogurt, toasted almonds and coconut
Warm Cabbage Salad
Sautéed with apple bacon and gorgonzola
Mixed Greens
Julienne tomatoes, cucumber and dijon vinaigrette
With szechwan onions, jalapenos and sweet chili sauce
Caesar Salad
With giant brioche croutons and parmesan
Fresh Tomato or Soup Du Jour
Fried Chicken Livers
Over baby spinach with warm sherry vinaigrette, apple bacon, cherry tomatoes and fried shallots
Drunken Crawfish
Romaine lettuce, grilled avocado, tomato, red onion and champagne vinaigrette
Country Chicken
Fried​ chicken breast over mixed greens, julienne carrots, chopped boiled egg, cheddar cheese, tomatoes and bacon tossed in honey dijon dressing
Grilled Salmon
Asparagus, green beans, tomatoes, boiled egg, red onion, olives and lemon-oregano vinaigrette
Buttermilk Pancakes
Served with strawberry compote, truffle whipped cream, maple syrup and link sausage
Blueberry and Cream Cheese French Toast
Served with warm maple syrup and sausage links
Eggs Benedict
With hollandaise over skillet potatoes and fresh fruit
City One and One
One classic egg benedict and one poached egg atop city crab cake with breakfast potatoes and fresh fruit
Egg White Omelet
Asparagus,​ tomatoes and mozzarella with vinaigrette greens and grilled tomato with truffle oil
Wild Mushroom Omelet
Parmesan cheese and spinach with vinaigrette greens and grilled tomato with truffle oil
Smoked Salmon Omelet
Tomatoes, capers, Brie and scallions with vinaigrette greens and grilled tomato with truffle oil
Shrimp And Grits
Cajun​ spice marinated shrimp over bacon grits and tasso gravy
Pacific Halibut
Potato crusted and pan seared with olive oil poached tomatoes, chervil-vermouth butter sauce and artichoke-olive tapanade
City Crab Cakes
Shrimp, crab and crawfish cakes with basil-fire roasted tomato coulis, asparagus and whipped potatoes
Citrus Scented Grilled Salmon
With asparagus, grilled tomato and saffron vanilla cream sauce
Bone-In Pork Chop
Grilled with chinese 5 spice, served with english peas, mashed potatoes and marsala demi glace
Spaghetti Carbonara
Red onion, apple smoked bacon, parmesan, black pepper and cream
Airline Chicken Breast
Slow roasted and stuffed with goat cheese and fresh herbs, with roasted vegetables and white wine pan sauce
Veal Salisbury Steak
With pomme frites, haricot vert and wild mushroom sauce
Buttermilk pancake, scrambled egg and link sausage
Chicken Tenders
With french fries and fresh fruit chef mario flores your host karim alaoui
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Reviewed January 13, 2020

We had not been to City Cafe in quite some time and honestly we had forgotten about it, but several weeks ago it came to mind and we made a reservation. We won't forget about it any more, the food, service and ambience was all...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 2, 2019

I have never had such great food and service in my life! Upscale casual setting. Superb attention to detail and service. The Maître d’/Host went out of his way to ensure our experience was the best!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed April 28, 2019

From the moment we walked in, our group of 4 loved this place. Karim made us feel special as I observed he does everyone. The service was impeccable. My husband had liver and onions (yuck from me) but he wanted to see how a restaurant...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

We met friends here for lunch, we arrived early, but we were welcomed like old friends! We used valet parking, as it is difficult finding parking; however everyone from parking valet to all the staff And the chef, introduced themselves and made us welcome! Our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 17, 2018

My wife has the unique ability to choose fabulous restaurants in places we haven't been before and this is one of them. The service and food were superb. Karim Alaoui's, the owner, wine recommendation was spot on, all of the foods we ordered were prepared...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 18, 2018

City Cafe is a terrific little place where my Carrollton friends and my Grand Prairie friends can all meet centrally. It is upscale, but not snooty. The menu is different every time we go there, and we haven't had a bum dinner yet. I'd recommend...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Sophisticated ambiance, without the stuffiness. Finally discovered a quiet restaurant with that touch of elegance that is missing. Food was spot on, had the tomato soup along with the veal. Potatoes & green beans to round out a great dinner. Hot, fresh dinner roll alongside...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I joined 2 friends for dinner at City Cafe. This was our first time here. Our host, Karim was outstanding. He provided us with an excellent wine selection and great dinner recommendations. I had a delicious pork chop with wonder sides. Everyone...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

My first visit. Hostess was great and Super friendly. We got the booth we asked for. My bf has been going for years ... fresh out of the oven hot bread ... amazing. Some Parmesan and what appeared to be cracked pepper crisps as well...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Have been multiple times and while staff recognizes you and thanks you for coming back, on the last visit when busy they took advantage of this. We had to wait for service, clears, refills, etc. while other guests were taken care of first, even though...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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