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“Good food, great service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of City Cafe

City Cafe
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Ranked #540 of 3,454 Restaurants in Dallas
Price range: $21 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Dallas, Texas
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544 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Good food, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

When I moved to Dallas in 1991 this was one of the premier restaurants in Dallas. More than 20 years later it is still a really great place for an upscale meal, although Dallas now has so many truly excellent upscale restaurants that City Cafe is no longer at the very top. Still, the food is very good--I especially like their tenderloin. They are famous for their cream of tomato soup, although last time I was here it was rather bitter. I also love the warm blue cheese cole slaw with bacon bits. Excellent! Service is consistently top-notch: attentive, professional, and informed about the menu. This is a great place for a romantic dinner or special occasion because the ambience is upscale and the restaurant is not noisy.

Visited December 2012
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
2 reviews
“Great Food, excellent atmosphere and exceptional service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I visit Dallas several times a year and always try to have at least one lunch or dinner at City Cafe.
It is a nice quiet and relaxing atmosphere for a meal with friends or business associates. The food is excellent, exceeded only by the friendly and exceptional service. I have also found their bar to pour a good drink.

  • Visited June 2013
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Wonderful in every way. Food was excellent, service was impeccable, atmosphere was quiet, comfortable, and upscale. The private room is perfect for a luncheons, showers, ect...
Highly recommend the Sunday Brunch, could have stayed all day! Nice to know with all the "new and hip" restaurants coming AND going in Dallas, that City Cafe will always be a "go to place" that we can count on.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Nice place for a great meal in a quiet atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

Met friends here for dinner. Atmosphere is quiet, small dining room so great for conversation. Menu is varied and service excellent. Enjoyed the seafood special. No problem accommodating GF dining.

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5 reviews
“Excellent Sunday brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We hosted a baby shower for a group of about twenty adults and kids. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating, the event room light and airy, and the food delicious. Will recommend highly for a Sunday brunch or any other large group event!

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