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“Yes, it's still around; and, yes, it's still as good”
Review of City Cafe

City Cafe
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Ranked #397 of 3,981 Restaurants in Dallas
Price range: $21 - $35
Cuisines: American, Italian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Reviewed November 9, 2017

City Cafe was well-known to the fickle Dallas dining scene from its inception through the nineties. I don't know exactly when it fell off the collective radar, but the comment I hear most is, "are they still around?" We rediscovered City Cafe last December when The Adolphus suspended its famous holiday tea. City Cafe came to the rescue with its delicious, elegant tea--which impressed us so much that we booked a table for New Year's Eve. A friendship with the maître d’, Karim Alaoui, was born that evening. We are now regular guests and are delighted that our friends are rediscovering this Dallas treasure. Of significance, the decibel level is such that conversation is possible. This place has everything!

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Went back this week after a long absence. The food is delicious, especially the aforementioned liver and onions. I know that people love it or hate it. I now know where to go when I have the craving. The braised cabbage with bacon and Gorgonzola is excellent. It's hard to wrong with anything on the menu. Another bonus is that we found that the old head waitr at L'ancestral works here. He is not known by his former French name, but is now known as Ken. A true professional, with Texas friendliness!

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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and decor. Nice tables with white tablecloths. Food was average, nothing special. Self parking and issue, use valet.

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

One of our always "to go" places whenever we need a pick me up dinner. It is elegant, quiet, friendly and some of the best food always. It never lets us down.

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

We used to live in Dallas and ate at City Cafe twice a week for a decade. Now we are there whenever we return to Dallas, about three times a year. We had excellent meals and service two days in a row this week. Yes, the quality is still great. Service tops! Easy to find gluten free meals. Many interesting choices on menu. New items and old favorites. Karim is a lovely caring man, who loves to take care of all of his restaurant patrons. And it is still quiet and easy for conversation.

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