$30 for $60 Worth of Locally Sourced New American Fare for Dinner at The Classic Cafe

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In a Nutshell

New American fare made of produce from local growers and organic garden just outside the patio pairs with biodynamic wines

The Fine Print

Expires Feb 5th, 2014. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Dinner only. Not valid on holidays, including New Years or Valentines Day. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid for cooking classes or wine dinners. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $30 for $60 worth of new American fare at dinner
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The Classic Cafe

Chef Charles Youts curates a menu of what he dubs “new American cuisine”—a culinary school that emphasizes farm-to-table dishes made from produce and meats sourced as locally as possible. Youts and his staff members cultivate an organic garden outside that acts as the chef's pantry, where they pick tomatoes, melons, peppers, and herbs minutes before they appear in entrées, a practice that gives dishes bright and complex flavor profiles. Based on what’s ripe in the garden, Youts writes up microseasonal dishes that back up menu mainstays such as radiatore with applewood-smoked salmon and tomatoes.

For carnivores, several cuts of beef from a 14-ounce ribeye to 10 ounces of beef-tenderloin medallions complement sauces that include horseradish cream and blue-cheese crust with port shallots. The Classic Cafe also produces homemade sausage that appears in a mixed grill dish with lamb, beef tenderloin, and a huckleberry demi-glace. A wine list that won the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator complements the fare with biodynamic, sustainable, and organic wines.

The Classic Cafe’s interior balances rustic, elegant, and casual motifs with a burgundy and hewn wood bar beside a cluster of tables outfitted in white and maroon cloths. Paintings of wine by local artist Carolyn Riegelman hang in the dining room and above an intricate wrought-iron table at the entrance. Outside, a patio ringed in trees and flowers creates a pastoral atmosphere as diners look out onto the garden, where chickens peck and gangs of jack-o'-lanterns bully straight-laced pumpkins. On the patio, the restaurant also holds monthly cooking classes on seasonal topics that range from seafood prep and South American cuisine to cooking with the fall harvest.


Reviews

We had the burger with bacon…and it was juicy and tender… The crab cake was quite large and it and the sauce that came with it were really good.

Adam P., Yelp, 3/5/13

The staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and wonderful. The owner came by a few times as well to check up on my date and I.

Aileen N., Yelp, 7/10/13

Tips

  • “Nice neighborhood gem, with consistently good food and service”

  • “Great service and wonderful food!”

  • “Great atmosphere and delicious food”

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    Roanoke

    504 N Oak St

    Roanoke, Texas 76262

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