The Classic Cafe at Roanoke

Roanoke

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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

Promotional value expires Feb 5, 2014. Amount paid never expires. 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 7-ounce center-cut beef tenderloin 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 duck, flat iron, and a huckleberry demi-glace. A wine list that won the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator complements the fare.

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.

Customer Reviews

The soups are outstanding!
Peter S. · July 15, 2014
Excellent. Our new "go to" restaurant.
Michael S. · February 6, 2014
Exceptional evening in all aspects. Food, service was outstanding. Thank you
Cindy R. · February 6, 2014
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    Roanoke

    504 N Oak St

    Roanoke, TX 76262

    +18174308185

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