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The Classic Cafe at Roanoke

504 N Oak St, Roanoke

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

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Highlights

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

Customer Reviews

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Petertop reviewer
21 ratings16 reviews
July 15, 2014
The soups are outstanding!
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Dacrie
4 ratings3 reviews
February 6, 2014
The food was phenomenal but the service could NOT have been worse!! The food is good but I'm not sure it is worth putting up with such horrendous service. It truly was not a pleasant dining experience and sadly, because of it, I most likely would not go back.
M
Michaeltop reviewer
10 ratings9 reviews
February 6, 2014
Excellent. Our new "go to" restaurant.
C
Cindytop reviewer
13 ratings8 reviews
February 6, 2014
Exceptional evening in all aspects. Food, service was outstanding. Thank you
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John
14 ratings4 reviews
February 5, 2014
excellent food and service
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Gretchen
7 ratings4 reviews
January 31, 2014
always wonderful. great food. great service.
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emily
6 ratings4 reviews
January 31, 2014
Great food! We had a very pleasant evening--thanks!
B
Bonnietop reviewer
25 ratings14 reviews
January 31, 2014
Amazing local food with a great atmosphere! Can't wait to go back!
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About This Deal

Locally sourced food, like WiFi, can either be found at a café or stolen from the neighbors. Avoid bandwidth banditry with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $30 for $60 worth of new American fare at dinner
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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.

About 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.