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City Cafe

Italian, American, Contemporary
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5757 W Lovers Ln, Ste 101, Dallas, TX 75209-5166
+1 214-351-2233
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:30
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

WOW! We are thrilled to have found this place! It is a REAL restaurant!! Each dish was absolutely delicious, and the service was impeccable! Plus, you can actually carry on a conversation with the people at your table without having to yell at them, as in so many restaurants. The location is very unassuming. In fact, our daughter arrived before... More 

Thank equadmom
Houston, Texas
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308 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

a wide range of wonderful choices, salads look fabulous and blt was enormous with loads of bacon-I would order a half next time as it was quite a meal, we got Easter cupcakes chocolate with piped multicolored tulips butter cream on the top--fantastic also got a whoopie pie-not easy to fine--again moist and baked perfectly!

Thank gay e
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Because of Trip Advisor's review of this restaurant we went and enjoyed a wonderful meal, wonderful service (thank you Rodrigo) and will definitely return if ever in Dallas again. What a gem - sort of hidden away in a strip mall of sorts, but once you enter the restaurant you realize you are in for a treat. The service was... More 

Thank Carolinsf
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

City Cafe meets the true definition of Neighborhood Gem. Staff is extremely friendly and provided exceptional service. We were quickly offered suggestions on wine and were not rushed as we enjoyed a longer dinner visiting with friends. The noise level is soft so it's a great place to visit and hear others. Food is exceptional. I get something new every... More 

Thank KayBee89
Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

I went with a group of friends to City Cafe for Afternoon Tea. The first course was a selection of sandwiches. My favorite was the Chicken salad. Second course was a large scone served warm with jam and clotted cream. Third and final course was mini pastries. (Not my favorite) The hot tea served was delicious!

Thank marciez48
Fredericksburg, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

We saw "cafe" and thought a casual nice diner. We're not from the DFW area so gave it a try on late Friday business in the area. The valet parking gave us a thought it may be a bit more upscale. Although menu looked like a bit heavier on food than we would have selected at 9pm we stayed. Glad... More 

Thank artistwifeme
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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256 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

This is a place for wonderful service and a beautiful menu. It is up scale but you would not expect it from the store front in this shopping center.

Thank Dudley H
Dallas, TExas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

The waiter recommended the kale and Brussels sprouts salad, but when I asked where the Brussels sprouts were, he explained that the chef just put a few outside leaves from the sprouts on the salad. It was a heap of dry, chopped kale and dried cranberries and bacon that was hard to swallow, literally. No effort was made to correct... More 

Thank Fuego99
Arlington, Texas
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288 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

I'm not sure I understand ... here we have an excellent restaurant. Great food, great service, carefully selected wine program. And yet, on a recent Saturday evening visit they were only 3/4 full and likely didn't manage even one turn.

Thank billp25
Stockholm, Sweden
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261 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

This is no "cafe" but rather upscale dining for upscale prices. The food, the staff, the wine, the decor and clientele are all excellent. The prices reflect that. We thought the music was a bit too loud for us to visit, but other than that, we had a great time here. About $200 for 4 people, only one had wine.

Thank naneliz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$35
Italian, American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5757 W Lovers Ln, Ste 101, Dallas, TX 75209-5166
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-351-2233

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?