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City Cafe

5757 W. Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209
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  • Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm, Brunch Sat-Sun 11am-2pm, Dinner Mon-Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm, Afternoon Tea Thurs-Sun 2pm-4pm by appointment only
  • $$; $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Banquet Facilities, Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Parking Lot Available, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
An unprepossessing exterior hides a versatile eatery combining a casually sophisticated dinner restaurant, a power-lunch place, a gourmet to-go joint and more. The regional American menu rotates seafood, veal, game, pasta, fowl, beef, pork and lamb.

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