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Dale Street Café

115 E. Dale St., Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
(719) 578-9898
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Restaurant Details
$$ ($15 - $30)
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Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Dale Street Café
115 E. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 578-9898
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(no rating) 1/24/14 - The Gazette - MB Partlow

The Dale Street Bistro Cafe resides in a quaint, converted Victorian house with a lot of charm. The menu has enough variety to content almost everyone. The dishes that shine are really delicious, but the dishes that don’t seem to be suffering from lack of attention to detail.

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1/17/14 - The Gazette - MB Partlow

Do you know what restaurant reviewers like? Restaurants that are clearly very good or clearly very bad. The experience is easy to convey, and everyone is happy.

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Feb 04, 2013 - FoodieClicks.com
Not worth the cost.

Dale Street Bistro. Not worth the cost. It had been years since we visited The Dale Street Bistro. It is located downtown in an old Victorian that is, unfortunately, in desperate need of updating. What was once nice and romantic seems run down and outdated now, it is evident that not much care has gone into the home in the last decade. The food, although good is not gourmet and does not warrant the $14 to $21 price, and the owners and wait staff are not welcoming. Our biggest disappointment was the Gnocchi Gorgonzola at $13.95. The gnocchi had the tell tale stripes and rubbery taste of Sam’s Club pre-packaged gnocchi. Very disappointing. For some fresh homemade gnocchi the way it is intended to be, we recommend going downtown to Fratelli’s Ristorante, the food and ambiance there is vastly superior-see our review of Fratelli’s.

Mar 17, 2011 - annfrock
How Quaint!

Never knew this charming little bistro existed ~ even when I drove past it so many times. For our girls luncheon, we decided that we should try a new place. The quaint victorian atmosphere on the exterior and interior was charming. Also numerous artwork from various local artists were displayed prominently on the walls. The nice quiet setting was perfect for the girls to enjoy an afternoon out. However, what got me was the food. I ordered the cobb salad & the portion was humongous. There was no way I could ever finish it ... crisp mixed greens so fresh - as if pulled straight out of the garden. Topped with generous portions of turkey breast and crispy bacon. Yum! The blue cheese dressing was just right, also. It wasn't salty as some other restaurants. I truly enjoyed my salad so much that I almost finished it. The home baked style bread was very fresh and delicious. We truly had a great dining experience. I would definitely go back to the bistro.

Feb 13, 2009 - galamso
Dale Street Cafe...I will go back again.

I am going to review the whole restaurant so stick with me. Let's say this immediately, we really enjoyed the place.

Tonight we went to Dale Street Cafe located at 115 E Dale Street in Colorado Springs. First, the parking on the road seemed pretty plentiful. As we walked up to the fine dining restaurant, we all thought we were in the wrong neighborhood. The restaurant is a bit higher class then the homes around it. The patio out side had about 4 tables. Being February, it was to chilly to sit outside but I would have loved to if weather allowed. As we walked in, we were greeted at the small, quaint bar outside the dining area. The staff was very friendly. Our waitress was the only wait staff working all the tables and she handled it very very well. She kept up with everything and stayed positive and cheering.

My biggest complaint was this; the menu was not updated. The two items that my wife, the birthday-girl, picked were no longer on the menu. This should have been covered up on the menu, or discussed as soon as the menu was provided. With that said, the food was delicious. We started with "The Show" Cav Sauv 2006. It was great. A mellow but sturdy red. At 8 dollars a glass, or 38 a bottle, it was a reasonably priced wine. I would have suggested to our wait staff to allow us to taste it before putting on the table. And once accepted, the glasses should have been filled. Our starters were: Artichoke dip, homemade toast triangles, and vegetables, Lemon Shrimp with a fantastic Chilpotle aioli, and red pepper hummus, and last, fresh mozzerella with a sweet balsamic with toast triagles, tapenade, and hummus. The Chilpotle aioli was a stand out success. The only thing that rivaled this was the tapenade which is made by the chef in-house. One would think it is easy to make ground olives, but they always seem way to salty. This was incredible. I could have just eaten appetizers and left happy. Our mains were the Steak with roasted Green Beans and Rice, tender pork cutlets on a roasted red pepper and mango puree, topped with sauteed spinach and red onions, served with spinach parmesan rice, and last the chicken alfredo. We also each had a cup of onion soup.

Highlights, the onion soup is to die for. I would have put a bit more cheese on the top, but the main beefy broth was awesome. So rich, without the heavy salt you get on a lot of broths. The steak was a good steak and cooked very well. For the price of the steak, it was a bit tough. I am not sure I would blame the chef on this one though. We enjoyed the roasted green beans. Crisp and buttery in all the right ways. The Pork with the mango and red pepper sauce was the best thing we ate. Fantastic! There is always a worry with a mango and red pepper puree that the acid would not finish well. It did. I was blown away by this sauce. The rice was just ok. It was a bit light on the parmesean. To be honest, a good rice, but I tasted no parmesean. It actually was a good long grain white and wild rice mixture. Tasty. Desserts. Bang Boom...fireworks. We had the Chocolate Mousse Cake, Lemon Cheesecake, Bread Pudding with whiskey sauce, and the best Creme Brulee I have every had. As any chef or foodie will tell you, a basic egg, a great broth, and a creamy brulee are the signs of a good or bad chef. Our chef managed to nail every one of those. Well done.

So, with all that said, I would go back to Dales again and again. I do not want my comments to stop anyone from going to enjoying one of the best menus I have seen in downtown Springs. I am pretty critical of the food and I would rate this menu and chef very highly. Staff, great. Menu, great. Decor, great. I really enjoyed our dinner and look forward to taking my family back soon. An excellent fine dining experience with a reasonable price meal. Starters ran about $10, Entrees ran roughly $20, and dessert ran about 8-10 per.

Personal note: I hate coupons! They are never honored, and always argued about. This establishment took two coupons and honored them both without question. I respect a business that honors what they advertise. Unfortunately, in these trying times, they rarely do.

Feb 10, 2008 - mariecarmen
Bad customer service

The place was cosy, but the owner is a very rude lady. My husband asked for a regular benedict and the waitress asked if I wanted a benedict, but she never asked what kind of benedict I wanted. I was drinking my juice, so I pointed with my finger to the veggie one and showed it to the waitress because I am a vegetarian. The waitress brought two benedicts with ham and my husband asked her if she could change it for a vegetarian one. Minutes later,the owner came out from the kitchen to our table, insulted me, screamed at me and made me feel miserable. I apologized several times and she continued screaming at me.
My husband and my daughter felt horrible with the situation. My husband got mad. Then the waitress came back with the same plate with a slice of ham and a small slice of avocado. It was a "take it, or leave it" message. I showed the waitress the slice of ham and she did not care about it. I just removed the ham from the plate.
My daughter's hamburger was burned outside and uncooked inside and we decided not to complain because of the uncomfortable situation we had have minutes before.
We ate and paid, but I will never recommend this place to anybody.
We are educated persons, my husband is a college professor and I am a school teacher and we are not used to this kind of treatment. We had never had this experience before!

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