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Youssef 242

242 11th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601-3836
828-324-2005
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Ranked #2 of 193 Restaurants in Hickory
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $38
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: HWY 127
Description: Experience the exceptional cuisine that Hickory has to offer in the casual setting of Youssef 242. Fresh, sensational flavors and exquisite wine pairings are yours to enjoy as your palate is spoiled by our expert chef and staff. There is simply no comparison to the array of dishes, the extensive wine selection or the upscale ambiance which Youssef 242 invites you to savor.
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English first
Hickory, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I had a very delicious meal with friends while sitting outside on a beautiful night. The bar area inside was full of people having a great time.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Buffalo flank steak was tender and well seasoned. Large portions. Excellent sautéed calamari as a starter.

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toledo
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We had a business dinner here for 25. The food menu was great. The wine list was good but a few of my standbys including the Caymus 40th anniversary were a little over priced. I had the lamb chops medium and they were perfect. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. It was a very nice evening. One of the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

What a surprise to find this place, an elegant modern American bistro off the beaten path in Hickory. We stopped there on our way from Asheville to Greensboro and I am so glad we did. The Parma ham and fig jam pizza was really special, and the edamame succotash as a side to another entree was superb. Creative takes on... More

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Florida
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Very modern decor inside and on the outside patio. Very good food and service with eclectic menu. Good wine list at reasonable prices. Ample free self parking beside and behind the restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Wow! This is a beautiful, elegant restaurant in Hickory NC. We stopped on a lark as we were passing through. I'm so happy we did. The food is excellent, had Parma ham and fig jam pizza (to die for), straw sandwich, very delicious, and edamame succotash. I'm still thinks about that pizza.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My family went intending on getting dinner but there were so many wonderful choices for appetizers, we ordered many and shared. Great food, great cheese biscuits with jalopeno jam. We live in Raleigh and stopped on our way to Asheville for the Labor Day weekend. It is now on our list to visit the next time we are in the... More

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Winston-Salem, NC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've eaten in this restaurant 3 times and each time it has been wonderful. The interior is gorgeous and the food is very good--fresh, inventive and varied. The cheddar biscuits which they serve with jalapeno jelly are yummy. I had the 2 lunch item choice this time which was a panini and wedge salad--plenty and delicious. Friends went for the... More

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Winter Park, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I am very pleasantly surprised by the quality of restaurants in Hickory. Youssef 242 proved to add to my delight. Charming surroundings, efficient and friendly staff, a very diverse selection of starters and main courses. I had the bison, which was pleasingly presented and very tasty to boot! I look forward to my next visit to Youssef 242.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We ate here in early August and found some things delightful, but other things left a little to be desired. First, the jalapeño pepper jelly served with the bread was outstanding. This was by far the best part of our meal! We both had the Wagyu burgers, and they were tasty...but no tastier than a similar burger at any decent... More

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