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Youssef 242

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242 11th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601-3836 (HWY 127)
828-324-2005
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Experience the exceptional cuisine that Hickory has to offer in the casual...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Best food in Hickory.

We had a wonderful evening recently here. We started with the Ahi tuna starter, followed by the pork tenderloin and the Filet Mignon. We finished with the Chocolate Mousse. I would recommend everything we had. All of it. It was all delicious and our waitress was great. It has a very modern and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Miguel M
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful evening recently here. We started with the Ahi tuna starter, followed by the pork tenderloin and the Filet Mignon. We finished with the Chocolate Mousse. I would recommend everything we had. All of it. It was all delicious and our waitress was great. It has a very modern and chic atmosphere, which makes it perfect for... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Food id nicely cooked and well presented A little pretentious but adventurous. The Wine is expensive and although the quality is Okay there needs to be some review of price.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Found myself in Hickory for a business meeting. Dinner for 10. Had a few drinks at bar in advance. It was a Monday night and they had two guys strumming away on guitars. Good music good vibe. Bartender was super friendly. Food was great. Fresh. Calamari was best I have had in a while! Wine list was great and pricing... More 

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Hickory, NC
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were at a private party in a separate dining room. The service was very good. The lamb tenderloin was delicious. The bibb salad was very good. The devil's food with berries was only average. It was a great place for a private gathering of about 15 people.

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San Francisco, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Upscale cuisine, exceptional service, trendy modern decor, and a notable wine list. This restaurant would fit in a major market just about anywhere; and is definitely the best restaurant in its class in the Hickory area. Perhaps Youssef's is over-priced for Hickory residents (I can't speak to that) but as a traveller passing through, we thought our meals were great,... More 

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North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stopped for a late lunch upon tripadvisor's recommendations. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is open, airy and welcoming. Everyone we dealt with was so personable and professional. At the urging of our waiter, we shared the calamari. This was the best calamari I've ever had. Long pieces of meat, lightly fried, served with a wasabi aioli. It was... More 

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rhode island
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is the third time that I have eaten here while visiting my daughter in Hickory. Each time has been a wonderful experience. They have interesting combinations of foods, often with a middle eastern flare. The wine list, both by bottle & glass is thoughtful & interesting. If the warmer season is available, the outdoor patio is beautiful. Service is... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Found this gem by searching the reviews on Tripadvisor. Modern, trendy interior...not exactly a restaurant I expected to find in Hickory. Upscale atmosphere, definitely great for business clients for the special date night. Tasty crab cakes and salmon! Pricey, but not outrageous. Definitely worth it to go...call ahead for a reservation, they are super nice!

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Hickory, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Food and service is always excellent. The salad selection is great as well as the appetizer selection. On this most recent visit we both had the special drink and meal.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was a guest at Youssef 242 for a business meeting. We were treated very well by the staff and the atmosphere was appropriate for learning. The food was served hot and fresh. The flavor was amazing. Great destination for future meals.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 242 11th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601-3836
    (HWY 127)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: 828-324-2005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 38
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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