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Cafe 157

157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
704-844-8686
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Ranked #11 of 144 Restaurants in Matthews
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Description: "American Bistro, dine- in and a very beautiful patio. Serving lunch & dinner, good food (fine dining flair)".
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: "American Bistro, dine- in and a very beautiful patio. Serving lunch & dinner, good food (fine dining flair)".
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English first
matthews, nc
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Mu husband & I have always enjoyed going to Cafe 157 whether it is for a Saturday lunch or a special occassion like a birthday or holiday. Tonight we went for our 35th Wedding Anniversary. The shrimp appetizer was as delicious as ever. I chose the pork medialions and my husband had a pasta dish. Both were excellent choices. The... More

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Apex, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

the food was amazing. We sat outside. The owner even came out and helped the crew. We chatted a bit afterwards. Very nice man with values. Located within walking distance to our Bed and Breakfast, the Lemmond House.

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Had lunch at Cafe 157 today. Really liked the fact that I could get a "small plate" salad for about half the price. This allowed me to have three very tasty fish tacos AND very importantly "my fries were crispy" !

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Matthews, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our supper club from church went here. Meal was really small and not what the meal description was. Instead of beef tenderloin it was beef stew meat. No salads, or bread. Too pricey for the portions.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in this area - they have a good selection of vegetarian meals, along with interesting combinations of ingredients in all their menu items. Service has always been outstanding.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Ate here a few months ago and was lucky to find it again. I was there at 11 when they opened and was seated immediately. Ordered Turkey Club sandwich. Great taste. Honey mustard and real bacon on rye. Choice of sides which I choose French fries. Meal with a soda was $12. Great ambiance with outdoor seating bit it was... More

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Reston, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The food was excellent. We liked the atmosphere and service was fine. We went back a second time, as we had enjoyed it so much.

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Hgih Point, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The first time I visited Cafe 157 was New Year's Eve 2012 (I got the chicken alfredo). It was wonderful and a great experience all around. We live close to Cafe 157 so we have been there a couple times since. The past 3 times I've been there I have ordered the salmon…yum! But this past time I went there,... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Just returned from dinner at Cafe 157 during restaurant week. Would'nt have know it even existed except saw it advertised as a participant. The food was excellent. My husband & I both had the NY strip,garlic mashed potatoes & asparagus.All were cooked perfectly.Steak was very tender & was an ample cut. The Belgian mousse torte cake ,served with fresh whipped... More

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Charlotte NC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is an attractive former bank building in the center of Matthews with ample parking. We live nearby and drop by for dinner every so often. Tonight the scallops special sounded interesting. The scallops were cooked well, not overdone, but with some moistness. The bok choy and risotto were also tasty. However, the price ($35) for three scallops and sides... More

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