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Cafe 157

157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
704-844-8686
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Ranked #27 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, 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

A wonderful experience highly recommend it !!!!! Wine and dinner was incredible and service exceeded expectation Will make this a regular stop when in town

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Matthews, North Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Cafe 157 is located in downtown Matthews. The building has housed several different restaurants. There is indoor as well as ample outdoor seating. During the nice weather it is great to sit outside. There are a variety of food offerings including salads, sandwiches, appetizers and soups. The sandwiches are delicious and huge. The only downfall is the service. The waiters... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Remembered seeing an outdoor patio on a drive-by one day, and thought we'd try it for dinner. The Alaskan cod was delicious! My husband got the Scottish salmon and was a little disappointed. He said it was good, but not as outstanding as the $21 price implied. He tried my cod and thought it was better than his salmon. Our... More

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