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157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
704-844-8686
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: "American Bistro, dine- in and a very beautiful patio. Serving lunch...
"American Bistro, dine- in and a very beautiful patio. Serving lunch & dinner, good food (fine dining flair)".
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  • 25
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gem in Matthews

Went on a Tuesday night and not very busy. Waitress was friendly and efficient. Grilled shrimp in a salad was very good. Crab cake was excellent. Prices reasonable. This is in a converted bank building and they did a good job with the decor. Plenty of parking. I would recommend this.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
wkiser44
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Maitland, Florida
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Maitland, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went on a Tuesday night and not very busy. Waitress was friendly and efficient. Grilled shrimp in a salad was very good. Crab cake was excellent. Prices reasonable. This is in a converted bank building and they did a good job with the decor. Plenty of parking. I would recommend this.

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Mint Hill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

July 18th, during restaurant week in Charlotte, we met a couple at Cafe 157 for the "special". We were looking for a friendly atmosphere, good food and service. We both ordered the filet, salad and chocolate mousse cake. Our friends ordered the salmon and the pasta. The service, Denise was our waitress, food and atmosphere were excellent. The filets were... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina, USA
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The part of Cafe 157 that I like best is the patio. The food is average and we only go there if the weather is nice enough to sit outside.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The plants and trees give a private feel to the patio. It is a great place to have a cocktail or a glass of wine and enjoy an appetizer ( love their fried pickles ) or a meal ( great steaks, shrimp and grits). The owner is a hands on guy. He is always there- checks on his customers and... More 

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Stallings, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

They have outstanding food and great service. We have been several times and every dish has been excellent. A great date night spot.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Came here on date night and it's a very well decorated sweet place to eat in downtown Matthews! The Salads and dressings were delicious. My wife had the Chicken Mediterranean and I had the Cod Provencial. Both were excellent. I am excited there is finally an awesome restaurant in downtown Matthews!

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Lexington Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I truly enjoyed my recent meal at Cafe 157. The food was very good and fresh. . If you are looking for excellent food quality, that's well prepared you won't be disappointed. And Dora's friendly attitude made it an all round great meal.

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Charlotte
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Drinks specials were good value but food was average and expensive compared to competition. Will not return.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We recently dined here for the first time for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Excellent food (including veg options), friendly service (thanks Dora!), and nice atmosphere. We will definitely come back.

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NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Great food! Wonderful service. We've been here several times. The filet is amazing. Try the Luv Monkey, it's delicious!

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Additional Information about Cafe 157

Address: 157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
Phone Number: 704-844-8686
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Matthews
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Matthews
  • Phone Number: 704-844-8686

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

"American Bistro, dine- in and a very beautiful patio. Serving lunch & dinner, good food (fine dining flair)".
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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