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157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
704-844-8686
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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: 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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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Back again

We had been here once before, when they had some special dinner of S.Carolina crabs. It was a meal you could only die for! So we decided to check this place out when it would have a standard menu. Again, not disappointed in quality. The ambiance of the place is a bit sterile but still sort of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
MrPickwick
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Rhode Island
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Rhode Island
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had been here once before, when they had some special dinner of S.Carolina crabs. It was a meal you could only die for! So we decided to check this place out when it would have a standard menu. Again, not disappointed in quality. The ambiance of the place is a bit sterile but still sort of comfy. There was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I dined here with a friend on a Friday evening. The menu featured American variety fare, and service was good, as was the food. The environment seemed rather cold and sterile. The interior had th feeling of a former bank lobby, rather unsumptously decorated. OK for a meal, but not what I would recommend for a date night.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

For Restaraunt Week, we decided to try Cafe 157. Our server was Jack and he was wonderful! Very personable and knowledgeable about the menu. I'd give him a 10 if it were possible. We both had the salad wedge, which would have been great had it not mixed a vinaigrette dressing with blue cheese dressing... Very strange, and did not... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wow! Incredible! Everything was perfect. Nice, clean restaurant great food and service. Wife had tenderloins perfectly cooked. I had the shrimp and grits my favorite they were cooked differently and the best I had. We are from out of town. Go a little early and walk the street. A Mayberry feel.

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Sarasota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

You have to love a place that has genuine people, servicing a great crowd, providing excellent food with a fantastic atmosphere! We will be back and we thank you for the warm hearted welcoming and good times! Thanks Cafe 157!

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THESALESOFFICE
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A European atmosphere full of fresh air friends family great service and excellent food prepared with love and passion! Thank you Dora!

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matthews, nc
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?