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Cafe 157

157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
704-844-8686
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Ranked #30 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)".
Restaurant details
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
Hgih Point, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Mint Hill
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I met another couple for supper and had a stellar experience. The wives ordered pasta and seafood, the husbands ordered steaks. We shared between ourselves and all was the best food any of us had eaten in a while. Well, since the last time our wives cooked supper....The atmosphere was excellent, the waitress was one in a... More

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Seal Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Café 157 is a cute restaurant sitting right in the heart of downtown Matthews. Joined a friend for lunch. She enjoyed a wedge salad and I had fish tacos made with cod. We both enjoyed our meal and of course, conversation. Good service. Outdoor dining for good weather and a bar lounge. You can call them for private events also.... More

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Matthews, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

My husband and I always enjoy eating dinner at Cafe 157 in Matthews. We really enjoy the special chef-prepared entrees. Friday night, we ordered the pan-seared Chilean sea bass with tomato & basil risotto--so delicious and perfectly prepared. The service was top-notch; the atmosphere was relaxed and not rushed. We also enjoy the great starters, especially the sweet chili shrimp... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The food and the service are excellent. The prices,are very reasonable, especially for the quality of food they are serving. I am from Hong Kong, and I love seafood. I was introduced to the owner, Dora and she's from Hong Kong too. I ordered the sea scallops (dinner special for that evening), didn't I enjoy that!! My friend had the... More

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