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157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
704-844-8686
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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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  • 20
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
karenboles
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NC
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NC
2 reviews
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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Rhode Island
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154 reviews 154 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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?