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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: 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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  • 21
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
food quality

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Sladkiangl
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Lexington Park, Maryland
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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
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
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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?