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“Restaurant in a Niche” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Youssef 242

Youssef 242
242 11th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601-3836
828-324-2005
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Ranked #3 of 196 Restaurants in Hickory
Price range: $8 - $38
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: HWY 127
Description: Experience the exceptional cuisine that Hickory has to offer in the casual setting of Youssef 242. Fresh, sensational flavors and exquisite wine pairings are yours to enjoy as your palate is spoiled by our expert chef and staff. There is simply no comparison to the array of dishes, the extensive wine selection or the upscale ambiance which Youssef 242 invites you to savor.
Valdese, North Carolina
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Restaurant in a Niche”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I was here for a association conference and the place is so different than what you have in Hickory. Neatly tucked to a corner with ample parking. The decor and ambiance is warm.
The food was great. I would recommend it to everyone who wants some fine dining.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Good find!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

While traveling through Hickory and staying overnight, we picked Youssef 242, based on the reviews and ranking on TripAdvisor. We were expecting a Mediterranean-influenced restaurant, and this is not what the menu is. The atmosphere is very trendy and the food screams farm-to-table. Regarding the name of the restaurant—the source of our misconception—our waitress revealed that it was in honor of the prior owner, who was running more of a café than a restaurant. Regardless, we enjoyed the food that we got and were glad that we came to that restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hickory, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

A group of 22 had lunch at Youssef 242 on Wednesday on the back patio. I can't say enough about this restaurant. From the time we arrived to the time we left, we had nothing but great service. The food is great and a lot of it. It is a little pricey but we all deserve a treat every now and then. Our waiter was excellent and was very much on top of it. It is hard to please 22 women, but this restaurant did it and went above. We will definitely be going back for our monthly lunches. Also, had great mixed drinks.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Statesboro, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wow, what a chicken!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The restaurant was relaxed elegance. The lights on the trees outside were inviting. The food, service, and ambience were wonderful. The Moroccan chicken was the best chicken I have ever eaten. Flavorful, aromatic, juicy, and delicious! I am so sad that I am 5 hours away from this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Park City, Utah
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“worth a trip to hickory”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

the owner runs a truly great restaurant .if this restaurant was in la or nyc it would get one star
if you anywhere near this place you should go
also a great and fairly priced wine list

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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