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“Delectably Magical”
Review of Youssef 242 - CLOSED

Youssef 242
Price range: $8 - $38
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: HWY 127
Description: We want your dining experience to be something to shout about-always. We encourage you to break the rules. That's why we have dessert first on the menu and not last. We believe everyone deserves an enjoyable, amazing dining experience. That's why we strive for excellence in the quality of our food and service. We do our very best to constantly surpass our own accomplishments and move forward to be the best of the best. We believe everyone should make, break, set and never settle on the rules. This is Cafe Rule.
Hickory, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delectably Magical”
Reviewed July 7, 2010

Even in this quaint town I have fallen for this special place. The food leaves you excited for the next visit yet completely content. I have had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant at different times of the year and each time have found it very inviting and relaxing. The atmosphere inside is always calming with soft music and outside relaxing with water fountains surrounded by beautiful landscape. A great band on the weekends to dance to on a date if your heart moves (trust me it will) and a wine list to satisfy. On cool autumn nights a cozy fireplace to sit near outside under the stars. This is restaurant will be at the top of your favorite places I'm sure.

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Overall good experiences!”
Reviewed June 1, 2010

I have been to Youssef a handful of times and the experiences have usually been great. Unfortunately I went for a quiet evening twice and ended up sitting beside two loud parties, nothing the restaurant could have done to change the situation, but... the food is always good, portions are small and expensive, but this is a fun place to go on a date, especially if you get to sit outside! The garden seating is absolutely wonderful and gorgeous!! Makes you feel like you have disappeared to somewhere magical for the evening. The owner is also very nice. Every time I have been, lunch or dinner, he is always at the restaurant and coming by the tables to make sure the everything is great.

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Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
“The best dining experience south of New York City”
Reviewed May 8, 2010

I continue to be impressed with this hidden gem of a restaurant, nestled away in Hickory (NC). The food is amazing, the setting is fantastic, and the staff is even better. To go anywhere except Youssef while in Hickory is to miss out on as good a dining experience as you will find outside of Manhatten!

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Hickory, North Carolina
1 review
“great atmosphere, great wine and wonderful food”
Reviewed May 7, 2010

Great place to go with friends or an intimate dinner with someone. My friends try to go there once a month to sit outside on the patio to catch up and sip on great wine and eat wonderful food!!

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Hickory
1 review
“A Dining Delight!”
Reviewed May 7, 2010

During a business dinner we enjoyed a delightful meal with the 8 of us claiming their meal was outstanding. From the moment we walked in to Youssef's, we felt at home. At the same time, the service was extraordinary, way more than you could ever expect at home. Waldo, our waiter was truly inspirational with his wit, timely service and incredible memory. He wrote nothing down and got every request perfect and timely. An absolutely delightful evening! Looking forward to the next special ocassion to enjoy Youssef, his restaurant and his incredible staff!

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