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Cafe 157

) #21 of 137 Restaurants in Matthews ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
+1 704-844-8686
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch with a girlfriend of mine and the salad and quiche were sooo good! Outside dining was great! I then ordered a to go for myself and husband and it was excellent again. So for my pre-Mothers day dinner, 4 of us dined...More

Thank Kaderm01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Earlier this month, our party of 3 had lunch at Cafe 157 in Matthews, North Carolina. The experience was pleasant since we were able to sit outside. The food was good but they have some strange way of up charging for salads which we never...More

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We've been here twice. The first time on date night with my husband. It was good but not great. We decided to give it a second chance and brought the kids. We ordered Arancini and fried pickles for starters and they were good, but it...More

Thank BArubia
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a lovely place to have dinner out of the city. I have the Filet Mignon with a reduction sauce that was so tender the knife cut through it like it was warm butter. My mother had the crabs cakes that had so much...More

Thank ak7rjb
Reviewed 28 January 2017

My husband and I went to Café 157 for Queen's Feast ($30, appetizer, entrée, dessert). We ordered a $32 bottle of wine and our meals. I ordered sea bass. I was not aware there was a difference between Asian vs Chilean sea bass. I found...More

3  Thank actionmatters2017
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a GREAT lunch OR dinner spot. Sometimes I do forget about it, but it is well worth the drive no matter where you are at. The Owners are friendly and the vibe here is always VERY comfortable. The inside feel warm and inviting...More

Thank FlanFam
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We used to live in Matthews and would go here fairly regularly. We did like it as it was priced good and food was good standards. Our last visit it was horrible. Not sure if they were just busy or change in chef. The salmon...More

Thank JohnT01Traveler
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We had a Thanksgiving meal at Cafe 157. Service was slow, and at moments, thoughtless. Like taking away someone's plate without asking, with prime rib remaining, not thinking to ask about dessert choices then going back to the subject. The waiter was a cultured sounding...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have eaten here before and were very satisfied. On a recent visit for lunch, however, I was not. The "lump" crab cake sandwich looked and tasted like ground Asian crab with fillers, not lump backfin crab meat. I chose not to complain due to...More

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Good food which was cooked well. Sometimes service can be hit or miss. The starters to our meal with the hummas was excellent. Good quiet place to eat and relax.

Thank Carol J
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Nona K
Is there a breakfast brunch?
2 April 2017|
Response from ak7rjb | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just lunch and dinner. Check ouut their hours of operation for when lunch starts.
My nephew and family are moving to Matthews next month. Do you sell gift cards?
17 June 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Matthews
  • Phone Number: +1 704-844-8686
  • E-mail
"American Bistro, dine- in and a very beautiful patio. Serving lunch & dinner, good food (fine dining flair)".