Excellence in dining!!! Always
Excellence in dining!!! Always consistent in positive dining experience.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Place in Hickory
This is the best restaurant in Hickory without a doubt! But rank very high compared to any restaurant in any city or country.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The patio experience was perfect due to temperatures in the 70's , impeccable food and the entertainment by Casey Clark.
We enjoyed our meal , friends and then moved to the seating in front of the fire for the cozy end to the evening.
We appreciated the kindness or our waitress and the friendliness of all of the staff.
A complete treat of an experience.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great first date at 242
I was in on 5/29/13 on a first date. I had flowers sent to Youseff 242 for my date, and I had asked that they be at the hostess stand when we arrived. They were, we had a special table, and Jennifer our server could not have been better. Youseff knew it was a first date and made it special for us. I think we were there for 4 hours. THANK YOU!
p.s. They even have a special pair of cheaters (glasses) for those that forgot them. Thank you for thinking of everything.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed everything about our
Enjoyed everything about our meal - we had a guest with us from Vancouver BC who thought the outdoor garden and his food (Youssef's Moroccan Chicken) was outstanding. So glad we have a restaurant of this quality in Hickory, for ourselves and our out-of-town guests to enjoy. Thank you!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and flavors
Personal one on one attention to each guests questions and selections by our server Courtney, efficient delivery of prepared meals made this evening at Youssef's terrific. Delightful ambiance, food preparation and presentation and well received helpfulness of packaging of left over items was superb.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at Youssef 242
I took my wife to Youssef 242 for our 4th wedding anniversary. The first thing I noticed when I walked in was the clean-modern interior design. The ambiance was a marriage of modern class and nature. Our server was very prompt and poised with a smile every time we saw her. The menu was a refreshing collection of dishes. We enjoyed the smoked chicken half with sauteed mushrooms and red pepper and goat cheese mashed potatoes. Very delicious. We had a great time. We had no idea that such a great restaurant was in our backyard.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live in Asheville and needed to meet a friend for lunch who was coming from Mathews. Hickory was right in the middle so I did a search for great restaurants in Hickory. Youssef 242 came up so I made a reservation and it was wonderful! I travel to Statesville occasionally and I'll definitely try to plan my trip to have lunch or dinner again some time.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always receive excellent service
Always receive excellent service at Youssef's. The wait staff are exceptional! And the food and drinks are great! A1 on the noise level. I like the quiet atmosphere.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Above the average for the area
The server was the best part of the experience. The food was very good but I'm afraid the wait staff isn't very sure with where it's sourced. This area is so lacking in quality dining its a pleasure to find Youssef.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
our favorite in the area
top restaurant in hickory, also very good for entire state
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
coming back soon
We had a great experience. We are from out of town and your place came recommended.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
A gem in Hickory
Youssef 242 has a cozy and warm ambience, excellence wine selection and wonderfully diverse menu. I had the Tasmanian Salmon, which was served on a cool tabbouleh salad and topped with a light radish and fennel salad. Overall the meal was excellent, well prepared and served by an attentive an genial waitress. A gem in the quaint town of Hickory!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner experience! Visiting from out of town and selected from reviews on Trip Advisor. Great choice. Will definitely return!!!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
from the entrance greeting to the final goodnight all was perfection. Our server was a delight, the food was outstanding. Each of the four appetizers and four entrees was delivered and beautifully presented. All in all, dinner was the best in Hickory.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
What an enjoyable evening my wife and I had! I recommend eating outside.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find
This restaurant is, by far, one of the best in Hickory. Combine great food with wonderful service and a beautiful outdoor patio for dining and you can't go wrong. Whenever we visit this area, we'll definitely be back.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a very nice dining experience
Had a very nice dining experience with friends. We always enjoy Youssef's for its food, the service, and the relaxed atmosphere. It is our special occasion place.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful little gem
We were visiting the Hickory area and were looking to have a nice dinner. We sat outside on the patio. Food and wine was wonderful. Highly recommended!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Outside Dining Experience
What a treasure! We were visiting Hickory from Atlanta, and were so impressed by the ambience, outside dining, great food, wonderful staff and a great bar. A truly wonderful dining experience. We will be back for sure and recommend to others.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved this restaurant. The owner visited the tables. The lights on the trees outside were beautiful and inviting. On my next visit, I would like to sit outside. The food was AWESOME!! The Moroccan Chicken was the BEST chicken I have ever eaten. It was a wonderful dinner. I can not wait to go back.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a dinner meeting in Hickory. I was pleasantly surprised to find this beautifully appointed restaurant with a wonderful patio and attentive service. Massive wine list has something for everybody. Even the music was good.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place to get romantic
My wife and I really didn't know what to expect because we never heard of Youssef 242 but we tried it and loved it.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was great. I just had a wood fired pizza, but look forward to going back to try more off the menu.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best in Hickory
Always great food and great service. You can see Youseff's attention to detail is everywhere! The service is always very personal and professional. The new menu items are nice. Every time I try something new I am pleased. This week it was the pizza. For my wife's birthday she tried two of the flavored martinis and she enjoyed both. I had the carrot cake for dessert and it was amazing.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Youssef 242 Always Pleases
I have eaten at Youssef 242 about 20 times in the past year usually taking clients, employees or the wife. The restaurant has never failed to provide the best dining experience in the Hickory area. It feels upscale without being snooty or pretentious. The food is always amazing. Try the Moroccan chicken which is Youssef's family recipe direct from the source. Add that with Chimay on draft and you have an amazing culinary delight. Outdoor dining is also available with an awesome big fire place. Definitely my favorite restaurant in Hickory.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly satisfied customer
Excellent food - superb service - great ambience - enticing menu - a little pricey
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visitng the area on vacation
One of two restaurants recommended in Hickory area, and it did not disappoint. Excellent ambiance and food. The famous Morrocan Chicken was excellent as advertised. Hummus plate appetizer was also very good. Good service. Would highly recommend.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my wife's and my
This was my wife's and my 15th Wedding Anniversary dinner. I requested a private booth. We sat in a booth but there was a 50th Birthday celebration at the table next to us which was somewhat loud and interruptive. Food was very good except for the sauce which came with the bread. I was too hot - jalapenos - and brought tears to my eyes. Wait Staff should inform patrons of this as it is brought to the table. Overall, the food preparation and taste was very good and enjoyable.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I made my reservation with Open Table. However, I had to make a special request and last minute changes, so I called the retaurant directly. The staff was very helpful and accomodating. I had to add to the number of people coming 2 hours prior to the reservation time and they were able to be flexible. Our waitress Jennifer was the best! I've dined there with girlfriends 9 months ago and she remembered me! She made sure we had all we needed at all times. the food was excellent from appetizers to our drinks. Of course, Youssef is always gracious and came to talk to us. Overall a very pleasant and fun evening.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Above a 5-star rating. Food
Above a 5-star rating. Food selection/variety is excellent. Service is top-notch. Don't miss the desserts, especially the pineapple upside down cake. Nothing like you have had before. Youssef 242 is a great place for both lunch and dinner!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM