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Cafe Rule & Wine Bar, Hickory, NC

Cafe Rule & Wine Bar

4.0
4
1402 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
  • Good for business meals
Located in the beautiful foothills of Hickory, North Carolina, Cafe Rule & Wine Bar is a beautiful restaurant where you can experience the delicious dining in a relaxed and refreshingly casual setting.
Fresh, sensational flavors and exquisite wine pairings are yours to enjoy as your palette is spoiled by our culinary team. There is simply no comparison to the array of dishes, the extensive wine selection or the fabulous ambiance that Cafe Rule invites you to savor. We offer a variety of private dining options for parties, business meetings and special events (up to 35), as well as an inviting outdoor patio with fountains, sculptures, and beautifully manicured gardens.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 324-2005
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    We offer off site catering events customized to your vision and needs! Email reservations@caferule.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer multiple spaces to enjoy a private dining experience - from 12 - 70 guests, we have you covered! Email reservations@caferule.com for more information.
  • Private party contact
    reservations@caferule.com: (828) 449-1360
  • Neighborhood
    Hickory
  • Cross street
    HWY 127
  • Parking details
    Self park
  • Entertainment
    please check www.CafeRule.com for details.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,402 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Good for business meals

1,391 Reviews
  1. AngieH

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We used to go to Cafe Rule all the time. The food was always excellent and we never had to worry about having a great meal. However, things have changed over the last year or so and it's just not what it used to be. The last time we had gone (over a year ago) the food was not good - no flavor, not cooked well, sometimes burned. We have friends that had the same experiences. So we stopped going. Then we decided to try again with the Queen's Feast- hoping things would be better. It was so-so. But not over the top and not worth the $45 per plate that we paid. There aren't a lot of nice restaurants in our area and so for us it's just a disappointment that there really aren't any good places to go. I just don't know what we will be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The brunch was good, the restaurant was cool to cold however the outside was closed due to weather The food and service were good

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything terrific....as usual. Consistently enjoyable!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Service was excellent! The filet, creamed corn and Mac and cheese was delicious!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Great atmosphere! Friendly and professional staff!

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  6. JohnW

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overpriced ! Everything Al a carte. $35.00 for a piece of Salmon and $8.00 additional for Brussel sprouts. Also $30.00 for 8 spinach raviolis . Average food. Will not go back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat outside in the lovely garden with an amazing server who was kind and helpful. Food was excellent (although expensive for Hickory).

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  8. April

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great find in Hickory! The outdoor patio was just lovely for brunch. Our eggs Benedict, avocado toast and mimosa flights were all so tasty, and our waitress was great. Will definitely be back.

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  9. WalterW

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate on the patio and it was lovely night and a beautiful setting. We were celebrating Father’s Day with our son, daughter-in-law and 2 of our 5 grandchildren. Just perfect.

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  10. SteveA

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Why does everything on the menu have to be spicy???

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FAQs

Cafe Rule & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 324-2005.

Cafe Rule & Wine Bar is rated 4 stars by 1402 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Rule & Wine Bar

242 11th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601

Additional information

  • Cross street
    HWY 127
  • Neighborhood
    Hickory
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Self park
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    please check www.CafeRule.com for details.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (828) 324-2005
  • Catering
    We offer off site catering events customized to your vision and needs! Email reservations@caferule.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer multiple spaces to enjoy a private dining experience - from 12 - 70 guests, we have you covered! Email reservations@caferule.com for more information.
  • Private party contact
    reservations@caferule.com: (828) 449-1360
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