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Cafe Rule & Wine Bar

4.7
527 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
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Located in the beautiful foothills of Hickory, North Carolina, Cafe Rule & Wine Bar is an upscale restaurant where you can experience the fine dining that our quaint town has to offer 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 private dining room and seating for parties, business meetings and special events (up to 35), as well as an inviting outdoor patio with fountains, sculptures and beautifully manicured gardens.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 11 am - 2 pm
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Phone number
(828) 324-2005
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What 527 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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Delphine 
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

Beautifully decorated restaurant with delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

I ordered the pasta special - it was $29 for a very small portion. The price was too high for just a pasta dish - there should have been a small salad with it for the value. We spent for 2 of us $100 and only had one drink each. Too expensive for a tuesday night.

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JDIngle (Western NC)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Though the menu was preset, everything was absolutely fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

From Paige welcoming us when we arrived to Becca's phenomenal service through out the night, it was a phenomenal experience

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vipDavidC (Charlotte)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice dinner date experience. Quite pricey for Hickory, in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

I was told about Cafe Rule by a colleague and every word about the food was true. It was perfect for a nice lunch date and the food and service was top notch. Incredible wine and spirit selection and the chicken and waffles is a must try. The candied bacon was the best bacon I've had...Ever. You won't be disappointed. Our server Chris couldn't have been any better with his knowledge of food, great conversation, and an occasional joke. One of the best food experiences I've had in Hickory. Don't let the price fool you, for I've paid more for alot less. 10/10. Will be back.

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vipRoyC (Charlotte)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Great dining experience as usual. Very consistent. Awesome staff.
Great atmosphere and bar area.

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

Great place to celebrate CHRISTmas with friends!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

Love the atmosphere and staff were very friendly. We will definitely be back !

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vipwenevrmissameal (Charlotte)
5.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

The grilled Romaine with tuna is oohlala!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 11 am - 2 pm
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Cross street
HWY 127
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(828) 324-2005
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Entertainment
please check www.CafeRule.com for details.
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Parking details
Self park
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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