did not have food served until 1;40 past our reservation time.
Took another couple out for supper. The menu was extensive with many delicious options. Our waitress was wonderful and very informative. The only thing I was disappointed in were the cocktails. Too strong for my taste.
poor service this is the second time in a row for poor service for us not sure if or when we will be back
Service was wonderful. Food was terrible and undercooked
We enjoy our experience every time we dine at Cafe Rule. Food is delicious and the staff is the best!
Had a great time with my wife at Café rule after a long and hectic week… It made date night worth having. Keep up the good work guys.
Great seafood specials and amazing service!
We had a reservation and when we arrived there was only one other couple in the restaurant and my wife commented it doesn't look like a reservation was required and the hostess said "oh yes it is good because with a reservation you get a better table or booth." At that point she proceeded to take us to the booth in the very back corner of the restaurant. I asked can we could be seated at one of the booths by the windows and she said she would have to check since people had reservations and I said yes and so do we. She went and checked and then moved us to the front booth next to a window. This used to be one of our favorite restaurants in Hickory but with the seating experience, when we had a reservation, and then the food being average at best we won't be in a hurry to return. Our waiter was good and did his best to make up for the original back corner booth including searching through the stack of menus to find two that didn't have food stuck inside of them. We both asked if we could change out the French fries with dinner to another side and were told there maybe a slight up-charge and when my wife order the beets the waiter said there would be no up-charge for beets. Bottom line there was a up-charge for her beets and an even higher up-charge for my asparagus. Again, I understand a up-charge but didn't expect the amount of the charges.
Bottom line I was very disappointed at Cafe Rule and our experience, not the restaurant and experience that it use to be.
First time here, brought my girlfriend for Valentine’s Day. Great service, exceptional food, great wine and beer list. I think we were there for around 2 hours, and we had an awesome time!
The food was over priced. They ran out of the fish that I ordered and instead of replacing it with another fish I was told I would need to order the valentine "special". No other fish was offered and the valentine special was $60/ person.
I love the relaxed feel of this place –especially the outdoor fireplace and heaters in the winter time. Extensive wine list, amazing small bites, entrees and desserts. I love everything i've tried on the menu and want to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly as always.
Food was excellent. I have never had a bad meal at Cafe Rule. Nice Valentine's menu but we selected from the normal menu. Great service, waiter had excellent timing. The prices are high for Hickory, NC but it is one of our favorite places for special occasions.
Excellent restaurant! Service was very good. I ordered the Salmon and it was delicious. Great wine list with a huge selection. It’s a little pricey but it’s worth it. We had a very nice experience.
My favorite local spot. I travel around the globe, and it’s great to come home to a world class restaurant. Thanks you Cafe Rule.
My third dining here at Café Rule and I will return. Have been happy with all the selections I've made. Only the shrimp yesterday was not up to the par I imagined. Service outstanding! I liked making the reservations with Open Table.
Probably need to re-visit. First time & from Calif. where I managed restaurants. Had Spinach salad w/grilled chix..o.k. My friend had Pecan Pesto Pasta w/blackend chix, said it was o.k. If charging more, need to deliver more, cant be just o.k. I will give it a second try sometime soon just to be fair. Champagne was excellent & I imagine the wines are too. Chzcake was to die for!!!
Chris was a good server, oh Biscuits & jam wonderful!!!
Consistently good. Have never been disappointed. Menu is varied and specials are always interesting and exceptionally good. The pork chop with pear sauce was my dinner last night and it was cooked to perfection. My husband tried the special which was a pasta with lamb. I assume he enjoyed it since there was not a morsel left. This has become a favorite for us.
Food was awesome. Craft cocktails are amazing. Outdoor areas are wonderful. Can't wait to plan an event to use the new chef's table and private area. Miguel offered top shelf service.
Food and service was exceptional. Always great seafood specials and definitely worth the visit. Best restaurant in Hickory.
When you need a place to unwind with friends, you choose a place whose quality service, cuisine and ambience are welcoming and consistent.
Café Rule is great for meetings, intimate events, or small dining parties
Thanks for being a great place to unwind