Cafe Rule & Wine Bar
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.
Fried or steamed add cashew aioli: $2
Local mushrooms and fava bean risotto, carrot chips
Ricky out did himself the food was awesome as was the overall experience
Menu items and what actually came out were mot the same.
The display and presentation lacked from what I have grown accustomed to for their items,
We're new to Hickory and have been trying to get to all of the "popular" eateries in town. As of this past weekend, Cafe Rule stands heads above the rest. Fantastic meal, great service and very nice vibe. Excellent cocktails...and best burger in town! (sorry Hickory Station, you've now dropped to number 2)
Great food, great service, fair price. That says it all. We are regulars there and love the atmosphere. Highly recommend .
Everything is always excellent! Pleased with the service and brunch was the best!
Great as always
Always great food and service. We will be back soon!
Great for meeting friends during this difficult time and the food is always amazing.
We had an amazing experience at cafe rule! Dinner was delicious, service was amazing , and the atmosphere was perfect for a night out. We will definitely be returning for another round!
Brittney was fantastic server and Dennis’s cooking was more than we expected. Over the top good. Will be back soon and have told our friends they need to try if not already. Excellent!!!!
We had dinner reservation for a Valentines Evening Dinner. We arrived t Cafe Rule before our reservation and they were able to seat us early which seemed to be nice. When we arrived there was only 1 table that was occupied with customers, by the time we left there were 4 tables set with customers. The atmosphere was nice, dim lighting and a quiet setting, we were greeted by a joyful host. However, unfortunately it was all downhill from there. We were never approached by a waitress or waiter. While 2 tables that came in behind us ordered drinks and received them. The table beside us placed an appetizer order shortly after we were seated and they received their appetizer and a drink refill all while we were sitting awaiting contact from a waitstaff. We waited 15 minutes before alerting the host that we would like someone to come to our table as we still had no drinks. The host went up front and we saw him place call. A new couple then entered and were set beside us and were immediately greeting with the complementary water that apparently is a standard for every table except ours. After 18 minutes of no service AT ALL we walked out of the facility. I can not rate their food or drinks because I never received anything. After we walked out within 3 minutes the manager called us and promised us appetizers to return, we politely declined as our experience had already concluded.
Our brunch was for Valentine's Day celebration, and the menu was creative. It was an enjoyable meal and experience.
A fantastic Valentine's brunch! We enjoyed our visit very much!
great food. service was amazing. server was aware of menu options and able to give great recommendations. will continue to visit!
Nice Valentine's Day special menu. Great Service. Delicious food. Covid safe.
The food and atmosphere was amazing. Can’t wait to come back!
Everything was great.,, service, drinks, appetizers, salads, entrees. Steaks cooked perfectly. Only gave a 3 for ambiance because we sat on a covered patio with heaters and I believe I asked to be inside when I made my reservation. We went from being cold when we arrived to hit when we left.
Great service with awesome food. Practiced good safety precautions and made us feel very safe.
It was a combo special occasion for us. My birthday and early Valentine’s. Food was fantastic and so was the service. Cafe Rule is one of our all time favorites!
Our server was amazing, the food was fantastic. Felt very safe and "normal". Kudos to all. Highly recommend.
Food was fantastic
Great food and great service!! We will be coming here again for sure!!
I list the ambience as bad because there were too many people eating there (almost every table was full) and too many people were ignoring masking and social distancing best practices. We love Cafe Rule and have frequented it often for the past 10 years, but will hold off until we feel safer in crowded places like theirs.
Great experience- Salmon and chicken were perfect. Enjoyed our dinner, it was our second time here. Will go back again.
Nice dinner with birthday friend, good food and wine
Great food if you like something a bit different. A little pricy but worth it.
Great experience at Cafe Rule! Drinks and service were fantastic. Will definitely be back!
Excellent as usual! Large table of many ladies near us made it quite noisy on the indoor patio!
Great menu and very chic atmosphere!
Great food, service was amazing!
Amazing meal, as always! Love the staff, the food and the atmosphere.
Driving home to Charlotte from a weekend in Blowing Rock and looked for somewhere to stop for brunch on the way - Cafe Rule was a great recommendation! We had an excellent meal there; we were a larger-sized group (13 total - 6 adults, 7 children); they were very accommodating by splitting us up at a few tables due to COVID restrictions. Great choices both with breakfast and lunch options depending on what everyone was in the mood for. Would highly recommend and hope that we get the chance to go back there again!
Celebrating a birthday. Very good food and waiter was wonderful
Had a great meal, it was delicious and so much food we couldn’t eat it all. Jeremy was a great bartender we tried a few new drinks he made for us and they were fantastic.
Pitiful. Food was cold. Sent steak back, got replacement full of FAT. Sent back again. Wife's meal was very good.
Manager NEVER asked what the issue was. Meal was removed from billing, though I left hungry and ate at Wendy's on the way home. Was my 39th Wedding Anniversary. Not very memorable.
Requested booth, advised NONE available. There were 7 open booths the whole time we were there. There were 5 open booths when we left.
Staff was friendly and attentive
Dined at Cafe Rule and Wine Bar for New Years Eve and had a wonderful dinner experience. This four course meal started with a brilliant Brie and cranberry jam, followed by a delectable salad/soup course, and then the entrees. The petite filet was buttery, melted in your mouth, and one of the best steaks we’ve ever had. The salmon was cooked to perfection and loved the homemade pesto sauce. The dinner was so good we had to take the desserts home, but they were just as good (if not better) the next day. All in all, it was a brilliant end to the year 2020.
We had a great time dining for New Years celebration. We were seated in the covered outdoor area. The ambiance was fabulous and the food superb. Loved every minute.
The staff was great the food was perfect and we’ll definitely be back to eat.
It was an outstanding experience and the food & drinks were incredible!
Cafe Rule & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 324-2005.
Cafe Rule & Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1048 OpenTable diners.
Cafe Rule & Wine Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/cafe-rule-and-wine-bar-hickory/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.