Cafe Rule & Wine Bar

242 11th Avenue NE

Hickory, NC 28601


Café Rule & Wine Bar features great food from local farmers combined in new and exciting ways, offering locally sourced eclectic cuisine and an extensive, global wine list in an upscale yet casual setting. There is a private dining room and seating for parties, business meetings, and special events, as well as an inviting outdoor patio with fountains, sculptures, and beautifully manicured gardens. A covered patio also features a roaring fireplace, infrared heaters, and cozy blankets for year-round outdoor seating and dining.

Named Best Ambiance & Best Overall Restaurant Winner by OpenTable

$35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)

First course (choice of one)

Fried Broccoli Baffle - with cashew aioli

Spinach Salad - roasted mushrooms, egg, tomato, red onion, Champagne vinaigrette

Wedge – Iceburg, walnuts, blue cheese crumbles and dressing, eggs, tomatoes, balsamic reduction

Soup of the Day

Second course (choice of one)

Pork Tenderloin - Cheddar grits, braised purple cabbage, red eye gravy

Flat Iron Steak - herbed mashed potatoes, Borrowed Land Farm mushrooms, buttered green beans

Herb Grilled Chicken Breast - over pappardelle, sun-dried tomato cream, spinach

Lime Garlic Butter Shrimp - over saffron rice and roasted Brussels sprouts

Roasted Vegetable Plate - Brussels sprouts, oyster mushrooms, baby carrots over saffron rice with lemon tahini sauce

Third course (choice of one)

Pineapple Upside Down Cake (GF)

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake - with brandied cherry sauce

Apple Cobbler - with cinnamon cayenne ice cream

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