About The 220 Café
Statesville, NC 28677
The 220 Café is a Contemporary American Cuisine restaurant, located in the historic district of downtown Statesville, NC.
The 220 Café provides a fine dining experience and atmosphere for all of our guests. With a combination of class and elegance, the 220 Café also exudes a “stop by anytime” welcome to the restaurant.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music every Friday night!!!
Reaching out to our community and building a reputation outside the 4 walls of our boutique dining room. Our expertise in events include: management, execution & creativity. Allow us to exhibit our passion for food, the people we meet and the relationships we continue to build.
We have a public parking lot behind the restaurant, we also have street parking.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The 220 Café Ratings and Reviews
I have been here several times before and really enjoyed it. This time it was during Queen's Feast and it seemed that they were overwhelmed. There was not enough wait staff for the crowd and the food was not quite up to their usual standard. The biggest issue was that one person in our party had the crab cakes and there was what seemed to be several pieces of cartilage or shell in them. She very nicely brought it to the servers attention but when the person I assume was the manager came to our table she said that it was not possible (basically called her a liar). She did ask if she wanted something else but there is no excuse for how that was handled.
We've eaten at 220 Cafe' every year for the past five years for Charlotte Restaurant Week and special occasions through the year. We travel 45 minutes and are always very happy to do so. The service is awesome. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere in this little welcoming cafe' is very quaint. We love everything about this place. I highly recommend.
We love this place! Shrimp cocktail, mussels, crab cakes, ribeye, asparagus, and cheesecake were so tasty and prepared perfectly. The live music duo was awesome. Once again, we noted the staff works together to ensure all patrons have what they need instead only one person covering a specific table (which meant I didn't wait to get a beer lol). If you've never been here, it's time to go!! So delish.
Another great evening at 220 Cafe. Our only "complaint" is that we had to sit next to a very large and noisy group (12 or so people) that made it very difficult to have a normal table conversation. This was not the restaurant's fault, but our "luck of the draw" this particular evening.
Overall, very good food; very attentive waitstaff; when one steak came out of the kitchen a bit cool, they quickly took it back to the kitchen and made it right, with apologies.
This is a "hidden gem" in the greater Charlotte area. For those of us living north of uptown (and who don't like the nightmare of I-77 South, trying to get to spots in uptown or further south) Statesville is a great alternative, and offers both this restaurant and several others. So, if you live north of Exit 28, head to Statesville for some great options for dining.
A nice restaurant in downtown Statesville. Convenient parking on the street. We had reservations and were seated immediately. They were busy due to participating in the Charlotte Restaurant Week. The food was very good, the choices for the special menu were excellent or you could order from regular menu. There was a classical guitarist that was really good. The staff was adequate, but with fine dining and the prices on the menu I would like exceptional. Little things like having to wait before being greeted at the table, but then when approached by the waiter he didn't even say hello. No one asked us how our food was - we just didn't feel welcome. The manager was in the restaurant but did not visit all tables nor did she speak or even nod in this little restaurant as she walked by, not just our table, but most of the others. We don't expect to be hugged and kissed, but would have like to have been acknowledged. One more little thing, hanging the spray bottles and rags to clean the tables on the hostess stand does not make a good impression.
Great little spot in downtown Statesville. Food and service was excellent with a very diverse menu, something for everyone.
Stuffed bone in pork chop was good. Outdoor dinning when the warm weather returns.
And you can either work up an appetite or work off the meal and go rent a bike next door.
To coin a phrase " I'LL BE BACH
We chose this restaurant because it had good ratings. The website stated "live music" on Fridays & Saturdays and open until 10:30 PM on Saturday. There was NO live music and they gave us signals that they were closing-up at 9:00 PM. When we mentioned the 10:30 closing time listed for Saturdays on the website, the reply was: "Oh yeah, we need to tell the manager to change that." There were 4 other occupied tables while we were there; not busy. We received slow, inattentive service and mediocre food. The rib-eye on their sandwich entrée was less than 1/4" thick with noticeable gristle. Entrée sizes appeared to be "lunch size" vs. dinner portion. We had to speak loudly to be heard over the sound system music. Overall, not worth the trip from Mooresville up to Statesville. There are many more, better restaurants in Mooresville.
Very delicious! This was my first dinner at 220, as I had had lunch there in the past. I love the menu, I love the beer and wine selections and the staff is awesome. We try our best to stop here when we're coming through on winery excursions! Highly, highly recommended! Please come out and support them and enjoy a perfectly prepared meal.
The 220 is my favorite place to eat. The food is very fresh and not heavy. The desserts are delightful! The manager is always smiling and is not too good to pitch in when needed
Prices are very reasonable. A friend of mine from NYC said The 220 was as good as the dining in NYC.
What a great find in the heart of downtown Statesville! The food was delicious, the waitress was attentive and friendly, our food arrived quickly and we were comfortable chatting and lingering over dessert without feeling pressured to leave. The decor in the restaurant is elegantly eclectic with a fun vibe. I would definitely come here again if in the area.
We were in town staying at the Clichy Inn Bed and Breakfast as a surprise birthday present. My wife and I were at 220 Cafe celebrating her birthday. The music was excellent, although difficult to hear at times because of noise from two large tables oblivious of the entertainment. The food was very good, but a little pricey. We would definitely recommend 220 Cafe to anyone spending an evening in downtown Statesville!
The 220 cafe atmosphere was quaint and lively . Nice lighting for evening dinning & live music that was good & could still conversate and hear one another. The server was very pleasant & was consciences to keep a item we left behind for a few days ! Wine selection good & good prices .
Our party had salmon , beef, chicken entrees - they were all tasty . The appetizer was a little pricy for the size but overall good. We live 1 hour away and routinely meet son in college at Charlotte at a halfway point . Will return to this restaurant !
Cafe 220 is a hidden gem in downtown Statesville! My neighbor were looking for a great place to have a girl's night out. We thought we would give Cafe 220 a try and we've been going back ever since. Wednesday night is half off bottle of wine. The ambulance is fun. The hostess and wait staff are friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend, but please don't take my table! Enjoy!
We had great experience during restaurant week.....so much so that we returned again during that week. Made reservations to celebrate Valentines day for 3Rd visit in a month. It was not made clear this menu was a la cart on this weekend. Previously, there would be some thing acompany ingredients the main entree. It was a "special menu" just for the weekend. The regular menu was not available. No pasta or vegetarian options. The food was cold. The server rarely seen. 34.00 for a steak.....that's it....a steak.....we enjoy eating out and have enjoyed 220 previously. However the value was not there.... musician was playing but no clue what she was singing.....loud. very disappointing experience.
I met my son and his girlfriend for dinner on a Friday night after the Art Crawl. There was live music inside, which was louder than necessary. We struggled to have a conversation, except during the breaks. The food was great, though. We shared the portabella mushrooms stuffed with sausage as an appetizer, and they were delicious. I got the Wagyu beef burger and loved it. My son ordered the bone-in ribeye, and his girlfriend ordered the seafood pasta. Both were hits. I might go back, but only when there wasn't live music.
Met my girlfriend at 220 because it is located half way between Clemmons, NC for her, and Charlotte, NC for me. First time dining here, and we couldn't have been happier. The weather was great. We sat outside under an umbrella next to planters with beautifully kept flowers. The music was a bit loud but when we requested it be adjusted softer the waitress gladly accommodated. I had the crab cake and slaw, and both were superb. Great ice tea. My friend enjoyed her entree as much as I did mine. I would definitely recommend 220 Cafe, and will return. Thank you!
After a 45 min ride to Statesville, NC we arrived to a small town with what appeared to be the only restaurant. In the window we could see more of a senior crowd. Listed as a casual restaurant we arrived in jeans & shirt. The more senior crowd was more smart casual. It s a very small place with many open tables but were for some reason sat close to the kitchen. In the end was good so I could keep an eye because while we were reviewing the menu a server yelled, I ate a french fry off a plate. Really?!? The kitchen was extremely slow-not a huge menu nor was it that crowded. I ordered lamb chops($22) w/asparagus(+$2), guest ordered half rack of ribs w/ffs. So it was my job to make sure no one was eating off our plate before it arrived. Considering I received only 2 small chops with the asparagus U'd think someone ate some of my food. Everything was swimming in mustard sauce. TG, the sauce was good. I was still hungry so I ate some of my guest's food. Very expensive entree for so little food. If u happen to be in Statesville, keep driving till u get to somewhere else to dine. Certainly don't do the distance for this place. Only good thing was the live musician playing. Her beautiful voice calmed me as I as waiting so long for the small amount of food.
I was really hoping to love this place having just moved to the area and needing a nice go-to place with an interesting menu and a interesting downtown location. It had all the right characteristics, but really fell short due to service. We ordered the 'beef and beets' appetizer (and told "good choice") and 2 entrees. After waiting a (long) while the entrees came, no appetizer or anything prior. The waitress then said she didn't hear us order an appetizer. It's one thing to forget and apologize, but another thing to make an excuse and not admit a mistake. The cod entree special seared but was rare and not warm - I like tuna like that but not so sure about cod. All in all I'm not sure I'll go back anytime soon.
What a wonderful restaurant. Took my wife there for a romantic dinner and we were delighted. Every item of food was prepared with care, cooked to perfection and plated with flare. The dinning room is very cozy. I would have rated the service higher based on friendliness and attentiveness , but she was only handicapped by her lack of experience - which is not her fault. She was wonderful.
I've often eaten at 220 for lunch and dinner and never been dissatisfied. I normally get steak for dinner because they do it so well. Their Mac & cheese side is my favorite. Their desserts are amazing. I always look forward to their creme brûlée. They always have a different flavor. Root beer, lavender, peanut butter, the list goes on.
Went on a Friday night during Queens Feast to try it out as we had not been there before. Had read the recent reviews and debated whether to go or cancel. Decided to try it out and service far exceeded the food. We both ordered off the regualr menu and were early with the restautrant pretty empty. Appetizers descriptions looked wonderful and had potentital but arrive luke warm. Place was pretty empty, so its not cleart why food was not hot. Entrees were fine, but it appears it has a very small kitchen that maybe struggles to keep up.
Located in downtown Statesville, 220 Café is a wonderful dining experience. Our server was delightfuland quite attentive. She was kind offer some suggestions on the menu, to make sure that we experience the best they had to offer. The ambience was great for a working lunch, but it would make for a wonderful social lunch, too.
In our party of 5, diners enjoyed the grilled chicken sandwich, the Waldorf chicken salad, the Waldorf chicken wrap, and the Swiss and mushroom hamburger. All were equally delicious we decided after comparing meal -- we would all happily return for lunch anytime.
I'd like to say that I had a great experience @ Café 220. I was there for Queen's Feast, so I ordered off the set menu: Wedge Salad (kind of small), Ribeye w/ side of BAKED mac & cheese (it was NOT baked - penne and cheese sauce) and a TINY piece of cheesecake. The gem was the one hot piece of bread that I got before the meal.
Service that night - not just @ my table seemed lacking. I sat close to the kitchen, so I was able to hear chatter of food sitting in the window; overcooked and forgot to ring in conversations. My server @ one point was on her phone texting I assume.
I was a solo diner and I felt like I got little to no extra attention. Despite the service, the food was good (even thought the mac/cheese was not baked as described in the menu).
I love the idea of Queen's Feast - being able to go to restaurants and try new things. Café 220 has a great atmosphere - but my Queen's Feast meal / experience was hardly worth $30.
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