About The 220 Café
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: 5:00pm - 10:30pm.
Sunday Brunch (Every 3rd Sunday of the month): 11:00am - 2:30pm.
$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, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The 220 Café Ratings and Reviews
We chose this restaurant because it had ...
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.
The 220 is my favorite place to eat. The ...
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.
We were traveling with our two young gra ...
We were traveling with our two young grandsons. Although there wasn't a children's menu, our server helped us identify an appetizer and a side dish that composed a perfect dinner for them.
Our meals were excellent, as was the service.
What a great find in the heart of downto ...
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 In ...
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 !
Quaint little gem
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!
Third time a disappointment
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.
Eat well, but don't talk
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.
Saturday Lunch at 220
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!
pricey small amounts of food
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 really wanted to love this place
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.
Delicious food every time
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.
Has Potential But...........
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.
Great Statesville Find
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.
Tough on to rate
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.
10 year anniversary Gone wrong
We went for our ten year anniversary and were very disappointed. Our three year old daughter joined us. Service at first was polite and quick. But that was sure to change. Our waters were quick but then it took about ten minutes for the bread to get to our table. We had looked at the menu prior to arriving and ordered our food as soon as we received our waters. We ordered our daughter a side of Mac and cheese along with our orders. Apps were great!Spin dip and stuffed mushrooms. Then our food came, Very disappointing.Our ribeye steaks were half an inch thick! I would call it a steak and eggs size steak, the Mac and cheese that came with it was in a tiny side bowl. I didn't get to have any of it because my daughters Mac never came out I had to give it to her. Once we were able to get the waitresses attention she explained she had forgot to enter it. Took 15 mins to get the Mac out. Another waitress stopped by the table and asked if we like some more water and we said sure. No less then a min later our watress came to the table and asked us what did my coworker ask you. Seriously?! Dumbfounded I looked at her and told her she asked if we would like some more water. She looked at us and asked you don't do you? What really? We just rolled our eyes and said no we are good. Desert was next... Once we were told the queen fest specials, we ordered. When they arrived we were once again surprised. The slice was tiny! More like a sliver. They were precut frozen deserts. We actually Laughted about it. Once we recieved the check we noticed that there was no charge for the Mac and cheese. We didn't plan on it being on there since we didn't receive it till after our meal. As the waitress returned with the card and bill she couldn't help but let us know that the Mac and cheese was not on our bill. Quote" you know I didn't charge you for the Mac and cheese"!Seriously how much more rude could you be. We will never be coming back and have made sure are friends know of our experience.
Hard to tell (Restaurant Week review)
We had heard good things about 220 Cafe but just hadn't made the trip to Statesville. When Restaurant Week rolled around & they were on the list, that was the excuse to finally go. I think 220 Cafe has potential, but I wasn't super impressed… my date's ribeye had a ridiculous amount of fat and the sides/appetizers were small. I'm hoping this is due to Restaurant Week and not their usual menu- I saw other items go past that seemed larger. My wedge salad was really fantastic and the server was attentive, though.
Small portions of unremarkable food
Understandably limited menu because of QueensFeast, but compared to other participating restaurants, the portions were ridiculously pared down--more like a tasting than a full meal. At least one-third of my ribeye was fat and gristle, so it was left on the plate. The sides and entrees (steak and chicken) were unremarkable, even bland. The desserts were not made in house, and tasted like a mass-produced item. We ordered wedge salads, which were quite good--but again, served in incredibly small portions. This is the first time we have visited a higher-end restaurant and had to stop at a drive-through on the way home! Very disappointing.
Cute little place that is nice to just sit back and relax and enjoy great food and great people! Service was excellent and top notch! Food is always fantastic! I love looking at all the different art work on the walls and the little tea lights on the tables give the whole place a nice little romantic touch!
Limited menu entrees but enough for everyone. Good variety of appetizers. The food was good and portions were good size everything was cooked just right. Minor complaint is the very small wine pour 4oz? Wine by the glass. Service was very good. I would dine here again for sure
Statesville's Best Kept Secret
Great setting surrounded by art with excellent service and food. booked thru Open Table which for some reason has this placed in the wrong town of Mooresville? Alerted the staff and they said would let OT know. This is the best eatery in Statesville for my money.
Great Date Night Dinner
My husband and I travel 45 minutes to enjoy The 220 Cafe' for special date nights. We like to go on Fridays when they have live music. The ambience is very quaint and lovely. And the food and service is Extremely good! And a must have, even if you have to get it to go, is their cheesecake...WOW!!
Had reservations during Queens Feast but obviously did not need them. The food was fine but just average. The service was almost laughable. They initially walked us to a back table next to the kitchen and bathroom pathway even though the room was less than a third full. They did accommodate our request for a change. Had 2 wait staff introduce themselves as our server within 3 minutes of each other. Bread was never brought to the table and the wrong desert was brought. Overall the service lacked the thoughtfulness one would expect to make a dining experience pleasant. We love to support local businesses but there are too many other options in downtown Statesville to keep giving this place chances to shine.
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