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NiFen Bistro

214 S Lafayette St Ste A, Shelby, NC 28150-4366
+1 704-481-8882
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
214 S Lafayette St Ste A, Shelby, NC 28150-4366
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Girlfriend and I had lunch here on Friday,which was our first visit.She had the Caesar salad and chicken linguine with white wine sauce.I had the fried oyster salad and chefs special which was Halibut tacos and pasta salad.Everything was outstanding! Huge portions too.The salads are...More

Thank HardJax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here before one time my daughter liked it so we had her birthday there with just family, very up scale place to have a dinner and cocktail.

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NiFen Bistro had been on our radar for some time so when we in the area, it was a must to stop in for lunch. This little bistro exudes quality from the moment you walk in. The menu is carefully chosen perhaps for quality rather...More

Thank Levannah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very upscale, delicious restaurant in downtown Shelby. The food is out of this world! It has a nice atmosphere and everyone around here loves it!

Thank KatRose86
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The food was great. I had scallops over spinach risotto. Cooked to perfection. My husband had sea bass. It was like butter. Our waitress was very attentive as well.

Thank Pati1972
Reviewed April 24, 2018

My husband and I along with 2 other couples came here for dinner. We have been here a few times as it is a good meeting spot for us traveling from Hendersonville and our friends coming from Charlotte. We have always enjoyed our evenings, the...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed February 28, 2018

We wandered around downtown Shelby on a Saturday evening and happily discovered this unique eatery. The food was superb, and we loved the great classical guitar music by Eddie Cooke. We shared the chef selection (mahi-mahi), an appetizer (cha-cha shrimp), and the bananas Ni Fen....More

Thank eloquacity1
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

I was excited to hear that NiFen was opening back up for weekends but after eating there recently I see that some things haven’t changed. The dining room is warm and inviting and our server was excellent, but that is where it ended. My wife...More

Thank Toothsome-in-NC
Reviewed October 31, 2017

The meal we had here would stack up against those in the best restaurants in any city. Being from Charleston, SC, I confess to being a bit of a food snob, especially a seafood snob. But we both took a bet on the diver scallops...More

Thank CDB1977
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Love the historic building & decor! Service is always great and the food is delicious! I always get the fried oyster salad & my husband gets the steak. Both excellent! The bartender makes a great cosmo! Really enjoyed the live music!

Thank Debbie3972
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 S Lafayette St Ste A, Shelby, NC 28150-4366
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Shelby
  • Phone Number: +1 704-481-8882
  • E-mail
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