METRO
METRO

METRO

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hotelmetro.com/dining/metro/
  • Phone: (414)225-3270x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6am - 11am, Saturday & Sunday: 6am - 10:00am

    Brunch: Monday - Friday 10am - 2pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 2pm

    Lounge Menu: Sunday - Thursday: 2pm - 9pm, Friday - Saturday: 2pm - 10pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 9pm Friday & Saturday: 5pm - 10pm

    Happy Hour: Sunday - Friday 3pm - 7pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Prime Rib, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Richard Horace
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Hotel Metro has 3 unique event and private dining venues. Zen on 7 is our rooftop space and can accommodate up to 50 guests. The Great Room is located on the lower level of the hotel and can accommodate up to 120 guests. Sidecar is the newest addition to METRO, can accommodate up to 21 guests in a "private dining" setting, located in METRO with your own outdoor patio area.
  • Private Party Facilities: METRO's Private Dining Room, Sidecar, is the ideal back drop to your downtown Milwaukee birthday celebration, rehearsal dinner or company meetings and presentations. This intimate private dining room boasts floor to ceiling windows and is equipped with a 60" TV that hosts both difital cable and Apple TV.
    METRO can also accommodate up to 100 persons for an office party, bachelor or bachelorette party, family get together or a group watching a sporting event shown on our TV's. Wine tastings, business lunches, anniversaries and retirements can be customized for you and your guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Katherine Sanford 4149404357x
  • Entertainment: Sunday - Friday ~ Happy Hour 3pm-7pm
    Fridays - Classic Fish Fry ~ Milwaukee Style! $5 Martinis
    Saturdays - Prime Rib, $5 Champagne Cocktails & Desserts
    Zen on 7 ~ Milwaukee's Premiere Rooftop Bar will be open to the public on Sundays and Mondays starting at 5pm (times and dates may change with booking of private events)
  • Special Events: Sunday - Friday ~ Happy Hour 3pm-7pm
    Fridays - Classic Fish Fry ~ Milwaukee Style! $5 Martinis
    Saturdays - Prime Rib, $5 Champagne Cocktails & Desserts
    Zen on 7 ~ Milwaukee's Premiere Rooftop Bar will be open to the public on Sundays and Mondays starting at 5pm (times and dates may change with booking of private events)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mason/Milwaukee
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Event parking is available through the Hotel Metro valet service. $6/car for events. Overnight parking is $27. The service is available outside the Mason Street entrance to the hotel.
A word from METRO
Classic dining with a hip twist awaits you at Milwaukee's cool, hip and chic METRO located inside The Historic Hotel Metro on Milwaukee Street. METRO serves a fabulous breakfast, award wining weekend brunch and weekday lunch/specials and spectacular nightly dining option(s). METRO's a great choice for Happy Hour and Sidewalk dining/people watching on one of downtown Milwaukee's hippest streets. METRO is Milwaukee's "Gathering" spot for friends and co-workers to enjoy fine cocktails and outstanding lounge menu items. $5 Martini's every Friday and $5 Champagne Cocktails&Desserts every Saturday.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
METRO reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (20)fit for foodies (17)great for lunch (16)romantic (12)vibrant bar scene (11)neighborhood gem (11)hot spot (9)good for groups (9)great for outdoor dining (7)late-night find (6)great for brunch (6)notable wine list (5)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was delicious however my hash browns were freezer burnt. I did not want to send them back so I just did not eat them but the country fried steak was good. I wish the hash browns didn't taste that way:(
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and experience
    Laraeisme
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our second time visiting Metro and once again we had a great experience. Service was outstanding and the food was great. Very quite with an intimate feel. We will definitley visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot
    DottyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were looking for a new spot for Sunday brunch. We take guests out on Sundays for Brunch. This is a great find. The menu has all the things on it you would look for at brunch plus some different and unusual items. All were wonderful, we left wanting to come back and try more. The service excellent without being annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    3723kurczeb
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Took a nice young lady here for dinner last night, got a good table, food was good, great place.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladybug
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Just OK. Food is way too salty, bar was very noisey and distruptive to the entire resturant and our table top was sticky to the touch. Service was good. We used a Living Social and they inflated the value in the bill to insure a good tip for the waitress. There are so many other places downtown Milwaukee I would prefer to dine at in the future.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud and offensve, understaffed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I took my best friend here on a Thursday night. In order to get to the restaurant you have to walk through the bar. The bar was swarmed with people and we had to actually fight our way through them just to get to the hostess stand where we waited for several minutes to be seated. The server that seated us tried seating us at the closest table to all the people and noise (note that I had made a reservation 2 weeks in advance and let them know it was a birthday dinner). When we asked to be moved to another table he seated us in back of the restaurant where it was queiter but still very loud (other folks seated around us were visibly uncomfortable with the atmosphere and one couple even asked us if we were "at a night club". Disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't go on a Sunday, maybe?
    My2cents
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went on a Sunday. Got a lobster roll and wontons at Zen on Seven. Nothing special, but nothing bad, but the wontons did have a pleasant hint of spiciness to them. Expected a bigger sushi menu, but only have two rolls available. We split the French onion soup and full order beef medallions to make room for red velvet cake. Never had French onion soup, but to me it tasted good. The server didn't ask how we wanted our steaks, but even then I could not recognize whether they default to medium or not, because one came out medium and the other came out medium well done. I'm a medium rare person at most, but it was my fault not to mention my preference, I guess. The red velvet cake was very good. The service was phenomenal in general.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Metro--my first but not last time!
    Foodtastic1
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Had a fantastic meal. Gluten free needs were no problem, and the food was delicious. I was impressed that we were treated so well even with a LivingSocial coupon. Sometimes nice restaurants like Metro treat you like a moocher when you have a discount, but not here. I am pretty darned picky about food quality being a spoiled frequent Milwaukee restaurant patron, and I can say that I will make a point of going back to Metro. Outstanding bleu cheese crusted filet and salmon entrees; attentive but non-annoying service. I hate it when servers talk in that whiny, nasal baby voice and ask things like "Are you still working?" Nothing like that happened here. Our server was a friendly and professional young man who truly earned a good tip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dining and food
    Elmo
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went on a Monday night and it was very quiet- hardly anyone there. But the service was great, the menu offered enough vegetarian selections that pleased one our guests. Two of us ordered the fish dishes and they were both prepared very well. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service and low quality food
    wh0caresVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I have eaten here before and it was wonderful. This experience was completely opposite and is now in my bottom ten restaurant experiences. I sat in the bar, indulged in their happy hour specials, and planned to eat dinner. Martini was good, although how does one go wrong with a $5 chocolate martini ;o). Server was extremely unattentive. Never asked me if I wanted any food. Eventually got his attention to order beef wellington appetizer. Beef was fatty and prepared medium rare. Not the quality I've had in other restaurants. Server never followed up to see if I wanted to order food. Heck, he never asked if something was wrong since I only ate 1 out of 4 appetizer servings. Ended up eating at nearby restaurant for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    Nancy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We ordered 13 small plates for a group of six which was one too many as we had no more room to fit in dessert! I wish I could go back to taste recipes with all the tomatoes growing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Bad But Not Great
    Shana
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I went there for lunch with 4 of my co-workers on a Wednesday. The new menu is confusing. An entire side of it is dedicated to this massive brunch menu and the other side the font is the same for the name of the dish vs the description of the dish. In otherwords it just looks like paragraphs. Everyone at my table seemed confused. I got the biscuits and gravy with two over easy eggs. The biscuits were awesome, buttered and toasted before being slathered in gravy. The gravy tasted ok but the bits of sausage were microscopic which I found odd. The eggs were cooked perfectly. The place was practically dead yet it took quite a while to get our food and when we did it wasn't hot, just warm.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent bar area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had a blast at the Metro. The food was amazing. The staff service was great too. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not that good
    gjat
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Waitress was nice, atmosphere nice, food not good. Had the lobster stuffed steak. The lobster was a claw only. The filet was very good. Also had the walleye which was pretty awful. The gorgonzola mashed potatoes just ok and the squash was very good. Ordered specialty drinks that were not good, actually had to have the bartender add lime juice to my gimlet. Everything was just ok, not great so wouldn't go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Much better than a few years ago
    milwaukeebrianVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had a great time at Metro this time. I hadn't eaten here in 2+ years because I previously considered the food to be average. Well, new chef and new menu = good times. We had a group of 5 of us and all of us enjoyed our meal. Service was great even though they were short staffed. Overall, a much better experience than what I had remembered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    Harry
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed every bit. The staff treated us very well. Could not say any negative about Metro. My hat off to you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but noisy.
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food here was excellent, but the service wasn't great. The drinks were very good, but I had asked for an olive in my drink and never got one. I would return because the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first experience
    wh0caresVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Menu had many good choices. I opted for recommendation from server, which was a white fish. Prepared as described with good presentation. Bar was packed, although dining room was more on the vacant side. I enjoyed the quietness.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New menu starts today!
    Carole
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    their fish is divine. love their walleye. love their veggies!! visually, the chef Issac always prepares with a flare, taste is amazing. We will be back to check out their creative new menu....check our their sky bar on the roof with a zen flair. waterfalls, lovely bar and sushi a plenty. you have to try it...view is lovely....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • issac is a genius with food
    Carole
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Order the squash veggies with walleye or the perch. Delish!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience
    OCdiner
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Our dining experience was quite enjoyable, nice ambience. We could converse without hearing difficulty or feeling rushed to leave. Meal was served in a timely manner. Food was very good, we ordered off Downtown Dining menu. Waitstaff was attentive to our needs. Previously been here and is One of my favorite downtown stops for dinner or a nightcap (including Zen on Seven) after ballet or... Also, Kudos to the valet attendant, was very friendly and informative in directing us to other attractions nearby.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Food was good, service was good. I especially liked the desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Checking in Was Way to Long
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We waited over 15 minutes to be seated. The Host was very ill prepared for the business that was there for Downtown Dining. Our server was working really hard and was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • carol
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Fish tacos very good. Service was very good love the renovation
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - great service
    TomW
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Went there after the Symphony and arrived early for reservation. Hostess was very pleasant and seated my wife and me immediately. Mimi, the server was amiable and pointed out the specials menu and drinks. Food was great and Mimi was available without being over-bearing. Would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sonsnlunch
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    (The food descriptions were not what the food tasted like. We had the garlic infused hummas, and neither of us tasted any garlic and little salt. We eat fairly bland food and this was even blander. The fish tacos also had a mustard sauce, nothing like the description or Mexican flavors about it, little cumin on the fish, as described) The desserts were the best part of the meal so I would recommend any meal topped off with any one of the three offered. Our table of four sampled the entire Downtown Lunch offerings and the Chef salad was voted the best plate and presentation on the menu! The presentation of the fish tacos was also notable, the Italian sandwich lacked eye appeal, though my son said the thinly sliced meat was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night Special
    Robbo
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The fish fry was more than ample. In hindsight my wife and I could have easily split one and had left overs. I loved the $5.00 martini special! Great spot for dinner before a show at the Riverside. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Dined for lunch during Downtown DinningWeek. It was hectic and service was not timely even though we mentioned a tight schedule. Sidebar in the elegant Metro Hotel annualy is my first menu choice for the set menu discount promotion. The food is well planned and delicious. The setting is modern downtown elegant. Desert is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Metro cafe
    ChriskVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Great service good food will definitely come back. Nice to have a quite restaurant where we could here our selves talk
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 18, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 121 reviews are from the METRO reviews archive.
  • GOOD FOOD every time!
    Kathy
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We love Metro. It is convenient to the Rep plus the food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner/Drinks Locale
    brubs25
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The atmosphere was great with stylish decor and cozy tables. The variety of seating options (booths, high top tables, etc.) added character to the overall space. The long bar was also a plus with plenty of seating to watch the TV's if desired.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food but noisey
    Sam1
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Good food. Loved the beef wellington. Went on a Friday night and thought the noise was excessive
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We found a gem
    Toby7Knows
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Wonderful Easter brunch. Great service, ambiance and presentation. Food was very good and excellent omelette and carving stations.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meal Deal
    Jhilde
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    $50 package through Living Social included dinner for two with an appetizer (we chose asparagus and lobster crepes) two entrees (we chose a rib-eye and risotto, and a dessert (we chose flourless chocolate cake). The meal also came with a bottle of wine as well. All the food was excellent and the service was friendly an prompt. Would highly recommend Metro
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice Saturday Brunch
    pcb1107
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Enjoyed a very nice late-morning brunch on a gloomy spring Saturday. The restaurant was quiet and we were seated immediately in a nice 4 topper. The ambiance is dark modern retro (If that makes sense), with seating options at various heights and on different sitting arrangements (chairs, couches, etc). Our service was impeccable and the for was delivered in just the right time. The four of us had different dishes ranging from fresh toast to omelets specially prepared. Everything was appealing to the eye and very tasty. The coffee was excellent. This restaurant is very reasonably priced for the food with many dishes in the $10 - $15 range. An excellent value for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My husband and I went to Metro
    jabkVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    My husband and I went to Metro on a Living Social deal. Got there early for their happy hour. Good choices of half price appetizers and drinks. We were surprised though that the restaurant seating was actually just to the rear of the bar/lounge. Food was very tasty. The bottle of wine was their house wine, it was fine. We had the individual salads, the ribeye with spinach, mashed potatoes and the chocolate torte with raspberries for dessert. The only other time we were at Metro was for a private party in the rooftop lounge. When weather warms, we will be back. Enjoyed our dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good, but I was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The food was good, but I was not happy that I almost did not receive my open table points because the person who greeted me did not put in.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • trendy, comfortable and classy
    donothaveanickname
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    If ever there was a restaurant that fit the bill for a relaxed atmosphere, yet classy and warm all at the same time, this would be it. The only concern would be it was a little noisy...but, with any eatery with people...it's a sign people are enjoying themselves....so one needs to accept that...if not stay home. A vibrant atmosphere smoothly done with the ease and comfort of a private club. Enough about the atmosphere. The food is terrific. We expected a modest salad before dinner....no....a full and respectable salad with a luscious rich dressing. The same with the entre...we had the rib-eye steak. It took the entire plate up with a generous portion of vegies, a not so shy portion of mash potatoes and an unexpected egg on top of the steak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for a date night out!
    illinimama
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We visited on a Thursday, so were able to enjoy the Thursday deals (half price bottles of wine and $5 cheese/cracker/fruit platters). For once, we actually paid less for a bottle of wine at a restaurant than we could buy it for in the store! The food overall was very good; however, my filet mignon that I ordered medium came out as well done. That takes a lot away from a steak of any kind, but especially a filet. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful, and the ambiance was excellent. The restaurant was a modern "metro" vibe, and we sat side by side on a love seat with a long table pulled right up to us. We would definitely go back, but next time I may send my steak back for actual medium, or avoid the steak all together.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food and Service
    Tina
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I have been to METRO many times but this last time was truly outstanding. We went there for dinner for our anniversary and it really was a special evening. The food was absolutely delicious and the service excellent. They gave us a table in the corner with a sofa. Truly the perfect spot for a nice romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate