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Metro North
Metro North

Metro North Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.metrogrills.net
  • Email: metrogrill.princeton@gmail.com
  • Phone: (609) 454-3121
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch and Dinner: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have full service catering available and seating for up to 100 people. Private dining room for smaller groups also available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private rooms are available for 16 and 50 and 100 guests
  • Private Party Contact: Whitney (609) 454-3121
  • Special Events & Promotions: Call us for your next special event!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 378 Alexander Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have plenty of parking in our front and back private lots.
A word from Metro North
Metro North featuring Italian Entrees, Seafood, Grilled Meats, Salads, Burgers, Sandwiches, Appetizers & Pizza. Along with your favorite cocktail,g lass of wine or beer on tap there is something for everyone. Reasonable prices in a casual atmosphere. Located at 378 Alexander Road in Princeton, New Jersey with ample parking we also have seating for large parties up to 100 plus and outside dining on our patio.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Seriously, I've driven by it a number of times and had no idea what it was like inside. Fairly unassuming outside, with a lackluster sign, but inside it is cozy, upscale and clearly a good amount of attention to detail has gone into every corner. Bar scene was active, drinks were reasonably priced. Our work dinner was outstanding - from the spring rolls to the tiramisu - and everyone in our party (5) had something different and was very impressed by the quality, taste and portions. I would go back with my family anytime and would definitely pick this for a corporate function (bar and dining space upstairs is very impressive)."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Pleasant, pretty good food. Good service. Excellent burger! Peaceful, nice neighborhood joint."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Metro North is a good choice for dining before attending a play or concert in Princeton. It's a short drive from McCarter Theater & it has a large parking lot. The service is prompt. The food can be counted upon to be good, just not great. It has a large, eclectic menu, so everyone should find something he/she likes."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Always excellent. Very friendly & capable management & staff"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "When considering good local restaurants in Princeton area for a casual dining experience with friends and family, Metro North is often the first choice. Menu is contemporary American with a strong Italian influence. We have never been disappointed with a meal at Metro North and it is one of the few restaurants both of our children can agree on. ."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Service was slow getting started, but then flowed at a nice pace. The sangria was above average. Calamari app was a perfectly sized portion of squid and a couple veggies. Not the best I've ever had very good. I also did 1/2 dozen "pink moon" oysters, which were probably the smallest I've ever been served, but tasty. She had the Chicken Sorrentino. HUGE portion, and very flavorful. I did the 14 oz. Steak with frites special. I normally don't eat fries with dinner, but found myself finishing them. The steak was a perfect mid-rare and flavorful. She had chocolate cake, I did cheesecake for dessert. Both were good finishers. Nice bar area, and looks like a nice place on a summer night to sit and have another very good (almost great) meal."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Best blue cheese salad dressing ever. Excellent chicken piccata, good veal. And, the prices are reasonable Definition of a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We made a last minute decision to go out for dinner. We were not able to get anything in town so decided to try Metro North. I had passed it many times but wasn't sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprise. There was a nice selection of entrees. The food was excellent. I would definitely go there again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Seasoned chicken is fantastic! Pasta with shrimp and asparagus is very good. Service is efficient and caring and ensures you are done in time for Mccarter plays!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Ever since moving here from north jersey I have been disappointed with the restaurant choices. Metro North is a good one and always has creative dishes, prepared well and not overpriced for the quality."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I'v been there a couple of times, Food, Service was very good, Bartenders a little slow, need to pick up the pace, make more then one drink at a time."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Knowledgeable and friendly wait staff. Interesting and varied menu. Something for everyone."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Easy to make a reservation on open table. Food and wait staff always professional and delicious. Great location near Princeton ."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Always a pleasure dining here. Service and food always great. Make an excellent dirty martini. Seems like it would be a simple drink to make, but I have found only a few restaurants that really make it well. Never feel rushed."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Went here before a basketball game recently and it was an easy in and out. Great burger, salad and my friend said his special which was I think asparagus and a fish of some sort was delicious as well."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We had a 7:45 pm reservation and we arrived there 15 minutes early. We were told that the table would be ready shortly. By the time we got seated it was past 8:30 pm. There was a definite lack of coordination in the whole reservation process. There is special little place to wait if you choose not to be at the bar. Once we got seated, our waitress came on time but left abruptly as I was in mid-sentence. We had to go and complain to the hostess to get her back. Once back, she was okay. We ordered a variety of dishes ranging from salads to pastas to steak. The overall was excellent. The dessert was above average. I would think of going back if it was not for the experience with wait and the service."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our reservations were for 6:45 p.m. We checked in at 6:20 and went to the bar. At 7:10 I went over to see what happened with our reservations and they said that they missed us and would get us in - there were only 2 of us. At 7:30 we sat down at our table. We were waited on right away, we had our drinks from being at the bar for so long. We got bread, water, our appetizer and salads came together which was 7:45 a.m. and then our main dishes which were pasta never came. Finally at 8:30, we got our dishes - both pasta dishes. The waiter apologized saying that the kitchen was very busy - but pasta? Anyway the pasta was great and then they gave us a dessert menu. We decided to go get dessert somewhere else."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Thought the food was going to be a bit better than it was...not that it wasn't good. Guess I was expecting something more than your basic Italian fare. I won't rush to go back, but if I find myself in the neighborhood, I would definitely dine here again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Come here for business lunches. The food is always very good; the service impeccable. Very much appreciate that the servers are friendly and attentive, but not intrusive. In my most recent experience, we lingered about 15 minutes after our check was paid and we were not rushed out. I never worry about bringing a client to Metro North, I always know it will be a good experience."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food was good as always. Since it was a special night (Valentine's Day), it was pretty busy and we got put in the upstairs area. It was neat to see since normally they don't seat people up there, but it was a little quiet up there and the service was kind of slow. Otherwise, good night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very turned off about the poor condition of the chairs. They need to be reupholstered. Food was just OK, nothing special."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The food was very good...wine list is limited. Only negative was our table location and size."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Me and my husband have been going out to dinner there for years- we never had a bad meal and all their food is delicious!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The place was clean, the food was great, the servers were knowledgeable on wine paring, as well as attentive to our needs. Made a reservation thru open table and we sat right away. Girls night out was relaxing and fun, we look forward to going back."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "If you're looking for somewhere to get a quick lunch, then this isn't the place to go. Service was very slow. The food was good but it just took too long to get it."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Heard about it in December, went there for our 40th anniversary in January and loved it. The steak was perfect and the wine list was outstanding. Well worth the money!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Visited on Feb24, 14 - our waiter was exceptional - gave us plenty of time & space."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We were surprised at how busy the place was when we arrived for our Friday, 6:00 p.m. reservation. The young couple before us had not made a reservation and were told that they would have to wait 1.5 hours for a table, which they chose to do. The bar was very busy with folks unwinding from the week. That said, we were seated promptly. We each enjoyed our meal, mine a lemon flavored butterfish, crab and pasta dish; my husband had the veal, eggplant and prosciutto (which he struggled to finish), and my mother the salmon. We enjoyed the entire meal, from salad to dessert and will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The three times I have dines here, I have had good food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been here many times and it one of our favorite restaurants in the Princeton area. Ran into old friends and we were looking for a place to have dinner when I recommended Metro North- mostly because of the great menu. When we arrived I was very disappointed when I saw the handful of items available on the Valentines Day menu. Really?? For Valentines Day?? I would have never gone if I knew they stripped down the menu on Valentines Day. Everything else was Excellent, as always- and I would Highly recommend this restaurant- just Not on Valentines Day (or any other holiday where they strip down the menu to the bare minimum)."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The menu seemed limited, however, everything we ordered was great. Food was outstanding, service was good. We would recommend!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A prefix dinner for valentines day a little disappointed not to see some of their better menu items on there."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I usually order meals and if we like them, order them again when we return. We've eaten at Metro North over a dozen times now, and have discovered that every time we try a different meal, it becomes our favorite! I'm a big fan of the Butterfish dish, and can now say that the crab cakes are primo as well. My wife had a pasta dish that was great! Well done, Metro North!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Metro North was the perfect restaurant for a Valentine's Day date night. The ambiance was outstanding, the food was fantastic, and the service was great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Although the food was just fine they mixed up our order so my husband had my chicken under his special seasonings and I had his veal under my capers. Both were good but I lie chicken and he likes his veal so no additional expense involved but we each would have enjoyed our dinners better if we had recieied what we ordered."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Great for business luncheons, good food, sizeable helpings and not too expensive. Service was attentive. Also fun for after a sporting event, lively and packed with people, nice "sphere""
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I often dine here and the food is always excellent . Great steak, seafood, and pasta. Also, one of the only places in Princeton with Parking! You can't go wrong here."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Very nice dinner. Good food and service. Always reliable."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Love the food here, though sometimes the atmosphere seems a little standoffish. But this time was better than it has been and the food was still amazing. Will keep coming back!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Once we sat down the staff was attentive, but even with a reservation we had to wait over twenty minutes without much acknowledgement. The salad and dinners were good, but the dessert creme brulee was disappointing. We would still go back, but ideally on a less busy night."
    Dined on 2/1/2014