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Metro North
Metro North

Metro North Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.metrogrills.net
  • 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
  • "summer time, was easy to get last minute reservation. Had visitors and decided to go here since we've been happy here before. We don't eat out that much, so when we do we want to go somewhere we enjoy. They did not disappoint. Food was tasty, presentation was lovely, and waiter was very accommodating. Overall a great experience."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I work in Ewing, NJ and go to Metro there for lunch sometimes. It's nice inside and the food was good. As I was leaving I grabbed a business card and noticed there was another Metro in Princeton, NJ. Well, I live near Princeton so I made a reservation for 2. We ate outside, but going through the restaurant to get to the patio I was real impressed with the décor. Both myself and my husband were very happy. We eat out a lot and this is definitely a place we will be visiting often."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The first time I ate at Metro North was with friends after a show at McCarter. The service and food was excellent. I raved about it to my wife so we went for our wedding anniversary. The waiter was subpar and we shouldn't have to ask for our drinks to be refilled as he would walk by our table and not even look down. I ordered the veal and it had a funny taste to it so I gave my wife a piece and she said it tasted like the fridge. Not once was our anniversary mentioned so maybe open table did not forward this information. My opinion of Metro North this time around is thumbs down."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • " We have been coming to Metro North for the past three years. The food and the service are always consistent."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "food is very good, exactly as described and very fresh! outside patio for lunch is perfect on a beautiful day"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is one of my family's go to restaurant on Friday nights. We love the food. You can go wrong."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We love eating at Metro North. I have recommended the restaurant to different people and everyone is always happy with the food, service and atmosphere. The prices are good and it's a great place for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Metro North is such a short distance from McCarter theater that a delightful light (or heavy if you want) dinner outside next to the garden is just perfect. We both had salad (small is actually large) and the ingredients were fresh and delightful. We talked too long, but we were so close to the theater we made it by curtain anyway."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Lunch menu is varied enough and they serve liquor. Free ample parking and nice interior are pluses. My lobster quiche was a bit dry but the service was fine. Prices are reasonable for Princeton area and it's a nice option if you don't want to deal with downtown parking issues or construction on local roads. Clean and comfortable setting with tables and cozy booth type seating as well as outdoor area in summer."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Once again, fabulous. Do yourself a favor and get the Butterfish. It has become a permanent "Chefs Special" and is well deserved. Perfect appetizer, Mama's Meatballs, better than my wife's, and even she admits that! This is a consistently good and satisfying restaurant."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The weather was ideal for outdoor dining and the food was spectacular. We love it at Metro North and will return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Haven't been here for a while, we decided to go for an early dinner. Had a nice quiet time sitting outside. Service was good and we thoroughly enjoyed it"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Reminded me of a 1960's restaurant. Pretty (but buggy) outdoor dining patio, dark and gloomy interior. Pleasant, but slow, service. Huge portions of unnecessarily caloric typical American 'Italian" food. (Caveat: The plain green salad was good.) Prices reasonable, though: you can overeat here for not very much money. Probably a good place to bring a family-sized party of unselective eaters if sitting outside. Maybe also good for drinking away your sorrows inside, where it's v-e-r-y dimly lit, but I don't know about that, as I don't drink."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A private party with DJ and loud music made conversation impossible and dining unpleasant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great brunch! I'll be back. The salmon platter was superb."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Service was good and atmosphere OK. But the food was nothing special. We would not recommend this place to a group, but would not skip out if the group had already decided on the place. No rush to come back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Another grear dinner at Metro North. The food and service here is consistantly very good. Everything from the salads to the pasta dinners to the entrees are always very good. Service is pleasant and attnetive."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I must admit that I enjoy this restaurant primarily due to its excellent decor and service. The food is good standard Italian fare. Everyone particularly enjoyed the pollenta fries and arugula salad. The prices are reasonable and the space is great for having big group dinners. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We were four for dinner, had a variety of food and were all extremely pleased!!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Really pleasant place. My husband loved his vodka rigatoni. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our food was good, but our server was outstanding. She was so attentive, and gave us space as we talked and talked, taking us a while to place our order."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Enjoyecd restaurant soo much!! Celebrated my daughters 15 Birthday. Atmosphere. Service and Food was awesome. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our First visit. Four Adults and one 2 year old. We were looking for a spur of the moment place that could seat us in less then 2 hours on a holiday weekend night. This place popped up in open table, and reviews were positive. We were seated promptly and all ordered an assortment of pasta, burgers, pizza, and salads. Everything came out very good, and service was spot on. Overall, a great find, with easy access just outside of the downtown Princeton area. Will easily return."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Heard good reviews for Metro South so when we needed to meet an out of town friend in Princeton we decided to give Metro North a try. Checked out the menu on-line before hand, liked the variety. We enjoyed the ambience, drinks, food, and the service was excellent! I have a birthday coming up and Metro will be my choice of venue to celebrate!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Second visit with a party of 6 or more and waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was better than average. Good separation of tables so that where ever you sit privacy is not an issue. Bar staff is friendly and cocktails are fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Good time with Good friends at a Nice and convenient Restaurant. Food and Service were very good, Parking is good and it is near the McCarter Theatre."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Always love Metro North. We seem to get the same waitress every visit and she is lovely but a little forgetful. Almost every time part of our order is forgotten or late but she is very nice. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Had a beautiful time sitting outside with my family for Mother's Day brunch/lunch. Great to have multiple menus to pick from on this special occassion. Lots of options and the food was very yummy."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Dinner of the special salad of the day, which we shared, was good. We had two pasta dishes as our maid dishes. My wife had the pomadoro pasta dish with chicken. I had the mushroom ravoli with a cream sauce. The pasta was not cooked enough and the sauce was warm but not hot enough. Waiter was ok. Place is just a bar with food. I truly expected better. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I am a fan of the arugula with he limoncello dressing! But I have not been disappointed with the entrees either. A good reliable casual place."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I have been here many times before. I always enjoy my meal. Fun place to have a party as well."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
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    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I always enjoy my dining experience at Metro North"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Metro North never disappoints us.Location parking lot and close to Macarter Theater is a plus.Food is always good as well as service. No complaints ..perfect. We have had our daughter's grad party there and plan to do that again this year for our other one. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "thoughtful, broad, delicious menu; lovely venue; outstanding service; ample free parking; easy access from major roads"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I have been to Metro North numerous times and each time has been a good experience."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We went to the Easter Brunch. It was the third time we were to Metro North. We both got the crab cakes on a bed of green with a vinegarette with marcheno cheese shavings. The mix of these ingredients was wonderful. The crab cakes were CRAB. Not all those fillers and the like--CRAB and just DE-LICIOUS. We recommend this as a real treat."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a reservation at 7:30 and we showed up at 7:10. After being told that our table was "almost ready", you finally seated us after 8:30…right near the bar. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This is my husband and my new go-to place. After passing it for 2 years, we gave it a try and boy were we surprised! We love the atmosphere and the menu has enough variety that my three different-palate kids (young adult) all found something they enjoyed. The prices are well aligned with others in the area. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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