Metropolitan Bistro
Metropolitan Bistro

Metropolitan Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.themetropolitanbistro.com/
  • Phone: 5168014500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm -9:45pm, Friday -Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm
    Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm - 2:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sea Cliff Avenue
  • Public Transit: LIRR to Sea Cliff Station; N21 LI Bus to Glen Avenue & Roslyn Avenue.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Metropolitan Bistro
Go casual, with great food. Metropolitan Bistro is located in Sea Cliff. We serve traditional American cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Metropolitan Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)great for outdoor dining (26)good for groups (14)fit for foodies (11)hot spot (11)romantic (9)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (4)special occasion (4)scenic view (3)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great atmosphere but very loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It is a lively restaurant with excellent service but the food is not very exciting.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea Cliff favorite
    JT21VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My wife and I have been going to the Metropolitan Bistro for several years. It's our favorite restaurant in the village. The owners are welcoming, the food is always delicious, and we always feel at home. There's a nice patio for al fresco. The burgers and salmon are some of the staples. And really enjoy the Mediterranean plate and roasted vegetables.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently very good
    coreyman97VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food is very good, reasonably priced and the service was very good as well. The wine list is also fairly priced.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great surprise
    deb59
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our first visit even though it is in a neighboring town. The main question is- what took us this long to go? The menu is quite varied- so even picky kids can find something...the cod dish I had was amazing-- and I don't particularly like fish! my only complaint is that it did not come with a starch... rice or a couple of potato slices would have been delicious with the sauce... and would have left me completely satisfied.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea cliff ny gem for outdoor dining
    Cheffran
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great buuter squsre sitting in olive oil for the bread. Can have hamburger and crispy waffle fries while uour companion may choose a more comples fidh dish. Grilled cod very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bistro
    greatVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    the food and service were both Excellent. we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reliable Favorite
    sjmstVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    One of our “go to” places on a regular basis. Friendly service. Nice crowd. The two owners are always cordial without being overbearing. We went again Saturday night. At 9pm it was still packed. The waitress told us that the meals might be delayed as the kitchen was backed up. A thoughtful touch that for seem reason escapes most servers. She came over a few times with updates. Eventually the owner himself came over with some complimentary fries saying “You need something to hold you over!”
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited menu.
    Jason
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Menu was limited and expensive. Definitely not for family. Good for rich retired people with nothing to do.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    Liam461VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    as always a great time. The food is very good , the service is excellent and what a great atmosphere. Especially when there's a band playing. Bill does a great all job all around. Kudos.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    RoloVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We stumbled upon this restaurant while looking for an available dinner spot on Open Table and it did not disappoint. Varied menu with something for everyone in a nice setting. The ribs as an appetizer were amazing. Enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was ok!
    Revejd100
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    lotsa mosquitos and buggies outside, waiter was polite, food was good, just a Little destant in their interface with clients....I've been here before, and never experienced that....., perhaps the owners changed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our waiter was delightful; they had my favorite wine by the glass; the food was very good and they had a great outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good
    sjmstVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Whenever we can’t think of here to go this is our go to place. Always good food and friendly service. Mixed crowd, Young and older.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Far too noisy
    Seacliffbound
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was mostly good. Service was irregular with four of five diners receiving their food well before the fifth diner, whose duck--when it arrived--was partially dry. We also had to remind our waiter that we had ordered a side dish of spinach. Why the side dish didn't come more timely is a mystery to us. We might have felt interested enough to try Metropolitan Bistro again, but the restaurant was so very noisy indoors that it was hard to hear our own conversations and therefore we won't be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All around favorite
    Restaurantbizkid
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Metropolitan Bistro is a true neighborhood gem...and we don't even live in the neighborhood! The food is wonderful and the service is friendly and attentive. The owner greeted us at the door every time we've been here. We love to sit outside when the weather cooperates. Inside is great too. The wood burning oven not only makes delicious food, but adds to the atmosphere. This restaurant has become our go-to, feel good restaurant. We love it here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming!
    Silzhen2
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Welcomed by Billy upon entering, the food and setting continued the positive theme. A window seat showcased the wild lightening & thunder outside, but our focus remained on the food. Delicious salad starter, amazing caramelized onion pizza, and cod broiled to perfection. Moist, gluten-free carrot cake finished our meal with just the hint of sweetness we needed. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 80 reviews are from the Metropolitan Bistro reviews archive.
  • Great experience!
    Heidi
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We received a gift certificate for Metropolitan Bistro from our son, so this was our first time dining here. (we had been here when it was Tupelo Honey) The staff was very welcoming, including the owner, who came over before we left to see how we enjoyed our meal. I ordred the chicken francaise & it was fantastic! The chicken was very tender & the sauce was so lemony & tasty...I told the owner he should "bottle" that sauce! My husband's meal (grilled steak) was also very good. We will definitely come back...maybe next time stay for the live music!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy
    DeeDeeVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    They had a live band this particular night. They were good it was just way too loud. My ears were ringing, plus I wanted to have conversation with the people I was with, which was impossible. The food wasn't great. The bread for the table was stale and the pizza I ordered was not great. I ordered the one with Rosemary and onions. It had on it ricotta cheese which it didn't state on the menu. I'm not a fan. My friend also had the white pizza and she didn't like hers either. My sister had a burger and she said that was good. Oh and the fries were good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All the right ingredients
    BestIngredientsVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This is a go-to restaurant for so many; loved for its delicious, varied, and reliable menu, cozy ambiance and excellent staff, and GREAT weekly lineup of top notch music. Favorites are atlantic salmon, crab cakes, and the duck though I enjoy the steak, the cod, so many delicious things on the menu. The Metro even makes a terrific burger. Drinks are generous, with very good wine by the glass. Last night we sat outside - a beautiful evening. After a great dinner we moved inside to hear the awesome band and (even dance a little!). The post-dinner energy inside was so friendly and "up." People come here knowing they will have not just a delicious meal, but a delicious evening. And sometimes, like last night, it's downright special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good food!
    Ethan
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had dinner with family of 6. Great food, great service. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing Dinner
    AndreaVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Nice place for a week day dinner. Service is good and no rushing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    sjmstVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Always our "go to" place when we can't decide where else to go. All staff is friendly, including the owners mangers. Although, I have to say, though we have been there dozens of times, there seems to be no hint that they have ever seen us before. Food is solid, not the best, but always very good. And the place is packed up until 10pm or later. Nice soothing decor, and a good mix of patrons of all ages.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fair
    ALFFEL58
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Not the best dinner I have had at mb. Waitress wasn't trained to solve a problem except to say "I'm sorry". Dinners came out wrong, not as ordered and not to the correct person who ordered them. Small portions for the price .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sea Cliff Pleasure
    Golfgal
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We visited for Mother's Day and were pleasantly surprised by the special menu which included rack of lamb which was beautifully prepared and an excellent appetizer of grilled shrimp with outstanding grilled veggie mix. Gorgeous evening enhanced by lovely al fresco dining on the first real spring evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    My husband and I brought some friends there from out of town. We all had a very delicious pleasant meal. The food was good, not exceptional. The service was fine. Overall a very enjoyable night!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Spot
    Luv2party
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Really awesome food, service, live music. Just a fabulous time there. Highly recommend this gem.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and popular relatively
    CHAS
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Excellent and popular relatively small neighborhood restaurant as bar scene takes up about half the floor space with noise level from bar reaching into diners accordingly. Live music during our meal on a Friday evening. Completely full. Food was excellent as was the service, just a bit noisy due to popularity with live music. Tables a bit tightly-placed in close proximity but no matter and cant be helped. Worthwhile and highly recommended, a bit pricy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Neighborhood Place
    DaleTyVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    The food is always good. Although they could switch up the menu or add more specials. Service is excellent. Nice outdoor area. A bit on the pricey side.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great time
    Liam461VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The hosts/owners , Bill & his wife, make you feel like they have know you for years. It's a energetic place with very good food. I had a Filet Mignon, reasonable priced and a very good cut, which was cooked to perfection. My companion had the salmon w/ quinoa and aruglar which was delicious. Our waitress, was attentive and we never had to search for her when we wanted anything, extra bread, water, etc. The band, which starts around 830, only adds to what was already a fun night. We love this place and highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun atmosphere and delicious food..
    Lifizgud
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Fun restaurant and bar. The food is prepare in a coal fired oven. The fish and vegetables were amazing. The wait staff is very friendly. I would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Okay
    FelicedollVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    First let me say this restaurant is pretty and in a charming location in Sea Cliff. The food though, needs work. My Caesar salad with 'grilled chicken' was insulting at $17. It was small, the dressing way too mustardy, and there were 5 small pieces of overcooked chicken in it. The onion soup was delicious though. My boyfriend's burger was mediocre at best. Drink prices were on the high side. Service was just okay. It's a miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good all around
    coreyman97VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We all loved our dishes - salmon and cod entrees. Good reasonably pricerd wine list. Will surely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Smokey Grill
    brunchlady1VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Restaurant was packed. We had to wait a while for a table even though we had a confirmed reservation. The Manager/Owner was apologetic and kindly offered us drinks while we waited. Food was very good and service was decent, but the room was fairly noisy and too smokey from the open oven. It seems as though the ventilation system could be much improved. Our clothes and hair smelled of smoke and some of us coughed from it. I may wait to return when the weather is nicer and the doors are opened to the outside.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    My wife and I wentcout for a long overdue dinner . Great service we both had nice dishes I had a fish dish recommended by waiter which was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Note to open table - several
    eatoutVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Note to open table - several times when I have booked this restaurant through open table, it will not confirm until I repeatedly request confirming on the web site. This doesn't seem to happen with other restaurants. Not sure why this glitch occurs. Maybe you could check it out. But, we love this restaurant!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice experience
    convenience
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    The evening we had dinner there was a fundraising going on so the place was booming. There was a terrific raggea band playing. In spite of the business that night, the food was very good and so was the service. All in all we had a really nice experience at Metropolitan Bistro and would recommend it. We sure will go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food
    PaolaVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The French onion soup is to die for as well as their freshly made potato chips. The burger came out cooked exactly as we had asked for it, and the service was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great pizza and burgers relaxed
    kp923
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    great pizza and burgers relaxed atmosphere Thank you for a lovely evening experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • live music friday night
    laura
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Know the place form previous owners/restaurants and were happily surprised that the new place was very good. Looks similar inside and the food , ambiance and live music made it a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a very good dinner.
    Closer
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We had a very good dinner. Prices were okay for the food but the liquor prices were high.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate