Dining on the outside patio
Dining on the outside patio is a treat. We enjoyed the luncheon offerings albeit most portions (especially the entree salads) were on the small side. Three of us are hearing impaired, dining indoors at Metro is not a viable option for us. Too many hard surfaces for the noise to bounce off of.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the fish tacos
We enjoyed the fish tacos and a very lovely table next to the fireplace. What a treat for a mid-week lunch date with good friends. I have dined at Metro many times and will continue to do so. Great for lunch (quieter than the evenings), but Metro is also a fun, lively place for drinks/dinner.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lunch was great. Brussel sprouts
Lunch was great. Brussel sprouts are fabulous. They seem to be flash fried so very crispy and lemony but very light! Crab sandwich had good flavor! Ceasar and beet salads were crisp and not over dressed. Sole was very flavorful. Metro sundae was yummy nice that it has bananas. The only clinker is the cookie. It is clear they pre bake the cookie, freeze and then microwave to warm. The chocolate was warm but the dough almost tasted stale. Take it off the menu or freeze the dough and bake cookie to order.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very noisy, even in fireplace
Very noisy, even in fireplace room.All else is great.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great time and the
We had a great time and the food was outstanding. Bar was definitely vibrant but a little snug as we kept getting bumped. No problem getting drinks and they were well made. We will definitely be back soon.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is great (try the soups),
Food is great (try the soups), coctails are great....but the noise level is high, especially in the bar area... We love the tables at the back of the main dining room, so we can talk...
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Doesn't raise prices for Easter
Doesn't raise prices for Easter and provides a fixe prix along with a regular menu. Food and service were excellent.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food but felt abandoned
Our server was very nice but we felt abandoned many times. I had to hunt her down to order the cheese plate after our meal and again to order dessert. I had to go to the hostess stand to get the dessert menu myself.
I think she may have been given too many tables but I tipped her 15 %.
It would have been nice if my message about the special occasion birthday could have been relayed from open table to the hostess to the server to great us with when she first arrived. I ended up telling her that is was a birthday celebration. That didn't seem to phase her, I guess she gets this all the time.
I love the desserts we ordered ; choc cake and cobbler. Would love to come back another time, reserve the table by the fire for dessert and wine
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall this is a very good
Overall this is a very good and moderately upscale restaurant which is well suited for Lafayette. Good menu, good food, nicely presented. There's one special caveat, however. While there's a benefit to a "vibrant" bar and restaurant atmosphere, if you're there at busy hours, you're likely to have a problem hearing anything that anyone at your table is saying, and normal voice levels may not suffice. This has been a persistent problem with Metro, although perhaps some don't view that as a problem; in any event, it's hard to know what could be done to change it given the nature of the space.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top-Notch Crab Cakes
A friend and I love to meet at Metro for lunch. Last week, we ordered and split the fantastic crab cakes and chopped salad - both very generous servings. The berry cobbler was the perfect dessert for the season.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The ambiance on the terrace
The ambiance on the terrace was perfect. I nice day. Service very good and food was good.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were outside on a pleasant,
We were outside on a pleasant, warm afternoon. Street noise was NOT as bad as I would have expected. I would expect it to be noisy inside (hard floors, walls ceiling).
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect place for good food
Perfect place for good food when the weather is warm and one can be seated in the patio.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Quieter on patio-
Great food. Quieter on patio- beautiful in warm weather! Service was great- always enjoy our meals.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a wonderful Lafayette
This is a wonderful Lafayette restaurant. The food is always terrific!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice though no burger
Went with out of town family as I frequent the Montclair location. Great food in both locations thought I missed the grass feed burger. Service was great as always and everyone enjoyed their meal.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic patio dining
I met with a small group of friends for lunch. We loved the large outdoor patio, well shaded and inviting. The only thing about the experience I was disappointed with was my entree, the fish tacos. They were very bland, neither the fish (hard to find it as most of the tacos were lettuce and some kind of bland sauce) nor the condiment had much flavor. Honestly, I've had better fish tacos at Rubios! I asked for lemons/limes in an attempt to jazz things up. We did enjoy a nice dessert, the caramel pot de creme, which was very yummy! Metro does have a great wine list, our service was very good so overall a good experience!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Metro always brings an overall great experience to dining. Dinner with friends or someone special- this is a great place to enjoy not only a yummy meal but a real warm ambiance. Cocktail menu is great and wine selection is not bad. If you love desserts you won't be disappointed with their selection.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and a nice dinner
Went here on recommendation from a friend and it was good food. The owner was very nice when I called to ask some questions, the outside seating was plentiful. Tons of indoor seating too. The outside has a bit of traffic noise. Inside has a bit of bar noise. Not crowded space though, plenty of room between neigboring tables.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live in Lafayette and Metro along with Chow (for more everyday dining) is a city gem. It never disappoints. Highly recommended.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant was fairly slow
Restaurant was fairly slow when we were there. Service was fantastic. Menu was enticing and I will be back to try more items. Food was good. BLT and Caesar Salad were great! Corn chowder had excellent flavor but had separated so it lost a little creaminess. Chilaquiles had great spice and flavor, only negative was one perfectly cooked poached egg and one very overdone poached egg. Strawberry shortcake had good shortcake but needed more strawberries and maybe sweeter strawberries. So overall delicious, but there is room for improvement.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
overall, a really good place to eat
we had a great time with friendly staff and exceedingly delicious crab cakes and filet of sole.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous peach brushetta!!!! A must get! Grilled bread, grilledd peaches, goat cheese, caramelized onions! Delicious!!! Great corn soup. Sandwiches full of flavor! Salads crisp!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us recently dined at Metro and really enjoyed it. Both inside and outside are pleasing to the eye. The service was excellent . We sat outside and it was a beautiful night which it often is in Lafayette. We had eaten inside many years ago but found it a little loud because that "vibrant bar scene" was at its fullest and we had difficulty hearing each other. What I like about Metro is that it's a restaurant that is appropriate for both the younger and older generation (which we are!). Sitting outside was lovely and quiet. We would definitely go again.
7/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Local Spot
Had heard about Metro from friends. Went here for 25th anniv dinner. Great night out on the patio. Food was great and service was good. Would definitely come back.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful lunch on their patio
A lovely way to spend a lunch or dinner outdoors when the weather is good--on their lovely umbrella patio. I had a fine chopped salad with grilled chicken. My companions had the Thai salad and the salad Nicoise , which was impressive in size.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not a life changing event but a good place for a nice meal. A little overpriced such as a $29 salmon dish that would be $22-$24 any place else. Outside is great! Inside can be loud. Small plates are nice.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved sitting outside, but
Loved sitting outside, but our lunch was attractive to a pesty bee. Wait staff kindly
moved us inside without a problem.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate outside this time and the noise level is soooo much better than inside. While the temperature was comfortable when we first arrived and no one offered to move a heater over. Our waiter was missing a lot as it appeared he had tables inside as well as outside. We hadto wait to order dessert, coffee and another glass of wine. Food was good andwe would go back but am concerned about service level.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu has a nice variety
The menu has a nice variety of options, and the casear salad is one of the best for restaurants in the area. The center patio with its trees is a lovely outdoor setting for a meal. However, we wish the chef would return the croque monsieur to the menu. It was my favorite menu item and the one who drew us to make a frequent drive to Lafayette.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have wanted to visit Metro
I have wanted to visit Metro for awhile, but just didn't get there. I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of noise even sitting outside and with the number of different type dining venues - outside garden to inside in a more formal setting. The menu offered a nice selection of salads and entrees and with good variety on the wine list. This will definitely receive a return visit.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out with an out of town guest. Device and food were both good. Been theresny times and will def, return.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor eating spot
There just are not enough outdoor places like Metro. It is the perfect setting for lunch on a lovely
Summer day. The food is good and excellent service make this a must go place. I had the crab cakes and my grandson had a Caesar Salad. We shared the yummy fries! Enjoy!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent crab sandwich
The Maine Peekytoe Crab sandwich at lunch is outstanding - especially when I order it on ciabatta bread which is my favorite. I can't get myself to order anything else when I come here for lunch. The patio is large and has a very nice ambiance with plenty of umbrellas to keep everyone shaded on hot days. My sister said she loved her Thai Curry Chicken Salad and she wants to go back soon!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Big Winner
We happened to go on Petrole sole evening and it was ver light, cooked just right and beautifully presented.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
When we first reserved, we had planned on the Montclair location. Due to their service changes, we were notified by the ownership and they suggested their Lafayette location.
The menu choices were varied and included lots of food combinations that I enjoy: salads with meat or fish, even Cuban-styled sandwiches.
Service was attentive with just the right level of "observation". This was a business and pleasure lunch and the staff were sensitive to the drink levels and interruptions of conversation.
Look forward to trying dinner at both locations.
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
OUT OF TOWNER
When ever we visit our kids and Grandkids in Lafayette and they ask where we want to go for dinner...we always says METRO, because of good feeling upon entering, happy staff, helpful, accommodating, interesting and consistent food reasonably priced.....we love it. Wish there was one in Indian Wells!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've ordered Peekytoe Crab sandwich 4 times in the last month. However, I was there yesterday 9/13/13 and was very surprised at the much smaller portion of the crab filling compared to the other times - about half the portion size of the previous 3 sandwiches! Even the accompanying salad was noticeably smaller. I'm writing this because the kitchen should be more consistent with portion size. I will order it again next week to see if it was just a one-time lapse
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was slow. We had 5:30 reservations and didn't leave until 7:30. Maybe some would call it a leisurely dinner but for three septuagenarians, we were ready to go home at least a half hour earlier.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I read the other reviews about
I read the other reviews about service, and sadly, I feel likewise. The drinks were prompt, as was the first course. But we then waited at least 30 minutes for the entree! The manager did apologize. However this seems to be a "trend" here. Other than service, the food was good.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first time there. Patio dining very nice on a warm day. Well established landscaping/ garden, great atmosphere. Was there for coffee & brunch but would like to return for lunch and/or dinner.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great patio dining
Excellent service and friendly wait staff. Each dish had a little something special about it. We also commented on how perfect the portion sizes were. We were there for a Sunday brunch gathering of old friends and did not feel rushed or pushed to give up the table. Great meeting spot. Easy parking.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like the outdoors dining, fine food
I have eaten here several times as a couple and a group -- the best place and time to eat is outside when the weather is fine. The food is consistently good, wine selection also good. My favorite remains the black cod miso dish.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently Great Food
My husband and I love this place and have relied on it for a very good dinner during the time that it's been here. Noise can be an issue if you're at the wrong table and want a quiet conversation, but there aren't many negative things to say about this place. Salads always fresh and lightly dressed...nice variety of appetizers and small plates. Swordfish entree with green olives and risotto was very good (but not the best entree I've had there). Great wine list - try the Albarino. Almost rate all categories "outstanding", but there are a lot of really top restaurants around these days...but Metro is REALLY VERYY GOOD!!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My party of three enjoyed our recent lunch at Metro Lafayette. The food was priced well, tasted great, and was served well. We ate on the outdoor patio, and despite the chilly weather, enjoyed the ambience of a lovely courtyard. I would recommend this restaurant to friends.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but tables pretty close
tables are closer than I like, hard to avoid listening to your fellow diners conversation so not a great spot to talk about anything intimate. food was fabulous and service was very attentive.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still good, but I think
they may have a new chef since my last visit. My always must have is the ahi poke, and it just wasn't the same at all. The bread also was not as good as usual. All the rest of the food was good.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I keep coming back!
We periodically try other places, but this is the one we keep coming back to. Friendly staff, great service, great food. The bar area gets a bit noisy on weekend evenings, but that's part of the vibe and I wouldn't have it any other way. In good weather, the courtyard seating is the choice; in winter, try to get near the fireplace.
Menu changes depending on season and availability, my favorite (when it's available) is moules / frittes, but I've never had anything that was less than excellent.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experience
The initial impression was not so good. We arrived a little early, sat at the bar and then was ignored- except for a couple of waiters bringing us water and a menu. We let them know that we would like to order drinks and were waiting for our table, but the drinks took a very long time to arrive- and at that point the noise level was just annoying. However, we did get the drinks and they were very good. Once we were seated at our table, we enjoyed ourselves very much. Brian, our waiter, was great! Very attentive, funny and help make our night fun. Food, we had the prefix- I had the lamb, my friend the turkey- was fantastic, desert was delicious too. Looking forward to going back for a brunch.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM