We enjoy going here, it is
We enjoy going here, it is a neighborhood favorite. The food is always good and the hostess and wait staff are very friendly and helpful
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
I thought the food was excellent
I thought the food was excellent and the service was very attentive. It is such a cute place. Loved it. Very personal.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service, atmosphere.
Great food, service, atmosphere. I'll be going back soon.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A South End gem
Loved it.My second visit, my husband's first. For starters: fennel salad with smoked bacon, roquefort and parsley and a chopped salad with soppressata; the cod with gremolata (superb)for me, and the tagliatelle for him. The food was simply wonderful. The seating as requested. The place is cozy and appealing- maybe 15 tables and a generous bar where lots of folks were eating. Service: welcoming and professional. We will return soon: many more good things to eat!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again The Metropolis
Once again The Metropolis Cafe is the perfect answer for dinner before the theater. Our entrees were quite delicious and everything worked out perfectly.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything about this place is wonderful. The atmosphere, the decor, the service and most of all the food was so very very good. Hard to make a choice since it all looked fresh and delicious. I was a bit under-the-weather so I chose the roasted chicken and it was the perfect choice, so good. My friend had the salmon (wow, beautiful), my husband had the rigatoni (remarkable). The mussels appetizer included some of the best, fat mussels I've ever eaten and I've lived here 25 years! Not a mediocre choice to be had. On top of that the staff is great AND the clientele around us were very friendly and eager to share thoughts on selections. This is a friendly and easy place to enjoy an excellent meal with anyone you care about. Just go.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
South Boston Gem
Went to Metropolis for the first time this Saturday evening with another couple. The thing that attracted us to Metropolis was the exterior - reminded us of a small Parisian cafe! It is a small place, less than 15 tables, and felt intimate right away. We enjoyed the salads, fresh and simple but flavorful. Great bread with roasted garlic cloves and oil. Nice wine selection. We enjoyed the risotto and the steak specials, also got the "charred asparagus" and roasted Brussels sprouts for sides. Nice ambiance, lively enough but able to hold a conversation. We like the neighborhood, strolled around afterwards, and liked the casual feel but upscale food options. Service was fine but nothing special, no complaints. Would go again for sure.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
When you just want a good meal
Metropolis is my neighborhood default zone. That may not sound like much, but for us, it is really important. We know that we can take out of town friends there when they want the South End experience, with good food and service all within a brief walk from our home. The menu never disappoints and the prices are reasonable. Without being pushy, Metropolis always holds its own among a field of ambitious restaurant offerings.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food, great service
We had an outstanding experience at Metropolis the other night. I have eaten there before and enjoyed it but the food the other night was fabulous. Fresh pea soup with truffle oil...delicious gnocchi with duck confit and my husband had salmon that was done to perfection. It is a cozy atmosphere where the staff is friendly and the prices are so reasonable.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect place to dine before theater. We were three and we decided to eat family style. We ordered five appetizers and one main dish and grazed happily. We had plenty to eat and were able to taste lots of yummy dishes. The endive salad, the pea soup and the veal were really wonderful. The gnocchi with duck confit and the jonah crab thingies were good. The least interesting was the roasted mushrooms dish, which I had ordered. I think it was supposed to come with sea salt - perhaps someone forgot that part. At any rate,it was better with table salt, but nothing to write home about. Now I want to go back and try some of the dishes we didn't order. Staff was attentive enough and accommodated our grazing quite willingly.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Intimate, great, consistent
Intimate, great, consistent food, great neighborhood spot.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently wonderful. A
Consistently wonderful. A neighborhood favorite. The staff are just fun and nice to everyone and the food is always great and well presented.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite neighborhood spot
Fabulous food, casually sophisticated atmosphere and menu and superb wine list (including, eg, two Rhone reds by tiny producers I haven't seen on other lists). Would recommend to anyone.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & location. OK seating.
Very good food. Endive salad was unique & very flavorful. Risotto was excellent. Chocolate pudding cake was to die for - nice chocolate flavor, not too rich or dense, just yummy. Place is small. Nice bar area. We ate early before theater so not noisy. Too bad the seating is not very comfortable. Table by windows is good for people watching but window seat is too shallow. & slanted so felt like you're constantly slipping off. Not much space for feet either. Go for the food!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant atmosphere, convenient
Pleasant atmosphere, convenient location, personable service, table ready at time of reservation. Food very good although they could improve in dessert area and know that you should never microwave a chocolate dessert- gives the chocolate a burnt taste.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu offerings were so inviting it was difficult to choose. We might even opt for a meal of sides as they sounded equally intriguing. Highly recommend this restaurant.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot with good food
Alway wanted to try this spot and so glad we did. Great food and service. Worth a return.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Metropolis is the place I always try to make if I'm in the South End. The bar is great, the food is wonderful, the service is excellent.
The atmosphere is friendly and intimate. As mentioned above, a favorite.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is so reasonable for the quality of food.Great meal! Acoustics aren't that great, it was pretty loud. Food was great though...
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a good choice
Long time favorite restaurant. Love the atmosphere, friendly service and consistently good food. I enjoy introducing it to people who haven't been before.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
French with a Mediterranean Twist
People on another review site seemed to have great opinion about Metropolis Café but not quite in agreement of the categorization, I decided we should check it out.
Metropolis Café is few blocks off the tourist streets, so you could see real people in for drinks or dinner. We visited on a Saturday night and the place was not jammed. We were seated right away with the reservation. Our server read us their specials - from which we picked the soup and chicken risotto, plus I ordered their gnocchi. We then had crème brulee as dessert. All the dishes were delicious, including the garlic and olive oil for bread. Our server was very knowledgeable and patient to let us try some dessert wines. Would definitely be back when I'm in town.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood spot
Had dinner here about a year ago and consistent with last visit. I thought the food was very good, portions were generous and prices were reasonable. Wine list also offered a decent selection. Restaurant is small and tables are a bit tight but high ceilings and large windows give it a feeling of openness. Service was attentive and professional, and food was served quickly, althought it was a Monday evening and not very busy. I definitely will return.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food & Service
Excellent as always, superb food with outstanding service. Very cozy room for 2-4.
Not good for a large group, for that go to Gaslight.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Metropolis Cafe - August 4, 2013
My partner and I entertained friends from Europe, and to cap the day off we ate at the Metropolis Cafe. The food and service were outstanding, and the chef was able to fulfill a special dietary request for one member of our party. The Gnocchi and Duck Confit appetizer is highly recommended, and my Hangar Steak entree was cooked to perfection. The wine list is decent (though marked up a bit), but the dinner at this restaurant was the highlight of our day together.
Strongly recommended to any foodies out there!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood gem
I hadn't been to Metropolis for quite awhile and was pleasantly surprised to see that the restaurant was even better than I had remembered. It's a small space but you don't feel overly close to your neighbors. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly, not pretentious in any way. We started with an asparagus tartare appetizer that was ample to share and was just so fresh and delicious.
For entrees, I had the days pasta special, tagliatelle with rock shrimp and my friend had the salmon. Both were incredibly fresh and creatively prepared. The wine list is quite extensive with a lot of choices by the glass. All in all a great experience and a real neighborhood gem!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice surprise in the South End
This was my first time at Metropolis after trying many of the neighborhood "gems" in the SE and this was a very pleasant surprise: intimate, not loud, good quality food, well prepared though as a many restaurants in the US still could do better with a little less salt. The offerings are nicely priced and the place has a nice ambiance and I strongly recommend requesting a table by the bay-window as the booths are a little bit on the darker side.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location for a date.
Came here with my girlfriend before we caught a movie nearby. Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable throughout the night. My girlfriend's chicken was terrific while my steak was good, but slightly overcooked. Will definitely stop by again in the future.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This continues to be one of
This continues to be one of my neighborhood favorites. People are always friendly, service is great and food is always very good. Highly recommend this spot to anyone!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, quiet, small and cozy dining spot. The food is phenomenal and well priced for the area. The service is also great. We have been here several times and will continue to come back again and again. Reliable spot for a delicious meal, good value, and quiet enough to have a conversation.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant week value
Best restaurant value. Food was delicious and there was plenty so we left full. Watermelon appetizer, tuna main meal and raspberry/chocolate desert. All were fabulous. Staff was very attentive. Love this place and will definitely go back.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Sure Thing
The food and service at Metropolis are always excellent. Two minor fusses: the restaurant is small, and tables are too close for comfort. It's literally elbow to elbow. Second, my yellow fin tuna was tasty but cold. Couldn't tell if that was intended. All in all, though, a reliably good meal in a neighborhood gem.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warmly welcomed by the staff
Warmly welcomed by the staff and well served throughout the meal we thoroughly enjoyed brunch, especially the delicious Gazpacho appetizer and the scrumptious Frozen Raspberry Zabaglione dessert.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go often to this neighborhood restaurant. The food is always good, the atmosphere is warm and friendly, and the wait staff is accommodating and flexible. Can't go wrong here for a great dinner or brunch that won't break the bank and won't disappoint.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We split entrée and apps and
We split entrée and apps and still were full! Awesome service!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd visit blues
Our second time at Metropolis was not a charm. The potato gnocchi with duck confit was lovely: light, silky gnocchi and tender, flavorful duck. Yum.The roasted mushrooms were nicely seasoned and the salad with pears was a nice mix of tender greens, and toothsome pears and hazelnuts - wonderful. The seared scallops were another story. While the scallops were sweet and silky, the portion was all wrong. We were served three thin slices of a scallop. On our prior visit we were served three whole scallops. What happened?! If the kitchen ran out of scallops they should have taken the item off of the menu, instead of presenting a subpar dish. Service meanwhile, while proficient, was chilly. Hopefully our next visit will be better.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
New favorite restaurant!
We had another excellent dining experience at Metropolis Cafe Saturday night with some of our "Foodie" friends from the North Shore. Although the menu is what I would call small, it feels like there are lots of choices in each category. We finally ordered a combination of salads, appetizers and a fish and chicken entree, all of which were beautifully executed, fresh and delicious. Our very knowledgeable and friendly waiter suggested a bottle of the Sicilian wine they had on special which was delicious and well-priced. It was a lovely evening and I know our friends will be back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a pre-theatre dinner here, and found it to be a charming place with very good food at decent prices. The special arugula salad was very tasty, and both the pork chop entree and the special fish entree were very nicely prepared. They have a nice list of wines by the glass. Service was a bit slow, but we weren't in a hurry. The biggest drawback was that in a tightly packed cafe set-up, it's really unfortunate when the table next to you is occupied by two people with very shrill voices.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good experience
The food here is terrific; the specials are consistently good. Wine list is a little pricey, but reliable.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hits the spot
The directions on the web were wrong and we got lost and were very later; however, when we called about this, the woman was quite nice and even though we were late, they got us out in time for theater, and the whole experience (food, service, ambience) was all great.
Just beware. There's no Tremont exit on the Pike!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Disappointed in the timing
We told our waiter before we ordered that we were going to the theater and needed to be out in an hour. The main course arrived at the time we were to leave, and we bolted our food in 5 minutes before scurrying out the door. The food was delicious and the staff was friendly. We wished the waiter and kitchen had managed the timing better so we could have savored the meal.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Metropolis Cafe never disappoints. It's the perfect spot for a delicious meal and bottle of wine with a cozy but vibrant ambiance.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and drink, great
Great food and drink, great service - all around a great experience. Highly recommended.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service, in a fun, cozy restaurant. Definitely will be going back.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Among the 30 or so restaurants in walking distance from my house, this is my favorite for a quiet intimate evening. The food is really good, the prices including the wine are moderate. Great service even on a busy weekend. This is the place you don't want to overpraise for fear it will be overwhelmed. That has already happened on weekends but try a weekday evening with a good friend for a sweet dining experience.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small, cozy, great atmosphere
Really enjoyed this experience. We went with 4 people and all thought our dishes were great. Appetizer, entree, desert, all great. It's a bit noisy but that's not a big problem. The place is quite small but has a very nice feel!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
An excellent choice
Metropolis is a South End restaurant that we return to often. Food is excellent and service and ambiance is very nice. The 2 drawbacks with Metropolis is the lack of valet parking and the booths are very tight.
That said, we enjoy Metropolis a great deal.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love Metropolis in the wintertime
I love Metropolis in the wintertime… The lighting is soft and great and the atmosphere is warm and cozy. Just great. The food has consistently gotten better over the years.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a favorite
We live in the South End and this is the place we always take guests who are coming into the city for a new dining experience. It is intimate yet energetic, the food is always excellent and the waitstaff always friendly and knowledgeable. We list Metropolis as one of our favorites in a neighborhood of excellent dining choices.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
nice place for early dinner
We ate here before going to the BSO at Syphony Hall. It was an easy walk from the Dartmouth Street garage, and then over to Symphony Hall. The service was quick and attentive, and the food was good. It was more of the comfort food variety than elegant gourmet treatments, but nonetheless fresh and tasty.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upscale cafe great for a date
I've been to Metropolis a few times over the past several years and it's consistently a charming, delicious evening out. This time my husband and I came for dinner before seeing a play. I love the stylish yet unfussy ambience. The food was delicious (I had the sole and my husband had a braised lamb dish, followed by good desserts) and not as pricey as some comparable restaurants. How nice to see this cozy restaurant continues to thrive at its perch on Tremont Street!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM