Our family always enjoys eating at Metro North. The service and food are consistently great.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wanted to venture from my standard butter fish with crab meat and artichoke hearts but alas I was glad I didn't. Their signature dish was as tasty as ever. Others had Francais, Milanais and Red sauce. All pleased. Desserts prepared in house! Well worth the trip to the Princeton area.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service at Metro North were up to our expectation, having met there before. We asked for a quiet area and were accomodated by the staff. Service was prompt and efficient, We were quite satisfied with the whole experience.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
this is my 6th time going to metro north. food is excellent, so is the service and I never once left disappointed. their crab salad and butterfish special are terrific!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've passed by this place for years and never considered going in. Combination of Italian food and the largely impenetrable outer facade made me think Olive Garden on downers. However, the interior once past the standard bar scene was rather charming and even sports a sunroom. The food was quite good on the whole and included excellent bread and oil. Bit heavy on red sauce based on two different dishes. Service was attentive despite busy time of night. Lobby sports caramel peppermints. Definitely with bring family back.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy our meal at Metro North. Varied menu, delicious food, good service, great location, reasonable pricing. What more could you want?
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Metro North is a solid restaurant. the prices are moderate, the food is good, although not very adventurous. We were there early so hard to say how the ambiance with a full place but reservations are suggested for the busy days. A good place to go without worrying about breaking the bank and still feel a bit special.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Card Club End of Year Dinner
I suggested Metro North and was thrilled that everyone enjoyed their meal from beginning to end. Service was great, and we really appreciated the leisurely dining atmosphere ! Thank you!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious BYOB Asian
wonderful ambiance, right on the water, DELICIOUS SUSHI, shrimp pad thai is great, only $11 for an entree.
can be romantic or group setting, my new favorite restaurant. i heard of it from a friend with great recommendations
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
In my reservation I had asked for an accommodation for a stroller. When I got there, they had a table for 2 ready with a lot of space on the side to fit the stroller. I was pleasantly surprised by this. Food was good. Would like to go back and try out more of the menu.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a date night
Nice atmosphere, great food, great service. Best Margaritas around!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went in for lunch expecting
Went in for lunch expecting a pub menu and found a beautiful restaurant with a great menu and bar. Everything we had was excellent and service was attentive and professional. We will be back!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a very hot summer night and we enjoyed the dinner arugula salad with salmon and the chicken fajitas...the fish was cooked to perfection and the fajitas were a tasty, filling meal. Desserts were excellent...tiramisu and the chocolate lava cake. The menu is full and varied with something to appeal to everyone.We would recommend this restaurant as an area find with easy parking. The outdoor area looks inviting when the HOT spell ends.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reliable Good Choice in Princeton
We have been here several times and are never disappointed.Good food, lovely atmosphere, easy parking. Will definitely keep returning.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good food and
Consistently good food and service.
If you like Fish and Lemon, then do yourself a favor and order the Butterfish and Crab Entree. Outstanding!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The butterfish was fantastic. Nice atmosphere for date night or out with friends.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We made a reservation for 9:45, the last possible time. When we arrived there was only one car in the parking lot, but when we entered, we were greeted warmly and assured that we would not be rushed to finish dinner......and we weren't. Metro North serves mostly what I would call "bar food," but at a high quality level. And the service is always extremely friendly and professional, especially on this occasion when we arrived so late. In other restaurants, when we arrive near the end of the dinner service we have been made to feel like we were imposing and that we should finish as quickly as possible. Not the case at Metro North, where we were made to feel very welcome and encouraged to take our time.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prompt attention, fine service, good food variety, nice atmosphere.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of 6 were accommodated with everything , food was fantastic and so was the service.
I am from PA, but the next time I am in Princeton, I know where I will be dining.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
everytime we go to Metro North we consistently have excellent food excellent service and always a pleasant atmosphere.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Dinner Experience
Friends and I recently had dinner at Metro North in Princeton. The service was very good and the food was great! Would definitely return. Although we were seated inside, outside seating was available.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice Choices for Lunch
If not very daring, the food is always solid and dependable, so I think 3 1/2 to 4 star range. It's presented by very good servers in very nice surroundings. I have been here from time to time since the days of the 'Rusty Scupper' and can say that the current occupants offer the best food served here in the past 25 years.
My sausage bolognese was a geneous portion of both penne and medium spicy Italian sausage. I enjoyed it very much. The wine list is fairly extensive, but I felt my choice begged for a couple of pints of a draught IPA, and they offer some very good ones.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Good Experience
We visit Metro North many times a year. If you've read our reviews before you know about the bread, expresso service and the food in general. This visit we tried the special red beet salad. The beets and argula made a nice combination which I didn't expect. Warming the beets was a nice touch. Also, we finally got Mariano as our waiter, one of their best!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food and Service
My son and I had dinner there. The food was superb. Will definitely go back again.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been there a few times - seems to get better each time. We will be back!!!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service is consistent
We love to meet our cousins here...we come from Cherry Hill and they come from Monroe Township...our reservation is always honored when restaurant is busy. We prefer eating here to the restaurants near the university.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Both a friend and I had a fantastic salad as our first course. Walnuts, blueberries, mixed greens and blue cheese - could have gone back the following day and had another one! Our request for an outside table was accommodated within 10 minutes. Service was very good.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Movie and then Dinner
We enjoy this restaurant every time we dine here. The service (our server was JoAnne) is friendly and prompt and is knowledgeable about the choices. I seem to always order the Manchengo salad and my husband likes the wedge salad with blue cheese. These salads are nearly large enough to serve as a meal, but the specials are just that - special. So we ordered an entrée too. Absolutely no room for dessert, but we finished our wine and it was a wonderful date night. Thank you, you never disappoint.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorites
This restaurants is one of my favorites in the area. I sat outside for a quiet meal. Service was very good, except for our server forgot to bring butter for the bread (which I asked for) until after the entrees. The entrees came out so fast though, she really didn't have much time. They were delicious. I had the crab pasta, my mom had the tuna special. Both were amazing. Also, which we didn't get this time but which is the best I've ever had is the French onion soup. This place is pricey, and can be a bit loud, but the food is most definitely worth it.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed Metro North
We had a delightful outdoor dinner on Sunday at Metro North. Have been there before and dined indoors. Food and drinks
were very good.
9/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Casual Winner
With a caked casual menu. All choices consistently very good. Time after time.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian well done
Metro has done a good job of putting a winning combo of great food and great people. The menu is well stocked and the specials are always a treat.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
That is exactly the best way to describe Metro North in Princeton. Great food, professional service, and lovely surroundings, all at a reasonable price. For some people the lively weekend evenings here are preferable, but my husband and I enjoy the quieter, but still busy, weekday lunch or dinnertime.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
glad we found it!
Much better than the restaurants around palmer square where we usually eat when in town. Food and service were great and no wait! Seated within a few mins of reservation time
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time here. Service was
First time here. Service was great! We each had a different pasta dish and they were all outstanding. Can't wait to come back!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eggplant Romano Special - Um Good
I love this place. Great food and service. Easy parking in Princeton area. We tried the Eggplant Romano special. It was great. The eggplant was thinly sliced and crispy. Rolled with prosciutto and broccoli rabe with a side of pasta. What more could you ask for. The portions are huge - we always take some home for another day's snack.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never disappointed with Metro North. Good menu selection, fox always comes out right. Highly enjoyable
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is excellent. What
The food is excellent. What we liked most, however, was the proper sizing of the portions. We are not big fans of "doggie bags" and this was just perfect.. Highly recommend and looking forward to returning soon.
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice evening!
There were 5 of us and I asked for a round table which was honored and located overlooking the out door garden.....quite charming!
Salads were great....particularly like the wedge with blue cheese. Veal dish was excellent and the chicken rollatini was also quite good. I was not pleased with the special roasted chicken dish which was overwhelmed by the balsamic vinegar....skip that one.
Desserts ,,,,cheese cake and tartufo were great! Service was very good!
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a Pleasure
We always enjoy the atmosphere of Metro North, the friendly greetings and the consistently enjoyable meal at a reasonable proce. This time we had the special, chicken cacciatore, and it was fantastic. I asked for hot peppers to be added which, for me, made it even that much better.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
When we get the chance to pick a place for our group to eat, we always pick Metro North. Also, hosted a surprise party here and was very impressed with how wonderful their team is behind the scenes. The food is always delicious and the specials are great for a foodie.
Fun drink options. all around wonderful experience ALWAYS.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Metro North was a really good time out for us. The servce was good and food was good and worth the money.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Metro North several
I've been to Metro North several times for either lunch or dinner and it has never disappointed me. I enjoy introducing friends to Metro North and hearing their feedback of what a great restaurant it is. This time it was a gathering of women who used to work together and we had such a good time, that we were the last to leave
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our favorite local restaurant
We love this restaurant and eat here often. Excellent service, great drinks. The menu is varied with good selections of large and small plates. Located a couple of minutes from town with ample free parking, something that you don't have in downtown Princeton. Great location for when our kids come in from NYC, near the train station.
Great selection of food and have never been disappointed . Also, they will substitute vegetables for pasta on request at no additional charge. The portions are huge. The prices are reasonable. Attracts a crowd pre theater and pre events at Princeton university,nso make a reservation.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Overall Experience
I have been going to Metro North since it first opened. The food is always good, the drinks are excellent and the atmosphere lively.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dining in Princeton
This has always been one of our favorite places to dine. Great food at reasonable prices, friendly and helpful staff. A real pleasure.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We made an OpenTable reservation (looking for something in Princeton). What a great place!!! The décor is beautiful, the hostess stand & wait staff is excellent. The food was outstanding. We have definitely found our new Friday night spot!
I went with my wife and kids (they will accommodate kid portions). We cannot say enough about what a wonderful experience.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and atmosphere
Had a great time. Food was great and the atmosphere was awesome.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I met two friends for dinner
I met two friends for dinner and was very glad I had made the reservation because the restaurant was mobbed with folks who were dining before going to see a popular show at McCarter Theater in Princeton. As busy as they were, we were seated right on time. The noise level was pretty loud and it was hard to hear each other due to the amount of people dining but as the crowd thinned, it got better.
The food was very good and the menu offered many good selections. The portions were a good size. All three of us liked what we got.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great selection of beers, wines and cocktails. Bar was warm and inviting with soft seating and a fireplace. Felt like we were in a ski lodge food was terrific and has something for everyone's palate. Salads were quite large, baked mushrooms was big enough to share. Tilapia was delicious as well as the crab scampi over capellini.
Our waiter was delightful.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM