Enjoyed Metropolitan, staff very friendly. Hard time rating the food; boarder lined from good to very good. Found pasta with shrimp dish very under seasoned. We were seated upstairs where tables were quite close and a bit loud. Experience overall was good.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Over all experience was very
Over all experience was very good. The food was good and so was the service. Wish our server had told us the prices on the specials menus.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Haven't been to The Metropolitan Cafe in quite a while and had some cousins coming in from out of town so we decided to meet them at The Metropolitan Cafe. The waiter was very good and didn't rush us to order and brought out our food in a timely manner. The food was also excellent and everyone in our party enjoyed our dishes. I would definitely be coming back to The Metropolitan Cafe.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere, interesting menu
Went on Easter Sunday for our anniversary and it wasn't very crowded since it was a holiday, so I can't really speak to the noise level or bar scene. We were greeted by a nice young woman who chatted with us a bit. Our waiter was polite and knowledgable about the menu. App was the mozzarella and tomato which were good, but not amazing, as the description would lead one to believe. For entrees, "spanish style" garlic shrimp with a rice with chorizo in it. Pretty good. Also, Scallop pinwheels stuffed with crab over spinach with a nice rice. It was delicious, but the spinach was a bit too oily, and although delicious, a little too heavy. No dessert but menu was tempting. Nice atmosphere. Skylights, open kitchen, nice lighting. Recommend.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed the entire
Thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience . Service was great, food was outstanding! We will definitely return!!!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of Freehold's top picks
Metropolitan Café is one of my favorites. The food is consistent and the experience is very nice. The ambiance makes this restaurant one of the nicest in Freehold. We've had many quiet dinners here. We've also rented the restaurant out for special occasions a number of times. The staff does a really nice job. Downstairs gets crowded and has a really nice bar scene. The upstairs is quiet - a great combination for everyone.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lovely light meal.
We had a lovely light meal. The staff was very accomodating to the VEGAN among us and prepared a delicious vegetable platter for her. The sushi was outstanding.
The first table they gave us was upstairs abutting the stairwell (dangerous) It was also very cold (temperature wise) They moved us downstairs and it was fine.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place in quaint little
Great place in quaint little NJ town. Always a good experience. Reservations are on time. Great hostesses
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Noise Level "Energetic" lol
We had a very nice dinner and I would recommend it to other people. The noise level option just
above moderate though was "energetic", lol, which is code for, kind of loud. :) I felt our table had
to speak with raised voices for the majority of the night. It certainly didn't ruin our experience, but
I thought it was important to point out. Nice night out.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great time but could be better
We had a very nice evening even with a few glitches. We were brought to a VERY small table in a dark corner of a side room. YUK! We saw seats at the bar and asked to sit there instead. The hostess was very accommodating and checked us in at Open Table and showed us to the bar. We were pleasantly surprised to find it was still Happy Hour and liked the drinks/food selections. We ordered and very quickly were served ... only it was the couples next to us food! They ordered practically the same dishes and since we didn't know what to expect we didn't know it wasn't ours. This made us very uncomfortable as we had already started eating before this was discovered. The bartenders and staff seemed very detached from the situation and customers.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Couples night out
Had a kid free evening and Metropolitan Cafe came recommended from the Manalapan residents Facebook page. It was a nice place great atmosphere. Slightly noisy bar scene which I expected on a Friday night in downtown Freehold. Had the Blue Note cocktail and enjoyed it. We ordered the calmari and shrimp appetizer it was delicious. For entrees my husband had tbe shrimp and arugula and I had the garlic shrimp. Great night out!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Menu had a vast selection
Menu had a vast selection of choices and food was very good.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat!
Whenever my wife and I are in the area we dine at the Metropolitan Cafe.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The only drawback was Thursdays
The only drawback was Thursdays there is an outdoor band that plays around 8pm. If sitting outside, it is VERY difficult to hold a conversation with your dinner party.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed once again
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience once again. We will certainly be back.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to lunch with my two
I went to lunch with my two sisters and mother on a Saturday afternoon recently. The interior of the restaurant was cool and dark on a very hot day. We were happy to have a booth in a quiet corner. We all ordered different meals and the food was very good.
From a delicate scallop dish to rustic sandwich, the entrees were well balanced with sides and delicious. Service was very good and informative. This is the second time I've been here and I highly recommend this restaurant.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was 1st rate! Food had presentation along with abundance of flavors. We will return!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice fast service got in and got out 30 minutes with dinner..it was almost as fast as filling up at the gas station.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quick stop on a nice evening to sit outside. Ate early but still some items on menu were out. Food good and staff professional.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
pleasantly surprised it was
pleasantly surprised it was very good a little pricey for what it is though
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly recommend this place...
It was our very first time at the Metropolitan cafe. We celebrated our 35th anniversary (did not tell the waiter about it).
We had a table on the patio, very cool live music, excellent food (we're are French, so if we say food is excellent, trust us it is...).
The very friendly employees made our "special evening" feel, well ... special !!
See you soon !!!
Herve and Andree
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed a relaxed dinner for two. Good portions and food selections.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were 6 people. Had a very nice round table upstairs. The food and service were excellent. Enjoyed a delicious chocolate martini. Highly recommend this restaurant.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another terrific meal
Took some friends from out of town and we had a great time. Food was wonderful. The waiter really new the menu and the beers and wines and was very passionate about. Will definitely be back.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was very impressed with the atmosphere and quality of the food
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restartrant was very nice ( we sat inside) and perfect for a one on one ladies night. A little on the pricy side but worth it for the environment. Would love to go a date here for sure!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meal was excellent. Good portions
Meal was excellent. Good portions of well prepared fresh food.
Our waitress was attentive and very helpful.
8/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our First Visit and NOT our Last
This was our first visit to the Metro Cafe in Freehold. What drew us was the outside dining and the many different things on the menu. We started with Lobster Empanadas and Baked Brie Lollipops...outstanding. For dinner we had Sea Scallop Pinwheels rolled with crab-meat and the Potato Crusted Cod. Both dishes were outstanding! The menu includes many other eclectic choices. Also, since it was Wednesday, it was $25 Wine Night. Johnny our waiter stayed on top of things and made a point of making sure all were happy with their meals. Further, since seating was on the sidewalk, we got to enjoy the hustle/bustle of downtown Freehold...in fact, just across the street was a free concert. We will be back!!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food priced as excellent food
The martinis and desserts were great and worth the $ - the ginger cucumber martini was particularly notable. The grown-up chipwich was *very good*. The house salad was a bed of good lettuce with tasty, light dressing, but it had a blob of tomatoes and onions unceremoniously plopped on top of it as a "garnish" that tasted fine but looked fast-food. The snapper special was meh - dry fish, dry rice, overly-garlicked green beans; my husband's Cuban steak got high reviews from him. Our server was quite nice, though a couple of servers spent most of our meal gossiping by the drink station during our dinner. Great details, but not really what I look for in my dinner experience. We may go again, but it wasn't what I'd expect for the price.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinining in Freehold
There are a few really good restaurants on Main street and this is one of them.
I thought the Wonton soup with the addition of the shrimp an excellent starter. I also enjoyed the roasted chicken breast, as well. A glass of wine at the bar (happy hour prices) and another with the meal made for a very good, but still reasonably priced dinner.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The all over vibe of the restaurant
The all over vibe of the restaurant was relaxed .. Interior design is soft,and eye catching !
There are an abundance of lounge couches and chair available as well as a beautiful up-scale bar area. The dishes are presented with unique dinnerware. The food (went for lunch ) is of generous portions,no skimping here ! We were 4 adults and ordered both starters as well as main course items. The salad was more then filling,Salomon cooked to perfection,tuna roll was fresh and tasty,nacho platter and beef roll was more than enough for us to share to start, with the exception of the tuna roll ,no one was able to completely finish meals .The food is tasty ,well prepared and fresh ! A must go to place ,will definitely revisit !!!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to dinner on Saturday night, the restaurant and bar was packed. Even though we had reservations it still took 50 minutes to seat us so if you are looking for a quick dinner this is not the place for you. Food was good and the portions were big. They have a dj on Saturday night and the bar was packed after. If you are looking for a some good food,music and drinks than you will like it, but my only complaints is drinks are a little weak, bar is small and you will wait for a table.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great spot for dinner
My wife and I love Metro and eat here often. I do have to say that eating outside is way better then inside. The problem is that it's getting cold now and we will probably stop going here until spring. The food is the same inside and outside but the atmosphere outside is so much better that it feels like a different place when forced to eat inside.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for meeting friends,
Great place for meeting friends, convenient to major highways, ease of parking. Food and service were top notch.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good time and good food
Took my wife for her birthday and we once again enjoyed our dining experience. Lots of good specials and regular menu items. We will be back.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
On our way down to baseball tourney . . . very glad I found this hidden gem in Freehold. Our server was very nice. Must find time to visit downtown area.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is very good! My girlfriend
Food is very good! My girlfriend and I had our first date here and really enjoyed it. However, we had a reservation for 8:30 and were not seated until 9:00 after arriving well before reservation time for this visit.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Freeholds Finest
The ambiance and food were exceptional. The wait staff attentive. Was getting together with old friends and looking for a place that had a great vibe about it, and this was it. Would certainly frequent there again.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service
The food has never let me down and we had amazing servie as well. Rick was humorous, full of personality, gave excellent reccomendations, and took great care of us. I had the lobster ribbons which melted in my mouth. The twice cooked cuban steak was out of this world. We started with the Hawaiian roll which was salacious. And the French toast bread pudding was as good as any I have had in New Orleans! And downtown Freehold is charming and a wonderful place to spend an evening.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took Clients out for a business dinner. They were very pleased with the menu selection. The food was nicely prepared and presented. All enjoyed
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was our first time here,we
It was our first time here,we didn't know what to expect. We ordered the filet mignon (excellent) and pinwheel scallops (also excellent, thanks for the suggestion,Melissa!) Portions were pretty big, we should have skipped the salads. We'd come again.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Only positive things to say about this cafe except for my arrival. No one at the front and although the bartender saw me, and he was not busy, he let me stand and wait until I decided to walk through and find the people I was meeting for lunch. I waited so long, I forgot to go back and tell someone about my Open Table reservation.
12/15/2013 4:00:00 PM