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Metro Lafayette

1414 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (2488)
  • Neighborhood Gem (1841)
  • Fit for Foodies (1627)

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Metro Lafayette has received a prestigious Michelin Guide Recommendation the past six years and is Zagat-rated. Merging urban sophistication with a relaxed suburban attitude, the restaurant offers conscientiously-sourced cuisine in a contemporary setting.

With the largest outdoor garden patio in the East Bay, you'll find diners enjoying our favorable weather year-round. The menu features an eclectic mix of dishes, such as Gnocchi Parisienne with wild mushroom cream; Dungeness Crab Salad on butter lettuce with avocado, grapefruit & citrus vinaigrette; Crispy Duck Confit Spring Rolls with sweet chili-garlic dipping sauce; and Misoyaki Black Cod with crispy rice cake, sauteed spinach and ginger dashi broth. With a raw bar serving oysters and tuna poke, full bar offering artisanal cocktails and 8 beers on tap, small plates, entrees and a late night menu, Metro offers something delicious for all occasions.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily 11:00am - 3:30pm
Brunch: Weekends 11:00am - 3:30pm Dinner: Daily 3:30 - 11:00pm
Late Night Menu: 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Bar: Until at least midnight
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Phone number
(925) 284-4422 ext. 3
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Albert Rivera
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Cross street
between 1st Street and Moraga Road
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Parking details
Metro is located in the Plaza Center between Moraga Road and First Street, across the parking lot from Whole Foods Market, in between Jackson's Wine and Spirits and Bank of America. Parking is in front of the building on the plaza side.
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Public transit
Lafayette BART is within 10 minutes walking distance
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Special events & promotions
Metro offers four distinct dining areas for special events ranging from 25 to 300 guests. Please call Erika at 925/284-5069 or visit for more information. Sample special event menus are available on our Private Functions page.

Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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avery1317 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

It was middle of the day on Saturday so not many patrons. Got there at the perfect time so we could order off the brunch menu at 3:25 or the dinner menu at 3:30.

vipncalliz (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

So much is done well here. The wine list is great making it hard to pick a glass. The brussel sprouts are the best around. I really like the meatball dish too. Delicious! Very friendly, expedient staff too.

Julie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 9, 2017

The food at Metro is consistent and very good as is the service. The noise level can be daunting unless you eat outside which is a very pleasant experience if the weather is warm.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2017

This is our go-to place! EXCELLENT every time!!!

vipgoodeatingfortwo (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

I was disappointed with my hamburger, I order it medium rare and it was cooked too well, I returned it and the second one was better.

vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on June 7, 2017

The food is always delicious and healthy! The service In my experience has been good. The only negative not just at Metro but many restaurants here in the community is that it's very hard to hear especially for someone with hearing impairment.

vipfoodiewannabe (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

First of all, I need to mention that we were the first customers to arrive there as the restaurant just opened its doors at 11 AM. So we were the only patrons there. So obviously it was quiet and we received very attentive service. We sat right next to the fireplace in the back room. It does look like it has a large bar area as well as another side room. That being said, my husband and I both ordered the spicy bloody Mary. These were excellent. The only things that I would want more in the drink would be olives and a pickled green bean reminiscent of the bloody Mary's in Louisiana. I ordered the spicy tuna poke and my husband ordered the chopped salad and creamy asparagus soup. I ordered avocados as well to be mixed in with the tuna poke. It was delicious. Surprisingly, it was filling as well despite thinking that it may not be enough. Husband said soup was flavorful and very creamy. He has never come across a chopped salad he didn't like.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 28, 2017


vipAllen (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

We love it here. We love the outdoor seating and we love all the appetizers.
We make a dinner out of it.

ACTlover (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

Enjoyed lunch with friends. Excellent service. Gets a bit noisy in room with fireplace. Would certainly return.

Bays (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 22, 2017

We asked to be seated where we could have conversation so we were seated indoor next to the patio which proved too warm as the day was hot.

Food good, service OK.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

Food was very mediocre. We all got something different and nothing was outstanding. Very pricey for what we got. Wine was the only thing good.

Irrelephance (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Went here for Mother's Day and had a great time. The service could have been more attentive, but the experience was overall great. It's one of the nicer restaurants in the area and very central.

vipStorm (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

I normally love to dine here......but never again on Mother's Day! It took an hour for our food to arrive, and it seemed as though it was waiter's first day on the job. When I asked to leave the toast off the eggs benedict due to gluten allergy he said " we are not allowed to ask for any modifications today as the kitchen is too busy". Really? Leave the toast off?? Knowing the increased crowd on such a day I would think better advance planning could have avoided this disaster!

Penguina2 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

I took my mother for Mother's Day. It was extremely busy and noisy. We got a table right away because of reservations. The server was very professional, however it took us about an hour to get our food. Once we recd it, it was extremely tasty.