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Permanently Closed - METRO

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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About

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Metro is a trendy art deco-inspired hotel conveniently located in downtown Milwaukee. The hotel offers a modern dining experience with comfortable seating, interesting artwork and bright pops of color. Metro serves French-inspired and New American cuisine along with an array of innovative cocktails. Whether you're staying at the hotel or just visiting downtown, it's a great place to stop and enjoy a meal with friends and family.

Start off with an appetizer like the mini Wellingtons, spinach artichoke dip, chorizo Cobb salad or veggie hummus with fresh pita bread. Try main courses like the Norwegian Benedict, ribs with a twice-baked potato, Chilean sea bass and chicken vegetable risotto. Finish the meal at Metro with a sweet dessert like the upside-down apple walnut pie, a slice of almond or red velvet cake and the flourless chocolate torte.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6am - 2pm, Saturday & Sunday: 7am - 2pm

Lunch: Monday - Sunday 10am - 2pm

Lounge Menu: Sunday - Thursday: 2pm - 9pm, Friday - Saturday: 2pm - 11pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 9pm Friday & Saturday: 5pm - 10pm

Happy Hour: Sunday - Friday 3pm - 7pm
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Phone number
(414) 225-3270
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ronald Edwards
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Private party facilities
METRO's Private Dining Room, Sidecar, is the ideal back drop to your downtown Milwaukee birthday celebration, rehearsal dinner or company meetings and presentations. This intimate private dining room boasts floor to ceiling windows and is equipped with a 60" TV that hosts both digital cable and Apple TV.
METRO can also accommodate up to 140 people for an office party, bachelor or bachelorette party, family get together, Wine tastings, business lunches, anniversaries and retirements can all be customized for you and your guests.
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Private party contact
John Prill - Sales Manager: (414) 940-3791
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Catering
Hotel Metro has 3 unique event and private dining venues. Zen on 7 is our rooftop space and can accommodate up to 50 guests. The Ballroom is located on the lower level of the hotel and can accommodate up to 120 guests. Sidecar is inside METRO, and can accommodate up to 21 guests in a "private dining" setting.
Metro also has off-site catering available. Make it easy and let us bring it to you!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mason/Milwaukee
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Parking details
Event parking is available through the Hotel Metro valet service. $6/car for events. Overnight parking is $27. The service is available outside the Mason Street entrance to the hotel. Street parking is also available.
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Entertainment
Sunday - Friday ~ Happy Hour 3pm-7pm
Fridays - Classic Fish Fry ~ Milwaukee Style! $5 Martinis
Zen on 7 ~ Milwaukee's Premiere Rooftop dining is open all winter long for private party events!
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Special events & promotions
Book reservations early, and take advantage of our beautiful hotel for the evening.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.0Dined on August 14, 2016

My wife's quiche was cold in the center and was sent back. The eggs on my eggs Benedict where not done the same, one was done correct the other wasn't and the whites were still runny.

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2016

Food mediocre, an okay place for lunch as it is close to businesses. Restaurant was empty. Wouldn't rush back.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2016

Love the Art Deco atmosphere and creative meals with a twist. Get ready for an imaginative meal! Yum!

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1.0Dined on July 3, 2016

Worst service ever. Waiter was not the least bit apologetic and did not even inform us our meal would take an hour. Did not come and refill coffee and had to be tracked down if needing anything. We were pretty much the only ones seated in main restaurant and were not informed about parties being served ahead of us. We were there for a birthday but will not go back. Food was marginal for the cost. Honestly couldn't believe how the waiter could have cared less that we weren't being served and didn't even feel obligated to tell us when we sat down--with a reservation--that we'd be waiting well over an hour.

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2016

Service was very friendly and considerate. Thought the table might have flowers or some decoration considering brunch and spring. Nothing really. Food was fine, nothing special and nothing I could not get at Maxfields or elsewhere. Rather plain actually. Thought there might be sweet rolls or something on the table first and passable. And thought entrees would come with a side of fruit. Just really more plain than I expected.
Bloody Mary's very spicy. Not sure I will return for Brunch, but try another meal, as in the past the food has been really good here.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2016

Our server was absolutely amazing! Never had an empty glass and also helped with dessert selection. Couldn't have asked for a better birthday experience! Ps get the strawberry shortcake when you are here!!!!

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2.0Dined on June 5, 2016

My wife and I visited for downtown dining week. The starters and entrees were very good. We took the desserts to go. I ordered the lemon lingonberry tartlets and my wife ordered the flourless chocolate torte. We got home and we both had the chocolate torte in the two to go boxes. Granted I didn't check the boxes before we left but I feel like I shouldn't have to check them for accuracy. Taught me to check to go boxes for accuracy now I guess.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2016

Love the brunch and lunch menus and are regular guests at Metro at those times. Dinner menu variety is limited, but the portions are large, and most of what is prepared is flavorful (haven't tried everything). Wish there was a burger are the dinner menu. The service is wonderful.

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2016

The food was ok. This was a boring dining experience.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2016

My husband and I came here for downtown dining week, as he's never been. They're great with food allergies. I always have been able to eat safely. Our waiter was great. The service was slow, but we had no pressing plans after dinner. The food was excellent. I'd bring my husband back.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2016

Metro Hotel has a charming ambiance that spills into the cafe and bar. The food and service are great, very welcoming and attentive. The bar area is always a great gathering spot, and the restaurant offers delicious choices, I enjoyed the dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2016

Service and food was excellent! Wish there were even more dinner items, but the selection was nonetheless varietous, and the kitchen should be commended for their wonderful food! Thank you Metro!

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2016

Very cozy and warm atmosphere. The service was excellent. The host and waiter were efficient and kind and helpful. It might have been what we ordered - I would be willing to try again, but my husband's fish was way too buttery and my pasta dish was gloppy. Too rich for my taste. The Caesar salad was great and enough for two. Because of the service and atmosphere, we will try again with different entrees.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2016

This was our 7th or 8th visit, and like all the other visits, the food and service were phenomenal. We would highly recommend it to anyone.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2016

This restaurant had good food, ambience and fine service. The flourless chocolate torte was fit for foodies who love chocolate.

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2016

Our meals were just ok, nothing special, needed help. My husband sent back his chicken dish with pasta - the sauce (which I also tasted) had absolutely NO taste. My duck dish was just ok, nothing great. We wouldn't return......beautiful place but they need MUCH better chefs! The place could be SO much better!!!!

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2016

Great service and food was very good. Will go back again both for dinner as well as drinks/apps

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2016

Very busy Friday. It is martini Friday so the bar was packed and loud. Food was very good. Meal seemed rushed , more so because of your wait staff (we think), hard to imagine that the kitchen was that fast. But we have been there several times , food is consistently very good so we will return

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2016

Metro was nice overall...happy hour has excellent prices!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2016

The general atmosphere is wonderful and the service is superb. Unfortunately the food didn't attain the same level of excellence. Duck breast was good, but the plate was three quarters fingerling potatoes and the entire plate was covered in greens. Beef tips were not consistent -a few were cooked perfectly but most were overdone. We'll stop for drinks in the future but will head elsewhere for dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2016

Best Bloodies! Brunch variety is great!

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2016

I'm assuming because we had a Living Social Voucher we were seated in a back room banquet hall. Did not get to experience the ambiance of the "Metro" when sitting in the back room. Very disappointing as I heard good things about Metro.

Because of my experience I would not recommend nor go back.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2016

The asparagus appetizer and French Onion soup were awesome. The soup was probably the best French Onion I have had. Our waiter, Jesse was superb. He was attentive but not hovering,knowledgable about the menu item and very pleasant. He is a keeper. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2016

The food is wonderful here. The service was attentive. The four of us had four different things, and they were all fantastic. Chicken, salmon, pork chops all wow. They have happy hour prices on some drinks and beer. The 2 guys enjoyed the special on Old Fashions for $5. We love this place.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2016

We had a coupon and off we went for a New Year's Day celebration (verses New Year's Eve with heavy crowds.) The place was lovely--the couch benches with pillows for seating added a bit of loveliness. The service was beyond our expectations! Would do this again!

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2015

Nice relaxed pleasant atmosphere. A varied menu makes sure there is something for everybody. Pleasant cheery service. Will repeat

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2015

This was an excellent brunch spot! Also, they take reservations, which is a plus.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2015

We had a 15-person group that arrived for a late breakfast on fairly short notice. The staff was extremely accommodating, getting our drink orders as the tables were being prepared and generally being available for requests. The service was outstanding, and the food was very good as well. Overall, we had a fantastic experience.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2015

The metro was a good restaurant. The ambience and service are great. Fairly classy. However the food was just so so. It wasn't bad but fairly unimpressive for the cost.

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4.0Dined on November 21, 2015

excellent food for our anniversary celebration . Desert was unexpected and excellent

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2015

I had heard wonderful things about Metro, but was a little wary of trying it because I thought it was going to be over the top and uncomfortable. To my delight, it was every bit as upscale as I imagined, but very relaxed. The wait staff was incredible, the mood and setting was classy but warm and inviting, and the food was phenomenal.

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4.0Dined on November 14, 2015

The food and ambiance at Metro are great but it was the service that was outstanding. Took my partner for her birthday dinner and received surprise dessert for two and the best service around. Thanks for making her birthday so special!

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3.0Dined on November 14, 2015

Pretty disappointed with our visit. They were apologizing for the service before we sat down, and they were right. Everything slow, not well coordinated between drinks, appetizers, etc. Some very nice parts - the duck breast was great, as was the filet mignon and chicken parmigiana. Both the duck and filet came with sliced fingerlings, and then I think baked like frozen french fries - they were bland, dry, overcooked, really not good. The duck breast had a handful of arugula just dropped on top - nothing to dress it at all. The 1 lb bone in ribeye was a huge piece, but only about a half to ¾ inch thick. Asked for medium, came out medium rare to rare. Sent back and came back medium well - no way a cut like that should be so thin. Desserts were quite good across the board, especially the apple pecan dessert. Disappointed in a restaurant I used to love. probably won't return.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2015

Just a great experience. I love the atmosphere. The chicken was great, and the desserts are decadent.

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4.0Dined on November 8, 2015

Everyone in our party was able to find something that they thoroughly enjoyed. The staff were very friendly and responded quickly to our requests.

Only strike against them, they did not have our Open Door reservation in their system. Luckily they were able to fit in our group.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2015

Very good service and food! Breakfast and lunch are fantastic and dinner was wonderful too. Lots of variety on menu and terrific staff!

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2.0Dined on November 7, 2015

Terrible food. The chef over cooked the salmon not once but twice. Never again.

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3.0Dined on November 7, 2015

We have had a great experience in the past with the Metro Living Social deals, so when they advertised another recently we decided to give it a try.

We were seated in a different area this time, closer to the bar. It made it difficult to talk over the noise.

The service was good and the servers friendly.

The food was not as good as with previous meals. The asparagus in the appetizer we ordered was a bit undercooked and tough. The duck was a bit undercooked and touch as well, not tender with a crispy outside as it was described. The walleye was very good.

The desserts were great!

Overall it was still a nice experience, but not what we had hoped for from previous visits.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2015

I took my boyfriend out to the Hotel Metro for a special birthday dinner. The food was fabulous, the service was friendly and attentive all the way around. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

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3.0Dined on October 18, 2015

The steak tips were very dry and inedible, tasted like cardboard. The waiter was great at giving us wine suggestions. The food was incredibly bland and they ran out of most of the deserts.

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