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About Metro North

Metro North featuring Italian Entrees, Seafood, Grilled Meats, Salads, Burgers, Sandwiches, Appetizers & Pizza. Along with your favorite cocktail,g lass of wine or beer on tap there is something for everyone. Reasonable prices in a casual atmosphere. Located at 378 Alexander Road in Princeton, New Jersey with ample parking we also have seating for large parties up to 100 plus and outside dining on our patio.

378 Alexander Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday : Lunch and Dinner: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch : 11am-2pm

Cross Street:
378 Alexander Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 454-3121

Website:
http://metrorestaurantgroup.com/

Catering:
We have full service catering available and seating for up to 100 people. Private dining room for smaller groups also available.

Parking Details:
We have plenty of parking in our front and back private lots.

Private Party Facilities:
Private rooms are available for 16 and 50 and 100 guests

Private Party Contact:
Whitney: (609) 454-3121

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Call us for your next special event!

Metro North Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
Casual (29)
Good for a Date (27)
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Good for Birthdays (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Business Meals (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Cozy (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Fun (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Romantic (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Scenic View (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Overall a very nice dinner. Place was extremely loud and very crowded. Food was great.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food & service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

FIRST TIME DINERS THERE WITH ANOTHER COUPLE. NICE MENU SELECTION; PORTIONS WERE GOOD SIZE, NOT OVER PLENTIFUL SO NO TAKE HOME BAGS. WOULD DEFINITELY GO BACK AGAIN. VERY NICE DINING AREA, THERE WERE SEVERAL SMALL DINING ROOMS WHICH OVERLAPPED WHICH MADE IT NICE AND MORE INTIMATE. EASY TO GET TO OFF RT1 AND PLENTY OF PARKING.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Second visit, veal and desserts are still excellent. Busier than last time, but wait staff dealt well with the extra work.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had an early dinner after the Y v. P football game in November. Service and food were great. Perfect for the occasion. We had a large group of 9.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our meals were excellent, and our waitress, Joann, was very helpful.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

First time here meeting a client. Great food, excellent service and not too expensive. Great place to have a business luncheon

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful place for the family to have a great dinner and conversation. Food was perfect, white wine chilled to perfection. Nice place.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have been dining at Metro North for many years and are always very pleased with the food, service and ambience. Joanne (our favorite server) is a pleasure and is helpful when discussing the menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My favorite dish is the Butterfish but I ordered the mustard crusted rack of lamb which was a special. It was outstanding! Never had a bad meal there

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing food, amazing ambience. Server was very rushed but still a great place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Never disappointed. Food and service are always excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and service was good as usual. I like going to this restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was very good. Mom's Meatloaf was very tasty. The Bang-Bang Shrimp was nice and spicy. The table we were sitting at had a defective light pointing at it. The light was like a strobe light. We complained but no action was taken to address the issue.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We came to visit with our student son and his roommate before the Princeton football game. We love that there is parking and that the restaurant is not in the center of town. The surf and turf special was tender and delicious and the perfect portion size. Reservations highly recommended.

Tags: Tapas, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We eat in Princeton quite a bit on football weekends. There are lots of great restaurants to choose from, but we keep coming back to metro North as a "go to". The menu has everything you could want from seafood and steaks to great italian. Very consistent and the staff is great. We have now gotten into a habit of ordering the same things as they are worth coming back for! My husband is cooking Chicken Francaise tonight at home because i always order Veal Francaise here! Joyce & Dawn are great!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

There were two of us at a small table but noticed other twosomes at bigger tables. A bit cramped. However, over all a good experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We have gone to Metro North many times. This time the food was really off. The turkey special was so bad the waitress took it off the bill. I've ordered the tuna many times. This time the wasabi was so strong I had to cut it off. The other two meals were just barely ok.
I will try it again because I have always liked it.
I'll give it one more chance

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Happy hour is a lively, fun time and the food and drink were terrific! The roasted eggplant stacked with mozzarella and pesto was to die for!

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Overall it was very nice, but the food was a bit ... predictable. There was nothing wrong with it, and the tastes were good to very good, but the group I assembled is just used to about 1/2 notch higher on food quality and elegance. But as mentioned, overall a good value and spot. Thanks!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

THIS RESTAURANT IS ALWAYS CONSISTENT. DRINKS ARE REASONABLY PRICED AND GOOD. THE FOOD ALWAYS DELIVERS. THE BUTTERFISH ENTREE IS OUTSTANDING ALONG WITH MAMAS MEATBALLS, CALAMARI WITH HOT CHERRY PEPPERS, ETC.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very nice and enjoyed everything about this place. Will definitely go again.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were glad that we had a reservation on Saturday evening, since the place was pretty crowded. The service was nice, but the food was just about OK, and the cocktails were also pretty disappointing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Can’t miss Italian. Excellent sauce, great bread. Salad Is 5 Star. Service always great. Wish the menu was more focused. Cool place but needs an identity.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful service. Extremely accommodating even though some of our group arrived late! Wonderful food choices!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We reconnected with Metro North a few months ago and good thing! Our servers have been great : personable, and the best - witty! Ahi tuna was excellent. Thanks for being on Open Table, too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good good ... good service...good time! Worth the drive... nice evening overall!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Because of a warm October evening, we were able to take advantage of the outdoor seating. It was perfect. The food was delicious and the service was great, from the pre-dinner drink at the bar to coffee at the conclusion!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always great. Great food great service very friendly owner and staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Unseasonably warm weather allowed us to eat outside and it was very pleasant. The sangria was nice, not outstanding, but enjoyable enough. I followed the recommendation of our server, & ordered the tequila salmon. I really couldn't taste the tequila but it tasted really good. I can't remember if we usually get olive oil for dipping our bread. If so, the server forgot & we didn't remember. The server was attentive, and all in all we had a very nice time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

As usual Metro North food was delicious. Our waiter (same fellow as last time) was so friendly. Metro North salads are so fresh, and the salmon is the best in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Enjoyed a very nice pre-theater dinner. Service was attentive and food was good.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Get together with old friends and were seated outdoors as requested. Lovely setting. Wait staff was very accommodating even though one person's order was not acceptable twice. Asked for no garlic--guess what, garlic. Settled for something else. Even so, a pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Terrific service and Sunday Brunch...server was attentive and helpful!
Will return soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We've come to expect great food and great service, because Metro North always delivers.

I discovered one extra benefit that I have seen ONLY in Metro North. We were seated near air conditioner vents on the floor, but there was a piece of wood shaped to the size of the vent to cover the cold air. No other restaurant has been so customer focused that they provided "private" climate control.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent evening. Great dinner. Seating arrangements were perfect for the 7 of us!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We brought our friends for dinner after the theater and had a great experience. Good food at a restaurant with parking is a hard combination to beat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

One of the best restaurants in the area! We always enjoy going there and do so often. This was a special occasion and it's always treated as special by the servers. We love the food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Have never been disappointed with the food. Love the pork chop.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Metro North has once again proven to be a restaurant that is worthy of my repeat business.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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