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Metro North

4.7
4.7
2113 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Metro North featuring Italian Entrees, Seafood, Grilled Meats, Salads, Appetizers. Along with your favorite cocktail, glass 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 454-3121

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    Private rooms are available for 16 and 50 and 100 guests

  • Private party contact

    Whitney: (609) 454-3121

  • Neighborhood

    Princeton

  • Cross street

    378 Alexander Rd

  • Parking details

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,113 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious meals, desserts and drinks (pear martini, cranberry mule). Bread served with meal got rave reviews. Service was very attentive - water refills, checking on us, etc. Great experience.
  2. R

    Roger

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding evening. One of my absolute favorite menu items was back after a long absence, namely salmon with Orange Glaze. Magnificent. The chef had lost none of his skill and finesse in the interval. As the old saying goes - "T'was to die for". My two companions were equally pleased with their selections. The waitress was attentive and, at the end of the meal, quite loquacious. Hackneyed but true - A good time was had by all.
  3. EG

    ElizabethG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We dined on a Wednesday night (before a McCarter performance) and there were many other diners, testimony to it being a local favorite. There is plenty of parking and very close to the theater which is a plus! The menu is straight forwarded but everything was well prepared. The cocktails are sizeable and good (large crowd at the bar). A nice pre-theater dinner enhanced by excellent and personable service.
  4. LD

    LianeD

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and a great vibe.
  5. M

    Marljoy

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always great here. Service and food was excellent. The owner always accommodates where we want to sit.
  6. N

    Notafan1

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience at Metro North. Dawn and John at the bar are awesome. Def give it a try.
  7. JK

    JoeK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great dinner with excellent service here!
  8. L

    Lovetodine

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the Branzino! Excellent food, drinks and service. One of our favorite places to eat.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family of 6 had a great meal. We went on the early side at 4:30 PM and when we left at 6 PM the restaurant was pretty full. We sat towards the back and it was not noisy at all. We will visit again.
  10. D

    Dave

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hockey game
  11. AK

    AlanK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most consistently good restaurant in the area.
  12. AB

    AngieB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was average, not many fish choices. Service was okay.
  13. PP

    PriyaP

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mary was great! Thank you!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it there! Cozy and great food and drinks
  15. t

    tfoxman

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food great service and ambience
  16. AS

    AmarS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    First I ate here, I thought it was going to be a bit more upscale than it was.
  17. N

    Nylasmom

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff is more than accompanying. We go almost every year & feel fortunate to have such an overall great time.
  18. AS

    AmitS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was great although lunch options were limited. Service was outstanding.
  19. B

    Beckenham80

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great experience bruschetta and salmon were phenomenal
  20. BM

    BonnieM

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Metro North was perfect for our post-Christmas get-together. We all loved the eclectic architectural and decorative details. Our waitress was excellent as was the table we had. The bread was extraordinary. The main meal was good but nothing special.
  21. R

    Roger

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Metro-North continues as one of my favorite restaurants. Accommodations are always good, food is excellent and their menu has many selections I can enjoy. Servers have always been committed and attentive. Wine selection is sufficient to match any food item. Easy to get to, plenty of parking and an outside patio for Spring and Summer dining.
  22. JJ

    JillJ

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good!! I’ve tried various items on the menu and everything is always delicious!!
  23. MD

    MDM22

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food. Our group of 6 had a wonderful time. We will definitely be going back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always A1 great food great service and great staff.
  25. h

    happy2dineout

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Metro North is an attractive restaurant, the food is delicious and our server was excellent! We enjoyed our lunch with friends on a Saturday in December.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Highly recommended.
  27. SA

    SAM75

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Seated in the bar area at a high top. Service was attentive. Food was good. Wife really enjoyed the short rib gnocci. Wine and cocktails were good and decently sized. Desserts were standard Italian fare, but excellent.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was excellent !! Filet was spot on !! Never dissapointed
  29. CC

    CarynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. The appetizers and main course were served without delay. Server was friendly and accomodating. Plenty of parking.
  30. BD

    BDT1

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My first time here, with a group from work. Good service, good food. Would recommend if you’re in that area.
  31. PK

    PatriciaK

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The ambience was ok. The back room was just ok. Not very pretty. Could use some redecorating
  32. R

    Roadkiller

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I read all the mixed reviews about the food, host and decor. I had 6 people invited and was a little worried. But I figured let's see what happens. As soon as I walked in I heard the guy everyone is talking about. It was pretty funny. He is a little rough around the edges but I'm from Brooklyn so pretty normal for me. We started with drinks at the bar. I had a scotch on the rocks and my wife had a cosmo. Both drinks perfect. Appetizers Meatballs, Bang Bang Shrimp and Chili Calamari all very good. If I had to complain about something here the Calamari portion was very small but it was so good we ordered a second. Dinner, Pork Osso, Butterfish, Lamb Chops, Pork Chop, Tuna and a plate of spaghetti and meatballs for my nephew. Again 6 different dishes and everything was spot on.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Food and drinks are on point.
  34. JK

    JustinK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to metro north for 3 years now ever since we moved into the area and Metro North never disappoints. From the staffs enthusiasm as soon as you check in for your reservation, to the service of the food, attentiveness of the staff and the taste of our dishes and drinks we always look forward to going to Metro North. We always recommend to any of our friends and family!
  35. CO

    ChrisO

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this restaurant was amazing... great service, delicious food and cocktails..... a totally enjoyable experience after coming from the Christmas Carol play at McCarter theater.... Definitely recommend Metro North!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food, fair prices and perfect ambiance Thank you
  37. LY

    LocalYocal

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great all the way around
  38. SP

    SamP

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Tasty and interesting food
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The food was great, service was good but the kitchen had our food come out at different times vs the whole table at one time. That was annoying and not expected in an upscale restaurant. I would still give this place a try cause the food was outstanding.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a great meal with my family! It was decorated so nice for Christmas which really elevated the experience. The staff is super friendly and the vibe in the restaurant is super welcoming. I had the pork chop which was incredible! Highly recommend this place and will be back for sure when I return to the Princeton area!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Metro North is rated 4.7 stars by 2113 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Metro North

378 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    378 Alexander Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Princeton

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (609) 454-3121

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    Private rooms are available for 16 and 50 and 100 guests

  • Private party contact

    Whitney: (609) 454-3121

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