Metro North

4.7
1797 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Patio heaters were great on a chilly night

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vipKarenK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from person who greeted us to our server. She offered suggestions based on what we liked and was very attentive. Food was spot on 100%! 10 out of 10 rating!

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Alex
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal!

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CherylH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! I have never had a bad meal at Metro

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Best dining experience in awhile!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and solid in-house made pastas make for a fun date night. Love the romantic outside patio location as well

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Hannah
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food was good, a little pricey. Not happy that I made a reservation in advance and we were forced to sit indoors with no air circulation during the pandemic.

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vipJabooty
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with another couple and the seating was very compliant with Covid restrictions. Menu had many different food options including, but not limited to delicious and well prepared seafood and surf and turf. Service respected our privacy, we were left alone but not ignored at any point. Very well managed and very nice interior. Passed often it traveling through town, I will definitely stop in often now. Reservations are needed as this restaurant had a following and it’s clear why.

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vipBobbyS
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and great service. Enjoyable every time

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Eric
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Food was really good the place was nice but the waitress ( dark complexion 5 10” female working the tables in the back on 10/31) was very rude as soon as I said I didn’t want a drink her attitude took a 180° she was nice to other tables but very rude to mine I would definitely come back but would hopefully not run into her my brother is a top bar tender in a very high end place on the north shore of Long Island I know how your supposed to treat customers and you get tipped accordingly I normally do 20-25 percent for good service or nice wait staff but that’s why she gets 5% I should of left a dollar.. Again the food was great I don’t want to tarnish the place just explain my experience.

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DonnaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Made reservations was seated by kitchen you would think when you make a reservation you would have a good table. And give people that don't kitchen seat I didn't complain I should have. I was not happy

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LoriP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic. Drinks were amazing. This is our second time going there during coronavirus and everything was absolutely perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best atmosphere and cocktails.

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MarkD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding atmosphere and service. The food was fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We come mainly for the bar area and we love Justin the bartender. Super attentive, makes fabulous drinks. What else do you need? Oh and the food is good.

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KayK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service is good; servers nice. Food is terrific. Right now, during pandemic, outside dining is full; inside is very light.

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MedArts1
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was an early dinner 5p on Sunday. Sitting outdoors with the heaters on was wonderful. Each of us loved our entrees. I specifically LOVED the butterfish n lump crab francaise. I will return for that again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipGabriella
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food is delicious and service and everything is great. They are still offering outdoor dining and now have heating lamps at almost every table. They are doing indoor but still don't feel comfortable with indoor dining with Covid cases increasing. Visited on Sat. night and had a lovely dinner. I had the crab stuffed Lobster tails which was a special on the menu and it was delicious. My boyfriend had the butterfish francaise and it was equally delicious. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in the Princeton area.

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vipPattyF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the crab stuffed portabella mushroom and my husband had the crab stuffed lobster tails with risotta. Both were amazing! Great food and great service.

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vipAliciaW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metro North consistently produces wonderful perfectly seasoned food and great service. I’m comfortable eating inside or out here as it’s cleanliness has always been excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Justin the bartender is by far the best thing about Metro North. Excellent drinks and service.

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal! Outstanding! I only wish I lived closer, but worth the drive every time!

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vipMadforfood
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

we always have a great experience at Metro North. Everyone is so nice and the food is delicious!!! I recommend Metro North to all my friends.

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SimonGrishin
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place!! The food was really good and the menu is definitely a worthwhile try.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in Princeton!

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vipNotafan1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed w the food and service here. Justin at the bar is amazing. Very attentive, friendly and makes a great cocktail.

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CatherineW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They just need propane heaters for patio

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vipfamilyouting
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice outside patio. Server was very attentive.
Food was good. Had chicken parm which was good but not outstanding for an Italian restaurant.
Very light pour on the wine for the price it costs.
Eggplant tower was over cooked.
All and all it was an okay meal.
Might give it another try.
Not sure why you don’t get any open table points for eating here?

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ElizaS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A little pricey for quality of food. Good flavors though! Friendly professional wait staff.

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blatt
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While not the full array of food choices (no pizza), they are doing an excellent job during this trying period with a semi-abbreviated menu. Everything was excellent, the service prompt and the place appears to be tidy and sanitized.

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vipVisitor
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience3

We were dining outside. I like the location and the layout.

There were wasps, flies, and mosquitoes flying around - there was nothing in place to keep those out. Nowadays, there are mosquito candles etc. to keep them away but we did not see any. Got a few bites to bring home.

Service was very good- timely and courteous. Big plus on this one.

It was extremely noisy. We came for an early dinner (5:30 pm) but once we got seated, within 10-15 minutes there was a couple seated next to us who spoke will a couple seating a table away from them for about 20 minutes, this was quite loud but not sure what the restaurant could do about it - maybe ask them politely if they want to move to the same table? Then, they seated a family with a crying baby next to us and this became way too noisy for a nice enjoyable dinner. I can think of multiple ways of organizing seating in a different way so that everyone would benefit.

We had a steak and a pork chop for entrees. The steak was very good, the pork chop was dry and hardly edible, I returned almost all of it and no one asked any questions whether I liked it or not.

So overall, not a horrible experience. I liked the service and location. Will be a good destination to spend time with friends in the Princeton area.

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vipTomandDiane
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Metro regularly and it never disappoints!!!

From the regular menu to the specials, appetizers and desserts, we just love it there!

Try the butterfish or the pork chop - two of my favorites!!!

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passion4food
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great to be able to return to one of my favorites.

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DonnaW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time dining at Metro North, what an amazing experience again. I highly recommend it.

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JasonS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cute place. Quiet. Nice atmosphere. Wish we would have sat outside as it was a perfect night weather wise. The blackened seafood trio I had for dinner was delicious. Definitely recommend Metro North. Will be going back for sure.

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MarieC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Kim was excellent! She helped make our evening out more enjoyable! The food was delicious and atmosphere was relaxing. We highly recommend Metro North!

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vipNotafan1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin the bartender is incredible. Friendly, efficient. Food was terrific. We had a great time.

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vipJamesS
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to be back at Metro! Food and drinks are excellent. Service impeccable. Neighborhood gem.

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Alice
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food and excellent service. We felt all appropriate measures were taken to feel safe and relaxed as pertains to pandemic.

FAQs

Metro North offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 454-3121.

Metro North is rated 4.7 stars by 1797 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.