Metro North

4.5
1942 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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RitaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was excellent. I had deliberately ordered veal, knowing that there would be too much, & that I would be taking half home for my daughter. And we were delighted to have Joanne back as our favorite waitress.

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DeniseS
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance and the waiter was very professional and efficient

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vipDisappointed
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

This was the second time we dined at this location. It is somewhat 'noisy' however the food is delicious.
This occasion was problematic because our main course was not served timely. The excuse from the management on site-'we are understaffed' I would agree with this except everyone else in the area where we were seated received their entrees timely in fact people ordering after us received their entrees before we did.
We will try this venue again in the future.

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KayK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly wait staff. Delicious food. Noise level varies depending on how many diners. The restaurant has a bar.

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vinny
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was fantastic. We were a table of 6, and everyone raved about the food. The service, however, was not up to par. The waitress seemed to ignore us, and checked back when we were almost finished with food. She was not friendly, and unfortunately, she received an automatic 20% tip. As someone who was in the service industry for 15 years, a tip should be earned, not just automatically given. Anyway, I will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here a couple of times a year. Consistently very good food and attention to detail. And lovely staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went earlier than our reservation and they easily accommodated us. So nice and excellent service. Food was delicious! I’m handicapped and they were well accessible.

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MarlaW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service.

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vipLisaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time, good food and we weren’t rushed.

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vipRonjj
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Cocktails were well made and served as ordered. All of the meals at our table were nicely prepared and delicious. Like other restaurants since the post pandemic return, we noticed an increase in price obviously caused by the general increase in food prices. Over all this was a very pleasant dining experience

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vipSfcterrier
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got together at last minute with friends back in town . Metro North was located half way for each of us . Perfect dining experience.

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barbaraP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin was so friendly and accommodating!
Great food, Wonderful atmosphere, and knowledgeable and friendly staff! Highly recommend!

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Marge
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Princeton. Good food. Nice staff. Nice parking lot. They should stay open on Sundays.

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vipHappyGrandmom
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Scallops tasted as if they had been soaked in brine. Server blamed the diner for the issue. Old Fashioned excessively expensive and not as described: pecan infused? Veal Marsala very good. Creme Brule excellent. Salads very good. Limited menu. No COVID protocols in place. Nice environment. Prices very high for quality of food. Because of poor customer service and inedible and very expensive scallops, unlikely to be a return diner.

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vipDisappointed
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A new place to dine! The meal delicious, shrimp/asparagus over linguine..fresh and perfectly prepared, as was my guy’s veal piccata. The clams casino was ‘different’ an acquired taste for sure.
The only negative is the noise level..seems the low ceilings, close tables leave much to be desired for a relaxing dining experience. Perhaps the owners would address this issue in some way.

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vipBLF609
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Nice menu with a wide variety of offerings. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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JPCharlotte
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been there since we moved away but were back for a business trip and had to go. As always, food and service were excellent.

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Markc
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have always enjoyed going to Metro North. My wife loved her blackened scallops and my Avocado Salmon was out of this world.

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vipHeleneS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been ok’ing to this restaurant for many years and have always enjoyed it. Service and food have been good . Sometimes we try something new and don’t always like it. The fajitas last night were a disappointment.

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TonyT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious as usual. Flexibility was appreciated when our arrival time was delayed due to football game going into overtime.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice meal here. Salads were excellent, we tried three of the four listed and we all thought the were really great. Entrees were very good, meatballs, salmon and strip steak all satisfying. It’s loud and a little austere inside, but service was terrific and overall experience very good. We’d go back!!

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vipDineOmite
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Thei traditional eggplant lasagna was back on the menu, along with other family recipe favorites. I highly recommend metro north. One of the best Italian restaurants in the area.

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JohnH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Was very disappointed. Called two days in advance to insure that veal would be available. I really enjoy the veal piccata. Upon arrival was told that it was not on the menue

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vipMarljoy
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server. She got all my instructions correct on how I wanted my food. She was very attentive and also the food was fantastic. Love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place. Somewhat limited menu. Would be nice if they mix it up a bit per season.

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vipRussellD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The menu was not what was reported on the open table listing. It was much more limited and the restaurant claimed that open table had refused to modify the menu on your site after they had requested that you do so. Also the restaurant was lax in safety standards for COVID-19.

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ChiefyNJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was very nice, attentive & efficient. She recommended the pumpkin spice martini, & it was very good. We sat outdoors so it wasn’t noisy @ all.

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AnnaS
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails, and beer on tap selection. Great atmosphere. Great service. Metro North is always changing up parts of their menu which I think is great. It's a way to show that they are innovative and always looking improve. It's my favorite Italian food in Princeton. A great hidden gem.

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vipDinaA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. Especially the tuna wontons
We had such a friendly server named Denise. She made the dining experience even better.

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skibum
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great that the outdoor dining area is generously covered yet the garden-like ambience is restful with little road noise.

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SueZ
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey, but always a good meal and experience.

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Guest
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I go here for the ambience, not the food.

The food itself has room to improve and I think the restaurant would benefit from focusing on appealing to the Princeton vegetarian market. Adding 5 solid, healthy, hot vegetarian entrees, like gnocchi, ratatouille… whatever they decide, would appeal to more people. Vegetarian options were relatively limited (to pasta or eggplant) while non-vegetarian options were diverse.

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Roger
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short delay in seating to give us a superior booth, which was perfect. Great choices on the menu, good selection of wines, waitress gave us quick and ultra-friendly service. As always, food was excellent plus kitchen response was commendably fast.

Great experience.

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EdwardN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, highly recommend. great for outdoor or indoor dining. You can't go wrong with whatever you order, from starters, main dishes or desserts. Excellent choice of wines, beers and cocktails. From the moment you arrive it is a great place.

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vipDominickV
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night we had another great meal here. I had Chicken Artichoke which is always so good. My wife had shrimp scampi also a great meal. We love this place absolutely the best.

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BethK
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect evening for outside dining! Two people had the salmon which they said was perfect. I am GF and requested the crab and corn over the parmesan risotto which was delicious. Definitely a repeat experience!

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mikemulshine
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Metro North. They worked with me to plan an impromptu celebration in the bar area and our waitress Danielle was exceptionally helpful. The drinks are very tasty and pack a punch, solid draft beer selection, and the food is hearty and delicious. Thanks Metro North!

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AnnG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside on a quiet Monday evening. It was ideal.

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vipMarljoy
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. I have some dietary issues and my food came out perfect. The waitress was very accommodating and it was a great experience.

FAQs

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

Metro North is rated 4.5 stars by 1942 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.