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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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (28)
Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (26)
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Good for Groups (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Business Meals (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Fun (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Romantic (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tapas (4)
Great Beer (3)
Live Sports (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Brunch was great and service was awesome!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Great all around! Excellent wait staff! Joann is the best! Food was yummy! Drinks awesome!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was delicious and large portions. Service was good. There was a party or something near the bar area but it wasn’t overly loud.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The service was very slow. I brought my team in for lunch at 11:30. There were 7 of us and we weren't served our appetizers until 45 minutes later. We were one of the few folks in the restaurant at the time. The server wasn't very attentive. She served the wrong drink/food to the wrong folks-we corrected it ourselves. The food is very good. I enjoy the Manchego Salad each time I come here. The bread pudding was delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Ok food for a high price. Parking is a challenge. Service is friendly and good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We felt rushed from the start, despite having a reservation. Unimpressed with red wine options, prices. Martini made incorrectly despite instructions. Unable to accommodate salad preference. Noisy. Food ok, nothing special. Overall, a big disappointment. It’s on our boycott list for now.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I am a "regular" and wouldn't be if this restaurant didn't meet all standards. It's reliably good as far as food goes, nice variety...you can have a burger, sandwich, chicken, pasta, steak, pizza, fish, etc.....plus Joanne is the best waitress ever...always ask for her section. Sangria is good and atmosphere is nice. It can sometimes get loud in the way back near the windows, especially on a Saturday night if a big group is drinking, but otherwise no complaints from me. I will return again soon.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was very flavorful. Service was good. Parking was easy. Talking at normal level was fine and it was easy to hear everyone at our table for four.

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Healthy, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service and food! Sat in the bar area. Next time I would like to sit in the dining room area.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our group has been here before and enjoy the food . I always have recommended it for a party or large group to family and friends This time we were a group of four and disappointed with the crab cake sandwich, which was not at par. Too much extenders, could hardly taste the crab. Pudding dessert was too sweet. Overall service was also below expectation. So sad

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Extensive menu and always an eclectic variety of specials. Something delicious for every food choice. Great, friendly service. In particular, Joanne! I always ask to be seated in her section. Never disappointed!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Casual, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was delicious and I love their bilini's! Definetly will be back for brunch!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I've been here many times and have never been disappointed. The food is always good, although a little pricey. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about their menu and make great recommendations. Try it out! You'll be glad you did.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

T'was the night before Thanksgiving and our meal at Metro North was nice. Everything was good and the Tiramisu was definitely WORTH IT!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Chicken wings are excellent. My manchego salad was tasty as expected but the grilled chicken was not blackened enough/too wet and seemed sloppily done. Service was good, although our table needed to be cleared a few extra times. Overall, a good meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

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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vip
 (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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