Metropolis Cafe

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
A cozy and casual cafe overlooking bustling Tremont Street, in Boston's Historic South End. Offering our guests fine dining, hospitality and casual dining prices. We serve dinner nightly including a popular neighborhood brunch on both Saturday and Sunday.
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AC
New England
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE Metropolis.

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RS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb evening out! Everything was terrific but the sriracha Brussels sprouts app is stellar. Order two!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing and super delicious with a wonderful staff!

F
New England
69 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best duck I’ve ever had. You have to try the brussel sprouts!

CD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just another wonderful meal at Metropolis! We had Ashley as our server, smart, personable, friendly, and informative. We ordered several appetizers and the scallop entree. All were delicious. It was a wonderful evening!

JB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and service. Our waiter, Mikey, was excellent; not in your face but appropriately attentive. Smaller restaurant so very comfortable feeling. One of our favorites.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

AF
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Would not recommend to anyone. The only thing that made up for how poor the food was was our fabulous server. The food was almost inedible, the only good part of our meal was the truffle sea salt butter. Especially for that area, there’s SUCH better options in restaurants.

F
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shared dinner and conversation with family from Arizona... food was delicious and we never felt rushed. Although we had requested a booth.. keep in mind it can feel a little “tight” especially if you are not on the small side.

KO
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was spectacular. Really really delicious flavors and fresh seasonal ingredients. Definitely plan on returning.

T
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited for the first time for the Dine Out Boston. The prix fix menu was outstanding. I had the flatbread for the app, pork chop for the main and bread pudding for dessert. All were excellent. The wait staff was highly attentive and let us dine at our leisure. Only downside is they didn't have our first selection of wine. Overall it was a great experience and we'll be back.

MC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great price fixe menu during Boston eat out week!

G
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want excellent food
in a quant non scene restaurant
this is the place in the South End for you

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. It was a HOT night and the A/C didn’t seem to be working well. I was warm and uncomfortable. I

JS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mikey was an awesome waiter and the food was good as well. We will definitely be back!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and fresh. Our server was knowledgeable and very helpful as she shared a good allergy with one of our party. It really made navigating the menu easy and added to an overall great experience.

OT
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed my meal. Very low key, friendly place with high quality food.

b
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reunion with old out-of-town friends. Our server was delightful and dinner was, as always, perfection!

S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, cozy location, and lots of variety to please vegetarians, carnivores, and fish fans alike. And entrees all include vegetables as well so is a well rounded meal.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Dinner was amazing! We have eaten here for brunch and dinner on multiple occasions. Small enough place to feel intimate and exclusive. The staff are attentive and very friendly. Can be a little loud if you are seated by a larger party but not nearly as bad as some other places we’ve eaten around Boston. The truffle butter with sea salt is fantastic!

MM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed this restaurant. We had reservations, but it was a slow night so they weren’t necessary. The staff was attentive and the food and drinks were outstanding. We dine out a lot and 5 star reviews have to be earned. They definitely earned them here. Highly recommend!

TF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is such a hidden gem. Don't waste your time on Newbury street at mediocre restaurants when you can go to the South End and find a place like this. The food quality is amazing, they frequently change the menu and use fresh ingredients. The ambiance is also lovely and cozy, perfect for a romantic night out. Great cocktails as well. I highly recommend this place!!!

GM
New England
153 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places . It’s a small Parisian style restaurant with a small bar . Food is consistently excellent as is the service.

JH
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! The service was excellent and the ambience was very nice. Highly recommend. The waiter made a great suggestion for wine to pair with my dish. I cannot wait to go back!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was incredible, but the AC wasn’t really working and that made the overall experience tough. Will try again on a cooler day.

m
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good food every time. A great neighborhood gem!

S
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint and welcoming European restaurant with delicious food and upscale pricing.

M
New England
39 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to neighborhood restaurant for overall great quaility food and drink, excellent service and cozy venue. We have NEVER been disappointed!

PB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cute little spot in the South End. Food was much heavier than expected...they use a lot of heavy cream and butter in the dishes. We sat at the bar which was nice but the bartender was clearly at the end of his shift and seemed to rush us out, though sort of politely, but also very blatantly. I’ll go back, but I won’t rush there.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful in every way!

BR
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and generous.

S
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent and creative food. Lovely and comfortable setting. A gem!!!

JB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved our dinner. And our server. Food and ambience was spot-on and service was stellar. Will be back!

M
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We invited our out of town friends to join us for dinner. They too loved it! Great wine & cocktails, food, and dessert.

JM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Food is consistently good and wait staff is friendly, efficient and accommodating. Nice intimate atmosphere. We love it!

KD
London
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy a Metropolis evening. Loved old favorites asparagus tartar and fabulous chocolate cake.. we tried scallops and trout for the first time and while we liked them we did not love them.

Mikey as usual was great

JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went in on a Saturday evening and had a really enjoyable meal. We love the Cafe's of Europe and this brought us back. I had the duck and she had the pork and both were good. They had a wonderful Creme Brulee. The service was wonderful and the prices were reasonable for the quality of food. We are already planning on coming back.

GM
New England
50 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Metropolis is a valued restaurant—it delivers consistently good food with friendly service in a great environment. It never disappoints!

WT
New England
35 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great ambiance, and fabulous waitstaff. Highly recommend!

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