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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BR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot in the South End! My partner and I have been going to Metropolis for years. The rigatoni is my favorite dish on the menu. Great spot for a romantic dinner.

RH
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, good service and wonderful environment. It’s my favorite south End restaurant.

JO
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for the Dine Out Boston promotion . Excellent 3 course meal for $33.00.
The service was professional and thoughtful and my companion and I really enjoyed the ambiance and our meals too.

M
New England
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As I keep saying, a “go to” neighborhood gem!

c
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice little restaurant with nice atmosphere. Food was good, I wasn't blown away, but definitely worth trying. Good for a date/girls night.

SS
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a gem. Might be time to change up the menu

AA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Wouldn’t come back very quickly. Service was poor and food was very average.

DC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant...consistently very good food, great service and fun atmosphere.

BB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot! Come often before theater or whenever I'm in the neighborhood. Small, but always feels like a cozy, intimate neighborhood gathering, with great food.

R
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Salad was too salty. Returned, but new salad lacked dressing. Good news was I was not charged for the salad.

M
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Friendly and consistent. Always a pleasure to be here.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic and delicious Valentine’s Day dinner with my fiancée! Thank you so much!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food very good

CM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AmaZing food and the sage drink was to die for. I had the veal and it was soo good. Can’t wait to come back

TP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and yummy food, great service. Would go there again!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food was good but not hot-sent the soup back and it kept coming back at room temperature-same for the entree -barely warm. Service was very good.

ES
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metropolis never disappoints us - something new in terms of specials as well as incredibly good standard menu items. We bring all our out of town guests here and no matter where they are from they routinely are blown away by the cuisine.
Service is always friendly, helpful but not overbearing. The wine list is fun and the bar has some innovative cocktails.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fantastic. As ever. Amazing that a restaurant could stay this good for this long. Food, service, ambiance, s as ll just delightful.

NA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great place for dinner!

ET
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metropolis is the perfect restaurant for an excellent meal in a quiet, intimate setting. The service is attentive and friendly, and the food is delicious and creative without being too crazy or industrial. We told them we were going to the theater and they kept everything moving so that we were able to eat three courses and never felt rushed.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Have only eaten at Metropolis once before and loved it! Perhaps it was what we ordered, but I just thought the food was average. We had the scallops, brussel sprouts, and cornbread. I liked the cornbread a lot but didn’t care for the sauce on the brussel sprouts nor did I care for the accoutrements plated with the scallops. The scallops themselves were pretty good.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and delicious restaurant. Would definitely visit again.

B
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful meal, great food and good service!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place!

MC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant and Abience. Selection and presentation of the Dinner was excellent.

E
New England
36 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I like the feel of cozy spaces like this...a homey neighborhood feel where everyone is welcomed in. Since it was our first visit, my three dining companions and I decided to order several dishes and shared everything! Dieting was out as we enjoyed the the rigatoni, a mushroom pasta, as well as a potato gratin. We did start with a freshly prepared kale and brussel sprout said which was delicious. The pomegranates gave it a nice touch and colorful presentation. Scallops were sweet and nicely prepared. The service was friendly and accommodating, if not a bit lacking as the place got busier. No worries for us with plenty of time to relax and enjoy.We all agree that we will be back to try additional choices.

MG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots to relax, talk, eat great food and drink delicious wine. Never a scene but always a cool vibe.

RW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful environment, excellent food, and a great value.

DS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. The food was superb and the service was just attentive enough. I had the prix fixe option that included appetizer, entree and dessert for $30. When you add in a glass of wine and tip, that’s about $50 for an exceptional dining experience in Boston This was a win, win !

CA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Great ambiance! Great food! Great Service!

J
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Better service. The best ambiance. We'll be back!

GD
New England
52 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely setting, excellent service, diverse menu. My some regret was ordering the veal for my fiancé. The veal was very chewy, I bitter disappointment for a very special occasion.

HK
New England
30 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metropolis never disappoints! I have not been there for a while and I'm glad to be back. It is a perfect place for dinner before or after the theater. The prefix dinner was a great bargain. The food was perfectly prepared, the waiter was great and the service was perfect.

GM
New England
162 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for birthday celebration with my family and was not disappointed. Food was great and service was even better .

PC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely Christmas Eve dinner with my husband; great ambience, food, cocktail & service!

S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love Metropolis...cozy city ambiance and the food is creative with a delicious mix of vegetables and meat. I like dishes that have both in them. Unusual appetizers...loved the brussel sprouts and the sweet potato cornbread. We have brought meat eaters and vegetarians to Metropolis and everyone is happy!

BM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love that place, but it seems tone becoming more expensive.

LM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metropolis is my favorite spot in our neighborhood for a quiet delicious dinner with friends. A full menu of very nicely done options, tasty cocktails and plush wines, and desserts worth skipping bread for ( but we don’t). Thank you Metropolis. ❤️

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Best of the Aquitaine group.

j
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place