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Metropolis Cafe

4.8
1369 Reviews
$30 and under
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 Sunday

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1369 people are saying
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vipAllie
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and the outdoor seating during Covid in the fall is great. They have plenty of warm propane heaters and extra space between tables without feeling isolated. Thanks for an awesome dinner and for making us feel safe!

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WilliamD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, great service...only disappointment was they didn’t have my favorite dish...veal..,,

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vipPhillyTransplant
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food, wine, and service. And great space heaters for fall outdoor dining

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vipraidersix2002
Philadelphia
105 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foos was fantastic. Mussels app was 100% heaven. Ture feel of a Parisian cafe and the service was terrific. Also a nise selection of wine - not extensive but good choices. My only caution is avaoid the booths. The connected backs rock so if you have a hyper millennial in the next booth (area is full of them) you are in for a bumpy ride

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vipGMD47
New England
165 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my wife and my favorite place . The food and service are always excellent and the restaurant reminds you of a French bistro .

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vipSteve
Minneapolis
85 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Metropolis was my go-to restaurant during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak since they had take-out. This was my first dining-in experience at the restaurant this year. The food was wonderful! In fact, so much better than take-out that I was instantly spoiled. My swordfish medallions were terrific, and the entire dining experience was really wonderful. I gave 4 stars only because we couldn't be accommodated at an outside table and I was worried a bit about the rather smallish inside quarters. Anyway, highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Peach and cucumber salad had 3 slices of unripe peach and LOTS of cucumbers cut into slices. Risotto had peas which was my bad for ordering because peas are gross. Truffle fries are ridiculously good. They have two rosé wines. Tried both and liked neither. The French wine is too bitter for a rosé and why would the Spanish one be bubbly!? Coffee creme brûlée had a thick brûlée which I didn’t mind. Went well with the coffee custard since sugar was bitter. Chocolate cake was super under done in the middle - maybe that was intentional but not my taste. They had gas lamps outside which made it very cozy on a cold night. Location is nice. Saw lots of cute dogs. Overall food rating: meh

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hapf
New England
36 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat there frequently - excellent food/service and ambiance.
Great neighborhood establishment

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice outside area, food always very good and reasonable wine selection, always great service.

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TomE
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of our absolute favorite spots in Boston. Food & wine is always excellent as is the service.

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AnthonyD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley was great! Food was great! Everything was wonderful! Dined inside and all precautions where taken, felt very safe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service fine wine selection.

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Tanpear
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious!!
Mikey and Stephanie are awesome and always friendly and accommodating😊

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KParker
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I could eat Metropolis's mussels forever - so good!

The food was great, waiters were very accommodating, and the noise level was very low, so we could easily have a conversation inside.

Would definitely go back again.

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ShannonP
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service!! Brussel sprout app was amazing. Rigatoni dish so good!!

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vipKatieK
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an excellent meal at Metropolis. They never disappoint!

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vipMeredithM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metropolis has been my favorite restaurant in the city for three years now. I was thrilled to see them reopen after covid and enact all the necessary precautions to do it safely, particularly in time for me to go before i moved out of Boston.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at Metropolis. Delicious food, great value, interesting wine list. Our server had some great recommendations on both food and wine. I had the veal and my boyfriend had the chicken and truffle risotto. Crab cakes were delicious for appetizer. We had the creme brûlée for dessert, delicious. Will be back as soon as we can.

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RobertS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The veal was excellent and I tasted my dining companion's swordfish skewers, also delicious. Their outdoor dining setup was very well done; more than 6 feet separated our table with those adjoining. We didn't order dessert because I had ice cream at home to celebrate my birthday. Only minor point is I'd indicated the dinner was to celebrate a birthday but there was no mention made of the fact. NOT a major deal.

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jenniferg
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant for food, service and ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a while. Highly recommend the Brussel Sprouts, mussels, the chicken & mushroom risotto, and the veal. Every dish was unique and full of mouthwatering flavor.

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vipFrequentBusinessTraveler
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fav neighborhood spot. Glad to see them during this crazy time. :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was SO PLEASANT! From the moment I walked in the door I felt welcomed. The energy was so positive I felt like I was at a family members house for dinner! The food was amazing to match. Thank you guys!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place

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JuliaF
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was spectacular. The outdoor seating is cute and comfortable.

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Scoop
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waitress was super nice and friendly. Food was very good and I pricing was fair. Outside space was helpful.

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vipChristaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cheerful and attentive service made dining at Metropolis during the COVID era almost seem normal. Nice to sit outside and food was, as usual, delicious and interesting.

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vipGMD47
New England
166 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Boston ! Always friendly, great food and nice French atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall

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Nick
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Metropolis has done the very best to reopen during Covid-19 by spacing diners apart by over the 6 Foot rule inside. Service was excellent, the food delicious, ambience was pre-Covid-19!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the South End.

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vipNicholasA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s one of our favorite spots in Boston. They have a consistent menu that they do well and the service is always amazing. The waitstaff is especially great here.

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vipBenjaminR
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.

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vipRozH
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.

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vipJOHNB
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.

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

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

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coco1128
New England
5 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.

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vipSouthShore
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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DennisC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Metropolis Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Metropolis Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 247-2931.

Metropolis Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 1369 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.