Metropolis Cafe

4.9
1399 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1399 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service, ambiance, and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very friendly and attentive!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Metropolis is always spot on!

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vipBurakE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Wonderful food and service!

BM
BruceM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Pan fried chicken is one of my favorites but it was a little dry this time. My wife's salmon was perfect and delicious. Overall still one of my favorite places.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the South End. Food, wine, service, ambiance always outstanding. Intimate and welcoming.

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Roger
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant, quiet. Waitress was attentive, food delicious, hot, served nicely. I would recommend to others! They are following COVID precautions, and feels safe to be in the restaurant.

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vipAlia
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, and the same lovely atmosphere as to what could be found a Metropolis pre-COVID. I appreciate their mindfulness of safety and protocol, and we thoroughly enjoyed our brunch here. Thanks!

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Hammertime
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have coming here for over 20 years and celebrated Valentine Day. It's been at least 10 since we were back and we were not disappointed. The food was absolutely awesome and the layered potatoes were worth getting a takeout order for the next day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding cocktails, dinner and dessert. Thank you Metropolis for such a great meal!

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viprboston
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and very attentive. Food was delicious. Great atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and ambiance is so cozy!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, the ambiance and natural light was perfect for brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

I used to loved this place but last time the hostess/waitress was very rude and got my order wrong twice and it wasn’t even a lot of people that day.

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maroav
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best roast chicken we ever had! All else great too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious food ever. The vibe is amazing and service was perfect. 10/10

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vipMavrickshah
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great service and delicious food...despite the restrictions still a great place to visit..one small question, why they don’t have martini glasses to serve cocktails in ( this was pre Covid though too) I don’t understand?
But a small blip in an overall wonderful experience

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ChadC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Was actually quite pleasantly surprised. Dined in with 2 others. This was my first time at Metropolis Cafe. The food was outstanding. I highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always so good and so is the service!!!

BM
BruceM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, cozy, romantic restaurant with great food and attentive (but not overly so) staff.

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vipVWCh
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem!

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CruzL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, great atmosphere. Would highly recommend!

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vipStephanieW
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and decor. Would be a go-to spot if I lived in the neighborhood!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are the best!!!!! Made it so comfortable in weirdo Covid times. Love this place

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vipMC3346
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metropolis is truly a South End gem. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is cozy and the service is superb. Perfect for a dinner with friends or a date night.

CA
ChristyA
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The food is amazing and the staff is wonderful.

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vipJaneN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It felt so great to be back at the restaurant. We hadn’t been to the restaurant since March. We are outside between the heat lamps and had the usual delicious Metropolis food!!!

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lumpy62
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was consistent as always. Service was great -- we were outside under heat lamps, but service was very attentive and spot on.

DC
DennisC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of our neighborhood favorites...always consistently good food, friendly, professional staff, and immaculate environment.

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vipAllie
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
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
New England
126 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
38 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
2 reviews
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.

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 4.9 stars by 1399 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.