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Metropolis Cafe

4.7
1033 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am -3:00pm



Dinner:
Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 247-2931
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Bill Nurse
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Clarendon St.and Dartmouth St.
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Parking details
Valet service is available.
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Public transit
Bus stops near our front door at 584 Tremont Street
Green Line T stops, Back Bay and Copley
Silver Line on Washington Street
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Special events & promotions
Restaurant is available LUNCH starting at $15/person and DINNER starting at $25/person for semi-private dining, or private dining for groups of 10 to 40 people (both prices exclude alcoholic beverages, tax and tip).
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Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1033 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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JustinH 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Most of our dishes were really great and the service and ambiance were great so 5 stars overall. One dish was kind of missing something - the goat cheese risotto didn’t seem to have any goat cheese or tang or anything like that, kinda wondered if it was forgotten but both of the dishes were bland. The other dishes had us raving though. Cocktails were excellent. I’ll go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Loved our waiter Mikey! Food was delicious and the ambiance was very cozy. Great for small groups or a date night

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

just love, love this restaurant. never disappointed!!!

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Rose (Key West)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I wanted a cozy intimate spot to eat with my husband before the symphony. This restaurant checked all my boxes. Lovely!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great meal!

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vipj12551 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Just a great experience overall once again. Small bistro atmosphere but great staff, food and ambiance. Not great for big groups on busy night but intimate dinners or going out with a few friends.

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sailorgirl (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Four of us went to Metropolis after a theater performance on a Saturday in February. We arrived a little early and it was slammed, but the hostess got us wine and helped us find space to stand in the very tight restaurant. Our table was ready 2 minutes early which impressed us, given the crowd. Food was terrific, especially the veal. the beet carpaccio was remarkable and a hit. The creme brulee was lovely.

the consensus is that Metropolis is a fun, lively, bistro and we'd love to go back.

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Gigi (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Metropolis Cafe is always dependable, always that perfect combination of really good food, appropriately priced, friendly, efficient service. The right choice any time.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was terrific and our waiter could not have been more helpful.

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vipDM359 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere. I thought the cauliflower leek gratin was outstanding!

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vipsuekush23 (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Some of our food was fantastic and some was ordinary and undercooked and had to go back. The atmosphere and drinks are great. It's not cheap, so I might just go back for apps and drinks sometime.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

we just love coming to this gem! Always leave happy with our experience

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vipBostonDiner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

One of my favorite South End restaurants! Metropolis never disappoints. This visit was on a Wednesday evening--on our way to a show at the BCA--and they accommodated our schedule perfectly. The prix fixe option is a particularly good value, but everything on the menu is reasonably priced and, in my experience, truly delicious. You can't make a wrong choice.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

This was our second time at the restaurant and we all raved about it. Cozy feel to the space. We reserved on Open Table and were seated promptly. Fresh iggy's bread with olive oil, garlic and butter. small specialty cocktail list. Tasted a few wines before we decided on a great bottle. I had a bisque with risotto. Top notch. So much flavor. Service excellent. Others in our group had chicken and potatoes. yum. Fresh fish and the past and sausage dish. Too full for dessert. would definitely come here again. Just like the vibe and food a lot. !!!

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JerryK (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

This was my third time at Metropolis, and it has bee consistently great! Going back there with friends next weekend.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Great food. Somewhat limited menu. They have priced fixe which is good. The restaurant is small ; hostess and wait staff(excellent waiter—can’t remember name) are accommodating.
I’ve gone both times in the winter and there’s a chill despite the heavy velvet curtain blocking the outside door. Other than that...the food is 5 star.

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Rachel (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We went here for dinner on New Year's Eve and it was so lovely! The ambiance was great and the food was delicious (both vegetarian and meat-eater were pleased). The cocktails looked really yummy too but we didn't have any. There were many couples on dates and a big table of friends too. Good spot for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

I go hear every week with my partner. The pan fried chicken is my ultimate favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Great restaurant. Good food choices and our waitress was great.
We plan to come again when we're back in town.

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vipCatmom (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

For a small establishment, their menu always manages to have something nice for everyone. Really love and appreciate their vegetarian offerings. Everything is fresh, flavorful and inventive. Service is friendly. Atmosphere is intimate and casual.

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Dorothy (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

The ambiance at Metropolis and probably my favorite part, small and cozy but with a lot of character and not too cramped. The dinner menu is creative and delicious, and the wine menu is extensive but not super pricey. Our server was also great, she was attentive but not overbearing, and had a fun personality as well. Due to the size, this restaurant is probably be suited for groups of 4 or less. I'll definitely be going back to try their brunch soon as well.

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vipBill (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

After an absence of several months it was great to return to a favorite restaurant and find all the coziness and neighborhood vibe still there with even better food. A really delicious and interesting menu with good service. A great place to share with friends.

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vipmarlbeth (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Great location and ambiance. Good selection of items.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

A friend was visiting from out of town and is a little bit of a foodie so I was hoping to impress! Dinner was wonderful - we ordered a bottle of wine and split several small plates. The risotto was wonderful, and we also split the coffee creme brûlée. I will absolutely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent atmosphere with a very cute and cozy feel. Staff and servers were pleasant and accommodating. Food was great and well priced for what is usually an expensive area. We will be returning soon!

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vipJan52 (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Food and service was good, rather expensive. Table space is acceptable but a little tight.

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JWCJR (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Service from Ashley and Matthew was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had recently and I eat out a lot. The service was exquisite and the food was absolutely delicious.

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vipDinedon12613 (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Table in the window was excellent. Food was nicely plated. Waitstaff was personable and reasonably attentive. Only “complaint” is that garlic seemed to be in everything and rather heavy handed for people who are not fond of the flavor.

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Islandgirl (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Great little spot with delicious food. Seating is limited, so make a res.

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