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About Metropolis Cafe
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.
Boston, MA 02118
Hours of Operation:
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am -3:00pm
Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Between Clarendon St.and Dartmouth St.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Valet service is available.
Bus stops near our front door at 584 Tremont Street
Green Line T stops, Back Bay and Copley
Silver Line on Washington Street
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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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Metropolis Cafe Ratings and Reviews
We have been to this restaurant many times. The food is consistently well-prepared at a good value, and the ambiance is charming. This time, we had to wait over an hour to be served, even though the restaurant was half full. The server never acknowledged the long wait, and didn't seem to care much about providing good service. I'm hoping this was an anomaly. We will go back again nonetheless.
Consistent, accommodating - relaxing neighborhood gem. Plenty of menu combinations. Easy to sample/share. Food is very appealing, approachable.
Stephanie had an excellent sense of timing, style and substance in serving with nice assisting by Juan. Michaela easily glides all over the room and has and excellent eye to keep things flowing.
Metropolis is a top rate Mediterranean cafe in a lovely, bustling neighborhood in South Boston. The space is small, with bar seating and maybe ten tables, but did not feel overcrowded, even though the place was full on the night we were there. The menu offers fresh, beautifully and skillfully prepared foods complemented by a well-rounded wine list. The atmosphere is casual and the service friendly without being overbearing.
We went to Metropolis on a recommendation from a friend who frequents this restaurant. We had a reservations at 5:30pm and I arrived 10 minutes early but had to wait outside until 5:30pm. It is a small restaurant so I would advise making reservations. The food was amazing - we had the burrata and brussel sprouts as appetizers. Both dishes were fabulous. For dinner we had the salmon and chicken. Again - incredibly delicious. What was lacking however was the service. I believe there was only one waitress for the entire restaurant . Our coffee's came well before out desserts and she totally forgot a side dish for one of the entrees. I felt like we were always trying to track her down - to order drinks, dinner, etc.
I have eaten at Metropolis several times, and this time did not live up to previous visits. The risotto was overly salted and peppered. Service was okay but not stellar. The (expensive) bottle of wine was not decanted (as it needed) or poured for us (we were left to our own devices). This continues to be a favorite restaurant, but a little less likely to go for special occasion after this visit.
Metropolis was amazing! I just moved down to the city and took my mom out to dinner as a thank you for helping me move. The wine was great and not too overly priced and the food, oh man, the food, SO GOOD. Everything was delicious and exactly as described. Would 100% go back again.
I live in the neighborhood, and I find myself going to Metropolis more and more for great food at an unpretentious spot with gracious service. They have not signed on to the tapas craze, so you can get your own meal and don't have to worry about sharing tiny, expensive plates. The food is simple, but really well-cooked. Mussels are always juicy, half chicken is always crispy on the outside, salmon is never overdone. There are a lot of great places in the South End, and Metropolis may be overlooked because it's not brand new, but I'm becoming a regular.
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