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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.

584 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Brunch:
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am -3:00pm



Dinner:
Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Clarendon St.and Dartmouth St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 247-2931

Website:
http://www.metropolisboston.com/

Parking Details:
Valet service is available.

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

Executive Chef:
Bill Nurse

Additional:
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

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.5

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4.4

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Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
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Casual (22)
Good for a Date (18)
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Special Occasion (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Healthy (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I so loved celebrating my friend's birthday at Metropolis this weekend. Fantastic prixe fix menu. Keep up the good job!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great location and food.. Always fresh and always changing menu options.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Metropolis is consistently good. It is our favorite.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This is our new go to place. We don’t live in the neighborhood but it has that neighborhood vibe. Food is excellent and just as good as the Michelin star restaurant we recently ate in Spain. Great booths and fun bar sitting.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fun, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Small portions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food and selections. Good vibes.
Friendly service. Just a tad noisy for conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

First time here for dinner with a group of 5. Food was delicious, service kind of slow but they were super busy so it's understandable. Would go back again and highly recommend it.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Lovely service and as always, fabulous food!
Seasonal selections.....love the risotto.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our evening was delightful. All the dishes were memorable, from the siracha Brussels sprouts to the seared scallops. We finished the night with the apple cake, which was light but full of flavor. We love coming here for every occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

As out-of-town visitors, we were looking for good food and neighborhood ambience. Metropolis surpassed our expectations. Our meals were beautifully prepared, with flavorful combinations. And service from Ashley was delightful.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent food in the South End. Good for couples and friends at any time, and very good choice for pre-theater. Food and service is superb. Highly recommend this restaurant for an all-around experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We got several plates and shared among 6 people. Our waiter was very helpful in recommending dishes and desserts!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Metropolis is one of our favorite restaurants in South End. The food and service is always great and love the cozy ambiance. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

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 (London)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had such a lovely time here this weekend. The Metropolis team made our meal so memorable. The service and food combination was impeccable. Such a little gem in the heart of Boston - I highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We locals love Metropolis for its coziness, perfect portions and good value. Always a winner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was interesting and excellent. Also our server was excellent! It felt like a French Bistro-- which is the kind of place I love.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The menu had fantastic variety that reflected the season and fresh ingredients. Very attentive service and everything we ordered was outstanding. The coffee creme brulee was addictive!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Fabulous, the food is amazing, the atmosphere is cozy, I highly recommend

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Perfect dinner, delicious and great personal service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Everything was absolutely delicious from start to finish.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great people. Cozy setting. We love it as a neighborhood place for a soothing meal

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I went with 3 friends, taking advantage of Dine Out Boston week. It was a nice menu (the menu itself was nicely presented with type writer font). Service was just as we needed it, attentive but not over the top.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Metropolis never disappoints. Michaela and company serve up some of the best food in the South End. I actually ordered the pork chop instead of my usual chicken. it was amazing. Check it out.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

My partner and I love it at Metropolis! It's our favorite restaurant in the South End!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Excellent place to visit. Our small group had a great time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Outstanding meal. From Philadelphia, but make sure to dine at this restaurant every time we are in Boston. It never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Went before going to theater. Service was very accommodating of our schedule, friendly and fast. The food was very good. We were able squeeze in both entree and dessert in just 1 1/4 hours and could probably had an app too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Fun atmosphere. Went for Dine Out and will definitely come back another time to try the regular menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. I wanted to order everything on the menu! We also had a very nice bottle of Cotes du Rhone. Coffee creme brule was just ok though; the flavor didn't seem very distinctive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Everything we had was outstanding. The asparagus tartare is a must have!

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