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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (32)
Cozy (28)
Good for a Date (23)
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Casual (23)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Romantic (14)
Authentic (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Great location and ambiance. Good selection of items.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 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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vip
 (New England)·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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·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.

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 November 1, 2017

I don't like to write reviews like this, but I feel I must warn people, who might think this is a good pre-theater option, due to its proximity to BCAE. This has been our go to pre theater restaurant for over 10 years. We always get a reservation for 6 pm and have no problem being out the door by 7:20. I do not know what has happened with the staff, but on two occasions now, we have not been served our entrée until well after 7 PM, despite repeated inquiries during the meal. The answer is always, "your order is next" or "the kitchen is backed up". On this last occasion, which I feel compelled to write about, I inquired about our meal several times, the last at 7:15 and the hostess responded "It will be out next". To which, I replied , " And what are we supposed to do with it, with our curtain time of 7:30?" I was so put off by her nonchalance and unwillingness to admit any fault that I got very angry and told her that this was a poor way to treat customers who had been regular diners for over 10 years. At that point she grudgingly comped a meal that we barely touched in the 5 minutes that we had, before running to the theater. It made for very stressful evening, particularly since we were entertaining a theater director who was us visiting from London. Really sad what has happened with the service, because the food was always so good. I will miss it, having eaten there at least 30 times over the years. Definitely not going back any time soon, though.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A very casual bistro style restaurant. Tables are close together and it is noisy. We all liked the food . The restaurant has a European flair i.e. tiny and brightly lit. There is no waiting area so if you have to wait for a table you either stand outside or are crammed into a small space inside. Because there is limited seating reservations are usually advisable.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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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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 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Metropolis is a European style restaurant w/ a real decent menu. Ambiance is good but booths are a little cramped for 4 people. Its a neighborhood restaurant for us & does a great brunch on Saturday..... huevos ranchero are the best!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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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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