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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

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2011

Second time to this S. End restaurant. Had a really hard time choosing as so many items sounded appealing. My wife ordered a turbot special menu item and it was cooked perfectly. Everything seemed fresh and very flavorful, and things were served timely and at the proper temperature. Attractive presentations. Very reasonable prices and good but not cloying service. A little less salt would be the only improvement I can think of.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2011

Excellent food and reasonably priced. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2011

Very cool South End cafe that's not overdone. Food is well-prepared and aesthetically pleasing but by no means over the top. Prices are reasonable for both food and wine.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2011

Great food, reasonable price, terrific service. The menu was different and offered unusual variety. the asparagus tartar was lovely. Very nice to subtlely help us celebrate my daughter's b'day. Friendly wait staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2011

Very good food, and very friendly service. Dessert was not so great.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 8, 2011

Was late for reservation and they accomodated us well. In a cute spot, not much room if going with groups but great for smaller parties. Food was very good and there were some interesting options on the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2011

Cozy, comfortable and great food at an early hour.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2011

This is a local favorite of ours. We mainly go for brunch (love their huevos rancheros) but are never disappointed for dinner. Very sweet restaurant with lots of staff that have been there for years. Food always solid.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2011

I love Metropolis - the food, ambiance and staff!!

thanks, as always, Susan

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 20, 2011

One of my top favorite restaurants in the City.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2011

consistently good, very dependable

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 4, 2011

I used to LOVE this restaurant -- was a south end favorite of mine for cozy comfort food. I can't say that I was all that pleased with the food for this visit -- the asparagus entree was alright, not amazing; the chicken dish, "their signature" entree, was way too salty (the mashed potatoes/gravy), it was hard to get down. Service was pretty good, so was my wine.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2011

Have been to the Metropolis Cafe in the past but have not visited in awhile but was happy to find that what made it a find previously is still true. They have a wide range of dishes, all prepared well and all moderately priced. Service is attentive and the small place provides an intimate but not crowded feel. In today's high priced, trendy and crowded restaurant scene it is nice to find a place that had survived and continues to provide quality food at a reasonable price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 31, 2011

Best outdoor space in town. Lovely service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 27, 2011

Service attentive and knowlegable; food quality good - asparagus tartare a bit bland; but haddock superb; cherry pie a bit non-descript. Menu looks interesting; definitely worth another visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2011

I had called before and asked for a corner/quiet table and we got the best one in the house! Great place! I will be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2011

endive salad with blue cheese and bacon was perfect; scallops were perfect - it was early, quite, unrushed and just right.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2011

The hostess and wait staff were very friendly and smiled a lot. This makes one feel very much at ease.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2011

Our favorite South End spot. SO GOOD every time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2011

Quaint neighborhood place that stands out and has no allusions of grandeur. Food is well executed with finesse and fine ingredients. The staff is warm and welcoming, and quick to highlights special and suggestions. Great food, good value, and overall a great neighborhood vibe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2011

This is a great South End restaurant. I've never had a bad meal here. The cauliflower au gratin side was the highlight of my meal this time.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 30, 2011

Tiny restaurant--reservations recommended! Definitely worth the effort!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2011

My favorite Boston restaurant. Food is wonderful, nicely presented and reasonably priced. Intiimate, casual atmosphere. Never fails to please. Brought friends from Montreal and they loved it, too. Also good for brunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2011

Been here several times in the last month and it has been good. But the last time was not as perfect primarily due to the service. But all in all still a good food experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 19, 2011

Tiny restaurant--reservations recommended. Love the food and ambiance--reasonably priced--feels very high end.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 18, 2011

This was suggested by some friends. We loved it. It's small, intimate, classy. The food is excellent, as is the service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2011

Although the restaurant is small, the staff was attentive and helpful, and the food was top notch. Highly recommended

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 (New England)·Dined on April 11, 2011

We went here for my wife's birthday. She is a wine lover and was unhappy to be served wine in a small, inadequate glass, especially in an establishment that claims to be a "wine bar". For her next glass she politely asked the server for a larger glass. The server appeared bothered by the request. She was all around a bit grumpy. The dishes, most notably mine, were over seasoned. We liked the decor and atmosphere but the dishes were a let down and the service was pretty bad.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 11, 2011

We celebrated my birthday there this week and, as always, the food and the service were both outstanding. There's a reason it's our special occasion place! We had an early reservation since our 13-month old son was with us, so it was not too busy and pretty quiet. He loved the food as much as we did!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2011

Have eaten here multiple times - always have had an excellent dining experience

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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2011

Big disappoint. A proclaimed Mediterranean restaurant with a seemingly great menu left us totally underwhelmed. For the price, the food was subpar and the service was poor. To top it off, none of their Mediterranean dishes were actually Mediterranean! My pasta with clams, mussels, and shrimp came out covered in a heavy tomato sauce. When brought up to the waiter, he note that customers frequently comment as to the fact that their plates are not Mediterranean. We asked to see the manager or chef, but after waiting for more than 10 minutes we gave up and left.
This restaurant does not care about its food or service, and is more fit for north end than the more upscale south end. With better restaurants in the area, we will not be returning.

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 (London)·Dined on April 7, 2011

Beautiful cozy restaurant! The food was exquisite and the service too! They were really nice to accommodate a bigger party than what our reservation was and never lost their smile. The food is worth trying, i would absolutely come back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2011

Metropolis is a great neighborhood restaurant. Consistently good in service and food....dependable and enjoyable

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 30, 2011

We were there right at opening time, and for most of our meal were the only customers in the place. This was perfect for us - it was quiet and we could hear each other comfortably despite the music - thus the Noise rating. Not sure what it would be like with a full house, though.
The food was lovely and the all the staff were pleasant. We had a great time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 26, 2011

We had a wonderful date evening - perfect environment for a casual romantic evening with great food and a solid wine list.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2011

A favorite place in the neighborhood. The food is always good and the space and setting very comfortable and warm. Our 2 appetizers were outstanding. The lobster tartine and the mussels. Of our entrees, the Swordfish was the best in our opinion. Very flavorful and well cooked. The steak was also well prepared. Our only slight disappointment was the special of the day, the Cod, which was a bit undercooked and too delicate in the flavors.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2011

I went here with my husband when I first moved to Boston and then again a year later for a friends birthday. It fit both occasions. It's a small and intimate setting and the food is fantastic. If you're not on a diet, I highly recommend the Rigatoni with Crumbled Fennel Sausage - amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2011

This a great quite, and snug gem in the South End which is FILLED to the brim of great quite and snug places, but if you're looking for some place where the wine is great, and they offer pairings to go out with outstanding meal you're about to eat, then I would definitely recommend it.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 14, 2011

Food was very very good!!!
the Artic Char was delicious and will be back soon to try the other items on the menu...

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 11, 2011

All in all it was good, although they have a heating issue - it gets really hot there even when the heat is off (so the waitress told us).

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