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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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