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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
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.
We had a very enjoyable dinner last night. Attentive service without being cloying--our server, the front of the house manager, and the other servers clearing plates, refilling water glasses, and glancing over to see if everything was fine. Delicious food--my wife's asparagus tartare was outstanding, as was my tomato and melon salad. She thoroughly enjoyed her salmon, and my duck was served magret style, common in France, not so much in the U.S., and very good. Dessert for me was a coffee creme brulee, with champagne sorbet for my much better half.
We have had good luck with the Aquitane group, which owns several other restaurants in the South End. Metropolis was a great pre-theater choice.
Very small and somewhat cramped, this place offers a very interesting menu at a price reasonable for its location--Boston's South End.
I find the way the cook combines flavors and ingredients to be inventive and mostly successful. While lacking the ambiance of the South End's pricier joints, this restaurant is definitely worth checking out for the quality of its food.
A small restaurant where customers and food get there due attention without any pretense. Food spans French and Italian influences and is creative but comfortable. A neighborhood gen but also worthy of date night--it feels special without destroying your credit card.
Metropolis Cafe never misses. I dine there several times a year prior to theater and on special occasions. I once took a table of 10 and we almost overwhelmed the staff and kitchen, so I would not recommend it for a group of more than 6 or 8. Their risottos are massively good.
We chose this for our first night in Boston, and a place to enjoy with a friend. I was very happy with the food, and found all of it very tasty. The wines we had all went down smoothly. No complaints. It's not the high end, as are many of our restaurants when traveling, but it's a fun place, with wonderful and innovative food, and a gritty, energetic ambiance.
One of my go-to places. Tonight we got the kale and brussels salad which was delicious and I ordered a pasta special with fiddleheads, mushrooms and truffles. It was exceptional! Never disappointed by this place. I also love that it is cosy and never too noisy to hear people at your own table.
We've been to Metropolis often in the past, but - for no special reason - hadn't been there in the last few years. We were happy, on this visit, to find it as special as we'd remembered. Small place, not frenetic, great food with many vegetarian options. Very handy to the South End theatre district (Boston Center for the Arts, Huntington/Calderwood stage).
This small but charming room has a very European feel. The menu is on the small side, and one of my dining partners said that none of the apps appealed to him, which is pretty unusual. The Sriracha brussels sprouts were great, but the sauce was actually a tiny bit sweet rather than spicy. Delicious, but not quite as described, I guess. Two of us got a rabbit pappardelle special, but while the server listed fiddlehead ferns as one of the ingredients, I didn't see or taste them. The rabbit was tender (shredded, kind of ragu-like), but the dish overall was salty. Portion sizes were nice, and the prices were reasonable. Nice if you're in the neighborhood, but I wouldn't rush back.
Excellent food in a pretty tight environment. Service was a bit slow, but server had excellent recommendations. Noise level was OK that night for a business meal, but when the restaurant is full it can be noisy. This was my third or fourth visit, and I will be going back.
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