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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

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (31)
Cozy (28)
Fit for Foodies (24)
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Good for a Date (22)
Romantic (16)
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Pre/post Theatre (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Authentic (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

just love, love this restaurant. never disappointed!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Key West)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I wanted a cozy intimate spot to eat with my husband before the symphony. This restaurant checked all my boxes. Lovely!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great meal!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Just a great experience overall once again. Small bistro atmosphere but great staff, food and ambiance. Not great for big groups on busy night but intimate dinners or going out with a few friends.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Four of us went to Metropolis after a theater performance on a Saturday in February. We arrived a little early and it was slammed, but the hostess got us wine and helped us find space to stand in the very tight restaurant. Our table was ready 2 minutes early which impressed us, given the crowd. Food was terrific, especially the veal. the beet carpaccio was remarkable and a hit. The creme brulee was lovely.

the consensus is that Metropolis is a fun, lively, bistro and we'd love to go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Metropolis Cafe is always dependable, always that perfect combination of really good food, appropriately priced, friendly, efficient service. The right choice any time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was terrific and our waiter could not have been more helpful.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere. I thought the cauliflower leek gratin was outstanding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Some of our food was fantastic and some was ordinary and undercooked and had to go back. The atmosphere and drinks are great. It's not cheap, so I might just go back for apps and drinks sometime.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

we just love coming to this gem! Always leave happy with our experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

One of my favorite South End restaurants! Metropolis never disappoints. This visit was on a Wednesday evening--on our way to a show at the BCA--and they accommodated our schedule perfectly. The prix fixe option is a particularly good value, but everything on the menu is reasonably priced and, in my experience, truly delicious. You can't make a wrong choice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was our second time at the restaurant and we all raved about it. Cozy feel to the space. We reserved on Open Table and were seated promptly. Fresh iggy's bread with olive oil, garlic and butter. small specialty cocktail list. Tasted a few wines before we decided on a great bottle. I had a bisque with risotto. Top notch. So much flavor. Service excellent. Others in our group had chicken and potatoes. yum. Fresh fish and the past and sausage dish. Too full for dessert. would definitely come here again. Just like the vibe and food a lot. !!!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This was my third time at Metropolis, and it has bee consistently great! Going back there with friends next weekend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food. Somewhat limited menu. They have priced fixe which is good. The restaurant is small ; hostess and wait staff(excellent waiter—can’t remember name) are accommodating.
I’ve gone both times in the winter and there’s a chill despite the heavy velvet curtain blocking the outside door. Other than that...the food is 5 star.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went here for dinner on New Year's Eve and it was so lovely! The ambiance was great and the food was delicious (both vegetarian and meat-eater were pleased). The cocktails looked really yummy too but we didn't have any. There were many couples on dates and a big table of friends too. Good spot for any occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I go hear every week with my partner. The pan fried chicken is my ultimate favorite.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great restaurant. Good food choices and our waitress was great.
We plan to come again when we're back in town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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 5, 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 28, 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 9, 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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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 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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vip
 (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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 (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 21, 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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