Metropolis Cafe

4.8
1445 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
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 Sunday

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
What 1445 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMaryjo4564
Miami
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met a friend for dinner and had a lovely time. My friend enjoyed the risotto, and I loved the Metropolis burger. The cocoanut layer cake was a superb dessert and the waitress was very attentive. We sat outside and the only drawback was that the umbrellas didn’t protect well from the late afternoon sun

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FoodieFoodMe
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group ordered one of each of their 3 risottos and they were all awesome! Even though we were a later arrival towards the end of the night, the service was excellent and we had an amazing time. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible as well as the waitress and the drinks. Will certainly will be back.

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Sangrialover
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous as usual. Love the diverse menu. This is our favorite Boston restaurant...never disappoints. Lots of vegetables, plenty of choices of fish and meat, and a great choice of desserts.

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vipAnneJ
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

My partner's dinner (lamb chops) was very good. Mine was not - the avocado/cucumber gazpacho was acid with lemon juice and loaded with something gritty and fried so that there was no taste whatever of either cucumber or avocado. The rock shrimp risotto was floating in oil and swamped with diced chorizo. Disappointing to say the least.
We will give Metropolis a miss for a while.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my girlfriend. This is her favorite restaurant

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Theresa
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood bistro. Intimate, friendly and a menu to match.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great highly recommend

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NaomiK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

What a treat to get to eat outside at one of our favorite restaurants (and the site of our first date!) after all of this time. Safety protocols were excellent and the food was great. Our server was kind and accommodating.

My only complaint was the length it time to receive our main courses. My husband and I were seated a few minutes before 6:00pm, and our appetizers arrived around 6:20. Our entrees did not arrive until 7:10 and the four person table next to us received their entrees about 15 minutes before us, even though they were seated 5-10 minutes later. Given a 90 minute limit for dining, this was problematic.

That said, we will be back!

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vipLina
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for a drink after dining elsewhere, and it was wonderful. We shared an order of Brussels sprouts, and I got a strawberry margarita while my friend got a glass of white wine. The ambiance was great, and the place was super homey and cute.

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vipLynn
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely evening outside! The food was fresh and amazing. The service was wonderful. Can't wait to go back!

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viptallred
New England
88 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

So happy to be dining out again. We consider Metropolis a lovely bit of Europe in Boston. Cozy bistro atmosphere, good flavors. continental portions and good value. Of course, we haven't been able to dine inside for a while, but things have changed. Prices have gone way up, so value is down. When we were there, only two valiant servers were trying to please indoor and outdoor seating, a big lift that was not so successful. Wishing for a rewind, but we will try again.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch. We sat out on their patio, which wasn't especially noisy despite being right on Tremont. Our server was lovely and the eggs benedict and pancake were fabulous. Every time I've been to Metropolis the food and the service has been excellent.

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vipFish5
New England
155 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good but not great food. Had the salmon, which was nice. Did not like the duck or the hacked chicken dishes. Very good waitstaff.

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TomR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere. We had a group of 4 and ordered quite a bit. Every dish was fantastic with no duds

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vipLml07
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Metropolis is a very solid 'go-to' Fantastic service and good food in a warm atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and atmosphere! Can’t wait to go back!

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WilliamH
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the table I requested and the food, service and ambiance were all excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers day

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vipCarolynH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Went for Mother's Day Brunch.... food quite average, service abrupt. Would not go back and would not recommend.

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vipJoanne
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our group had an overall lovely dining experience at Metropolis. The food was delicious; I had the chicken, and it was unique but still classic flavors. The service was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone hoping to dine in a pleasing setting, excellent and terrific menu, and outstanding service.

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Dianne
New England
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were met and immediately seated. The waitstaff was friendly and informative. The wine list did not disappoint and we had a delicious Malbec We all ordered the lobster carbonara specialty and enjoyed the freshness of each ingredient. Dessert was a blueberry crumble that just topped off a perfect experience. Thank you.

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Slim
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous..second time dining at the Metropolis. I just had to go back to have the Brussels Sprouts for an appetizer, then the Hacked Chicken Risotto for the main entree..out of this world..our server was so pleasant and helpful..we will be going back in the near future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The only reason I’m giving this 4*s is because we ordered two desserts because the first one (the blueberry crumble) tasted powdery and so we got the coconut cake. But that tasted more like lemon than coconut? But everything else was amazing. I’d recommend and go back any day! Top service and great dinner options! Well done.

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vipGlenn
New England
18 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Metropolis
for the last 25 years.

Never disappoints and always amazes!

This restaurant is truly a gem.

Make sure to start with the mussels.

My favorite waitress in Boston is Ashly
at Metropolis.

see if you feel the same!

Glenn

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vipjgcor
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metropolis will help accommodate vegan diets. Their food is intensely delicious.

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vipdrcol
New England
34 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing .. such a delicious and fun experience

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vipPatriciaB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken and mushroom is always a favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful service.

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vipBenjaminR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Metropolis. The risotto and rigatoni are delicious. It’s one of our go to spots for date night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a really nice environment! Perfect South End dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - can’t wait to return

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vipPatriciaB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with friends

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vipPhillyTransplant
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Neighborhood treasure!

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BobD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Metropolis! Great meal, fun staff, and glad to see that you guys are getting busy!

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vipAmyF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small but charming intimate setting. Food and service were excellent. Will definitely be going back.

FAQs

Metropolis Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 247-2931.

Metropolis Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 1445 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.