Metropolis Cafe

4.8
1408 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1408 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - can’t wait to return

PB
vipPatriciaB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always!

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

Brunch with friends

PT
vipPhillyTransplant
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Neighborhood treasure!

BD
BobD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AF
vipAmyF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KD
KateD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy little spot with great spot and nice covid-precautions in place.

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vipkarent
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Greeting upon arriving late for our reservation was”since you are so late, we’ll have to rush you through”...even though when I called to inform that we would be late, all was fine. And no one was waiting for outlet table in the half filled restaurant when we left. Waiter did not get the requested condiment, and instead stated that he would have to go downstairs to get it, and it would take awhile. Food was not well presented, except for one dish out of four.

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vipbillM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food ok -?not poached eggs. Maybe new cook. They have yet to figure out hit to serve eggs on a heat plate ! Eggs always cold. Excellent pancakes!

Was much much better before Covid. Our visit. So disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place to catch up with friends!! I ordered the Brussel sprouts, the rigatoni and risotto. Everything was so delicious and unique. Definitely I recommend this place to anyone trying to discover new places by the South End.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite spot. Great good and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service, ambiance, and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very friendly and attentive!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Metropolis is always spot on!

BE
vipBurakE
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Wonderful food and service!

BM
BruceM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Pan fried chicken is one of my favorites but it was a little dry this time. My wife's salmon was perfect and delicious. Overall still one of my favorite places.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the South End. Food, wine, service, ambiance always outstanding. Intimate and welcoming.

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Roger
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant, quiet. Waitress was attentive, food delicious, hot, served nicely. I would recommend to others! They are following COVID precautions, and feels safe to be in the restaurant.

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vipAlia
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, and the same lovely atmosphere as to what could be found a Metropolis pre-COVID. I appreciate their mindfulness of safety and protocol, and we thoroughly enjoyed our brunch here. Thanks!

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Hammertime
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have coming here for over 20 years and celebrated Valentine Day. It's been at least 10 since we were back and we were not disappointed. The food was absolutely awesome and the layered potatoes were worth getting a takeout order for the next day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding cocktails, dinner and dessert. Thank you Metropolis for such a great meal!

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viprboston
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and very attentive. Food was delicious. Great atmosphere!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and ambiance is so cozy!

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

Excellent service and food, the ambiance and natural light was perfect for brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

I used to loved this place but last time the hostess/waitress was very rude and got my order wrong twice and it wasn’t even a lot of people that day.

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maroav
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best roast chicken we ever had! All else great too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious food ever. The vibe is amazing and service was perfect. 10/10

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vipMavrickshah
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great service and delicious food...despite the restrictions still a great place to visit..one small question, why they don’t have martini glasses to serve cocktails in ( this was pre Covid though too) I don’t understand?
But a small blip in an overall wonderful experience

CC
ChadC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Was actually quite pleasantly surprised. Dined in with 2 others. This was my first time at Metropolis Cafe. The food was outstanding. I highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always so good and so is the service!!!

BM
BruceM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, cozy, romantic restaurant with great food and attentive (but not overly so) staff.

VW
vipVWCh
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem!

CL
CruzL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, great atmosphere. Would highly recommend!

SW
vipStephanieW
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and decor. Would be a go-to spot if I lived in the neighborhood!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are the best!!!!! Made it so comfortable in weirdo Covid times. Love this place

MC
vipMC3346
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metropolis is truly a South End gem. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is cozy and the service is superb. Perfect for a dinner with friends or a date night.

CA
ChristyA
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The food is amazing and the staff is wonderful.

JN
vipJaneN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It felt so great to be back at the restaurant. We hadn’t been to the restaurant since March. We are outside between the heat lamps and had the usual delicious Metropolis food!!!

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 1408 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.