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Date
Thu, 4/26
Time
11:30 PM
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Metropolis Cafe

4.7
1056 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Pre/post Theatre
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am -3:00pm



Dinner:
Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 247-2931
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Bill Nurse
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Clarendon St.and Dartmouth St.
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Parking details
Valet service is available.
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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
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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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Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1056 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My husband took me here for my birthday and it was great. The food was creative and delicious. The scallops had a mix of flavors that on their own felt out of place, but when eaten together were absolutely delicious. My husband had the duck three ways. It was fantastic. Both our deserts were great as well.
The service was very good without being too much. The tables are close together but it never felt too loud. Now that my husband works down the street we will definitely come here again. Thanks for giving me a memorable birthday!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Delicious food. Very good quality. It is more on the pricey side, but every cent worse.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We eat here at least once a month, it is one of our go to restaurants in the neighborhood. The people are friendly, the food is always good and fresh and the service is always friendly and attentive, not overbearing. One of our favorite neighborhood spots and reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I NEVER regret choosing to eat at Metropolis. Just when I begin to grow bored with their menu, they add a new twist to the printed menu or offer an enticing special. If I had to choose one restaurant to eat at for the rest of my life -- it would be Metropolis. It's comfortable and relaxed, the portions are reasonable so I don't leave feeling that I've completely over-eaten, wait staff is friendly, food is yummy and satisfying, and the place is undeniably charming.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Everything was sooooo delicious and the service was great!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I like that they change the menu from time to time but always keep dedicated vegetarian options on there. Appetizers, entrees and desserts are all expertly prepared and delicious. Do wish there were more than just a few signature cocktails but the wine list is fairly extensive.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was my second time here and it was great! I’ve needed this place to deliver a great experience for me twice now and they did a great job both times. Metropolis will be a go to place for me if I’m hosting guests in town and taking them out. Does cost money, but people love their meals here.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Delicious food and wine. This restaurant has a great neighborhood feel and an intimate setting. Brought a colleague here who wanted to experience the kind of place that Boston locals would enjoy.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I have many meals here and they always have been great.Tonight the story was different.I ordered from the dine out Boston menu.My appetizer salad was delicious.I ordered the swordfish which was overcooked and dry. The poached pear was also over cooked .
It was a disappointing meal.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great, awesome atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Best tomato soup ever. Perfect balance of flavors, texture and nice and light. Asparagus tartare was delicious, as well. Swordfish Au Poivre is misnamed but our excellent server clarified that and it was excellent. She also served the perfect martinis shaken just enough so that they were frosty but not diluted. It was a bonus that it was Dining Out week so quite reasonable and she checked at the start regarding theatre plans exit time and put orders in early to accommodate that. I’m sorry I cannot recall her name. First time there and I found many things that I am looking forward to trying on future visits. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food, great service and it was beautiful

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food was delicious from appetizers to meal for all of us and service friendly. Dessert was just ok. Purchased a bottle of wine which was reasonably priced and very good. Would definitely recommend this restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great meal, every part was excellent. Service to match. Definitely going back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent food and great service despite crowds! Great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

All three meals were absolutely delicious. The menu was creative. We could have ordered multiple items. I love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

What a cute little gem on Tremont Street! My friends and I really enjoyed the Metropolis Cafe. It was small and cozy. I had the lamb ragu and was blown away. We were able to enjoy a couple bottles of wine and our waiter was fantastic in recommendations.
We had the prefixed dinner with three courses and it was awesome.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent food and service. The tables are a bit tight and the noise level a bit high (both the music and the ambient conversation). Would definitely come again, though.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I love everything about this cozy little spot!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Never fails to prove wonderfully memorable in all ways

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Awesome! Food simply amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Incredible experience all around. The food was TO DIE FOR (I had the beet and goat cheese risotto - holy moley!), our waiter was attentive, kind, and knowledgeable. I instantly recommended to a bunch of friends. I had been needing an fancy date night and this was the perfect spot.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

they have well deserved their 5 star rating on open table

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Most of our dishes were really great and the service and ambiance were great so 5 stars overall. One dish was kind of missing something - the goat cheese risotto didn’t seem to have any goat cheese or tang or anything like that, kinda wondered if it was forgotten but both of the dishes were bland. The other dishes had us raving though. Cocktails were excellent. I’ll go back.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Loved our waiter Mikey! Food was delicious and the ambiance was very cozy. Great for small groups or a date night

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great meal!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 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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5.0Dined on February 3, 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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. !!!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 3, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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