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.
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.
I love everything about this cozy little spot!
Never fails to prove wonderfully memorable in all ways
Awesome! Food simply amazing.
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.
they have well deserved their 5 star rating on open table
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.
Loved our waiter Mikey! Food was delicious and the ambiance was very cozy. Great for small groups or a date night
just love, love this restaurant. never disappointed!!!
I wanted a cozy intimate spot to eat with my husband before the symphony. This restaurant checked all my boxes. Lovely!
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.
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.
Metropolis Cafe is always dependable, always that perfect combination of really good food, appropriately priced, friendly, efficient service. The right choice any time.
The food was terrific and our waiter could not have been more helpful.
Great food, great atmosphere. I thought the cauliflower leek gratin was outstanding!
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.
we just love coming to this gem! Always leave happy with our experience
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.
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. !!!
This was my third time at Metropolis, and it has bee consistently great! Going back there with friends next weekend.
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.
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.
I go hear every week with my partner. The pan fried chicken is my ultimate favorite.
Great restaurant. Good food choices and our waitress was great.
We plan to come again when we're back in town.
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.
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.
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.
Great location and ambiance. Good selection of items.
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.
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!
Food and service was good, rather expensive. Table space is acceptable but a little tight.
Fantastic food and atmosphere. Service from Ashley and Matthew was outstanding.
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.
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.
Great little spot with delicious food. Seating is limited, so make a res.
I so loved celebrating my friend's birthday at Metropolis this weekend. Fantastic prixe fix menu. Keep up the good job!
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.
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.