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About Metropolitan Bistro

Energetic, informal local restaurant, with great food and a casual atmosphere. Traditional American cuisine.

39 Roslyn Ave
Sea Cliff, NY 11579
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm -9:45pm, Friday -Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm

Cross Street:
Sea Cliff Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 801-4500

Website:
http://www.themetropolitanbistro.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Most Thursday & Friday Evenings.

Public Transit:
LIRR to Sea Cliff Station; N21 Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) Bus to Glen Avenue & Roslyn Avenue.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Metropolitan Bistro Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (9)
Authentic (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
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Fun (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Cozy (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Music (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Romantic (2)
Healthy (2)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Have been there numerous times and have always loved the dining experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Live Music, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great local place with a wide variety in the menu from burgers to seafood. Service is excellent and friendly. Why do they serve cold bread when they have that wonderful oven?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food always fresh & delicious. Service with a smile.
The live music was terrific🤩

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our neighborhood go-to place. Welcoming, friendly environment. Casual with great service and good food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A little disappointing. My lamb chops were very thin and charred masking any flavor. Tried this restaurant several times and probably won't go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I had a wonderful time at the restaurant. The service was pristine and the food was fantastic. The entertainment for the night was great and we had such a fun time. I can't wait to go back again!

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

My sister and I dined at 5:30 shortly after the restaurant opened. The staff was welcoming, the menu enticing, and the food was out of this world. It was quiet, but then we were the first customers. Beautiful bar. In the summer, the windows open and there is an opportunity to eat outside. Lovely restaurant

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Exceptional dining experience tucked away from the noisy crowds of Manhasset and Roslyn. Well rounded menu prepared very well. Service always good. Have been there numerous times and always happy with our meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Vegan, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Live music was great but not enough wait staff- slow sevice

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Lovely Evening!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

excellent food. service was slow. nice atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

our go to place, we are there a couple of times a month. never disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very pleasant dining and service was very good. I was on a date and we were able to sit and talk without be constantly interrupted.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Lovely restaurant, great food , great outside in summer , quaint town

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Dinner was fresh & delicious. Robert is a terrific waiter.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We can’t understand why this restaurant was not more crowded on a recent Saturday night. Food, service and surroundings are all very good. While I wouldn’t call it five-star dining, everything on the menu was well-prepared. In the winter, what’s special about this place is its location off the beaten path, where you can avoid the usual frenzy of Saturday night dining. And in summer, the outdoor space is a great place to enjoy a good glass of white and a good piece of fish late on a Sunday afternoon. This is a good, solid place for a nice meal.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

You can always count on a delicious meal here. Will try to go more often

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was a great place to have dinner and drinks. Hip vibe. Definitely would recommend it. Will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

great food and service just an amazing local place to have an enjoyable meal for any occasion

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Another delicious dining experience shared with friends. The staff is always accommodating and friendly.
Looking forward to going back!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our first time here and we really enjoyed it. Went with our son and a friend. The pulled pork sliders and ceasar salad were delicious. I had the tilapia and my husband had the roasted chicken. Nice portions and both were delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Fabulous meal , awesome food and great service... never disappoints, always good!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have eaten here many times but it was just so so this night. I had the whole fish which was flooded in sauce. I had asked for the sauce on the side but our waitress said it needed the sauce. I would not have it again. Our waitress was a tad in the zone. She was nice, just kind of somewhere else. She asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu and we said sure. We waited a long time and then she brought us the check! We just paid it and left. We tipped her well as we usually do. No hard feelings, just wasn’t her night.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great meal in a great restaurant. Made a last minute reservation, showed up a little early and was seated right away. Had a delicious meal with great service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We love Metro and go there often, especially in the summer when it's great to sit outside. On a quiet street and not buggy. Varied selections of well-prepared food made with high quality ingredients.

Casual, friendly environment - service is great and owners are terrific. Highly recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food and service was great
Had a very nice table on the patio
Billy--the owner--is a great guy...always comes by to say hello and check on things

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Music was awesome with Chris Kinnear . Food was exceptional . Heirloom Tomato Salad, Beet & Gorgonzola Salad and the Cod entree. Dessert GF carrot cake cupcake. All beautifully done.Service was friendly and attentive. BTW, they have at least 3 GF desserts! ⭐️🍽🍷

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The Metropolitan Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always fresh. The staff and service always has a smile. The owners come by to say hello.
And their gluten-free carrot cupcake is one of the best I have ever eaten...& when I choose to share with my gluten friends they love it too!
Looking forward to my next dinner with my friends.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I have been here several times. Usually it is pretty good. This past weekend was not so great.
Shrimp did not taste right. They did take the salad with shrimp off the bill. Pork chops overdone. Server must have been new.
Music is always good.

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great service , nice live music playing and delicious as always. We had the lobster sliders for our appetizer, very fresh, not too much mayo , and the bread was perfect. I had the sliced sirloin and my friend had the roasted chicken, both cooked and seasoned perfectly, and the cheesecake was wonderfully creamy and not overly sweet. Kudos to the bartender too - our martinis and margaritas were delicious and strong.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We chose this restaurant because it's local, we can walk to it. The menu is good for me because I can order a vegan option.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We have been to Metropolitan Bistro a few times. They do everything well. We were warmly greeted and promptly seated. They have a nice American Grill menu, with excellent fish, pasta and meat choices. We started with mussels, a soup du jour French onion soup, and a few salads, all excellent. Mains were gnocchi bolognese, the parparadella dish and the hamburger. All were "lick your plate" good. A special shout out to the hand made crinkle cut fries ( more like potato chips) that come with the burger. They have a lovely outdoor terrace for in season dining. Sadly for us, it even though still summer, it was not outdoor dining weather during our visit. This is an excellent neighborhood restaurant, and highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Food is average+. Great atmosphere. Staff is super friendly. We put a pizza on the table as an appetizer-everyone took a slice and loved it. The beet salad is delish-there were a ton of beets and dressed nicely. Our family had a very nice, enjoyable time. Too bad it was too cool that evening to eat outdoors.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It's always great seeing different menu options at this beautiful neighborhood restaurant!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had a lovely evening sitting outside on a beautiful evening sharing a delicious dinner with dear friends.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Love the Bistro, its owners, the food and the overall vibe!
Favorite spot to go in town!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food at the Bistro is wonderful. The ambiance is aweful. They had a band on Friday night and we could not have conversation. We ate and left as soon as we could. I will not go back on a weekend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This was my first time here and the food was great. I had the salmon over quinoa which was delicious, however, the service wasn't great. The bartender was slow and didn't know what was on the drink menu when we sat down at the bar prior to being seated at our table (even though there were no other patrons at the bar) and the waitress forgot our drinks and was hard to find. Hopefully a one-off situation & I would definitely return. The food and ambiance of the place outweighed the distracted wait-staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Good food five stars!!!

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