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Metropolitan Bistro

4.4
276 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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Energetic, informal local restaurant, with great food and a casual atmosphere. Traditional American cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm -9:45pm, Friday -Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm

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Phone number
(516) 801-4500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sea Cliff Avenue
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Public transit
LIRR to Sea Cliff Station; N21 Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) Bus to Glen Avenue & Roslyn Avenue.
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Entertainment
Live Music Most Thursday & Friday Evenings.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 276 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Good food nice atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fresh & delicious. Service with a smile. Always a pleasure to dine here.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great atmospheres and an attentive waitstaff.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It had some good things and some bad.

Mediterranean platter, shrimp salad (apps) & Cod (entree), spinach side were all good... they were out of the dessert we wanted so we had our second choice (lemon tart) it was ok...

The coffee was AWFUL. I have never tasted such bad coffee- extremely bitter, no amount of sugar could save it. I would of asked her for a tea instead but she only came back when we were "done" to drop the check. She never asked us how our meal/dessert/coffee was otherwise I would of told her, although the fact that I left the full cup of coffee untouched should of been a clue.

The blood orange martini was basically a screwdriver... no blood orange involved - wasn't what I expected but was good.

Overall our experience was average. If we come back we will skip coffee and dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Fresh & delicious.mService with a smile.
Always a pleasure, enjoying our time.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This is our second time here in the last few months. We have been here many times in the last few years. It has always been good, but I feel they have upped their game on the quality of the food the last two times. Just everything has been really really good! Nice convivial atmosphere, makes it a really nice choice.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This is always a great restaurant for food. The only criticism about it is that the menu is stale and never changes. They do, on weekends, have a few specials, however, the menu needs to be updated seasonally, or once a year, etc.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

excellent special of cauliflower soup; superb mussel appetizer; good seafood dishes roasted in igloo oven; very affordable good wines by glass and bottle; fun place for friends to get together;

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We love the ambience and the food at the Metropolitan! Enjoy the food and drinks for a special time.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Haven’t been here in a while – glad we returned. See Cliff is a great little town, and is close to our home making it even that more convenient. We had dinner on a Friday evening of the Presidents day weekend. We were seated immediately and offered water, which we switched to sparkling. Our waiter came by quickly to take our drink orders. The menu offered something for everyone. The waiter informed us of the specials – we ultimately decided to share a Caesar salad to begin. My husband ordered the chicken Française, & I had the grilled salmon. Both were good. The chicken Française was exceptionally good as were the accompanying mushrooms. There was no room for dessert but all in all, it was A very good meal. Parking wasn’t a problem The night we were there but sometimes can be. The wait staff was very professional. Definitely recommended!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Consistently great food. Intimate atmosphere. Local friendly place. Great live music. Owners there and involved. Always good

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 3, 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?

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Always great

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Lovely Evening!

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

excellent food. service was slow. nice atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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! ⭐️🍽🍷

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5.0Dined 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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