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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

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Good for a Date (11)
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Casual (9)
Live Music (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Cozy (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Romantic (7)
Fun (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 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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 (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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·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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·Dined on September 10, 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 8, 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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·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 26, 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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·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Took my friend out for her birthday to Metropolitan Bistro. They have outdoor dining and indoors a nice, cozy dining area. We ate outdoors on a warm, humid evening. Atmosphere was perfect. We both ended up ordering the same exact thing - Beet Salad for starters, and Chicken Francaise for dinner. The Beet Salad was amazing! I have never (really never) had so many beets in a salad at any restaurant. I asked for light dressing and only a little gorgonzola cheese. The salad was perfectly dressed and delicious. The Chicken Francaise was very tasty and not overly salted. Perfect. I ended the evening with a double espresso and cheesecake. My friend had a cinnamon coffee cake muffin which was a nice size. She took 1/2 of her dessert home.
We really loved the place and it's atmosphere. Our waiter was funny and personable. He realized we were "catching up" all evening and didn't bother us for 3-1/2 hours except to ask if we wanted more wine, and to take our orders. I expect to dine here often, even if it's 35-40 minutes away from home.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This is our second time . Great vibe, very airy, always packed full of ppl.
We had specialty pizza, salmon and chicken dish s. All had drinks; appetizers were split - caesar and beet salads . Dessert choc torte great ; wasn't fond of cinnamon cupcake . Coffee freshly brewed . Great friends night out and never rushed ! Thanks Again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great restaurant. they had great service and the food was awesome. i eat healthy and it was cooked perfectly and tasted great too. they had a live jazz band and they have outside seating and the restaurant has open doors to the outside as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I ordered gnocchi that unfortunately tasted like hard potatoes. You could have bought them PROCESSED @ Stop & Shop & NUKED them yourself & Done much better. They were awful.
My husband ordered the chicken with lemon and rosemary, I think. It sounded divine and it was abysmal.
Our friends who just moved here from Johannesburg ordered 2 Chivas (they were OUT) & 2 steaks totally average, @best.
We've lived here for 12 years and we couldn't remember why we only came here 1 other time.
Now we remember.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Food was excellent, from Lobster sliders, mussels in broth, Javi salad to pizza, and fish tacos, chicken in it's juices. Definitely would recommend this restaurant. The owners were friendly and helpful
❤️❤️❤️The lemon tart with blueberry coulis

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Organic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Met Bistro is a fun neighborhood restaurant. The food is good with a good selection. It's especially fun when there's music!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Good food. Friendly service but unfortunately the servers didn't know much about the preparations. We didn't ask them about wine or beer but my hunch is they wouldn't have answers had we. Still a really lovely meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed an outdoor table at this place late on a mild summer Sunday afternoon. We had excellent salad appetizers, and fish and chicken entrees. We will definitely return. While we appreciated the artists' efforts, the addition of live music near the end of our dinner actually kind of disrupted the quiet outdoor atmosphere. But we know the restaurant meant well in providing music. We will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great neighborhood find ! Food was really good . Bistro Mediterranean atmosphere . We sat indoors but it's an open window / door restaurant . We had the salmon special and the pizza . Dessert was the chocolate torte which was amazing . Drinks and coffee also great . Service was very attentive and would definitely return again .

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We love the atmosphere, the food, sitting outside and the energy and attention of the owners! Pretty good band was playing last night. However, we always feel that the place is a bit too noisy for further conversation once the band starts playing so it's good to arrive before hand and get most of the conversation over then sit back and enjoy the music!

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

2 couples for drinks and dinner. We were seated right away, we opted to sit outside. Our waitress was lovely. Cocktails and appetizers came out quickly, and we're delicious. Entrees were cooked perfectly, and very flavorful. We moved inside for dessert and coffee (it started to rain), the music was just starting. We listened to a local band, and enjoyed coffee and a chocolate flourless dessert that was amazing. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

A family favorite for French Fry Fridays! Some of the best French fries around. The staff is always nice and accommodating. The food is excellent. Great live music and an awesome outdoor patio.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great live music! good food and service. Fun atmosphere. Highly recommend it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Beautifully presented, good quality and interesting choices.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

My favorite resturant in seacliff. Great atmosphere delicious food excellent service and absolutely love the owner who is always there and so welcoming. Xo

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We have rediscovered and have revisited many times, bringing friends with us. Their menu is fresh & delicious. Being GF this restaurant is an absolute gem ... the staff is service with a smile... looking forward to going back ...

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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