Metropolitan Cafe

4.5
585 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fun
Metropolitan Café offers a unique New American Menu with a Pacific Rim flair. Whether you are in the mood for some sushi or small plates in our lounge, a glass of wine from our Wine Spectator Award Winning list, a cocktail from our lively martini bar or an exquisite lunch or dinner, Metropolitan Café offers a wealth of choices in a hip, upscale yet casual atmosphere.
Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding your reservation.
Thank you for choosing Metropolitan Café, we look forward to serving you.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
American, Pan-Asian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
BRUNCH: Saturday & Sunday 11:00pm - 3:00pm
(in addition to our Lunch Menu)
LUNCH: Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 4:30pm
DINNER: Sunday- 3:00pm - 9:00pm,
Monday - Wednesday 4:30pm - 10:00pm,
Thursday - Saturday 4:30pm - 11:00pm
HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Saturday 3pm - 6pm
All Day Sundays
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(732) 780-9400
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Ulisses Nova
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
From the simplest BBQ to the most elaborate affair, let Metropolitan Cafe bring their great cuisine and professional staff to your home, office or any location.
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
South St (Route 79)
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Parking is available in the Market Yard lot in the rear of the restaurant.


We also offer complimentary valet on weekends in the Market Yard lot.


Additional evening parking available in the Hall of Records lot across the street on Main Street.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Bus service to Downtown Freehold, Freehold Borough
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Live DJ every Thursday through Saturday Starting at 10:00 pm till closing
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Sun 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:30PM
Mon - Sat 4:30PM - 6:00PM

What 585 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
3.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was definitely not up to their usual standards.
Over cooked .
Special at 42.00 was over cooked and no taste.
Very disappointed.
Service was mediocre at best

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant has a widely varied menu, from steak to sushi to pasta. The dishes we had were both delicous and beautifully plated. There’s a busy bar up front but the dining area in the rear was fairly quiet for a Friday night. There was a good selection of both wine by the glass and specialty cocktails. The restaurant was more “upscale” than many local hangouts, but still represented a good value.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 5 days ago

They have the best crabcakes in nj!! The food is always great here. Thursday's in the summer they have concerts across the street. It us always fin to go here.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food and service were excellent. A little pricey. Outside seating was enjoyable

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

The restaurant is lovely and has excellent food. Although our waitress could not have been nicer, it was evident that she needed to be trained better.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

As in the past everything was very good. Victoria our server was most gracious and attentive, and pleasantly responding to our questions. We shall return.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The restaurant is a cute little spin in Freehold. Very nice ambiance. We got seated really fast. Seated close to the he kitchen. Our waitress was very nice and polite. I wanted the Safran Shrimp with Ravioli and they didn't have it. So ended up getting Vegetarian pasta. Was good no salt added which was good I added my own salt. Overall our dinning experience was really good. Services good and the food was good too.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We have been here so many times before. This used to be our favorite restaurant. A lot of that’s had to do with the wait staff, mostly Matt. But he left and the quality of service is GONE. The waitress we had so so overwhelmed she couldn’t do her job properly! Took forever for drinks. I had to ask twice for the specials before she remembered to give them. Food came out haphazardly. After 4 years years of coming here and loving it, I think it’s time to find a new place. Food was great but without great service it’s not worth it!!

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Drinks are really good but the food is pretty bland and isn’t very good. This place went downhill for some reason. Used to better.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Enjoyed outdoor dining with Great service and Asian food

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We have eaten at metropolitan more then a dozen times. But on this occasion the steak was below par and the chicken was dry and the vegetables with it soggy. Our waiter was inattentive and service was slow we didn’t stay for coffee and dessert because of it. We’re going to wait awhile before returning. Maybe it was just an off night.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Another great meal and outstanding service. Our server John, who we seem to get regularly, is always amazing.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great service and food as always! Great for inside or outside dining.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Sushi was excellent, short rib ragu pasta was amazing, as was the Nutella creme brûlée!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Although there was a group eating in the rear dining area, they made sure we were seated comfortably. Victoria our server was very accommodating and made sure our dining experience was pleasurable. Our food was tasty, served hot, and in a timely manner.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

I had the grilled steak salad. The salad was wonderful but the steak was inedible and totally rare. I sent it back to be cooked through and it came back impossible to chew. The manager offered a free dessert but I would not go back to this restaurant and order beef.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Metropolitan is our favorite place to dine out. The food is consistently good the service is always top notch especially our favorite server Victoria

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We have always found this place to at least be very good. Usually the food is very good to excellent, the service is prompt and attentive, and drinks are excellent.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Always great at Metro. Love dining outside. Great evening tonight.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Always a good time at Metropolitan Cafe. Excellent wait staff and the food never disappoints.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Nice dinner sitting outside enjoying the weather and live music. Always something delicious on the menu.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great food and service. Broad menu. Enjoyed it.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I've eaten here quite a few times and on the whole, enjoy my selection and service I receive. The reason I did not give the full 5 stars this time was the entree I chose was not to my liking. It was the crab cakes on top of pickled lo mein noodles. The crab cakes were decent (nothing outstanding) but the combination of them and the noodles was not a good fit. Otherwise, this place is good and I do intend to return, just ordering something different next time :)

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food was excellent!! Had such a great meal and service was great.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

I was supposed to receive 1000 points and they’ve not have me 100. Check your points

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

You can never go wrong food, drinks,service, atmosphere, is exceptional. Great place

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Fantastic meal and excellent service - only complaint was that we were seated upstairs where it was somewhat dark and not as appealing as the lovely atmosphere as the main level. Next time when I make a reservation I will note that in my request.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Birthday meal with girl friends

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Filet mignon was cooked as ordered but could have been seared better! Service was great. Sat upstairs so it was a little bit too warm & too dark.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great meal and the service was excellent, would highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. My go to place!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

My husband & I had dinner upstairs
We were on top of the tables to the left and right of us
To the point of feeling like we had no privacy
The service,food & overall experience was ok not great not terrible just ok

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We enjoyed our experience at Metropolitan cafe very much. Our table was ready on time and the menu was expansive. The Sangria was perfect and i Ordered a special fish that was delicious! From apps to dessert everything was perfect. Our waiter Matt was excellent on recommendations and very personable. Will definitely be returning again.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Went early. No wait. Waiter very attentive and both meals were very good.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Delicious food! Fantastic choices, we couldn't decide what to get! The service was top-notch also! I'll definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Upscale casual hot spot in town. It was a beautiful evening eating in a more quiet room inside the restaurant. There was a long wait to sit outside. 3 of us had the Mahi Mahi special with veggies and blended rice. It was delicious. All had lovely house salads as well. We are watching our waistlines so no dessert tonight even though it was very tempting. After all these years, I would say the place is needing a paint job but in a fresh new color...should be lightened up in our opinion.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We had an enjoyable experience with an attentive wait staff. Loved our cocktails.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

The waiter offered choices that would worked great with my weight loss program.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

It was ok. My first time at this place and I told the greeters that. Nonetheless, They sat us on the first floor in back by the kitchen. My seat at the booth gave me a clear view of the walkway to the kitchen area. Not very attractive. The crab chop sticks were ok. I think it needed a sauce to go with it. The ahi Tuna app was very nice. The drinks were good. I doubt that I will return though.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Go there often. My favorite restaurant.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
15