Metropolitan Cafe

4.5
1257 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1257 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is like our extended family

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ChristinaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The filet was not good at all. My husband and I both got it and both were not good at all.

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MadanH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wide variety of Asian fusion and American cuisine. Great service and well designed meals. The spring rolls and dumplings were a great start. Orange chicken bowel am with added heat was spot on. Dessert menu was fantastic. Great service all around

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vipReneeR
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service! My grilled chicken, substituted string beans for rice, came out hot and cooked perfectly. He had the halibut which he said was seasoned and cooked perfectly. Definitely will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was awesome … We will definitely be back

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LindaS
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent presentation. Great waiter

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MichaelK
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had friends in from Long Island and they were impressed with the ambience, service and food. The waitress was attentive and made sure we were comfortable and kept an eye on us unlike other restaurants where you need to hunt down your server. The food was delicious and came relatively quickly and was hot and everyone received what they ordered.
I would definitely go back and take out of towners there!

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AshleyS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great & so was the food! Food came out quickly & staff was attentive

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TomP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A bit over priced for a small chicken sandwich with fries, but taste was good.
My opinion wine by the glass over priced…
Thanks

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vipAGM2018
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, as usual. Sushi, cocktails, appetizers were all excellent.

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viprainy
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy our dinner here. Specials are nice too. Great service!

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LaurieF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with great food. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipWalterh
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metro always keeps it fresh by changing menu items frequently. Halibut was delicious and prepared as requested. Filet is awesome. Pasta with shrimp, crab and lobster is really good.
The best part of frequenting Metro is the service. Viktoria and team are wonderful.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been there in years, was very happy and satisfied the the other night's meal across the board, service, atmosphere and the food itself. I'll be back soon. The only thing was I found the coffee could've been a little fresher and a larger cup at 4.00 a cup which is too high of a price IMO.

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Natalia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was incredibly slow being a party of 2 and there was an obvious priority given to larger parties.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner is always there and knows the business! Highly recommend it for any occasion. One of our regular stops

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JayDrag
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was very good
We had a fun relaxing lunch

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CarolB
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our food was excellent; wait staff attentive but not intrusive. No one pushed us to leave; we had a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday lunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had not been there in a long time. Menu had great updates to it, food was delicious and service was excellent.

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ChrisM
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food is usually good, mine just happened to be way over cooked. I had the halibut and it was like my shoe in firmness and texture. It also took a very long time to get the food out, about an hour from when the order went in. Other 2 dishes and appetizer was good.

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DanaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Food was good but we sat upstairs where it was not as nice and extremely warm. Unfortunately our waiter wasn't friendly at all.

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vipRobyne
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good solid food, from sushi to salads to sandwiches. It was a bit too dark for my family dinner but not terrible. I think it’s a bit pricy.

But…we really do like the place, do we generally go for a nicer dining experience.

NJ
vipNJPearls
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We shared several appetizers for lunch, and the food was good. Service was also very good. I would definitely come back.

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SteveG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Cocktails, Good Food, Great service. What more could you ask for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We had reservations, but decided to have dinner at the bar. When we sat, we did not feel welcome. We almost felt that we were a bother to the bar staff. The food was great but we felt uncomfortable. We skipped desert and headed to Tommy’s.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

They squished 5 people into a tiny booth. Food was decent but overpriced. There was a large table of very drunk people next to us that kind of killed the mood. Overall, it was just kind of ok

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always feel at home!!

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vipBigDaddy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waitress (Victoria) ignored us. Never checked on us to know one drink was made wrong. Never asked about apps or even dinner, which was the reason we went. After about an hour we left. We still haven’t been able to get an order in for food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Our server was amazing. He knew his stuff.

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mothegolfr
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was good but the presentation of the short run dinner was a bit off putting. It was presented in squares and the potatoes still had the shape of the ice cream scoop used to measure the portion. We were about to be ushered upstairs but when the hostess saw I used a cane she quickly adjusted and kept us on the main level.this was an excellent move on her part The soup and the halibut needed to be hotter then served

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting a friend for dinner.

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RosemaryL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Metropolitan Cafe never lets you down. Good is always fantastic. Verity of menu is outstanding

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vipMarleneK
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The location on the OpenTable app provides a different location than the actual restaurant. We reported to the restaurant since a number of people in our party had the same issue. The restaurant had a different brunch menu online than what was onsite. Service was good but actually too quick, where we felt rushed and barely finished our plate before they were trying to take it away (the restaurant wasn't busy). Staff was polite and friendly and the menu did have a great variety of options, though not at all brunch.

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BlueHeaven
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Meal was nice but food was not particularly special or memorable. Mason jar apple pie was delicious - but everything else was just OK. Yellowtail with jalapeno appetizer tasted only like jalapeno. Panko crusted halibut wasn't impressive and the sauce was barely there. We went with friends and had a great time being out together, but I'm not in a hurry to go back to that restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great service was a little slow but there was only 1 waiter working upstairs he did great but was running all over the place and took a while to come back to take orders or check on us but he did the best he could with a packed upstairs area

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JeanmarieC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & drinks. Crabcakes, filet mignon roll, Halibut, all was outstanding.Thank you Rob and team another great meal At Metropolitan Cafe

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customer
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall was great. Could have used a refill on my drinks.

JS
JerseyShoreNative
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing! Best sushi we’ve ever eaten.
Everything we ordered was great. Our martinis were tasty. A decent wine list. Service was a little off and that happens. Loved our night out and will be back soon!

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viphjcz
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love the fabulous food and superb service at Metropolitan Cafe!!!

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RosemaryL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always food was perfect. Very crowded so service was slow

FAQs

Metropolitan Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 780-9400.

Metropolitan Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 1257 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.