Metropolitan Cafe

4.4
670 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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

What 670 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Highly recommend for brunch. Food was great. Service was great.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent.
Our server Victoria gave great suggestions for drinks and food.
Everyone in the group was very pleased with their meal.

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RR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Family home !

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KS
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again Metropolitan Cafe has not let us down. The food and the service were excellent. Victoria, our server, was pleasant, quick to respond to our needs, and made sure our time there was very good.

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DB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice dinner! The sushi was and is always excellent, and the scallops special was very good. I thought they could have been seared just a little more, but still very nice. We were early birds (6:15 pm) and were seated and served promptly. Metropolitan has been a favorite of ours and continues to be!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The food the last few times having been here has not been anywhere as good as in the past . Might have to knock this place off my list

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KS
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Metropolitan Cafe does not dusappoint. We purposely went on a Monday evening so not be bothered by a crowd and to be able to sit back and relax while dining on excellent food and having a drink. Chelsea our waitress and John the bartender were very gracious and saw to our needs. An enjoyable time.

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TJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We sat upstairs on a busy Saturday night. The menu selections were excellent. Our server did not offer us specials, but offered them to the table beside us. The atmosphere was quite loud, but not overwhelming. The food had great flavor, and the portion size was excellent. The wine list was average. Our server never stopped back at our table until it was time to offer desserts. We still had half of a bottle of wine, but felt rushed. I would return, but I think we had an inexperienced server.

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Waiter was great.... bartenders were horrible! Inattentive and nasty....will never go back.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, great food , and awesome service . .

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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Engagement

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T
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The brunch was not as good as I thought it would be. Overly fried crab cakes, unflavored potatoes, and the sausage was too spicy.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were looking for a new place for brunch to celebrate a birthday. The Metropolitan was a convenient meeting place. We were greeted in a friendly professional manner. The brunch menu choices were plentiful. The food was excellent. This is a place to keep in mind for a future Sunday Brunch.

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SS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food excellent as well as our server. We had a large 11 person party. Then menu has a note of only two credit cards per table. As soon as I saw the note I let the sever and hostess know that we were unable to comply with the credit card rule. The hostess told me there was nothing to be done and in fact, , the computer doesn’t allow her to make the modification. Interesting..... Our sever was able to accommodate the request. For that reason I gave this restaurant only three star rating overall.

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LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my second time but this time as a double date, great local place to hangout and enjoy good food, drinks, and service.

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food: party of 4, apps and dinner for all. Every dish was delicious! A little loud but very cool vibe. People chillin at the bar and lounge. Will go back!

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S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We love going to Metropolitan Cafe ... this time however the food was very salty! Not enough to send back, enough to mention. We eat here pretty often so this was something new. We usually sit at the bar or downstairs and was seated upstairs this time. Very nice!!

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very good food and a nice calm and quiet atmosphere. The only complaint was our server could have been a little more friendly. Perhaps he was having a bad day, I get it; but he was not very approachable. Other than that, we will return.

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EF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Best waiter john

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K
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, drinks and service. We had an 8:45 Saturday reservation. Bar area is packed of happy patrons. Seated promptly. It was was a fantastic surprise to find out after the kitchen closes the main floor turns into a nightclub with an excellent DJ. (At least on sat) Our group stayed longer to enjoy the music and dance. Bartenders are on top of things and always in motion.

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LS
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Server pleasant. Food average. Nothing to rave about. Will I be back? Possibly, but most definitely not for a long time.

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KS
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Metropolitan Cafe has been a sure bet in the past but on this night the lobster tail special dinner let us down. It was very dry and did not have any taste. We are hoping this was a one time slip. Everything else was up to par and beyond. Service was exceptional.

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Celebrated Valentines Day. The used to be a restaurant I frequented. Hadn’t been to in awhile. Had an early reservation and was seated first booth next to the kitchen. The food was only ok. Lobster tail was very tough. For the value this restaurant did not deliver. We could have stayed closer to home and been assured a better meal

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AK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Sushi was terrific. The lobster tail special was terrible — way over-cooked.

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O
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as allways!!!! Food is alllways great and i have never had a bad meal here.

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TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We ate here before and had an excellent meal. This time was dissapointing. My filet mignon was very charred on the outside which gave it a very strong burnt taste. It was medium on the inside which was how I ordered it. I never had a filet come out like this. Other than that, we had a nice meal.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Wasn’t as good as It has been I the past. Food was slow waited way to long for everything from drinks to the bill. Not usually small portions and like drinks.

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BC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Valentines Day

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sushi around!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

I don’t want to knock this place too much because the food was very good. BUT, it is way over priced for the amount of food you get. My meal with my fiancé ended up being over 200$. Which I thought was a little pricey for a “cafe” in freehold. Like I said good food, just overpriced won’t be returning due to how expensive it is. I can get same food for cheaper at other places. Plus the menu is quite small. So you have very limited and pricey options.

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CN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place sashimi pieces were a little small drinks were good

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday dinner with the family.
Nice decor, great seating and lounging area.
Service was great.
Everyone at the table had some thing different.
Food was delicious!

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MD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the sushi as well as our entree’s and dessert. Service was great. We sat upstairs which is definitely quieter. Overall a great night. Will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I came to the Met for our second wedding anniversary. We had a splendid time. The service was excellent, the food was spectacular, and the ambiance pleasant. This is how fining should be done. Well done to everyone involved in tonight’s shift. We will definitely come back and highly recommend this gem.

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's rare for me to pay for a pricey meal and feel like it was truly worth it, but from appetizer to dessert, I can say that the Metropolitan Café was worth every penny. My entree was the special of the day, which was a rib-eye steak with garlic mashed potatoes, and I wish it were on the regular menu. My date had the seafood risotto, which included the most perfectly cooked scallops I've ever had. For dessert we had the pecan fudge with caramel ice-cream, and it was a delight for me. And I almost never enjoy dessert after a filling meal. I highly recommend this place for special nights.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food. Little noiyy

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S
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall the food is good. Some things are better than others. The sushi is quite good for a restaurant that serves American fare as well as Asian food. Both varieties of potstickers are good. The filet spring roll is a real disappointment - it’s huge but very heavy ( it’s an egg roll not a spring roll) and bland the orange sauce on it is horrible.

The short rib sandwich is good. The salads are fresh - the avocado salad on the sushi page of the menu is delicious. The sides of bacon and sausage are also very good.

Good cocktails and wine list but they don’t keep the wine list up to date. We keep trying to order the Grgich Hills but they have been out of it for months (so take if off the wine list!).

The service is excellent. We really like Viktoria - she is friendly, efficient and knowledgeable about the menu.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent
I love eating there
Friendly and nice
They do not rush you at all

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OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My Birthday Dinner w friends!!

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RH
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Steak was done perfectly. The kitchen accommodated my request to change my side from grits to vegetables. Another perfect dish!

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