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Date
Thu, 6/21
Time
11:30 PM
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Metropolitan Cafe

4.5
556 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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
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Cuisines
American, Pan-Asian
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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
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Phone number
(732) 780-9400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ulisses Nova
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South St (Route 79)
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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.
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Public transit
Bus service to Downtown Freehold, Freehold Borough
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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

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Mon - Sat 4:30PM - 6:00PM

What 556 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.5
service
4.3
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Birthday meal with girl friends

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

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

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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.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

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

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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!

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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.

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

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

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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.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Go there often. My favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My husband and I had a great meal. Our server, Victoria was excellent. Courses were timed perfectly and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We went here a few years ago and thought it was good. We decided to try this again and we really thought it was fantastic! Maybe they changed chefs or upgraded the kitchen but overall this was a very solid meal. We had the Cuban steak, burger and some other dishes and we all thought they were excellent. Our server seemed to have too many tables and at times we had to flag her down to get some things but overall a good experience and we will return.

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Part of our party was early they were told they would be seated in a moment and were then left in the lounge for 15 minutes. Once the whole party arrived and we were seated we sat another almost 10 minutes before anyone came by at which point we had to request brunch menus because they had not been given to us. We had a toddler in our group and his food came out a few minutes after everyone else’s which really makes no sense seeing as though he was having scrambled eggs, and an adult order of the same meal had been the first thing to come out of the kitchen almost 5 minutes prior. We have really enjoyed metropolitan cafe for lunch and dinner in the past but would probably never again go for brunch. They seemed understaffed to be able to accommodate private parties and walk in diners.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

My mother had been here numerous times for business meetings however this was my first time dining at metro and I will be back. Food was very good, waiter was attentive, staff was friendly. Definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Dinner out with the wife, food was very good and the service was great. Definitely would recommend....

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Server was great, funny, friendly, patient (letting a 5 year old order) got everything in the order perfectly correct, very attentive - He was everything you want in a waiter for sure! Food was very good as well - These are the two things you can always count on here - Good Food & Good Service!

The only negative was that the tables on the second level are very close together. We had children and the table next to us was four adults having a few drinks. We heard their entire conversation, as they did ours. Thankfully, they were friendly and likely kept their conversation a little censored at times for our kids benefit. We were so close that at times, we actually joined each others conversations.

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

I am a repeat customer for a reason. The Food is very good and the service is excellent. Server is attentive and friendly every time I have dined here. The good is a nice variety and very well prepared, presented and taste wonderful. It is a little pricey which is the only reason I did not give it an excellent rating but still very much worth the visit especially on special occasion when you do not mind paying a little more than average.

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Not aligned with star level. could be good for evening bar get together, but there is lot of room for improvement in food quality, though presentation was good. Meat preparation was sub-par, vegetarian pasta was not upto mark

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Portions got tiny

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Have been eating at Metropolitan cafe for many years. Over the past coup,e of years the prices have been increasing and portions have been decreasing . Not sure I will be frequenting this restaurant any more. Food wasn't as good either.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

My wife and I went for an anniversary dinner. She had the pinwheel scallops which were very good. I had the pork chop stuffed with brie, apples and cranberries which was also very good.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great experience! Went to Metropolitan Cafe for Easter brunch with family. We had never been there but chose it simply because it was conveniently located for all of us. We were all so impressed with the variety and quality of food on the brunch buffet that we will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Second time I've eaten here in a few months - came with my husband and another couple. We sat upstairs, which is a great place to be - out of the way. Plenty of food options from starters to salads to main courses and desserts. We shared appetizers and desserts and had our own main courses. Portions were plentiful and we all enjoyed what we ate. I will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My husband and I decided to give this place a try for dinner. Unfortunately we were both very disappointed in the food. I had a house salad to start which was fine. I ordered a sangria which was tasteless. I drink sangria in every restaurant and that was the worst I ever had. We ordered dumplings and fried calamari in their special sauce for appetizers and both were awful. Dumplings had no flavor and the calamari wasn’t fried and the sauce reminded me of a Chinese dish called orange chicken. It was also very chewy. We barely ate it. On a last hope we ordered sushi cause we definitely were not ordering any entrees at this point. The sushi wasn’t great either and at that point we had enough. I will say the service was good. I would not recommend this place at all. In fact none of the entrees I saw being served were very impressive. There prices were high...definitely not worth it. We will never go back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I will definitely be returning here. This was my first time and everything was absolutely outstanding. I couldn’t be happier and I recommend this establishment to everyone.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Our server matthew was amazing! Had a late Valentine’s Day date plus it was where we had our first date and he made our night so perfect I couldn’t have asked for a better server. He suggested a great wine and came back to the table at the best times. Thank you matthew for the best date night

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was delicious, one of the best Chilean Seabass I ever had , cooked to perfection!!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Had the braised beef this past Saturday. My wife had the beef ragu pasta, it was fantastic! My braised beef was decent, a little dry and a very small amount for the price point ($28) I would eat here again, but would choose something different.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The waiter is the best

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great place for a nice dinner! Request a table upstairs if you like it a little quieter. Downstairs is not excessively loud, but it does get busy. Service is always great! Food is reliably good and the specials are usually wonderful. The sushi is the freshest we have found in the area and very attractively served. The cocktails and wines are nicely sized pours. Selection is nice and the servers can always recommend something if you are unsure of what you want. Love their cappuccinos as well. Metropolitan is not an everyday restaurant for our budget, but it is one of our go-tos when we are willing to splurge a little, but not that much!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day dinner was very good. Great spot for a nice night out. Bar area is a bit small, but the wait time was not bad for a drink. The feel of the restaurant is cozy and nicely decorated. I would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Ate here several years ago (4+) and didnt have a good meal, but decided to give it a try one more time on Valentines day and had a completely different experience. Our food was Great, the dessert delicious and had excellent service from waitress. I'll def go again and glad i tried again

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was fantastic! I wish i had more room in my stomach to keep eating. Waitress was superb! The dining room was a bit loud, but other than that, overall fantastic experience, so excited to go back!!!

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Sunday brunch on a rainy day. Food was tasty - not as hot as it should be, and it took a long time to get breakfast type items. Desert was delicious though.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Solid restaurant. No big complaints other than the water glass with the lipstick mark on it. A little pricey for quality/overall experience. At a restaurant like this the waiters should know the specials without reading!

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

My wife and I have been here on a few occasions and sad to say, as the more we have eaten here the worst it's gotten. The service is as bad as the food but, they really have to do something on the kitchen. The food needs flavor and proper technique. I am not trying to be a jerk,but they deserve this. I hope they can improve?

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The food and service was good. However, they sat us at the top of the stairs so everyone that came upstairs stopped at our table. Always had someone hanging over our table or banging into us. It was a terrible experience, ruined the dinner and is why I will have to question returning.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a great time. Great food and great service.

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