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About Metropolitan Cafe

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.

8 E Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Pan-Asian

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

Cross Street:
South St (Route 79)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 780-9400

Website:
http://metrocafenj.com/

Entertainment:
Live DJ every Thursday through Saturday Starting at 10:00 pm till closing

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.

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.

Public Transit:
Bus service to Downtown Freehold, Freehold Borough

Executive Chef:
Ulisses Nova

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

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Details
Sun 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:30PM

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

Metropolitan Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (15)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for a Date (11)
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Good for Birthdays (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Casual (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Cozy (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had a great meal and drinks for my birthday!!
Both were great. Margarita crazy good😎

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our 4th trip there! Both of us had scallops(prepared 2 diff ways, just perfect!)Servers/service again a 10+ and our fav dessert of freshly made mini donuts with 3 sauces for dipping! We dine early 5pm or so establishment quiet, comfortable and relatively intimate!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great menu and service!

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We enjoyed dining there as a family.
I would go again for sure .

Tags: Live Music
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food5
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service4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We went on a Saturday for late lunch prior to college student returning post thanksgiving break. Our server Matthew was great, friendly and attentive. He recommended items he thought we might enjoy. All of our meals were warm attractive and delicious. Haven’t had a bad meal here Nd have been coming for years.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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food4
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service4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

They were out of 2 things we tried to order. That was disappointing, especially since we are on restricted diets.

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food3
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Never rushed..great service..good food..

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food5
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value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice atmosphere. Food was good and service was attentive. A little pricey overall. Not a place to go every week unfortunately

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Catching up with a business friend - excellent food that we shared and great beers on draft for reasonable prices.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Seated immediately. Service and timing of the meal was great. Food delicious. Mussels were spicy with plenty of juicy to dip bread. Short ribs were tender served with fluffy wasabi mashed potatoes, skirt steak was cooked perfectly served with lo mein noodles. Too full for dessert. Lively bar area. Will return and would definitely recommend.

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food, good variety of entrees, nice atmosphere. Only complaint is prices could be slightly lower.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed everything we tried. Food was great and the service was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food was ok, nothing over the top however the prices were over the top! We had made our reservation for 6:00 planning on receiving 1000 pts from open table. We were quite surprised to only receive 100 pts. Reason being, without our knowledge, the restaurant changed the reservation to 6:15. We will not be returning.

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food3
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service3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Get service
Great food
Love this plCe

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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Everything we had was great! Cooked to perfection. Best Ahi Tuna I ever had!
Filet Mignon spring rolls were delicious! Wait staff was very pleasant & attentive as well.We will definitely be returning!!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food and service were amazing. The atmosphere was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The sushi was fresh,excellent. The grilled chicken with noodles and salad was very good. Beer selection was good. Excellent waitress. Enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

The room is nice the food was food. It's a shame that they reported that i was a no show..was it because they didn't want me to get my opentable points?

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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent shrimp dish and delicious steak! We had an excellent waitress, service was the best.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The bartender, was our waiter. He could not be as attentive, as I am sure he would have liked to be. The bus boy was very helpful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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food4
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service3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Soft shell crabs not the greatest, all else great.

Tags: Quick Bite
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

My husband and stopped for lunch. He had crab cake sliders and I the ahi tuna salad. Both were very good

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

First time out to brunch in a while
decent selection of eggs pancakes and waffles service was quick prices seem reasonable will go back again

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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Two adults and a toddler - we were treated extremely well. Catered to some specific requirements and were very gracious when I arrived early offering options while I waited.
Food was fresh and interesting on the brunch menu- was very grateful that it wasn't a buffet. Sharon was on the ball and the assistant server was responsive.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on August 11, 2017

First time, Corner table outside, outstanding service /waitstaff. Unique and delicious specials and great little donuts for dessert! Area feels alive with all kinds of people enjoying the outside. Loved it lots and will be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We had a wonderful time there for lunch. My dining companions ran into a thunderstorm on the way and alerted me to the fact that they would be late. I informed the hostess and she was totally understanding and stated she would hold the table for us. Our server, whose name I sadly forget, was extremely pleasant and professional. Everything was timed perfectly and we never felt rushed. Since it was my birthday and my friends were picking up the check, I will have to find out from them the name of our server because I would definitely ask for her again. Very nice food presentation and extremely tasty. Will most definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, People Watching, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

A little loud because there was a di but overall the ambiance is great. Our waitress was wonderful, attentive and accommodating with my food allergies, which was very important for me. The food was good, very fresh and flavorful and dessert was fantastic! Made for a wonderful date night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The restaurant was very nice and quiet with enough space. However, I was texted that my table was ready and when I finally arrived I was told I had to wait at the bar. The hostess forgot that I was waiting until I approached and reminded her which was 20 mins after our arrival. The food was good but very pricey. Even the drinks at the bar was highly priced and the vibe was mediocre. I would have enjoyed a more lively ambiance.

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Everything was awesome! Service, food and cocktails were all great! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great bread and food. Service and atmosphere were very nice as is the outdoor eating

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We've eaten here a few times and always found the place noisy. This time though, it was very pleasant. The wait staff was attentive, the food, very good and the prices, surprisingly affordable. It was a beautiful day and the only thing that would have made brunch better would have been to have eaten outside. But, we were six and there were tables available for outdoor dining.
We enjoyed our meal and the company and the Metropolitan Café played no minor role in that enjoyment.
Thank you.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The restaurant is located on Main Street and along with others in the 2 or more block radius has outside seating. In nice weather, as this was, there were a lot of people out and about and live music on the street. The restaurant's seating and bar have a nice up scale appearance. The menu has quit a variety of appetizers, salads and entrees. We had a scallop dish, one of 2 scallop dishes, and the Cuban skirt steak, one of 2 skirt steak options. The latter was accompanied by black beans and arroyo verde. The scallop dish was excellent but the Cuban skirt steak was not as flavorful/spicy as hoped from the description. The restaurant has a full bar, and is generous with the amount of alcohol in its drinks.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Crowded for fathers day , but food was good . Service was good. Nice place . We will be back for dinner soon. Great menu.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Amazing food, great service, and great selection

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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Delicious food !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Menu and food is great. Service was fantastic. Only negative was our table was in a very loud area near the kitchen. If you want a quieter dinner, request a table upstairs.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

It was very loud, anywhere you sat. The food is ok, consultant, but pricey. Service is good. Nice staff.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Very good waiter. Nice night !

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Awful food - was a buffet and they ran out of food Clean plates were not available. Cost with absurd based on food available. Food that was available was cold Waiter was nice and tried to be helpful but could not compensate for the overall quality of food. The tables were so close together that several people bumped into others on way to buffet line. I was with a party of 5. All said they would never go back.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food was really good and the service waa excellent. First time there, I haven't spent any time in downtown Freehold, but that might change now.

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