Metropolitan Cafe

4.7
1024 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 1024 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipstephanieb
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fun night!

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vipChip
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Said it was a special occasion and they didn’t do a thing.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food and very covid friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my second time dining in. I had the angry & dynamite roll. They were delicious.

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vipGiegie
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic date with hubby! Alexandra was our server and she was really good checking on us often. Love the food here, the drinks are the best and the ambiance is pretty cool.

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vipScott1
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is very good , a bit over priced, service adequate, would recommend

BM
vipBrittanyM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my best friend for a birthday lunch after shopping. Everything on the menu was delicious including their drinks. The vibe, music and service were also very enjoyable. One of my favorites in the Freehold area.

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LaurenW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was delicious. the food was perfect, the service was fast and the restaurant inside was beautiful. The fresh made mini donuts with different dipping sauces were just the perfect finish!!!

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DanielD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Foods pricey for the portion size, but delicious. Excellent dessert and appetizer

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food/drinks and our waiter was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing other then the fact that they aren't following any covid guidelines properly. We were seated on valentines day, so I expected it to be packed, but we were placed so close to another table that my knees could touch the person next to me. The restaurant was at nearly full capacity. I'm not a stickler about the covid restrictions but it was so bad that we got up and had to leave. Such a shame.

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LindaS
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day. Food and service were excellent. Gave out a long stem rose to the ladies.

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vipDAWNL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Metropolitan Cafe is always a treat. One of our favorites! Good food, service amd atmosph

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JeremyK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time here and we weren't disappointed. Our server,, John was amazing and super friendly. He made our night even better. The food was amazing which we expected and we got to sit upstairs which was so nice. We were late for our reservation but after a few minutes, they had a table ready for us which was amazing.

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DawnS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious from the sweet and spicy calamari to the tuna tarte tarte nachos. My kids had the chicken parm sliders and absolutely loved them and my husband and I had the cod it was sooo good. We ended the night with the s’mores dessert, so worth the Calories . Our waiter John was amazing and very helpful from wine decisions to dinner choices. Can’t wait to go back again.

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vipDouglasM
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date with my wife.

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marinas
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had a reservation but still sat outside with children and a baby. It was very cold and at that price range not very enjoyable. Food was ok but drinks were fabulous

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Vicky
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food! Very eclectic menu. If you like interesting food pairings, this is the place to try. Extensive choices including sushi.

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lyndao
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service was good but they were doing construction which was loud.

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ChristineandAnthony
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. Will be going back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were wonderful. Victoria is a superb waitress

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vipAlmira
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's consistently good. Drinks are amazing. Everyone should try the calamari house special. Food is always good.

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Happycouple44
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Amber was excellent! It was our Anniversary and everything was perfect.

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vipWalterh
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

All the staff is on point and teamwork really shows through. Viktoria is absolutely the best . She is most competent and friendly .
The food is always prepared perfectly and innovative. They keep the popular items like steak, salmon, scallops, but update and change up certain items every few months. Drinks are great and the pour is good. Metro is our favorite go to restaurant near home and we are happy to go there throughout this past year because we feel perfectly confident in the procedures they follow.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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CindyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

When I arrived for our reservation, I was told that it had been cancelled! I had received a reminder that day about our reservation, so it was a shock. The hostess offered us 3 spots at the bar which I accepted of course, since the restaurant was very busy. It was a nice area for us to dine, however, there was absolutely no social distancing in this restaurant at all and lots of people standing around waiting for their tables. I felt like it was a normal, pre-Covid busy Saturday night out. Although I am happy for the restaurant’s busy night, it was not a safe environment to be in. The food and cocktails were delicious but a bit over-priced. The bartender was very sweet and provided good service.

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RobertH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

We made the reservation a week ago. The hostess informed us we had 90 min to eat. We were seated in the very back room basically in the kitchen. Was SO noisy with the dishes it was difficult to have conversation felt as though we were in a fast food restaurant. The food WAS delicious and the waitress was very attentive if you go there DO NOT sit in the back room. Also the tables are very close together in that room.

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RichardD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Never disappoints. The best staff ever!

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vipwillm
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my daughters 14th birthday. It was awesome. Great sushi and our sever, Victoria is wonderful. Great service all around and a great selection of cocktails. Always a 5 start experience.

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DawnS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food can’t wait to go back

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ElleH
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love getting together to catch up here over dinner. Their food is delicious!

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vipCind
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apps and dinner was delicious. We sat upstairs and were t rushed through our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John is the best waiter. Love him & his American flag mask.

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vipLisa
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food---Great service and a great evening.

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Billie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food & service were great, as always.

EH
ElleH
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family dinner. Their food is absolutely delicious and super kid friendly!

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vipKitkat
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Dined there many many times!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ordered sushi, speciality rolls were good but a bit on the small side. Service was great, we were in a bit of a rush and our server was gracious.

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vipwillm
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victoria always gives the best service. We always enjoy our time at Metropolitan cafe! Love the food, service and atmosphere. The only criticism is they don’t play music in the background. They should think about doing that. It’s toooooo quiet. Especially at 25% capacity.

FAQs

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

Metropolitan Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 1024 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.