Metropolitan Cafe

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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. We would like to make our guests aware that outside dining is seated on a first come first serve basis, should we have availability on the patio we would be more than happy to accommodate you. 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 729 People Are Saying
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M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and our waiter, Skyler was very friendly and attentive

CW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the food. Drinks were fantastic. Got the starburst martini, delicious. Little noisy in the back by the kitchen. Recommend a table upstairs.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cute place. We ate outside where they had a band playing on Main Street. The service was good , but the menu and food need to be updated. Portions are getting smaller , especially the sushi rolls. (Tiny). Still had fun outside singing !!! Great wine list

T
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is fantastic there however be prepared for a very NOISY dining experience!

LJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

CR
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant in all respects. There were 8 of us seated at an alcove table. Menu is interesting and diverse. We sampled a variety of appetizers, each one better than the other. Entrees beautifully served. The spicy crabmeat over ink linguine is to die for! The service we received from our waiter, Skylar, was impeccable. Oh, can't forget the superb cocktails. Best Sapphire dirty martini ever. Can't wait to dine there again.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service !!

Z
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for lunch, great place, food was awesome. Can’t wait to go back for diner.

MS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, quiet enough to talk with friends, but lively enough to feel part of the vibe

CC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food, drinks & service always spot on. Rob Cash has many good restaurants, but Metropolitan is a bit cozier upscale with a relaxed atmosphere.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is consistently good food whether it is sushi or other dishes.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Out table was ready yet they made us wait for 10 minutes. Then they sat us at the same empty table. The food is really good. A little over priced! I asked for more dressing, I never received it. Drinks are very good, again pricey.

KS
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Metropolitan has not let us down and as usual the food and service were excellent.

OT
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was average in taste, decent portion size
At high end prices. Better for a happy hour.

DK
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointed to find a smaller menu, smaller portions and poor plate presentation. Bar was empty even though it was 1/2 price happy hour. Dining room was empty. We were the ONLY table seated in the dining area closest to kitchen for our entire 2 hr meal. Service was very slow. No bread offered but brought when asked. Appetizers small, salad dry, Asian steak was always a favorite but not this time. New management?

CP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience here, been coming for years

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Easy to get the time we needed. Good service. Loved the menu choices. We look forward to going again very soon.

MK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great

E
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Megan and the staff were amazing.

It was my 1st time here and she provided excellent recommendations which turned out to be great.

I had the Asian steak. It was cooked exactly the way that I requested.

The other 2 members of my party are typically hard to please but they loved this place.

I would definitely go back again.

SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers are friendly and professional! Always great experience and food is amazing!

KS
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Never disapponited but this time the new menu is a little disappointing. Would have expected a little more change rather than some modifications of older menu items and carry overs. Still service was excellent and we like the overall ambiance.

MA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Sushi was great but the salad with shrimp was disappointing....morsels of shrimp, not satisfying. Lettuce wraps were ok but chicken was a bit tough. Service and wine selection was great.

T
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the lobster ravioli was very good. My complaint was not enough. 4 ravioli and 3 shrimp wont cut it for 28$

f
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Birthday for a friend

G
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good music. I like their wine selections as well!! Specials are always delicious

NJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

So disappointing. This used to be the go to place in Freehold. Signature sushi roll was a very blah presentation and taste. My friend ordered the pork tenderloin “medium” which was served well done. Don’t think I’ll be returning.

m
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat by the bar and it happened to be happy hour, drinks were delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and would go back tomorrow!!!!

L
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to the Metropolitan for years. The food, service and cocktails are consistently fantastic. It is our favorite restaurant. Tonight our server John really emphasizes one of the reasons we always go back. They always accommodate our requests made on open table.

M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It really is beautifully decorated inside. Wine list is short, but sufficient. Cannot recommend pork dumplings enough. Delicious! Seared steak salad was very good and had lot of meat. The chopped salad, on the other hand, was a big wedge of iceberg, some tomatoes and less than an ounce of shrimp. Not worth $12

JM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was friendly but not accurate.

EF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

They had a new menu which was good but liked the old menu better

BB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

DA
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service never disappoints

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The service here is always good as are the cocktails. I was glad to see they changed the menu but very disappointed in the way the dishes were executed. I ordered the crab and black linguine and it wasn’t great. It was basically lump crabmeat thrown on top rather than being cooked as part of the sauce. The sauce itself was overly spicy and bland (all you could taste was the heat) and masked the flavor of squid ink linguine which is delicious on its own and doesn’t need quite so much sauce and particularly not a sauce so spicy it kills the flavor of the pasta altogether. After 3 fork fills I wasn’t interested anymore. My husband had the scallops and risotto and was equally unimpressed. He said it was blamed and only ate half.

JM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was friendly. Food was delicious. Would definitely go again.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

Very good food and drinks.....only issue was being seated in the back room - 10 feet from an open dishwashing area. Since the area is not enclosed all you see and hear are plates and glasses banging together for two hours by the staff.........no care was tmtaken in trying to dull the racket.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food and drinks were
Not impressive.

B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good experience out on the patio. Food was excellent. A little pricey for the area but all around good. Will go back.

P
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John is a great waiter and Emeric manages this place to a 1st class dining experience. Another great dinner at Metro!

w
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice outdoor seating perfect to enjoy some tasty and innovative food. The appetizer dumplings are light and flavorful. Drinks are reasonable although they should extend the same prices as they do inside at the bar if it’s happy hour. Crab cakes and steak salad were really good and we could not eat it all so we took the rest home. Service was very good . Try the gelato sampler for desert.

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