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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
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Casual (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Cozy (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Romantic (5)
Fun (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Business Meals (2)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 20 hours ago

The waiter is the best

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 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?

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a great time. Great food and great service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was great and the service was excellent!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Nice light lunch menu. We had avocado salads which were delicious! Very good sushi and shrimp tacos. We were very satisfied. Also offered a GF menu.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always great food! Dependable service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Nice meal but a bit pricey for the portions served. First time there and I might try it once more and give it another shot

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food4
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food. Great service. But better with a group on the weekends. Table for 2 was tiny. Other then that always a great meal

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Ask for Victoria!! She’s the best server!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Always a great meal as well as a variety of specials. Staff very friendly

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

As good as the food was our service was even better. Thanks for a nice night out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The paella is fantastic. midweek special prices on wine. Great decor.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Metropolitan is a lovely spot with always good, often great food! We dine here frequently when we are in the mood for something a bit upscale. It can get busy, so reservations are always a good idea (thank you, Open Table!), but they do make an effort to accommodate everyone. During the summer and early fall there are tables for outdoor dining under an overhang facing the street. It can be noisy there as it is right on Main Street, but it makes for good people-watching!

The sushi is always fresh and well prepared, and the specials are always inviting, with something for nearly everyone. I have tried many and have never been disappointed.
The bar is well stocked, they pour a generous glass of wine, and offer several different sakes for those who are interested. The wait staff is attentive, knowledgeable, and make you feel welcome. If you are in the Freehold area this is a restaurant you should have on your dining list.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Really excellent food. Very impressed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We’re never disappointed eating here. They made my crab cakes with vegetables only like I requested and they were delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 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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 (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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 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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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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 (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 6, 2017

Metro has been a go to for me since high school. Food isn’t incredible but it is consistently good and there is something to be said for that. Great bar scene, nice outdoor seating, good sushi and great service. If you want a nice spot to take a date that has an energetic crowd, nice bar, and good food, this is where you want to be.

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

Get service
Great food
Love this plCe

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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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 (New York Area)·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 29, 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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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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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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