Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge

4.6
501 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Metropolitan specializes in farm-to-table cooking. We strive to source our ingredients from local farms purveyors.
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BH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall great experience dining at Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge. My boyfriend & I shared a flatbread and cheese plate to start. Both were delicious! We especially enjoyed the “cheese of the moment”. For the main course, I had the Rockfish Imperial and he had the Short Rib. Again, both delicious. The staff was very attentive which is always appreciated.

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m
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was valentine's day (and our anniversary) and the night started off really rough with timing on the drinks and food, but the owner made up for it and managed to turn it around and make it a great experience. We had a lovely time and the food was fantastic. Especially the brussels sprouts.

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JV
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Noise was so over whelming we took most of the meal to go.

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D
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious. Especially like the braised short ribs and pumpkin polenta. Very nice wine selection. Attentive and helpful service. Can’t wait for warmer weather and a chance to dine on the rooftop deck!

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DJ
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for brunch. There were so many food and drink options. They also have all you can drink mimosas and bloodies for $13. I started with the creme brûlée grapefruit and it was amazing. I was pretty messy with it but it gave me that sweet and tart I needed. I also ordered the BEC sandwich with a side of hollandaise sauce. The Texas toast on that sandwich was such a win. My husband got the chicken and biscuits with the sausage gravy. Our friends got the coconut milk pancakes and the short rib hash. I was the only one that needed a box because I could only eat half the sandwich. I think we found our new brunch spot. Our server Chris was patient with my indecisiveness and always willing to answer my many questions. He rocks

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a
Baltimore
97 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. I had short rib flatbread, two others had scallops and our fourth had chipotle fried chicken. This is one of our favorite places, choices of small or medium plates and full size entrees as well.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! Great food and service

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m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch was fabulous!

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AR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I love Metro - this is one of my favorite places in Annapolis and I come here often for Happy Hour (Thursday goes until midnight) and also love it for celebrations and just general dinner.

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P
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved everything about this place. Our food was delicious and we really enjoyed the bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. The ambiance was just what we were looking for and the vibe was very fun and full of good energy. We would go back and highly recommend!

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at Metropolitan! I originally had a reservation for eight people, but I called to see if we could fit one more person in. They did it with no problem and were super friendly and accommodating! The service was great. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. It was a perfect spot for NYE dinner!

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S
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had their special “Verde” burger and it was probably the best burger I’ve ever had! It came with bacon, cheese, and a delicious jalapeño and cilantro aioli that topped it off perfectly. I had my wife take a bite and she completely agreed. I had our waiter pay complements to the chef for a job well done. Definitely coming back.

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OM
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Planned an early dinner on New Years Eve for a friend visiting Annapolis from out of state. Was hopeful that a 5p dinner reservation on a popular night would allow for a relaxed dining experience.

Having enjoyed positive dining experiences at Metropolitan Kitchen numerous times, I was certain this restaurant choice was a no-brainer.

Unfortunately this dining experience wasn’t a positive one. Chalking up as an off-night, a Monday night after a weekend.

The drinks were tasty, and our 2nd choice menu selections were flavorful. The noise from someone moving equipment or furniture on the second floor was loud, an obnoxious intrusion in the dining room. Again, an off-night with early evening party preparations. Confirms my belief that dining out on NY’s Eve can be hit or miss.

Hopefully our next dining experience with be favorable, cause the menu selections have been outstanding on previous visits.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding. We had the Brussels and Ahi for appetizers —-both were amazing. The Brussels has a sweet sticky coating which was different but good. The Ahi was perfect served in small cubes in a sauce that was absolutely perfect. For dinner we had the lamb chops and a bowl of the Mac and cheese. The lamb chops were cooked perfectly with a savory flavor and potatoes and asparagus. The Mac and cheese has spinach and kale baked in with it and the cheese sauce was amazing. Unlike any other Mac and cheese —very tasty

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SB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food was good. Enjoyed it.

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SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter chose this restaurant to celebrate her birthday. The staff was welcoming and friendly. The food was delicious. It was a great night!

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AR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I brought a food friend of mine from out of town to brunch here. We shared a the tacos, cauliflower and avocado toast, which were all delicious.

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TB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I made reservations for a large group on a Saturday evening for my husband's birthday - when making the reservations I asked specifically for separate checks, and again when we arrived for dinner. Even so at the end, it took about 30 additional minutes for the server to go around to each person and ask them what they had, and to separate checks. Obviously this wasn't time planned, delaying our plans post-dinner. Overall the food and drinks were good, but the separate checks at the end were frustrating and left a poor taste in everyone's mouth.

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DC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. We are vegetarians and there were numerous creative offerings on the menu.

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GC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to have dinner before seeing a band upstairs! Service was quick and friendly! Good food, too!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday with friends!

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P
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Quiet on a Sunday evening. Staff was pleasant and professional. Brussell sprouts were really well done. Cedar Salmon my wife got was also very tasty. My lamb burger was a bit underdone ... but very flavorful. I will come back again.

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TK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall really good meal. Brussels sprouts are ridiculously amazing. The rockfish was very tasty as well! Service was very friendly and many of the staff came and serviced the table. Our server didn’t seem to understand all that we requested but he got 90% of the order right. Enjoyed the night! Will be back

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j
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Chef knows flavors well. Cocktails are good. Service was good.

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P
Baltimore
188 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A large party placed their order right before us so we had a long wait for food, but the waitress and chef were very apologetic about that, and the chef brought the food to the table himself. The salmon benedict and french toast were very good. We did not have any drinks but the bottomless mimosa and bloody mary looked good.

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EC
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It seems like Metropolitan can’t figure out if they are a local bar or a better than local bar dining experience.
The entire staff was friendly but awkward in their roles.
The food was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Visiting with out of town friends. Food was great! Was sad that we had to sit in the bar area. Noisy, jumping kids in the booth next to us were very annoying. Coffee was great!

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D
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't believe we have lived in Annapolis for 6 years and never ate here! We were greeted warmly and quickly when we arrived, they actually came out to us. Sick of the places with the young hostesses who act like you are an intrusion to their iphone or conversations! We were seated at a small table and asked for a larger one and they obliged quickly. The server came immediately and brought our wine quickly as well. The food was just delicious. First the mussels with chorizo in a broth you wanted to eat by the spoon, or better yet, sop up with the very crusty good bread that came with it! They offered more bread and we really would have love to but are doing this low carb thing! Which is why the meals were great, my seabass was just delicious, perfectly cooked in a lovely sauce with quinoa which i know is not low carb but ate a few bits, along with nice veggies mixed in. My husband had shortribs which came with a root vegetable puree and more veggies. Also fall off the bone delicious and savory. Just returned from Orlando where food was mostly very bad and overpriced. How refreshing to get such great food and service. We will be back!

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a
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a girls night out to catch up with old friends. We were able to chat and have a great time. Our server was very patient with us, offered some good suggestions, and was attentive without being intrusive.

The food was great! I appreciate they offered some delicious veggie and vegan options, too. Good beer and wine selections!

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C
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation on a Friday night so we were expecting a busy restaurant. As it happened, there was also a rehearsal dinner going on at the same time. The appetizers and mains came just in time but the dessert took a really long time. The manager and the chef(?) comped the dessert, which was nice of them. The food that we ordered were very flavorful. The tuna appetizer is big, I couldn't finish it but my husband took care of that. I probably would have wanted more of the sauce and seasonings on it. The scallops were cooked perfectly but my favorite part of this dish is the kale bathed in cream. The braised short ribs were spot on, but pumpkin spice on grits did not do it for me. I was expecting pumpkin but not the (ubiquitous) spice. I did not try the rockfish imperial but it looked really good on my husband's plate. I probably shouldn't comment on the dessert because we didn't pay for it but kudos to the manager for making us feel taken cared of. Oh, yeah, the coffee was pretty good. In most restaurants, the coffee is an afterthought and can taste like mud. If they served us warmed cream instead of cold, I would have given them 5 stars!

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D
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Totall unpretentious storefront. Unusual menu. Food we ordered was good

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RF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and awesome outdoor experience in the rooftop deck.

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JS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

My vegan friend was raving about the jambalaya!!!!

We loved the Brussel sprouts!

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KL
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Metropolitan is one of our favorite places in Annapolis! Excellent place for Rooftop dining in the Fall!

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RS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite brunch spot. The unlimited mimosas & bloody mary's are always delicious, never watered down, and always kept full! Rachel was our server, we've had her before and she is always great. If you haven't been here go check it out!

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KM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food. First time I ever had avocado toast, and I am a convert after having it here! It was just amazing. We also had grits, and they were delicious.

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KS
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went in for Sunday brunch. We made reservations, so, were seated immideatly and our server came right up, greeted us and took our orders. The cocktails are great, the food is fresh and priced just about right. Overall a great experience. Would definitely go again.

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D
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and Bloody Marys were great. Server was very nice but it took a while to get our food. And one dish was wrong and had to be sent back. But they rectified everything quickly and did not charge for incorrect dish.

Only real complaint was that it was crazy loud for 12:30 pm on a Saturday. Could barely hear each other.

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C
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roof seating was awesome. Food is terrific and portions are perfect!

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MB
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Everything was amazing especially the server, Alexis, attentive and friendly. The food was delicious. The scallops were a little salty but cooked perfectly. The lamb chops were VERY good and cooked to order. The cheese plate was good, and the fries were different and yummy.

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