Metzger Bar and Butchery

4.8
582 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary German
Contemporary German inspired cuisine from award winning chef Brittanny Anderson. Modern twists on classic German, French, Italian,
Austrian & European cuisine. Known for our Schnitzel, Charcuterie, Cheese and other seasonal fare. Delicious homemade desserts. German and Austrian wine from small producers, old world regional specialties, & natural wines. Unique craft cocktails hand made by our bartenders, house made infusions & syrups, eclectic spirit list, rare whiskey, rum, amaro, gin, whisky, scotch, cane & agave spirits. German beer program featuring lagers, bock and hefe weizen. Rotating drafts featuring hazy IPAs. Local cultural hot spot with energetic, social atmosphere. Great for birthday or anniversary. Fresh, locally sourced produce. Dinner T-Sun. and Brunch Sunday AM for luxury dining or expeditious business meal. Reservations recommended, not required. Elegant private dining and full restaurant buyouts available.
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SamP
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metzgers brings out the best in all areas: service, food quality, mixology, and everything in between.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection, in every way.

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vipLaurenR
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Richmond!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend

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MJLY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

We had reservations for outside. We waited almost 45 minutes for a table. There was nowhere to wait except stand on the sidewalk next to the diners Although the host and someone else apologized and explained they were waiting for people to leave, they did not do anything more like ask people to settle up or offer them desserts or something to move tables along. Even a free cocktail for us would have been nice. But we love Metzger’s food so we let it slide. After 45 minutes when no one was still leaving, they hauled a table and chairs outside and put it down the block under a very bright city streetlight, where we felt we were out in the open under a spotlight. (The other tables are super cute, in the shadows of the building with umbrellas and lights.) It was not a good experience, not sure if we will return.

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maggiel
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and every dish was so perfect! We had a perfect birthday dinner! Thank you!

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MChristine
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktail and food was delicious! It was easy to book a table the night of (on a Thursday) and the server was friendly, helped explain the menu, and made us more comfortable at our outside table.

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vipMichaelG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a jewel. It updates German cuisine so that it is light and full of flavor. We had the grilled cabbage as an appetizer and then ordered the schnitzel and the braised shank. All were outstanding. Outdoor seating let us enjoy watching the sun set over downtown. Service was attentive. I would highly recommend trying out this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The menu listed on open table was vastly different from the menu at the restaurant. We were excited to try this place being from out of town. However, the menu available should be stated on open table that it’s drastically reduced due to COVID.

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vipAlex
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quality cooking but not what we expected. The bratwurst was the size of a hotdog and the schnitzel was atop vegetables rather than spaetzle.

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Vmilax
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good German food and cocktails. The outside dinning is great.

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MarshallK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and wait staff was top notch ! It was raining and even with outdoor COVID seating it was a wonderful experience. Always impressed by everything Chef Brittanny Anderson touches. She is delightful !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and nice environment

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Dani
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was really great, and the food was fantastic. Very Covid safe. Best brunch we have had in a long time!!

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vipAlex
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic! The outdoor seating was perfecty and socially distanced. The food and service was great (as always). And the restaurant made our anniversary truly special - they brought out champagne for us to celebrate! I would HIGHLY recommend.

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AaronM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and people! We very much enjoy dinner at Metzgar every time we visit.

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PeterJ
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Would strongly recommend to anybody. The eggplant is a must

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BeckyO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch options were spectacular. We loved the Eggs En Cocotte - divine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfectly socially distanced and delicious meal! Union Hill is an adorable neighborhood, and Metzger is a gem. Incredible German beer list and flavorful, perfectly cooked food. We will definitely be back!

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ThisIsANickname
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the safest dining experience we have had so far during COVID (aside from takeout). Great drinks! Great food!

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SusanR
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining experience was great and the food and service were as wonderful as always!

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vipCMiller
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic.

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ChrisJ
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio only vibe is different but well worth your time. Genuinely delicious food. Covid-appropriate precautions like an online menu accessed via we code and well spaced tables. Excellent friendly service. Still a gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food!

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JoniM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I realize we are in a time where we all have to make adjustments. The outside dining was a great experience. The server was not as attentive as one would hope making us wait 20 minutes before even acknowledging our presence. The food itself was just so/so which is not what I've experienced in the past. The pork chop was primarily fat with a minimal bunch of chopped raw kale on the side. Overall, this was not what I expected for the price of the entrees ($22 and $24). It was a special time in our family that fell rather flat.

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AveryR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food obviously made with lots of love. Loved it.

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DianaK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love brunch at the Metzger! Their schnitzel is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I made a reservation for 8:45 on a Friday night and when we arrived we were informed their kitchen closed at 9. We were then rushed through dinner and drinks. Maybe their last reservation should be for earlier than 15 mins before closing?

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SandS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was lovely. A bit on the expensive side - they serve small plates. But the quality is excellent.

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vipLibby
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal at Metzger! Service was fantastic and food was divine. We can’t wait to come back!

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vipDC20005
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful al-fresco dining! Food, service and ambiance were all a breath of fresh air in this pandemic!

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vipswirtRN
Richmond
56 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. We all ordered different meals to be sure we tasted many items. Highly recommend the pretzel with Foie gras! Absolutely delicious

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vipvagentleman
Richmond
133 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During these trying times, Metzer's is REALLY doing everything to reassure it's customers by doubling down on it's sanitation efforts. And, of course, the food is well worth the trip! If you just don't feel up to taking a chance being out with other people, they have started a take-out service.

Either in or out, the radicchio salad is a wonderful start - never thought I'd find myself raving about a salad, but this one is very rave worthy.

The lentil soup was absolutely delicious - so much so that we took two orders with us.

The chicken schnitzel is so good that I have a very hard time (as in, almost never) ordering anything else. My wife was equally pleased with her Mitake dish. And, last, but not least, finish with the pistachio cake - you won't be sorry - even if you don't "need" it!

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Friend
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and top service. Will definitely go again.

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kjell was fantastic. Raddichio salad to die for!!!

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CathyandCary
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal. Host was able to sit an additional couple with our group without any issues.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Too pricey for the amount of food you get, even though the food is extremely tasty. Dinner and dessert was not enough food for me yet it cost over $50. I don't have a big appetite either. Good for a special occasion date night, and if that is the target audience they are doing it well enough, but would not recommend for a casual dinner out unless you have money to burn.

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Tracy
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing food quality and overall a pleasurable experience. Thank you Metzger! xx

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the staff was friendly and very knowledgeable!

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vipLisetteG
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day was amazing!! Would definitely come back for the good food and service.

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Metzger Bar and Butchery is rated 4.8 stars by 582 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.

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