Metzger Bar and Butchery

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573 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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
12 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
13 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and we loved it!

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DanO
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the evening, food, service, and location are wonderful. Noise level is not uncomfortable but just a tad bit loud.

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LouisH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. Only problem is parking.

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vipAndrewT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their takes on traditional German dishes were so awesome. Cute place with very nice and knowledgeable staff. Can’t wait to come here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot, terrific service, overall fabulous experience

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vipYikes
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special place all around!

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BryanM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit to Metzger's, and we were very impressed. The food was superb, the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, and the drinks were tasty. We loved their selection of German cuisine and beverages. Very cute, comfortable atmosphere. It was a little bit louder than we wanted, but that was to be expected with it being a Friday night crowd in a small, cozy restaurant. Even so, it wasn't annoyingly loud. This is a great spot for a special occasion.

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DeborahM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The restaurant has a wonderful vibe. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and the service was very good. The three of us had the Chef's tasting menu. The amuse bouche was delicious and we eagerly anticipated the remaining courses, but were disappointed. A couple of the courses were very salty and the portions were too large for a tasting menu. The wines chosen for the pairing were delicious. Overall, a disappointment for a much lauded restaurant.

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vipHerbH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic cocktails, appetizers and dinner!

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Metzger Bar and Butchery is rated 4.8 stars by 573 OpenTable diners.

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