Metzger Bar and Butchery

4.7
455 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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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was fantastic. It was unfortunate with a choice of 5 entrees they were out of one at the beginning of the evening, ran out of a beer on tap and replaced it with another and the charcuterie items were a mystery to the server as well as the table until the chef decided what we got. Food is worth it but go with a flexible mindset.

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Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food and everything was amazing. The only thing that bummed me out was we mentioned that it was a birthday and would have loved to get a candle on our dessert or some mention of it. Will come back but probably not for a celebration.

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DZ
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Appetizers, food, drinks and service is great. I was excited to have a schnitzel. It tasted good but it was basically like fried chicken; not like traditional schnitzel.

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great cocktails and the staff are really nice.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city! Our cocktails were carefully constructed and very refreshing. Every dish was plated beautifully, tasted incredible, and was perfectly portioned. The wine selection is unique and tasted wonderful. Perfect evening. Can’t wait to come back!

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LR
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very knowledgeable. They had a nice selection of wines.

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J
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been in a while and boy did we miss you. Food is STILL some of the best around Richmond. From the perfect appetizers to dessert. Just perfect

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TW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Highly recommend. The Improved Mimosa was yummy!

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NL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated Mother’s Day and had a wonderful time

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N
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as they are, they continue to get even better.

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MB
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was delicious and presented nicely. Will definitely come back!

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ED
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited from out of town and it was a great find. Food was wonderful and service very good. Will return when visiting the Richmond area again. Thank you for a great experience.

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G
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great little place - great food as well/ schnitzel is scrumptious! ( wasn’t always, something has changed) appetizers are delicious - downside: small portions + a bit overpriced .

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KB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Metzgar Bar and Butchery. The atmosphere is great. The food s quite delicious and well prepared. We had the Chicken Schnitzel which was amazing. Appetizers were mussels and a charcuterie and cheese tray. Very good. Desserts were also very tasty. We had a chocolate cake with marshmallow. Everyone loved it. Excellent cocktails. I recommend the one with the jalapeño in it.

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AH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had not been to Metzger in a long time due to a gluten allergy discovery and decided to go for a birthday celebration… I figured I’d do the best I could with gluten.
My husband specifically went for the schnitzel which was delicious as always however it no longer comes with potatoes and sauerkraut which was a bummer… he said, “what German inspired food doesn’t come with potatoes and sauerkraut?” 😊
Those potatoes fried in duck fat were the bomb, they said they didn’t have potatoes right now. We’re not sure if they are seasonal or if the menu has switched to a little more fancy. Either way it was very good but we probably won’t be rushing back. Sadly.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was way too salty

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W
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We made reservations based on an article identifying the 38 "essential" restaurants in the South and were not disappointed. Located in the Church Hill neighborhood, it has a slightly industrial vibe with a distinctly German-influenced menu. Would that we were beer drinkers, because the offerings looked intriguing. No matter. We gorged ourselves on lightly-breaded stuffed morel mushroom appetizer followed by plump mussels in a bratwurst-infused broth (all kinds of yummy) with rye toast to sop up all the delicious liquid. My companion ordered the chicken schnitzel that was served with an endive slaw that was equally tasty. We also shared a charcuterie plate that starred pickled fennel that we could have eaten a whole bowl of. Kudos on this meal. Great food, German with a Southern twist, and worth the effort.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner at Metzger’s - despite the limited menu due to restaurant week everything was thoughtfully prepared & delicious. The cocktails were perfectly in balance and the wine recommended by the bartender Rachel paired well with the lamb & duck mains we selected. Great atmosphere & would highly recommend - we’ll be back!

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M
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect evening, we will be back!

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JS
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful restaurant week experience at Metzger's. Courtney, our server/bar tender was both personable and extremely helpful. The special menu had a wide range of options and I particularly liked the beer-brined pork chops with parsnips. I would also buy the marshmallows that come with the chocolate tart in bulk.

Overall a fun and enjoyable time. I will definitely be going back!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Sunday brunch was fantastic!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Metzger is the epitome of Richmond casual fine dining. Sumptuous flavors and elegant presentations in a relaxed atmosphere attended to by observant and knowledgable but not overly intrusive staff. A hands down favorite!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure! Excellent service, ambiance, and seasonal variety in menu offerings. Forever a fan of the maitake, red wine, and Krystle.

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MD
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Metzger's never disappoints! What I ordered was completely different from what I expected, but delicious nevertheless.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, amazing drinks and incredible staff.

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S
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food that was good was really good, while a couple of dishes fell a bit flat (for our liking). The duck and sides were delicious, while a fried Morrel mushroom dish was served luke warm and left us disappointed with such a great ingredient.
The staff was amazing and attentive.

Despite a shortcoming or two we’d definitely give this spot another chance.

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LH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A treat for the taste buds, from specialty cocktails and charcuterie, to dinner and dessert! Thank you for a great night.

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TJ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great and very creative. Ambiance was OK, nothing special.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic--everything!
We had a great experience. Our bartender was knowledgeable and friendly. Our waitress was knowledgeable of the menu and the food was so, so good! We will be back😁

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M
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great quaint eclectic restaurant

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting appetizers,we especially enjoyed the fried morel mushrooms.My drink St geeland was ice cold and potent with great fruity flavor also Austrian rose wine was excellent.My sister and I loved our Lambs neck entree but the duck breast sausage tasted like a very good hotdog to my brother in law. I should have asked about the tasting menu, kind of surprised no presented it.Overall a pleasant dinner on a slow cold rainy night.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and creative food, pleasant atmosphere, superb service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Double Date Noght

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MH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Massively delicious food. German but not at all heavy. Try the smoked duck breast if they have it. Great wine selection.

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AE
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was a tough day I guess as there seemed to be only one server. We went for brunch and the place stayed filled the entire time, so I am not sure why the staffing was so off. We arrived and were promptly seated. However, it was an entire hour before our food arrived to the table. People who came and sat at the bar were able to place their order and were served much quicker. As usual, the food was very good and the portion sizes are always very generous. We will certainly continue to go, but if it is for brunch we will allow for a bit more time.

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AL
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. Excellent food. Easy parking.Good desserts

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N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A nice neighborhood restaurant, good beer and food selection.

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L
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love coming to Metzger, thanks for helping make my brother’s birthday celebration special!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch in town

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat, first time for brunch and it didn’t disappoint.

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