Metro 8 Steakhouse

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Steakhouse

Metro 8, located in Durham, North Carolina, serves American cuisine in an upscale steakhouse that is perfect for date nights or work meetings. Each meal is made to order with fresh ingredients by professionally-trained chefs and cooks. Metro 8 has a full bar which features an extensive wine selection, including both domestic and imported wine.





Start out your meal at Metro 8 with an appetizer such as the crab stuffed shrimp or the empanadas. Choose from dinner entrées like the filet mignon or the lamb chops. For the vegetarians in the group, try items like the fettucine porcine or the Caesar salad.


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Raleigh
106 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I am not sure why we have never before visited this 9th Street gem but so glad we finally did. The service was attentive but not over bearing. The atmosphere was lovely, not at all noise and tables were spaced nicely for private conversations. Lovely white linen tablecloths, candle lit tables as well. Onto the food....mostly excellent. We enjoyed a baked provolone cheese with tomato and oregano - different, delish and filling. The filet was deemed the best and most flavorful from a true steak lover. My salmon while tasty was a bit over cooked. Baked potato was an extremely generous size - could be shared. Spinach alfredo while good did not taste like a true alvredo sauce. We were staffed but did managed to share a dessert of crepes - also delicious. We were so thrilled with our Sunday evening find and will be sure to return soon.

VL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town visiting our college student and wanted to treat him to a nice steak dinner. We were seated in the restaurant’s “secret” dining room, on the other side of the laundromat, which is typically used for special events. Although this room was far from the kitchen, we received very attentive service. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Our favorite was the delicious churrasco steak which came with a huge loaded baked potato. We will definitely be back next time we are in Durham!

B
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service from both our waiter and the bartender the night before Valentine's. The food was good if not particularly outstanding. We had a lovely private table in a little alcove. The prices are a little high, which is not unusual in "nice" Durham restaurants.

SM
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Metro 8 is a great place for a romantic dinner. The food is fabulous.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went hear for an early Valentines Dinner. Steaks were delicious. The Tiramisu was amazing! Enjoyed their wines, as well!

JC
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy restaurant with great steaks. Limited seating so reservations recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in the Raleigh/Durham area. The food was excellent, the service was exceptional, and the atmosphere was delightful. My wife and I will definitely be going back!

BM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite paces to eat. Food and service were great!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food at good value. Knowledgeable staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a romantic dinner. Service and food were both outstanding. Highly recommend.

RK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Wasn't bad, but wasn't great. They ran out of baked potatoes. The filet was ok, but not great. Nice staff.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is amazing I recently moved to Durham to live closer to my graduate school. Every time I pick up groceries at Harris Teeter I would see this restaurant. I decided to take a chance and try it and brought my fiancé and we both enjoyed it. The bread was amazing the appetizers was amazing, the steak was to die for, I never ate food this good I will come more often not just for dates😂💪🏾😊😊

a
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress, Kate was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.

There were other waiters that also came by and kept our water filled up. We never had to ask for water.

The meal was spaced out nicely. We didn’t feel rushed to finish what we were eating because the next course came out too soon.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. The atmosphere was wonderful as well. Small and intimate, but there are 2 separate dining rooms if there aren't any open tables.

LC
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metro 8 is a truly great place for friends to meet up but it also is a great date venue. Delicious food, a great wine list and lovely dining room add up to a wonderful evening.

KB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent!

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y
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Clean establishment and food presentation was very good. Only complaint is it took a full three hours to receive our three course meal. three hours!!! That’s way to long.

OT
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Metro 8! They get it. Great food, great service!

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Service was outstanding!!

D
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every morsel was absolutely delicious! The service was impeccable. Loved the atmosphere. We can't wait to dine there again.

AW
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. This staff is delightful and the food is delicious. Best restaurant in Durham I say!

JS
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

No lamb chops so I ordered the salmon. My friend ordered the pork chop butterflied which took longer without any heads up. My salmon tasted like it sat while the other entree was done. Chorizo app was good. Service could have been more attentive and also pour the wine bottle that we got.

SC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was great service was miserable. Never asked if we wanted dessert or coffee, terrible experience

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place

CS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We’ve been previously and enjoyed the experience, so we chose to go for a family Christmas celebration. The service was great, but we found some items to be sub-par, like the baked potatoes that were not fully cooked, and most importantly the steaks that were downright cold in the middle.

s
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Nice menu. Excellent service.
We’ll go again.

F
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very pleasant and accommodating. The location was perfect and the place was clean and comfortable. I am recommending this place to all of friends. The price was reasonable and the food came out hot and juicy. They also put a candle in the desert per my online request. Thank you for a job well done!

NL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was bland. Service was slow. We had reservations for 5:00 which is when they open. Although the restaurant was empty they sat us in the corner near the window and front door. We requested another seat and were told no, they were too busy. Again, the restaurant was empty, no music on, no candles lit, no service. It took us 20 minutes to get our first drink all while we sat in awkward silence. Food was bland. Caesar salad was dry and plain. Pasta dish was watery. The appetizer was basically burnt mozzarella cheese with tomato on top. Will not revisit .

AJ
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Was not overly impressed

MO
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place for a date or family gathering! Food is good. Service is great. Prices are reasonable. Atmosphere is really nice. Really loved the smoke provolone and chorizo appetizers.

MM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Metro 8 for our Anniversary dinner. Food was very good, large portions, cute place and friendly staff.

LY
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere at Metro 8. Charming old building. Service was spot on and the steaks were amazing! I chose the Churrosco skirt steak. Flavor was delicious. Au jus that accompanies was a little spicy which I enjoyed. Chef provides Argentinian influence in his dishes. Would highly recommend.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was delicious. The baked provolone app was amazing! Chocolate soufflé was delicious but it took a very long time! They accommodated our large group nicely. Thanks!

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the look and feel of the place. Great food.

F
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Drinks and appetizers were good, but salmon was overcooked, steak under cooked, penne pasta had mold on the cheese. Way too overpriced for the quality of the food.

AF
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

What a disappointment! Steaks were tough, spinach Alfredo was tasteless baked potato was hard. At any price, it would be disappointing but at these prices you would expect a decent meal at the beer least The service was good but the food was substandard.

F
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great steaks; the service was also good.

MC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service. Will be back soon great place to go

J
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location next to Duke East campus. Steak and Chicken with Capers were amazing! Would highly recommend.

F
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fantastic! Great service, great food, great dining experience. I've tried several entrees and all have been very good. You can't go wrong no matter what you order.