Metro 8 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.
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.
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!
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.
Metro 8 is a great place for a romantic dinner. The food is fabulous.
Went hear for an early Valentines Dinner. Steaks were delicious. The Tiramisu was amazing! Enjoyed their wines, as well!
Cozy restaurant with great steaks. Limited seating so reservations recommended.
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!
One of my favorite paces to eat. Food and service were great!
Good food at good value. Knowledgeable staff.
Great place for a romantic dinner. Service and food were both outstanding. Highly recommend.
Wasn't bad, but wasn't great. They ran out of baked potatoes. The filet was ok, but not great. Nice staff.
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😂💪🏾😊😊
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love Metro 8! They get it. Great food, great service!
Food was outstanding! Service was outstanding!!
Every morsel was absolutely delicious! The service was impeccable. Loved the atmosphere. We can't wait to dine there again.
Always a pleasure. This staff is delightful and the food is delicious. Best restaurant in Durham I say!
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.
Food was great service was miserable. Never asked if we wanted dessert or coffee, terrible experience
Very nice place
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.
Good food. Nice menu. Excellent service.
We’ll go again.
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!
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 .
Was not overly impressed
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.
We went to Metro 8 for our Anniversary dinner. Food was very good, large portions, cute place and friendly staff.
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.
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!
Loved the look and feel of the place. Great food.
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.
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.
Great steaks; the service was also good.
Great food and service. Will be back soon great place to go
Great location next to Duke East campus. Steak and Chicken with Capers were amazing! Would highly recommend.
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.