Metro 8 Steakhouse

4.7
552 Reviews
$30 and under
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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JamieP
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfectly cooked steak, excellent flavor. The service was awesome, the setting and ambience was great. Perfect date night. Highly recommend!

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LeeAnnD
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautifully prepared. Service and other patrons were very friendly making for a delightful dining experience.

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vipDiningDiva
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been to this restaurant in quite sometime, and that was a mistake!! What an AMAZING experience!! EVERYTHING was on point! The SKIRT STEAK is EXCEPTIONAL & the Caesar was perfection!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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MC13
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metro 8: great food, excellent service and not gourmet portions. Thank you all for a great New Years Eve meal 😋

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Vonnie
Raleigh
46 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner with friends in New Year’s Eve. We enjoyed the salads, shrimp cocktail, and all of our steaks were great! The chocolate torte was also amazing. We’ve been here several times over the years and every time has been wonderful. Great find in Durham!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and service. We will
Be back.

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lwb9900
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I’ve had thus far and I’ve been to many steakhouse restaurants. Very impressed and you can’t beat it for the price.

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judithc
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful meal. We started with an appetizer of cheese which how do you ever go wrong with cheese. I ordered the filet mignon medium and it was cooked perfectly. The broccolini was sautéed nicely. The epics wine I ordered was just ok but that was my fault not on their suggestion. My husband had the skirt steak and found the flavor to be wonderful but it was very chewy (skirt steak tends to be that way though). The wait staff and manager (who randomly walked around and spoke with customers) were wonderful. The noise level is moderate they have nice music playing and it is not loud but there was a very annoying bell that rang on a consistent basis. I assume it was to let them know the door was opening but it was annoying.

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TravisC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Could be too loud for some but had a great business dinner here with Excellent service

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Krjb2005
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent steak house, the service was good, superb food, and lots of little touches which make the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Always amazing.

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vipFleming
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Appetizer was a bit skimpy on tomatoes but still good.

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Sunshine
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent! The menu offers many great choices. Nice wine and drink selection. Service was outstanding.

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vipDurham3
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server went well above expectations even in this tough staffing environment. We appreciated her efforts greatly.

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Mower4275
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

first time at Metro8. greeted quickly but it seemed like they were still getting ready for the evening service. nice table. Waiter came quickly - before we could even look at the menu - to inquire about drink orders. No problem, gave us sufficient time to review and decide. in any case, we had the house salad (her), caesar for me, good salad, nice portion, well presented. I ordered the 8oz filet with au poivre sauce on the side to avoid mixing with the spinach alfredo sauce as recommended by the waiter. My opposite ordered the hanger steak (half portion) with sautéed broccolini.
both steaks were cooked as requested, nicely medium rare. the spinach alfredo was good - think creamed spinach but easier. the au poivre sauce was not pepper-y at all so it was a sort of bland cream sauce with a peppercorn or two. The broccolini was well done. overall good.

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KaitiD
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It was just okay, nothing terrific but wasn’t terrible.

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ItalianFoodFan
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice for a meal! Great food, service and Ambiance! A perennial favorite for my circle of friends. No matter what we order, the food is always good and although it is a steak house the menu also provides offers for vegetarians and those who do not eat steak.

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Moskey
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a very nice meal. First visit, definitely will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Metro 8 was fantastic! Cassie and Pirillo not only provide excellent food and service, but also a friendly, welcoming, and calm atmosphere! Thank you for making my husband’s birthday such a special occasion!!

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Dave
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

I felt compelled to write this because this restaurant has exceedingly good reviews and it doesn't come close to living up. The decor was cheap, it took nearly an hour to get our food, the food was poor, and for two entrees and one piece of chocolate torte it cost $99. (Plus my reservation said we were there for our anniversary and that we are gluten free, and they just didn't know about it when we got there. Not a great feeling.) I got the churrasco skirt steak at the recommendation of the waiter and it was mediocre at best. There was a puddle on the plate that congealed as I ate the steak. It was kind of slimy. The chimichurri was actually really interesting, even though it didn't seem to be chimichurri at all. It was basically some kind of vinegar, red pepper flake, and chopped garlic that was the sharpest, strongest garlic you can imagine. I kind of liked it to tell you the truth, and the slimy skirt steak really needed a punch of vinegar and sharp garlic to cut through the greasy, stretchy texture. The chocolate torte itself was very good, but it was ruined by a drizzle of Hershey's syrup and supermarket artificial whipped cream substitute. I mean, how hard is it to make a chocolate sauce and whip some cream? And that's actually a great example of why these folks are failing. It just seems like they don't know what they are doing. The decor could be made great for a relatively small amount of money. I do want to say that they do seem like really nice people, so I hated writing this.

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BrianK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and absolutely LOVED it!! The staff was so helpful explaining different entrees on the menu. Extremely attentive to any need. One of the best steaks I have had!!! Definitely will go back!!

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Dickyp1worc
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been wanting to try Metro 8 for years, it did not disappoint. Our server Michelle was outstanding. Lamb chops were great and thick. Au Poivre sauce was a little off but ok. Filet was awesome. Will go back soon.

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DanM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Really enjoyed our meal and the Churubusco was super.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine was excellent but the service was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food good time all around. Wish website had mentioned the restaurant had relocatrd

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CindyP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a perfect dinner for a special occasion. We felt comfortable with the spacing during the pandemic and everything was delicious!

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LeeAnnD
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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NeilM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved their new location on Broad Street. The mushroom linguini was delicious and the steak was cooked to perfection. Good service, barstools a little wobbly though and could use updating. Overall very good experience!

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vipBluDvl
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were disappointed in the response to suggestions that items were not what we had expected.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening.

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Sharon
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd dinner this fall before our show at DPAC. Very friendly and accommodating to get us in and out in time for the show. Food is fresh and delicious! Yellow squash soup last night was yummy. Tried the pork chop which was cooked to perfection as was the filet mignon and the homemade applesauce was an added bonus. Very nice back ground music. Definitely 5 stars night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful again! Look forward to coming back.

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shzee90
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found Metro 8 when I was looking for a nice steak place to take my father in law out for his birthday. The food was excellent, the service was fantastic and the portions wore more than ample. We will definitely be back in the future

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HometownExcursionTreat
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and venue was great. They signage outside was obscure so look carefully. I drove past it twice.

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Anne
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So glad Metro 8 resurfaced after The Covid. The new place looks very similar to the familiar old haunt, but fresh and updated. As usual, great food and awesome service.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

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TracyW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Metro 8 is always fabulous, and atmosphere wonderful. Love the ambience!

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JoshS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary and birthday celebration.

FAQs

Metro 8 Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 416-1700.

Metro 8 Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 552 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.