Metro 8 Steakhouse

4.7
532 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.


Experiences

  • BYE BYE 2021

    $65.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    3 Courses $65/Head Bev, Tax, Gratuity not included. A La Carte menu not available.
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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
15 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.

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DougD
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great value of high quality cuisine, very nice atmosphere, and attendant service - with the added bonus of meeting the owner for a cognac. Decadent!

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CheriJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love seeing Cassie and having one of her delicious cosmopolitans! Celebrated wedding anniversary and staff were very attentive.

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SarahP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Will be back in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was all amazing and everyone found something they liked. Nice atmosphere able to discuss business. The cocktails were on the small side. Slightly slow on service but everyone is now a days. Worth the bang for your buck.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and the best steaks in the Triangle. We like this place more than Angus Barn.

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GloL
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice restaurant with excellent menu choices. We were a party of six & were actually seated earlier than our 7:30 reservation. Our server, Sara, was awesome. Our food was delicious. Our recommendation for a restaurant of this caliber would b to buy nice chairs. We had a mixture of wooden & PLASTIC chairs which were most uncomfortable. Some nice low volume would also b nice.

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Billie
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, quiet and excellent food

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Sharon
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Try Metro 8. Was so disappointed that Nana’s Steak decided not to open on Tuesday nights even when there is a show at DPAC caused me to look around. Had an awesome pre-show dinner at Metro 8. Food was delicious, service better than Nana’s and our party of 4 had a great experience!!

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vipIhate2cook
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish. Warm greeting from the owner to start, great service, amazing food. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the waitress, Bailey was amazing! She made the entire experience worth while! Sometimes you can have great food and bad service, NOT the case at Metro 8!!

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travisr
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Love the new location!! Refer people to this place all of the time!!

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Deke
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Wanted a 630 reservation but could only get 6pm. We noticed the place was empty when we arrived and basically stayed that way till we left at 7:15om. Mgr told us they never fill the tables because kitchen cannot handle big crowd! Seems only 50% of the space gets used. It’s a bit eery. The churassco was tough and the baked potato overcooked. Best dish was the side of French fries my wife ordered. No one offered to refill my Diet Coke! A bit disappointed fir a $50+ meal in Durham.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service!

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vipLoriC
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become our favorite date night venue. Always delicious. Great service. Beautiful new location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Service was A1!

Thanks to Open Table and Metro 8 for providing this excellent choice of dining!

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Patty
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We arrived for a 6:30 reservation on Saturday night. Were told that one of the entrees was not available. One of my out-of-town guests asked for a Bloody Mary cocktail to which she was told there was no tomato juice. After a lovely meal and two chocolate souffles, my guests requests decaffeinated coffee. We were told that there wasn't any and when we asked if a pot could be brewed were told no. I had 4 guests (including two from out of town, two locals who had not been to Metro8's new location). Wait staff was incredible; ambience was great, food was very good. I was disappointed by what appeared to be two items that should not happen at a bistro of Metro 8's caliber (tomato juice and decaff coffee).

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MandA
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and great food. Picked this for our 15year anniversary and was not disappointed. Would highly recommend this place for a nice dinner out or special occasion.

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BobH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was decent. I was expecting a higher end steak. I’d put their Filet Mignon on the level of a chain steakhouse. Cocktails are very good and the wine list is decent.

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LeeAnnD
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and service were wonderful as always! Churrasco was outstanding!

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vipDeniseL
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place. Frank and Cassie the owners are very accommodating, take great care of us every time we come, always an outstanding meal.

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 532 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.