Metro 8 Steakhouse

4.6
310 reviews
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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
30 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went to Metro 8 on a Saturday night prior to DPAC and it was great again. This continues to stay in the rotation each year. The appetizers were wonderful, the main entree was fantastic and the desserts (crepes filled with Carmel) was unbelievable. I am amazed at how this restaurant continues to have fantastic service and food after so many years - a credit to the husband and wife owners. Don’t miss out on this gem.

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EH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service; we will definitely return.

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful. Sorry I didn't know about Metro 8 sooner. Our server was outstanding; she definitely added to the evening's fun. I look forward to returning to Metro 8.

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and wait staff was wonderful! Would highly recommend

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M
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an awesome place!!!! I was visiting my son and he wanted to try this place out. I’m so glad we did! Highly recommend!!

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Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Steakhouse with Argentinian roots, but also good variety on the menu and wine list. Excellent service, not far from DPAC, good option before shows

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Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The Empanadas were excellent and steaks and fish were also quite good. Some bottles of wine are half price on Thursdays which offered a value for a nice bottle of wine. The only negative is when we walked in, there was a sewage odor. Once you are in, it is not so noticeable but that was a bit of a turn off upon entry. The food and service made up for that and I would definitely go back. This was my second visit to Metro 8.

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

We had a 8:30 reservation. The restaurant was very bright and many of the tables had not been reset, which made it look messy. The candles on the tables were not lit. Service was fine, but the food was unimpressive. My steak had to go back since it was served rare instead of medium-rare. The broccolini was greasy and the spinach had globs of cheese, but not much flavor. We ordered what I assumed to be traditional steakhouse fare, so I was very disappointed. We won’t go back.

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MK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

My daughter ordered a medium steak but she got a rare steak which was very rubbery and chewy steak(skirt steak or churrasco). I have been there for the third time and first 2 times were great but the third time was terrible and I am type of person don’t usually complain but I did complained to the waitress about the the very rare steak but I don’t think she told the manager so I left with bad taste in my mouth. There were only one other table with customer on Friday evening so this will be my last visit.

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DJ
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Metro 8 is one of our top go-to places. It is quiet, the food is consistently wonderful, and the people are welcoming. Highly recommended!

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AA
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

This had a 5 star rating so I made reservations for 4. The service was great. However, I ordered lamb chops medium. They were the toughest I have ever eaten, And I eat lamb twice a month. Another co worker ordered the 32oz cowboy rib eye. I told him it is usually one of the tenderest cuts. He ate half of it, but the other half was tough and grisly. He had a hard time even cutting it with the knife. I am sure this is not the norm, but it WAS our experience. The other meals were fine.

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LM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely my favorite place in Durham. The service and food was spectacular, and the Cosmopolitan is the best. I would recommend for any special occasion or just a night out with friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit but will certainly not be the last. Excellent meal served in a very relaxed atmosphere. Our server was not intrusive but we never lacked for anything as her attention to detail was fantastic. Greta place that I will highly recommend.

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AW
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Durham. Excellent service and the food is delicious. Love Metro 8!

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

The food was excellent, service was excellent. Waitress was attentive without being obnoxious. Food took a reasonable amount of time to arrive. Flavors were great - empanadas, soup, provoleta, meat. The chocolate souffle is so good ! We were expecting for it to be tasty - it is out of this world.
Noise level goes from low to medium, most of the time low. I would highly recommend this place for a couple celebrating an occasion, or two or three couples going out for dinner together. Not sure this is a place for kids or teenagers - more for grown ups. The check was about half of what we were expecting to pay - or, in other words, we would have paid twice and be happy with it. We're sold - we can't wait for next weekend to go there again. Sure to become regulars.

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T
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Metro 8 never ceases to delight me with delicious cuisine, the very best and friendly service, and a wonderful setting. This is, bar none, my favorite spot to dine in Durham, and I have tried many! You must try the churrasco and be sure to put your order in for the chocolate soufflé! Francisco and Cassie have created a jewel of a dining experience in Durham.

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RS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went on a Sunday night to celebrate our 20th anniversary and both of us found it to be delightful. The chocolate souffle is amazing!

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B
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best churrasco steak in NC. The dulce de leche crepes were delicious.

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m
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place to go for a date night. Not too expensive and food was great with great service!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One heck of a place. Every one of the staff came & checked on us & gave us exceptional service. We will be back often.

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CH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely quaint place. Felt at ease there. Waitress was super nice and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting son in college and took him and friends for a nice dinner

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JK
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

The atmosphere was perfect. Comfortable and elegant setting and the waitress was very nice. The steak was mediocre and the salmon was very fishy and dry. Was so disappointed.

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was well worth the price, based on quality, presentation, flavor, freshness, attention to detail. I did not give value a great score because I know many who think paying 30 for a fantastic steak meal is too much. Not so for me when I get a steak that wonderful, cooked to perfection, paired with great wine and excellent company. Definitely a do-again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and the food was delicious!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, excellent food as always!

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M
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The server was exceptional and the meal was very good. It was a relaxed and pleasant experience.

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the our first time visiting Metro8. It was such an intimate setting, quiet, and service was on par. We were greeted as soon as we walked in and the attentiveness didn't stop (but they weren't obnoxious about it).
Open table didn't have a "good" time for us to reserve a table but I called the restaurant & they were able to accommodate a better time without any hesitation.
As a vegetarian, I had no issues in finding something to eat. The food was delicious, service was great, and they made the first time there a great experience. We will be back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent restaurant with class on 9th Street in Durham!

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Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met with daughter & grandson in nearby college when we were visiting area. Fabulous meal and added this restaurant to our favorites ! None of us had been here before but found it on Trip Advisor, so glad we did. We all loved it. Lamb chops were superb as were all the other dinners.

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LJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious. The service was very good. Disappointed that we didn't get to sit in the main dining room, which is really cozy and cute. The room we sat in was just set-up with tables and folding chairs. No charm.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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

Lovely evening. We went on the early side and had a booth that was tucked away and very quiet. The service was excellent and we were not rushed at all. The service team worked well together. Food was delicious and priced about as expected for a great steak in a nice restaurant. I can’t understand why I have never been before, but definitely plan to go again.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service, setting, and churrasco were all outstanding. Our server and the hostess were both delightful. The restaurant itself is warm and inviting. Comfortable and interesting, with lovely hardwood plank floors and reserved decor. There were a couple of issues with the food. One was that the pan peppercorn sauce for the steak au poivre was missing all acidity and didn't seem to be worked over any fond so it came out as a imbalanced and bland cream sauce. The other was that the tomato used for the provolone-based app was of the whitish-waxy grocery store variety; might be better to find a variety off-season that has more flavor. Nonetheless *everything* else was fantastic--all the other food and drinks alike--and we will definitely visit again.

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P
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food for the price. Parking is difficult to find though

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CB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great evening - fabulous food and wonderfully attentive (but not intrusive) service.

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Server forgot appetizer and dessert. Everything else was great. Food was incredible as usual.

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service. The restaurant is a little chilly on colder evenings.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Durham’s hidden gem. Churasco is always perfect. Our favorite place for outstanding food and great service.

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Raleigh
58 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

New to us, this little restaurant on 9th Street did a nice job of very good food at a fair price. Although the server was untrained and inattentive at times, everyone enjoyed the drinks and meal, enough that I'd visit to try other things, as well. The soup was tasty, large portion; a very nicely done Caesar (though the croutons had not been omitted, as requested); really good steaks. The side items that came with the entrees were small but also well done.

As others have noted, park legally, ie, not in the lot across the street but on the street or in the pay lot.

Metro 8, we'll be back.

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