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Permanently Closed - Metro!

508 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion (565)
  • Fit for Foodies (541)
  • Romantic (406)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Metro!
Refined American Cuisine in a stylish Metropolitan Atmosphere
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Japanese, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner Every Day Starting at 4pm
Sunday Brunch Starts at 11am
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Phone number
(540) 345-6645
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andy Schlosser
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Cross street
Jefferson St.
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Parking details
street and public garage across the street
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Modern Headliner DJ's plus live music during the week
Downtempo and house music plus the latest club hits with a unique twist
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on June 28, 2017

Special occasion with old friends. Was recommended by a local in our party. Arrived at 6:30 reservation and no other customers showed up until 8pm on a Thursday (??). Server Kate was good and adorable for sure. in burger, sea bass dry and had small bones. Goombay Smash was very good. Khachapuri appetizer was good and recommended. Did I mention Kate was adorable!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

Great sushi with quality fish. Some of the best salmon sashimi I've ever had.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

The food was mediocre. The sangria was not good. The bread pudding was amazing. The service/dessert is the only reason we would return.

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

Food was overall very good. The server was brand new and he knew nothing about the food so that was difficult. When someone came to assist they couldn't answer most of our questions either
The names of the dishes were not explained so you had to ask what it was , how it was prepared and the ingredients
Probably won't make a return visit

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

Superb service. :) Always a foodie experience.

vipHost (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on June 2, 2017

Metro! is a trendy restaurant with inspired cuisine. The food was prepared and served with a flair, great flavors and presentation. The late night thumping music made conversation difficult but the volume was the only issue. Service was okay - again, the loud music made communication a challenge.

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on May 31, 2017

Excellent food and service. Will definitely return.

vipScott (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2017

I love that the service is just as wonderful as the food. Make sure you flip the menu over to see the sushi selections!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

This place was a great find for brunch. It has great ambiance and is definitely fit for foodies. I recommend the khachapuri and Eggs "Chesapeake". This would have been plenty for two, but we tried a variety. Those were the favorites.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

Always have liked Metro for their foodie menu and classy atmosphere. Great place to treat yourself.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 17, 2017

very creative & interesting menu but poor execution: several dishes over salted, not everything was freshly prepared

OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

Food was good, but server was overly attentive. She interrupted our conversation constantly.

Derek (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Scallops we're amazing great service even though it was busy.

Roadie (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

The only reason I gave atmosphere a 3 was because we sat upstairs. Ceilings are low and there are speakers and duct work a bit too close. Downstairs decor and lighting is wonderful. Food was delicious. Will go back and sit downstairs or at the bar.

Oakman (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 4, 2017

1st timer, on a rainy Thursday. The staff were very friendly, a few of which were trainees. Ever attentive and on-time to offer their service all meal long. The food was very tasty! The charred cauliflower was so good! The sashimi was like silk and the sushi rolls were big and very good! We really enjoyed ourselves and would certainly look forward to going back!
Thank you!

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

My husband and I are new to the area, and I chose to go to Metro! for my birthday mostly based on the menu. The restaurant was nicely lit and decorated, and I liked their seating. I was a little surprised how empty the place was for a Saturday night (about 7pm).

The food was fairly good. We ordered roasted oysters and pork belly spring rolls to share. My husband had roasted lamb shank and I had a Cesar salad and she crab soup. The oysters were quite salty, and I was surprised by the amount of topping. (I always think of roasted oysters as being fairly simple, and these had a lot of breadcrumb. Almost more like a Rockefeller to me.) The lamb was well cooked and we could tell that it had a complex flavor, but the amount of pepper almost overwhelmed the rest. The salad was excellent. (I love anchovies and capers.) And the soup was very rich and tasty.

I was disappointed with the service. Our waiter seemed very casual and kind of lackadaisical. In such a nice place, I was expecting more enthusiasm. I had to ask multiple times for more water and Coke. However, we also interacted with the hostess and at least one other person (manager? waitress?) and they were both extremely pleasant.

Ultimately, I may go back to try their brunch. The menu looked good, and brunch is more casual. But I won't waste another birthday dinner here, and it won't be on my "go to" list for date nights.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

We ordered the steak med well, it was burnt. They replaced the steak but after waiting an hour, it should have been correct. Had an reservation at 4 food didn't come till 5.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on April 20, 2017

Very slow! Manager made excuse that too many people ordered at the same time... There were only a handful of customers there!!! Other customers who arrived much later had finished before we received our meal.

CorvetteLifetime (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

I've been eating at Metro! for about 13 years, but today's Easter Brunch was the first time I've been disappointed. We sat at our favorite table, close enough to hear the wheels come off in the kitchen. The first attempt at making our scallops apparently failed and the second didn't go much better; one order was perfect but the other was wrong in several ways. Too bad, as the scallops themselves were beautiful. Waiting 30 minutes for a poorly done plate of scallops was a bit much.
The shanks and eggs was a spectacular dish but the sauce on my sweetbreads and eggs was much too salty and dense for a spring dish, even though it included a large portion of sweetbreads and perfectly poached eggs. And the main course arrived while the scallops were still on the table.
The bread pudding dessert was excellent and service was spot-on. I was given a $10 discount although no one mentioned this to me, I just saw the reduction on the bill.
None of this will prevent me from returning to Metro! as we still had a pretty nice time. Kitchens stumble on occasion but this is the first time I've seen it happen here.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

Everything was great!