Between the two of them, Mark and Matt of Metropolis have over 30 years of restaurant experience in Corolla, and they pride themselves on making your experience at Metropolis a memorable one. Open year round for dinner. Metropolis is a favorite of locals and those in the restaurant industry.
Come and see what so many people are talking about. Metropolis...just like in "the city"...but better!
Great menu. Each plate was outstanding. Open, very clean environment. Awesome staff. We are going back Tuesday evening.
Great food, drinks, and atmosphere! They are doing a good job with the Covid restrictions. We felt very safe knowing they were taking the appropriate precautions. We will definitely go back.
They never disappoint. Been coming here for years and plan to continue!
Fun tapas restaurant with great small bites. The food was fresh and delicious. I felt especially safe visiting during Covid. Masks were mandated while not seated at the table and all staff were masked.
Always a great meal
Food was delicious. Expertly presented. Best seafood of the trip. Very quiet and COVID 19 safe protocols in place. Support this local restaurant!
It was a fantastic experience!
Excellent dining option. Hidden gem. Asparagus & crab soup was amazing, as was the crab & tomato salad. Crab & bow tie pasta & ahi tuna were delicious entree choices. Highly recommend!
Small plates, tasty food, good bar but not cheap. The place almost empty. Not worth the ride from 30 minutes away
Everything was great, wish we could have tried the whole menu!
This is one of our go-to places when we visit Corolla and it never fails to please. The menu is always creative, with something new every time. Standouts this trip were the Thai shrimp curry, the duck confit on bow tie pasta and garlic bisque. I am partial to their foie gras, but this version with pineapple didn't wow me. A nice surprise was the Vegetarian and gluten free menu options, which was great for one of our party. Matt and Mark took good care of us. I am only disappointed that they close on Jan 1 for 6 weeks, so we can't get back after the 1 st
Fantastic food and creative cocktails, very attentive staff.
Our third visit to Metropolis. We enjoy tapas and always find several interesting dishes at this 'not your usual' beach restaurant in Corolla. We especially enjoyed the garlic bisque, Thai Shrimp Cakes and Jumbo Scallops a la Picatta.
The specials were amazing - both drinks and food. We had a lovely date night here. Would definitely recommend!
Right from the start, walking in and being greeted with smiling faces and hearty handshake through great service and wonderful food and upon leaving handshakes and looking forward to seeing us again
We always make Metropolis our first stop for dinner in the Outer Banks. The dishes are great and the ambiance gets us in the mood for our time at the beach.
We love Metropolis. We visit the Outer Banks almost every year. Last year was our first Metropolis experience. This year we went twice. The meals were wonderful. I highly recommend Metropolis. We we be there again next year!
My wife and I have been dining at metropolis for two years. This is a tapas-style restaurant with small plates. While all menu are excellent, we usually order off the daily menu: the scallops and pasta dishes are favorites. I don't drink but my loves their cocktails. B Howard
Best food on the outer banks
Always great service and amazing menu of plates that covers everyone.
Metropolis is absolutely superb. One of the best restaurants you can find anywhere. Wonderful, eclectic food tapas. It is always a highlight . The chefs are excellent.
Food was ok, but honestly it was very small plates and service was a bit slow, and all in all a bit over priced. I would not rush back. Good cocktails though.
Creative tapas like curried duck and a variety of seafood dishes make this restaurant located on the NC Outer Banks a special experience. The ambiance was quiet, comfortable, causal and soothing.
Food and drinks were absolutely amazing!!!!!
On vacation in outer banks. Metropolis came up on open table when we were searching for a restaurant near us for later in the day. We love tapas restaurants and were excited to find one near us in Duck, NC. While we had expected it to be a Spanish inspired menu, we were delighted with the local take on the tapas. Staff were very helpful and we really enjoyed the cocktail and wine lists.
We enjoyed each of the plates we ordered. The food was very good, bordering on excellent. My only complaint, more an annoyance, was how fast the servers removed our *almost* empty plates. The restaurant was not busy so I don't know why they felt the need to clear our table so quickly. In addition our food came out very quickly so we could not comfortably enjoy each different tapas plate we ordered. We would go back, the food was very good, and the overall ambiance of the place is good.
A lot of money for very little food. When we got there I told the owner I ate low carb and he said no problem, gave me a gf menu. Not the same thing. Ordered jambalaya, it was a cup full of rice and tomatoes sauce, 4 little chunks of shrimp. The waitresses didn’t ask if anything was wrong when she took away a full cup. I wish the owner told me at the beginning of the meal that he couldn’t accommodate me then I would of save a lot of money.
put in reservation that it was my anniversary and nothing was said.
Food was delicious and the service was good as well. Great cocktails and tapas options are so fun ask for recommendations! Definitely come back for sure 😀
Simply outstanding food - recipes that challenged the taste buds with new flavors & seasonings. Wait staff were cheerful, responsive, but not intruding.
Metropolis may become our "Friday night meal in Corolla" each year we return.
We ate here with a party of 7, six adults and one 4 year old. It was a great experience. All of the dish’s were very creative and excellent. This was the best restaurant we ate at during our week at the OBX.
I think my expectations may have been a bit too high. Food was ok.
Our first time here and we'll definitely be back. Lots of delicious small plate options, we enjoyed every one we had. Service was great, helpful with making recommendations.
Fabulous food and drinks. We eat here several times each year. Love it!
Great food, wonderful service, and great atmosphere. Highly recommend this spot for a dinner date!
Drove all the way from Kill Devil Hills on a friends recommendation. We joked that we hoped it would be worth it. The service was amazing as was the food. We shared a bunch of small plates.
Great. Interesting menu with lots of choices. Loved it!
Great food. Enjoyed all dishes. The ambiance is lacking and the space is noisy. Server was delightful as was the hostess. Drinks were great but pricey.
Everything we ordered was cooked and seasoned to perfection. We had the ham and Brie cigarillos, the scallops, the seared tuna, and an oyster mushroom risotto special. Loved every bite.
We enjoyed every bite of our dinner. The soup special was cream of asparagus with crabmeat and truffle oil finish. It was one of the best soups I’ve ever had. The monte Cristo spring rolls were creative and delicious. It was the perfect size to enjoy the taste without being overwhelmed with the large sandwich size that is typically served elsewhere. The saffron mushroom risotto was divine. It was the best risotto and we wish it was added to the everyday menu. We also enjoyed eating in a beautiful dining room. Just because we are at the beach doesn’t mean we enjoy dining in shack like environments while on vacation. Our waiter was efficient and well timed with each course and the check. We will definitely be back.
Metropolis is one of those rare gems that you never expect to find when searching for shells at the beach. The ambiance is chic, relaxed and elegant. Like drinking a martini on the beach. Most importantly, the food is exquisite. I would put Mark's cuisine up against the best chefs in New York. Between the food/drink menu and the atmosphere, Metropolis has become one of our favorites, anywhere. We always eat there twice when taking a week in Corolla.
Metropolis is rated 4.6 stars by 217 OpenTable diners.
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