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Metropolis Food - Metropolis, Corolla, NC
Metropolis, Corolla, NC
Metropolis, Corolla, NC
Metropolis, Corolla, NC
Metropolis, Corolla, NC

Metropolis

4.7
4.7
583 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Metropolis has a chic, urban adult atmosphere where creativity is king. Lava lamps, abstract art and the clever fusion of food and drink await. More than 80 hand crafted martinis, 20 single malt scotches, a sophisticated winelist and an everchanging assortment of fabulous things to eat are offered. Metropolis offers more than 50 "small plates" (the literal translation of "tapas"), some lighter, some heavier, some hot, some cold, and from there the fun begins.
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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Valentine"s Day dinner Tue 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (252) 453-6167
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mark Anthony
  • Catering
    Metropolis has extensive off premise catering experience. We are fully licensed and permitted. We have catered parties as large as 1000 and weddings as large as 250. We can travel anywhere from Hatteras to the 4x4 territory in Carova. Menus are unique and are custom built with Metropolis' Executive Chef, Mark Anthony
  • Private party facilities
    Metropolis is a perfect space for a rehearsal dinner or private party for a group of up to 80.
  • Private party contact
    chefmark.metropolis@mail.com: (252) 453-6167
  • Neighborhood
    Corolla
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 583 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Innovative

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Hot spot

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for fine wines

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for special occasions

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Lively

583 Reviews
  1. RickD

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Owners are excellent. Service is great. Cocktails good. Love the Fois Gras. It is pricey

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  2. SusanH

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always, the best food on the beach! I love coming here and having the choice of different kinds of foods. Small plates are perfect for me.

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  3. TonyC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! Delicious creative food and drinks with outstanding friendly service. We make it a point to go every time we are in the outer banks and will be back again!

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  4. RocS

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Menu changes often with a great variety of choices and tastes.

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  5. JosephB

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are fans of Metropolis. It's tapas style - so smaller portions - which allows you to try several dishes. I think their dishes are creative. The drinks are delicious!

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  6. JohnR

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Metropolis is my go-to restaurant on the northern Outer Banks and it did not disappoint on New Years Eve. Everything was perfect!

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  7. MeridianG

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely time celebrating my Dad's birthday. The cocktails were excellent and food was delicious. Thank you so much for a lovely dinner!

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  8. TaraA

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delightful evening at Metropolis. This was our first time dining here and we will be back! - Nolan’s bread - delicious! - Calamari - light and crispy with a delicious sauce on the side for dipping - Penne with short rib ragú (tonight’s special) - cooked perfectly! - Homemade chocolates were an interesting and fun journey around Italy! - Panna cotta with coconut milk? I’ve died and gone to dessert heaven!

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  9. GregD

    Pittsburgh

    106 reviews

    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best for tapas, anywhere. Incredibly creative. We had fois gras, tuna tartare, scallops and crab cakes. All done in a way that made them meals. Very creative drink options and wine selections as well. Both owners in the place, describing, serving and waiting. Can’t say enough good about this gem. Totally unexpected in the OBX.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was completely closed! Open table made a reservation for a restaurant that was closed.

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  11. AlexE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are visiting Carolla for week of Thanksgiving - I researched restaurants in the area months ago and Metropolis was highly rated. We had an early reservation so my husband could watch football - so no one there when we arrived but definitely filling up when we left. Everything was great. I got the tequila cocktail that was delicious, we started with the soup special which was really good, got the jambalaya that had duck, very tasty and the lobster with angel hair that was also very good - creative delicious food, perfect portions, easy to share - you feel very satisfied vs stuffed. Service was excellent and very friendly. Highly recommend.

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  12. MarionP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love metropolis. Food is excellent. Very innovative and delicious.

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  13. JohnR

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Metropolis is always a very memorable experience.

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  14. jsuell

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small menu of well thought out creative dishes. Presentation was very good along with very tasty preparation. If you are looking for better food while visiting the outer banks, this is the place you should try

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  15. hungry

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great innovation and flavor combinations in all dishes. Everything came out hot, which is a big plus, and well-prepared. Drinks selection is outstanding. Not sure why it was not very crowded on a weds night, but its location is tucked away in a rather obscure business park away from main residence areas. Could use better signage near the road.

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  16. ChipH

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mark & Matt provide the best culinary experience on OBX

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal and a fun experience. The waiters are very knowledgeable and personable.

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  18. Young

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are fortunately to travel to Corolla a few times a year and we always look forward to our meals at Metropolis. The food is fabulous - perfect size portions to allow multiple samplings! Mark and everyone at Metropolis are so friendly and enthusiastic about what they do! One of the nicest things is that they always remember us when we visit.

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  19. JeffY

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Metropolis is an absolute spectacular tapas restaurant. Mark the chef and co-owner and Matt the mixologist and co-owner extraordinary. Food is off-the-charts and the drinks are spectacular. I highly recommend Metropolis.

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  20. DeeM

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tapas are small plates but there are plenty of options. Also plenty of alcohol options. If you are vegetarian or vegan, you will need to request this menu separately. They may not offer or make you aware of it up front.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Service was exceptional! Highly recommend.

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  22. NanH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was awful. Food was inconsistent, ranging from interesting and delicious to bland and inedible. Best part of our meal were the cocktails.

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  23. foodie

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always incredible daily specials and their signature cream of asparagus soup never disappoints

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  24. Richard

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was overly salty. Obscures the true flavors. Small Tapas were interesting and presented well. Heavier Tapas were overly priced considering the meals were not complicated to produce and the amount of food on the plate was skimpy. And I say this as someone who eats tapas frequently. I still think the chef and restaurant have a very inventive menu and would still recommend the restaurant.

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  25. Bob1

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sicilian lemon pasta with lobster was a pleasant surprise, and the asparagus soup is now an OBX standard.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy their creative food

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  27. JEMstone

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great find! Innovative martini menu and tapas. Price point for food selection and quality was spot on! Will return.

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  28. CareyB

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at Metropolis has always been inspired and creative. The new menu this summer is outstanding. The jambalaya broth was just as good, if not better, than a bouillabaisse dish I had on the French Riviera a few years ago. Fantastique Mark. The plates are small, it is a tapas restaurant, and two dishes per person is just the right amount of food. Will continue to go back every year.

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  29. MichaelW

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Each of the five tapas plates we ordered was absolutely delicious. Yes, the portions are small but for the quality of the ingredients and preparation, if you’re a foodie, it’s worth it. The Corollla chowder had just an incredibly rich and delicious broth. The sourdough bread crust was nicely crunchy and fantastic w honey and truffle butter. The foie gras was off the charts. Finished w the Parisian chocolate flight (get the incredible Domaine de Canton which pairs so perfectly!). Loved every bite.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding flavor profiles. Nice presentation. Great cocktails. Higher food quality than anything else in Corolla. More creative than Sanderling. The chowder was next level. The small plates are plenty and who needs left overs on vacation?

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolute perfection! We had more than 7 different things and everything was delicious. Outstanding!

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  32. TrailerGuyBob

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every visit is super . Mark and Matt know their craft and it shows in every meal and every cocktail. Delicious looking and tasting small plates, some of which aren’t that small. Try the asparagus soup.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in the Duck/Corolla area! Tried them all this vacation, and Metropolis by far has the best food and is reasonably priced (not like a lot of the other restaurants in this area). We ended up going back to Metropolis because we loved it so much. If you are a foodie, you will love this place!

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  34. TonyS

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails by Matt, Food by Marc - everything was amazing.

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  35. GVM924

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, excellent service - very accomodating. The drink specials, a peach martini & a jalapeños margarita!

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  36. YonyM

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. Always delicious. We try to have dinner here every time we come to town!

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  37. MarkR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great variety of drinks and all the food we tried was incredible.

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  38. Chloebru

    Cleveland

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small plates/tapas that are delicious! Ambiance is intimate. Great Martinis selection and wine. Service was excellent. We will be back!

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  39. Sheriff

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to visit. The food is fantastic. The service is great. People are very friendly. I go there at least once a week I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  40. LindaD

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Large group—good service—fun foods to share and enjoy

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FAQs

Metropolis is rated 4.7 stars by 583 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Metropolis

520 Old Stoney Rd, Corolla, NC 27927

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Corolla
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Valentine"s Day dinner Tue 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mark Anthony
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (252) 453-6167
  • Catering
    Metropolis has extensive off premise catering experience. We are fully licensed and permitted. We have catered parties as large as 1000 and weddings as large as 250. We can travel anywhere from Hatteras to the 4x4 territory in Carova. Menus are unique and are custom built with Metropolis' Executive Chef, Mark Anthony
  • Private party facilities
    Metropolis is a perfect space for a rehearsal dinner or private party for a group of up to 80.
  • Private party contact
    chefmark.metropolis@mail.com: (252) 453-6167
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