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!
Artisanal Cheese Plate
Grilled Shrimp Skewers (2)
Crispy Polenta, Sweet Pepper Relish
Martini of Lump Crab
Segmented Grapefruit, Celery, Old Bay Aioli & Chive
If we were staying longer, we would go back again! Everyone was spaced appropriately and wearing masks when required. Matt took great care of us.
The service and food were excellent . My quests loved everything on the menu. One suggestion : as someone with a seafood allergy , it would be great if there were a few additional seafood-free menu options.
Great Service, I thought it was a little pricey and the food was good, not great..
My husband and I ate at Metropolis while on vacation in Corolla. The asparagus soup was delicious and the lump crab martini very good - although there were many more tomatoes than lump crab. My husband had the shrimp fried rice and I, the duck fried rice. Both were delicious. For dessert, my husband enjoyed the dark chocolate mousse and I, the cheese plate. Everything we ordered was well-prepared, delicious and well-timed. The cocktail and wine list were most interesting and varied. While I described the atmosphere as quiet, we at at Metropolis during COVID-19 and only half the tables were available for use so it may be livelier at a different time.
The food was outstanding. Keep in mind these are tapas so the plates are not real big. But everything we had was very tasty. The service was very attentive and friendly. I will definitely go back.
5 star food and service as always!
Metropolis is one of our favorite places to dine on the Outer Banks. The menu is diverse and the food is consistently top notch. Great cocktails and a wide selection of beers and wine. The service is always great, and the prices are reasonable. Excellent compliance with Covid-19 protocols, sanitation, & social distancing. Both inside and outside dining are available. Make a reservation, since Metropolis is not large and with social distancing fewer tables are available.
Have always loved this restaurant. Love there creative menus, friendly easy atmosphere, and absolutely delicious drinks and food!!!
An absolutely great place to eat on the Outer Banks. Small plates so you can try different dishes. Friendly staff and wildly creative menu.
Food and libations were delightful. The seasonal fruit martinis were exceptional! My favorite was peach.
There was a large group sitting next to us who were obviously intoxicated, and they were extremely loud -- reverberating off the walls loud. They treated the restaurant more like a bar and did not order food. We were there as a family and expected a quieter, more conversational tone. This absolutely could have been a one-time experience, and we still highly recommend the restaurant. We will return next time we are in town.
Best secret right now. Not busy so servers can dote...
We had several of the bigger tapas plates and all were delicious. I tried the strawberry martini and it did not disappoint. Even my finicky but well traveled teenage girls enjoyed the experience which is an amazing feat!
Maybe we will make it back one more time while we are on vacation.
We have eaten here many times and it is always very good! It is $$$ but a worth while place to hit when in Corolla.
Love this restaurant. Mark is fabulous. We've been going there for a number of years now and are never disappointed. The food is fabulous. The drinks are amazing. We bring friends along whenever possible and during COVID they've done a great job of distancing to make us feel comfortable.
We loved our wonderful evening!!!! We tried almost everything on the menu for the 4 of us. Strawberry and peach martinis were delicious! The only constructive criticism would be more dessert options! We would definitely return!
Best place for foodies on the Outer Banks. Creative and delicious small and medium plates to mix and match to make up a delightful meal. Service is top notch and personable. Drinks are as good as the food in variety and creativity. Peach martini is to die for. Don't let the location fool you (small shopping center, no view needed with food this good). Don't miss this!
Food was beyond superb! Will definitely be back and totally recommend!
Great menu. Each plate was outstanding. Open, very clean environment. Awesome staff. We are going back Tuesday evening.
I’ve been here plenty of times, and everything about this place is amazing! The ambiance, the food, the cocktails, and the service! Ask about the Buddha painting. It’s an awesome story 😉
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
Always love it here
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.
Metropolis is rated 4.8 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.