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!
Small tapas were great. Ahi tuna and calamari were excellent. As were cocktails. Very nice. Large tapas, pasta with shrimp and jambalaya not so much. One was almost entirely pasta and the other was more like a bowl of rice. Neither was memorable. Dessert was very nice. But we like Metropolis and understand these are challenging times. We’ll be back.
We ordered from the Featured Items Board. Lump crab and tomatoes and the Bisque (perfect temp). Tuna tartare very good, scallops were like little pillows of heaven-perfect sear, steak skewer quality not that great but the flavor was excellent and the spinach sautee that accompanied it was on point. I had wine and my partner had beer. First time and it was very good
Absolutely delicious. Great cocktails. Great food. Really enjoyed everything. Highly recommend.
The garlic crab bisque will haunt you until you go back and get it again. Service is Excellent!
The food was excellent. We loved the atmosphere. The service was exceptional.
Metropolis is one of our go-to restaurants in the OBX. High recommend.
Great food and great service
Celebrating birthday weekend
This tapas place is a true hidden gem! Loved everything we tried and, unlike some "small-dish" places we've tried, everything on the menu looked appetizing, so you could easily come back again and again. We certainly will!
Wonderful meal, great atmosphere - highly recommend
delightful and attentive service, and good recommendations on the tapas selections. "Specials" (garlic soup w/ crab and toasted breadcrumbs, and NC Duck foie gras on grilled bruschetta w/ goat cheese) -- were simply out of this world. Treated myself to a start w/ a Blanton's Manhattan -- and finished with an espresso vodka martini -- Whew!!! Fabulous!! See you all again soon!!
Felt rushed and actually got sick from the food not the best experience and not in a hurry to go back
Disappointing on so many levels. The evening's special bubbly rose I ordered was pretty flat. When I asked for a replacement from a new bottle, the server argued with me saying she could see bubbles! She then offered to let me order something else which she never brought to me. That, and a host who wasn't very welcoming, set the tone for the rest of the meal.
I sound like a broken record, but as always, Metropolis was fabulous! This is our family's favorite go to spot. The food is inventive, fresh, creative and delicious. There is a laid back kind of vibe to the experience. So, order one of their famous martinis, sit back and relax with friends while enjoying any one or more of their scrumptious tapas plates.
Phenomenal cocktails and each of our small plates was absolutely delicious!
Food was outstanding and the staff was even better. Will absolutely be back!
Amazing food options- the asparagus crab soup and mini crab cakes were incredible. Service was timely, friendly and helpful.
Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in the area. Imaginative cocktails, yummy food, great service, what more do you need?
Year after year we come back to Metropolis while on vacation and the meals are always delicious and unique and the service is always wonderful.
Four of us had dinner at Metropolis and all of us had delicious food. The drink varieties are fun too and there was lots of sharing between us since we all chose different options. Everytime we come to the OBX (multiple times a year) we try to get to Metropolis and we have never been disappointed with the quality and unique choices of food. Highly recommend!
Nice local place with hard working owners and staff. Very good food, quiet atmosphere. Solid wine selection with some unique offerings. Excellent Martini list with creativity. We will be back.....
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.
Awesome dinner. They even made a special dessert for our wedding anniversary! Also took home take-out for dinner the next night.
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 😉
Metropolis is rated 4.7 stars by 257 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.