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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
10:30 PM
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Metropolis Oyster Room and Cocktail Bar

4.3
386 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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Metropolis Oyster Room and Cocktail Bar is tucked away beneath Blue Water Grill offering a selection of raw bar specials and modern takes on classic seafood dishes. Indulge in craft cocktails and champagne while enjoying live musical performances five nights a week from talented singers and bands playing a range of musical genres including contemporary, jazz and soul.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday 5:30 - 11:30 PM
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Phone number
(212) 533-2500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Meenen
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
16th Street
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Parking details
Public garage located on 16th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square W Hotel. Street parking in area.
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Public transit
L, 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q & W trains to Union Square/14th Street. M14, M1, M2, M3, M6 & M7 buses to Union Square/14th Street.
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Entertainment
Live musical performances five nights a week from talented signers and bands playing a range of musical genres including contemporary, jazz and soul.
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Special events & promotions
Planning a special event or business function? Inquire about our private spaces – the Bank Vault Room for up to 40 guests and the Metropolis Oyster Room & Cocktail Lounge for up to 120 guests – by calling our Special Events Department at 212-331-0328 or emailing events@brguestinc.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Metropolis Oyster Room and Cocktail Bar can accommodate any occasion, and any party size. The Dining Room seats up to 135 guests with a private bar, great for weddings, birthdays and showers. The private Bank Vault Room is completely sound proof with built-in A/V for business meetings and presentati

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What 386 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

great oysters, good to sit and listen to some music on Friday or Saturday nights. service is very, very good.

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vipNewYorkFoodie (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Very disappointed New Year’s Eve dinner. Should have realized when no one came to seat us for 10 minutes that they were understaffed. Service was slow and indifferent all evening. We were told it was the regular à la cart menu but it wasn’t - it was a special New Year’s eve alacarte menu with prices higher and selections fewer and the dishes uneven. Duck wasn’t good. Trout was fine. Same side dish of steamed veggies served with all the dishes. Live music took a break for almost an hour. Champagne toast was cheap Cava. At 12:20 they turned the lights up and everyone had to vacate. Wont return.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

I have been at this place before couple times about two/three years ago and I had a great time. Under the good impression, I make the reservation again and I experienced the worst service ever.

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JulesnBill (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 25, 2017

Great music and fine food, lovely atmosphere--what more could you ask for? We went to Mteropolis to hear the wonderful Hila Kulik on piano. What an extra plus to be introduced to a marvelous young jazz singer Katini Yamaoka-Dinkubahi . The other musicians were top notch as well. We weren't even thinking about the food--so it was a treat to find the small but exquisite menu. Fish is the specialty, and our group really enjoyed the sushi appetizer and salmon main. The terrific waitress didn't blink when asked to accommodate the vegetarian in our group--brought a yummy fava bean ravioli that wasn't on the menu. A rhubarb tart for the table was a perfect finish.

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vipMnyc (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on May 18, 2017

No one came to check on us after dropping off our food. Tried to wave down the staff for refill on water but never got the attention. We noted another table near us kept getting refills and plates cleared. It wasn't busy so I'm not sure what the issue was. We decided not to stay for dinner and left after we had our oyster and prawn platter which were tasty to be fair. Jazz and ambiance was nice as well. Too bad service put a bad taste in our mouths.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 4, 2017

Birthday. Good environment. Good food. Great dessert.

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vipCorsica (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 26, 2017

We had a great Brunch with jazz music at Metropolis yesterday. The food was delicious , great service , elegant room and good live music. Too bad there were not more customers to fill the room and create a more vibrant ambiance . The Blue Water grill upstairs was packed and not Metropolis downstairs .. I don't understand why. It deserves much better.

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Allegra12 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 2, 2017

This is a great REAL New York Experience. Outstanding Jazz which is perfect for drinks and dinner. Great venue at the end of a hard week or day. The music is just right and the staff is outstanding as well. Highly recommend.. a true find!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Went for Valentine's Day. They had a four-piece jazz band playing the entire time. It's slightly more casual than Blue Water Grill upstairs. Guidance from our server about what to order wasn't very helpful, but the sushi was fantastic and the cocktails were strong. Loved it.

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Laz77 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

We had a spectacular New York, New Year's Eve to remember!!!
World class cocktails, music, ambiance and cuisine!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

The place is so nice since the renovation, but not making the most of it. The live band seems like they don't enjoy playing there. The entire place needs a bit more life. The service was just ok, we had to constantly ask for someone as we did not have a set waiter.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

the Metropolis Room has a small menu, but everything we ordered was delicious. the service was attentive but not intrusive. it is a bit pricey, but we wanted to have a nice dinner in a lovely restaurant and also listen to live music while we dined. so, for our party of six, we were satisfied with our evening.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

Change the color of the decor... too drab!

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vipMaya (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2016

So so. Food is over priced and not that great; live music was excellent but too loud.

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nolan (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

What a fun place. The jazz was great. The oysters were wonderful. The food was fun. Service was perfect. Will most definitely return. Bravo, Adam Raksin!

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vipMike (New England)
1.0  Dined on December 2, 2016

Not sure why they call this an oyster bar. Just a few cooked oyster selections on the menu, and wait staff had no idea what kind of oysters were being served ("east coast and west coast"). Oysters Rockefeller served luke warm with a taste of oysters that were far from fresh. Service abominable. Had to keep tripping waiters to ask to have our wine refilled. Very nice jazz in a comfy room though. Shame the food and service are so bad when the venue and music are so good.

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Venus09 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2016

Delicious food, wonderful ambiance, terrific service.

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NYCBloom80 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 30, 2016

Great atmosphere and great live music. Kind of expensive, but if you're looking for a fancy night out this may be the spot. Be prepared to spend ... but the food is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 26, 2016

We would not return to Metropolis. We loved the decor and the jazz was great. The ambience is as advertised. The place has a lot of potential.

The food was good (not great), but the service was just awful. After waiting, we had to call someone over to take our order. Even after the oysters took a while to come out, we also had to ask at least twice when our entrees would arrive. The place wasn't even full. Several of the large booths behind us were empty.

Our bill was almost $800.00. There is simply no excuse for bad service at that price.

There are better places in the city to enjoy jazz and dinner than Metropolis. Go somewhere else.

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vipSeeLee (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2016

Excellent food, portions were a good size. There was a two man band playing while we were there.

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