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Retro Metro, Springfield, MO

Retro Metro

4.7
4.7
134 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Retro Metro is 28 years in the making. After both Chef Tiny and Chef Hana crafted culinary greatness at The Metropolitan Grill in Springfield, they decided to go their own way. Southwest Springfield needed a great steak joint and they were just the power couple to bring it. Retro Metro is a “greatest hits album” of Metropolitan Grill — its legacy. But not only do they honor the greatest hits, they create innovative, new dishes, too. Combine Chef Tiny’s decades of restaurant experience with Chef Hana’s California Culinary Academy training and you’ve got the mashup of the century.

What’s with the menu names? Each dish is named after a member of the Retro family — after all, they’re the most valuable part! Look closely at the menu to see the year that each dish debuted.

Eat! Drink! And have a good time!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (417) 720-1708
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

Offers

  • happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM,Sat - 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Happy Hour

What 134 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Springfield / Branson

    Most Booked

134 Reviews
  1. georgef

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Much too noisy to enjoy a great meal for a special dining outing.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was so good, we came here two nights in a row 😅 Karie, our server, was wonderful and so friendly. Food was amazing as always. So accommodating for food allergies and preferences, while still offering incredible food choices. Best place for a date night!

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  3. ToddA

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Mattie was a great server. Food was good. Restaurant was loud.

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  4. GordonH

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We came in last night, and it was not a good night at all. We brought some out of town friends to dinner, spent almost $300.00, and it literally took us over 90 minutes to get our food out. They kept coming up with different excuses, but ultimately the food came out and it didn't even come out altogether. It was not a night to remember

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  5. JLynn

    Springfield

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mother’s Day Buffet was absolutely amazing!!! Everything was so delicious! I told my family it was the best meal I’d ever eaten!!!

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  6. PaulR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was terrific. Service exceptional and great location. Absolutely loved it to say the least

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was unbelievable experience! Great service, food, ambiance, extremely accommodating! Place is so cute and everything we got was absolutely AMAZING. Highly recommend.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably the best steak I have ever had! Service was outstanding!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Will come back! Food was stellar! Presentation was spot on!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food always has such great flavor. Drinks are top notch!! You HAVE to get appetizers. Wait staff is so friendly and the owner is so personable. It’s a perfect place for a date night or celebration of something!

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  11. Elizabeth

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lively vibe, amazing food, friendly service! We'll come back!

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  12. HilaryA

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dinner completely at Retro Metro! It was our first time to dine there! Our waitress Ryley was excellent! She offered suggestions and helped me with my severe food allergies. Everything came out amazing and tasted great! We will be back and loved that we found a new fave place!

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  13. julieb

    Baja California Sur

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, and I loved the extras they give you without ordering….charcuterie starter and delicious bread! And, we got to see one of our favorite servers, Carrie!

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  14. JennyT

    Springfield

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly the best restaurant in SW Missouri. Food is always amazing. Service is above and beyond. Ambience is perfect. They have a wonderful wine list and cocktails are fabulous. Tiramisu is the best I’ve ever had and my husband is in love with the Death by Chocolate Cake. Super moist. We will be back many, many times. Thank you Retro Metro for a wonderful experience every time.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service is always outstanding! Will continue to go back time and time again! Great for date nights, catching up with friends, or meeting up with family!

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  16. JohnT

    Springfield

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Got there in time for happy hour apps and they were incredible. Calamari, wagyu slider and the fried spinach. My wife got a pork dish that she wouldn’t have if she knew it was hammered flat, breaded, and fried. I got the Friday special of Prime Rib and while I know it’s a fatty cut maybe half of my plate was edible (plus is was tough and for whatever reason we had to ask for steak knives vs having them supplied). Overall it was low end high cost meal. Our entire bill for 2 drinks each and tip was close to $250…. Our first experience there was amazing. This experience made us rethink it being our “nice place to eat on the southwest side”. I’d happily go and order the entire happy hour menu vs ordering another steak there. Generally disappointing for the cost.

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  17. paigep

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistently great food, service and wines !

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Honestly, the first time we went was really good on the food quality. However, this experience was very disappointing. We had the lobster bisque and it was very salty. And the scallops came out raw. The short rib tasted like roast beef and the pasta was very oily. I will say the service was outstanding.

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  19. DawnS

    Springfield

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The crispy spinach appetizer was AMAZING! The cashew chicken lettuce wrap & garlic chicken pastry puffs were ok. The music was way too loud when we first arrived, but when the lunch crowd thinned out the music softened. It was a unique dining experience, but not really my circle of friends' thing.

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  20. TracyH

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening with great service and food.

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  21. JennyT

    Springfield

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place in Springfield without a doubt. The food is amazing.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were welcomed with prompt & smiling hostess. Food was delicious and our server Erin was very helpful with food selections & great service.

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  23. DannyB

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing!!! Great service! Definitely would recommend to anyone wanting some great food.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal I’ve had in years!! Absolutely amazing!!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is always fantastic! Great food!! Our favorite menu item is the Kollmeyer! Just incredible!!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative menu, fresh ingredients, excellent service and a really cool atmosphere. I highly recommend you check out Retro Metro!

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  27. Paul

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm, welcoming atmosphere. Fun, lively vibe. Terrific food. Varied menu, special events, and private rooms. Full bar and extensive wine list. Owners are hands-on accessible and circulate through the restaurant regularly each day. Restrooms are inviting and creative with amenities.

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  28. VirginiaJ

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    When requesting a high top in bar area need to specify at table not bar My height doesn't work well with eating at the bar

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as usual. Great food. Great service. Will definitely be back.

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  30. BrianT

    Springfield

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very good as our waiter, Kevin, was very attentive. We ordered two appetizers, soup, salad, and the strip loin steak. The food was beyond delicious, as this restaurant has become a top three favorite in the Springfield area. 

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Retro Metro continues to make perfect steaks after 3 visits! The last visit was for Valentines Day, so we waited for drinks and food a lot longer than usual, but the service itself was great. I wish the space was larger because if you get a center table, you get bumped and feel cramped. Food is overall just delicious!

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  32. tag101

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Valentines late lunch and happy hour made for an enjoyable meal. Many menu options ~ incredible apps, entrees and drinks. Delicious!

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  33. JoeM

    Springfield

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate in the Retro Room, which was quiet and comfortable. Our server could not have been more attentive, or nicer. The wine (Love You Bunches 2022} was an unexpected pleasure from Stolpman Vineyards, which we have visited and enjoyed. Both of our entrees were well-prepared of fresh, quality ingredients; unfortunately the chef was somewhat heavy-handed with the salt in both the carbonara and the risotto (served with the halibut). Creme brulee was excellent. We'll be back, of course; we'll just ask for less salt.

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  34. RandyK

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary there and the food was over the top great. We had Kevin as our waiter and he is absolutely the best.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in town!!!! Great menu with lots of options! Chef Tiny and Hana are the best!!

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  36. ScottT

    Springfield

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy our time at Retro Metro. Great food, Great service. Erin s always a joy as our server.

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  37. JaredM

    Springfield

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Retro Metro is really good. It is also kind of expensive as well. To me it seems a little crowded and noisy for the pricing. However, the food is good and the serving team was great.

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  38. GuestUser

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here with a large party. We typically go to Flame or Char, but heard good things and wanted to try it out. The waiter we had was super short in responses when we asked questions about the items on the menu. Some of us have food intolerances and needed the waiter to clarify some things. Our water was never refilled and we had to go to the bar to get our drinks refilled numerous times. Waiter never checked on our food after it was delivered. Food was terrific, but we were not impressed for the level of service that was expected. We ran into another couple we knew and they were sitting by us, also complaining about the lack of service. Also, the payment service… do not have your waiter standing behind you when you insert your card to pay, watch you enter your tip option, and “suggest” a tip amount. Super uncomfortable payment process and definitely needs to be looked into.

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  39. DRJTP

    Springfield

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Started with 2 Oysters 🦪 Rockefeller and a delightful Caesar “grandma style” (with anchovies) CoCo Pasta Espresso Short Ribs Parm Corn Bacon Parm Risotto

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Had to wait 30 min. for a table even though had a reservation. Did not have proper vintage of wine ordered from menu. Tried to pass off inferior vintage. Ended up being offered a more expensive wine which turned out to be disappointing. Caesar salad overdressed, but steaks and sides were excellent.

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FAQs

Retro Metro is rated 4.7 stars by 134 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 Retro Metro

2150 W Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65807-5728

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Springfield
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Happy Hour, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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