The Metrograph Commissary

4.5
97 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Metrograph Commissary is inspired by the studio eateries from Hollywood’s golden age, where stars would enjoy their meals alongside their producers, crews, and stagehands. Designed to be a similarly welcoming place for New York’s thriving community of filmmakers and moviegoers, and a new destination for our evolving local neighborhood around lower Ludlow Street, The Metrograph Commissary is comprised of a lobby bar, restaurant and restaurant bar.
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPatriciaF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food-innovative salads-great steak frites!

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Travelforfood
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service makes you feel indifferent, come in spend or don’t come in and spend, we can care less. That is the feeling you get as you are walking in. You feel, as if you are being spoken to by the staff, not a welcoming conversation. Slow service and a slight feeling of judgment came from our waitress.

Staff is more concerned with each other, how they look, and not with service.


My first time and last all in one visit. Would not recommend to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful—Service, food, ambiance, pace. Got it all.

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Veronica
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Metrograph Commissary had a cool retro vibe and we loved the intimate atmosphere. The food was very good and the choices were abundant. The cocktails were fun and the staff was very friendly. Chef Nic even came out to see how our meal was and we appreciated his time. It was a great place for a date night!

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vipECoh
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to the Metrograph for a film and brunch. The french toast was delicious. The room has a nice atmosphere and the service is appropriately attentive.

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vipGaryH
London
47 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Commissary is the ideal spot before taking in a film at the Metrograph. Comfortable, creative food, easy flow of people. We had fish and vegetarian entres, both moderately priced, and a terrific cauliflower cake side. The chocolate flourless cake had more chocolate-cherry sauce than needed. A limited selection of wines by the glass, but good choices. We heartily recommend the Commissary.

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CelesteL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is surprisingly good. In a par with good NYC restaurants. I had cod beignets and then steak frites. The almond cake was fabulous. Definitely make a res for a Friday night. They don’t rush you. It’s crowded but your personal space is respected. Lots of people talking but perfectly possible to have a conversation across the table.
Check it out!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I opted to eat hear before an 8:15 viewing of Uncut Gems. Service was EXCELLENT; everyone was super helpful and kind. Very tasty food, only black mark was lack of interesting vegan options. Only thing I could eat was a bowl of spaghetti. Felt like a I got a kids meal. 😢 But I’m and adult vegan and did check the menu in advance. Was hopeful for a special. So still 5 stars. Can’t knock em for something I knew going in.

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vipPatriciaF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. A downtown jewel.

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vipJanFF2
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Citrus Salad: Perfect! So glad to have a light meal option amid all finer items!

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vipElizabethI
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a fave. Great food and srink!

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Malcolm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like this place a lot, and it is in a part of the city that is not yet boutiqued and arted and hipstered to death.

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LouisM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious, and the wait staff was incredibly polite. Dishes are a bit pricey, but totally normal for a higher scaled NYC restaurant.

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RandallS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was so nice and the food was amazing. We had the best experience

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gbelverio
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent and the space is beautiful. Vibe is a little too clubby and loud. The service is perfunctory and efficient but very impersonal and a bit cold. There was a feeling we were being rushed.

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CarrieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently lovely, and it provides a great environment for a pleasant chat before or after a movie.

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WilliamF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good drinks, and the shisito peppers were cooked as we asked (blistered & burnt). Salad with seared tuna, spiced duck breast, and cauliflower all delicious. Friendly, attentive service. Would definitely go back, esp. after a screening downstairs.

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vipChrisA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional location for a good time. Always a perfect choice for food, service and entertainment.

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LeslieL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service! Always a good people watching scene as well.

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NickS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere; a more bohemian Odeon is the vibe. So much more than dinner and a movie.

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stabriella
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It can get loud before and after special screenings, but late on a Monday it was generously quiet. The service and food is outstanding. Highly recommended.

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vipChristopherF
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue!

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ileenr
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Slow service, but a fine meal nonetheless. Cauliflower cake a big hit.

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Nycttt
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Nice place and good food. Our waiter was not great that evening but everyone else was very friendly. I’ve been here several times at different hours and the food is always interesting. Space is nice and chill.

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vipOcean
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a relaxed 1960-70’s film vibe atmosphere, good music. Only complaint was that the air conditioning was jacked up too high.

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JacquelineH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, the lamb was to die for 🌹🌹🌹

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

$11 for the endive salad was a joke. They had just a few endives, a smattering of radishes, some olive oil and a teaspoon of sunflower seeds. Total ripoff. Burgers were merely okay for the price. We spent $50 on the salad and two burgers and I left hungry.

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Bronwyn
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Made a reservation an hour before our film. Took them 30 minutes to take our order. By that time they told us it was took late to order any food... we were never able to ear dinner, just some fries...

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vipidlewyld
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outstanding squash blossoms and infused Mezcal cocktail. Good steak and duck. Also, loved the fresh tasting zucchini terrine. The frizzante Gragnano delicious as well as novel. Helpful service. The space is on the second floor of an Art movie house.

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citygirl
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived at for our reservation only to be told that the restaurant is closed for a private party. If that wasn't bad enough, the "restaurant manager" told me that it was impossible for us to even have a reservation--even after I showed her my confirmation. Who wants to be called a liar when they arrive at a restaurant for what they're hoping will be a festive evening of good food with friends? If there's confusion with a reservation, a good manager would at least apologize and suggest alternatives. Instead, we were left on a stinky street to fend for ourselves.

And then I remembered the last time I had dinner at Metrograph. The service was terrible and the food was meh. This restaurant is a little bit of flash and absolutely no substance (or taste).

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vipNY2World
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful meal here -- ordered 6 appetizers and 4 entrees among 5 people. The cheeses, stuffed squash blossoms, steak tartar, chicken entree and duck entree were outstanding. Our various cocktails were also memorable. (The spaghetti with plain tomato sauce was just "average" and tomato salad was salty.) Loved the spacious boho atmosphere -- definitely unusual in Manhattan. We chose Metrograph as an excuse to come to this part of the lower east side -- we had noticed the new Essex Market on a taxi ride out to Brooklyn, and realized there was more new stuff in this corner of the city than we knew. Walked back (westward) on Canal, a revelation of trendy bars and chinatown bus companies!

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great staff, great look, great atmosphere.

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ClevelandA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s always a lovely experience meeting at the Cmmissary. It’s like being in a 1935 Parisian spot, perfect for discussing the movie or just catching up with friends.

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DanQ
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE Metrograph! I have been there a dozen times and always have a wonderful time! Will be back again soon!

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ClaudiaD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a lovely Mother’s Day celebratory brunch at the Commissary.
We are bond to do it again next year...

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EvaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is a really nice brunch location, with a great atmosphere and delicious food and drinks. I highly recommend it!

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vipOliviaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very special place with wonderful atmosphere, terrific staff, and excellent food. Highly recommend.

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yulia
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great Place. The portions are a little bit small, but all else is excellent. THANKS!

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Kemet
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little hard to access, but Metrograph makes it more than worthwhile. My date and I both agreed the food was about the best we've ever had. We've been back 3 times and plan to go back with friends...

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Pleasant lighting and incredible French toast

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The Metrograph Commissary is rated 4.5 stars by 97 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.