The Metrograph Commissary

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67 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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S
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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DQ
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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EO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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OB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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y
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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K
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience. Pleasant lighting and incredible French toast

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The Metrograph Commissary has a nice somewhat limited menu and really good food. It can get noisy, making it difficult to talk and it's pricey. If you want to eat and have anything but an entrée it really adds up, and their wine and cocktail prices are exaggerated. Service can be slow depending on how busy they are. However, they do ask if you have a movie ticket and are more attentive if you have to make a show.

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KK
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 2ambience 1

disgusting and expensive.
Never had such a bad wine, and cafeteria food for 136 dollars

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good, but the servers couldn’t be bothered.

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to be in New York. Greatest film programming, incredible food, great drinks, amazing ambience. I wish more things in life were as good as Metrograph.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love thé place and concept

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P
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Wonderful ambiance. I've always had a good experience.

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NS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in NYC. Vibe is great, food is great, service is the best.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Short Rib was extremely fatty, to the point where it was mostly fat. Need to work on this. Burrata was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Not sure what happened to the food. Hope there is a different dinner staff. Huevos rancheros were swimming in thin unappetizing liquid.

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p
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent time at Commissary! I had been to the theater at Metrograph many times but hadn't yet eaten at its restaurant. The seating areas are refreshingly spacious and comfortable, but the space has a good ambiance and a lively level of energy and conversation. The food isn't the absolute best in the area but it's quite good--my only complaint is that the menu is fairly limited. The drinks, however, are excellent (among the best in the area, especially for the price).

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J
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

This was Christmas Day and Kitchen was way understaffed which resulted in over 40 minutes wait after we ordered.

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great staff, attentive but not overbearing. I'd advise for a stylish sit down.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is everything. From the food to the service to the atmosphere. Forget having a movie theater. It’s all round a great place to hang and feel like your in a French Noir Film.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food & dark sexy room. Will be returning again soon.

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n
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time for me. the servers are really friendly and food is simply amazing.

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Went for a business lunch during the week day at around 1:30p. It was quiet and great for discussion surrounded in a well designed and airy environment. That said, if you're hungry this will not suit. Also, I asked to change something ever so slightly on the menu and the waitress told me that they can't make any changes to the menu. I literally asked for a boiled egg as a side dish. Nope. I ordered their Cesar salad, it was very good but a very small portion.

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GS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the burger. Not on the menu and it is excellent. Just ask for it.

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GS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our best experiences. Neat place!

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RC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The cauliflower cake was delicious. The beet salad was very good. The pumpkin in browned butter was amazing. The service was very spotty. My friend asked for a seltzer from 3 different waitstaff - and received it by the time we were done with dinner.

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g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space with understated decor, friendly and attentive staff, excellent cocktails (I had the Aviation), wonderful food but portions a bit small and pricey. Server asked if we were seeing a film so he could time our order accordingly.

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ME
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple, classic menu is always a hit, the cocktails are inventive and fun, wine list is solid, and they’ll always get you to your movie seat on time.

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JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent spot for brunch after the 11:00 am screening that we saw.

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JS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Levels of salt were all over the map - one dish way under salted, another way over. Roasted Chicken, under. Vegetarian dish was in danger of being outstanding but was way too salty. Carrots on the halibut were borderline raw. Everything was good conceptually, but technique was poor. And we had a rookie waiter that couldn’t answer any questions. He didn’t bother to get answers, he just bullshi$$ed or answered curtly. Wanted to like it, but it was hard.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is fantastic, and the timing between apps and entrees was perfect. Staff was extremely attentive, and went above and beyond to take care of a minor issue with boxing our leftovers. My favorite place to eat!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been longtime customers at the Metrograph, but this was our first time dining at the Commissary. They were lovely over the phone when I needed to switch the reservation. The service was impeccable. The skylight is a dream. The poached eggs were delicious.

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WD
Berlin
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a great spot. It has a beautiful but unpretentious environment. The service was really friendly and attentive. And the food was spectacular across the board. It's such a nice balance for NYC and I look forward to going back.

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SW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fantastic space, great food, and right above the theater, can't beat it. Saw Indiana Jones on Father's Day and really enjoyed the entire experience.

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F
New York Area
248 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Really interesting place!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Tiny plates! Not enough food

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