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Metropolis Cafe

4.5
4.5
1551 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
A cozy and casual cafe overlooking bustling Tremont Street, in Boston’s Historic South End. Offering our guests fine dining, hospitality and casual dining prices. We serve dinner nightly including a popular neighborhood brunch on Saturday and Sunday

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 247-2931

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dolly Bourommavong

  • Private party contact

    Micaela Cullinan: (617) 247-2931

  • Neighborhood

    South End

  • Cross street

    Between Clarendon St.and Dartmouth St.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Bus stops near our front door at 584 Tremont Street <br />Green Line T stops, Back Bay and Copley <br />Silver Line on Washington Street

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,551 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. JS

    JenniS

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch on Saturday morning. Everything was amazing. Our waiter could not have been more personable or attentive. The service was spot on. The food was delicious…between the 3 of us we tried the huevos rancheros, the pastrami reuben, pancakes and cheesy grits. No complaints at all, in fact, far from it! My friend said it was one of the best reubens she had ever had! I had been to Metropolis a bunch of times for dinner but this was my first time for brunch. I will be back!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet dinner after Boston marathon. Food was terrific. Loved the bean soup.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint local place with a cool vibe, delicious food and friendly service! We enjoyed ourselves very much and would come back if we make it to Boston again!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great location and ambiance. The food was a bit heavy, without nuance for my taste, but good. Nice people.
  5. LG

    LaurieG

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with fresh seasonal food, deliciously prepared, and a super-friendly and welcoming staff. A favorite!
  6. SS

    SouthShore

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Food, atmosphere and service. Mickey is great.
  7. C

    Clamshucker

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Metropolis is a very nice restaurant with very well prepared food and a nice ambience. The food was outstanding. The service itself was excellent. However, it was noted to us, just a few minutes before 7 pm, that our table was reserved for another party at 7pm. We really had just been able to get part way through our entrees, and it certainly would have been more pleasant to actually have time to order desert, coffee and to be able to linger. One other note: we ordered G it would be nice if some better quality alternatives were available.
  8. N

    Nina

    New England

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Rushed out when there were tons of tables. The hostess is rude for zero reason.
  9. BH

    BethH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant! Best brunch around for good value.
  10. g

    girlsbrunchout

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious -- my friend and I both had an omelette, service was fantastic. All was great. Thank you.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Got the metropolis breakfast. Wasn’t asked if I wanted bacon or sausage and it automatically came with bacon. Ended up ordering a side of breakfast sausage since I really wanted sausage. Annoyed that I wasn’t given the choice and also that the specials weren’t shared with us.
  12. AG

    AnneG

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful - feels like home
  13. N

    Nina

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding food, great service. Not always the most welcoming host staff even with a resi.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I got the prix fixe restaurant 3 course special. It was fantastic. My friend and I gushed over every course. I woke up and am still thinking about my meal. I will be back and excited to have found a restaurant to add to my favorites.
  15. MM

    MichaelM

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a wonderful experience and our server was super accommodating!
  16. Y

    Yogaenthusiast

    New England

    136 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our first time at the Metropolis Cafe was great, and we look forward to returning. The menu options are terrific, and food well executed. The waitstaff is friendly and well-informed. We were there for brunch, so didn't study the available drinks, and can't comment on that.
  17. MR

    MaddieR

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great brunch food & drinks! An intimidate venue with a cute charm. Definitely recommend a reservation as there is limited space
  18. L

    Laura

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was sweet. Service was attentive. The food was delicious and served hot to the table. Will definitely return!
  19. K

    Kathy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our brunch was excellent. Food was very good and the service was outstanding. Small but very cozy restaurant. We would definitely go to Metropolis Cafe again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. The strawberry margarita was delicious. Food was amazing. I had the rigatoni. The pasta was perfect al dante and the sauce was very well seasoning.
  21. MF

    MaureenF

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    The host and waitstaff were welcoming and friendly. The food was all delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  22. A

    Alaa

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was so nice and friendly, the brunch food was great and I love how this little place with it’s intricate ceiling and mosaic floor makes me feel like I’m in Paris.
  23. S

    Suzie

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Never again.
  24. a

    anon

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    elite risotto, soup was amazing as well, and excellent service
  25. T

    Terri

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy spot on a cold night! Great dinner and attentive service. One of my favorite spots in the South End.
  26. G

    Gman

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly service and just a cozy wonderful space.
  27. j

    jgcor

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always
  28. KT

    KathyT

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is a gem that serves really good food and cocktails at reasonable prices. Service is always excellent and friendly.
  29. BC

    BarbaraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Something for everyone! Service and vibe are awesome
  30. GH

    GaryH

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall a great experience with excellent food and service. One small glitch: we requested my wife's leftovers be boxed to take home, but they were mistakenly tossed out. Our server then had the kitchen prepare a small, fresh portion to replace the food that was tossed. Exceptional customer service.
  31. S

    Scott

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to the Metropolis when we head to the theater. The drink and food always exceed our expectations. Just a fun, urban restaurant.
  32. DD

    DotDiner

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got there after seeing a play, and were very near the kitchen closing time. No problem! They accommodated us graciously, and the food was delicious -- especially my pork osso bucco. the staff was excellent -- there was a medical incident at another able that involved EMTs arriving and administering CPR, but they handled it all with total aplomb. I would (and will) go back to this restaurant any time.
  33. m

    missioneater

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The rigatoni is the best!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been eating at Metropolis since it opened in 1995! I hadn’t been back in several year. Last night (2/13) we had a FANTASTIC dinner! Our server was charming and efficient! The atmosphere was beautiful. The metropolis hasn’t changed and I’m glad for that. A Boston classic!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Food tastes good but the portions are too small for the price. I got two slices of bread on my plate that could have been just one slice cut in two. They had an apple cider mimosa on their specials that was really good. The place has a cool vibe. I’d go back to grab a few drinks at the bar and get a side of hash. Maybe not for a whole meal.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our favorite. The roast chicken is the best in town
  37. R

    Rygo

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wondering- atmosphere is cozy. Service was great.
  38. KD

    KenD

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Metropolis. The food was outstanding - we had the duck fettuccine and the chicken truffle risotto. Mikey took great care of us - we will be back!
  39. P

    Paul

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, server was very nice, just a really nice time.
  40. d

    diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, great service, great food. All around great experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Metropolis Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 247-2931.

Metropolis Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 1551 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Clarendon St.and Dartmouth St.

  • Neighborhood

    South End

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Bus stops near our front door at 584 Tremont Street Green Line T stops, Back Bay and Copley Silver Line on Washington Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dolly Bourommavong

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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