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Metro North

4.6
4.6
2020 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Metro North featuring Italian Entrees, Seafood, Grilled Meats, Salads, Appetizers. Along with your favorite cocktail, glass of wine or beer on tap there is something for everyone. Reasonable prices in a casual atmosphere. Located at 378 Alexander Road in Princeton, New Jersey with ample parking we also have seating for large parties up to 100 plus and outside dining on our patio.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 454-3121

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We have full service catering available and seating for up to 100 people. Private dining room for smaller groups also available.

  • Private party facilities

    Private rooms are available for 16 and 50 and 100 guests

  • Private party contact

    Whitney: (609) 454-3121

  • Neighborhood

    Princeton

  • Cross street

    378 Alexander Rd

  • Parking details

    We have plenty of parking in our front and back private lots.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,020 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. B

    Bella

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best outdoor dining experience in Princeton. No exhaust. The view is NOT A STREET VIEW...just beautiful. The noise level was low if not nonexistent (vs. the inside Metro North noise level). Our courses were timed perfectly allowing a relaxed no rush dining, The food....of course was greay: temperature, presentation and taste! A perfect night.
  2. t

    tan00

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was disappointing though portion size was huge. Bang Bang Shrimp (appetizer) and sautéed Tilapia were both very watery. It was more like poached Tilapia and tasteless. Desserts were very good.
  3. DS

    DonnaS

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best outdoor dining in the area. Happy to see the place hopping- we dine there several times a month. Feels like Cheers where everyone knows your name!
  4. KS

    KristinS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food is so good. Always
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was slow. Food was good although the bang bang shrimp were soggy.
  6. MM

    MargaretM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor seating area is lovely, service was excellent and the food delicious.
  7. A

    Alfa1

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome as always! The service with Joann was exceptional!!!
  8. CB

    CharlieB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monica was very attentive to our needs. She made it a wonderful dining experience.
  9. R

    Roger

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seated immediately at a good table and was quickly asked my drink preference. Wine came in a few minutes and I gave my order. Good bread with olive oil, not butter. Both the appetizer and meal met the high standards (and taste factor) of all my previous visits. First time I had ordered chicken Marsala, and it won't be the last. Still more items to try on their menu.
  10. M

    Mg22

    Atlantic City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor patio are is lovely. It started to rain 1/2 way thru dinner, but you are covered. Food always great!
  11. EW

    EddieW

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as always. One of our favorite restaurants
  12. CC

    CynthiaC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very happy to renew our experience with Metro North and to find the quality of the restaurant has not diminished over the past few years. Outstanding evening.
  13. PS

    PhilipS

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Nice restaurant, good service. However, because the food is the most important, I found the red sauce to be bitter and not to my liking. Had it not been bitter I would have given the food a 4. Something the chef should consider. If they changed the sauce I would recommend it.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    One of my favorite places! Never disappoints. The food and cocktails are delicious. The wait staff are friendly and accommodating.
  15. DG

    DianaG

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch with a friend at Metro North was quite nice. The patio seating with agarden view was very pleasant. Good range of menu choices. The Caesar salad with added shrimp was excellent. Why can't I make the dressing that good? Lunch only served a few days a week, so check the calendar.
  16. GF

    GordonF

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time at Metro North. It won't be the last. My wife had the Veal and Shrimp St. James, and I had the peppercorn crusted Filet. Both were outstanding. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. A great evening out with friends!
  17. DB

    DebraB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful and we enjoyed the restaurant very much
  18. JD

    JosephD

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Apps were good, steaks were great, dessert was great. Wasn’t busy. Food came out fast.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and fair prices!!
  20. DG

    DianaG

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seating on patio. Server Schuyler was knowledgeable, helpful and prompt. Menu has nice range of options and prices.
  21. JD

    JDFoodie

    Philadelphia

    219 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    219 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First off, our server Nicole was just fantastic! She met every request with a smile and efficient response! The shrimp here is perfectly cooked and a very nice size. The seafood fra Diablo over whole wheat penne was delicious, but could have been spicier (crushed red pepper didn’t do it). The seasoned chicken and Stuka salad were both delicious but must have a lot of added sugar as my husband’s blood sugar reading spiked tremendously! But these are personal issues and next time we’ll know to adjust our order. Did not reflect these in the review as this is still an A-1 quality dining experience! Thank you!!!!
  22. CB

    CatherineB

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner at Metro North. The eggplant tower is amazing and the Butterfish pasta dish was delicious! The servers were very nice and everyone had a lovely meal. Will be back again
  23. MB

    MattB

    Atlanta

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Cool spot. Would go back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Service was good, food not much. To add insult to injury, way overpriced for mediocre food.
  25. f

    faithw

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was ok, not worth the price
  26. CB

    CourtneyB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress made our meal. Super nice and extremely efficient.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We come here whenever we want the meal to be special! (40th. Wedding Anniversary)
  28. MH

    MarieH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lots of delicious choices on the menu. Loved the stuffed shrimp and the risotto was the best, creamy and flavorful.
  29. R

    Roger

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Full range menu with lots of choices, distinctive drinks, good wine list, attentive service, plenty of parking. What's not to like? One of my favorite dining choices.
  30. DG

    DebbieGF

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The cocktails were delicious! The food was very good and the portions generous. The service was slow. Our server was great, clearly a experienced server but as with any place you go nowadays she seemed to have a very large number of tables to accommodate.
  31. CP

    ChristineP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We ate outside. The outdoor patio was very nice with some pretty lights and tables were well spaced. Salmon with avocado was very good. Also the warm lava cake for dessert. Portions were nice sized.
  32. JK

    JulieK

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner at Metro North. Food was delicious and we had a great table. Thank you Skylar! We will be back.
  33. J

    Jctmom0717

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Butterfish was amazing. Outstanding service
  34. N

    Nylasmom

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on the patio and were across from a couple who were on a speaker phone during our entire dinner. It was very rude and I wish we had asked to move our table before we realized what was going on.
  35. D

    Dyoung

    Philadelphia

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a good experience at Metro North
  36. LM

    LauraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The appetizer selection had a great variety of seafood, vegetarian, meat - all were delicious and large enough to be shared. The shrimp eggplant rollatini was delicious! Entrees also had many different options to choose from. All 8 people completely enjoyed there meals. Desserts were also large enough to be shared. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening outdoor on the patio.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Food and drinks were good; however, my colleagues felt the staff was rude and was rushing us. We left early to finish dining elsewhere with much more pleasant service.
  38. W

    Wendo

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The patio provides a lovely setting, with delicious food.
  39. LO

    LOU27

    Philadelphia

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal ! Definitely worth the drive.
  40. CN

    CNJGuest

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor seating, covered and enjoyable!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

FAQs

Metro North is rated 4.6 stars by 2020 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


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Metro North

378 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Additional information

  • Cross street

    378 Alexander Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Princeton

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We have plenty of parking in our front and back private lots.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (609) 454-3121

  • Catering

    We have full service catering available and seating for up to 100 people. Private dining room for smaller groups also available.

  • Private party facilities

    Private rooms are available for 16 and 50 and 100 guests

  • Private party contact

    Whitney: (609) 454-3121

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