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Metropolitan Cafe

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8 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728 (South St (Route 79))
Bus service to Downtown Freehold, Freehold Borough
732.780.9400
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Metropolitan Cafe offers Preferred Seating. While we will try to...
The Metropolitan Cafe offers Preferred Seating. While we will try to accommodate reservation requests for patio seating, we cannot guarantee availability. There may be an additional wait upon arrival if you choose to dine on our outdoor patio. Thank you for choosing Metropolitan Cafe. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Martini

We went here for martinis and enjoy the atmosphere and I must say that if you are looking for a nice lounge feel and a fabulous martini I would certainly recommend it. We love that they offer you the shaker and we never felt rushed even though we were sitting at the bar at a busy time. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
krissy S
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Spring Lake, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went here for martinis and enjoy the atmosphere and I must say that if you are looking for a nice lounge feel and a fabulous martini I would certainly recommend it. We love that they offer you the shaker and we never felt rushed even though we were sitting at the bar at a busy time. It's wonderful that... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Right off the bat I have to say the highlight of our meal was our server Rick. This is a guy who knows how to make his diners feel special. We made a few substitutions to the menu that went over without a hitch. The lobster mac & cheese was full of real lobster meat and very flavorful. The sweet... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

The food was good and so was the service but definitely not worth the price they think they are a 5 star restaurant. For 2 people 180.00 is a little too expensive.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had dinner last night with friends and everything was delicious. I had Chilean Sea Bass and others had Surf and Turf, Also shared Kale Caesar salad, and it came out split without even asking. Drinks were large and made well. My friend had the Gin, Cucumber and mint collins: Yum. Service was great too. Can't say how much I always... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Metropolitan Cafe is clearly the best upscale restaurant in the Freehold area. Both appetizers and main dishes can be traditional or unique. Who would have thought that a Kale Caesar Salad would be so good! Seafood, steaks chicken and specialty dishes are always cooked to perfection. Service is excellent. The bar is always filled with people. The restaurant has... More 

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Oakland, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Was looking for a cute place to have lunch on a Saturday, stumbled on this and glad we did. Very warm atmosphere walking in, seems like it'd be a great night spot. Wasn't expecting much, but ordered Brie lollipops (3 mini Brie "pops", each on a crostini). It came with plenty of fruit as well, and was an awesome appetizer.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Had dinner with three friends. Ordered drinks and 25 minutes later we still had nothing, not even water. The waiter disappeared. Then he shows up with a tray that contained our drinks, coffees for another table, and water for a table next to us. Aside from the poor service the food was not very good. I ordered filet and lobster.... More 

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New Jersey
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130 reviews 130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

the Metropolitan Cafe has lots to offer and is the "in" place to dine or hang out in Freehold. The bar has a relaxing lounge where you can enjoy a wide range of libations with a lots of young professionals. The food is tasty and served beautifully. They also have sushi. There are so many appealing dishes you'll want to... More 

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Forked River, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Not only was the food excellent and nicely presented but so was the service. The staff was pleasant, courteous and efficient. Our server Rich new all aspects of the menu and the wine list.

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Jackson, NJ
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97 reviews 97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My wife and I unexpectedly found a local restaurant we wanted to try was not open for lunch and so we decided to try the Metropolitan Café. Our lunch was very good, and we wished we had ordered a second serving of the Shrimp Dumplings which were excellent. My Bacon and Cheddar Burger was large, hot and tasty and only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
    (South St (Route 79))
  • Public Transportation: Bus service to Downtown Freehold, Freehold Borough
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Freehold
  • Phone Number: 732.780.9400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

The Metropolitan Cafe offers Preferred Seating. While we will try to accommodate reservation requests for patio seating, we cannot guarantee availability. There may be an additional wait upon arrival if you choose to dine on our outdoor patio. Thank you for choosing Metropolitan Cafe. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?