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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: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Nice Lunch

Went here with my sister-in-law for lunch. Prices were good, portions plentiful. She had the salad which was huge and I had the won ton soup. Very good, two huge dumplings, big shrimp, flavorful. Nicely decorated inside. Good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Bunky13
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Phoenix
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Phoenix
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166 reviews 166 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went here with my sister-in-law for lunch. Prices were good, portions plentiful. She had the salad which was huge and I had the won ton soup. Very good, two huge dumplings, big shrimp, flavorful. Nicely decorated inside. Good service.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My boyfriend and I went here on a Monday night, finally nice weather so we ate outside. The hostess and waitress were friendly. We split the spicy girl roll for an app and both ordered the Surf & Turf Saltimbocca. The food really was amazing!! Absolutely nothing bad to write. We will definitely be back for happy hour too!

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Metropolitan was a great restaurant and bar but has become stale. The food is average but the drinks are still great.

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?