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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
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Never disappoints

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Joycee62
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Freehold, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Freehold, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Freehold, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Their fresh rolls and spread are outstanding. The only place I will treat myself to a burger & fries-exceptional. Family loves many of their more upscale entrees and each is presented with class & visual appeal. Younger set visits with the late night crowd for drinks and rave as well.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Hey, guys, Freehold is not New York. We won't bother returning. When a dinner costs over $100 per couple without drinks, we expect perfection. The food is decent. But, it does not warrant the high numbers.

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Alexandria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This used to be our favorite place when we visited family in the area. However, we will not be coming back after our last visit. There must have been a change in management. A lot of rules. No bread until menus picked up. Cannot order appetizers until you order your meal. We had two young children and wanted to place... 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

Questions & Answers

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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?