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Metropolitan Cafe

8 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
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Ranked #39 of 147 Restaurants in Freehold
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: South St (Route 79)
Transit: Bus service to Downtown Freehold, Freehold Borough
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.
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English first
New Jersey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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Freehold, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Oh yeah! 50% off on drinks... There's a live DJ.. we dance and laugh the entire night. I always love Metropolitan Cafe. Not just for nightly fun but even for lunch and dinner! Their seafood are great! We eat here at least twice a month. Drink at the bar at least every weekend!

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Jackson, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I've been here a couple of times and I have always enjoyed the experience. I got dumplings as an appetizer and a great steak dish for dinner, both delicious. We actually had my 3-year old daughter's birthday here and they were very accommodating here; all of the guests raved about the food. One drawback is prices are pretty high. But... More 

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I selected the Metropolitan Café for a special dinner due to its smart décor and great cocktails. But the dining area is limited to a few booths downstairs and the upstairs tables are available only Friday and Saturday. The Asian-inspired menu was interesting, but one shrimp entrée came out cold and the scallop pinwheels dish was mushy. This place caters... More 

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Sayreville, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Went for lunch, my husband and I dine out alot on weekends. This place was beautiful but the food wasn't as good as the place looks. Wouldn't return again. Sorry.

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Additional Information about Metropolitan Cafe

Address: 8 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone Number: 732.780.9400
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Freehold
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Pacific Rim

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