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378 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Ranked #28 of 174 Restaurants in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $31
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 378 Alexander Rd
Description: Metro North featuring Italian Entrees, Seafood, Grilled Meats, Salads, Burgers, Sandwiches, Appetizers & Pizza. Along with your favorite cocktail,g lass 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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English first
Manhattan Beach, California, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I initially started going here because it was close to campus, but there is just a great vibe here on Friday and Saturday nights during football season. In early fall they feature a delicious tomato mozzarella salad. I'm not a foodie at all, but this is a fun, bustling place with a helpful staff. Great bar area with a big... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Food was very good, as was the service. The decor is quaint, although the dining room can get loud. I had dinner with colleagues, and everything was great.

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We picked this restaurant as a mid-way point to meet some friends for dinner in the Princeton area, where we could get to the restaurant relatively easily and did not have to deal with paying for parking like we often have to do if we eat in downtown Princeton. We ate at Metro North for dinner last night, and truly... More 

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Somerville, New Jersey
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Last night, 9 of us had an expensive dinner at Metro North. They placed our table in the bar area and the noise was so loud, we literally had to shout to talk to the persons on either side of us. They would not give us separate checks. I told the manager that, considering the discomfort of all the VERY... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We came to celebrate my daughters graduation and found that the menu has been improved. The outdoor seating was not as comfortable as I had hoped but still a pretty setting. We all enjoyed our food and the service was good. We will definitely be back

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

...this sort of restaurant can be great fun and great food. Metro was great fun but was some way short of great food...and the service was so-so. The good news was there was lots of spare tables...but I wonder if that's good news really or just a good indicator. I would call again for a drink and a chat...but eat... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I travel to Princeton infrequently and have eaten here on occasion. Beer selection is adequate. My wine connoisseur friends give the list mixed reviews. Food has always been good. Even though the fare has never been inspiring, this is a far better option than local hotel restaurants or chain restaurants along Route 1. Because my colleagues bring me here more... More 

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new providence, nj
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My sister and I have been to the Metro North Restaurant more than a few times. Every time we go they are always attentive, courteous, and overall pleasant. Never a bad meal. Bartenders Eric and Mike are always there to make sure you have any type of beverage. The food is delicious! From a huge portion of chicken parm, to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We ate here a year ago and thought it was good. You certainly can't beat the prices in Princeton. But on this trip we found the food boring and bland. I had Porcini and Sausage Spaghetti with a carbonara-style Sauce. It was just overtly rich and creamy. Even the flavor of porcinis couldn't get through the sauce. I think they... More 

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South River, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

bar none the food here is wonderfull,the service is fantastic and the prices are not to steep. dined with a group of 12 and no one had a single complaint.

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Additional Information about Metro North

Address: 378 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone Number: 609-454-3121
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 31
Cuisine: Italian

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