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Metro 8

748 9th Street, Durham, NC
919 416 1700
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Ranked #5 of 634 restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Durham
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I've only had margaritas at Metro 8 thus far, but they were among the very best margaritas I've ever had. They are hand-crafted. These are not pre-made or from a mix, but lovingly-created and delivered. They really were that good. If their attention to food detail is anything like the drinks, I'm sure it's wonderful I can't wait to get... More

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Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Metro 8 is a find in Durham and great for a nicer night out. The atmosphere is relaxed but charming and the food is very good. I came in on a random Monday night and was a little disappointed in receiving slow service when it was only me and a few other folks in the restaurant, but that aside, definitely... More

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North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Visited here after show at DPAC. So glad we did! Mojitos were awesome and we highly recommend them. Churrasco, tuna, and lamb chops were all very well prepared. Topped off the evening with the tiramisu and chocolate soufflé. Atmosphere, decor, music, food and service were all excellent. Will dine here again....hopefully soon!

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Apex, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

There is now a lot to do in Durham. Brightleaf Square and the American Tobacco Campus get a lot of attention - and draw a lot of people. Hidden away just a mile or two away is Ninth Street. What an eclectic set of shops and restaurants. Among them is Metro8. Fabulous find. The menu has an Argentinian flare and... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Metro 8 is a nice restaurant, ok decor and ambiance, and very nice staff but with just ok food. The empanada with the side sauce was the only thing we liked. The chorizo was ok but the sauce tasted funny. The churrasco with sweet potatoes fries were average, and the filet mignon was just ok and side of spinach lack... More

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Boise, Idaho
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Celebrated our anniversary here and can not say enough about the food. I had the caper chicken, my husband a steak. The sauce in the caper chicken was out of this world! My mouth was truly in heaven. My hubby liked his steak too. We each had a delicious salad and the melted provolone to start. Yum Yum Yum. Just... More

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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Un believable quality of food cuisine wine pairing and service. First time there and it wont be the last. Cassie and Katie made the evening memorable all 4 of us let the server pick our meal and it could not have been netter the wines they chose and the quality portion size and ambiance made it a truly memorable experience.... More

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New England
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Flank Steak with Chimichuri sauce and the mint-encrusted tuna were the entree selections we opted for... they were great! The VERY rich provoleta appetizer was a decadent gooey delight. The servers were spot on and very accommodating; a team effort to be sure. The character-filled old building is a great backdrop for this upscale restaurant. The wine list is sufficient... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The steaks look great here, though I've never ordered one. Their seafood and pasta dishes are excellent. The chef has several Latin American dishes on the menu as well. The empanadas are great as well as the crab stuffed shrimp, which were served with lovely pickled okra. The sushi I grade tuna special was outstanding and I can't resist the... More

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Mocksville, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Everything I had at Metro 8 (Jalapeno Cilantro Cream Cheese spread for the bread, Provoleta, Pumpkin Soup and Lamb Chops – yes we were hungry!) was absolutely delicious!!!

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