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“Destination Level” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Metro

Metro
3524 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
925-284-4422
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Ranked #5 of 63 Restaurants in Lafayette
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: between 1st Street and Moraga Road
Transit: Lafayette BART is within 10 minutes walking distance
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Destination Level”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Metro has it all....great cocktails, delicious signature dishes made with organic sustainable ingredients, and a great neighborhood vibe. It's the perfect place to meet friends, celebrate an occasion or have a family dinner. Beautiful large patio with twinkle lights, and in the colder weather, a lovely and cozy fireplace room. Many new restaurants have popped up recently in Lafayette, but there is a reason that Metro has held onto its customer base and is as popular as ever.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lafayette, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A good ladies gathering place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My hubby and I went for dinner yesterday. I notes-ed that there were many girl/lady groups there. They were happy and noise but it gave me an idea that I should have my girl friends there too some time. The service was very good and so as the food.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Concord
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124 reviews 124 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
“Tasty, nice people, CHOICES”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The menu has many choices, but not overly-aggressive. What we like is the choices of small plates, and the choices of entrees. The food is tasty. Our server, Catalin, was very helpful, and made excellent suggestions, when asked. He also gave us "time" to decide, so we could choose, and eat at our pace, NOT their pace.

There is also a nice wine list with some new wineries to choose from, and some tried and true vintners.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Excellent first dinner experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We've lived in Lamorinda for years and shop in the complex that Metro sits in all the time but haven't taken the time to try it out until this past week. We are regretting that decision as we had a great time there and enjoyed some terrific food! The restaurant is non-descript on the outside but has a nice, casual and pretty modern feel on the inside, with music that is at about the right volume to talk with people at the table but still enjoy what's playing.

We sat inside right next to the patio, and we had terrific waiters who were appropriately attentive but not overbearing and answered all of the different questions people had about the menu. All of the dishes we had were tasty so I'll just list them as recommendations:
- Charcuterie plate with red wine salami, prosciutto, duck liver mousse and toasted bread and tangy Dijon mustard
- Roasted brussel sprouts with lemon aioli
- Duck leg confit with potatoes and veggies
- Crab cakes in a tomato and olive sauce

Given the price point, Metro would be more of a celebration place than an every week type of restaurant but we really look forward to going back again soon!

Visited June 2014
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Palm Desert, California
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
“Great lunch and outdoor seating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a great lunch experience stumbling upon Metro while in Lafayette walking along Mt Diablo Blvd / Our server, Donna, made great menu recommendations and the food was first rate.
Fish & Chips, Caesar Salad, Chicken Sandwich, Hamburger were all prepared to perfection and eating outdoors on their patio in a nice shaded spot only added to the experience. The bar looked like it would be a fun place in the evenings........another time ! / Service was first-rate.....the water glasses were never empty / Highly recommended

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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