When sitting at Metropole, I really feel like I closed my eyes for one second...and landed in the heart of Paris.
A truly stereotypical French brasserie; Metropole is perfectly situated (although there isin't much of a view) it is quite and nonetheless a nice sight of the downtown area.
The service is really good and mostly friendly (as friendly as the French can get ;p). And the setting is very elegant without being pretentious.
The menu is quite extensive and really well executed! My only concern is that it is overly expensive for a "brasserie". You would never pay those prices in Paris. Were it not for that, I would be there on a bi-weekly basis.
It is a great place for family, friends, romantic diners, or a nice afternoon tea/coffee and dessert.
When the weather permits, I would highly recommend sitting outside.