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“Wouldn't go back” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge

Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
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Ranked #51 of 347 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Metropolitan specializes in farm-to-table cooking. We strive to source our ingredients from local farms purveyors.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Wouldn't go back”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

It's like a Monet...good from a distance but messed up up close. The food sounds good, the place looks cute, and the atmosphere seems like it would be fun. But it was terrible. The food was over priced, and super bland/average. The service was bad, and it wasn't busy, and worst...there were foul smells coming from some sewage somewhere.

I really wanted to like it, but it just wasn't happening at all. Not sure what the hype is about, but unless you've been to every other great venue in Annapolis and are bored, skip this one. Sorry.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Gettysburg
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Too many good restaurants to waste your time here”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

If you promote serving breakfast you should be ready to go when the doors open, instead of starting to clean up from the night before and just putting the coffee on. The dining room temperature was cold and the staff was trying to quickly sweep, vacuum and wipe tables from the night before. Coffee was weak, menu options confusing, food just fair and a little cold (because the room was so cold). Then they started playing loud head banging music...not good for the early morning wake up nerves. They just aren't ready for mornings!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Annapolis, Maryland
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Skip it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

I live in Annapolis and love to go out to eat. And there are lots of choices. I won't choose this one again. This location has hosted a few different "themes" over the last few years. The current owners, Jody and Gavin,are the original owners and also own several other restaurants in Annapolis. I have given tried each one of the "themes" of this particular location , because I like to support local business. They have not gotten it quite right yet here. Everything has potential and doesn't live up to it. The food descriptions sound great, but are just mediocre, and I have tried a few times now. The last time, it was very busy and we were told it was 1.5 hour wait by a pretty rude waitress. We sat at the bar. It was extremely loud, noise levels need to get worked on. Again food was just ok, service was just ok. Our favorite restaurant that is consistently good that Jody and Gavin own is Tsunami, down the street. I don't know if they are stretching themselves too thin, but there is too much good competition in Annapolis to waste money here.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Kitchen In Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

This was the first restaurant I visited when I moved to town and I haven't left yet. The atmosphere is fantastic- the staff is always friendly and welcoming, as are the other patrons. The food is fresh and mostly organic though many options could still be considered delicious comfort food. I particularly recommend the pancakes!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Annapolis, Maryland
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Terrific lunch spot and a great place for dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I've been here for both a quick lunch at the bar and after dinner drinks recently and it's top notch both ways. There's a friendly ambiance in the bar for lunch, with locals and guest musicians hanging out, talking, watching game shows. The rooftop is a place at night for live djs and great views of the city.

Visited December 2012
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