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“Nice atmosphere, good food”
Review of Metropolitan Grill

Metropolitan Grill
Ranked #2 of 680 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $38
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: An eclectic mix of world cuisine, innovative drinks and stimulating people. We are the "Cheers" of fine dining, located in Springfield, MO. Springfield's only location to receive the Wine Spectator's 2016 Award of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, good food”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

I have eaten here many times over the past few years when I'm in town... I like the atmosphere and vibe of the restaurant, it reminds me more of a city, and the food is good, but the entrees are hit or miss each time I'm here. This time I called during the day to make a reservation, and when we arrived for dinner our name had never been written down, so we had to start out at the bar tables. The hostess was great, she apologized and got us to the first available table. We both had the pan seared sea bass with saffron. The quality of the fish itself was excellent, but once it was pan seared in oil, with the creamy sauce, and the fried clams on top (which I didn't expect because it was described as a "chowder"), and the side of bacon risotto, it was just way too heavy. I did weekly undercover ratings for different restaurants in Chicago for an entire year, and I can't say I ever had a fish dish so rich. I felt like I needed referral for a cardiology consult and a gallon of water on the way out! That aside, the rest of our meal was nice, the calamari and wedge salad were really good.

  • Visited April 2013
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osage beach, mo. usa
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great modern food restaurant”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

They have some of the best appetizers I've ever had. They have a pastry sack with cheese that you just have to have. They also have great steaks. They are the sister restaurant of Santa Fe grill sharing the same chef. Great

Visited February 2013
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Bradenton, Florida
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding food with a touch of fun”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We attended with friends and the food was outstanding. Flash fried spinach was delicious and unique. Very urban, but has a unique, but unobtrusive free photo booth. The free photo booth was a hit with my daughter. The clean and sharp restrooms also have some great features not experienced elsewhere, but I will leave those for you to discover.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Manatee75
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Springfield, Missouri
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“What?”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This has got to be the most overrated restaurant I have ever been to. I have been there on a number of occasions and it never musters an overall performance grade of above average. Not much of a price value at MG.

  • Visited March 2013
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fine dining in a non-stuffy environment”
Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

The food here is consistently good. We eat here on special occasions since it is a little more expensive than our average meal out. We love their flash fried spinach, the blackened tuna in Bloody Mary reduction, the filet is always perfectly prepared, Gouda mashed potatoes are delicious & even the creamed corn is the tastiest we've ever had. Never had a disappointing meal here & the service is dead on.

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