As is so often the case, MET Back Bay suffers from expansion (original is in Chestnut Hill) and taking advantage of the "tourists" on Newbury Street. This space used to be occupied by Joe's Bar and Grill - and the layout wasn't changed very much. Most notably, the downstairs bar is pretty awful (the restrooms are terrible) and the food choices at the bar are downright poor - and pricey. Upstairs is much nicer. They do have a cozy "library" bar area - but the problem is you can never find a seat because it is so tiny.
I live in the neighborhood and wish this was a better place because I would love to make it a regular place. But overall it's just disappointing for the money you pay.