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“One of our favorites in Boston” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Metropolis Cafe

Metropolis Cafe
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Ranked #305 of 3,179 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: South End
Cross street: Between Clarendon St.and Dartmouth St.
Transit: Bus stops near our front door at 584 Tremont Street Green Line T stops, Back Bay and Copley Silver Line on Washington Street
NH
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“One of our favorites in Boston”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

Once again, Metropolis was excellent. One of our favorites in Boston when dining in the South End, we went for dinner with friends and enjoyed ourselves. Service was friendly and attentive. The chicken soup was shared by all of us. The duck breast special and the veal entrees were outstanding. My risotto was very good, but too salty for my taste. The desserts were excellent.
We'll be back again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Neighborhood Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

We love this little neighborhood restaurant, one of our favorites. The food is always good and the service is always great. They tend to change the menu a bit every season and everything is always good and fresh.

Visited December 2013
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Jeffrey G, Owner at Metropolis Cafe, responded to this review, January 1, 2014
Thank you for dining with us and for posting your kind impression!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“BEST PANCAKES EVER”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

Having lived in Washington DC (the capital of brunches), I consider myself a brunch snob. While Boston has plenty of choices for Saturday or Sunday brunch, only a few stand out. And Metropolis is my all-time favorite brunch place, for two reasons. First, they have the most insanely delicious pancakes on earth. It's like freakin' cake batter. The smell alone will make your pupils dilate with insatiable need. Second, the ambiance is perfect – it's small, cozy and has a clearly local vibe.

Visited January 2013
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Bedford, MA
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dependably delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's a small restaurant in the South End that we visit once a year or so, and the food is always outstanding. My wife's endive salad and swordfish entree were simply delicious. My veal scallopini was too, but the standout was the cauliflower leek gratin. Her remark as we left was to the effect that we've never had a less than outstanding meal here.

Visited November 2013
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Boston
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Try something new”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've walked by Metropolis for years, but never stopped in. I hadn't heard anything good or bad about it so I was indifferent and never motivated to try it. A few weeks ago we found ourselves passing by and decided to stop in for dinner. Three of us each had different apps and entrees and all were met with rave reviews. The atomosphere is cosy without being cramped or loud. The service was perfect - friendly, knowledgable and attentive, but without hovering.

Visited September 2013
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