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Metropolis Cafe

#326 of 2,392 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South End
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584 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-1603 (Between Clarendon St.and Dartmouth St.)
+1 617-247-2931
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We stepped into Metropolis post-theater for dinner on a rainy weeknight half an hour before their stated closing time. The staff was 100% welcoming, with no sign of aggravation or attitude at our lousy timing. Nothing was rushed, the food was terrific, and the place is super charming. Would be a great date spot. They had just unveiled the spring... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We ate here on a rainy and stormy evening in April to celebrate our anniversary. The staff and ambience were welcoming, the wine wonderful and our dishes (the duck, the rigatoni) absolutely outstanding. This place is a perfect intimate eatery with a touch of class and excellent value. Visit if you can. If it takes extra effort- do it.

Thank kirstylou1
Duxbury, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were invited to a late-starting event downtown and decided on dinner first. Metropolis Cafe has been on our list of South End places to try and when I saw that a preferred time was available (via Open Table) we made a reservation. Parking can be difficult to find in the area and the one valet stand in the neighborhood... More 

Thank mpb0344
1 review
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This place was amazing, I went here with a group of friends for a nice dinner and it did not upset. It would also be perfect for a date due to its calm, quiet atmosphere. I'd recommend the veal scallopini it was amazing.

Thank Bayard E
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

So good. Everything I've had for brunch at Metropolis has been perfect. When I lived near by, I was there most every Sunday. All these years later, it's a bi-annual visit. Coming here makes me love and miss Boston all the more.

Thank Elizabeth D
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Metropolis is my favorite South End restaurant. The ambiance, the friendly wait staff and always the food is superb! Roasted chicken is simply the best ! Every trip to this divine restaurant does not disappoint, my thanks to all that Metropolis so special!

Thank Silverpalette
Jeffrey G, Guest Relations Manager at Metropolis Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us Silverpalette. Wonderful to read your recognition of our Metropolis team's best efforts. Metropolis provides Micaela, Chef Dolly and our crew such a wonderful venue to demonstrate their hospitality craft. There is no better testament to a restaurants successs than a guest's repeated visits. Regards! Jeffrey Gates More 

Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Excellent brunch, my favorite in Boston. Small space, uniquely and carefully decorated. Food reflects the thought that went into that design,

Thank Anna S
Plover, Wi
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is a true gem in the South End! Out service, cocktails and food were gret across the board. Rock Shrimp risotto-outstanding. Highly recommend this spot. It is very small so plan ahead.

Thank meier5
Jeffrey G, Guest Relations Manager at Metropolis Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us Meier. Our chef Dolly and staff will be thrilled to hear your comments. Regards! Jeffrey Gates More 

Lourdes, France
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The Metropolis is small but has a stylish interior. It was difficult to book as it is a popular spot. The two of us started by sharing a Kale and Brussel Caesar which was interesting, but not particularly exciting. We followed this with risottos, one chicken and one shrimp and pork belly. Both were very tasty. The service was friendly... More 

Thank dndeurotraveller
Jeffrey G, Owner at Metropolis Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us dndeurotraveller. I will share your impressions with Chef Dolly. Regards! Jeffrey Gates More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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111 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This neighborhood cafe was recommended to me by the bartender at my hotel so I ventured there with my daughter for Sunday brunch and was not disappointed. There was a 20-30 wait at 11:30 due to its popularity shortened by a willingness to sit at the bar. The only negative to this place was its size. With it being a... More 

Thank MacTraveller64
Jeffrey G, Owner at Metropolis Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us MacTraveller! Our staff will be thrilled to read that you enjoyed their efforts. Regards! Jeffrey Gates More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 584 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-1603
    (Between Clarendon St.and Dartmouth St.)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops near our front door at 584 Tremont Street Green Line T stops, Back Bay and Copley Silver Line on Washington Street
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-247-2931

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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