Metropolitan Cafe

4.5
1212 reviews
$30 and under
American
Metropolitan Café offers a unique New American Menu with a Pacific Rim flair. Whether you are in the mood for some sushi or small plates in our lounge, a glass of wine from our Wine Spectator Award Winning list, a cocktail from our lively martini bar or an exquisite lunch or dinner, Metropolitan Café offers a wealth of choices in a hip, upscale yet casual atmosphere.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding your reservation. Thank you for choosing Metropolitan Café, we look forward to serving you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1212 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Kerry86
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food as always! Keep coming back to this restaurant time and time again. Outside dining has heat lamps as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was great & we love coming here. But the sushi was very very small pieces for the amount of money they charge. Too expensive for small portions like that.

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vipfamily
New York Area
405 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Food was average, not a good value.
Nice venue, good service

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DonC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was inconsistent, service slow. Was a nice outdoor space.

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TammyP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Had I known the weather was going to be so nice, I would have requested outdoor dining. Our server was awesome! She was personable and helped us make some food and drink decisions. Will definitely go back.

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vipDinner
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent. The 3 guests had different selection and no one was disappointed. The noise was mainly from traffic on the road in front of outdoor area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The restaurant was warm which was nice given it was a damp
Gloomy day. Server was excellent. Food was served hot and beautifully plated. I had the wonton soup and paella. I loved the soup but the paella has too much salt in it for my taste and I missed the muscles and clams which I’m used to in a paella. However, it was delicious except for the salt issue.

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RichV
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Small portions for the prices, although the food was well prepared. Service was a bit on the slow side.

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MicheleB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Menu was varied and ambitious. Food was well prepared and served in a timely manner. Would definitely recommend.

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vipSDiner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great outside setup. Apps were great, dumplings and filet spring rolls. Most of the main courses were very good, duck special and the short rib tacos. The scallop dish contained only 3 medium size scallops that were OK and the rice was bland. The short rib tortellini was OK, but too dense and doughy.

Still, had an overall good experience with great service.

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CherylK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extensive/eclectic menu, excellent food & cocktails, great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday Viktoryia was our waitress she was very attentive and made us all feel welcome

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and a relaxed upscale environment. Especially nice outdoor seating area.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun girls night out

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vipDeniseL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very good and service was great.

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vipSteph
44 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was fabulous! Made reservations but was given a small table against a wall surrounded by larger tables. Apparently no other tables were available so we opted to sit at the bar. Bartender was friendly but overextended as he juggled the bar and surrounding tables. I’m hopeful that staffing will improve, so Service can. Thank you, John… we give you a 5 but we also realize you were spread thin.

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vipiriss
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Sorry that I thought I was going for brunch and they no longer offer a Sunday brunch menu so it’s lunch and dinner . The avocado toast the bread was soggy sushi is always fabulous coffee was lukewarm will probably pass for anything other than dinner moving forward they also did away with their happy hour all day Sunday which was great during football season I’ll have to pass on that and find somewhere else as well

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vipdiner
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Not worth what they charge for less than average food. Certainly won’t be returning any time soon.

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vipElaineF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience4

Food was great waitress was horrible. We had to get up from out table and go to the bar and get our own drinks

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vipTrickee
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Good lunch, service was great even though they were getting slammed all the staff was friendly and polite. Food was really good and the enclosed patio is nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Birthday dinner, excellent service and great food!

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IraK
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extremely nice local business. Quality food and service. Very accommodating to slight changes in the menu.

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Debbie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Good service. Street noise was a little loud on the patio but overall a good meal.

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Angelo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Freehold Borough. I've been there many times and never had a bad meal.

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vipPatS
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Very nice meal. Everything arrived in good time and was very tasty. Our server Carrie was excellent.

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ArthurS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

An annual stop on our way back from Monmouth Park. Sandwiches are always good and the waitstaff is very professional. The only problem was we had to wait at the host/hostess station for quite a bit before we were taken care of. We had a reservation, but were just standing there...

We still like it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Off to a rough start in the service category, but got better as the night moved along towards later in evening. However, the food was very good! And I like the crafted drinks.

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Jeff
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We sat outside right off the street so the noise level is environmental. But on weekends, Freehold brings in music, and there was a Blues band playing nearby from a small enclosure and they were excellent.

Very eclectic menu, from sushi to tacos, to burgers to filet mignon. We had an enjoyable evening.

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vipJerseygirl1968
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful evening with Carrie as our server. Staff was courteous and professional and the food was delish. Also, wonderful to see all the staff beautiful smiles.

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vipfamilydining
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Staff was very courteous, professional, helpful

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NJlady
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service and good food. Comfortable atmosphere as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was good however service was very slow

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vipmelissa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good food and atmosphere always!

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TracyF
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

We had a reservation for 6:15pm and our table was ready on time. It was extremely dark inside, making it hard to read our menus. There was also no music playing, so it felt a little quiet. Our server came and got our drinks ordered immediately while we waited for our friends to arrive. We ordered appetizers, sushi rolls were good, the others were just average. None of us were thrilled with our entrees. They all seemed to be quite bland and lacking in flavor. Overall, the price was not worth what we received. Based on the experience we had, it was just ok and I would not return.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was awesome and the service was great. I've been there before and I'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience1

Was the last reservation of the night and got rushed and didn’t really get to experience anything.

Had to order apps and entrees one shot because kitchen was closing in 5 min and couldn’t even get dessert … at this point why even have a 930 slot ?

Completely disappointed

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vipDeb3
Atlantic City
32 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were there for a birthday. Service was great!, the reason I gave it a 4 star is that we liked some dishes and other dishes were bland. Atmosphere is very nice.

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JenniferR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. The specials listed were so goOd it was hard to choose. We had the stuffed scallops, twice grilled steak and paella. All were amazing. The lettuce wraps were delicious. We are outside which was nice. Every now and then a loud truck would go by but nothing that made it in enjoyable. This is going to be our new favorite spot!

FAQs

Metropolitan Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 780-9400.

Metropolitan Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 1212 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.