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Metropolitan Cafe

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8 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728 (South St (Route 79))
+1 732-780-9400
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Freehold, New Jersey
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tuna Poke Bowl was very good. Stuffed Pinwheel Scallops were incredibly good. Short Rib "Pot Roast" was tasty, although the vegetables were a bit under cooked. French Toast Bread Pudding dessert was amazing. Nice, trendy decor -- like Tokyo meets American Craftsman. Service was perfect. Thursday is apparently lady's night at the bar.

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Thank Jeffrey P
Howell, New Jersey
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Metropolitan Cafe for Valentine's Day. The decor is beautiful. It is very romantic. The service was top-notch and the food was excellent. The drinks were large and very good. I highly recommend this restaurant for an upscale dinner.

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Thank Littlemuskie
Toms River, New Jersey
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great drinks but think twice before dining here. The sushi is pretty good but don't waste anything more on the cuisine. Stick to the drinks and move on to another dining experience nearby.

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Thank sheltrip
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The food here is excellent, and the waiters are very friendly. We had the best experience here, and will definitely come again!

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Thank joma2829
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I decided to try metropolitan cafe on account of a friend's recommendation, but it was not such a good experience. Living in D.C., I'm a little bit spoiled when I dine out. I went with my friend to celebrate her birthday and ordered a bottle of wine. It was Monday, so all of the bottles were half priced. The bottle... More 

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Thank Franklin504
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Don't you just love it when you Stumble upon a unique restaurant Tucked away and then you have lunch or dinner and you're blown away by how wonderful it is without breaking the bank? That is what happened to me the first time I had dinner at the Metropolitan Café. Just as pleasing for lunch as it is for dinner... More 

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Thank Matthew G
Deerfield beach Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We took out the entire top floor for a private party for my moms birthday. Everyone had a great time. The waitress was great. She made sure everyone had a great time. I highly recommend going here.

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Thank choz02
Freehold, NewJersey
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

7:45 pm on 10/26/16, Wednesday evening, we arrived and were promptly told that there were no tables available. The person speaking for our group (total 8 Husbands and Wives) was not an American. The Hostess was rude although we approached her again asking to be seated. She reiterated in an irritated voice that she had no seat available. I walked... More 

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Thank robmacdl
Jamesburg, New Jersey
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We decided to eat at the bar because it was happy hour even though we actually sat at a small table which was across from the bar. Servers were all friendly and willing to help. Our small plates consisted of Asian chicken nachos, calamari and shrimp and chicken Parmesan sliders. Wow! Not your every day bar food. Delicious. We will... More 

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Thank Susan S
Phoenix, Arizona
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had lunch at the cafe and I loved the decor. The staff were nice and the food was okay (very good fries), but I was disappointed in the tuna sandwich I ordered--I expected more of a melt and the bread was barely toasted. It seemed like it took forever to receive our food (4 people). The waitress did make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
    (South St (Route 79))
  • Public Transportation: Bus service to Downtown Freehold, Freehold Borough
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Freehold
  • Phone Number: +1 732-780-9400
Description
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 the lounge, a glass of wine from their Wine Spectator Award Winning list, a cocktail from their lively martini bar or an exquisite lunch or dinner, Metropolitan Café offers a wealth of choices in a hip, upscale yet casual atmosphere.

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