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311 Divisadero St. (Page St.) Send to Phone
French bistro that isn't groundbreaking, but has a cute patio and is a good value.

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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: First intended as a lunch spot for the adjoining Metro Hotel, the Metro Café's home-style fare was so well received that they decided to take on dinner as well. Bistro classics are alive and well here, made by hand with not too much flair, but with enough savvy to bring out the inherent flavors making it easy to understand why bistro dishes have become classics. The obvious starter would be onion soup with its rich broth, sultry onions and a thick cap of Gruyère cheese. Make sure someone at your table gets the mussels, steamed to a perfect plumpness with a dash of wine and shallots, then enrobed in a splash of cream. Hearty entrées include a beef Bourguignon to rival all others. Fork-tender bits of beef arrive in a comforting, flavorful stew topped with crisp bacon. Steak au poive is topped with a buttery green peppercorn sauce and paired with frites. The not-to-be-missed brunch is popular more for the spectacular, flower-strewn patio than for its yummy French toast and plump omelets.
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