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Metropolis Cafe

584 Tremont St. (Dartmouth St.) Send to Phone
617-247-2931 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
South Enders line up for Metropolis' creative menu, both at night and for weekend brunch.


 
Cuisine
Open
Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Features
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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Metropolis Cafe, Boston, MA

Metropolis Cafe Restaurant Review

: A counter ringed by chrome-edged stools pays tribute to this South End bistro's former life as an ice cream parlor. Today it's a nightly neighborhood haunt and a local brunch fave; the clamor of an ever-animated crowd fills the small room, hung with star-shaped lanterns. Now breezy, now earthy, the Mediterranean-accented New American menu is full of surprises. Try the asparagus tartare with avocado, tomato, capers and fried leeks, or mussels with toasted fennel, shallots and tomato. Crispy pan-roasted chicken pairs with oyster mushrooms, served with a side of smooth potato purée and rich pan drippings, while seared hanger steak is tender and juicy and topped with a roasted shallot jus complemented by a side of truffle cottage fries. Wines by the glass, bottle or half bottle are available from an impressive collection, and all are friendly to wallet-watchers and oenophiles. Save room for the warm banana bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce.



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