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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
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I tried this restaurant for the first time this past monday. The interior was cozy and warm. The staff friendly and helpful. As it was our first time there, we asked our waiter Matthew what the restaurant did well. For my wife he suggested a salmon dish with a marscapone cheese topping which was delicious. His suggestion... More 

Thank Robert S
Lakewood, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I sat at a two top across the bar and wasn't offered a menu or a coaster or anything and had to go out of my way to get a server's attention, but the rest of the experience was very positive. They make great Moscow Mules and have good happy hour specials. It's a sheik spot in historic downtown freehold,... More 

Thank Antony C
Freehold, New Jersey
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

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.

Thank Jeffrey P
Howell, New Jersey
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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.

Thank Littlemuskie
Toms River, New Jersey
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 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.

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!

Thank joma2829
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3 reviews
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 

Thank Franklin504
Red Bank, New Jersey
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Thank Matthew G
Deerfield beach Florida
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151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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.

Thank choz02
Freehold, NewJersey
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
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
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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?