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Metropolitan Cafe

8 E Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728-2202
+1 732-780-9400
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“sushi” (17 reviews)
“pinwheels” (4 reviews)
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American, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 E Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728-2202
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to The Metropolitan Cafe for an early dinner before a movie. We both had house salads (mixed greens) to start and they were dressed with an excellent citrus vinagrette. I had the Short Rib Ragu and it was delicious. My...More

Thank DonG498
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Great place, been here before and very consistent good food. Prices are reasonable and menu has a good variety. Service was excellent and is in a good location on main Street Freehold. Parking in municipal lot behind the building. Happy hour and spring, summer, fall...More

Thank 230jimt
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Great relaxing atmosphere great bartender, and the food is excellent .The HAPPY hour is a good time to come and sample some of the food

Thank Wendell H
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We found ourselves here because of a coupon in a birthday Pack I received. So glad we came here because the food is delicious and the service is excellent. We made the reservation on Open Table which is always a plus in my book. It...More

Thank audreylebowitz
Reviewed 22 December 2017

My son works in Freehold, so we meet him periodically for lunch. We tried the Metro Cafe this week and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. In addition to a nice selection of salads & sandwiches, they also have a variety of sushi dishes available. I had...More

Thank W4943QVdavidd
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Went on Sunday afternoon - I think it was around 2-3pm. The place was not busy but it was an odd time. Our waiter could not have been better. He was very nice and friendly. Had a great personality. Our food was very good also....More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The family had a party on 11/18 for my Nephews 60 th birthday. The Filet Mignon, calamari and chicken Parm were very good. Appetizers were very good also.I will go back because the food is that good. Prices were fair.

1  Thank Lenny O
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Ate a super quick bite here with my brother and sister, we shared a few sushi rolls before going to the Amazing Escape Room nearby. Food was delicious and service was FAST- exactly what we needed! I would definitely visit again.

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Nice joint. I was just here for happy hour, for a few drinks and had some beef satay which was good. Place has a nice ambience. Will come back for dinner when I'm in the area again..

1  Thank Christian T
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

After a long night at the Stone Pony (see review) my wife and I were looking to get a nice brunch before we headed out of town. As fate would have it our hotel only offered brunch in a banquet room, not outside on their...More

1  Thank James C
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Kathee S
26 October 2015|
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Response from Peggy L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a lovely sushi-grade tuna salad. Highly recommended!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 E Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728-2202
    (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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