A Freehold, NJ Dining Review
8 East Main St.
Fare: American-Asian Fusion
Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Well prepared American-Asian fusion cuisine
NYC style chic ambiance
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy eclectic Asian fusion cuisine with trendy, upbeat ambiance.
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer simpler, more family oriented comfort food.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Short Rib Pot Roast; The Almond-Panko Crusted Ahi Tuna; and The Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp
Liquor: Full Service Bar, Bar scene is vibrant
The Metropolitan Cafe, located on Main Street in downtown Freehold, is a trendy energetic, restaurant with a New York feel that draws a good crowd at the bar with thirties plus singles people looking to network or meet up with others. Also a good place for a date.
As soon as you enter the the restaurant, you can feel the energy, and if you're there for the food and the there is a wait for a table, you can wait either in the attractive side room with sofas or at the bar.
The ambiance is chic and attractively done up with mahogany wood and soft earth tones. Lighting is soft, very dim lit.
The American-Asian eclectic fusion food is creatively prepared and attractively presented.
Despite some inconsistencies in the preparation of the entrees, the restaurant makes it up with fresh ingredients, and inventive dishes.
The service is friendly and attentive.
They are family and child friendly.
During the warmer months there is outside dining on the sidewalk patio --- great for people watching.
The Metropolitan Café is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, including Sunday
The Happy Hour bar scene is vibrant; Open Monday through Saturday from 4:00-7:00pm.
The Metropolitan Cafe offers private rooms for private parties.
(updated February, 2015)
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