Fare: American-Asian Fusion
Food Quality: 2 1/2 Stars
Service: 2 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Creatively prepared American-Asian fusion cuisine with a Pacific Rim flair
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 simple, 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, Especially popular with millennials.
The Metropolitan Cafe, located in downtown Freehold, is a trendy energetic, restaurant with a New York feel that draws a good crowd at the bar with 30+ singles people looking to network or meet up with others. Also a good place for a date.
The Metropolitan Cafe is owned and operated by Great Restaurants NJ partners Robert Kash, Joseph Mosco, and Dennis Tafuri. The group also owns and manages Nonnas Citi Cucina and Rosalitas Roadside Cantina in Marlboro, and TRE in Freehold.
As soon as you enter Metropolitan Cafe , you can feel the energy, and if you're there for the food and 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 Menu is American-Asian eclectic fusion food with a Pacific Rim flair that comes alive with inspirational, creatively prepared dishes. They offer several types of menus in addition to the regular dinner menu including a Sushi menu, a bar & Lounge menu, a Lunch menu, and a Brunch menu.
Despite some occasional 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
Lunch and Dinner is served Monday - Wednesday 11:30am-10:00pm Thursday - Saturday 11:30am - 11:00pm,
Sunday Dinner Served 3pm-9pm
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday in addition to the lunch menu
A Late Night Menu available until 12:30 am Thursday - Saturday evenings
Happy Hour in the Bar & Lounge 3-6 PM Monday - Saturday, and all day Sunday
The Metropolitan Cafe offers private rooms for private parties.
(updated December, 2016)
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