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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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Freehold, New Jersey
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202 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was here recently for a party and the food was good. The menu we were served had an Asian flare which was different. Space was a little tight.

Thank Frank L
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for drink and food in a nice outdoor setting. Appetizers were good. Drinks were well mixed. Relaxing meal with friendly service.

Thank Hector M
Hamilton, NJ
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569 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 618 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good place, right on Main St, in the heart of Freehold's central area, with seating both inside and outside (during the warmer months of the year). Perfect service and really good food. However, we would recommend one tries their 'normal' food and not order from the sushi/rolls section. Not that their rolls were badly prepared or presented, but the... More 

Staten Island, New York
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363 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

New menu deals daily. Tonight was sushi night. All specialty rolls were discounted. Food was very tasty as usual. The old fashion drinks were tasty in there own rights. The revolver however was served as a martini but won hands down for my taste.

Thank Damian A
Freehold, New Jersey
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We have had dinner here a few times and we are never disappointed. Starting from cocktails all the way thru dessert. The staff is friendly. Try it out!!!

Thank Chechegirl
New Jersey
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184 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Met a business associate for dinner. Great ambiance for a business dinner or for a couples night out. The atmosphere is contemporary and sophisticated. The food good. I had the salmon special my business associate had the lamb chops. He said his chops were excellent. The salmon very good but not outstanding. The risotto that came with the salmon was... More 

Thank beagles1013
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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
Reviewed 17 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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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Bar Scene, Romantic
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?