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“Great Place to Grab Breakfast in Annapolis”

Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
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Ranked #51 of 350 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Metropolitan specializes in farm-to-table cooking. We strive to source our ingredients from local farms purveyors.
Odenton, Maryland
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“Great Place to Grab Breakfast in Annapolis”
Reviewed 17 December 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

A good place to grab lunch or breakfast in Annapolis. Their breakfast is quite delicious, and they offer a good portion. Mimosas are also pretty good.

Visited December 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 640 helpful votes
“Acceptable Brunch”
Reviewed 15 December 2013

My spouse and I dined at Metropolitan Kitchen for brunch on a Sunday in late October 2013. We made a reservation using the Open Table reservation system, which is wise if you do not want to risk waiting for a table. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner from Tuesday through Thursday, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday through Sunday. (Metropolitan Kitchen is closed on Mondays.)

The main dining area is spread over two rooms on the ground/street level. One room contains a large bar/counter where you can eat and drink, and a few tables, and the other room contains a more traditional full-service dining space. The restaurant has a rooftop lounge on the third floor (with a bar and table seating) that is open-air in nice weather (and temporarily enclosed and heated in the wintertime for private events only), and two few tiny tables on the sidewalk outside the main entrance door. The second floor contains venue space. Handicap-accessibility might be a bit dicey in this restaurant, which was originally two buildings located side-by-side that were joined into one space. Near our table, we could see a long electrical/extension cord laid along the carpet and taped into place, which seemed to be a bit of a safety-code violation.

Because we had arrived in the late morning, we had hoped to order from the lunch menu, but we were limited to just the breakfast options (we were told that we would have to wait 20 minutes if we wanted lunch, an amount of time that seemed negligible). We ordered a breakfast flatbread pizza called The Hangover, and an egg and seafood scramble that was served in a miniature iron skillet. We are not big breakfast eaters, but we loved the flatbread - delicious and plentiful – but the scramble was a little disappointing. The lunch and dinner menus sound much more interesting to us; had we been able to order from the lunch menu, we would have spent a lot more time and money there because some of the dishes sounded great (shark tacos, short rib tacos, crab rolls, charcuterie, flatbreads – and those were just the starters!). Service was acceptable, but not as attentive as we would have liked.

Although we probably would not return to Metropolitan Kitchen to dine indoors, we might try their rooftop deck for a drink, and we might try another restaurant owned by the same people - Tsunami or Lemongrass (or Bier House, when it opens).

Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“pretty great”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

i went here for the first time last weekend to use a groupon. i left the hubby at the bar so i could walk around and get the lay of the land. i read about this place before hand and knew what to expect, but if u just walk in and sit down you are missing on the whole experience, depending on what atmosphere you feel like. when you walk in the bar area is right there, which is where we had a drink. you can also order the full menu here, or anywhere in the place. to the right is a dining room. up one floor is the concert venue with a full bar. up one more level is the rooftop bar and deck, nice and swank. this is where i wanted to sit.

every review says service here is not that great. its true to an extent, but when you know going in its not as big of a deal. our server was fantastically knowledgeable, honest and friendly, but we had to flag him down a lot. the menu is based on locally sourced food, and changes seasonally. we had an app of hand cut fries which were hot and great. i had the crabcakes which came with asparagus and salad and hubs had the shark tacos. everything was absolutely fantastic. the crabcakes weren't super huge but there was no filler and i was stuffed when i finished. the shark tacos were large and had great quacamole. the only thing that would have made them better is if the fish wasn't fried. this place has a great list of beers and the cocktail list is fresh and imaginitive.

the only that that prevented 5 stars was slow service (not bad service, just would have liked more of a waiter presence), and also there was a birthday party going on right where we were sitting. they were literally standing right next to where we were seated. so that was a little annoying. but i would definitely come back. the food was delicious. we didn't see a show here but they get some great local acts. and it would be fun to come back in the summer and sit outside on the roof.

  • Visited November 2013
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“Great combinations of flavors”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Metropolitan Kitchen prides itself on using fresh ingredients in interesting new combinations. And they do a great job. The Bloody Mary and the ginger orange juice are good examples. I had the crab cake and I'd go back for it anytime. That's saying something in Annapolis where they are very picky about their crab cakes. The sandwich included a REAL tomato, not one of the horrible cardboard things you usually find. Unpretentious setting, but wonderful food.

Visited October 2013
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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We had heard the Metropolitan was a funky, urban addition to the West Street dining scene in Annapolis, so we were probably guilty of arriving with unrealistic expectations. It's more like a road house or a bistro with a younger crowd and spare, minimalist decor. Tellingly, the food menu is more limited than the drink menu, but the service was fine and the food wholesome. Garage parking is available right around the corner. Our experience was limited to the first floor restaurant area, although there are two other bar levels where reservations are not accepted.

  • Visited October 2013
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