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Metropolitan Cafe

8 E Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728-2202
+1 732-780-9400
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (17 reviews)
“calamari” (10 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 E Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728-2202
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Meals at the Metropolitan can be quite expensive, but the nightly happy hour from 4-6 is a good opportunity to taste some of their excellent food for half price.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Judith A
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This was our second lunch here and enjoyed it again. The salads were very tasty and large. It was quiet and pleasant.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank SimoneDon
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Very comfortable and warm atmosphere. Server was friendly and we enjoyed the interaction with her. Food was outrageous! Nutella creme brûlée to die for.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Alan L
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Yup, That is our personal viewpoint. OKAY, you have your own viewpoint. NO arguments. IF we plan on dining IN the Freehold Borough itself, on the "MAIN STREET", we happen to prefer Metropolitan right on Main Street "IN THE FREEHOLD BOROUGH" itself. We happen to...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The bar is well stocked and the Asian fusion menu items are very good. It is a bit pricey, but is my favorite Main Street restaurant!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Jean M
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Since it was a beautiful night, we were hoping to get an outside table. Unfortunately the wait was too long but luckily we were able to sit inside at a very nice booth in a quiet spot. Our waiter was amazing and very helpful. This...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank audreylebowitz
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Dinner out extremely pleased ! Spicy shrimp and Calamari appetizer was outstanding , roasted duck dinner was a surprise and drinks were also good . Sitting outside in front was great . Wonderful service also .

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ijs11
Reviewed 28 March 2018

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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: February 2018
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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 201wendellh
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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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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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