311 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411737.772481 -122.437388
Sat 9:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Sun 9:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-9:30pm
Neighborhoods: Central, Panhandle
Very Nice! – I saw this place on the show "$40 s Day", and decided to try it. I thought it was great. When most other places were booked solid for a Sat. night, Le Metro got me and 4 other guests a reservation right away. The prix fix meal was nicely priced at $16.50 (only downside is: that was the price from only 5:30p - 6:30p). I took other citysearch users advice and ordered an appetizer. The portions overall were indeed small, but with the appetizer I left feeling very full. In the end, you'll pay about $25/person not including drinks, but I know a lot of other places that charge more and you get far less for your money. I will definitely go back to this place.
Low-key French cafe serves up classic Parisian fare to NoPa hipsters. – In Short
Look for the pink neon sign that reads "The Metro Hotel" to find this one-room bistro that dishes out standards such as escargots in white wine and crispy pommes frites. Nothing here is entirely French--the grilled hanger steak comes with shiitake mushrooms, the wine list includes some California vintages and the creme brulee is (happily) American-sized. It's the hipsters in skinny pants sipping cafe au lait at wobbly wooden tables that offers the authenticity.
best filet in town – the filet with warm blue cheese sauce was heavenly...the best filet i've had in the city. the all french wait staff made our visit authentic. don't be shunned by the questionable location or tiny store front. very quaint, few tables and a great menu and wine list make this local spot and must.
Parisian restaurant transplanted – The Metro Cafe is a secret little jem hidden in an unexpected place. The food is some of the best French food I have had since living in Paris. Every one that I have brought there has delighted at the quality of the food and the wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. The patio out back is great for summer evenings with a cafe au lait or a glass of wine. The most amazing thing about the place is the price. The prix fixe menu at $16 for three incredible courses can not be be rivaled in the city.
The place is small and always hopping so sometimes you have a bit of a wait on service.
Make reservations as it can be packed, especially on weekend nights.
Good food doesn't have to come in big portions – At a friend's recommendation, I have eaten at the Metro several times and have introduced friends who still share my views. For those who look for generous portions, Metro might not fit their criteria..but for those who crave for good French cooking with rich flavors and fresh ingredients, you'll be back for more. The portions are good, considering the rich sauces will fill you up. The pre-fixe is a great value. People tend to eat with their eyes instead of their taste buds. Food for thought!
Lovely place – I went there with my Girl friend, the service was professional and the food was great, the place is charming with very interressant art on the wall. You feel in France for two hours , recomended to people that like good wine and food.
Great neighborhood place – Everyone is complaining about small portions... I think American just need to eat smaller portions in general! Metro gives great quality for the price. I don't need a mound of food on my plate, just want it to be solidly good, and this place is great for that. If you're looking for quantity, go to the Olive Garden. For authentic french fare at great prices, go to Metro. What's that they say about why french women never get fat?! And Baboo (sp?), the host and I think owner, is fabulously welcoming, to boot. Go try it out for yourself; if you order an appetizer, entree, and dessert (as people should be able to do in a restaurant) you won't leave feeling like a cow.
Tiny portions! – This place is so close to my home that I would love to eat here more often but I just hate getting such a small portion of food for my meal! You almost need to order two meals to get a full dinner. The atmosphere, service and food are all good but I always leave feeling a little hungry and a little ripped off.
I want to like this place more... – Having been twice, I want to like the place more. The hostess and waitstaff are very friendly and professional, and the food is generally very good. However, the $17 for the steak frites is steep - the steak is pretty small, and unfortunately the last time we went the kitchen was distracted by a large group and really overcooked it. In general, I feel the portions are smaller than comperably priced French bistros in the city. I'm willing to go again, as the place has real charm, and a nice wine list.
Just Like Europe – This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The prices are reasonable and the food is delicious despite small portions. The atmosphere reminds me of bistro dining in Europe. A great place for a small group of friends or to take a date. Check them out!
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