Durham >Food & Dining > Metro 8 Steakhouse
746 Ninth St, Durham, NC | Directions 2770536.009378 -78.921949
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 5am - 11pm;Fri. - Sat. 5am - 12pm
Neighborhoods: Old West Durham
I am really not sure why this is so expensive and highly rated not creative at all badly seasoned too salty overcooked food wine list is average Durham has food that is twice as good at half the price wait staff is very sweet but poorly trained which I blame on management because they are a very smart group...o well...they wont last much longer...with Durham.s competition unless they rethink....
32 oz Steak was so good and so worth the 34 dollars – Best steak I've ever had run to this place walk once you're inside because the lighting SUCKS, service isn't too good either but the food is worth it, REALLY worth it
Pros: Steak,quality Meats,Chefs,Location
Cons: Parking, Lighting, No A/C, Service,Price,Drink selection
Amazing Food – My favorite restaurant, Simpson's Steak & Seafood closed in Raleigh and my husband and I have been trying to search for a replacement. The food at Metro 8 is spectacular-I had steak while my husband had lamb and we did the whole nine yards with dessert and wine. The only thing I was disappointed in was the atmosphere inside, but I can seem some may enjoy the look (though I really didn't like the echoing). I would highly recommend trying out Metro 8 and seeing for yourself!
Best Steakhouse in NC – This is by far, the best steakhouse I have ever been to. The second I walked in the door, I was greeted by friendly staff members and a beautiful environment.
The wine list is a variety of great wines from all over the world. I had the provaleta and the empanadas for starters and they were fantastic. The caeser salad was incredible. For my entree, I had the filet mignon au poivre which absolutely melted in my mouth. It was so tender and juicy. It was amazing. BY FAR...........the best steak I have ever had. My guest and I had to have the souffle, and OH MY GOD! Wonderful.
The food, service and environment of this restaurant is amazing. I love all the little candles lining the walls. AND, this is a big thing for me, Metro 8 Steakhouse makes me appreciate the great service I had there....the staff was wonderful. Extremely informative, attentive, and kind......where do you find service like that anymore!
I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone! Go there for dinner, for drinks or just dessert...............JUST GO THERE!!! It is SO worth it!
Excellent food – Usually when you go to a restaurant on a Monday night, few people are there and you can enjoy a quiet dinner. When we went to Metro 8 to celebrate a birthday, there were only a few other tables being used. We were sitting by ourselves for a few minutes until two people came in, who were seated right next to us. And the woman at that table could talk. By the end of the evening, I knew many things about her. I have no idea why the restaurant did that when there were plenty of other tables so each of us could have a quiet evening. That being said, this was the only complaint of the restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious. We started with the spinach dip which came to us very hot, which was nice on a cold evening. It was served with very warm tortilla chips. I got a churacco steak and fries, both of which were excellent. She got the fettucine which she loved, but I only thought it was okay when trying it. The crepe for dessert was delicious as well. Overall it was a great night and I plan on going back.
Wow – We had reservations for a Saturday night and it was fantastic. The service was absolutely awesome. Our server was very knowlegeable about the specials, personable, and was extrememly polite. I had the Caesar salad and it was probably the best I've ever had. For my main dish I had the filet mignon which was cooked perfectly and accurately. I also had a baked potatoe, no surprises just a decent potatoe. For desert I had cheesecake and it was super, but slightly too done. I enjoyed the atmosphere. Overall I had a great time and a fantastic dinner.
Go, go now! – We went there for the first time last night for my boyfriend's birthday and it was fabulous. It was a Monday night and we had made reservations, but they really weren't needed. Until we were about to leave, we were the only couple at a table, although there were several people eating at the bar.
They served warm bread with a cream cheese/cilantro/jalepeno spread that tasted like a jalepeno popper to me. Different and delicious. Then we split the empanadas which were were also tasty-nothing special, but very yummy all the same. We each got the Churrasco skirt steak which was absolutely delicious and served with a garlic sauce. My boyfriend ordered the baked potatoe with his-loaded with cheese, sour cream, bacon, and chives. I got the sweet potatoe fries which were delicious-I was a little hesitant to try them since I don't really like sweet potatoes, but I was glad I did. The garlic sauce served with the steak really brought out the sweetness of the sweet potatoe and it was a wonderful combination. We finished by sharing the dulce de leche crepes which were extremely rich and served with chocolate sauce and powdered sugar.
Service was excellent and provided great recommendations. And our server told us that Wednesday nights they have half price bottles of wine. Altogether for two of us with two glasses of wine each, including tip our total was $100. Definitely worth it. We went to the Angus Barn last year for his birthday and there is no comparison-I would choose Metroi 8 over the Angus Barn any day of the week.
Delightfully different – My husband checked out this gem for the first time with my teenage son, who can be known for being picky, but they were both absolutely enthralled with this restaurant, then they reeled me in and I loved it too. The churrasco with the zesty oil and herb spice mixture are absolutely to die for. The salad with a homemade sesame-type dressing is arguably the best salad I have ever eaten. They have a nice varied wine list, a few yummy desserts, and a fantastic ambiance. We go there every chance we get. It's not the cheapest meal in the world, but I guarantee you'll enjoy if you are a steak lover. I must admit though, I have not even tried anything else on the menu. Why mess with perfection?
Delicious food and service – Chef Frank prepared the pefect Cowboy Ribeye - juicy, tender and succulent
Jenna's service was impeccable - she's an expert with details
Kelly's conversation was endearing - she's an instant friend
Cassie's a great hostess with a delightful charm - CSI Miami is now more interesting
This team is a winning combination and we'll be back frequently.
We have a new favorite place to relax and dine. If you haven't tried Metro 8 Steakhouse, you'll need to make it a priority. Durham's pride!
A lovely intimate romantic dining experience! – Great romantic intimate dining experience! The food was excellent. I had the lobster ravioli and my husband had the ribeye. The crab stuffed shrimp were excellent. The service was superb! Very friendly waitstaff. The chef even came out to intoduce himself. I highly recommend :)
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