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Metropolitan Restaurant & Bar

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20 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2N8, Canada
+1 416-868-6748
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I must have passed on King street near this restaurant hundreds of times, but never thought to make the turn on Victoria street to see it. It is quite small, but still has an intimate feeling to it. I was there with 2 of my girlfriends for an early dinner (after work) and it was very quiet when we first... More 

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1 Thank Elisa S
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Had a client lunch at Metro. The location is perfect for downtown meetings, the room isn't too crowded and the food was excellent.

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1 Thank Jeff S
Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Our group of seven arrived at the Metropolitan on a Thursday evening. The three staff members were friendly. They had very little to do as the place was almost empty. Three out of the five thin crust pizzas ordered were burnt and unappetizing. The talapia was mediocre at best. While we were finishing our dinner, we noticed that the staff... More 

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Thank wendave2
Toronto, Canada
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154 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

it is more like an executive restaurant with an affordable price (most hot meals <$20). it has entrance from Victoria Street or from a hidden square on its west side (really nice place to hang out before or after lunch). The service was fast and courteous. The Beef Curry was spicy but delicious. I would come back anytime,

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Thank andremoysescardoso
Toronto, Canada
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763 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

I have been to the Metropolitan a couple of times over the past few years and it seems that I forget in between visits how much I enjoy the experience. Located on Victoria Street just north of King, it makes for a good spot to enjoy a meal before a game, a show or shopping. The atmosphere is warm and... More 

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Thank tdsuperstar
Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

I used to go here regularly but haven't for the past few years ... On a snowy dismal Tuesday the place was packed! Excellent service and superb food will do that! A little pricey .. 2 red wines; 3 white wines; 2 entrees ... add 20% and it was over $100 for lunch.

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Thank BarryDowns
Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

This destination has now become our first choice for our company Christmas lunch - great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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Thank Anna T
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

I can't say enough about the amazing staff at the Metropolitan Resto Bar. When a nearby restaurant cancelled our private party for 75 business executives just two days before our event, the Metropolitan Resto Bar came to the rescue! The Metropolitan is a lovely restaurant in the heart of downtown Toronto, that offers terrific ambiance and a fabulous menu. But... More 

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Kearny, NJ
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

The food and service here is notably superior to what you will find at a typical bar and grill, with a mix of businesspeople who work nearby and local residents. The prices are a bit higher than for most other places nearby, especially for lunch. Because of their presence in a historic district, they're not allowed to have bright signs... More 

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Thank StevenJonKaplan
Ottawa, Canada
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

Wonderful menu, food is ok by standards, very comfortable to sit and have a drink and chat. Good coffee but too expensive especially that they don't do refills.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2N8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-868-6748

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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