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The Metro Bistrot

176 Main Street, next to Subway, Southbridge, MA 01550-2561
+1 860-207-7135
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cassoulet” (14 reviews)
“tomato soup” (5 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
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Mediterranean, French, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
176 Main Street, next to Subway, Southbridge, MA 01550-2561
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can read from all the reviews that Metro Bistrot is a fantastic restaurant. I will simply reaffirm that point and say that the food, atmosphere, and service are all top shelf. We had a wonderful dinner with friends and a delightful conversation with Jay...More

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Jay L, Owner at The Metro Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming and allowing me to pleasantly meet and talk with you. Warmly,

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I have to admit I have a HUGE regret about coming to this place, I regret I didn't come weeks ago! I've been to a lot of places and don't sing praises often, but this place is definitely the truth. The ambiance is nice, the...More

Thank Countri12
Jay L, Owner at The Metro Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for such a kind review. I am glad I was able to help you with the snails; although slow they can be tricky. Yours truly,

Reviewed 17 July 2018

This is a wonderful, small bistort (less than 10 tables)in a place that you wouldn't expect. Fine small French menu that changes often, serving local ingredients from "farm to table". Staff is friendly, caring and very knowledgeable. This is a bring your own wine establishment....More

Thank Bill S
Jay L, Owner at The Metro Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Dear Bill S, I am glad you enjoyed dining with us. However, I need to correct a few things you say about the Bistrot. 1) Including the 3 bar tables, we have 13 to 16 tables depending on their configuration. 2) We are not the...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a dinner. Jay and Marie-paul are determined to give each patron the best dining experience one could ever have. We were two couples and therefore able to sample a lot of their menu. From their special snail taster menu, to the soups, the...More

Thank Jeff s
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I last visited in May 2015. After a three year hiatus, my wife and I returned and were not disappointed.While there is now a nominal corkage fee, the BYOB policy is great and allows you to splurge at the wine store, allowing you to save...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Simply marvelous. For 5 years The Metro has been here and we went there for the first time this evening. Unassuming from the street, this bistro simply transports you to Paris in a heartbeat: the atmosphere, the cuisine, the sense of romance enhanced by the...More

Thank Venard C
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We have driven by this place hundreds of times over the years, and had good recommendations from friends but for whatever reason didn't go until last night. The atmosphere is charming. Jay (owner/waiter) was very accommodating, pleasant, and humorous. For starters, my wife had ratatouille...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 22 February 2018

When you drive up to the strip mall location you don't expect to find such a quaint little food paradise. It transforms you when you walk through the door. The staff was very friendly and we were seated immediately. the specials were explained beautifully by...More

1  Thank oliver7272
Reviewed 18 February 2018

The atmosphere was very comfortable. We were greeted immediately by a most informed waiter. He explained all the dishes of the night in wonderful detail. I love escargot and it was served in the shells with a wonderful crusty bread. Yum. The fillet that I...More

1  Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Metro Bistrot is a gem ! -The food is wonderful - using the best and freshest ingredients. -Specials reflect availability of local and seasonal products - excellent. -Atmosphere is personal - welcoming and hospitable. -The bring your own wine policy works just fine - and...More

1  Thank triptraveller
Jay L, Owner at The Metro Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you for your kind and enthusiastic review. We enjoy having the BYOB policy and the ability to steer customers to good caches of wine in small businesses in the local area. Yours sincerely

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Questions & Answers
30 December 2016|
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Response from Jay L | Property representative |
We always have a vegan meal available, so no need to call beforehand. If you would like something specific or unusual, then please call ahead. We serve vegans all the time; no problem. We make mostly southern regional French... More
18 December 2014|
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Response from Jay L | Property representative |
Yes, we are quite able to serve gluten free diners. In fact most of our food is gluten free. The notable exceptions are our quiches, crepes, and of course, bread. We do not thicken our sauces with a roux or flour. Our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Main Street, next to Subway, Southbridge, MA 01550-2561
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Southbridge
  • Phone Number: +1 860-207-7135
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The Metro Bistrot is a small restaurant in southern Worcester County serving French-style regional food mostly originating from the head cook's--Marie-Paule Marthe's--family in France.
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