About Metro Lafayette

3524 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549
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Metro Lafayette has received a prestigious Michelin Guide Recommendation the past five years and is Zagat-rated. Merging urban sophistication with a relaxed suburban attitude, the restaurant is a stylish destination serving big city food. With the largest outdoor patio in the East Bay, it's the perfect place for al fresco dining. The menu features an eclectic mix of dishes, such as Gnocchi Parisienne with grilled eggplant, Bellwether ricotta & organic San Marzano tomato sauce; Dungeness Crab Cakes with grilled Brentwood corn, avocado puree, red radish & cilantro; Arancini with prosciutto, parmesan & smoky-piquillo aioli ; and Pan-Seared Wild Coho Salmon with creamed kale & confit of cherry tomatoes. With a raw bar, full bar, small plates, entrees and late night menu, Metro offers delicious, conscientious cuisine for all occasions.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:00am - 3:30pm
Brunch: Weekends 11:00am - 3:30pm Dinner: Daily 3:30 - 11:00pm
Late Night Menu: 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Bar: Until at least midnight

Cross Street:
between 1st Street and Moraga Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 284-4422 ext. 3

Website:
http://www.metrolafayette.com/

Parking Details:
Metro is located in the Plaza Center between Moraga Road and First Street, across the parking lot from Whole Foods Market, in between Jackson's Wine and Spirits and Bank of America. Parking is in front of the building on the plaza side.

Public Transit:
Lafayette BART is within 10 minutes walking distance

Executive Chef:
Albert Rivera

Private Party Facilities:
Metro offers a private dining space with fireplace for up to 70 guests. On Friday and Saturday evenings, a $5,000 minimum food and beverage charge applies. For smaller groups, our garden room seats up to 45 guests, as does our semi-private sunroom. During summer months, our outdoor patio can accommodate groups of up to 175. Please call for additional details.

Private Party Contact:
Erika Pringsheim-Moore: 9252845069x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Metro offers four distinct dining areas for special events ranging from 25 to 300 guests. Please call Erika at 925/284-5069 or visit www.metrolafayette.com for more information. Sample special event menus are available on our Private Functions page.

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Metro Lafayette Ratings and Reviews

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food

4

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience3
service3

The food was very good. We asked for a ...

vip
Dined on April 24, 2016

The food was very good. We asked for a table in a quiet area but they put us in the noisiest location even though there were other tables available. Even the waiter could not hear what we were ordering.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Service was Great!

Dined on April 22, 2016

Our server, Donna, was great! We were celebrating our mother's birthday and Donna was a joy. We all ordered different items for lunch and each one was terrific!

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great place for celebrations.

Dined on April 11, 2016

Enjoy going to the Metro any time. The best place for lunch, looking forward having brunch soon. Like the outdoor area's . Nice there are different outdoor areas, we will wait until warmer weather to enjoy the meal.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service4

Steak was good. Nice IPA beers on tap. B ...

Dined on April 11, 2016

Steak was good. Nice IPA beers on tap. Bar is nicely stocked. Would definitely go back!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Dinner

vip
Dined on April 9, 2016

It was my first time and I loved everything about my experience. The food was great as well as the service we received from Nicole and Laurel. I will be back soon for sure.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Quality

Dined on April 2, 2016

Our children took us for a Sunday brunch. We have been there several times and the service was great and the quality of our food was outstanding. Will return again and again.👍👌

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

It was only for lunch but it was very ni ...

vip
Dined on March 28, 2016

It was only for lunch but it was very nice. Service was great. Sat by the fireplace.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service2
value3

Easter Brunch

Dined on March 27, 2016

It was Easter with many people for brunch. Our service was lacking and the food took forever. However, that is somewhat forgiven due to the day. The food was good once we got it right and we enjoyed our experience overall. We would like to come back and try it again.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience1
service1
value2

Service was the worst ever!

Dined on March 27, 2016

Poor management at this restaurant! Service was the worst ever! Had to wait 20minutes for water! Had to wait for the coffee and hot tea! The food came before the d rinks...will never come back! Step up management please....the food arrived stone COLD.....eggs are NO good COLD......

food3
ambience3
service4
value3

Easter Brunch

vip
Dined on March 27, 2016

I have tried to really like this restaurant. The food is good to sometimes just o.k. Service is good. Nice to sit outdoors. But......something just doesn't quite make it a repeat dining venue for me. I have been there half a dozen times over the years. Every time I go I keep hoping it will make me want to return. After a lack luster Easter brunch I have decided I need to find alternative places for brunch.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Easter Brunch

Dined on March 27, 2016

Metro has become one of our favorites for a family holiday brunch in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food4
ambience5
service2
value3

Server was inattentive and snippy.

vip
Dined on March 24, 2016

Beside the poor service, which I've never experienced previously at this restaurant, the seafood dishes didn't seem fresh.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Great for Lunch!

Dined on March 17, 2016

Like eating indoors too with floor to ceiling glass overlooking outdoor seating. Nice to have the sun light for lunch. Waiter was very attentive and helped me with my gluten free option in changing up the chicken sandwich so that it can be gluten free. Nice to have free parking in back... Unusual for Lafayette these days.

Tags: great for lunch
food2
ambience4
service3
value2

Very nice brunch

Dined on March 17, 2016

We have brunch here often and love the choices and outdoor dining. Lunch last Thursday was a bit disappointing.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Good burgers and beers

Dined on March 17, 2016

A sume midweek dinner. Nice selection of draft beer.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Good Lunch

Dined on March 15, 2016

Went for a lunch with 3 of us. Food was good, reasonable price, waiter was attentive but not intrusive. We lingered long after lunch and they did not bother us to leave.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

We love Metro and have been a number of ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

We love Metro and have been a number of times. Our last visit was not as enjoyable. It was very noisy and our waiter seemed very rushed. The sole was lovely and the chocolate brownie delightful.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
food5
ambience3
service5

Always serve a great burger! Add the tru ...

vip
Dined on March 12, 2016

Always serve a great burger! Add the truffle fries and it makes a perfect 'welcome home' meal- complete it with a Pinot .

food4
ambience4
service3

Enjoyed it. Good experience. Kids had fu ...

Dined on March 6, 2016

Enjoyed it. Good experience. Kids had fun too.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great food and cocktails!

Dined on February 20, 2016

Went here with several friends. The atmosphere is nice and the food and cocktails were great! I did ask if we could be seated close to the fireplace and though there were empty tables there we got seated two tables down from the fire place-didn't push it, but thought that was odd.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Very Enjoyable

Dined on February 15, 2016

I made reservations for Valentine's Day after having read their menu online. It looked good and the Valentine's Prix Fixe menu was what hooked me. I must say, the scallops were exactly what I was hoping for. Delicious! The waiter was engaging, helpful and friendly. Overall, we had a great dinner.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Great except wine selection

Dined on February 15, 2016

​Great service, great food. Only change might be some sweet wines, versus all dry.​ We would come back, but we'll bring our wine~

Tags: late-night find, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Valentine's Day at Metro Lafayette

Dined on February 15, 2016

We have been here before for dinner, but this was the first time we came for Valentine's Day. The food as always was very good. The menu had additions for Valentine's, such as a prix-fixe special dinner for $65, which included, for me, Lobster Bisque, very tender scallops, Coriander rubbed frenched lamb chops, with a passion fruit tart for dessert. My wife opted for selections from the regular menu, and had the marrow bones and the pertrale sole, her favorite. We were both very pleased with our selections. We had a reasonably priced Pinot Noir with that. Service was very good also, our waiter, Ryan, is a student at St. Mary's College in Moraga, and was quite charming and friendly in his service. We enjoyed the evening and holiday immensely....

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Great place to take a break from a busy day.

vip
Dined on February 13, 2016

This restaurant was a great find. Loved the pleasant ambiance with outdoor seating and the menu which is short but very unique, with something for everyone. two of us ordered a brunch entre that was a green and very different version of huevos rancheros. The other diner ordered the thai chicken salad, a very generous portion, with perfectly cooked chicken, fresh vegetables and a beautiful presentation. An added bonus was the barista and delicious coffee drinks. I have already recommended this restaurant to two other families.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Great food and service

Dined on February 13, 2016

We went for our anniversary. The service was fantastic. The good was great. Our server was helpful and attentive but not annoying. The lighting was soft and romantic but not too dim. I was surprised I didn't see more young people dining there. It seems like a cool place to me for a dinner or just meet for drinks. I'm definitely going back. The only unpleasant thing was I noticed a strange smell in the bar area. Like old wet rags or something. Please go there. I'm going back for sure!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food2
ambience4
service4
value2

Disappointing.....

vip
Dined on February 13, 2016

We returned to Metro for my wife's birthday because we enjoyed the food on previous visits. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the pork schnitzel on previously so she ordered it again. This time she was disappointed because the breading on the schnitzel was soggy and there appeared to be excess oil on the plate. She brought this to our server's attention and he asked if he could have the kitchen prepare her something else - she declined, so he took the schnitzel off our bill. Not everything was disappointing however, the charcuterie plate, specifically the duck liver mousse, was outstanding.

food5
ambience5
service5

Food and service was wonderful.

Dined on February 10, 2016

Food and service was wonderful.

food2
ambience4
service2

Food was mediocre. Greasy and boring pre ...

vip
Dined on February 7, 2016

Food was mediocre. Greasy and boring preparations. They rushed us out of there in an hour since it was Saturday night and they needed to turn the table. Not going back anytime soon.

food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Enjoyed

Dined on February 6, 2016

This was my first time at Metro. I had lunch with my older son. The restaurant was quiet the day we were there. It was February but the weather was very nice, so we ate outside. The food was good. My son had the eggs Benedict. I tasted it, No complaints. I had the fried chicken sandwich with apple slaw. It was tasty, No complaints. The service was good. All in all it was a good experience! Will go again.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Surprise 2/4/16

Dined on February 5, 2016

Went there with my grown children for my Birthday. I read the chefs Bio before going and learned that he was schooled at Contra Costa Culinary College which really spiked my interest since my two grown children started their college education there. The food was amzaing!!! We shared the tuna tartar, I had the Kale salad and the cajun chicken salad which was awsome. ALL THE INGREDIENTS WERE FRESH!! My kids loved their meal also including the "beet" salad. We also had a lovely desert which was the berry crisp. Donna, our waitress helped make our experience great, so great I'm joining a friend at Metro this Saturday evening. The chef came out and met with us which added to again, a great experience. (No brown lettuce in the salads) YEH!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food3
ambience4
service4
value4

Some excellent

Dined on February 4, 2016

The brussel sprouts & mayo and the beet salad were excellent. The entrees not so special. Bread pudding delicious.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience2
service5
value3

Three of us had lunch on a Tuesday. The ...

Dined on January 26, 2016

Three of us had lunch on a Tuesday. The menu choices were excellent, next time I'll try the chopped salad. Two of us ordered the beet salad with whipped goat cheese, delicious and a light lunch for ladies. We had a nice table overlooking the garden, lots of light and the table was just the right size for three or four guests. ,Looking forward to a return visit.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience1
service2
value2

Mgmt. was oblivious & service was non-existent

Dined on January 23, 2016

There was a large party going on at the table next to us and they were extremely loud, walking around their table, standing (hovering) over my seat (I could feel someone's coat brushing the back of my head while they carried on a conversation standing right next to me). Management should have set them up in a separate room or partitioned off their area - which would have been easily accomplished the way the restaurant is set up. It was apparent that other dining guests at tables further away were also uncomfortable with the noise level. As for our waiter, he basically disappeared every chance he got and we had to ask other waiters to please find ours so we could place an order and also to receive our check.

food2
ambience2
service1
value1

Bland

Dined on January 23, 2016

Food was bland and over priced for what was received. Will not return.

food5
ambience3
service5
value4

NEVER DISAPPOINTS

Dined on January 23, 2016

We really like Metro. The food is consistently very good and the service is top notch. It is noisy inside. If you want to have a conversation request an outside table. We love the little white lights in the trees. The filet of sole is delicious. Be sure to order the brussel sprouts.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience4
service2
value2

Average food, nice patio in a strip mall

Dined on January 21, 2016

Meh. The menu, though outdated, reads okay and offers something for everyone. Nothing we tasted stood out but nothing was notably bad either. The space is pleasant enough and good for gathering a large group. It has the look and the vibe of a newly renovated Marriott.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience5
service4

Great food. Loved the pre-fix meal!

Dined on January 6, 2016

Great food. Loved the pre-fix meal!

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Burger & Garlic Fries

vip
Dined on January 1, 2016

After a couple of weeks on the road, the thing I usually crave when getting back to Lafayette is Metro's burger with blue cheese and garlic or truffle fries. This time, added a epic Bloody Mary and it was a perfect New Year's Day meal!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience2
service3
value3

Great food, but noisy

Dined on January 1, 2016

We have enjoyed Metro twice; for a private event and our anniversary. The food is very tasty, and the outdoors has the urban vibe because of the street. Dinner on New Year's Eve was disappointing because Open Door did not pass on the message (or Metro did not see it) that the occasion was our anniversary. I had hoped Metro would bring us a modest dessert. The noise level in the main small indoor section was not conducive to an intimate dinner. They need sound absorbing material on the ceiling and maybe rows of cool fabric to further absorb sound and create a warm ambience. We will return because of the food, for lunch, not dinner.

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Brussels sprouts and miso black cod were ...

vip
Dined on January 1, 2016

Brussels sprouts and miso black cod were delicious.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot

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