Metro North

4.5
1946 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Metro North featuring Italian Entrees, Seafood, Grilled Meats, Salads, Appetizers. Along with your favorite cocktail, glass of wine or beer on tap there is something for everyone. Reasonable prices in a casual atmosphere. Located at 378 Alexander Road in Princeton, New Jersey with ample parking we also have seating for large parties up to 100 plus and outside dining on our patio.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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Starting Feb 14, 2022

We will have a beautiful menu highlighting all of our favorites for the Valentines weekend celebration.

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vipJustinR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic… our server, Joanne was pleasant and attentive. Entrees were well priced for the quality of food received. Will definitely be back-

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MicheleE
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was excellent. I would highly recommend Metro North!

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JeffF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Has been here a few years ago. I went back Saturday Night. The menu was a bit limited from that of pre pandemic days and I am sure that is designed to make things easier for them to keep their business going. The food was very good and just as good as it was when I was there about 3 or 4 years ago. Service was great as it has always been and I definitely recommend this place

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vipPriyaP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joyce is great!

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CaraG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, rustic views of Princeton. Very cozy and clean. Excellent service

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vipDonnaS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our “Cheers”where everyone knows your name!
Food is always delicious and Dawn at the bar mixes a great martini.
The prettiest outside space and the inside is very comfortable.

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Roger
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

As always, food was superb. And service was quick and frequent. Drink and appetizer choices were taken almost immediately; dinner choices upon delivery of drinks.
Restaurant was busy, which yielded a somewhat higher background noise level than normal. But manageable. Overall, a welcome experience to usher in the week before Christmas.

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delicious
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Goat cheese salad very good - sea bass excellent - seafood fra diavolo great.

great cocktails and beer list

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vipChristopherK
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pork chop I’ve ever had.

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Romeo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

beautiful restaurant, everyone was nice and the food was good, except my boyfriends steak was overcooked and lacked any flavor ( and he likes everything). when we tried to tell the waiter you can tell he wanted nothing to do with it, which was a little upsetting

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a little bit of a wait

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vipBarryM
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

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vipNyssa
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We weren't sure what to expect as it was our first time at Metro North. I have to say, the food was wonderful. The prices were as to be expected for Veal and Salmon that we ordered. The staff was friendly and attentive. It was a little loud but it is a more open restaurant as there is a 2nd floor to the noise travels. Would definitely go back and try something different.

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RitaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was excellent. I had deliberately ordered veal, knowing that there would be too much, & that I would be taking half home for my daughter. And we were delighted to have Joanne back as our favorite waitress.

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DeniseS
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance and the waiter was very professional and efficient

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vipBette
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

This was the second time we dined at this location. It is somewhat 'noisy' however the food is delicious.
This occasion was problematic because our main course was not served timely. The excuse from the management on site-'we are understaffed' I would agree with this except everyone else in the area where we were seated received their entrees timely in fact people ordering after us received their entrees before we did.
We will try this venue again in the future.

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KayK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly wait staff. Delicious food. Noise level varies depending on how many diners. The restaurant has a bar.

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vinny
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was fantastic. We were a table of 6, and everyone raved about the food. The service, however, was not up to par. The waitress seemed to ignore us, and checked back when we were almost finished with food. She was not friendly, and unfortunately, she received an automatic 20% tip. As someone who was in the service industry for 15 years, a tip should be earned, not just automatically given. Anyway, I will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here a couple of times a year. Consistently very good food and attention to detail. And lovely staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went earlier than our reservation and they easily accommodated us. So nice and excellent service. Food was delicious! I’m handicapped and they were well accessible.

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MarlaW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service.

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vipLisaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time, good food and we weren’t rushed.

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vipRonjj
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Cocktails were well made and served as ordered. All of the meals at our table were nicely prepared and delicious. Like other restaurants since the post pandemic return, we noticed an increase in price obviously caused by the general increase in food prices. Over all this was a very pleasant dining experience

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vipSfcterrier
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got together at last minute with friends back in town . Metro North was located half way for each of us . Perfect dining experience.

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barbaraP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin was so friendly and accommodating!
Great food, Wonderful atmosphere, and knowledgeable and friendly staff! Highly recommend!

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Marge
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Princeton. Good food. Nice staff. Nice parking lot. They should stay open on Sundays.

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vipHappyGrandmom
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Scallops tasted as if they had been soaked in brine. Server blamed the diner for the issue. Old Fashioned excessively expensive and not as described: pecan infused? Veal Marsala very good. Creme Brule excellent. Salads very good. Limited menu. No COVID protocols in place. Nice environment. Prices very high for quality of food. Because of poor customer service and inedible and very expensive scallops, unlikely to be a return diner.

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vipBette
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A new place to dine! The meal delicious, shrimp/asparagus over linguine..fresh and perfectly prepared, as was my guy’s veal piccata. The clams casino was ‘different’ an acquired taste for sure.
The only negative is the noise level..seems the low ceilings, close tables leave much to be desired for a relaxing dining experience. Perhaps the owners would address this issue in some way.

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vipBLF609
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Nice menu with a wide variety of offerings. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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RDMCharlotte
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been there since we moved away but were back for a business trip and had to go. As always, food and service were excellent.

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Markc
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have always enjoyed going to Metro North. My wife loved her blackened scallops and my Avocado Salmon was out of this world.

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vipHeleneS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been ok’ing to this restaurant for many years and have always enjoyed it. Service and food have been good . Sometimes we try something new and don’t always like it. The fajitas last night were a disappointment.

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TonyT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious as usual. Flexibility was appreciated when our arrival time was delayed due to football game going into overtime.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice meal here. Salads were excellent, we tried three of the four listed and we all thought the were really great. Entrees were very good, meatballs, salmon and strip steak all satisfying. It’s loud and a little austere inside, but service was terrific and overall experience very good. We’d go back!!

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vipDineOmite
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Thei traditional eggplant lasagna was back on the menu, along with other family recipe favorites. I highly recommend metro north. One of the best Italian restaurants in the area.

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JohnH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Was very disappointed. Called two days in advance to insure that veal would be available. I really enjoy the veal piccata. Upon arrival was told that it was not on the menue

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vipMarljoy
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server. She got all my instructions correct on how I wanted my food. She was very attentive and also the food was fantastic. Love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place. Somewhat limited menu. Would be nice if they mix it up a bit per season.

FAQs

Metro North is rated 4.5 stars by 1946 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.