Metro Marche

★★★★☆

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this is an Israeli-owned establishment. Israel practices apartheid against the indigenous Palestinian population. Strike a blow against apartheid by boycotting Metro Marche, L'Express, Pigalle, Nice Matin, Caf d'Alsace, and Marseille.

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this is an Israeli-owned establishment. Israel practices apartheid against the indigenous Palestinian population. Strike a blow against apartheid by boycotting Metro Marche, L'Express, Pigalle, Nice Matin, Caf d'Alsace, and Marseille.

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Made the reservation for pre-theater, having never seen the restaurant but figured it was close and convenient. Arrived a few minutes early and was thrown off at first by the cafe out front, also did not realize it was actually part of the Port of Authority Building. So entered with tredpidation (30 years ago you wouldn't have eaten anything in the PA buiilding!!) We were pleasantly surprised. the decor was really pleasant, the service was sensational and the food excellent. Highly recommend it for great meal before or after theater.

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★★★★☆

Made the reservation for pre-theater, having never seen the restaurant but figured it was close and convenient. Arrived a few minutes early and was thrown off at first by the cafe out front, also did not realize it was actually part of the Port of Authority Building. So entered with tredpidation (30 years ago you wouldn't have eaten anything in the PA buiilding!!) We were pleasantly surprised. the decor was really pleasant, the service was sensational and the food excellent. Highly recommend it for great meal before or after theater.

Pros: Ambience, SERVICE, great food

Cons: none

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We went to Metro Marche on new years eve (07) as we thought it a nice type of place to have an informal meal and still feel involved with the goings on outside!! To describe themselves as French Cuisine is not exactly realistic nor accurate, i am from the UK and flew over specifically for New Year - and would say that my experience of French cuisine is above average having lived in France for a large part of my life.

So - I thought it a good idea to pop in to Metro the afternoon before the meal to confirm the booking and had a sandwich - pretty plain but passable.

The meal itself in the evening was very average - certainly not French by any stretch of the imagination and of not very good quality. I started with French Onion soup which was so sweet it could have been a desert, and my girlfriend had Crabcakes that has very little flavour.

For mains i had a "Turf and Surf" - Fillet Steak and Half a grilled lobster, i admit the steak was perfection but the lobster was dry and over cooked. My girlfriend had Halibut that after one mouthful could eat no more it tasted putrid!!

We were sat not to near to the toilets but as it was New Year every man and his dog decided to use the toilets (many of the restaurants had taken the wise precaution of claiming their toilets were out of order therefore reducing the "Toilet use" only to patrons of each restaurant) there ended up being a snake of people looking over our meal whilst we were trying to have a romantic dinner for two - it ended up as a romantic dinner for around 30 in the end!!

I personally would not go back - and they even tried to charge us for the putrid Halibut!!!

YOU LIVE AND LEARN HEY!!!

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★★☆☆☆

We went to Metro Marche on new years eve (07) as we thought it a nice type of place to have an informal meal and still feel involved with the goings on outside!! To describe themselves as French Cuisine is not exactly realistic nor accurate, i am from the UK and flew over specifically for New Year - and would say that my experience of French cuisine is above average having lived in France for a large part of my life.

So - I thought it a good idea to pop in to Metro the afternoon before the meal to confirm the booking and had a sandwich - pretty plain but passable.

The meal itself in the evening was very average - certainly not French by any stretch of the imagination and of not very good quality. I started with French Onion soup which was so sweet it could have been a desert, and my girlfriend had Crabcakes that has very little flavour.

For mains i had a "Turf and Surf" - Fillet Steak and Half a grilled lobster, i admit the steak was perfection but the lobster was dry and over cooked. My girlfriend had Halibut that after one mouthful could eat no more it tasted putrid!!

We were sat not to near to the toilets but as it was New Year every man and his dog decided to use the toilets (many of the restaurants had taken the wise precaution of claiming their toilets were out of order therefore reducing the "Toilet use" only to patrons of each restaurant) there ended up being a snake of people looking over our meal whilst we were trying to have a romantic dinner for two - it ended up as a romantic dinner for around 30 in the end!!

I personally would not go back - and they even tried to charge us for the putrid Halibut!!!

YOU LIVE AND LEARN HEY!!!

Pros: Good day time "Cafe"

Cons: Trying to be something they simply are not!!

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Blathering:
I have been wanting to try Metro Marche since I started living in Jersey and commuting into the city maybe 9 months ago but work somewhat odd hours and never had the chance. Happily, it is open rather late on Friday nights so when I got off work at 11 and met up with a friend, I decided to drag him along to Metro Marche!

Review:
The place was practically empty when we arrived after 11, but still I love the semi-generic but definitely pretty red and gold decor, and the waiter was friendly, and the music fun.

For $7 you can't beat the Kir Royale (yum!) and the $19 prix fixe was a great deal! I had the mesclun salad with their vinagrette - which was a little over-oiled/dressinged for me but still good. I definitely want to try the hummus next time. For my main course I had the Pork tenderloin which came cooked in a fabulous sauce, sweet and spicey, and was tender - just perfectly prepared! The potatos were fried but lovely, and the kale was also phenomenal - not too oily like you often find, just fresh and in ample supply.
For dessert they let me choose anything off the dessert menu, so I got the apple tarte tatin which came with vanilla ice cream and which, despite being rather difficult to cut through, was just divine! It came on a place laced with caramel which was also scrumptious!

I will definitely be back, Hooray for Metro Marche!!

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★★★★☆

Blathering:
I have been wanting to try Metro Marche since I started living in Jersey and commuting into the city maybe 9 months ago but work somewhat odd hours and never had the chance. Happily, it is open rather late on Friday nights so when I got off work at 11 and met up with a friend, I decided to drag him along to Metro Marche!

Review:
The place was practically empty when we arrived after 11, but still I love the semi-generic but definitely pretty red and gold decor, and the waiter was friendly, and the music fun.

For $7 you can't beat the Kir Royale (yum!) and the $19 prix fixe was a great deal! I had the mesclun salad with their vinagrette - which was a little over-oiled/dressinged for me but still good. I definitely want to try the hummus next time. For my main course I had the Pork tenderloin which came cooked in a fabulous sauce, sweet and spicey, and was tender - just perfectly prepared! The potatos were fried but lovely, and the kale was also phenomenal - not too oily like you often find, just fresh and in ample supply.
For dessert they let me choose anything off the dessert menu, so I got the apple tarte tatin which came with vanilla ice cream and which, despite being rather difficult to cut through, was just divine! It came on a place laced with caramel which was also scrumptious!

I will definitely be back, Hooray for Metro Marche!!

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Prior to eating at Metro Marche for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I was not a fan of French cuisine. I have had just about everything on the menu. They can cook a mean steak to perfection. My favorite dish that I like to recommend is the Duck Confit. You'll crave for salads afterwards. My favorite drink is the French Kiss.
Also, the price is right. You will not eat an entree and leave home starving or feeling as if you have a hole in your pocket. The service is outstanding as well.

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★★★★★

Prior to eating at Metro Marche for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I was not a fan of French cuisine. I have had just about everything on the menu. They can cook a mean steak to perfection. My favorite dish that I like to recommend is the Duck Confit. You'll crave for salads afterwards. My favorite drink is the French Kiss.
Also, the price is right. You will not eat an entree and leave home starving or feeling as if you have a hole in your pocket. The service is outstanding as well.

Pros: Great food. Great service. Great prices. Perfect location if you're a commuter.

Cons: Gets a bummed rap for being in Port Authority, but critics are still living in the '80s. Get over it. Port Authority is fine.

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New H/K restaurant opened up Tuesday Oct. 17.

Context: My girlfriend and I sat at the bar around 8ish on Saturday, Oct. 21. Bartenders: Raphael & JJ
Order: Calamari with spicy aioli; 3 bluepoint oysters.
Ambiance: Velvet reds and a very Parisan bistro feel.
Review: Although some kinks need to be worked out (service/food), which is standard for a restaurant in its first week run, the food was fantastic. The calamari taste and presentation was devine. The aioli came on a bed of rock salt. Attention to detail was appreciated. The squid was fresh and I am reluctant to say, better than anything I have had in CA (home state) and I lived in Santa Barbara. Blue point oysters on the half shell were also very tasty/fresh.

I hear the hangar steak and free range chicken is excellent. I would avoid the pate until they perfect it in the coming weeks.

Good Eating!

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★★★★★

New H/K restaurant opened up Tuesday Oct. 17.

Context: My girlfriend and I sat at the bar around 8ish on Saturday, Oct. 21. Bartenders: Raphael & JJ
Order: Calamari with spicy aioli; 3 bluepoint oysters.
Ambiance: Velvet reds and a very Parisan bistro feel.
Review: Although some kinks need to be worked out (service/food), which is standard for a restaurant in its first week run, the food was fantastic. The calamari taste and presentation was devine. The aioli came on a bed of rock salt. Attention to detail was appreciated. The squid was fresh and I am reluctant to say, better than anything I have had in CA (home state) and I lived in Santa Barbara. Blue point oysters on the half shell were also very tasty/fresh.

I hear the hangar steak and free range chicken is excellent. I would avoid the pate until they perfect it in the coming weeks.

Good Eating!

Pros: Price Point/Quality

Cons: You still are at 42/8th after you leave

 

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