About The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro has been at the cutting edge of food and wine in Oklahoma City for over twenty years. While always evolving and changing, the one constant at The Metro is the world-class food, service and a focus on fine wines paired with our wonderful cuisine.
Drop by for a glass of wine and an appetizer at the bar... or come to spend an evening of great dining. We can be as casual or as formal as the occasion demands.
We are open seven nights a week for dinner... and every weekday for lunch. We are open all afternoon on weekdays for a late lunch, early dinner or just wine & cocktails.
Contemporary American, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday- Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Metro offers fine catering for small dinner parties and receptions. Each event is planned by the Metro service and kitchen staff to meet the client's needs.
Private Party Facilities:
Our Tapestry Room seats up to 40 guests in hushed and elegant comfort. Groups over 15 will be offered a special menu with options to please everyone but with courses synchronized to facilitate a smooth flow of service.
The entire restaurant may be rented out for private functions. Surcharges apply.
Private Party Contact:
LaVeryl Lower: (405) 840-9463
Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro Ratings and Reviews
I ordered the special salad - beef satay - meat was overdone (even though I had asked for it to be medium rare) and tough and chewy. Very poor quality beef! The squash soup was also a disappointment - thick and globby and so hot it could not be eaten for at least 5 minutes.
I always love going to the Metro! The rolls are delicious as well as the onion soup. In the evening they have a wine flight option that allows you to taste three different wines. They bring three glasses of wine to the table with a card that tells you about the wine you are tasting. It is fun to try different expensive wines.
My wife and I had dinner here on Valentine's Day weekend. We started off with the lamb potstickers. Our server brought out 4 potstickers on top of a pool of balsamic vinegar. They were just enough for one bite or two smaller bites. They were tasty on their own or dipped in the tamarind ketchup. My wife pointed out that this appetizer was on the small side. She suggests that The Metro should print the number of potstickers in the menu description so that diners know how many they are getting in one order.
For our entrees, we ordered the two specials. She had prawns in a cream sauce on top of ginger fried rice and some sauteed bok choy and mushrooms. I had a taste of the prawns. They were cooked so well that they had the firmness of swordfish, and they were sprinkled with a spicy seasoning. I took a bite of the bok choy and found it crisp tender, just the way I like it.
I ordered the double cut pork chop covered in a brown gravy and served with a white cheddar polenta cake, sauteed spinach, and half of an apple sauteed with cinnamon and butter. I ordered the pork chop medium well, and every bite was tender. It was just as good with the gravy as it was with small bites of the apple. The earthiness of the spinach paired well with the cheese in the polenta cake.
For dessert, we couldn't agree on one thing, so we ordered the dessert trio. Each item was just enough for us to have a bite or two. It was enough dessert to satisfy our sweet tooth but not be overwhelming. My favorite was the fudge cake; hers was the creme brulee.
Overall, we were impressed with the portion sizes of our entrees and dessert. They were enough to make us feel full by eating nearly everything on the plate. I took home half of my pork chop because I can't eat that much meat in one sitting. We can't afford to eat here more than once a year, but I look forward to our next visit. The parmesan risotto in particular sounds mighty tasty.
A wonderful restaurant. They bring bread to your table straight from the oven it is delicious and so fresh. The food was amazing. I am still dreaming about it. They had a wonderful wine list. The service was great and friendly. The atmosphere was so cozy and romantic. Easily one of my new favorite restaurants.
The Metro is iconic as the OKC business lunch place. It is also good for dinner. Service is professional and discrete, meaning they do not interrupt conversation, but take care of all your dining needs. The food is predictably exceptional. When both the food and atmosphere are important, I book the Metro.
I took my daughter there to celebrate flying to Chicago the next day to look for wedding dresses. The Tuna appetizer was amazing with the sorbet, the French Onion soup was classic and the cedar planked salmon melted in your mouth. Cannot wait to go back. Maybe after I pay off the wedding dress :-) Thank you to our waitress for the amazing service.
We had a marvelous time. The service was excellent. The servers timed everything perfectly. The cocktails were EXCELLENT-not too big, not too small, using very high quality ingredients and priced very well. The wine selection is the best with wines in several styles in several price points. Wine and sherry flights are available.
The entrees were great. Perfect sauces, preparation and presentation, with quantities just right.
The whole experience was lovely. It is easy to see why this place has been open for 30 years. I hope they never change.
Very nice, cozy upscale-type restaurant. Lovely ambience.
Three minor critiques:(1) the escargot was served non-traditionally, simply dumped in a bowl with crostini on the side of the bowl; (2) the risotto was inedible, it was SO salty, it tasted as if the top of the salt shaker fell off, emptying the entire contents of the salt container into the risotto pot...why the chef didn't start anew is beyond me; and, (3) the server took our dessert order, only to reappear a moment later to ask if we had decided on dessert!!!!
Anyway, the manager came over and apologized for the salt lick risotto.
For over 25 years we have been going to the Metro for our special evenings out and special occasions. Chris and Laveryl have never failed to deliver nothing less than a 5 star dining experience. The food,service, and atmosphere are ALWAYS one of the best Oklahoma City has to offer.
This is a great restaurant. My only complaint is the wine is not served at correct temperatures as far as Red Wine goes. It is around 72 degrees and should be between 65-68 degrees depending on the wine. Most places in OKC don't serve wine correctly. Other than that, it is a good place for special occasions.
Though not a bad review, sadly this is my worst review in 20 years of patronage. The food was amazing. We had the Mahi special and the Pork Tenderloin with mango chutney. Both were amazing and I'd recommend to anyone anywhere. We also had the Vanilla Pot de Creme and the Bread Pudding. Each were outstanding.
We arrived with reservation on a Wednesday night at 5pm to an empty restaurant. We were promptly seated in a small cozy "cul-de-sac like area" table for two in the corner near the end of the bar. There were two other empty tables very close to us. With an empty restaurant I never dreamed that a different waiter than ours would seat the next arrivals with in 3 feet of us. Then a third waiter seated the next arrivals right next to them so all three tables were almost one big table with the rest of the restaurant empty.
It was uncomfortable for all of us and not necessary. There were no setups for large groups or other reasons they might do this and each table had a different waiter. We were the first there and had begun our salads or I'd have asked to move. This is the first time the Metro has done anything this disappointing. It tarnished an otherwise outstanding experience.
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