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Metro 8 Steakhouse


746 9th St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 416-1700
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Photo of Matthew Vazquez Matthew Vazquez
Aug 8, 2019 5

Good food, great people. It's been a year since we've been in there yet the owner still remembered us. Crazy memory! The food is excellent and they treated us very well. Great little gem in the middle of Durham. I can't wait to check out their new place.

Aug 24, 2019 5

Last night was my first experience eating at Metro 8. I must say it was an amazing experience! The food was amazing and the customer service was out of this world! The entire staff worked as a team and were very attentive the entire time. We will certainly be going back!

Photo of Kyra Malone Kyra Malone
Jul 14, 2019 5

My husband's favorite. It's a nice little spot and the food is delicious. We have some food allergies in our family, and the wait staff, manager, and chef were all helpful and careful during our last visit to make sure we could eat safely. Thanks so much!

Photo of Alicyn Ryan Alicyn Ryan
Oct 17, 2019 5

I have never had a better stake then the one from here and my husband's mushroom pasta dish was also very delicious! I gave 5 starts for the amazing food but the service could have been better.

Photo of Jean-Marc Slatter Jean-Marc Slatter
Sep 24, 2019 5

Food and atmosphere were great. The service was some of the best service I have received.

Photo of Ryan Sullivan Ryan Sullivan
Oct 27, 2019 3

My wife and I were here as part of an event for a 25th science and math high school reunion. The food was very tasty, however the banquet service was lacking. Not only were they out of food in both of the lines before half of the guests had made it through, the banquet manager herself, I assume, was not friendly or terribly helpful.

Photo of caroline harden caroline harden
Dec 4, 2019 5

OMG dinner was amazing, my steak was cooked perfect... Nancy our server was amazing and answered all my questions. Definitely will be back

Photo of leslie Brown leslie Brown
Nov 23, 2019 3

The service was good but the food left a lot to be desired. Not a great value for the price and I don't have any desire to go back.

Photo of Marian Carlin Marian Carlin
Dec 29, 2019 3

Our experience was very mixed. We started out with a server who was excellent. Our appetizers came, hot rolls with lots of butter, and our water glasses were kept full. Halfway through, we didn't see our server. No one came over to see how our meal was. No one came over to see if we needed anything - not even water. No one came over to ask if we would like to see the desert menu. We tried to get the attention of another server and it was as if we were invisible. Finally, about 15 minutes of sitting with our dirty, empty plates, we were able to catch the attention of one and asked jokingly if our server had gotten lost or gone home. The response was "yes, we sent him home. We had to many servers for tonight." Really? No one, including our server, had come over to tell us that he was leaving. No one picked up our table. A dessert menu was literally tossed down onto the table at this point. No one came over to ask if we wanted any dessert. Then, we had to wait until again we were able to catch a server's attention so we could get the check. Got the check and then had to wait again until someone realized that it was standing up on the table waiting to be taken. No - we won't be going there again!!

Photo of Tarunam Mahajan Tarunam Mahajan
Feb 24, 2020 5

Unmatched hospitality! Great staff and excellent food. Enjoyed every second of having dinner at this place with my girlfriends on galentine's day 💕

Photo of Brett Bowers Brett Bowers
Mar 17, 2020 5

Majorly good steak! Found an awesome parallel space on the street. Broccolini on the side keeps you alive.

Photo of Warren Brown Warren Brown
Oct 21, 2019 4

Great place for fine dining and excellent food and professional experience staff

Photo of Aaron Weinbaum Aaron Weinbaum
Jan 12, 2020 3

1st time at the Metro 8 Steakhouse. Made reservation the day before and arrived at the restaurant at 5:30 PM (Saturday 1/11/2020). We were celebrating my daughter's 18th birthday. All of the staff were very friendly and excellent customer service throughout out meal. The restaurant appeared to be very clean despite the 92 score that they received on their last health inspection. Appetizers: Empanadas and Provoleta were ok. House Salads: Lettuce, big chunks of sliced carrots and 3x rings of onions with a sesame dressing. Standard salad that you would expect at a diner. Salad ok. Main Dishes: NY Strip - Cooked to no pink. Not sure if it was just a bad cut of meat.... It seemed to have some gristle and it was tough. Looked like the chef noticed the same thing and performed surgery on it prior to cooking it. (See picture) My kids stated that the Churrasco and Filet Mignon were cooked perfectly. The french fries appeared to be the standard fries found at a diner though. The grilled Chicken Breast and the Lobster Ravioli were also ok vs amazing. Our bill was $155.34 for the five of us. We had high expectations regarding the dining/food experience for our first time visiting the Metro 8 Steakhouse. We thought the food was good but not a home run for us.

Photo of Hugh Harris Hugh Harris
Sep 22, 2017 5

Service was great. NY Strip was cooked perfectly. Great location and lots of room.

Photo of Mien Nguyen Mien Nguyen
Aug 5, 2020 5

The filet mignon was so tender and juicy. It melted in your mouth. The pork chops were the Best I've had in a long time. Great value, great service. A+

Photo of LaVonda Fowler LaVonda Fowler
Sep 3, 2020 5

Fantastic little gem of a place. Awesome food, but the atmosphere was out of this world, so cozy and intimate. I HIGHLY recommend!

Photo of Lisa Banks Lisa Banks
Aug 29, 2020 5

Fabulous find in a unexpected place. Great atmosphere. Great people. Superb food. Options for everyone. Check it out! We had a short trip to Duke and was happy to dine with nice people that served delicious food. Thank you.

Photo of Wesley Hayward Wesley Hayward
Aug 25, 2020 4

Ehh ran out of lamb. Steak tasted “healthy”.

Photo of Ciro Mcalpine Ciro Mcalpine
Sep 3, 2020 5

This restaurant totally exceeded our expectations. The mojitos , the salads, the cheese provoleta appetizer, the steaks and the chocolate soufflé were all excellent. We loved the ambiance and decor. The service was also excellent! We will return. I highly recommended this place.

Photo of B. Bowen B. Bowen
Oct 2, 2020 5

Perfect place for our socially distanced anniversary. Dinner was wonderful: spinach artichoke dip, steaks cooked to perfection and a souffle to save room for. Wines paired perfectly, and martinis were on point. We couldn't have chosen a better spot to enjoy the evening and our special occasion.

Photo of David McBride David McBride
Oct 17, 2020 5

Amazing restaurant and great service. My wife and I have been twice. Once just the two of us and the second as a larger group. The food is delicious, but more importantly consistantly so! Solid steakhouse, good drinks, and decent wine pairings for the meal. OH and did I mention the price point is quite reasonable and would highly recommend!

Photo of corinna ferguson corinna ferguson
Dec 20, 2020 4

Ordered food with grubhub; I was looking forward to the tiramisu I ordered and didn’t check the box... turns out it was bread rolls, NO tiramisu;( Steak and potaote were amazing though.

Photo of John Masters John Masters
Jan 9, 2021 5

It's really the only place in Durham to get Steaks- great service too.

Photo of Marcus Harris Marcus Harris
Jun 13, 2019 5

The best place in the triangle for steak. The staff is amazing, the food out of this world. and the atmosphere is even better. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to have a great experience.

Photo of Dave Fleming Dave Fleming
Mar 26, 2019 5

I really enjoyed this place a lot. The service was great. All the employees were prompt, knowledgeable, and friendly. Everyone's food was reportedly good. I certainly enjoyed mine. The menu was diverse enough to cover all our unique dietary restrictions. I will definitely come back to this place for some more meat next time I'm in the area.

Photo of David Dixon David Dixon
May 27, 2019 5

Once a month my wife and I go to an upscale restaurant. Metro 8 is one of the best we've been to. The servers treat you like royalty and the food is amazing. My wifes New York strip was cooked perfectly and my Churrasco was one of the best steak dishes I've ever had. The setting was romantic and beautiful. Great restaurant, you will love the experience and the food.

Photo of Brenson Brewer Brenson Brewer
Mar 10, 2019 4

The food is delicious and the environment is relaxing. The only deterrent was the server's assistance were watching and hovering over the tables too much I thought. Twice they went to clear my plate that I was still working on, and I had to say that I'm still eating. You have to set reservations here, so allow me to enjoy my meal in peace without feeling like you're rushing me.

Photo of Krista Welsh Krista Welsh
Apr 25, 2019 5

We tried this restaurant with a group of 10. We made reservations and all went smooth. The food was amazing! All meats were properly cooked. The filet mignon which I ordered was like a slice of heaven. Totally worth the visit to get a great steak. The server was great and answered any questions we had and was prompt with refills.

Photo of Quint Jordan Quint Jordan
Jun 30, 2019 5

Perfect steak everytime I've been and the chocolate souffle was a fantastic way to end the meal.