Merging urban sophistication with a relaxed suburban attitude, Metro Lafayette 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 amongst mulberry trees, kitchen garden herbs and trellised vines. Metro has been honored the past six years with the prestigious Michelin Guide Recommendation and is Zagat-rated.
The menu features an eclectic mix of seasonal California-French dishes such as Barbecued Oysters with smoked lemon-garlic butter; Croque Monsieur with French ham & Gruyere; Gulf Shrimp Salad with organic baby lettuces, ruby radish, red onion & green goddess dressing; Gnocchi Parisienne with chanterelles, roasted butternut squash, crispy sage & Skyhill Farm goat cheese; and Seared King Salmon with creamed lacinato kale, crispy leeks & tomato confit & lemon-infused EVOO.
Metro offers an extensive wine list that appeals to all budgets and palates. The contemporary interior, by Berkeley-based designers Sheahan + Quandt, make diners feel like they've ventured out of suburbia. Having spent much of his career managing the front of the house for celebrity chefs in northern California and Las Vegas, owner Jack Moore's vision is to offer innovative dishes and refined service in a sophisticated environment. A full bar, raw bar, and outdoor patio (voted among the top 10 restaurant patios in the San Francisco Bay Area by Open Table diners) anchor the space. With wide-ranging experience at renowned restaurants in the Bay Area, Executive Chef Albert Rivera creates dishes that impress locals as well as those venturing east of the Caldecott.