|Dining Room, Met Back Bay|
I'll be honest, I was a little disappointed when I discovered that another restaurant from the Metropolitan Club/Met Bar and Grill was taking up that space. I had gone to one of their restaurants earlier this year and after much anticipation, I was let down. I realize it's not fair to hold this place responsible for the other spot's shortcomings and also realize that everyone has an off night and maybe that was their's. Plus, this was a different restaurant and new menu entirely. Agreeing that I might had all-too hastily brushed them aside, when a co-worker and I were trying to think of a place to go for lunch, we wound up giving the newly opened Met Back Bay a shot.
Upon walking in, we were greeted by a friendly hostess who whisked us up a set of stairs and past a trendy little bar area (a nice spot for a post-work adult beverage, we agreed). Right past the bar area, the place opened up into a spacious dining room, with high ceilings and natural light seeping in through the many windows overlooking Newbury Street. The light bounced off of crisply painted white walls and the whole area was contrasted by puffy orange leather chairs. It had a clean and chic atmosphere but was comfortable and inviting at the same time.
|Eggplant Caprese Sandwich, Met Back Bay|
|Cola and Cocoa Short Rib Tacos, Met Back Bay|