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Cafe: Metro Brasserie & Bar

The concept of "rustic French cuisine" with a New Orleans edge has us salivating. In her latest Cafe column, Michele Laudig shares our gluttonous desires, though she points out Metro Brasserie & Bar still has a long way to go to live up to her expectations.

Food Critic Michele Laudig on Metro Brasserie & Bar:

On the flip side, I think Metro Brasserie can do better all around. The service, the atmosphere, and the food all need to be kicked up a notch.

I have high expectations for a couple of reasons. First of all, SouthBridge developer Fred Unger, who owns Metro as well as nearby Estate House and Canal, has established himself as an arbiter of Phoenix style. Consider that he restored the historic Hermosa Inn to its glory, and renovated The Royal Palms as well. And have you been inside Estate House? It is beautiful. If anyone should be able to create a great restaurant experience, it is Unger...full story

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