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The Metropolitan On Main Opens With Revamped, Modern Space

Owner Noemi Chiriac pays tribute to the previous café in its historical space

The Metropolitan on Main, located in downtown Dallas in the previous Metropolitan Cafe space, is now open for breakfast, lunch and happy hour. Owner Noemi Chiriac has revamped the space to create a modern restaurant while still paying homage to the previous café in its historical home at 2032 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201.

The 2,056 square foot space has been renovated with an art deco design playing homage to when it was built in 1913. The building was originally known as the Masonic Blue Lodge Temple until 1919 where it’s primarily remembered as The Western Union Telegraph Company building. The Metropolitan on Main pays tribute to both old and new Dallas giving customers a space to enjoy breakfast, lunch and happy hour.

“The team and I are ready to greet Dallasites with a smile as they start their day, take a lunch break or unwind after a long day with happy hour," said Chiriac. "We hope The Metropolitan on Main will become a staple again for downtown residents and commuters, as well as a new staple for others in their daily routine." 

The breakfast menu offers bites such as the iconic Meeker Special; The Metropolitan Café original, which is a croissant with soft scramble, ham, cheese, tomato, cucumber and scallion; Blackberry Lemon Mascarpone French Toast with brioche soaked in custard, stuffed with lemon mascarpone, topped with macerated blackberries and dusted with powdered sugar; and Quiche Florentine and Lorraine served with a side salad. 

Lunch items include paninis, salads and hearty plates. Guests can start with an Artisanal Charcuterie Board including a selection of European cheese and cured meats served with fig jam and rustic bread. Lunch entrees include the Turkey Poblano Panini with turkey, spinach, roasted poblano peppers, roasted poblano aioli, and provolone cheese on sourdough; Modern Gyro Wrap with grilled spiced chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, shaved red onions, and tzatziki sauce in a soft pita; Beet Salad with arugula, roasted beets, fried brie, candied walnuts, and a raspberry rosé black pepper vinaigrette dressing; and the Glazed Pork Chop with balsamic brown sugar glaze, served with sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes.

Happy hour takes place from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and features $7 house martinis, $5 wells, $4 domestic beer, $13 signature cocktails, and $10 spritzers.

Standout cocktails include Lady in the Blue Dress with Drumshanbo gin, bergamot, crème de violet, lemon and rose; A Rose for Jack with Jack Daniels, Liber grenadine, lemon and rosemary and the Man on the Moon with raspberry, hazelnut, creme de cacao and cream.

Several mocktails are available as well such as The Arboretum Spritz with creme de violette, elderflower, prosecco and soda; A Voice in the Choir with butterfly peaflower, mint and lemon; and the 325 with pineapple, orange and coconut cream.

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