Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Review: Metro Bar & Cafe at Hotel Metro

Currently Listening to: "California" by Lucero
Today, I had the pleasure of joining my lovely parents for lunch at Metro Bar & Cafe, at Hotel Metro!
Hotel Metro is an elegant boutique-style hotel, fashionably located in Downtown Milwaukee on Mason & Milwaukee Streets. I've been to Metro Bar & Cafe a few times for their Happy Hour specials, but only once before for lunch.
The summer menu boasted some intriguing beverage options!
My Mom selected the Ginger Fizz - "house made ginger ale with fresh ginger, seltzer and a shot of lime juice." I tried a little and it had a strong, refreshing ginger taste. This was my favorite out of our three drinks, I want to figure out how to make it at home!
I tried out the Peach Ice tea, which included fresh peach puree - very mellow in taste with a hint of spicy black tea.
My Dad had the Mango Ice tea, same as mine but with delicious fresh mango puree. Smooth and sweet (sorry no pic).
The waitress brought a bread bowl - I had half of a white roll. The thin, crispy cheese breadsticks looked good as well.
For entrees, a special of the day was a Blue Crab Grilled Cheese. My parents love crab so they both ordered it!
I tried out the Roasted Vegetable Melt sandwich with fries.
While I was impressed with my Peach Ice tea, I did not much care for the sandwich. It arrived on some thick, whole grain bread but was coated with butter. I should have asked for them to hold the butter. The vegetables were overdone to the point of being kinda mushy, and it was a weird combination of squash, artichoke pieces (which I don't much like - too bitter), with just a few tiny pieces of mushroom and red pepper. My body was craving a salad and I guess I should have listened! I ate 1/2 the sandwich and about 2/3 of the fries, which were hot and crispy and pretty good.
Overall, a good meal at a great value. My favorite part of it was spending time with my parents! My Mom is back to school soon, I can't believe how fast the summer has gone by.


Annie M said...

Aww they are so cute!!!!

chocolatepickle said...

You should definitely try the dessert at Metro next time- unless they've changed with the new chef, they've always been AWESOME!