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New Steakhouse in Framingham on Route 9????

fabeneag Oct 29, 2006 01:42 PM

Passed Desmond O'Malleys yesterday and saw construction along with a sign for "Metro 9 Steakhouse". Anyone know anything about it?

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    random amblings RE: fabeneag Oct 29, 2006 05:21 PM

    The sign says it will be Metro 9. Sched. for Nov. opening, it will be a steak and chophouse in the mid-range.

    1. onefineleo RE: fabeneag Oct 29, 2006 08:39 PM

      Does anyone know if it's from the same people who brought us The Met Club in Chestnut Hill? I understand they were interested in new locations.

      1. trufflehound RE: fabeneag Oct 30, 2006 12:21 AM

        There was a story in the Metrowest. Same owners a Desmonds. New concept. Desmonds wasn't performing up to their other rests.

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          Bostonguy99 RE: fabeneag Nov 22, 2006 04:07 PM

          I think it's pretty gay that they are redoing it actually. That was the only good bar in the area.

          1. hiddenboston RE: fabeneag Nov 22, 2006 04:19 PM

            Dezzie's was built in Dublin, then shipped over to America and rebuilt here (a friend of a friend helped build the place). I hope they don't tear up the inside of it. The place was beautifully put together--it would be such a waste...

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              fabeneag RE: fabeneag Nov 22, 2006 04:30 PM

              Actually saw the construction inside and they are gutting the entire interior. Bye bye Dublin bar!

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                hiddenboston RE: fabeneag Nov 27, 2006 01:53 PM

                What a shame...they had put so much work into that, too. Oh well, the Kinsale in Boston was built by the same group, so if anyone wants to see a place that was built in Ireland and transported over here, there's still at least one of these places left.

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                wunderbar RE: fabeneag Dec 12, 2006 06:21 PM

                They're going to open another operation using the Desmond's interior. Not sure where though.

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                  WineTravel RE: fabeneag Dec 12, 2006 06:24 PM

                  I believe it opens on Dec 14th.

                  See Open Table... you can book a table for that day, not before.

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                    WineTravel RE: fabeneag Dec 16, 2006 03:49 PM

                    Anyone been there yet??

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                      FoodFemme RE: fabeneag Dec 17, 2006 05:06 AM

                      It's supposed to have a 'chop house' feel and menu.

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                        wunderbar RE: fabeneag Dec 29, 2006 01:16 PM

                        Ate there last night and thought it was excellent. Loved the atmosphere. Steaks are seared at 1800F and were delicious. Recommend: For apps - onion soup and Caesar salad. For sides - Boursin mashed potatoes and truffle fries. Waiter brought a medley of *salt* like sea salt, smoked and Hawaiian - first time I've seen that in a steak place. Website has the menu: www.metro9steakhouse.com

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                          WineTravel RE: wunderbar Jan 25, 2007 06:10 AM

                          How's the atmosphere, pricing? My thought was that it would be a mid range place. Is it comprable to the high end steak places in the Back Bay or below that?

                        2. ChinaCat RE: fabeneag Jan 26, 2007 01:05 PM

                          I ate there last week. Not as expensive as Back Bay places, but everything is a la carte so it can add up. Steaks were in the $20's. Add on from there.

                          We ate at the bar, where the service was a tad distracted. But the overall atmosphere was comfortable. Warm colors, fireplace, dark wood tables, granite bar. A little noisy but not too bad.

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                            emilief RE: fabeneag Jan 28, 2007 09:05 AM

                            Had dinner there last night- were on our way to Legal but there was an 1 1/2 hour wait so ended up next door at this place. Had oysters on the half shell- good, cold fresh. Martinis were generous and ok bu only one olive?? !!! Wedge salad (made with romaine not iceberg) and chopped salad were ok. There are two steaks under $20- a petit filet mignon and a 9 0z club sirloin. H had the club sirloin- cooked as ordered and tasty. I had the crispy calamari appetizer- nice on a bed of some spicy tomato/ hot pepper sauce.
                            Service was good. Nice alternative to the ultra expensive steak houses but the menu is somewhat limited- a few seafood options, one or two pastas, chicken, pork chop etc.

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                              Harp00n RE: emilief Jan 28, 2007 09:52 AM

                              With all due respect "emilief", it won't be long before you can't just walk in to this place on a Saturday night. I drink my gin martinis straight-up and ASK for three(3) olives when I do so. I did so on Friday night and that's what I got. It's more important that they give you a good-sized flavorsome pour. You can always adjust for the olive count, nobody's ever refused me:-) As regards the breadth of the menu, what would you expect? It's a steak & chophouse and going to be a very good one, I believe.

                              Lord, thank you for delivering us from the evils of Ken's.

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                                emilief RE: Harp00n Jan 28, 2007 11:12 AM

                                It seems you thought I was being over critical and you misinterpreted the walk in remark. We were quite happy to get a table and the place was bustling when we left. Rw the martini- yes, we could have asked for more olives but it is very odd and unusual to serve a martini with only one olive- why should we have to ask?? Yes is was a good generous martini but some of us consider the olives as important! Comparing the menu to the Met Club, which is also a steak house, the options, particularly on the seafood side, were extremely limited. THe only two pastas - at least by the description- vermont chicken pasta with a cheddar sauce, and the lobster ravioli with lobster cream- were both heavy. A third pasta selection with a lighter sauce would be nice. A fish, other than the only choice- salmon- would be nice. AS I said, all in all a nice experience and the wait staff were excellent.

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                                  Harp00n RE: emilief Jan 28, 2007 11:35 AM

                                  Fair enough, but I'm sure they will be adjusting their menu as they proceed.

                                  Last time re: olives, I ask for that specific reason, not all places give you enough :-).
                                  Bon Appetit

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