Metric Restaurant, Bridgeport CT
Stopped at Metric on a Monday night. It was early around 5:00pm. Only a few people in the dining room and 2 people at the bar. My wife and I had a couple glasses of wine. Not much of a selection by the glass, but being new I am sure this will change in the future as they get a larger following. The place is very atttractive and comfortable. I must say that every one we met, customers and staff were very friendly. It made for a very comfortable place to be.I can see this becoming a regular stop for mysefl and many people. The menu has a varied selection of apps, salads, pastas,pizza, sandwich's and entrees.
My wife decided to "test" the kitchen. We both have special dietary needs. I can have no dairy and she can have no eat.So, she ordered pizza with the instructions of our dietary needs and a "have the chef do whatever he wants". Our order was happliy taken by the bartender (Chantell), who was very helpfull and a pleasure to talk to. After a few minutes Pierre the owner/chef came over to make sure he understood our needs. He is a very happy pleasant person who sincerly wants to please his customers. In about 15 minutes out came 2 pizza's. One with grilled vegtables and cheese and the second with grilled vegtables, sundried tomatoes, olives and no cheese.......exactly as we ordered. Both my wife and myself aggreed that both pizza's were great and we finished them quickly. The chef did come over to see if we were pleased and we were.In conversation he was suprised that I could eat meat and said that he would have put some on my pizza if he knew. Well a few minutes later the chef comes back with a small plate with 2 wedge sandwich's. He said this is because he didn't put meat on the pizza. The sandwich was paper thin prime rib with carmalized onion. It was a pleasent suprise and also delicious. I will defintley go back to Metric to try a complete dinner. It seems like a place that is run by happy people who want to take care of the customer. It is also nice to see new places opening in downtown BPT. Now you have Ralph and Rich's, Cafe Roma, Joe's Steakhouse, 2 Boots and soon Fat Cat Pie and State Street Bistro.
I would recommend trying Metric.....They need to improve the wine selection by the glass and the wine service (different glass when changing wines) but wine is my hobbie so maybe I am too critical on this but I like a choice of a standard and a higher end wine of the same type. But this will not keep me from a return visit. It is to comfortable a place to avoid.
..I think the few kinks will be worked out in the future.I wish them well and hope they are a success....I wait for others to try Metric and to read the comments.