Met Back Bay is in the former location of Joe’s American Bar and Grill. Met is also located in Natick and Dedham Legacy Place. We’ve tried Met one other time for lunch, sitting in the white leather booths and tried the Dry Aged Burger with duck fat fries. The burger was juicy, but we would suggest swapping out the duck fat fries for truffle fries, because the duck fat fries are not anything special.
This time around, we tried the Pineapple martini (a lighter juicy version of a pina colada), but didn’t have the grilled pineapple vodka flavor as promised. Despite the error in advertising, the drink was tasty and whisked me from the depressing snow lined sidewalks into the Carribbean.
The first to aspects of the meal were ok. The truffle popcorn was freshly popped, however was missing truffle flavor. The Chinatown salad featured duck breast and drumsticks on a bed of sesame sprinkled cabbage slaw and greens. The menu claimed there was an Asian goddess dressing, not sure what that means still, because the salad didn’t seem to have much or any dressing.
The Paris burger was a burger I would return again for. Medium rare kobe beef (you could have chose Met Prime Blend / Kobe / Salmon / All-natural Turkey) sandwiched between a sesame bun, melted brie, truffle mayo, caramelized onion and a runny egg on top (like a Croque madame). Luscious, rich and was very memorable. The truffle fries were crispy and seasoned well.
The basement lounge has a bar menu with a great variety of burgers (ask for the bar menu, even if you are sitting at the dining room). I especially liked the Library area, I would ask to sit in this area next time around.