The Metro’s focus is on provincial, French cuisine served in a casual, restaurant atmosphere. We are not an intimidating, haute cuisine or fusion-style restaurant with ridiculous prices, miniscule portions, post-modern effusions, or heavy butter and cream sauces. However, our seating is still limited due to the slow mitigation of the plague, and our food is created one plate at a time. Especially for this phase of limited in door (and soon outdoor again!) seating, and take-out, we urge people to call, pre-order, and food in advance, which can be done by calling or texting us or by email on our home page. However, now, we are also happy to serve you, if we can, if you just drop in. Thank you for your understanding.
The Metro’s chef / owners, Marie-Paule Marthe and Jay Livernois have been cooking and managing The Bistrot now going on eight years. Marie-Paule learned the art of French cooking from her grandmother and mother, and is descended from cheese makers on one side of her family and wine makers on the other. Jay cooked in the south of France for five years, but he also had an extensive education in food in both the US, Italy, Sweden, and Switzerland. We both have wicked palates with irreverent tongues.
Our restaurant, is available for small (6 - 30), private events (especially Sundays, Mondays, or Tuesdays), including but not limited to: tasting dinners, private parties, and cooking seminars. We are also open to hosting events on other days even during regular business hours. We would love to discuss how we could create or be part of your next event.
Jay was raised on his great- grandfather's farm in the hills above Southbridge just over the Connecticut border in North Woodstock. There he harvests 19th century Kieffer pears (150 year old tree at left in bloom), wild grapes, rhubarb, herbs, and venison. Plus he buys locally raised meat (Hilltop Homestead and Pinecroft in Woodstock), vegetables and fruits (Woodstock Orchard), dairy, eggs, and chickens. And the Metro has its own local artisanal bread maker (Susanne's Artisinal Breads), and maple syrup provider.