Fan District residents are more than familiar with Metro Bar & Grill, a Richmond staple that has welcomed guests with delicious bar and comfort food for more than 18 years. While the restaurant’s welcoming atmosphere and convenient location haven’t changed, a new owner, chef, and menu have been shaking things up on Robinson Street.
“We will always welcome the beer, wings and battered onion rings bar crowd, but we also want to offer our guests delicious vegan and gluten-free options,” said Joey McCullough, Metro’s new owner. “We’re proud to have an updated menu that is much more inclusive for our customers with specific dietary preferences and restrictions.”
The menu changes came to the Metro kitchen with the arrival of Ethan Vaughan, a chef that has been feeding residents for more than 20 years at some of Richmond’s favorite dining spots. Now, every item on the menu is made carefully from scratch to the delight of regulars and new faces alike.
“The ultimate goal is to seamlessly transition Metro Bar & Grill from a classic bar food spot to a full-blown farm-to-table restaurant that offers our guests everything from finger food to delicious entrees featuring locally sourced ingredients, all made-to-order,” Vaughan said.
If you haven’t been to Metro Bar & Grill in a couple months (or years), stop in for lunch, brunch or dinner whether you’re in the mood for fried mac and cheese or a tofu slider.