This Downtown Restaurant And Bar Adds To The Urban Mix

There’s a new place to nosh down in Big D. METROPOLITAN RESTAURANT & BAR (214-977-9205) serves up a handsome mix of dark woods, warm lighting, and contemporary touches that make you want to settle in and get comfortable. Order the house-specialty cocktail — a Metropolitan, of course — then chill out on the lower level of the restored historic building or go alfresco on the patio overlooking the people-watching-perfect Stone Street Gardens. When hunger strikes, take the sleek staircase to the upscale dining area (complete with a second bar for your convenience). From mussels to meatloaf, Metropolitan is a comfortably polished way to end the day.