A Chic Steakhouse with an Argentinian Twist Metro 8 Steakhouse
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A Chic Steakhouse with an Argentinian Twist Metro 8 Steakhouse
A Chic Steakhouse with an Argentinian Twist
$$  .  Today, 5:00p - 10:00p

A Chic Steakhouse with an Argentinian Twist

$$  .  Today, 5:00p - 10:00p

Argentinians are famous for their meat preparation, and you can taste the difference firsthand. From its unassuming location to its elegant menu, Metro 8 is a gem worthy of an intimate night out.

Tucked amidst the predominantly hipster shops on 9th street, one wouldn't expect a top notch steakhouse, but Metro 8's veiled entrance disguises a unique eating experience inside. Owned and operated by a husband and wife duo, Pirillo and Cassandra Ramos, whose heritage traces back to Argentina, Metro 8 provides a twist on the traditional American steak house. Here you'll find an elegant menu complete with the obvious chops and sides as well as some unique reflections of the owners' tastes. The menu is further enhanced by the atmosphere, which is a bit formal but not stuffy. The high ceilings and heavy plaster walls give it a historic warehouse feel, ornamented by clean hues of beige and white and a rich hardwood floor and bar. The tones and textures combine to create an incredibly peaceful, open dining area reminiscent of South Florida hot spots. We will go ahead and forewarn you that if you order the Churrasco, a hanger steak prepped the traditional Argentinian way, you will be back to Metro 8 again for more—no questions asked. This will be one of the best flank/skirt steaks you've ever tasted and is served with a Chimichurri sauce that packs an extra kick of spiciness and garlic. If you've got a bit of a sweet tooth (and who doesn't), elect for the traditional Argentinian dessert, Dulce de Leche Crepe. Dulce de Leche means "milk caramel" and is a made by caramelizing sugar in milk. The result, resembling Nutella, is stuffed inside two crepes and topped with whipped cream. You may want to split it, as the flavor is very rich and chocolatey—a great way to finish off an excellent meal. Go ahead, make reservations. You won't regret it.

Metro 8 Steakhouse
746 9th St
Durham, NC 27705
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5:00p - 10:00p

Sunday 5:00p - 10:00p
Monday 5:00p - 10:30p
Tuesday 5:00p - 10:30p
Wednesday 5:00p - 10:30p
Thursday 5:00p - 10:30p
Friday 5:00p - 11:00p
Saturday 5:00p - 11:00p
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