Covid Information

Metro Bis is serving indoors with a minimum of 6 feet of spacing between tables. We are not using any Plexiglas dividers which limits our occupancy to 35% for the safety of both our guests and staff. We have multiple dining rooms, some of which are private for groups of 6 or greater and can be reserved with advanced notice. Our HVAC system is brand new as of last year, ensuring proper air replacement within the space. Per state law, masks are required to be worn from entry until you are seated and must be worn if you are moving about the dining room, going to the restroom, or departing. You are encouraged to leave your mask on while not actively eating or drinking. The entire Metro Bis staff wears masks throughout the day, and hand sanitizer is available at our hostess stand. 


Metro Bis is located within the Joseph Ensign House at 690 Hopmeadow Street. The main dining room and event space occupy the annex added by the Congregational Church in the 1960s, and the rest of this historic home is available for private events. The restaurant also includes a porch overlooking the sweeping front lawn and a single hotel room. 

Please visit for more information about the history of the Bickford, Toy, Ensign, and Ellsworth Families.

Chef Chris Prosperi

Chef Christopher Prosperi

Chris is chef owner of Metro Bis restaurant in Simsbury, Connecticut, a Hartford Courant recipe columnist, an international cooking teacher from Mexico to Italy, a weekly chef on NBC 30, television host of “New England Cuisine” and weekly senior contributor on “The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze®” on WNPR. The New York Times declares “…Prosperi is a technical master, an original American chef whose restaurant is worth traveling for” and the Zagat Survey has ranked Metro Bis in the top five in the state for American food.

Lunch & Dinner


Private Parties

Hosting Groups
Up To 120 People

Metro Bis is available to host a variety of private events including rehearsal dinners, business meetings, anniversaries, retirements, showers, birthdays, weddings, holiday parties, and more. Custom menus can be created for brunch, lunch, dinner, and hors d’ oeuvres occasions.​ Check out our amazing rooms here.

Ensign House Suite

Located within the restaurant courtyard, this is the perfect choice for those attending special events on site or within the area. Completely remodeled, ground floor, fully accessible suite is walking distance to everything. The space features a California king bed, private porch, mini fridge, microwave, pebble bathroom floor, and private entrances.​
Take a tour around the suite.