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.