The Metropolitan Grill

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The Metropolitan Grill. The moment you step into the Metropolitan Grill, you know you have entered a classic steakhouse. Guests enter through tall mahogany doors to be greeted by tuxedo clad Maitre D’s. Cuts of beef are showcased in a glass display in the front entryway. Framed photographs of celebrities, sports heroes and local politicians, all frequent visitors to The Met, line the walls.


At the Metropolitan Grill, the focus is on the Prime beef, American and Japanese Wagyu. Steaks are seared over the high heat of the “Iron Wood of the World,” imported mesquite charcoal, ensuring the most tender, juicy steaks available. Metropolitan Grill Chefs personally select each cut that is served to guests.


The Metropolitan Grill’s award-winning wine list showcases the definitive steakhouse selection of premium West Coast red wines, with special emphasis on Cabernets, Merlots and Meritage.
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Savannah
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

I had Filet Mignon, my steak of choice wherever I go. I had them prepare us medium rare as I don’t want it over cooked. Despite the sharp steak knife, the steak was tough; like low end restaurant tough. For $78 / 13oz, it needed to be the best steak I’ve ever had. Yes, Seattle is a seafood town, but that’s no excuse at these prices. I’m from Denver and the steak melts like butter, and is at least $20 cheaper.

Service was just ok, our server seemed eternally more interested in flying by and quickly deviating by saying “let me just attend to this or that and I’ll be right back” (but didn’t come back for at least 10 minutes or so). He also never offered us any dessert.

I would not recommend this restaurant, unless you want to pay high prices for mediocre food. The environment is lovely and cozy, hence the three stars.

AB
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

wonderful food great service great ambience

P
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Steaks were cooked to perfection and service was excellent.

E
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Met was one of the first restaurants that my now husband took me to when we started dating 5 years ago, so it holds a special place in my heart, and it was a lot of fun to come back to celebrate my birthday there. We each had a bowl of soup (clam chowder for him and French onion for me!), then shared the Chateaubriand, and the apple "pie" for dessert. Everything was amazing, about the experience from the time we arrived (about 30 minutes prior to our 7:30pm reservation, but they were able to accommodate immediate seating) until the time we walked out the door. I highly suggest ordering anything prepared tableside, as you'll get to have a great conversation as your food is being prepared. Our server, Lance, was prompt and professional and the combined team created an exceptional experience.

While I gave The Met 4 stars for "Value", you don't really go there for a "value" meal - you go there for the experience that only fine dining gives you.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

100% coming back. The 9 layer chocolate cake and prime rib combo I pulled together was over the top!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This continues to be an Awesome restaurant. The food, wine and service is excellent. I highly recommend it. Jim our waiter did an excellent job!

JR
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always terrific and I think the best steak house in the country. Stacks up well against Capital Grill, Flemings, Mortons, and Lawry’s

S
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A top notch experience every time! The service is always very professional and can read your table pretty well. Our server had excellent suggestions and did a great job describing the differences between the Japanese beef selections. I ordered the Hokkaido snow beef and it was without a doubt the best filet I've ever had. The asparagus on the side was lovely, too. We drank a lot, in addition to ordering the expensive steaks, so our bill was high ($800+ for four), but worth every penny. Thank you for making a last minute dinner on a Wednesday evening such a wonderful time!

VB
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All the time! It is hands down my favorite restaurant!

C
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Service good .. food warm at best .. on past visits service excellent and food superb and hot .. no longer my fav restaurant in Seattle

a
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all the way around. Noise level was a little high but exactly what we expected after Seahawks game.

m
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The met is my go to restaurant for Steak, always good and consistent. I have never had "bad" experience. However this last time there were a couple of issues that need to be highlighted. We were a party of 5 and ordered 5 different steaks, I tasted them all and they were all excellent,45 day rib-eye, Waygu-Angus NY, NY and Filet, no complaints on the steaks or their preparation. The same can't be said for the sides. The garlic mashed potatoes were super dry and cakey, I don't recall them being like this in the past. Also the cauliflower side was mediocre, the preparation with almonds and feta is promising but the execution was off, the florets could have been better caramelized to add to the complexity of the dish. It also seemed like something was missing to bring it all together. The Brussels sprouts were also disappointing, again the preparation held promise but the execution lacked. I recall some roasted caramelized sprouts that i had a scout restaurant several years ago. They were simply amazing, like vegetable candy, so i know the lowly Brussels sprout can achieve greatness. That is what i would expect from a restaurant of the Met's caliber. The met prepares truly memorable steaks but the need to up their game on the sides. Also it is a bit noisy for my taste, call it energetic if you will but it makes conversation difficult.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bday and friend’s get tog

r
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Great place but my wife steak undercooked, the sommelier was a snob and curt and overall not that great for the amount of money we spent. The server we had was outstanding.

OT
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible cuts of meat cooked to perfection. The staff is very friendly and made dining with them into an unforgettable experience.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server and service was amazing. Noi??? Not sure of spelling. Gentlemen from Thailand. Amazing service. Food was flawless. Will request to sit in his section always. Hope that was his name!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner/service

JB
New Mexico
22 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our second visit. Our waitstaff, Chad, was a delight. Catema Merlot was excellent and very reasonably priced. Sour dough bread, House Salad, Caesar salad, filet mignon, rib eye—all delicious. Valet parking guys also very nice.

DS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've been to the Met multiple times over the past 15 years, but this trip was exceptional. The food, our waiter (Scott), the beverages - everything was terrific. Going to be another 6 months before we'll get back to Seattle, but we never go with out a trip to the Metropolitan Grill.

l
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great at usual.

R
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is a must every time I stay in the city... the Dungeoness Crab Cocktail is delectable and worth every penny! I am never disappointed with the food and the service is impeccable. Love that we can dress up or down and still fit right in - top notch from the minute you walk in the door.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I come here a few times a year and it seems to be on the decline. Steaks are great rest so so.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Anniversary

f
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had the Snow Beef, which is the most expensive steak around. It was without a doubt the best piece of meat I’ve had in my life and worth every cent!

JT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great time! Great food, great wine, amazing service!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food is fine. Service is excellent but all in all I think overpriced for the experience.

RG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant was absolutely OUTSTANDING. The service, the food and the ambiance was remarkable.
Not inexpensive but worth every dollar. Highly recommend it for A DINING EXPERIENCE.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was too salty and the Brussels spouts under cooked.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I have had better steaks for similar money. Seafood was good, but not as good as other local restaurants. It was a nice place but not the greatest value.

c
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Very loud. Crazy patron ruined our night. Food quality was not as outstanding as before. Prices higher than before. $70 for a add on lobster tail after ordering a $70 steak. King Crab legs were weak and spindly seemed like snow crab vs king crab. Sad.

j
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Service is so thoughtful. Everyone makes sure this is a real dining experience. So worth it. The food is fabulous.

s
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food as always was fabulous. I also enjoyed the lower prices on the lunch menu. Key lime tart was a great way the end our meal.

LB
Portland
44 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

This is the favorite old time steak house for Seattle. We were disappointed with the seasoning on our steaks. It was way too salty. Our steaks were also quite gristly. Hope if we get a chance to come again we will have a different experience. Our service was fabulous!!!!!

WF
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal, thank you!

MS
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We got a small table by the kitchen....not good. Food and service was great. Don’t get the calamari...soggy

N
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had our sons 34th birthday party. Everything was excellent from the hostess to our favorite waiter Noi. If I could change anything, it would be sitting in the middle of the floor.

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Been to The Met many times. First time I’ve said, food was just “ok”. Steak was good, scallop potatoes were warm, not hot, and wild mushrooms were...ok. Great friendly service, dessert was amazing (Carrott Cake). Drinks above average. Overall, a B+

TF
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and food.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

It was as expected except for wagyu strip. Probably one on the worst cuts of meat I have had in a while.

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