The Metropolitan Grill
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.
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.
wonderful food great service great ambience
Steaks were cooked to perfection and service was excellent.
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.
100% coming back. The 9 layer chocolate cake and prime rib combo I pulled together was over the top!
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!
Always terrific and I think the best steak house in the country. Stacks up well against Capital Grill, Flemings, Mortons, and Lawry’s
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!
All the time! It is hands down my favorite restaurant!
Service good .. food warm at best .. on past visits service excellent and food superb and hot .. no longer my fav restaurant in Seattle
Excellent all the way around. Noise level was a little high but exactly what we expected after Seahawks game.
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.
Bday and friend’s get tog
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.
Incredible cuts of meat cooked to perfection. The staff is very friendly and made dining with them into an unforgettable experience.
Great as always!!
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!
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.
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.
Everything was great at usual.
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.
I come here a few times a year and it seems to be on the decline. Steaks are great rest so so.
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!
Always a great time! Great food, great wine, amazing service!
Food is fine. Service is excellent but all in all I think overpriced for the experience.
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.
Food was too salty and the Brussels spouts under cooked.
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.
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.
Love this restaurant. Service is so thoughtful. Everyone makes sure this is a real dining experience. So worth it. The food is fabulous.
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.
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!!!!!
Great meal, thank you!
We got a small table by the kitchen....not good. Food and service was great. Don’t get the calamari...soggy
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.
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+
Great service and food.
It was as expected except for wagyu strip. Probably one on the worst cuts of meat I have had in a while.