820 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
|Mon - Thu:|
Phone: (206) 389-0042
Phone: (206) 232-9292
The Metropolitan Grill
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Burgers, Caterers, American, French, Take Out, Hot Dogs, Steakhouse, European, Continental, Bar & Grills
Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Above Average
Good For Groups: Yes
03/03/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I had a friend bring me here for happy hour once and he told me that you get a met burger and fries for 5$. I was shocked because the met is so expensive usually. Well when I got there I ordered the burger. It was amazing. I didn't think it would be that good. You must come to the met for happy hour!
02/13/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My first experience at The Met. It was great. That place was really cool. Great people working and eating there. We walked in on a friday. there were no tables but we waited for a couple of seats to open up at the bar and we ate there. Great service, We had the Chateubriand with a side asparagus. The Filet was delicious, everything was great. Definately go here and check this place out. Its one of Seattle's treasures and you need to experience this place once.
07/17/2010Provided by Citysearch -
The bar at the Metropolitan Grill is one of Seattle's most established after-work ""cocktail"" spots. The quietly elegant entrance (amidst busy valets) gives way to bustling and frequently mobbed bar scene. The clientele are a bit older, certainly more established, but the specialty of the Met Grill is providing fine food with elegant service -- and that applies to all who enter.
The bartenders are knowledgeable and consistently good. A simple martini is a delight. Fruity drinks with silly names get equal attention (although with perhaps a hint of cocked brow). All the restaurant foods are also served in the bar, and while the entree salads are quite sufficient, the real reason to go to the Met Grill (aside from the opportunity to ogle its ""famous"" guests posted on its walls) is definitely the meat. The steaks served at the Met Grill rival any of the big chain steakhouses.
If you go, prepare to spend the time to enjoy your meal, and be prepared for a bill to match the experience.
01/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
The ""Met"" is a classic steakhouse with big portions, elegant interior, and welcoming staff.
I've been bringing people here for lunch, dinner, and happy hour over the years and have never been disappointed. The bartenders remember your face and drink, and the entire staff, from the valets to the tuxedo-clad managers, smile and say hello.
The filet is amazing, and the rich bread pudding with Maker's Mark bourbon ice cream is a must.
Though a few things have changed at the Met over the years, it remains one of the quintessential steakhouses and rightly so.
12/11/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Ok, as a local I've been to this place 5 times in the last couple of years and I've had it.
When I pay $50 or more for a steak I expect it to be cooked as ordered. Or close to it. I eat it rare or medium rare, depending on the cut, this is likely the most common way that patrons of The Met order theirs. The steak has not been less than medium-well on my last 4 visits. Simple. On each occasion the waiter has offered to bring another, but I will not in good conscience send back a steak after having seen 15 homeless guys on the way to the restaurant, it doesn't work that way. On the last visit I was offered a free dessert. Yeah, nice and cheap guys!
So that's it, I will not risk losing another $50 on a well done steak at this place. It's all El Gaucho for me from now on, never a problem there.
11/17/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I was recently at a family birthday party dinner at the Metropolitan Grill... I was happy to give up my coat to the waitstaff to store it in their coat check, and didn't think twice about my wallet being in it in such a high-end restaurant. Not noticing it's absence when I left, I was unhappy to find out the next morning that it had been stolen, and over $1,500 in fraudulant charges accrued around town on my credit cards in the late hours of the night. I contacted management at the Met to let them know of the issue; they were defensive, claimed it highly unlikely that the theft occured, but offered to send a gift certificate in the mail for a future meal, as the circumstantial evidence of the theft was overwhelming... Weeks later, the certificate hasn't arrived. I've tried to contact them, and receive no return calls from management. I didn't ask for the certificate; that wasn't the point. The point is, they weren't concerned with fixing their staffing issue, nor with following through as they said they would. Very disappointing. The food's good, but not worth the price or, in my case, the aggravation.
10/21/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Hands down the worst steak ever. For a steak over $50, one should not have to saw....and I mean saw through it. Mashed potatoes were very obviously thinned down with oversalted chicken stock.
The Met if for tourists who don't know any better.
It is beyond me how this place manages to draw a crowd serving such overpriced, less than mediocre food.
03/10/2009Provided by Citysearch -
In some respects it was better than The Keg. In some respects it was worse than The Keg. For a $50 steak not including any sides I thought I would be licking the steak juice off my plate and that the waiter would be near thespian, but in reality a waiter at $100 a head steak house is no more or less likely to be happy with where life has dropped them off than a waiter at a $30 steak house. The steak tasted like something I would make at home and I don't know how to cook. This was supposed to be the highlight of the night and we left feeling screwed out of several hundred dollars and a couple hours of our time so it really did ruin our evening. No matter how badly The Keg might treat you, you will never leave feeling like you've lost much. I definately think this restaurant benefits from name recognition and a lack of competition. I preferred Ruth's Chris' dishes and I plan to visit El Goucho soon. Don't make this restaurant your first choice.
10/07/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I never would have expected an expensive restaurant to have the most affordable and best value happy hour in all of downtown, but they literally do. Delicious bacon wrapped steak skewers and fried artichoke hearts. Not to mention the inexpensive oyster shooters with some of the largest oysters I've ever seen. Order a drink or two and the happy hour cheesebuger and fries and you can get out of there for under $15. No joke. Food is cheap and quality, which you don't find often.
10/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've never been to the Met, but I have heard ONLY wonderful things about this place. Please be cautious when reading these reviews. This woman says she got sick 3 hours after eating a prosciuto salad. You can't get food posioning til 24 hours after you've eaten the bad food. I think lots of people just like to complain. the manager probably seemed insincere when she called back because he knew she din't know what she was talking about.
05/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Four of us women flew up to Seattle for a little get-away. I was told the best place to eat in town was the Metropolitan Grill. We had the absolute best service, best entree, best desserts, best drinks ever! The filet mignon was to die for - the halibut was delicious and the copper river salmon was absolutely exquisite! We decided if we ever visit Seattle again we will definitely want a repeat of this scrumptious meal! Our waiter divided our steak and fish right near our table and we all ordered our side dishes so each of us could serve ourselves. We had scalloped potatoes, twice baked potatoes, creamed spinach and marinated mushrooms and salads of course. Each dish was done perfectly. Then, we shared desserts. Magnificent experience! I highly recommend this restaurant.
04/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My boyfriend and I splurged for a ""fancy"" dinner. He loves steak, so we to the Met. Our waiter was decent and my prosciutto salad was tasty... until 3 hours later when I was hugging the toilet and wishing ate elsewhere. It is very humiliating the once in a blue moon you buy an expensive dinner, you end up getting sick and sleeping on the bathroom floor all night.
I work in the food service so I'm not very picky. During dinner I was charmed by the predictable ambiance made of green velvet, gold railings and a valet service. And I didn't mind the silly looking guy in a tuxedo lurking around talking up a $20 bottle of wine for $75. Or that we ordered makers mark and got bakers for $20 more. When I got home and was feeling sick, all those memories became suspect. My god, PLEASE throw it out if it's past date!! I am very disappointed in this place that specializes in meats AND that serves it with a very high price tag (you'd think they could afford to throw it out!). I have no idea how they maintain a good reputation. There are TONS of fantastic restaurants in Seattle, but don't let the allure Metropolitan fool you.
And when I called to let them know about my ""experience"" they were much less than sincere, and apologized only because they had to. I'll pick vegetarian place next time. Or anywhere else and be much richer for it.
10/30/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Try lunch first, get there early or you will have to wait ! Dinner is very expensive ! . But is worth it ! Figure about $100.00 per head . This will cover app,sidedish,main course , drinks-2 each and dessert.Wine will run the bill up even higher. Portions are very large.