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Diva at the Met
Diva at the Met

Diva at the Met Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.metropolitan.com/diva/
  • Phone: (604) 602-7788
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Hamid Salimian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For gatherings up to 250 people our catering professionals are available to assist you with every detail. Their experience will ensure that your every requirement is fulfilled. Headed by some of the foremost chefs in the city, our award-winning culinary team will lend to your event the same skill that has made the restaurant of the Metropolitan among the best in the country. Our acclaimed restaurant Diva at the Met provide additional dining options during your meetings.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Diva at the Met is happy to offer you the entire restaurant for your private personal or company event. You will have the attention of all of Diva's professionals to guarantee a successful amd memorable experience.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Georgia
  • Public Transit: Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, we are a short walk to the Queen Elizabeth theatre, the Vancouver Opera, the Centre for Performing Arts, BC Place, and the Rogers Arena, home of the Vancouver Canucks. The stations for the Sky Train and Canada Line are less than 1 block away.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Enjoy Complimentry Valet parking when you dine in Diva at the Met.
A word from Diva at the Met
Our culinary team brings a true respect for our fresh local ingredients, with a reputation for bringing out their true flavours through both traditional and modern cooking techniques. True to those words, we utilize ingredients traceable to their origins, offering a path back to the restaurant's strong relationships with farmers, fishermen and artisans. By exploiting simplicity, our food is about letting the flavours speak for themselves; all the while ensuring the pure essence of the ingredient is the star of the dish. Our staff have both a passion for food and wine, with a talent for hospitality and service.

Innovative signature cocktails are created seasonally.

Special offerings include Diva's Chef's Table and wine cellar featuring over 150 labels. Diva also offers Prix Fixe lunch menus, fresh seasonal testing menus and decadent desserts.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
Diner Reviews
  • "The salmon tataki was very good as were the oysters. However, regarding the main courses the chicken did not taste good and the duck was not as good as it should have been. (The bland dried out mushrooms on the plate should not have been served.) Incidentally when I mentioned that I could hardly taste the stilton in our stilton cheesecake dessert, I was told that because most customers find stilton cheese cheesecake too strong for them that the dessert was sweetened to please them. Since I ordered the dessert item because I like stilton, I should have been cautioned about this before ordering the item."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This restaurant was booked thinking we were booking another spot. It was a special occasion and we were not disappointed at all! Food and service were excellent. Didn't even miss the view we had hoped to have."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Diva never disappoints. They do everything well and the service is professional and not intrusive. Normally I don't really care about the dessert but even that was enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Came here with a friend for lunch. I've heard great things about the restaurant and had to try it. I'm happy to say The food was delicious and quality was top notch; I would happily recommend DatM to all my friends and all foodies."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I have to explain my reason for the "poor" in this category. We arrived at 7:30pm on a busy Vancouver Saturday night, there were only two other tables occupied, the place was basically empty. I don't know why, perhaps some better marketing might help, the food and service was great."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Really enjoyed dinner chosen from an interesting menu. Excellent service, interesting wine list and lovely environment."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "we tried the tasting menu which is ok. the wine pairing is ok too."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The set menu with wine pairing was better than I had expected. For $90/person, we had enough to eat and drink but towards the end, given that we're not much into sweets, it was quite strong but overall an excellent experience. Service was impeccable."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Superb service that was unobtrusive, yet attentive. The recommendation for onion bouillon on a rainy night was perfect and the presentation was great. I had the salmon and my wife had the chicken and we both found the blending of flavours to be out of this world. Now we have to go back and make sure we leave room for dessert."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We joined friends for brunch last Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful quiet of the dining ro where we could actually hear one another without shouting over dreadful music and the bonus was that both the food and the service were fabulous! I had a delightful omelette stuffed with brie and mushrooms on top while my husband had a continental breakfast. Our friends said their breakfast smoked cod hash was fantastic. Thank you Diva for providing a lovely little oasis for Sunday brunch!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Not pleasant on the phone, Forgot the bread for the table, forgot to bring the desert -Usual experience at a previously highly thought of restaurant"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Ordered four things, two forgotten. One of the forgotten - they ended up running out of. It was not that busy."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Have always loved the food at this restaurant. It's consistently good and menu choices are interesting. Really liked the idea of having food truck equivalent lunch features."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "It was a full restaurant at Diva for Valentine's Day. We had to wait a long time for our food. While the waiter apologized, he "did not want to make waves". No other acknowledgement was made, and we were assured that the manager was aware "of the problem". The couple next to us also waited a very long time for their food and got the same waiter apology. We went back the next night because we were staying there. It was not busy and the food arrived on time, with style, and it was a different experience. It seems as if DIVA cannot handle high demand and that the chef is a Diva, focusing on himself while letting the customers go hungry. Food is inventive and tasty, but tarnished by the service. Regular menu better than Special Menu."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I heard from a chef friend that this restaurant is extraordinary. It was very disappointing. The food had an exquisite decoration but nothing else. The taste was average or below average. I have been to my share of fine dining restaurants but I didn't find the food special or not even that good. It is definitely not worth the money I pay. Also, we asked for medium steak and the steak was well done. It made me and my girl friend to think that we cannot waste money on this famous restaurants with no substance (bad food) We would rather eat at home. My girl friend, an ex-sous chef at a hotel, said she could easily cook the steak and fish we ordered and she did not enjoy the food at all."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service was excellent, and the food was interesting and quite good. The menu is a little pretentious, tending towards "foam" and other molecular gastronomy tastes, as well as un-identifiable food names (even our server had to check on what a couple menu names actually were). But overall, really nice. Next time I'm ordering more cocktails than wine!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "In town at the last moment with wife for Valentines Day getaway. Found all restaurants of note booked. Through OpenTable Diva was the only downtown $$$ or $$$$ restaurant with an opening. We are very experienced foodies.Service (the kitchen) was slow for every course. We had the pre fixe menu (4 courses) with wine paring. With the restaurant half empty,it took them another 15 minutes to bring us the desert course. Portions are small but if the timing was better, that wouldn't have been a problem. Food was bland. At these prices and style, we are used to being wowed. Not wowed tonight. Wine servings pretty small compared to similar wine parings at other restaurants."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "While their advertised menu was full of meat, they accommodated our requirement. The hostess helped me organize flowers delivered to the table and the service during the meal was very friendly and fun. The only complaint I have is that it took quite a while. This is fine, but some of the timing with wines (paired) given quite some time before the course made it difficult to fully appreciate the pairing. Particularly with the 2oz pours. It was Valentines and we were ordering off-menu thought!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "While the ambiance is world class and the food design follows Vancouver's chic gastro-trends, we were somewhat underwhelmed by Diva @ the Met's prix fixe offerings for Valentine's Day. Guests chose one of two 4-course meals, each of which had optional wine pairings and some baseline indifference toward allergic/restrictive diners (no judgement). T'was nice. And yet, while all dishes were good, nothing "wowed" us. Perhaps it was the lack of a cohesive culinary theme and the uniform, tasting-sized portions that made the menu ~"meh". But don't you expect...more? It's Vancouver (food-mecca of B.C.) *plus* we had to provide CC info just to keep the reservation. TL;DR: Review of V-Day menu only. Diva excels most at aesthetics and cocktails."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "After reading that Diva had the most underrated chef in Vancouver we decided to hold a special birthday lunch and Diva did not disappoint. All of our meals were incredible and everyone raved about the food. The presentation of the desserts was spectacular ... highly recommend.."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "This is such a great place to take some of your important clients. It's never too crowded at lunch, service is always great and the food is exceptional. It's not noisy like some of the other high-end restaurants can be. I like how bright the restaurant is but I do think it's time for a bit of an upgrade to the decor."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "It was my BF's birthday. Everything was perfection. We both wanted the Price Fix,I have a terrible aversion to Salmon. The waitress was very accommodating as they offered me their short rib instead. I didn't want to miss out on the unreal iceberg lettuce salad and scrumptious warm chocolate cake. There were four chefs working in the kitchen and doing their jobs with military precision. The service was impeccable with water top ups, automatic soda refills and even clearing and serving from the right to left. The food was so beautiful and explained perfectly by our wonderful server. Warm and friendly without being invasive.The warm chocolate cake with hazelnut ice-cream and dusted with hazelnut powder was the best things I have ever tasted."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "I went to Diva at the Met during Dine Out and had a fantastic meal. Tasted some of the best mouthfuls of my life. And the stilton cheesecake is to die for! Wonderful wonderful night!!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The decor was very outdated, likeness to the movie Beatlejuice. The food and service were good."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Excellent diner with the lovely wife. Food, service ambience was excellent. Left feeling uplifted can't say how enjoyable the night was at Diva @ the Met. Can't wait to go back. Rica41"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "One of the best waiters ever. Creative menu which one doesn't always find during DineOut. It has always been a fine restaurant and still is."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "A group of us (7) dined at Diva on Wednesday night as part of Dine Out Vancouver We all agreed that the service was outstanding, the food was excellent and the ambience was wonderful! We also had wine with our and we were impressed by the selection of wines. I had a creamy onion soup for an appetizer, Ling Cod for my entree and Stilton cheesecake for dessert. We were also offered a wonderful selection of breads with our meal. We had a wonderful time at Diva and we would not hesitate to go back again!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I had breakfast. I ordered Canadian egg benny. Taste is good,but no presentation and no service."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Lovely discovery thanks to din out. Staff - service was excellent. Will definitely come again"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "It was a delight to dine here once again. What is special about the food is the attention to detail. Every item was done just right. The service too was special and attentive. We look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Had an excellent Dine Out 3-course menu and a nice night out in the Metrololitan hotel with my husband. The appetizer, main and dessert all had new and delicious ingredients."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We visited for Dine Out Vancouver and tried the cured salmon, iceberg salad, duo of lamb, lingcod, stilton cheesecake and the praline bar. The combination of flavours and textures was so intriguing and delicious. A lot of combinations that we have not tried before (Cured salmon, rye crumble, pickled sea asparagus, sorrel puree). Service was lackluster, but still attentive (understandable during Dine Out). Overall, a good experience and I would visit again for a special occasion."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "The food is pretty good. Nothing to complain about."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "The reason why I chose for my friend and me to go to Diva was because the dine-out menu was different. The ingredients were not run-of-the-mill and the options diverse. Everything tasted fabulous and I have zero complaints about the service. The portions weren't very large, but once you eat all three coarses, you will be satisfied, since the ingredients are so rich. Smoked octopus is delicious, by the way! Definitely recommend Diva for those looking for fine dining options!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "For our selections this year in Dine Out Vancouver we picked this one because of a desire to try the "chef" to find out the chef left, another one replaced and the Sous Chef was doing the cooking for the day and also made the menu for this event - what a great experience. She is very worthy of being the executive chef at this restaurant and the waitress was very commendable of her expertise as well (the waitress was very good and very aware of our food, wine and opportunity to talk). I would go back to the restaurant if I were in the area again."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Main courses are really outstanding especially the lamb duo, but it is good for a person have small appetite. The food is really expensive, but it's worth the price"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The gluten free options meant missing a key part of the dish or ordering the ling cod. The iceberg wedge was very nice. The ling cod was also very nice but the rest of the plate was average."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We were a party of 6 and enjoyed the food and the service. My only comment would be that we all went away hungry. The food was amazing but portions were so small it was nowhere near a dinner size. If we had known the amount of food would be merely a tasting we would have had dinner before going to "dinner" at Diva."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I realize it was during Dine Out but the portions were very very small. I expected we won't be getting full size portions however what was served was like 1/4 of their regular serving. The food was good but I had to have more bread to try to fill that void/ hunger in my belly. Other restaurants are more generous with portions so it's a shame Diva didn't."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "For the dine out, the ling cod over cooked, not my expected it"
    Dined on 1/17/2014