Diva at the Met
Diva at the Met

Diva at the Met

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.metropolitan.com/diva/
  • Phone: 6046027788x
  • 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: 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
Diva at the Met reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (14)special occasion (6)great for lunch (5)romantic (5)neighborhood gem (4)notable wine list (4)good for groups (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Dessert was the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food and dessert was good. Service needs improvement. They were slow to notice and Told us bread was coming but didn't come at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kermodei
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Diva has gone downhill and we were disappointed overall.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sanjuan
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was my second visit to the Diva at the Met. The first experience was very memorable. Friday night's experience was a great disappointment from slow service, mix up in the menu and then poorly prepared main course. A definite disappointing evening, unfortunately.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Leslie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was perfect from the outset. I had requested a quiet location for our party of 6 since my husband has hearing aides and has difficulty communicating when the room is very noisy. Upon noting this Conny immediately moved us to a private area where we were the only table occupied. The food was beautifully prepared and very tasty. I never had to ask for anything and the service was very unobtrusive. Our friends were equally impressed. I especially liked the fine hand soap and hand cream in the ladies room as well as the small towels for drying my hands.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Diva Lunch
    KenMuirDinner
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food Great. Service friendly, efficient. Great table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Still grest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were here 20dome years ago and loved it, and it lived up to our memories
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Food
    SeafoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
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  • Marylou
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Excellent
    TravellerVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Png13
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 464 reviews are from the Diva at the Met reviews archive.
  • Ambience
    MelG
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A forgotten gem
    TastyVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Really enjoyed dinner chosen from an interesting menu. Excellent service, interesting wine list and lovely environment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    we tried the tasting menu which is ok. the wine pairing is ok too.
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    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellet set menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An anniversary to remember
    Thesein
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet relaxing brunch
    MaggieJaneVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forgetful
    Forgotten
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected better.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have always loved the food
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Variable Service
    Tethered2theHotelVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Joon
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
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  • Great evening
    castellan
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go somewhere else.....
    pjmacc
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
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  • Delicious Veggie Valentines Menu
    KirkVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • V-Day Menu Did Not "Wow!" Us
    LauraTheFonz
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    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..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business lunch
    Kathy
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Maxpa1nter
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful meal
    anonymousA
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dated Decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The decor was very outdated, likeness to the movie Beatlejuice. The food and service were good.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't say enough
    Rica41
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best waiters ever.
    kane
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    cantravel1
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste is good,but...
    sweetsmania
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    I had breakfast. I ordered Canadian egg benny. Taste is good,but no presentation and no service.
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  • Nice gem
    Karma4u
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Lovely discovery thanks to din out. Staff - service was excellent. Will definitely come again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior delightful food
    SeafoodLoverVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine Out and Stay
    dineout
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Textures and flavour galore
    booper014
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    Gloria
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    The food is pretty good. Nothing to complain about.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No ordinary menu...
    Vivian
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.