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Metropolitan Grill
Metropolitan Grill

Metropolitan Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.metropolitangrilltucson.com
  • Email: metropolitangrill@metrorestaurants.com
  • Phone: (520) 531-1212
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Thursday 11:00a.m. - 10:00p.m., Friday & Saturday 11:00a.m. - 10:30p.m., Sunday 11:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Carlton Smith
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call Metropolitan Grill directly for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Two private dining rooms are available for special events and meetings. Our banquet room is the perfect setting for a large function, and our boardroom is ideal for smaller meetings or more intimate affairs. Banquet menus are available.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (520) 531-1212

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Magee
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Metropolitan Grill
Metropolitan Grill - America's Kitchen is a great family friendly restaurant on Tucson's northwest side. The extensive menu specializes in local products. Menu items include wood fired pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, an array of salads, sustainable seafood and several beef items. Long time favorites include Thai chicken pasta, sauteed liver & onions and chicken Chardonnay. If you have special dietary needs, a special Gluten Free menu is offered and several vegan & vegetarian options are also available. Entree pricing starts at just $5.95 and all Snacks & Desserts are under $4.00. A great children's menu is available for just $4.95. Happy Hour Specials include dollar off all snacks, pizzas, wines, cocktails and beers, daily from 3 - 7 in our lounge. We offer four floating 50" HDTV's in the bar for you to enjoy your favorite sporting event. We offer free Wi-Fi and private dining is available. Our Boardroom seats 20 and Banquet Room seats 60 comfortably. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "I made a reservation for my family many of whom I hadn't seen for years. Some wanted seafood, some wanted gluten free, some wanted vegetarian, some wanted steaks and the little one wanted a kid menu. Anyway, everyone was happy, we got the private room. The service was great and we didn't feel rushed to leave. Thank you Metropolitan Grill for a lovely unforgettable evening! Jeanette Jones"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Very good food and service. Monday night and hardly anyone else there!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Ordered my steak medium well and it came medium rare. The noise from the bar was over whelming at times and the staff was more interested in watching the game than performing their jobs. Waited for 5 minutes or more after being seated before our waiter appeared. We've been there several times and it gets worse each visit. Will not be any future visits."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My wife and I were staying at the Hilton El Conquistador and this was on their recommended restaurants list. So we went. It seemed to be a box store-chain operation. We almost walked out, but we were tired and hungry. The food was surprisingly good (chopped salad, personal pizza). Our waitress was energetic and young and brought out our grandparental instincts. Incidentally, we seemed to be the youngest folks in the restaurant (we are just over the cusp of 60). The hotel described the restaurant as having an "extensive" wine list - not so, but we had a decent Spanish wine that went great with the pizza and our salads. It is what it is - and that ain't bad."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I really don't know what to think about Metro Grill anymore. There used to be a wait out the door at lunch and these days, well, the place is empty. Our booth had a tear in the seat cushion that has been that way for a couple of months. This time, the tape was wearing out. Our server was attending to a large private party, so the busboy took our order and served us. He was adequate, but a smile and some personality might've helped. The food was good, but the menu even lacks excitement these days. Where is Bob McMahon? He needs to step it up or he's going to lose another restaurant and we are going to lose a gem in Oro Valley."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Ordered their Friday special, all you can eat Fish and chips. Got one piece of fish and a small portion of fries. Waited more than 15 minutes for s second, cold, greasy piece of fish. Poor food, poor service. Much better options in Tucson."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Our waiter, Travis, was less not very attentive or organized as previous servers we've had here. Very slow bringing drinks after taking our order. Did not bring our table bread until after the meals were served and then we had to ask for it. Food was excellent and this experience will not keep us from returning at least once more. A second similar experience and we will not return."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The first table was not to our liking, they were very accomendating in finding one that would suit the group very well."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Server pleasant but pokey. Wok charred salmon was highlight and the person who ordered it said it was just right. It was downhill from there. The bland florentine cod was stuffed with a flavorless rice combo...the spinach was on the side. Original but not tasty. The chicken piccata...capers and lemon, believe it or not, were also flavorless.The Chicken Chardonnay sounded great but was far from that. Other than once again no flavor, the mashed potatoes looked grey and tasted like paste...pretty yucky. A complaint brought a comped glass of wine ,but when one is expecting "whipped red potatoes" and gets something that looks and tastes like paste and was likely out of a box, icky. Our group of 6 was squished into a booth for 4 w/ reservations."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The restaurant was nice and the food was ok, but the service was not so good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "While the service at Metro is usually very good, we felt it was a bit erratic on Valentines Day. At first, we felt very rushed, but toward the end of the meal, it was hard to find anyone to just pay for our meal. As I said, service is usually very attentive and well timed; they were very busy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We didn't realize that there was a limited menu on Valentine's Day. I wasn't informed online when I made the reservation. The food was a little more expensive than expected but the food was very good and the service was good, too. Will definitely go again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've been to this restaurant a few times and sadly this experience was not great. We went to the Valentines day special menu event that featured a four course meal. The brie appetizer was the highlight of the meal by far. The rest of the courses were average, not bad but certainly not to the normal standard of Metropolitan Grill. The service was also rather slow. Overall I love this place and have had great meals there before, but I would skip the special events in the future."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overall great service, never had to look for a waiter. Enough selections of choices and food was good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We go here all the time for lunch. This day, there was a huge private party that our server was assigned to in addition to our section. That meant he would disappear for long periods of time. Even with only a very few tables occupied, it took close to 30 minutes to get our food an then we would just sit. This is unacceptable during lunch, when we need to get back to work. There wasn't even a manager around to talk to. General rule: The service is much better in the bar, where the bartender is a sweetheart and super efficient!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Arrived late but the prime rib was perfectly med rare...........liked the 3 course meal because I got to try the Mud Pie- I never order dessert as I'm always too full.........................it was great."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Had a great meal after the Seahawks Super Bowl celebration. The met was bustling and they were ready for the large crowds. Service was exceptional. Dinner was outstanding! Wine was superb."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The Metropolitan Grill is a great restaurant with a varied and interesting menu. We have dined there several times and have recommended it to friends. The food is great and we have loved everything we have gotten there."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The food was good with the Salmon being a true surprise. Try it, you'll like it."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Very ordinary food and service. Old and worn looking inside. Probably will not go back any time soon. Server never came around to take a second round of cocktails order. Food was tasteless and not very attractive. Prices high for such an ordinary place. More like cafeteria food."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Apparently you have to be over 70 to eat early here The food and service are wonderful, but hearing the old folks yell over their hearing aids is annoying. There isn't a bad thing to say about Metro Grill - but they sometimes attract a strange crowd. Robin was a great server and honest about the delays we might encounter that night. Maybe we'll just start eating later..."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "My husband and I had only been here previously for appetizers and we liked them. We had made a reservation and were seated promptly. Menu had something for everyone. The bread basket was GREAT. Two varieties and both delicious. I ordered the stuff sole as my entrée. Presentation was nice. Fish was a bit limp but tasty. 3 small pieces. It could have been one more piece. My husband ordered the baked cod. Said it was tasty. Cold slaw was VERY disappointing. Not sure we will be back. Too bad. I really wanted to like this place alot. But the truth is we were not."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Our group of four used to go almost every week because of the convenient location and good food. We now go only once every other week or less in the hopes that things will improve. This week, even though the restaurant was busy because of a two for one, we were seated quickly, we were able to order fairly quickly, and the food came in a reasonable amount of time. This has not been true in recent months. However, the food is not up to what it used to be. Many of the items we have enjoyed in the past are gone while others are not as good (or served only warm, at best). Three of us had chicken dishes and we all agreed that the chicken was overcooked and dry. This was never an issue in the past. What has happened to our neighborhood gem?"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "The Metro is an outstanding local restaurant. Specials are especially attractive, tasty and easy on the budget."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We cannot seem to find consistency at Metropolitan Grill - either with the food and/or the service. Sometimes the food is great for all four of us and the service is so-so. Other times, the service is good but not so much the food. One thing we have noticed is that the waitresses can be a bit too flippant and too friendly. Ladies of my age do not care to be called "darling", nor do we, as a couple like to be called "friends". We noticed that a lot of your customers are seniors and they are deserving of friendly respect. Your younger staff should be trained in that area. We will continue to recommend this restaurant but will alert our friends to the issues described above."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We love the specials! Always great food and a great value. Thank you!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We eat there frequently but mostly for lunch, which is always good. We ate dinner there with another couple, there wasn't enough help, the waiter was absolutely overwhelmed! Our salads came out with the entre, the baked potatoes were lukewarm, and the medium steak was rare. One guest ordered another order of fish and it was 30 minutes before that came. We were very disappointed! We will go back because that is the first time it's ever happened. All other times have been good."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "first time for lunch, loved the chopped salad with shrimp and citrus vinagrette. Great bread basket too!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Always enjoyable and all our guests have loved food and service."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "My wife an son took me out for my birthday to Metropolitan Grill. We have never been to the restaurant but will definitely go back. The ambiance was great and the food was very good even for being slow on a Sunday. That makes a huge difference. The salmon was great an flavorful. The fish and chips were done to perfection and the prime rib was delectable. We will definitely come back."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "I requested a round table for 6 and that was fulfilled. However the round is near the kitchen which became noisy at times. Suggest a different location for that one and only table. I had fish and chips and have to say the fish was a bit dry and fry's not crispy or hot. a little disappointed but will come back hopefully to an improvement in the foresaid comments."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Very good food. Service was good, but not as personal as in the past."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Lately every time we go to this restaurant the food is improving. We are so happy this is in our neighborhood."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "So happy to have vegan options! We eat at Metro Grill often with others who are not vegan. It's nice to have a place we all can eat at!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great "neighborhood" restaurant. Good value and great food, especially with "specials"."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The Metro Grill always delivers...good food at good prices."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We appreciated the email that attracted us to Metropolitan Grill. We liked the walleye special meal that made the trip worthwhile. The service was excellent. The restaurant was noisy but we still glad we came for this special occasion."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The food was delicious! The servers were very kind! And the restaurant was very cozy!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Went to Metro Grill for a Birthday celebration. First time visit. The food was delicious (best liver and onions we've had anywhere) Service was great and timely. Would not especially recommend the dessert though. Cake was dry. However, we will go back for the rest of the menu."
    Dined on 12/7/2013