Excellent experience as always
Excellent experience as always - Chef Hamid is a treasure - but the Persian New Year tasting menu was one of the best meals we've had in Vancouver. Very thoughtful and creative and perfectly executed.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tasting menu was very nice
We tried the Persian tasting menu, and enjoyed the range of flea ours, and the kind attention and presentation from the serving staff. Even the chef asked how our dinner was.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
excellent, excellent. with
excellent, excellent. with uncommonly good service
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chef outdid himself with creativene
Chef outdid himself with creativeness using squid-- absolutely delicious and such a change from other entree choices.
The stilton cheesecake was outstanding...I want the recipe!!
It had the richness of the cheese plate and the slightly bruleed top was enough "dessert"
Chef was actually away, but you wouldn't know it. His kitchen did him proud
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Truly fine dining
Went for the 7 course tasting menu and it was one of the best tasting menus that we have had ( and we dine out a fair amount ). The courses were incredibly creative both in taste and presentation. In addition to the 7 courses there were a few snacks to begin and later a palate cleanser which were equally delightful. The service was excellent as well and a special thanks goes to Michael the manager/host. He was most personable and professional and really contributed to a great evening. We are very fortunate to have many fine restaurants in Vancouver but Diva with its wonderful food and service make dining out truly a fine dining experience.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food! Fine dining with personal service! Amaazing for our first anniversary. We will be back whenever we visit Vancouver again.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quiet night delishious food!!
We Went to Diva for dinner on a Sunday, so we expected it to be a slow night at the restaurant. When we got there, we were seated right away. When there is no one in the restaurant, it feels very open. However, with the open kitchen, I think it would be a great place to go to dinner on a busy night to watch the show. The Food was amazing. I got smoked black cod that was cooked perfectly. The person with me got lamb and let me try a bit. The lamb was tender and very good (and I don't like lamb). For desert we decided to get creative and had something based on avocado. It was a alot of fun to eat and the flavors they used paired really well together. I would order that again. I completely recommend this place, preferably on a busier night.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A special occasion "must do"
Absolutely superlative dining experience. The food was unbelievable - by far the best meal I've enjoyed in Vancouver since I came here almost 20 years ago. Service was fabulous. The perfect evening!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The overall experience was
The overall experience was great, but most notable was the quality of the food and service. Each aspect of the meal was wonderfully described and I loved that the sauces were hand poured by the servers at the table. Both the presentation and the taste of the food was outstanding. And I liked that the staff were very knowledgable and rady to make recommendations from the food to the wine to the cocktails. Great experience - we'll be back!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is delicious and
The food is delicious and I love the tasting menu with a fusion Persian flare. The service is prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. Decor is however a bit dated (very traditional) and seats are not the most comfortable. But the food is superb!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Year after year, this restaurant
Year after year, this restaurant has managed to maintain it's high standards, & many times exceeds them. The quality, innovation & presentation of the food is excellent. The service impeccable. If you are looking for an outstanding dining experience in the heart of Vancouver, Diva at the Met is the answer.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
good atmosphere and one could
good atmosphere and one could have a conversation without noise
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A long time favorite
Made better because of Corey the sommelier and manager. Service and food are innovative and spot on. Always a good spot for a special occasion.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful experience
My date and I took advantage of the "Dinner at the MET" hotel and restaurant package on our visit to Vancouver, which is an excellent value. The staff is friendly and attentive without being overbearing, and the ambience is pleasant. And the food? Oh, the food. Everything is fresh, flavoured to perfection and impeccably presented.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bravo Chef Hamid Salimian!
Chef Hamid Salimian has taken Diva up several levels. When everyone else is "doing the same thing", his food is innovative, creative with amazing combinations of flavours and textures that I have experience before. Tasting menu is a must try - truly outstanding! My guests have never been disappointed - heck, it makes me look good!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and Service Amazing!
We had a tight schedule so we just ordered off the main dinner menu. I had the prime beef tenderloin and hubby had the pork chop. Our meals came promptly (we mentioned we were in a bit of a rush) and the presentation and quality were amazing! We didn't opt for appies, but did decide to share the "thrice cooked kenebec fries" because they sounded so deluxe. This was the only thing we would have changed. Not because the fries weren't good, but because they really didn't fit with the level of everything else about the food and ambiance. The $12 glass of pinot grigio is also something I would take a pass on next time. If you are going to spend that kind of money on a drink, you might be happier to try one of their special cocktails. Enjoy!
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Persian Tasting Menu
Great food and wine pairing! Too bad that the Chef is leaving .....
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Diva's food is always delicious
This is an excellent dining room with wonderful food.
The staff are attentive and
unobtrusive. I often am there on business alone and never feel self-conscious having dinner by myself.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing taste sensations
We went to the Diva at the Met to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary. We chose the 5-course set menu with wine pairings, and were treated to a wonderful taste and service experience. Every course was imaginative, blending tastes and textures that we had not experienced before, The wine parings perfectly complemented the food, and it was all served in an efficient and professional manner. We dine out a lot, and this had to be one of our favorite all-time Vancouver dining experiences!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Why isn't everyone here?
Diva doesn't have the cachet that some other Vancouver fine dining establishments have, but it really is the best. Half of me is glad you're not all going, so I can have a quiet dinner. But the other half of me is frustrated that few people, save for food-industry insiders, recognize Diva's great food and service.
Try it - it is outstanding in its innovative food, with hints of molecular gastronomy pushing it even further to divine heights. Wines are fabulous, and Diva's sommelier is absolutely at the top of his game. Service is helpful, unobtrusive, and professional.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service, awesome food,
Great Service, awesome food, beautiful restaurant. Too bad we are losing Chef Hamid. He will be hard to replace.
He has great personality and he took the time to come out and great his guests. thank you for an awesome dinner Chef Hamid.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
enjoyed the full menu including
enjoyed the full menu including the dessert the simply greens were anything but simple very interesting. The suggested wine not as good but still within the drinkable limits.Thanks for an enjoyable eveninng
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Service Ever!
I've been to many places to eat. But we've never gotten such thoughtful service! When my husband and I walked in, the server asked if we wanted wine. I pointed out we were expecting. He provided us with menus and we decided to have their tasting menu. After asking us, the server and the chef went out of their way to ensure that the menu was changed to be safe for me to eat. My husband was given the full menu, while the chef made special and extremely delicious changes and the server checked back time and time again to ensure I was happy with the changes they made for me. Suffice it to say, I'm going back again every time we're in Vancouver.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Also the food was fantastic we were very happy on this first time at the Diva we are planning to return very soon!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can always count on Diva at the Met
Food is always excellent. Service is always excellent. I love the fact that its quiet and therefore conducive to business conversation.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Food and Drinks.
This hotel restaurant has some of the best food in North America. Great service and interesting drinks. I recommend the drink called Penicillin. I think they call it that because it taste so good like it is healthy for you. Very interesting and the food is the same. A small amount goes a long way because it is power packed with favor. Prices are reasonable for quality of food.
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very knowledgable staff. Very
Very knowledgable staff. Very attentive staff. We had a great evening...my hubby's birthday!
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great ! Great! GREAT!
I love this restaurant. There food is not only good tasting but a healthy diet with fresh prepared food. The service is a 5 star. They really know how to make you feel special. I love this restaurant and rate it as one of the best. Try their tasting menu which gives you a sample of the flavor filled selections they have. If going to Vancouver don't miss this restaurant. It is really great all the way around. Hats off to the Metropolitan hotel.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dinner we had should in
The dinner we had should in terms of the food should have been excellent but it was not . While the breast of chicken dish was superb the pasta one was so tinkered with innovations that it could not be enjoyed. The service was outstanding.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
superb in every way
From the very first moments at the bar, through to our departure, we were treated so very well. The staff was knowledgeable and took time to explain menu. The chef was willing to make a substitution on the tasting menu, and accommdated my celiac husband with gluten free options. The meal was maybe the best dinners of our holiday - which included restaurants in Calgary, Osoyoos Vancouver and Vancouver Island.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Superb in everyway
Superb service, thoughtful presentation and amazing flavours. I had the 5 course tasting menu which was a wonderful introduction to the cuisine of this innovative, creative chef. It was a landmark birthday that they made especially memorable.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Like Eating at Top Chef
The food at Diva at the Met was exquisite. Service was prompt and attentive. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place is outstanding for the way it presents your meal. We loved it all! Highly recommend (and we dine out all the time). Many innovative food ideas and all delicious. Our server was also wonderful!
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Late lunch at Diva at the Met.
The food was outstanding! All three of us had the chop salad, two with salmon and one with Albacore tuna. It was fresh, minty and very healthy. It was actually refreshing.
The service was very good, too. There was no waiting and everyone was very attentive.
The only drawback was that there were very few diners and the ambiance wasn't particularly vibrant. Perhaps it's because our lunch was at 1:00pm.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Modernist Cuisine done right
Vancouver has only a handful of top quality tasting menus including West and Five Sails. Diva at the Met is on that shortlist, and excels at taking Modernist Cuisine and making it accessible. The Sous Vide chicken is moist with an amazing broth, the frozen fois gras is sublime, and the tomato granita is amazing. Go now!
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice tasting menu
The tasting menu was a fun and delicious option for foodies looking to get their fix! The scallop ceviche and duo of duck were particular favorites.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends & I had a wonderful lunch at Diva! We had the prix fix 3 course lunch which is good value. The salmon was cooked just right on a bed of beans with pork belly & pickled cabbage - delicious! The servers did not hurry us and kept our coffee cups fillled so we could relax and chat.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose Diva for our anniversary dinner based on the tasting menu and it did not disappoint. Fabulous presentation, knowledgeable waiter and great food.
It was very quiet -- a little more energy would have made it a bit more fun. And the pace of food delivery was a bit fast, perhaps because it was so quiet. A slightly more leisurely pace with a bit of time between courses would have been nice.
All it all, a really good dining experience.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Got what we asked for...but better
Quality service and presentation. And excellent food. Clean, bright, great ambiance. I did a lot of research to find a quality dining location within walking distance of Burrard & Robson. This place hit the high notes.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, great service.
Hotel restaurants can be a bit cold, as was Diva. I don't mean cold temperature, but lack of atmosphere. However, great food, a good wine list and great service made up for that. I will definaty recommend Diva.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice surprise - great kitchen
Checked this out based on some reviews on the net and quite a surprise - it looks ta first like just another hotel restaurant but in fact is much more than that. Great bartender with some very interesting classic and new cocktails. Fabulous lobster salad with very interesting flavour profiles. Excellent meal at a reasonable price.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Change of identity
There is always a period of time, when executive chiefs change, to establish a new identity both in menu and responding to customer's needs. Diva has always been innovator, and it continues to be so. The tasting menu continues to be imaginative and good. The limited menu leaves enough room to satisfy most diners.
10/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
I took my girlfriend here to celebrate her graduation from university. I was looking for a place that not only had good food but have a nice ambiance to it; the Diva had it.
Their food was amazing and their service was very welcoming. We were seated right at the middle of the restaurant which allowed us to view the kitchen at work.
I highly recommend Diva at the Met for any special occasion.
Also, make sure you leave room for their desert.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb cuisine, ambiance
Everything was outstanding - attention to detail, not rushed service as they understood we wanted to enjoy our wine and talk before we ordered, food presentation, portions. Each person in the party ordered a different appetizer and all were served up tastefully and were most flavourful. The entrees were outstanding -- highly recommended is the wild mushroom tortellini that was totally out of this world for flavour and quality.
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great lunch place
One of us had the prix fixe which was wonderful, from appetizer to dessert. I had their salad which was great but the pasta was just ok. First of all, the portion was too big and not enough sauce. The taste was good though. Their tiramisu was superb! No wonder the pastry chef won 2 awards for that cake! Would definitely go back on my next trip there but will stick with their prix fixe.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch at Diva
We had a group of 5 for lunch. The table was spacious so I didn't feel cramped nor hear other tables conversations.
The food was good and beautifully plated. This was the first time at this restaurant for some of my party, so they enjoyed the experience, service, and food. Service was prompt and welcoming.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasting Menu good but slow
It was good but the food took so long to come we began calling it the Starving Menu. By the end we were satisfied, but the first several courses, when one is the most hungry, are especially sparse. We were ready to start knowing on the table legs.
Also, several courses are served on stone slabs that leave the table linens very soiled. An odd choice. Very unpleasant... Unsightly and inelegant for such a "fine" restaurant.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was sublime. The service was impeccable. We had lots of space to spread out and enjoy ourselves.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been to the restaurant
I've been to the restaurant several times but this time I took a friend who hadn't been before. We had a lovely dinner off the menu. I wasn't impressed with the tasting menu. The service was great and we were well taken care of. Will certainly be back.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would highly recommend Diva. We chose Diva from recommendations from friends but we had never been there ourselves. The entire evening was great. The cocktails are complex and amazing. The food was fantastic and extremely well priced. The stilton cheesecake was the best that I have ever tasted anywhere. We will be returning.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM