The Metropolitan Grill
The Metropolitan Grill

The Metropolitan Grill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.themetropolitangrill.com/
  • Phone: 2066243287x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Eric Hellner
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marion
  • Public Transit: Second Ave & Marion: MT 131-O, MT 132-O, MT 134-O, MT 143-I, MT 152-O, MT 157-I, MT 158-I, MT 158-O, MT 159-I, MT 159-O MT 161-I, MT 162-I, MT 162-O, MT 170-O, MT 174-O, MT 175-I, MT 175-O, MT 177-O, MT 179-I, MT 179-O MT 19-I, MT 190-O, MT 191-O, MT 192-I, MT 192-O, MT 194-O, MT 196-O, MT 21-I,
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available every evening beginning at 5pm.
A word from The Metropolitan Grill
The moment you step into the Metropolitan Grill, you know you have entered a classic steakhouse. Guests enter through tall mahogany doors to be greeted by tuxedo clad Maitre D’s. Cuts of beef are showcased in a glass display in the front entryway. Framed photographs of celebrities, sports heroes and local politicians, all frequent visitors to The Met, line the walls.


At the Metropolitan Grill, the focus is on the Prime beef, American and Japanese Wagyu. Steaks are seared over the high heat of the “Iron Wood of the World,” imported mesquite charcoal, ensuring the most tender, juicy steaks available. Metropolitan Grill Chefs personally select each cut that is served to guests.


The Metropolitan Grill’s award-winning wine list showcases the definitive steakhouse selection of premium West Coast red wines, with special emphasis on Cabernets, Merlots and Meritage.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Metropolitan Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
432 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (312)notable wine list (220)fit for foodies (175)romantic (151)good for groups (123)neighborhood gem (85)vibrant bar scene (79)hot spot (77)great for lunch (76)great for brunch (18)late-night find (18)kid-friendly (12)great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Superb Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Metropolitan Grill has the best steaks in Seattle - hands down !!! After all one cannot survive on fish alone !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Fun, romantic, East Cast feel, GREAT FOOD! Best meat in town and served just the way I like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Food and drinks were excellent. Their take on Manhattans very nice. Pricey but a Landmark steakhouse to try while in Seattle. Had to be reseated to a quieter location although we requested a quiet location when making reservation. They were gracious in accommodating us to a booth vs table in center of room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Malamute
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great place to celebrate a special occasion. The service is flawless and the food is amazing. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Love the decor. The waiter was nice but we did get a $65.00 grisly steak which they did not offer to replace or offer a discount even after the waiter was informed. Gave most of the steak back so that was a disappointment. I recommended for a friend BUT I would warn first.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BJMc
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Go there every time we go to Seattle. Every time is awesome. Wait staff knowledgable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ScrappyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The service was good but it felt like the waiter was pushing us for our order to turn the table. My husband ordered his steak medium rare and it came out well done and tough.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was fantastic as was the service. I was a little disappointed that we were the first group to arrive and be seated in a separate dining room and placed right by the machines. It was pretty noisy being next to the service area. Kind of distracting, but we absolutely love The Met. Had a wonderful time. Next time we are with a large group, I will request not being placed by the ice/water machines, etc. It would have been perfect if we were sat totally across the room from it. It made me want to shut the door to keep the noise out as it echoed by where I was seating. The Met is one of our absolutely favorite restaurants. We will be back again and again. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yipee
    XmasBirthdayDinner
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Amazing as always. The hardest part is trying new things because the Prime Rib is so amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak we've ever had
    6foodandwinelovers
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My husband and I were looking for a good steak and we think we had the best steak ever. Both perfectly cooked with great flavor and the baked potato was ridiculously great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seattle swank
    Maddog
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Showed up in time and table was ready - had drinks in the bar first and they graciously whisked us to our seats - personal coat check etc. Very attentive waiter with great recommendations - split salad and steak entree. Server forgot and appetizer but remembered in later and said he would make up for it on dessert but we were full. Overall very solid experience in this benable steak house!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Beef Tenderloin
    AlWafa
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The Beef tenderloin was excellent quality and cooked to perfection.The salmon was better than any seafood restaurant. Great service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PaulVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    As always GREAT. Good service good valet everything was great. It should be as it is number 1 in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seattel Dinner
    Kenneth
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Good to visit again. Food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Met for lunch
    2bitt
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Late lunch(2pm) soft music, fabulous service, amazing steak lunch prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VERY EXPENSIVE
    Alaskan
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The service was fabulous, but I think the prices are outrages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Everything from the Valet parking to the dessert was outstanding! Our serverer Bruno was very attentive informative and extremely pleasant, I highly recommend the Met!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    arikohn
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Always good - excellent, from the moment you walk in the door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We felt at home!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great vintage ambiance, warm and cosy atmosphere. Food was very pricy but worth the cost in flavor and presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The place has always been a great place for food. The people are professional and attentive to our every needs. The bar was packed and noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    HeisRisN
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Solid high-end steak and seafood! Everyone enjoyed their dinner and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another repeat guest !!
    Luv2havedinner37add50toco
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We enjoyed our drinks and wonderful dinner together. The food was very tasty and hot. We were so full, there wasn't any room for desert:( We would of stayed for another glass of wine,but it became very loud and too much banging of dishes and glasses.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit or Miss
    Eric
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We enjoyed our meal. Pass on the Japanese filet and go with the regular filet. The haselnut brie was great by itself, but paired with grill burned bread not so much. The cream spinach was a great side choice, but pass on the mostly fat Carmel bacon and the potato cakes are just plain hash browns. The white chocolate coconut cake was by far the best we ever had, a must try for everyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We had a wonderful time. But, unfortunately somebody messed up our steaks and got them wrong... and when your paying $62 for a tiny filet (wagyu) I really wanted my steak Rare and I got Medium.. and my guest had the rare, and ended up only eating the outside. and very expensive piece of meat to throw in the garbage.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    CatandMouse
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We took my Mom here to celebrate her 81st Birthday. The food, with the exception of the Calamari starter, was absolutely excellent. The steaks were out of this world! The Met has, without a doubt, the best steaks in town. We were here on a Tuesday night, there wasn't an empty table to be found. We'll be back again !
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Max1
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Fabulous.......as usual! Every time we visit Seattle we dine at the Metropolitan Grill. No place else will do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch!
    GDO1
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had a great brunch on Sunday. I was concerned we would be "pushed" as they would want to turn the table but there wasn't a hint of that. Marilyn provided great service. Try the artichoke hearts, they're great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    whitelight
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A perfect dinner. Try the prime rib w/cajun rub. Creamed spinach and lobster Mac n cheese were delicious sides. Our waiter was charming and efficient even though it was a busy Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding food
    futurecritique
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Must try the house steak sauce. And the caramel bacon. The delmonico is fabulous. We will be definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Deesdining
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Every thing was outstanding. Steaks we had were butter tender and perfectly cooked. Wonderful, personable wait staff. Creme brulee was the best i have ever had! Go & enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Met
    mac2
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Quite pleased they honored a request for a "quiet" table as two of my guests were HOH. All in all a good experience, still a stellar restaurant. The waiter was especially accommodating and as my quests were visitors to Seattle took the time to explain the dishes and was quite patient with some unusual questions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dork loin
    winebuff1
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This was my 1st time having the wild acorn fed pork. Had to slice vary thin as the meat is chewy and some what tough but tasty. Those in our group that had aged steaks had a wonderful meal. wine list and server was top notch
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gus
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    the waiter talk to us like we don't know anything about steaks (in the not so good way).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Met
    JusLiv2Din
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Spending the weekend in Seattle and was searching for a great steak house and my wife and i stumbled upon this gem. Our server Todd was OUTSTANDING. I got the 6oz Wagyu, Phenomenal! And she got the NY stripe, which was also very well prepared! The wine list was very diverse with a great selection! I would definitely return for a second dining experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ohmi Beef is off the charts
    ientre9y11
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Tried the 6 oz. ohmi beef filet. It was off the charts. I have never had beef that tender. The flavour was amazing. There was no comparison to the Wagyu-Black Angus filet that my wife had. The Bananas Foster were amazing, I lapsed into a diabetic coma after eating them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Special
    Ambience
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Year after year the Met proves to be an expensive but very classy way to celebrate a special day!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service!
    camcam
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our experience was excellent, great drinks, appetizers and steaks. Really disappointed in the sides however, the scalloped potatoes were inedible and the mashed potatoes were pasty - twice baked potato was the only good one.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as usual
    JoeH
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We've been to the Met dozens of times over many years and have never been disappointed. The food and service are stellar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Completes my annual trip to Seattle
    Annualvisitor14
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I visit Seattle once a year and the perfect end to the trip is a visit to the restaurant. The atmosdphere, food, wine and service makes for a perfect evening. The server who served me last year did so again this year and I like that continuity. Many thanks for a great night and I look forward to seeing you again next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lacked service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Hopefully an aberration, but we received very poor service. Still really good food, but our meal was reduced to an endurance test, waiting for our server to make her rare appearance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate