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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
The Metropolitan Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
370 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (299)notable wine list (185)romantic (139)fit for foodies (123)good for groups (90)great for lunch (68)neighborhood gem (60)hot spot (58)vibrant bar scene (56)late-night find (18)kid-friendly (18)great for brunch (12)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Old Time Steak House
    RetailManagerVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    "Old Time" is a good thing. Great service. Fine dining with a casual feel. Waite help was spot on, and very helpful. I would recommend this restaurant to any one who wants a great steak. Seafood was also good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had an great experience. Service was outstanding and food was even better. We will be back on our next trip to Seattle
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I'm willing to pay top dollar for a great steak and service, but the Met dissappointed. The server was rushed, and didn't seem to have time to talk to us or give us time to ask a few questions. 3 of us had steaks, and 2 of 3 were very happy. I was not pleased with the quality. Not that it was bad, but if I pay $65, I expect pretty close to perefection.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I went for a quiet dinner (personal celebration) and wasn't disappointed. Though they are known for their steaks (which was good), the mashed potatoes and carrot cake were amazing! I know, mashed potatoes, but they were absolutely delicious and the 5-layer carrot cake was so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food & service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Best steak house in Seattle, WA. Every time we visit Seattle we make sure to have dinner at Metropolitan. The service and food is alway outstanding. Highly Recommend it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner for our anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Loved the food and service. Great place to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing sevice and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love the Metropolitan Grill. The food is amazing, everything is cooked to perfection. The service is top notch, the people are attentive, friendly and fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I am been to the Met many times, and this time was for my birthday. We were seated in an area with 3 other groups celebrating birthdays, which we thought was charming. Meal was one of the best we've had here. Had a top sirloin, usually get filet minion. Sirloin was beautifully prepared, one of the most flavorful cuts I've had. Hubby had the prime rib and raved about it. Enjoyed a full course, drinks, apps, dinner, wine and dessert - Wonderful! Service was perfect, even car valets were friendly. This is a great place for a special occasion or celebration!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst experience in Seattle
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were escorted to our table which was in the lower level sitting area. The place smelled really bad with very old decor which has not been updated or even cleaned in years. The booth had stained and dust on the seating cloth. The carpet was old and dirty. The waiter was the worst. He only checked on us twice one to take the drink order initially and second when he went to get the food. The steak came out cold and dry. If you want to pay overpriced steak, poor service and dine in old dirty establishment, this is your place otherwise there are tons of steak houses in Seattle that take the food and service and ambience seriously. One of the worst dinning experiences in a long time
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Delicious food and great service. One of my favorite spots in Seattle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bustling, relaxed, perfect food
    riz2
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    All the visual and taste experience of the best restaurants, but I found the noise level a bit loud for what I'd consider a romantic atmosphere. If the prices don't bother you, I think kids would be treated well assuming they behave well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Overall Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The waiter was very attentive and his timing with everything was perfect. He was light-hearted and relaxed. The food was spectacular! The steak was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was great. Steaks were great but roasted veggies could have used a bit more seasoning. Lemon pear drop cocktail was excellent. Nice ambiance. Enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VERY SPECIALOCCASION
    kbyrd101
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Tom and I celebrated being a newly engaged couple this past Friday night at the Metropolitan. We were in a time crunch partially due to his flight to Seattle from Medford being a bit late and also due to the fact that we had tickets for the 9:30 performance at Jazz Alley. Everyone at the restaurant (from the hostess to the cocktail servers to the waitress. to the chef to the bus boy) fully accommodated our short schedule and did everything they could to make our dining experience a wonderful one to always remember.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional meal
    Yakivegas
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Steaks were absolutely cooked to perfection. Extremely tender, excellent flavor. Our server, Kim, was friendly, engaging and knew the menu inside and out. One of the best restaurant experiences I have had in years.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best steak in Seattle
    yzzilk
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I favor the Met over El goucho, morton's and Daniel's. They all have good food, but the Met is a cut Above the rest.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Fawzi
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Drove all the way from Oregon just grab a bite at this place. Our experience started well then things just went down hill after our appetizers. For some reason we were left unattended by our waiter for more than an hour. Our kids fell asleep, drinks went watery and everyone around us was finishing up. Reason? Medium well steaks take time. At least that's what our unattentive waiter wants us to believe. Not coming back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steaks
    Tjugirl
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Wonderful steaks. Tables a little worn looking. Server was nice but didn't make much suggestions about wine or food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful service
    Love
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great service and wonderful service. This place had the most flavorful steak I have ever had. I was there with my husband and my dad. My mom past away in September And we were there to homer her.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Place
    Jsmith
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is the place to go to when in Seattle... The food was wonderful... service top notch... and the experience something we will look forward to when back in seattle
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Never Disappointed
    yankebob23
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Been going to the "Met" for 15 years and have never once been disappointed. This time was no different. Wonder steaks. Generous drinks and fantastic service. Also within walking distance of most of the major downtown hotels. Simply said it does not get and better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Highly disappointed. The caesar salad was relatively bland and the rolls were very hard to chew. The ribeye steak was cooked to order but had extremely little seasoning and was very bland for a $65 steak. I was surprised when the waiter brought out a side of au jus. I told him that I didn't need it and he insisted on leaving it with me. Where I'm from, if you need to put anything besides a little salt on your steak at the table, its considered an insult to the chef. I ordered ice tea and it was served in a very skinny glass. The large lemon combined with a lot of ice made it almost impossible to stir. Good ambiance for a date place but other than that, the food is not worth the money.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An Incredible Meal
    Travels2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    First of all, we're from LA. We have great steak houses…..and we were duly impressed. We started with drinks in the bar…and they even transferred over the tab…and the wine steward offered us a wonderful choice in our price range. Our waiter guided us with some choices on steaks, and starters and we selected the almond crusted scallops…which were outstandingly amazing! We savored every bite. The lettuce wedge was by far the best ever….lots of yummy surprises like apples and more… We shared a large sirloin and baked potato which were both flavorful, and tender as any filet. A true Seattle find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best steak in U.S.
    p33833
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Pricey, but worth every penny. Best steak in the United States, bar none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time
    CraftyGirl
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We always make sure to visit The Met during our visits to Seattle. We always enjoy it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful time!
    MoscowIdaho
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We went to the Met, as we always do when we visit Seattle, and once again they knocked it out of the park. Eric, Tony and Kristin gave us incredible one on one service and we appreciate it and is why we'll always come back. The food is amazing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration!
    RLTs
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My oldest daughter turned 13 years old and she wanted a really good steak....so she chose "The Met". She was star-struck with all there was to offer and she said this was the best birthday ever. She was over joyed!~
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for a steak? Stop looking!
    SteakLover
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    If you're looking for a good cut of beef, stop looking. The steaks here are the best in town! The service is also second to none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tast
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The Clam chowder was too salted. Told the waiter but nothing to change.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic!
    Mattias
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We will definitely come back! Everything was just excellent and lovely service
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    staff well trained and observant, food was great, a bit overpriced compared to premiere steak houses in other major cities. service good but at time meal served had 3-4 options (pepper, baked potato toppings, au ju,...) which seemed more designed to show service than to enhance the meal. was good but 4 person booths were very tight fit for 4 men to have comfortable business dinner and discussion. in fairness, we were there on busy night. in another city, this wouldn't be as highly rated but Seattle doesn't have many choices for truly great steak houses.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Metro service
    Canuck
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Service is hurried and interruptive. Can use a smile Wine list is extensive but excessively marked up Food great Ambience and setting awesome
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marie nuss
    runnergirl15
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was absolutely the best dining experience i have had in many years. We didn't feel rushed and the food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service with good food
    FresnoDBAVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Excellent service with good food. Appetizers were great, crab cakes, calamari, oysters. So full, could hardly handle dinner. Steaks and lobster mac n cheese, excellent.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    2917
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was the best meal my wife and I have ever experienced. It was high end pricing but was worth every penny. I had the ribeye it was the best steak juicy and tender and flavorful. My wife is not a big beef fan but the filet in mushroom sauce may change her perspective. Service was friendly. If we lived in seattle this would be a once a week dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sherri
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great restaurant! Food is outstanding...even on the children's menu. Good place for all types of people...we were there as a family but there seemed to be numerous groups of people as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Firsttime
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    It was a very enjoyable evening. I had never been, Scott our server made it very enjoyable with some great recommendations!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    seattlerestaurantfan
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The steaks were cooked to perfection. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. The only negative is the noise level. It is difficult to have a relaxing meal with good conversation when the overall noise is so loud.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding service and food
    Steve
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I purchased gift cards for the Metropolitan Grill several months ago and had forgotten about them until recently. Once we re discovered them we made a reservation and had dinner Saturday. We have missed a lot by not dining there previously: the food and service were outstanding and we were treated wonderfully by the entire staff, but especially by John our server. The portions will satisfy anyone's appetite and be prepared to take some home as well. The almond crusted scallops are truly sublime. Everything was wonderful and we will eat there regularly for special occasions
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dry steaks and very expensive wine
    Mouritsen
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This place was a big disappointment. Impressive selection of beef and after advice from the nice servant we chose their own steaks. I got a 16 ou peppercorn New York Strip an my wife a 12 ou New York Strip Loin. I ordered mine medium rare but it was medium - at best. My wife ordered medium but it was only slightly reddish inside. Their cooking scale is wrong. But even worse. The steaks were utterly dry. I think they had been frozen. The baked potatoes were great, but that didnt make it upmfor these extremely overpriced medium quality steaks! The wine list is ridiculuously expensive. They multiply with at least 5. Only few wines below 125 dollar. We will never come back and never reccomend this place to anyone. Waste of a lot of money.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic