Diva at the Met

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736 reviews
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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 Table d'Hote menu, Prix Fixe lunch menu and decadent desserts.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! Best filet mignon ever!

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I had to wait on multiple occasions to ask for the bill and server wasn’t friendly nor pleasant to deal with. I wouldn’t go back.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

2 of the 4 main course (chicken breast dish and prawn pasta dish) were super salty, it was rather unbearable.

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R
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The dessert was the best part of our meal. They know how to make a good, delicious dessert. This time it was banana split. It was my 2nd time trying this restaurant and from 3 years ago, the meal wasn't as memorable as the first time, but the dessert was just as good as the first time. The fresh, warm bread was good and the vegetables with the flank steak were good. The polenta that came with the steak was too big even with 2 people sharing. The flank steak was good. Go for dessert!

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P
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was flavourless. My steak was bland and overly soft. The quality of beef they use is very questionable. The sauce wasn’t good and is overpowering. The pasta tasted like damp cloth, and the prawn were not fresh and off tasting. There were 9 of us but for quite an empty restaurant, the food took way too long. We ordered around 6:15pm and food came at 7:20pm The server appeared nice and friendly but neglected the table after taking orders. No coming around asking if everything is okay or filling our water. The restaurant itself was pretty nice, visually pleasing, and quiet. The lack of patrons on a Saturday should have been a clue.

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FT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

It was once the major hyped-up restaurant in Vancouver many years ago, it is situated in a upper scale hotel so we decided to try out their Mother’s Day brunch buffet. Thinking it should be at least decent, right? Boy, was I wrong!
The restaurant was only filled by about 4 tables and I can now understand why.
Food options in the buffet were quite limited, meat from carving station was DRY and it has been sitting there for a long time. Oysters were never been replaced when they were gone, there were only 6 items for desserts. The best thing I had that day was a freshly made omelette! Service was impersonal even though they mandatorily charged me 17% for it.
For $75 per head plus the 17% service charge, the bill for 2 adults was over $180. Needless to say I definitely would not return. Very disappointing!
It was so bad I didn’t even bother taking any pictures.

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f
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch. Had a delicious meal.

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EV
Vancouver
65 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great dinner with the family at Diva. Our server was informative and cordial. Most of us had the three course tasting menu where you can select from at least three options in each category. It was was an excellent way to try the menu. My favourites were the scallop and beef carpaccio.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my colleagues was a first time visitor to Diva and very much enjoyed the experience and food.

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M
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A good place to go and do business. Much quieter than other restaurants down town. Very good service.

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SH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My halibut was dry which is so disappointing and not my previous experiences. Unable to speak to this given my guests at the table who enjoyed their meals. Sat at the back where it was much quieter.

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G
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delayed Valentine's Day celebration and chose Diva at the Met for the ambiance and reputation to be a fantastic dining experience. Our expectations were surpassed, our service was delightful and we had a fab time. Thank you all 🥂

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentines special was a great 5 course set. Was worth the value

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KM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my friend there for a birthday lunch. Was spacious, not too noisy so you could converse. Food was good. Service was good. I'll be back as when we ordered a bite of gluten-free dessert, they brought it to our table on a plate with Happy Birthday written on the plate in chocolate, complete with a lit birthday candle, au gratis! Impressive. :-)

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SD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While the food was excellent (the cheesecake was too sour for me due to the type of cheese used in its creation - not a good choice if you like sweet desserts), the pricing was not terribly clear. An extra $10 for the steak option was not clearly identified in the menu. The sauces with the dishes were tasty and complemented the meat well. A cozy restaurant that accommodated our seating desires. Quite lovely.

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NO
Vancouver
43 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Wanted to enjoy Dine Out, and were disappointed that we chose our last experience to be there. Food was ok, not great and personally not worth the $45 per person (especially compared to the place we were at the previous night). But making matters were and really tainted the evening was the horrible service, not only slow to get drinks or food, when there was an issue she was impossible to try and track down. It seemed the table next to us fared better there and we actually had to get him to flag our waiter down twice, plus he is the one who responded to get us a spoon for our soup.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Our first waitress introduced herself took a drink order that took about 20-25 mins. Then we had another waitress, she never said I’ll be taking care of you now. Not sure at this point who our waitress was. Next drink another 15 mins. My husband who was not drinking, had water that sat empty till dinner. We had wanted to order items from the regular menu not the dine out. No where did it say that only the dine out menu was available. Food was okay nothing fantastic. We would have chose somewhere else if this was the case. When we were done we sat waiting with our waitress no where to be found, another waitress tried to help but wasn’t sure how to split our bill. To say the least the service was the worst service I have ever had, and the ambiance was awful, very cold, felt like a buffet, will not recommend or return.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This restaurant was not satisfying if to consider its place, food cost, even if I try to understand it was dine out season. Upon entering, I was not asked for coat check, which I think this kind of hotel restaurant should offer. Atmosphere was great. It was spacey, cozy, and quiet. Food was fairly okay except my pork belly. It came with its skin, but I could not cut with knife, could not even bite off. Waitress was intimate. I wish she were able to check our water cup. It was never refilled although I put it on the side of table so she could see it. I had to catch her attention and ask for it.
To sum up, I would not consider coming back if this is their norm. I would rather spend my time from where it is a bit cheaper (or same price range, it is to compare) but with greater service and food.

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JX
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dine out menu was excellent. Everything on the menu was delicious. The sticky toffee pudding was so unforgettable.

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V
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

I went there for Dine Out Vancouver Festival to try their $45 per person menu. I ordered the New York steak which had an additional $10 charge. The steak was tough and terrible. The appetizer and the dessert were so so. Even though the service was good, I will not go there again.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing special considering price, I would prefer other options next time

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p
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Diva at the Met has always been the place for high quality food and ambiance. While the quality of food was upheld this year, I felt that some of the staff were too casually-dressed for a fine-dining restaurant of this caliber.

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U
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening at Diva the food was excellent and charming romantic atmosphere.

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m
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to have dine out. The food is really good

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LD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal very good. Enjoyed the wine pairings. Will consider returning. Lida

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SD
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall, the experience was positive. The soup appetizer and seabass main course were very tasty. Dessert was interesting but not scrumptious. The sticky toffee pudding itself was a bit dry and hard. Our waitress was friendly, very helpful, very approachable . Service was quick and efficient. The atmosphere was on the noisier side. Overall decor of the restaurant was on the older side, a bit tired, taking away from the delicous food and good service.

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PL
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to Dine Out with friends and enjoyed the service and food. Great place for friends to get together!

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GB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant. Server was excellent. Quite busy since it was a Christmas dinner. Food quality was mixed. Endive salad really did not have much endive. Butternut squash soup was good. Crab cake was mediocre. Filet was excellent! Dessert was nice - I never thought of a Stilton cheesecake before.

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M
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliably good food and drink and service, even on Holidays.

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MA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall very satisfied but Wine list could be improved as ALL white wines are dry. No sweet or moderate sweet, only different brands of very dry wine.

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DW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Christmas dinner here and couldn't be happier with the experience. The wait staff were attentive, the food was outstanding and the wine pairings were inspired. Best food experience we had in Vancouver!

Will most definitely return in the future.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately our experience was not to the best standard initially however management did provide us with an explanation and better service after we explained our grievances. The food was tasty. Wine list not too overwhelming.

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YP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the Christmas Eve 5 course dinner. Every course was delicious. We also arrived 30 minutes late for our reservation and were not turned away. They seated us fairly quickly. Service from the moment we walked in, to when we were leaving was perfect.

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L
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

This was Diva’s special Christmas menu so at $99 each, we expected more. Instead our dining experience was poor, start to finish. We got the worst table, right next to the washroom and the kitchen, where one of the food prep staff kept yelling in a grumpy voice “service” every time a plate was ready. Then a big steel food warming cabinet was stuck in our face as we ate.

We expected more wow from the food, but it was ordinary. At least 3 of the 5 courses were bland like they forgot to add salt. We ordered an expensive bottle of wine and they only poured our bottle once or twice at the beginning, then our server forgot about us the rest of the night.

When we finally complained to the waitress, she offered insincere apologies and weak excuses. You’d expect the manager or head server to come to our table but nothing.

We’ve been to Diva in years past and had good experiences. Diva used to be one of the great restaurants in town but not anymore. With all the great options for dining in town, just go elsewhere.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive and positive engaged staff.

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F
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I celebrated our 49th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends at Diva. The staff was very accommodating and very patient. The variety for food on the menu accommodated everyone in our party including our grandchildren.
I will recommend Diva to our friends and family

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Risotto was not up to snuff had to return it and the second time around was much hotter but the flavor was okay.

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were 8 people at the table. We had a good time. The server was very accomodating and patient with us even we were very noisy.

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s
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome as always. Consistent, not too noisy and great service. Brussel sprouts are best in town!

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