Diva at the Met

4.5
690 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Northwest
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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 Chef's Table and wine cellar featuring over 150 labels. Diva also offers Prix Fixe lunch menus, fresh seasonal testing menus and decadent desserts.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday : 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 602-7788
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ken Galley
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Catering
For gatherings up to 200 people our catering professionals are available to assist you with every detail. Their experience will ensure that your every requirement is fulfilled. Headed by some of the foremost chefs in the city, our award-winning culinary team will lend to your event the same skill that has made the restaurant of the Metropolitan among the best in the country. Our acclaimed restaurant Diva at the Met provide additional dining options during your meetings.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Georgia
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Parking details
Enjoy Complimentry Valet parking when you dine in Diva at the Met.
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Public transit
Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, we are a short walk to the Queen Elizabeth theatre, the Vancouver Opera, the Centre for Performing Arts, BC Place, and the Rogers Arena, home of the Vancouver Canucks. The stations for the Sky Train and Canada Line are less than 1 block away.
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Special events & promotions
Diva at the Met is happy to offer you the entire restaurant for your private personal or company event. You will have the attention of all of Diva's professionals to guarantee a successful amd memorable experience.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Tue - Sat 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

What 690 People Are Saying
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KO
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Enjoyed convenience of a very nice dining experience after a long day travelling. Great chef and wait staff!

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DJ
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Our server was excellent. The music was quite loud and we asked for it to be turned down. He said there was a problem with the system but he would see what he could do. And he was able to lower the level which made our evening most enjoyable

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2.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Ordered a dish and asked to hold the bacon. Dish arrived with the bacon. Returned to kitchen whereby it was overhead the chef swearing he had messed up. The meal was redone with no bacon but was so rich I could barely eat it. Waiter Sam was great.
They did comp the meal and we received a dessert platter for our Anniversary.
The ambience was not great and most likely will not return.

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C
3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great food and service.
Ambience needs improvement.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Loved it! Everyone’s meals were fantastic. Looking forward to going back to try more of the menu.

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DA
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great location for a business lunch meeting. Service, food and location was great!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

As usual, Mother’s Day brunch was fabulous! Thank you.

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SC
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I have eaten here a few times never a disappointment

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OT
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a great time. Food and service were excellent. Definitely will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was amazing! Service was spot on, and atmosphere was very romantic! We went here for our 10 year anniversary and wouldn't change a thing! We had the cod and the ravioli, and both were orgasmic! Thank you Diva for making our day so memorable :)

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JG
4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We enjoyed our meals, particularly the cod and the beet salad. The food was fantastic and the service was friendly; however, it took a very long time for our food to come out. A table of four that came in after we were seated was served their appetizers and main course before we got our appetizers. Despite the long wait for our food, we would recommend this restaurant to others.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Very friendly professional staff, payed attention to my food sensitivities. The seared scallops in starter is very good.

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HS
2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Based on all the good reviews, we were expecting more from Diva. Friday nite, after 7pm, we were the third of only 3 parties dining there. We ordered the pear and Gorgonzola salad, thankfully, we were sharing it because it was a very large appetizer. There was no skimping on the cheese, spiced nuts or any ingredients but the overall it was a bit too sweet. For the main course, my partner had the black cod and I had the halibut, the portion size was good, the black cod looked very moist but the halibut was overcooked and dry and the whole plate was rather bland. The wait staff were very pleasant but, for want of a better term, lacked a bit of polish. At this price point, there are many better restaurant options downtown.

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OT
1.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Just a terrible experience. Rude servers, poor quality food.

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KG
4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The meal was very good and the service was quick. This restaurant is located in a hotel, so it was also quite busy but this was not a problem for us. The wait staff were friendly and helpful.

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EC
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We celebrated Valentine's here and it was perfect! Service was friendly, courteous and prompt. Food was served at a very nice pace, was beautifully plated and was cooked to perfection.

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KN
3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went on valentines day, food was way below par for a $90 set meal. The lobster bisque literally tasted like chinese shrimp paste; my date also noticed other peoples disgusted faces when trying the bisque. My tenderlion was cooked to perfection (med rare)however had 0 flavor, however my date recieved a steak that was close to raw. It was completely red minus the 1mm of charring on the outside. The mash and the dessert was good at least. We wouldve much rather gone to anywhere else for a $200 meal.

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OT
4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went on Valentines Day 2018 had the $89 set menu and $125 menu with wine pairing. 3hrs free valet parking for diners which was nice. Though the valets need to learn to take it easy on the accelerator and braking. Our server Ms. Thomas made our evening enjoyable. The food was basic yet tasty. They need to up their game if they are to compete with the surrounding fine dining establishments. Wine pairing was poorly thought out. Sommelier needs to taste the food pair properly. Wine list is weak. Desserts were basic but well done. I feel that management is riding on Diva's past reputation as one of the best fine dining restaurants in downtown. Nothing new since 15 years ago. Probably better then. Kitchen team were shouting too loud that diners in the top corner of the dining room could hear clearly. We can hear that the kitchen team was stressed which doesn't bode well with diners. Music was fit for a lounge not for a dining room. So far, not a top choice for now.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This is the first time I’ve been back to Diva after years of regular visits. It’s as good as I remember! It was a Valentines set menu which can be a disappointment, but not at Diva. Very good. Recommended.

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OT
4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent salmon burger.

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ML
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I had the pork chop and it was excellent. Very moist and tender and very flavourful.

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r
5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

the service was phenomenal. the food was overall good, I especially enjoyed their pork belly. The subtle sauce flavors accentuated the crispy pieces of pork. I also ordered the mushroom risotto, which was very good with a hint of what I thought to be truffle. however, if I had to complain about something, perhaps the rice by itself with none of the mushrooms or truffle toppings was a little bit bland. Other than that, our server was knowledgeable and patient, gave us space and was very respectful, kind, and had some humor. The bathrooms were clean and spacious. We chose to sit in a quieter area which was very accommodating. It had a romantic ambiance. Overall, a wonderful experience I would recommend to others and come back myself.

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KB
4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

very pleasant lunch. We appreciated the opportunity for a quiet conversation.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

The entire dining experience has been exceptional: from the moment entering the hotel (friendly staff greeting), to ordering (knowledgeable staff on ingredients), sampling the chef's creations (innovative mix of flavors), to paying and departure (friendly and fun staff).

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S
5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Five of us had a great time enjoying the delicious plates on the dineout menu. Our first time at this restaurant and will definitely return.

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OT
4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice atmosphere, service was professional. Really appreciated that they took attention of keeping my glass filled. Food was decent and I loved the pairings, but would've been perfect if the entrees weren't overly salted. Overall great value.

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j
4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

everything was good but the cocktail came after our first course and we felt rushed.

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DP
4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Full disclosure - when we went to Diva it was as part of the Dine out Vancouver event, so a more constrained menu but regardless the experience was very enjoyable - good ambiance, pleasant service and great food.

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r
4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Went to Diva for the dine out menu. Now I’m a chef so I know what I’m talking about when it comes to food and the food at diva was impressive. Everything was perfectly cooked, beautifully plated and the portion sizes were very good for a dine out menu. I was especially impressed by the Stilton cheesecake with port reduction as that is a difficult flavour to balance and get right, but they totally nailed it. The pork belly was also awesome and my Arctic char was cooked perfectly. Compliments to the chef for a fantastic dinner!

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DB
4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

The food and service were excellent. For a higher end restaurant the ambiance was not what was expected. Very noisy, cramped and quite plain, no "wow" factor like the wood carving in the hotel lobby. The "wow" factor from the lobby should carry onto the restaurant. Overall a nice place with great food and service.

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D
5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

We had an excellent meal and the service was very professional. We would definitely go back.

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C
4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

In general, very good ambiance and attentive service despite it being late in the evening. Food was very good, but not a real wow-factor.

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VM
2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I wont be back to eat there anytime soon
I wont be back to eat there anytime soon

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food for the Dine Out Vancouver even was very good, and suggested wine pairing was great as well

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AD
5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Experienced the 2018 Dine Out In Vancouver Menu at a late sitting ...charming experience !

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OT
4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

The service was very good. I enjoyed my pasta dinner. I hope that it is not a norm - my wife had a grilled filet that was very chewy!

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OT
2.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Steak tastes not good, worse than homemade by my father in law. Dessert is okay.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

This is a classic spot. Great service and excellent value for a NYE dinner.

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M
4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I am going to limit my review to comments to the restaurant.

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JL
5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Great romantic ambiance

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