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About Diva at the Met

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.

645 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2Y9
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest

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

Cross Street:
West Georgia

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 602-7788

Website:
http://www.metropolitan.com/diva/

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.

Parking Details:
Enjoy Complimentry Valet parking when you dine in Diva at the Met.

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.

Executive Chef:
Ken Galley

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

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.

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

Diva at the Met Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.1

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3.9

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4.0

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Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Special Occasion (15)
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Fit for Foodies (9)
Romantic (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Cozy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent salmon burger.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 10, 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 5, 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).

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 5, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on February 3, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 1, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Fun, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 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!

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great romantic ambiance

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had breakfast at this restaurant so we don’t know other menu but it has really tasty food and good atmosphere.
Actually, we stayed Metropolitan hotel so we can go there easily but if we stay another hotel, we want to go there.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Really good food, great service and nice environment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

For Christmas Day I booked in advance dinner for two at Diva at the Met. I was interested in their 5 course Christmas Dinner menu. The first course was Lobster Bisque which was very good and the subsequent courses got better and better. For the main we had the roast turkey which was so moist & tender. My husband had the wine pairing with each course. Overall the meal was excellent. We had Sam as our server and he gave very good service throughout the evening despite it being so busy. When we got there the atmosphere was a bit energetic but gradually calmed down as the earlier diners left. Had a look at their regular menu and we may comeback for brunch or dinner in the future.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner. The food was superb, but the giant screen TVs with football, loud chessy canned music and ear-splitting acoustics turned what could/should have been a night to remember into a night I'd rather forget. The chef's preparations were outstanding. Too bad we couldn't enjoy each others company along with food. Will not return.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The service was slow and they didn't seem to care.

Our server asked how I wanted my poached egg yolks done. I was given three options that I wasn't familiar with, so I said "Not runny, but not hard." She condescendingly said "So medium." They brought us runny yolks.

The food and coffee was pretty average. The mimosas were slightly better. Unfortunately I could not recommend here for any reason.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Xmas breakfast

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was ok. Meal felt rushed, service somewhat unprofessional. Will not return.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The kale and romaine Caesar was so delicious. I had the black cod and it was melt in your mouth perfect.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Overall, the food was good, service was good and the ambiance was good. There really wasn't anything that made me really want to go back. My pork chop dish utilized something called "sakura" pork, which I now translate to a regular cheap pork chop. It was overcooked and overpriced for what it was. If the restaurant reads this, maybe they can look up Berkshire pork or any of the numerous heritage breeds, as a regular grocery store cut shouldn't get a label like that and I would have paid an extra 4 or 5 dollars for a good cut. As for other dishes, the tasting menu shaves a little bit off the cost of the meal, but the portion size is much smaller. The only bargain on the tasting menu is the tenderloin (7 oz vs. 10 oz. on the regular menu), but who eats tenderloin these days? Overall, the sides were good, on par with any "fine dining" establishment. The service was good, our waiter was attentive to our needs, and we appreciated that. The overall ambiance is also nice, with a kitchen sort of central and mostly visible to the diners.
I probably will never go back, as there are so many better placed in Vancouver.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very nice meals enjoyed by the 5 of us. Our waiter, a young man from Pitt Meadows was very personable and pleasant.

All of us decided we would return to Diva at the Met - a most enjoyable dining experience.

Julie
Gibsons, BC

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This was the worst service I have ever gotten from a restaurant. We were seated and literally an hour later we had to ask for menu's. Just horrible service; very slow.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We arrived at 11:15am with our Open Table reservation only to be told that the kitchen was closing in 15 minutes and that we had to leave in 30 minutes. We were never told about this before hand and we left as didn't want to be rushed. They should not be accepting reservations with only 30 minutes to be there. We were very disappointed as we were enjoying a staycation downtown. We have been to Diva at the Met before but will not be returning if this is how they treat their customers.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went to the Met with friends and had a delicious meal in a very relaxed, quiet atmosphere. The waiters were great and would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

nice experience

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Unfortunately meal too salty to eat- replaced my meal with different one- but too rushed to fully enjoy as we had to go to concert. Waitress gracious but would have expected manager to speak to me. Have eaten there before and enjoyed but will choose somewhere else for a special meal next time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My filet was cooked perfectly. The New England clam chowder was good but I’ve had much better in New England, service was great

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