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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (7)
Good for a Date (6)
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Tasting Menu (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Cozy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 29, 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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·Dined on December 26, 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 26, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 26, 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

Xmas breakfast

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·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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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 23, 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 17, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 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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·Dined on December 9, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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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 3, 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 2, 2017

nice experience

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 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 30, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It’s been maybe 15 years since I was there last but my memory of great food and service was refreshed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have been coming to Diva at the Met ever since Michael Noble was the Executive chef. It never disappoints. We had an excellent quiet table for guests from Victoria. All of us enjoyed the wine, appetizers, entrees and desserts. I had to tell my guests the story of the Stilton Cheesecake - I am glad to see that it is still available!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Greeted warmly; servers helpful and cheerful; wine spilled, but replaced; ambiance friendly and comfortable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Would have loved to try it. Why take 9:45 reservations if the kitchen closes at 10? Waitress basically kicked us out.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Very good location of the restaurant, close to shopping and entertainment. Food was very good and big portion too, good value for the price. Service was fantastic! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone, for everyday dining, friends gathering or any special day.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very well trained staff. Lobster gnocchi was a bit too salty for me. I thought the music was too club scene, particularly for an older crowd. I'd definately go again though.

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Excellent service, and perfectly prepared food. An evening at Diva felt effortless, and was the perfect way to start a special night out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We found this place to have a very limited menu. We chose it because it was listed as having a great patio but in fact there were only two tables and they wouldn't let us eat out there. One thing they do have, though is Stilton cheese cake to die for!

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 (London)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Great Kobe beef burger - not too big, not too small.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 17, 2017

No longer the restaurant it was. The service was very good, but the meal was average. We both had the 5 course tasting menu and nothing about it stood out positively. In a city full of great restaurants, this is not one I'll be returning to.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 6, 2017

I used to love coming here due to the low noise and the good food.
My latest business meal showed that the food has declined in quality and quantity.
Although we had a good business lunch, with low noise and good separation of tables, the food was distracting in its lack of appeal by all in our party.

Will have to find another location that makes business lunches both functional and enjoyable.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Fabulous tasters menu and attentive and friendly service.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This was an average experience at a premium price. Service was fantastic and we were able to bring our own wine at a corkage fee of only $25. This was very reasonable and appreciated as the wine list was less than adequate for the quality of food that was suggested by the menu prices. Food quality was poor at the price point. A hotel restaurant experience adequate for guests of a 3.5* hotel. If you're visiting the city there are at least 5 places within a 3 block radius I would suggest before Diva. If you're staying at the Met and are too tired to leave the hotel then it will do. We asked the "concierge" on the way out if he could call us a taxi, he said we should walk around the corner and hail one. If you were to walk around the corner, there are a number of far better restaurants there.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We have enjoyed many memorable meals at Diva but this time did not live up to previous expectations unfortunately. The meals were good but not spectacular. The smoked black cod was a delicious piece of fish but seemed overwhelmed by the generous serving of mashed potatoes. One diner commented that the ribeye was only okay. Two of the group had the wine poached pear, fig and goat cheese salad and both were disappointed in the flavour of the pears.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Diva never disappoints. I love this restaurant - everything from the location, food, service, ambiance, décor. I don't have enough compliments. Always a good experience and will always consider Diva for business meals and to entertain my out of town guests.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Great food and ambiance! Super homey feel for a hotel!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Ordered steak, quality of the meat was definitely great. Portion was decently big. Asked for rare steak but got blue rare which was a little bit disappointing. Bf ordered prime rib dinner which was also nice. Bacon-infused caesar got me excited as I haven't seen it elsewhere and I am a big caesar fan. I was hoping they would have goat-cheese souffle but got the dark chocolate souffle instead as that was on the menu during my visit.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 4, 2017

this place use to be great. it was dead on a saturday night are 8pm. server kept trying to top up our sparkling water with flat water, waiters and chefs kept bantering and wine tasted like the bottle was open in the fridge way too long. it is sad to see this place drop so badly. I will not go back or recommend

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 1, 2017

The two of us enjoyed a really good meal, with friendly & quick service, in early March at this restaurant in the Metropolitan Hotel. Dinner was a very pleasant late sitting. I ordered the sea scallops for starter (one of the best i have tried) and tortellini for main while my husband enjoyed the pumpkin soup and 10oz ribeye, which was cooked medium as requested and very tender. Prices for food and drinks were quite reasonable and the ambience was cheerful, with lots of people coming and going, as you would expect in a good hotel restaurant.

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Their Black cod is the best

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Enjoyed the smoked black cos!

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