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Metropolitan Tavern, Portland, OR

Metropolitan Tavern

4.4
4.4
551 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Metropolitan Tavern –
Metropolitan Tavern, on the top floor of Hotel Eastlund is where you’ll find contemporary dishes and hand-crafted cocktails. Come and enjoy Metropolitan Tavern’s inventive “small plates”, shareable boards, Entrees, variety of fresh hand stretched artisan pizzas, and more. Modern yet casual restaurant and bar with patio seating and spectacular views of the city.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 963-3601
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Joseph Hart
  • Catering
    Please contact Jessica Campbell jessica@mettavern.com for information on catered affairs.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact Jessica Campbell jessica@mettavern.com for information on private events.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Tri-Met Accessable. Closest to the Convention Center Max Stop.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 551 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland

    Great for brunch

  • Portland

    Hot spot

  • Portland

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Portland

    Great for scenic views

  • Portland

    Lively

551 Reviews
  1. NYChiLAdy

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views and restaurant. The service and food were excellent. 10 /10!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We had great food but horrible service. Don’t plan on coming back again.
    Metropolitan TavernResponded on February 26, 2024
    I am glad you enjoyed your food, but very dismayed that you had poor service. Great service is what we strive for and it is so important for the total experience when you dine. If there are any specifics we can address, I would love to have a conversation with you so we can fix what went wrong here. Sincerely, Jason Dondero General Manager

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great waitress, went above and beyond for my party of 5. Amazing views, and the food never disappoints.

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  4. PDXMom

    Portland

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered a burger and salad. The salad was meh at best. Our friends ordered a burger, sliders and Mac & Cheese, they said it didn’t have enough cheese and it was too spicy. Great service from our waitress!

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  5. MoPDX

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The seemed unprepared for the crowd prior to a Moda show. We got there in plenty of time to order for happy hour, yet our server was so busy we couldn’t order food until after it ended. They wouldn’t give us the happy hour pricing. Food and drinks were pretty good, ambience was so-so, very loud.
    Metropolitan TavernResponded on February 24, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback on your experience. I am sorry that the service was not as prompt as it should have been. We always strive to give our guests the best experience possible and we appreciate you letting us know where we fell short so we can address the problem. We would love to get another opportunity to earn a better rating from you as I know we can do better. Sincerely, Jason Dondero General Manager

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  6. VictoriaH

    Portland

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was lovely and the view is stunning. The food was nothing special, the pizza tasted like pre made frozen dough and was limp as well as too dense.

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  7. AlissaG

    Portland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great rooftop location for views while sipping tasty cocktails.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    It took 1hour and 20mins to our food. Service was terrible slow.

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  9. PaulS

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Salad with steelhead cannot be beat! Great spot for a business lunch when in town for a conference.

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  10. JesusS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great environment and staff. The valentine ‘24 dinner course/wine line up was great.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly it was really good! Such good options for food! I would come again!

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  12. DanielM

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal, it was wonderful Atmosphere was lively and everyone was enjoying a special valentines dinner. We love it and try to dine at Metropolitan every time we’re in Portland

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  13. RandyW

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great - engaging, nice and did a find job. Valentines dinner and ambience was wonderful. We had a great time.

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  14. JethroF

    Portland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Felt more like the staff was more interested in flipping the table than providing a dining experience. Ridiculous pricing for what was served. Never again.

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  15. MonikaG

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, lovely views, fantastic service, drinks were delicious and the wine pairing was perfect. We will be back!

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  16. RebekahG

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always love coming here! I had the wedge salad and all I can say is, it was absolutely delicious! I'm never disappointed when I come here. I also had the BFK Coffee, it was perfect!
    Metropolitan TavernResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you for the love Rebekah! We look forward to your next visit. Cheers! Jason Dondero General Manager

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  17. Dolsen

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love metropolitan! We got the deviled eggs for appetizer only came with 3 (sneaky). Green salad was yummy! We decided to get main course instead of HH . The steelhead was excellent, however the spice level needs to be mentioned on menu. It was a very spicy curry sauce. Over all very nice place awesome views of Portland.

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  18. MichaelR

    Portland

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The steak salad is a favorite and there's always an excellent soup of the day. It was an extremely busy day for our server and the entire staff. A couple little hiccups in service, but considering what all they were dealing with, totally okay. The Met Tavern is always a good choice.

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  19. Piperj8

    Portland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fun place to eat. The patio will be amazing when it opens. There was high energy and at times so loud you couldn’t hear who you were sitting with.

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  20. JenniferR

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very friendly staff and excellent service. However, it is very loud due to the acoustics of the space. Also, food is not bad, but not particularly good either- definitely on the bland side. Ambiance improves a bit after dark when lower lighting comes on, making it feel less like a hotel cafeteria. Very reasonable happy hour prices and convenient valet parking.

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  21. CraigW

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to go before a .event at the Moda Center

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  22. JohnM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view, service was really good, food was solid.

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  23. SherrillF

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice view especially after dark. Beautiful outdoor deck space although it was wet and cooler so we didn't go out. Drinks were great, food not excellent but very good. Smallish portion, pricey. We had the half wedge salad with burnt ends that seemed small and very little bleu cheese crumbles but it was tasty. We also had the curry dusted brussels sprouts which were good but I couldn't detect the curry powder. We had the spicy Shrimp which were nice size and definitely spicy, but we enjoyed. Our server, Aveda (sp?) was very nice and very attentive. We would go back next time we attend an event at the Moda Center which we walked to from the hotel/restaraunt.
    Metropolitan TavernResponded on January 30, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review Sherrill! I'm so glad you had a great pregame experience and took advantage of the convenience of parking here and walking to the Moda. We appreciate the feedback so we can continue to elevate the food and experience in the future. Cheers! Jason Dondero General Manager

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  24. StefaniaQ

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place! We went for brunch, and all the food was spectacular and delicious! The services was incredible. We totally recommend it!

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  25. PJRS1

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been there multiple times and always enjoyed but this time the service was very disappointing.
    Metropolitan TavernResponded on January 30, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad to hear that you have enjoyed your experiences here at the Met. I am sorry about the issues you encountered with service on your latest visit. I know we can do better and look forward to showing you our best the next time you visit. Sincerely, Jason Dondero General Manager

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met grill never disappoints. The staff is professional and the menu is creative. Everything from breakfast to last call for drinks is excellent. We eat here multiple times on our trips to Portland.
    Metropolitan TavernResponded on January 30, 2024
    We appreciate the kind words! We hope your travels bring you this way again! Cheers! Jason Dondero General Manager

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  27. KennyM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are here twice during our stay at the hotel. It was a little loud because it was busy, but it was tan like a well oiled machine. Excellent service, delicious food and drinks for both visits. Whoever owns that place needs to give everyone a raise. Wonderful experience, we will be back.
    Metropolitan TavernResponded on January 30, 2024
    Thank you for the awesome review Kenny! We hope to see you again when you come to town. Cheers! Jason Dondero General Manager

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  28. Etspdx

    Portland

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant. We had sliders tacos and a pizza. All were well prepared and looked great. The pizza particularly. The beer list is a bit slight but decent choices. The service was excellent on a busy night. This is a big spot for pre-game drinks and food close to the Moda Center and so you do need a reservation on game nights. Great views of the city as well.

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  29. Emily

    Poconos

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always sit at a two top by the windows and it’s so lovely! Drinks and foot are absolutely delish, and the bartenders are typically our servers and they’re amazing.

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  30. ChristopherS

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was pleasantly surprised. Given it being New Year's Eve with a preset menu, I was concerned that the meal would be compromised. It was not...dinner was delicious. The service was excellent. It was, however. rather loud in the restaurant making conducting a conversation difficult.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sides and main dishes! Wonderful view and lovely, friendly service/atmosphere.

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  32. LanceE

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The pork chop was exceptional...but be warned they take a long time to come out. The size (thickness) requires extra time to be cooked to perfection.

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  33. Tigerpie1

    Portland

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was wonderful, but the service was slow and was a bit disappointed that there were no decorations on this Xmas Eve. You will not be served bread, nor is there any bread to be purchased. The other problem I have with this restaurant within a hotel is you will be charged $10 to park on the property even though you are eating dinner there.

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  34. StephenS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great view, best table in the restaurant ... a really nice experience.

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  35. EthanS

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and well priced. The ambience was great with a great view. The bathrooms were very clean.

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  36. TerryS

    Portland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were great, sorry to say the Manhattan was very watery.

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  37. MarkJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The place was overwhelmed. 12:15 reservation. We got our food around 3pm. Two dishes were wrong, and a make-good offering by the manager never actually came.

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  38. jamest

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent venue with really professional, kind service. Will be back again.

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  39. ShannonL

    Portland

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The noise level was not "energetic", it was just plain loud. It was difficult to hear each other talk.

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  40. SteveC

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Busy Saturday night but service was efficient and timely. This is a great place to go before a show at the Moda Center.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Metropolitan Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 551 OpenTable diners.

Metropolitan Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Metropolitan Tavern

1021 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97232-2060

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Tri-Met Accessable. Closest to the Convention Center Max Stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Joseph Hart
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (503) 963-3601
  • Catering
    Please contact Jessica Campbell jessica@mettavern.com for information on catered affairs.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact Jessica Campbell jessica@mettavern.com for information on private events.
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