The Metropolitan

4.5
183 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
The Metropolitan has been a staple in downtown Calgary since 2000. A central meeting place on bustling Stephen Avenue, located in the business district of Calgary's downtown core. Great for lunch or dinner meetings in our restaurant and after work cocktails in our large lounge where you can enjoy a lively Happy Hour every day of the week! The Met also offers a versatile full service Private Dining Room for more intimate meeting or parties.
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There is something special about Calgary. It is different than other Canadian cities. You can feel it when patio season starts, when a chinook rolls in, or when you get a high five from a stranger just after the Flames make the playoffs. It’s a small town at heart.

At its core, The Metropolitan, has always aimed to embody that spirit. Over the past 16 years we’ve grown with the city, for the city; forever evolving in constant pursuit of being the place where Calgarians gather.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 183 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good food! Love this place.

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Samantha
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Was not happy with our experience Firstly once our waitress took our drink order she didn’t check on us for almost 30 mins to see if we were ready to order food. Then once she finally did come I was about to say we’re ready to order and she just walked away. We thought maybe she just didn’t hear us so my friend called to her saying we’re ready to order but she just looked back at us and walked away.
Then my friend asked her for salt because her food had no taste and she took another 20 mins to bring it to us! Was definitely one of the worst experiences and definitely won’t be returning

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KirkM
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent, but the Tuna Salad was outstanding. Nice "Asian Kick" Dressing, with a healthy portion of lightly seared Tuna. I will definitely be ordering that again!1

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Christie
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Awesome to be out, hear noise and have delicious cocktails!

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NicoleP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Booking was easy. Staff were great. Service was decent. Food was a miss but the restaurant handled it quickly and professionally. Drinks were crazy expensive. Overall had a good experience.

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QueenMolly
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Met is my absolute favourite spot on Stephan ave! Such a great venue, amazing food and drinks with the best staff in the world, they are all so amazing and make for the best experience every time! I go at least once a week and find I am always coming back. Can’t say enough good things!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service staff are amazing.

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Kelsey
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our service was impeccable and the food tasted delicious.

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Hungry
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pretty good, my soup arrived cold, but when I told the server, they replaced it with a hot soup and my lunch meal was free.
Thanks, I wasn't expecting that, but it would not have been a great review otherwise.

The Metropolitan
Responded on November 19, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback and we apologize again for the cold soup. We hope that you still enjoyed your lunch with us and can give us another chance in the future as we are certain we can give you a perfect experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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RonO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good food, however several very clearly drunk/on drugs people were aloud on the premises at 8:30. My wife went to the ladies room and there were two girls in the stall getting it on!

The Metropolitan
Responded on November 19, 2020

Hi Ron, We are glad you enjoyed your food and apologize for the behaviour you witnessed on premise. We are doing our best to ensure the safety of our guests and monitor the restaurant of this behaviour as well. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon.

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ShellyW
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for lunch with colleagues during the week. Service is awesome!

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vipEmilieL
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from Ryan the bartender. I saw a gentleman walking around the restaurant I think the manager, he came and checked on us a few times super fun to talk to and super attentive didn’t catch his name but he was English sounding like the queen. Will tell my friends and be coming back soon.

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JoJoB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food3service4ambience1

Restaurant not making customers follow social distancing or mask rules!
Customers were mingling, not wearing masks when not at their tables. Very disappointing.

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vipEmilieL
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had been a few times and didn't love it previous but the manager nick was really sweet came over multiple times to make sure I was enjoying everything, highly recommend!

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vipluclaverdiere
Calgary
34 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

With Covid, I got a spot on the patio. The food was great and our server was lovely.

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vipTop40Gordie
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is so good. The new chef has done a great job. I have the Chicken Caesar salad or the burger everyone i go

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ChadC
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the lettuce wraps and it was fantastic, very affordable lunch option in downtown

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csc89
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Even though the waitresses have to wear masks they should be a little more attentive and friendly to the customers as that's how they will get tips now. Not just their looks.

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BlaineG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

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Cluksu
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Took forever to order

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CherylD
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Lettuce wraps were served with lettuce leaves no more than half an inch wide for chunks of chicken that were huge. It was tasty but very disappointing as an appetizer you would expect to eat with your hands. I ate it as a salad. The dynamite roll I ordered was unavailable and the noise level in the restaurant was uncomfortable. We had to leave so we could talk. The service was very good but the rest was less than expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Welcome lunch

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DanS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience4

All good but the reason for the overall low score is the super annoying alarm sound yesterday. Never experienced that before at your place or else. We came to relax and enjoy food and company and we ended up irritated and tired. Bothered my client and myself very much.
Other than that, food and service were very much OK.

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Dirt
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The wings came out and were undercooked. While disappointed...it does happen. The error was corrected very quickly. Otherwise was a good experience and value for the dollar.

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Impressed
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It is very loud in there, but the decor is very nice. Food was delicious! Would definitely recommend.

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vipMatBinYYC
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I think was hopefully a one off bad experience. Our server was great and she handled to food issues well. She did inform us they have a new chef and are launching a new menu so I'm hopefully it'll be better next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service was very good but music was way too loud. We were seated at a booth and still struggled to hear ourselves talk. We asked the server to turn it down, but she pretty much told us nicely that that wasn’t going to happen and she was right. Music blared on.

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LynnD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The food was very good, but the restaurant was far too noisy. You had to yell so you could have a conversation with your tablemates.

Most disappointed with the fact that I was severely overcharged. When I called back the next morning at 11 am to have it sorted out, I was told they would sort it out and call me back. I called back at 4 pm and was told they were too busy to look into it.

When I hadn't heard back by the next day at 12:30 I was told the girl I spoke with left the building. I spoke with the manager, he told me he had heard about what happened, but nothing more. Still waiting to hear back how I am going to get my money back (over $70). Very poor customers service. I won't be back. Shame on you The Met!

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LyndsayC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

For a busy night, the waitress was very kind and was doing her best considering the circumstances. However, the kitchen got both of the orders at our table wrong (ex. Presenting two burger sliders when the menu calls for three in an order).

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DarrenH
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location, good food, great service, excellent table availability.

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Eleni
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great. Went for a business lunch and it was so loud I could barely hear my client. I will never do that again, but would definitely go back for an evening out with friends.

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REB2014
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great. Our waitress was perfect! She was knowledgeable, personable, witty (which I admire), came and went with perfect timing. Food was delicious (ahi tuna and snapper) albeit a little pricey. Did not order any alcohol and the bill was $70.

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Bubba674
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Very nice place but food was expensive and portions were very small. Food was below average for the prices. Service was very poor,having 5 waitresses on staff with about 60 people in the place,service should have been better. I ordered my dinner and a refill on my drink. I got my dinner first and didn't get my drink until after i finished eating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The meal and service was great, but they now have a DJ every Friday night and it was so loud you couldn’t have a conversation with someone you were sitting beside. We went for dinner at a restaurant, not a bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was a great server. And was amazed how fast the food came out of the kitchen. If a person needed a quick fantastic lunch. This is the spot

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Love2eatout
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great overall experience.

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Tracy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Lunch was not very good, but quite overpriced, even for downtown!

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vipCindy
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

My guest was seated at the wrong table for over 20 minutes, while I waited for him at a table I had reserved. The Management did not come over to apologize until requested to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lady serving us (I believe her name is Ashley) is a great person and very good at her job. She deserves some recognition for the service she gave us.

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LorriT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

At one point the music was turned up and made it quite difficult to hear.

FAQs

The Metropolitan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 263-5432.

The Metropolitan is rated 4.5 stars by 183 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.