The Metropolitan

4.3
204 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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 204 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
ambience
3.9
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TonyB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for business lunch meetings. Noise level is perfect during the lunch hour to encourage deep discussions for you and your team.

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vipWolf
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service…prices have gone up….

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vipLeeS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service- in and out quickly and efficiently!

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RobertL
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we arrived with our printed reservation confirmation, we were told that the restaurant was closed for a private party. Better communication between Open Table and Metropolitan is imperative!

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MarieL
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food. Loved how the large windows opened up onto the patio. Great spot for connecting with people.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was so so. Charcuterie was joke for $40. Waiter was in a terrible mood and ruined the whole experience. Will not be returning.

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PaulG
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Noisy for a business lunch. Serving staff were friendly. Food was good but my brisket sandwich was burnt.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch on the patio.

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vipJacquie
Calgary
81 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was not what we ordered. My guest requested salad with dressing on the side. Didn’t arrive that way. The server never once came to our table to ask how our food was. She just threw the bill on the table when we were finished our lunch. We had to stop a different server to request the machine to pay the bill. No tip this time!

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KarenK
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our time at the Met. Food was great and our server was very attentive. Definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and location, service and quality always top notch

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MonsterSlayer
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific service and a tasty meal … every time. Good selection of summer drinks and always fun to see the characters on Stephen Ave. Cheers.

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vipharneekk
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Food was decent as well. Shout out to the Manager who dealt with us on Saturday night (June 26).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great patio setup. Food was delicious.

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NigelW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service and the patio was a nice touch with exceptional weather.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Nice staff but had to wait a long time to see or hear from anybody to order drinks/food . Manager was a little sassy but was entertaining when the sass wasn’t there. Could turn down the attitude though.

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RosieF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The problem I had was that the restaurant was quite obviously understaffed. The service was friendly and professional when we received it, and the food was delicious. Speed of service is a critical issue for the professional lunch crowd. and waiting for your order to be taken and knowing you are on a tight schedule casts anxiety over the whole experience.

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vipKylaH
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The energy is always wonderful with great food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was absolutely awful. I had to ask someone to attend to us after being seated for more than 20 mins. Food was average.

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Paulina
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was great! Server didn't provide a menu (food/drink) or QR code. I didn't see a QR code on the table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good food! Love this place.

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Samantha
Calgary
2 reviews
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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vipPiaG
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Went there for a business lunch with a colleague. We sat on the patio. The patio Heather was on even though it was a hot day. My arm was burning hot and was turning red. Our server was not very attentive and looks like the manager was berating staff in the middle of the patio. Horrible experience. Will never return.

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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
Calgary
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
Calgary
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
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.

JJ
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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vipLuca
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
24 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
11 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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vipBlaineG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

FAQs

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

The Metropolitan is rated 4.3 stars by 204 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.