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Metropolitan Tavern, Portland, OR

Metropolitan Tavern

4.2
4.2
318 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 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

    Aaron Franco

  • Catering

    Please contact Annette Atkinson annette@mettavern.com for information on catered affairs.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Annette Atkinson annette@mettavern.com for information on private events.

  • Neighborhood

    North Portland

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Tri-Met Accessable.

  • 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 318 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Portland

    Great for scenic views

  • Portland

    Lively

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Great locale, friendly staff, nice view....but cold food (looked good), filthy restrooms (both).
  2. M

    Mich

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely busy night due to local events and holiday parties. Drinks and food were slow to come out to our table but our server was excellent. She checked on us often and took care of our group.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pork chop was amazing ! Service was fantastic
  4. D

    Dolsen

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Took my friend here for first time. They took Old fashion off happy hour list. Bummer , we had to purchase at regular $14 a glass. So even though we had happy hour only for food still spent over 100.00 dollars. Overall it’s a fun splurge!

    Metropolitan TavernResponded 6 days agoThank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience Dolsen! We would love to have you back again soon to enjoy our happy hour! Cheers! Jason Dondero General Manager

  5. G

    Greg

    Portland

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    good food (great salads), good beer and wine selections. Service is great. Heather ... the bar manager is fantastic !

    Metropolitan TavernResponded 6 days agoThank you for the wonderful feedback Greg! We would love to see you again soon. Cheers! Jason Dondero General Manager

  6. MP

    McPortland

    Portland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a little cold by the window. Glad I brought a scarf & coat. Veg Pizza was excellent! We will be back for more.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is amazing in the venue is amazing
  8. t

    teresao

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience ! Table was ready when we arrived for reservation. Food was excellent in presentation and flavor, as well as value. Server very nice. Would absolutely recommend .
  9. ST

    StephanieT

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Wonderful place for thanksgiving dinner. Would have scored higher but food was slow. Server was very friendly and charismatic.

    Metropolitan TavernResponded 5 days agoThank you for the wonderful feedback Stephanie. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the ambiance and had such great service. We learned some valuable lessons this year so I know we will be able to execute a little faster next year for Thanksgiving. We would love to see you again before that though! Cheers! Jason Dondero General Manager

  10. EK

    ElmiraK

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Not gonna go back again.
  11. F

    Foodies

    Portland

    38 reviews

    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    We will cut the Met Tavern some slack because it was Thanksgiving Day, and they were very full and very busy. But the food service was rushed -- we received our salads when we were only halfway through our cocktails and the main course arrived before the wine that was to accompany it. The food was tasty although some of the side dishes were barely warm. The dining tables were close together without tablecloths and encircled a long bar with several large-screen televisions on. Not a fine dining atmosphere but probably perfectly acceptable for a hotel bar/restaurant combo where some people just want to end a travel day by sitting at the bar, having a drink, and enjoying a game.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner was great and Lanae was amazing! Had a wonderful experience! Thank you!
  13. MH

    MHrose

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Busy holiday dining, servers rushed, some of the food disappointing and some wonderful. Good location and non-holiday service and food would be much better I believe.
  14. SM

    ScottyM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Went for thanksgiving dinner. It was a great value for 2 people. The food was very bland. It also felt like they were trying to turn tables. We were getting each course after 5 minutes of getting the last course. It felt very rushed and like they were trying to us out the door for the next table. I understand it’s busy on thanksgiving and the need to turn tables and that is fine but I’ve never been so rushed and the food wasn’t good on top of it. I loved this place when it was altabira and this meal did not compare. The cocktails were good and it still has great atmosphere so it has that going for it.
  15. DK

    DebK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice Thanksgiving Menu. Enjoyable view, friendly, fun atmosphere, great bartender and efficient Servers. An abundance of food, generous & delicious appetizers platter, and sides. A choice of Soup or Salad and 4 Entre selections. To finish off the meal, 3 desserts to pick from. Are you stuffed yet? Don't forget your leftovers! I want to go back when weather is warm to enjoy the wonderful outdoor terrace seating & regular menu. Definitely an establishment worth visiting for drinks and a hearty meal.
  16. BE

    BillEatsBrunch

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, vibe were all wonderful!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our experience got off to a bad start with our server (not greeted, took 15 minutes to stop at our table, gave incorrect information about the menu) we then moved to the bar and Heather and the rest of the bartending staff saved the day. Wonderful service, drinks and fun after moving to the bar, thank you Heather!
  18. B

    Boreca

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A favorite due to valet parking, varied menu, great ambiance and fantastic views. Our go to restaurant.
  19. SK

    SharonK

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We often go here before a blazer game. This time we waited 50min for our food and weee running out of time to eat when we asked our waitress to check on our dinner she was very rude. The evening turned into a dinner that we had to hurry to eat and was not enjoyable
  20. JR

    JamesR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    It was very loud inside. Mostly seemingly coming from one table. But given that we were there on a business lunch, we found it a little difficult to hear each other. Food and service were great!
  21. G

    Greg

    Portland

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, good prices, great location. Highly recommend a visit.
  22. TM

    TerriM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, special drinks, and happy hour menu, times and prices!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for birthday brunch and it was everything I ever wanted. A little hung over but the bubbles with every bite got me right lol.
  24. TS

    ToddS

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pre-concert dinner before show at Moda. Staff were very efficient and pleasant, respectful of time constraints. Food is good though sliders were excessively dry. It’s a very loud restaurant, so difficult to converse with your party.
  25. NW

    NWReviewer

    Portland

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Disappointed that it was mid afternoon and only brunch menu available. Daughter's salmon/eggs arrived cold presumably waiting in the kitchen for her potatoes which were very hot.
  26. KS

    KellyS

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Pros - Great location, especially if you have an event at the Moda Center or Convention Center. Cons - The hostess was really unfriendly when we checked in. Almost couldn't be bothered to check us in for our reservation. Drink service was REALLY slow. Additionally, our waitress misunderstood one of our dinner orders and we had to wait an additional 15 minutes for something else (not what was ordered) to be cooked. I would have expected for one drink to be taken off the bill in that situation.
  27. g

    guyfromthecouve

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Ordered appetizers immediately after being seated and it took about 40 minutes for them to be served. Restaurant was not full but still seemed understaffed.
  28. MG

    MikeG

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great happy hour. Excellent views. Nice drinks, upbeat hostesses and waitstaff. Fantastic local and seasonal choices. First rate.
  29. T

    Tbonesteak41

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Very noisy place to try and enjoy a meal. Both large TV screens were showing hockey instead of the Thursday night football game. Food was pretty good except for the tuna poke which was extremely bad. Hardly any tuna and a large chunk of rice in the middle of the plate with some shaved vegetables. Everything was extremely expensive even for the recession we are in.
  30. G

    Greg

    Portland

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great Food. Great Service. Good location. Specify your wine selection.
  31. OS

    OSUgrad

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very upbeat place with good happy hour food & drink prices. The atmosphere is energetic and people are friendly. Bar staff is excellent. Why won't the picture upload? Please fix this!
  32. PW

    PamW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply wonderful! In town for a convention and found this restraurant nearby - visited twice - so yummy and kind and caring service! PLUS the view! Portions are generous, pizza is SO yummy! Love the outdoor deck with firepits! Dont miss this one if you are in town for a convention!
  33. M

    Margoe

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Good drinks, good server. Very mediocre and overpriced food. This would probably be a good place for happy hour, especially if you can enjoy the patio, but don’t waste your money on dinner.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitress and pizza
  35. B

    Bkind

    Portland

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food beautifully presented and fresh! Pizza was delicious as was the Caesar Salad. Lovely wine and cocktail list. Highly recommend.
  36. S

    Sunny

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional, staff was attentive, friendly, helpful, respectful of interruption. Environment was nice, good views, lots of light, food was very good. Valet parking was great, text to have the car waiting for you when you reach the lobby.
  37. K

    Kimb

    Portland

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a great place to have business meetings. The atmosphere is nice and professional. The food is good and the service is fantastic!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Extremely poor service. I know so many places are short staffed, so it’s hard to put down a place for that, but the service was truly awful. Our waiter took our order, brought us our drinks, and we didn’t see him again until he brought us our checks. Another waiter brought us our food. But no one came to ask if we wanted more drinks, water, or even see how our food was. My friend and I both ordered the fried chicken sandwich. The chicken patty was extremely thin, almost like katsu, but it was burnt. I’m not talking a little burnt on the edges. The entire patty was black. Oddly enough, even with a burnt patty, the white cheddar wasn’t melted. It looked sweaty. The chicken was extremely dry, and the bun was massive compared to such a small patty which made it seem even drier. We tried to get our waiters attention and was not acknowledged by a single person. The location itself is pretty cool. The roof top section is nice with comfortable seating. It’s covered and surrounded by windows, so I can imagine you can sit out there all season. Even with the location I wouldn’t recommend this place.
  39. LA

    LukeA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My girlfriend and I had a reservation and we showed up on time. Sat outside on the patio. Super cool looking place, server was nice, etc. Ordered an appetizer and drinks which came out quickly and were good. BUT, after we ordered food, we waited for about an hour with nothing. Our server came, apologized for it taking so long, said they were having problems in the kitchen, and told us that our food we be coming soon. 30 minutes later, a manager came to tell us that they ran out of burgers and gave a half apology, and said it would be about 20 more minutes until the food came out. During this time, our server was nowhere to be found. We waited about another 40 minutes before we finally just left. At that point we had been there for 2 hours and 15 minutes. We didn’t complain to our server or management at all; we were as patient as anyone could be but over two hours with no food or anything is ridiculous. We could see the kitchen putting out plates, and other tables throughout the restaurant were being served. Overall it was a terrible experience and extremely disappointing.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Metropolitan Tavern is rated 4.2 stars by 318 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 19 times today
Google Map for Metropolitan Tavern

1021 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97232-2060

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    North Portland

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Tri-Met Accessable.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Franco

  • 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 Annette Atkinson annette@mettavern.com for information on catered affairs.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Annette Atkinson annette@mettavern.com for information on private events.

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