The Metropolitan Grill

4.7
5989 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
The Metropolitan Grill. The moment you step into the Metropolitan Grill, you know you have entered a classic steakhouse. Guests enter through tall mahogany doors to be greeted by tuxedo clad Maitre D’s. Cuts of beef are showcased in a glass display in the front entryway. Framed photographs of celebrities, sports heroes and local politicians, all frequent visitors to The Met, line the walls.


At the Metropolitan Grill, the focus is on the Prime beef, American and Japanese Wagyu. Steaks are seared over the high heat of the “Iron Wood of the World,” imported mesquite charcoal, ensuring the most tender, juicy steaks available. Metropolitan Grill Chefs personally select each cut that is served to guests.


The Metropolitan Grill’s award-winning wine list showcases the definitive steakhouse selection of premium West Coast red wines, with special emphasis on Cabernets, Merlots and Meritage.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(206) 624-3287
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Stan Ross
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Marion
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Parking details
Valet parking is available every evening beginning at 5pm.
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Public transit
Second Ave & Marion: MT 131-O, MT 132-O, MT 134-O, MT 143-I, MT 152-O, MT 157-I, MT 158-I, MT 158-O, MT 159-I, MT 159-O MT 161-I, MT 162-I, MT 162-O, MT 170-O, MT 174-O, MT 175-I, MT 175-O, MT 177-O, MT 179-I, MT 179-O MT 19-I, MT 190-O, MT 191-O, MT 192-I, MT 192-O, MT 194-O, MT 196-O, MT 21-I,
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Each of our three private dining rooms provides a lovely setting for any occasion, personal or professional. Our meticulous attention to detail is reflected in the antique furnishings, tables graced with fresh flowers,white linen tables and warm, professional service.

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What 5989 People Are Saying
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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always

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RS
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing and did a wonderful job explaining the menu. Thank you so much for the great night.

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WK
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Met is ALWAYS fantastic. If you wanna feel like a million bucks, go to dinner at the Met. Worth EVERY penny. If you choose Ruth’s Chris over the Met, gtfo of Seattle with a quickness.

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j
Seattle
5 reviews
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

As usual the food was outstanding and the service was just average . I have always wondered how an upscale restaurant can justify its mediocre waiter service ?
We found the other service to be above average , but they need to get some serious help with their waitstaff

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LR
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal & amazing service. Thank you for making these out of towners feel special on our 5th wedding anniversary!

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S
Seattle
24 reviews
1.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not as happy as have been In the past. From the start I asked for 2 separate tickets we had one person not be able to get there so it was 2 tickets of 4 with only one seat change for the entre portion so we were sitting in 2 groups. The 2 tickets didn’t happen but besides that the food was not worth the price. The Brussels sprouts were wilty with very little bacon and both the Oscar style and crap cakes seems to lack flavor. A closer restaurant option for us would have been john howies in Bellevue.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Best restaurant in Seattle.

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KC
Seattle
1 review
3.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Generally, I have a good experience at the MG. This time service was very lousy.

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DM
1 review
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, but not WOW as expected. I have had better steak at other locations at lower price. The mushrooms were delicious.

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SW
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Metropolitan Grill is simply and consistently one of America's great steakhouses.

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OT
Seattle
9 reviews
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great steaks & sides. Special promotion made it more affordable.

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TO
Seattle
1 review
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our group has been coming to The Met for years for special occasion dinners. Our recent visit was everything we have come to expect with one exception. Our table was in a very noisy area, there was a banquet room on one side with lots of traffic and the opening and closing of the large doors, booths on either side of us, and a roving carving cart continuely in use. All of this made it difficult to visit and hear our own conversation.

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OT
1 review
3.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was extremely slow, especially when we ordered drinks.

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PB
Seattle
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still, the best Old Seattle dining. The setting, the wait-staff, and the generous lunch portions... great place to take a business partner to seal the deal!

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IT
Seattle
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Metropolitan Grill experience. The food was excellent and came exactly as ordered. I used a "Meet at the Met" voucher which made what would have been an expensive meal into a well priced fantastic dining experience...

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D
Seattle
10 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and terrific food. Best dinner in town.

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TV
Seattle
52 reviews
4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent steaks and king crab. Sides are too much food. Kevin (busser) and waitress from Elliott’s were very attentive. Great Manhattan. Figure $100+ per person.

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TC
San Francisco
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious and this time was no exception. We had prime rib, salmon, and steak tartare and it was all delicious. We split the green salad 4 ways and they were very generous portions. The onion rings were gigantic and yummy as were the coconut shrimp. This is an excellent surf and turf steak house with very professional and attentive staff, cozy booths, and a great location within a few blocks of the Fairmont.

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G
Seattle
141 reviews
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Used 4 for 2 coupon. Server gave an appetizer free and a free birthday desert. Great service even upon suggesting the medium priced steaks. Classic dining. VIP member even though no longer counting points but good enough for free valet. Should have tipped more than 20%.....

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SO
San Antonio
13 reviews
2.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

This was a special meal with our son, daughter and our son’s girlfriend. I asked for a ‘quiet area’ table and our party of five was seated at a banquet round typically for 8-10. This would have been ok, but the restaurant used the room for a party with two five or so year old girls who ran back and forth throughout the room and neither the parents or the management thought to stop the activity. Mid way through the meal they added a family with a new born to another banquet table in the mix and, fortunately, she or he slept.

Service was poorly timed and we had a wait if 30-40 minutes between appetizer course and main entre. My blackened prime rib ordered medium (pink throughout by restaurant definition) was medium well. It was also 1/2 fat. My wife had a regular prime rib and it was almost cold and also not prepared as ordered. Entres were not dropped together which also seemed odd. The bread were a stingy portion and we had to ask for more rather than it being replenished. On a side table were four floral arrangements which could have been placed on the four banquet tables making the evening more festive.

For $665 we could have easily found a much better meal at a chain steakhouse for 2/3 the cost or less for our party of five. The Met came highly recommended by a former Seattle resident ... unfortunately it appears time has worn on the rep of the Metropolitan Grill. Beware and save yourself some money and have a better experience elsewhere!

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s
Seattle
1 review
3.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Steaks had too much fat

Steamed Broccoli cold as was the cheese sauce

Caesar Salad dressing was too fishy even tho anchovies left off

Valet parking too expensive

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d
1 review
3.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

waiter was too chatty. waiter was late bringing wine. noise level much too loud. $16.00 for a glass of wine? Far. FAR over priced. Steak and prime rib FAR FAR OVERPRICED. We will never eat there again.

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s
Seattle
3 reviews
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My party of four ate at the Metropolitan Grill yesterday. I had made reservations through OpenTable, specifically: Table for 4 on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 4:45 pm and specified that the occasion was “Anniversary.” Our dining experience was very good but our anniversary was not acknowledged in any way. I contacted Metropolitan Grill and their response was "We received your inquiry about your visit with us last night, Sunday July 8th. I looked into the matter, and saw that on your OpenTable reservation we did not receive any notes about a special occasion. I am so very sorry that we did not receive the message, as we always love to spoil our guests on their special days, especially anniversaries! Wishing a very happy (belated) anniversary to you, and I sincerely hope this will not deter you from thinking of us to celebrate in the future." I think their response was underwhelming. We were very disappointed to not receive the special treatment that Metropolitan Grill advertises.

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BJ
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great time for our 9 year anniversary. Michael was our server and he did a great job.

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BR
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I do not eat meat, yet I found myself completely satisfied with the options I had at the Metropolitan Grill. I came for the company and was pleasantly surprised at my options on the menu.

The service was impeccable to a degree of being annoying as the Metropolitan Grill has set my new standard for service and no other restaraunt, in the foreseeable future, will match it guaranteed.

I will say this; you get what you pay for.

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LA
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and outstanding service. I will recommend to all my friends and associates.

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k
1 review
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

everything was what I had expected from previous visits (very very good service and atmosphere). however I must say that my top of the line $72 USA Cap Top steak was not very good - I was pretty surprised, much of it was very very tough and I've had much better tasting steaks before (even at the Met).

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G
New England
1 review
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Wife and I had the prime rib. Not their specialty but expected better. Was very salty and had an off kind of spoiled taste. Also meat was tough and fatty rather than rich. Daughter’s filet just so so. No where near worth the price.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent

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OT
Seattle
1 review
1.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Waiter was clearly distracted and more interested in talking than serving. Prime rib was dry and asparagus was cold. Had to ask for drinks repeatedly and the bill finally arrived after chasing down the server twice, the expediter and then the hostess.
Left disappointed and hungry.

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DL
1 review
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to have a meet 'n' greet lunch with a prospective hire and a co-worker, and what better place than The Met? Even though my prospect ordered fish and chips (and received a very well-deserved cheerful razzing from the hostess for it) and the rest of us ordered chophouse burgers, food was served quickly and was excellent like always.

Whether it's for up-scale casual dining or for going all-out with some of the amazing steaks, I love The Metropolitan Grill.

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PC
Hawaii
17 reviews
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and our waiter Bruno was awesome!!

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DH
Los Angeles
1 review
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A best experience time after time. Lovely ......always a treat. Thank you.

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j
Seattle
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the service! Everybody was helpful and accommodating. This will be my next go to steak house.

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JM
Portland
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!! I'd strongly suggest the Porterhouse, it was incredible!! Great food, great staff and a comfortable environment. We'll be back!

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CB
Detroit
15 reviews
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stepping out of the city hustle into this lovely restaurant was a perfect start to our sightseeing day! The service is outstanding and the food was excellent. The clam chowder was delicious and my husband said the steak sandwich was the best he had ever had. Everything was also beautifully presented. Looking at the many photos of famous people who have come here was fun, too. A Seattle must-see!

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, presented well, service was above and beyond what I’ve grown to expect.
I was treated like family

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r
Philadelphia
5 reviews
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The porterhouse and bone-in ribeye were well pepared and delicious. The sides were fantastic, and the baked potato outstanding.

It was our anniversary and they brought us a cake that was visually impressive and the white chocolate was savory, rich and a perfect way to wrap the meal.

The Manhattan’s are also very well done.

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MA
Seattle
2 reviews
4.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunday night dinner was delicious! Had fun watching the tableside action with the "Long Bone" Ribeye Steak and Bananas Foster dessert. The Porterhouse steak practically melted in your mouth. Everyone loved their dishes. It was a great evening.

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R
1 review
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Mac Kenzie, our server
Wine steward amazing, too
Romantic table
Expensive, but worth it
My 3rd date & we loved it-our special place. We will be back ASAP

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