About The Metropolitan Grill

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.

820 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Marion

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 624-3287

Website:
http://www.themetropolitangrill.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available every evening beginning at 5pm.

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,

Executive Chef:
Stan Ross

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.

The Metropolitan Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (168)
Good for Anniversaries (137)
Good for a Date (132)
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Business Meals (121)
Notable Wine List (108)
Good for Birthdays (106)
Romantic (76)
Worth the Drive (73)
Bar Seating (69)
Good for Groups (67)
Fit for Foodies (61)
Pre/post Theatre (58)
Handcrafted Cocktails (55)
Great for Lunch (54)
Vibrant Bar Scene (48)
Comfort Food (45)
Fun (42)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Cozy (39)
Hot Spot (39)
Happy Hour (38)
People Watching (36)
Authentic (35)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Casual (24)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Local Ingredients (21)
Late-night Find (16)
Great Beer (15)
Paleo Friendly (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Kid-friendly (10)
Seasonal (9)
Live Sports (8)
Healthy (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Scenic View (2)
Waterfront (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Todd and Craig are the BEST!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Dinner was very good. Not EXCEPTIONAL as I have had during prior visits. We were treated very well and certainly appreciated the complimentary desserts for my friends celebrating their birthdays.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The food took too long to arrive at the table. When the food was served it seemed as though it had been sitting. The potatoes were like glue and the steak would have been much better served sooner.

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·Dined 7 days ago

As always the metropolitan grill delivered on its promise of great steaks. One of seattle’s Best steakhouses. The appetizers, sides, and desserts were also good with some seasonal additions to their standard favorites. The wine selection was sooooo good. The selections the wine steward made for our group made everyone happy. Wish we could've enjoyed another bottle of the bottle from Seven Hills but our waitress, Marla, kept us on schedule to get to the musical on time. Marla was the best. She’s been working there for 38 years and knows everything, plus she is thoughtful, and keeps you on schedule making it all seem effortless. Our family has gone to Metro Grill over the years and we will absolutely keep going there.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Celebrated my 75th birthday. Excellent Steaks, amazing wine list and great wait staff. Would definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Dinner was very good. They even made it ver special for my son’s 8th Birthday. Service was excellent!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I do feel that the restaurant is overrated. It has been an iconic place in Seattle but it has lost its charm. Service has definitely dropped in years. We were greeted warmly at the door by the door man. There was coat service but none provided. There was confusion whether tables were ready when there was a reservation made and only a half an hour into opening. The server tried to make small talk and name drop of all the people who has dined there to accentuate the place. It took over an hour for the main course to arrive. No explanation whatsoever. We mentioned that we had another event to catch and offered our card. The server took the card and of course forgot about bringing back the tab. Overall it was a disappointment. Price is hefty but the food didnt match it. It wasnt worth to mention to others back home. It was overrated and recommend other places to dine for special occasion or when visiting Seattle.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our food was excellent! Our server was superb! Will recommend this restaurant for sure!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent food and Amazing service . Great wine list .
A little pricey for every day dining. I have already booked for Valentines Day !

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We make a point of reserving a table at the Metropolitan Grill annually on our Anniversary. We save all year long to take part in this wonderful treat. We were exceptionally happy with this year’s venture. We both ordered medium rare Filet Mignon and New York steaks from Double R Ranch. The steaks were superb! ...as were our Manhattan cocktails. Equally wonderful we’re the lauded baked potato and the creamer spinach. The highlight of our meal was a made-at-the-table cherries jubilee for dessert. Our server made a special trip into the kitchen to see if they had ingredients to make cherries jubilee, since only bananas foster and apple jubilee have been on the menu the last two years. We were really happy to hear they would make Cherries Jubilee for our anniversary celebration. Metropolitan Grill is NOT cheap, but we think it is well worth saving all year to visit!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Best restaurant in Washington! Service was superb!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Waiter was the best!!!!! New years was fun there, food was fantastic we enjoyed ourselves

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The seats in the booth were sacked out and need to be replaced. We moved to another booth which was just as bad. Based on the seating alone we would not come back. Tables were so tight to your body it was very uncomfortable.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We made reservations following a Seahawks game on NYE. There was no dress code listed, so I figured business casual might be okay. When we came to check in, I thought we might be a tad under-dressed in nice jeans and sweaters (there were several patrons wearing much finer clothing, it was NYE afterall), but then I saw numerous other football fans still wearing their Seahawks game attire and beanie hats. I didn't feel quite so out of place after that. lol

The ambiance is a tad fancier than we're used to, but not snobbishly so. The menu was easy to read and pretty straight forward. The waitstaff was super friendly and helpful. They poured au jus on our steaks, they fixed up our potatoes for us, and dished up all the toppings for them as well, they even boxed up our leftovers FOR us!

The steak was amazing. The baked potato was amazing. The cheese sauce they pour on it is to die for. Honestly I'll be back. Since Seattle is a 3 hour trip away it's not going to be anytime soon, but the next time the boyfriend and I have a weekend away - I'll definitely consider heading back to Seattle and The Met again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our first visit to The Metropolitan Grill. In a word, the meal and service was a little disappointing. Appetizer was the best part of the meal, nice dessert options, steaks were tasty but my wife's was overcooked and eventually replaced though I'm not sure the waiter felt this was necessary (and it certainly was). I was expecting much more - comparing this evening to some of the steak restaurants we've visited across the country, it fell short in my estimation. Would we return for another meal? Probably not though it appears we are in the minority.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a reservation for 1:15 on a Sunday (Wife's B-day). Didn't know they had a brunch menu, expected normal menu. Got seated at a small booth for two and waited and waited. It took the busboy 15 minutes to bring water and I said hi and thank you, he didn't even look up or engage. Another 10 minutes waiter swung by and said I'll be right with you... He came back in 5. I asked about the menu and he gave us a regular menu. We ordered a soup and some salad then some fillets for the main course. Fillets were cooked as ordered but really lacked flavor and had a weird fatty part on the side. Once finished with the main course I had to ask for a desert menu, nothing was offered. Ordered the chocolate cake which was the best part of the meal.

Overall, I expected more from the Met. Service was lacking, very slow however he was friendly when with us. The food was less than what one would expect form a well established well reviewed place like this.

I don't think I will return as there are far better places (Service and food) that have similar menus...

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Michael was a fabulous server, with a wonderful Seahawks tire and a great set of dimples!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very impressed with the warm, professional and kind service. Our water was always filled, our needs met. The steaks were superior and cooked the way each person requested. The metropolitan steak house is food experience, not just dinner. Price is a little steep but so well worth it!! Wish parking was easier down town. My husband and I did valet parking but other members of our group had to drive around a bit.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server Patrick was awesome!! Snow Beef all the way!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Incredible food, service, and atmosphere. Truly a memorable evening!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I had high hopes for this restaurant (we came from the east side of the state) and had heard great things. We made our reservation approximately 2 months in advance. Our table was right next to the kitchen. There were other tables for two, but we were in the worst spot. First off my husbands soup was totally forgotten while I was eating my salad. My Salmon was over cooked and my husbands steak, while good, was nothing special. We were extremely disappointed.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Omg some of the best steaks I have ever had!!!
Service was excellent...

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Being a fairly well travelled person who has had the pleasure of dining in some pretty amazing restaurants, I must say that the Met is absolutely the BEST of the BEST in every respect! The steaks are incredible, the accompaniments are delicious, and the desserts are to die for! There is really no way to adequately describe how good this restaurant is! You simply have to experience it for yourself!

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We've always loved the Met and it hasn't changed much over the years. The steaks are consistently great as is the service. We also had a near perfect Old Fashioned, which we have found to be a rare occurrence unless we make it ourselves.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Of the four of us ordering steak, two had perfectly cooked steaks and two had really really underdone steaks/cold. We planned for an hour and 45 minutes for dinner and finally departed after two full hours- and two undercooked steaks - at one point we hadn’t seen our waiter for 40 minutes. Root vegetables were not fully cooked either - the flavor would have been fine but they were crunchy and not warm.
The manager was very apologetic and compensated part of the meal. The restaurant recently reopened after a remodel- maybe they’re not up to speed yet? Frankly, there are too many good restaurants in town to repeat this experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Iconic steak restaurant and I haven't been for a while. Holiday lunch with family and while the ribeye steak tasted good, it was really thin and presentation was odd with it being so thin. Large baked potato overshadowed the steak on the plate. Do not recommend the cheese sauce for the future. Kobe meatball starter was very nice.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

10/10, thanks Chad.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing service. Incredible food.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

In all candor , the food was average. The value proposition was poor

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Exceptional experience. Only detractor is the feel like some of the tables are the quality level of a typical banquet table instead of the luxurious feel you would expect.

Craig Summers (Maitre D') is a pro! Personality, demeanor, presentation. Thank you!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

In Seattle and looking for a steak place with a great atnosphere...look no further...do not go there if you look fast food..
Place is packed and you need to understand that...use wine masters advice...xcellent. see u next time dudes!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our 10-oz Wagyu Filet Mignon was beyond delicious, and the service was excellent. The entire dining experience was delightful. Great place for celebrating our anniversary.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The service was excellent. We had a very attentive, helpful and engaging lady in Marla. We were going out for our Christmas as I was visiting from MN. We had wonderful Cab Franc. My son and his wife each had the ribeye. My granddaughter had the prime rib. The appetizers and sides were great. Every one was pleased with their meal. My own personal disappointment was that the flavor of the small filet I had was a bit bland. Our Bananas Foster was the dramatic and delicious finale.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always a favorite. Have been bringing grandchildren here since they used strollers. The staff was always kind and understanding. Of course my kids were always well behaved, even as infants.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The Met is truly a special place. The food is very good and the Servers are amazing

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

All items on our dinner - drinks, appetizers. Salads, steaks and dessert was outstanding. Service we received was also!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

First, I want to mention I was there for Christmas Eve dinner. Having a light snow falling in downtown made the evening more festive.

I haven't been to the Met in alittle while because I need to watch what type of protein I eat for my health. Thinking it would be a nice treat for myself on Christmas Eve to eat a big piece of meat.
In the beginning, I was properly meet with the server, and he told me all the specials for the evening. He delivered my appetizer, my drink, and my entree efficiency with grace and nice chatting. The food is good, I had the bone rib-eye with the largest baked potato I have seen for sometime.

What bothered me was the lack of attentive care after I finished my entree. I waited more than 15 minutes after my plate was taken by the bus person before I could order my cheese cake. Then when I finished my dessert, I waited another 25 minutes plus to get my check. I don't know if it was being on a holiday evening or the lack to keep up on who the server is covering when they may be preoccupied with another table. I had to ask the bus person again for assistance. Everything in beginning was good, but the 3rd act was lacking in service. It surprised me alittle being this establishment is on the higher end on the price range. The food is really good, and service from the start was positive. Just afterwards it left me having doubts on coming back again. It's possible I need to go there on a non holiday evening or is it possible solo diners are treated differently?

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was fantastic, but our server McKenzie was amazing! He recognized us from our previous visit in October!. He made great recommendations on our dinner and his service was excellent!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Was supposed to meet up with my brother and newly married wife to celebrate their wedding and both their birthdays but . . . he forgot about our dinner date so we had a nice meal anyway.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We take our family to the Met for a pre Christmas dinner. This was our 25th holiday dinner with the family at The Met. The food and cocktails were perfect. Great time was had by all!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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