The Metropolitan Grill

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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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JS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal for our visiting family.

a
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Steaks were average - ones we cook at home are better. Salmon and prime rib were overcooked. Wine list is absurdly expensive with few reasonably priced bottled.

LE
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Local friend suggested it for us and we were not disappointed.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service were exceptional.

RL
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster tails, best steaks, best onion soup in the Northwest

OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’ve been to met 20 times in 20 years and this was a uniquely average steak , service and table. Never had a tough fillet at a steakhouse with a dull knife and stained table

T
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was excellent but service was better.

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Met never fails to deliver. It is always first class.

ME
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch at the Metropolitan Grill. The Lobster Bisque is out of this world good and the crusty bread to dip in it was excellent. Can not wait for next visit to Seattle to come back for either lunch or dinner. I also had the crab cakes that were pretty good, but the sauce could use more flavor.

S
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a wonderful time/meal here. Our favorite place when we’re in Seattle. Jade was a fantastic server!

J
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc and enjoyed it.

The streak is divine!

DM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided on the Met for dinner before a night at Benaroya Hall- and once again it did not disappoint! Fantastic food and service

G
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We pulled off a surprise for my wife’s birthday!! The staff was great big thank you!! The food was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back!! Very classy place.

SM
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party of 4. Meals and service were Excellent - Brussel Sprouts appetizer was the Best. Great place for a SPECIAL OCCASION!

OS
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Met is a somewhat noisy steakhouse that offers oversized expensive steaks in all the right ways.

My experience has been that there is zero benefit to ordering the Japanese steak or the Wagyu, they generally don’t taste as rich as the actual Kobe in Tokyo - so you’re not getting the true marbling. You’re just getting the breeding ... no massaged/beer fed super meat here.

But the “normal” meat is absolutely awesome too.

You’ll be happy if you like steak.

JC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to go for dinner and drinks. The only issue is the mandatory 20% service charge which limits the options of the customer to acknowledge the service quality they receive.

C
Orange County
95 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had lunch steak sandwiches and wine. Our server was very friendly. We stayed a long time at our table visiting our friend and she never made us feel rushed. I love the atmosphere here.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for the weekend for a birthday trip and had attended the Seahawks Game. When we arrived the Metropolitan Grill was packed. The decor is striking and as we were escorted to our table we were wowed with photos of many celebrities hung on the walls. Even with the busy atmosphere we found our booth private and welcoming. Our waiter was prompt and charismatic, very engaging and very knowledgeable about the menu. Our food was phenomenal- excellent cuts of meat cooked to perfection. A great experience overall. Would definitely recommend.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great! Service was slow but nice.

L
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! The fish was so fresh

M
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Food was excellent.

FM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Plan to visit again soon.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steak was a bit over done.

MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing but the overall experience was not. We made our dinner reservations and indicated we were celebrating our Anniversary, when we got to the restaurant I even confirmed with the host and she said she was on top of it. The entire evening went on without them even mentioning a congratulations or doing anything at all. We got our family with us to celebrate and had a let down from the restaurant. There also has to be more clarity ahead of time on letting clients know all parties are being charged a 20% service fee, Tell us ahead of time so we know, and if you’re confirming you have something set for us your clients to celebrate- actually do it and not just leaves wondering what happened and leave dissatisfied and disappointed. The experience left us with a bad taste for the place

OT
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner, would certainly recommend again!

RW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! My go to steak & seafood house in Seattle.

S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time with an incredible server!
Memorable!!

B
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Metropolitan Gill has a classic American vibe, great food, a wide selection of wines (including half bottles) and friendly, helpful staff. It's a great spot for a celebration!

RO
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Met is simply amazing. Service is top notch, the food is the BOMB. Unless you are well off, this is not a place you go to on a weekly basis. But if you are looking for a place to celebrate something special you have to check this place out. We love it!

s
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience4

So...they are “trying something new” at the Met. My bill, $325, included a 20% “service charge” that will be kept by the company in its entirety. Additionally, according to the manager I spoke with, the servers are now being paid commission (I’m ok with that) at a rate of 13%. When the server brought us the check she pointed out the new service charge but omitted the fact that she was on commission. So, in fact, with a 20% tip and 13% commission she would have made banked a pretty robust tip. I’m all for tipping according to service received. But there’s some smoke and mirrors here that most people are not throwing a fit over. I did, and got the service charge removed. My meal was ~really~ $250 (see attached receipt.) The 20% “service charge” ($50) + a 20% tip on the entirety of the check ($65) would have totaled $105 on $250 check. This is a BAD practice and I will not return. There lots of upscale steak houses in Seattle. Oh...and that Woodford Double Oak for $14? A 1 oz pour. Simple highway robbery.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to restaurant for any celebration. Love it!

VM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere but the steak was overcooked and came out early while we were eating our salads. A tad disapointing espeically with the price of the dinner.

HS
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent like always.

b
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I have enjoyed many great meals at the MET. I was disappointed to discover the 20% pretax service fee at the end of our meal. While I truly enjoy the food and atmosphere, this new policy(and expense) may limit my visits.

OG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great. Dressing to the hilt is not required to enjoy a great meal.

m
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was fine, service was great. Learned about a new policy - as of 10/7 The Met moved from tip to commission for their servers and the 20% pre-tax service charge on your bill doesn’t include tip because there’s an additional tip line. Not sure why only 13% of the service charge goes to the staff.

n
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Lunch for 3 people i didn’t know it’s included 20% served changed. I would like the service let us know. I added another 25% on top of that. It’s not right

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience3

They are now adding a 20% "service charge" to the bill that goes to management, not the server.

Maybe someone on a business expense account this isn't a big deal, but prices are already near the top for restaurants in Seattle. And then on top of it, tax is charged on that amount, effectively making it a 22% upcharge. There is a notation on the menu of a 3% service charge, not 20%. Made us all VERY uncomfortable when the check arrived. Not the kind of experience you want to have with a family dinner out.

We will not be returning.

D
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a wonderful steak place but is getting really pricey. Great food, not a great value but good service.

SS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Too costly (priced by asparagus tip), surcharged (?for time), limited seafood choices, much too noisy for this classification and age of restaurant, waiter limited knowledge of block surroundings, parking. Having unloaded all that, the small piece of salmon for $48 wasn't bad (alone).

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