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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BB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great, celebrating my husband’s Birthday. Never disappointed. Service food and staff, the best in Seattle!

FN
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Met has a great 2 for 1 promo on their website and my wife and I decided to take advantage. Our res was for 4p and we were on time and promptly seated. Jim was our waiter and gave us excellent service. Here were the ‘Bests’ we had: Best Manhattan, Best Waygu filet, Best fried Brussels sprouts. We also enjoyed massive baked potatoes and Bananas Foster for dessert. We’ve eaten at many high-end restaurants and The Met always puts a smile on our faces! Definitely worth a try if you haven’t already. We’ll be back for sure!

M
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always; impeccable service, food, cocktails & wine. High-end atmosphere, without being stuffy or uncomfortable... will always return to “the Met”.
So happy they were able to accommodate us and make my son’s birthday a truly special occasion!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took advantage of the special buy one get one entree the Met was offering due to slow business with the virus. We enjoyed our meal immensely as usual and will be back again soon!

OT
Boise
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone about this place!! By far the traditional throwback steak restaurant.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited MG for my wife’s birthday. The food the was great and the service was excellent as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible!

OT
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best dining experiences.

L
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was AMAZING!! and we had a great evening.

SL
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The steaks were phenomenal but at$110 a piece I would hope so. I was disappointed at the sides. The scalioed potatoes are classic dishes and it was though they tried to fancy it up and added jalapenos. Somethings just need to remain classic. The desert menu was basic and I think I expected more. That is an area that could use a little update. But back to the feature of the filet. I am still dreaming about it. They were perfectly prepared, seasoned to taste the natural flavors of the beef. Absolutely delicious!

s
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Let me start by saying that our waiter Aaron and our bus boy Scott were amazing. My wife and I have been coming here for over 20 years every time we visit Seattle. Their food has always been excellent. The steaks are always cooked at a perfect temperature and the flavors are always spot on.
But in this new era of restaurants thinking they can make up wage increases by implementing a service charge the metropolitan grill has won the prize for over compensating. To my surprise when the bill came and Aaron explained to me that there was a 20% service charge I just about lost it. Because the service charge wasn't even going to Aaron and Scott, it was for the company's profit to pay their employees above average benifits and supposedly year end bonus. And if we wanted to tip our server they would receive all of it, well good for MG to be so generous. This will be the last time i dine here and i will be reposting this review on every site i can, so that futre patrons are aware of this ridiculous 20% robbery.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal for our anniversary dinner. Service staff are all experienced professionals who make you feel welcome and well taken care of. There was a mix up with our sides originally, but the staff corrected the error in under five minutes. And the restaurant treated us to a complimentary dessert to share for the occasion. My only gripe is that I do wish there was less confusion regarding the 20% service charge many establishments in the Seattle area (including this one) have put in place to offset an increased minimum wage. Does any of that charge go to the service staff beyond their base compensation- or should I be forking out an additional percentage? It puts a sour note on the tail end of an otherwise lovely evening when you’re sitting with a bill wondering whether declining to pay 30 to 40% over your bill is effectively stiffing someone who just spent an hour and a half waiting on your needs. This isn’t a burden diners should have to bear. I wish area restaurants would just raise their menu prices. I don’t know why, but it feels like less of a conundrum that way.

C
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ohmi steak medium rare was worth every penny. Like buttah. The coconut white chocolate cake was awesome. Scallops good. Calamari meh. Service was great from the doorman to hostess to server. Felt like Chicago.

C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great food!

PR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definitely the place to take your lady for a fancy night out.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will definitely be back!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Server forgot many things. Food is always good. His service was just meh. Usually better service. Dinner took almost 3 hours and we had our kid with us.

TR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was done to perfection. Although we were delayed in getting seated the staff was very comforting and attentive

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Food quality was mediocre at best. Not happy about the 15% service charge either.

OT
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steakhouse in Seattle and some of the best steak I have eaten. The wine selection was vast and the table side chateaubriand was fantastic! The staff were very friendly and attentive to detail. I didn’t have to ask for anything because they staff were always on top of it. The best service I’ve received in a while. For dessert, the burnt cream was a must get.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with my wife. Menu is perfect, something for everyone. Service was awesome cant remember my waiters name but was very accommodating. Will be back definitely!

PY
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing as always! The food was of course delicious. We had a delightful evening.
Thank you for your great customer service team!!

KV
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines and birthday dinner

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dining was great. Place could use a good cleaning. Them mini curtain dividers at seating area needs a thorough dusting and cleaning.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible all the way around!

JE
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and I just love the ambience. It truly is a lovely dining experience. Dinner was cooked to perfection and everyone was just so kind and friendly.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I have eaten here a lot over the years. It was my sons birthday (11 yrs old) and has been dying to eat with dad at The Met. Well this was the time to take him for the first meal. He said anted to order the Long Bone Rib Eye, but didn’t want to share it, so there was a special that night for a bone in rib eye. He ordered that which was excellent, I order the Delmonico. I have to say that was the worst piece of meat I have ever received here. I was very disappointed, and there was no way it was Prime grade. It was tough with big fat deposits. I couldn’t see any marbling in this steak. Plus I asked for rare to medium rare, but was served medium well done. Still had a great night and hope next experience is better.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Worst prime rib I ever had. They messed up half of the orders. The bill was 800 for six of us and nobody drank booze or wine. The bill included a 20 percent service charge which I was told by the server was not the tip. Stay away from this place at all cost. I know this is a historic restaurant, if the individuals responsible for making this place historic could see it now they would be incredibly disappointed.

D
London
27 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Not that great an atmosphere. Booths are so low feels like you are reaching for the table

Food and service exceptional.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Steaks were just ok...definitely nothing to rave about. Lobster macaroni and cheese was over cooked. Would choose Ruth Chris any day over this forgettable meal!

AD
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Early v-day with girlfriend.

Perhaps the best service ever.

Great food. Only nit is that meat cook scale was a bit different than our normal/what we’re used to.

SE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, portions were much larger than expected. Beautiful restaurant but a bit pricey so if you are on a budget, skip this one. If not, a definite must!!!

d
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our server wasn't exactly warm... the food was good but not exceptional. Excellent vibe in this traditional, old-school steak house.

KR
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and our waiter, Scott, was phenomenal!!

SO
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service is quite slow every time I have gone. The steaks are fine, I wouldn't claim it "the best in town". We went as a group and 3 of us had Ribeyes and one person had Prime Rib. The portions are good and priced fairly. The taste of the steaks aren't super special. The Drinks are good though!

Our server wasn't very good at pacing and we came in at 7:15 and didn't leave until 9:40pm. The food took a very long time. The initial table greet, drink order, app + dinner order took too long. Table check up was very lack luster. Our server also never introduced himself. Overall the guest connection wasn't there and the food was meh. I would suggest going to Ruth Chris's over the Met since they at least have more server attentiveness and the food is better. If you want the best steaks in town, then I would suggest Bateau.

S
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I have been going to the Met for over 25 years. Usually the food is of excellent quality. Today the steaks were mediocre with a lot of gristle and fat.
The server was nice but did not pay extra attention to us. Probably he is assured 20% gratuity so why should he work any harder.
A little disappointed but we will still visit the Met in the future. Hopefully it’ll be a better experience

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Very nice dinner, elegant & wonderful. We took our twenty something sons and they were very impressed with the food. The food was incredible.

h
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy the Met. This is my GOTO restaurant for special occasions.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a classy and delicious steakhouse dinner experience, I highly recommend Metropolitan Grill. First off, if I know I am dining at fairly fancy restaurant, I expect the service to be no less than excellent, because it makes a big difference in the experience. Metropolitan definitely serves it in their food and their spectacular service. The service was consistently warm and welcoming throughout their restaurant. We ordered a 40 oz bone in rib eye, and it was cooked very nicely just the way we asked for it, which was between medium and medium rare, if you get what I mean. We also got to watch it cut right in front of us by a very skillful staff member. Portions are great for the price you are paying and everything about this place is just wonderful. Should I also mention the incredible famous people who have also dined here at this steakhouse? I would most definitely visit this steakhouse again next time I am in town and I reckon you give them a try if you haven’t yet already.

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