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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

G
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. Good atmosphere and dinning experience

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vallet Parking is so nice downtown Seattle. The service from all employees is really top notch and just can't say enough about how friendly and professional the staff is. Can't often afford really nice meals but this is one of my favorite places to go to celebrate something important.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

From the time we arrived and left the car with valet to the time we got our car from valet and drove away everything was amazing.
We got there a little early so it was very cozy & quiet.
Our waiter was SUPER friendly and knowledgeable.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. Love the people and the food!

d
Seattle
53 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another excellent experience at the Met where there's always top-notch food & service. This was no exception. We'll be back.

NW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal with excellent service.

R
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful lunch, I had a steak and my wife had fish, both cooked perfectly. Service was quite good, and our waitress Carmine comp’d us a dessert as it was the 30th anniversary of our first date, lunch at the Met on Jan 30, 1990.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

In my opinion, over rated and over priced.

t
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Most disappointing meal in 25 years. Out of top sirloin steak so she recommended flank steak, which was poorly cooked, fatty & tough.

k
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We have the promotion certificate for. “ 4 steaks only pay for 2”. However, we have 4 people, we ordered 2 long bone steaks $145 each and one order Dungeness Crab and Prawn Fettuccine $40. Our bill should be take out $145 for the promotion , but the waitress Julie said: because we also ordered the Fettuccine , so she can only deducted $72.50 from our bill. We don’t think that is correct but no manager can be talked to ! Also need we need to pay 20% service charge for such soso customer service! Not worth to go to Metropolitan Grill again !our bill should be $110 less !

FD
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I usually write glowing reviews and am not a complainer. I probably should have told the server and management about this but we were on a tight schedule. I have been a prior very happy customer of the Metropolitan Grill and told my wife when we visited Seattle on Monday we must stop their for lunch with our son and girlfriend, who works in Seattle and is a very frequent guest at the Metropolitan Grill.
My wife ordered the Filet Mignon Medium Well. First it arrived Medium Rare, but that really wasn't the issue. The piece of meat was inedible and had so much grizzle in it that I had trouble cutting it with my knife. I had the Top Sirloin and it was fine and actually much more tender than the filet!

Unfortunately it was a $268 lunch that was a bust.

KS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

We have eaten at MG five or six times over the past decade and have always found it to be one of Seattle's premier steakhouse's. Unfortunately this time didn't compare to our past visits. Our table was cramped for a party of 4 and I feel we should have been seated in a booth. Our server was on par; however, the sommelier didn't appear to really know the wine list and had a very hard time making recommendations. For the 3rd time in my life I sent my meal back. The prime rib was tough and cold in addition to the potatoes. Two others in our party had the Wagu and American filets which were lukewarm and not very flavorful. The other meal consisted of the bone-in rib steak which was hot and very good. Our server did see to it that we were comp'd for the prime rib which was a solid thing to do. Bottom line: If I'm going to spend in excess of $500 for a meal I expect it to be nothing short of spectacular. This trip to MG resulted in me feeling as though I paid prime prices for a sub-par meal. It's doubtful we will be back.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not love sitting in the main aisle.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Didn’t like auto service charge.

C
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Met Grill never disappoints. Outstanding food and service and lots of variety to accommodate different diets and palates. We had the bison steak and it was so delicious! Our friends split the rack of lamb and they said it was better than it looked and it looked fantastic! From the hostess, to the sommelier, the waiter and bus boys, the service was attentive and impeccable. It truly is my favorite place in Seattle and my only regret is that I can't afford to eat there once a week.

JB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service at lunch. Great food too. Bill came quickly. All good.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best

NB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

FYI Open Table
They would not accept my open table reward saying they are not a part of Open Table and should be taken off the open table list- even though I made the reservation for them thru Open Table and followed the instructions for using my $50 Open Table reward. I spoke with the evening manager.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Table of 5. Tip was baked in to the check. Service was lacking. Multiple times drink orders were not fulfilled. Steaks all came rare to raw when ordered medium rare (better than the other way around). They just took them back and cooked them longer.

BK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Fabulous food

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding staff! We were visiting from SC. I left my purse in the Uber with everything in it. I was too upset to think straight, literally shaking. The valet took my phone, contacted the driver and had my purse back in my hands 10 minutes later. I can’t thank him enough. The food was incredible. Hands down best steaks we’ve ever had. Service impeccable. Beautiful dining rooms. Highly recommend.

SL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

11:30 reservation for lunch. Was seated in back by waitress station/kitchen. Very loud. Got moved to another table with not much space

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This was my first negative experience at the Met. The large $145 steak we all shared was full fat and undercooked. I did not send it back.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food is always great at The Metropolitan. Usually it’s our go to spot for special occasions. Service is always fantastic only down side is the mandatory 20% service charge they add to the bill now. It’s already a pricey meal as it is.

L
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great service, we’ll be back next time we’re in Seattle!

a
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Amazing sommelier! Great wine recommendations.

J
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Meh. Cold soup. B-

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