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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (182)
Good for a Date (153)
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Bar Seating (68)
Fit for Foodies (61)
Handcrafted Cocktails (61)
Pre/post Theatre (56)
Great for Lunch (54)
Vibrant Bar Scene (50)
Cozy (49)
Fun (47)
Hot Spot (45)
Happy Hour (44)
Authentic (43)
Comfort Food (38)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
People Watching (36)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Casual (28)
Local Ingredients (24)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Great Beer (19)
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Great for Brunch (13)
Paleo Friendly (11)
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Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
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Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Scenic View (2)
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Live Music (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined a day ago

Amazing food, great service... you get what u pay for here..

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 (Seattle)·Dined a day ago

We have eaten here several times, but this was the worst. We had reservations at 11:00 and were seated at 11:15. I understand that it was a Seahawk game day and they were very busy. We ordered our food right away but did not receive our food until an hour later. When my burger arrived, it was cold and the fries were barely warm. Very disappointed, especially since the meal and drinks cost $80.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was great as usual. Service was excellent

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Awesome time great everything

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Always stands up to expectations. Never disappoints!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing as always

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Christmas lunch

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Perfect place to celebrate a benchmark Birthday. Thank you!

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·Dined 4 days ago

13oz Filet...Excellent...more like 16oz. Claim best steak in town and that would be difficult to argue about. Excellent wine list. Excellent staff. Bananas Foster so what else can be said.

Highly recommend.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The filet mignon - prepares to perfection. Service was well-timed and friendly, all the staff - even the valet service was courteous and prompt.

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·Dined 5 days ago

So me and my gf have been here twice and had completely different experiences. The first time we ordered the filet platter with ohmi, American wagyu, and prime. We also got scallops, and lobster Mac and cheese. It was perfection all the way around from service to food to ambiance.

Second time around completely the opposite. The service was slow and the food was meh. We ordered the snow beef which was way below the quality of the ohmi. I’d compare it more to prime. It was also severely under cooked, purplish in the middle. Also ordered the 35 year aged top cap, which was very good (better than the $120 snow beef). It was an unfortunate experience for us because we held met grill in such high regard and recommended it to all our friends. Also it’s pricey for 2 people a couple drinks and food was $400. Honestly the snow beef filet was equal to $60 filets we’ve had at multiple restaurants and the marbeling left a lot to be desired when compared to ohmi or even American wagyu. We both tend to think we got a prime cut on accident. We’ll chalk this up to a bad day and we’ll give them another chance one day.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

I want to bathe in the Lobster Bisque. It's so rich and golden it puts The Donald to shame.

Three of us ordered the chophouse burger and none of us could eat more than half. Really delicious beef smothered in my personal fave, onion-bacon jam. The Met should bottle that stuff and make a fortune. I'd eat it all by itself, with a spoon, in a dark room.

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

The Metropolitan is consistently excellent in their enjoyable ambiance, quality service and top-notch food. Our dinner this week was no exception. Nick, our waiter, did a great job in guiding us through the menu and voluminous wine list and ensured we enjoyed our dinner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 6 days ago

Chateaubriand was overcooked, medium well instead of medium rare. For price, should have been better. The Met clearly hasn't recovered from its remodel- I would pick Daniels Broiler instead.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Always exceptional service, food and an all star staff.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Great steak house a big cut above the high-end chains.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The worst experience I have had at the met grill ever. Took 10 minutes to get our menus. Then 10 minors to take our orders and 15 minutes to get our food. My salmon was over cooked. It then took 15 minors to get the check only after I asked another waiter to find our server. I used to hold the Met kit as my favorite place for a high class business lunch but after today I’m done!

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

After many visits over the last decade, i say with confidence that this place knows their beef. From drinks to dessert, I have never had a bad sip or bite. Break out the wallet once and while and treat yourself, you will not be disappointed with the met.

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Absolutely phenomenal restaurant with a history to match. Food has always been outstanding and worth every penny. Also, if you're a cherries lover, ask for the Cherries Jubilee for dessert (it's a secret option) it's to die for.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Very nice meal

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Details: Party of 6 at 4:45pm on Sunday, December 10, 2017.
TL;DR? Read the last paragraph.

My family and I came to the Met for a Christmas feast. The Met has a reputation of being a fine dining restaurant and my husband and I were ready to pay the price to treat the family to a very nice, classy meal. Everything was going peachy keen until the first course came. I ordered a spinach salad and as I was picking at my salad for a choice bite, I found a hair. Of course the waiter, Juergen, was extremely apologetic and offered to send a new salad; I just couldn’t eat another morsel. It completely ruined my appetite. The GM (well, who I thought was the GM because he was dressed in a tuxedo) came to the table and apologized profusely—probably because I was morose and the errant hair killed my vibe. You think I’m moody? Well, who wouldn’t get grossed out by something like that? (Questions racing in my head during dinner: What part of the body did this hair come from? Why is it at the bottom of my plate?) I’m just glad our other family members didn’t have an issue—I would have been completely mortified.

In order to remedy the situation, the Met comped my salad, comped the dessert course which consisted of tableside bananas foster, the nine-layer chocolate cake, the white chocolate coconut cake, and a big scoop of the a la carte ice cream. They also comped my mother-in-law’s and my valet tickets. They probably did the absolute best they could in order to fix the first course mishap, which I do appreciate.

Do I think the Met is a fine dining restaurant? No. The website says the dress code is business casual and people are walking in with jeans and hooded sweatshirts (also, the hair issue).
Does the staff care about their customers? Yes. However, you can’t expect to lift the mood of a customer after you start your meal with a hair.
Is the food good? Yes, but be wary. Quality Control in the kitchen isn’t up to snuff, especially at the prices the customer pays to dine there.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

A wonderful meal, as always. We dine here often, and the food is always very good, the service very attentive. They make us feel special and welcome.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I have been to the Met probably 13 times over the years. Until the last visit, the food and service for myself and the others I was with has been great. This last visit I reluctantly sent my steak back as it was way over-cooked. They cooked another one and gladly comp'd the steak. The wait time for all meals was quite long compared to usual and could be because it was Dec. 9th & I've not been there in December before. It was very busy. That being said. I will absolutely return. The 2nd steak was perfect and their crab cocktails are the best and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My wife and I dine here frequently. It is our favorite restaurant. The food was exceptional, as always. Our table was near the door on a cold night. We kept getting cold air, cigarette smoke and automobile exhaust in from the door, which, understandably, opened and closed incessantly. Usually our servers are charismatic and friendly. Our server this time was neither, and seemed rushed and annoyed the entire evening, and wasn't inclined to discuss menu items very much.
Nevertheless, a fine meal was had. Hopefully next time we'll get a better table and a friendly server!

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I splurged for a fine dining experience for my wonderful boyfriends birthday who loves steak 🥩. We had a lovely staff help us order an amazing steak for two and we had a very cozy, relaxing and fine dining experience being catered to. I had the best steak I have ever had. It was delicious. If you ever want to splurge on a good steak come to the Met! Loved it and worth the money 💰

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We've been to the Metropolitan Grill on five different occasions and every meal was absolutely outstanding. The wait staff is so professional, courteous and knowledgeable. They've taken good care of us every time. We live 90 minutes away and it's absolutely worth the drive... It's a special restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Roger is fabulous! He always makes the meal so enjoyable. Great food and ambiance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great service although he did try to rush us a bit. Good food.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I ordered ribeye and scampi prawns. My wife had prime rib and prawns. Waiter forgot to bring the prawns and missed my order of prawns completely. I believe he brought the prawns that had been sitting on the warmer for sometime as they were dry and without the butter. My steak was cooked to order however both meats must have sat a bit as they came to the table cold. The table next to us was a party of 6 or 7 and was very loud and used very profane language for our entire meal. You could tell the staff recognized the situation however chose not to address any of it. Very disappointing night for a well respected restaurant. Probably will not return. To many other options.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Best steak in town. Tremendous service - fabulous food - great wine list. My favorite place for special occasions with family and friends. Also great to take clients.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We really enjoyed our dining experience here and will be back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food, as usual, was fabulous! We must have had a new waiter (I didn't recognize him from previous meals); he made several mistakes - but DID try his best to rectify the long waits and mis-orders by comping us. I highly recommend the Pear Bread Pudding if you want dessert - more than enough to share!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

My boyfriend and I indulged in the snow beef and the olive beef. They were life changing. Craig was a great maitre d! As always. Will return, again and again!! Thank you!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The Met has the best steaks and great service. The lobster mac-n-cheese is a must get side dish and the apple pie desert to out of this world that they cook table-side.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food, excellent service. Valet parking out front makes it so easy. Not a place to go for a quick bite. The portions are huge, the salad is too big to have with the meal so share one, and you can probably plan for a great meal with leftovers. Entree prices are outside my comfort level for anything but a special occasion, but fair enough for the quality and quantity. My friends and I totally enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Valet guys know me, everyone else forget the VIP thing. No biggie I guess im not famous just direct business meals there which I could change to another easy.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Waiter was Louie. Great service and the off the menu selections were our of this world

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a pre-game meal before the Seahawks game. Food, wine and service was outstanding. Always enjoy the time when we go to the MET!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As always, great food. Only issue was not a good table.......close to front door so outside table members were chilled most of the night.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The best steakhouse in Seattle. Period. Everything about The Met is first-class, from the food to the service. And if you haven't had the Bananas Foster for dessert, you need to treat yourself the next time you're here for dinner. It will change your world. 10/10.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Authentic
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