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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4.7

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 (171)
Good for Anniversaries (136)
Good for a Date (135)
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Bar Seating (77)
Worth the Drive (71)
Good for Groups (68)
Fit for Foodies (66)
Handcrafted Cocktails (64)
Pre/post Theatre (64)
Great for Lunch (53)
Vibrant Bar Scene (45)
Comfort Food (45)
Fun (44)
Cozy (44)
Happy Hour (43)
Authentic (41)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Hot Spot (37)
People Watching (34)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Casual (25)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Local Ingredients (18)
Paleo Friendly (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Healthy (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
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Kid-friendly (9)
Seasonal (8)
Live Sports (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Waterfront (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Took awhile to get service, drinks, soup didn’t come out prior to main course. Sever forgot drinks

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·Dined 3 days ago

I have nevers had a bad experience at the met. And I NEVER finish my plate, which makes breakfast the next day AMAZING!!! Always good food and great service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

For whatever reason our food was really slow to come out and it made us late for the theater

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·Dined 4 days ago

I was told about the Metropolitan Grill and thought it sounded like a great steak-house. I was pleasantly surprised that it was So Much more than that! The food was exceptional - the beef was outstanding and cooked to perfection, the scampi were large and had a mesquite flavor and again were cooked perfectly. Every item from start to finish was over the top and the service took it from great to phenomenal! I travel often and rarely do you get this type of experience - I’d recommend to everyone!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Some of the silverware were dirty. Service could have been better for the price you pay. Food was great.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

A wonderful dining experience for us and our close friends. We travel together often and really liked the great food. We knew that it was going to be on the upper end of expense but were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Great steaks! Service was very good. The Sommelier was very good and even prepared apples flambeau at table side for us. Very well done.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a really great time. The fastest 2 hours we've ever spent. The service was excellent. The food was tremendous. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Exceeded our expectations! All 8 of us very pleased with our meals and dining experience. Can’t wait to go back!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

The staff was great as soon as we walked in the door. Very attentive and made sure we had what we needed. The food was amazing. I recommend the calamari to start. It was the best I’ve had. Overall experience was perfect for our date night. Quiet and classy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server went above and beyond to make our evening special. The food was cooked perfectly and our reserved table was ready when we arrived. Couldn't have asked for a better dining experience. Thank you !!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Forget the other steak houses, this is the place to be

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was mostly great but the service was subpar for the price. Wish our experience was kore personalized.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

As always consistent high quality food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day and birthday

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed Valentine's Day lunch with my wife. Food was delicious.
Metropolitan Grill is consistently a favorite of ours for SPECIAL Occasions.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Best experience ever!!! I will be back for sure. Thank you

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Swanky place with excellent steaks and attentive service. Wagyu Filet Mignon was cooked to perfection - nicely seared and full of flavor. The brussle sprouts tasted well and the Metropolitan Cabarnet proved to be a great pairing. Can't wait to go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Thank you for making out 30th Wedding Anniversary special.....

Tags: Live Sports, Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We love the Met for a special dinner out. The service and dependable quality of the food have kept us coming for years. However, we make it a once a year outing because the expense is so great for a single meal. We love cooking and can come close to, if not match, the same quality at home. We go for the experience, and are never disappointed in that.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food and great staff!! If your low carb this is the best steak house.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fun, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Good lunch

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 (London)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very pricey restaurant but definitely worth it to impress for that special occasion. Stunning encyclopedia of a wine list with the most expensive wines I've ever seen. White-coat, trained servers that gave us good wine recommendation and made sure it was within the budget we were comfortable with. Friendly and very accommodating service. Steaks were all perfectly done. Petit filets were perfect and I could tell the difference between the sirloin and Wagyu. Plating was done nicely as well. One side comes with main meat entree. Both garlic mashed potatoes and roast veggies done very well. Nothing too salty or overcooked. Comfy booth seating. Showstopping (but tad too sweet) desserts. Easy street parking on Sunday dinner. Easy reserving the table.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Overall the experience at The Met is always nice. This time though it seemed we had a slow/inexperienced waiter.

We had to ask multiple times for normal service items (Like sour cream/onions for our baked potato, bread for the table)
Also, there was plenty of wait time between courses. We wanted to order dessert, however we waited about 15 minutes after we were done eating our main courses to even receive our dessert menus. Then we had to wait to order the dessert.
Finally, when our left overs were packaged, we usually get a bag to take them home- instead we just received the boxes without bags.

Food was still good, although my steak seemed more on the medium than the medium rare side. I give this a pass because you should speak up if you don't like it the way it was served. I decided it wasn't over-cooked enough to make a big stink about it and therefore, it was on me.

People choose restaurants like this not just for the food, but the overall consistency in service, presentation, food, experience. From that baseline, i would say this was a less than average experience when i compare it to the many times i've come before.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

What Steak House runs out of ribeyes at 6:45pm. Really? Substitute New York Strips were a B+ not an A, which the pricing should have commanded.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great dinner and birthday dessert! Our server was very accommodating!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Hands down the best steakhouse in Seattle. Excellent food, service, and ambiance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

5* as always

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Friendly but our Ribeye was pretty dry even though we got medium rare. Their steak used to be tasty and juicy.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I received a rib I steak I could have gotten at Safeway instead of the Delmonico steak I ordered and paid for. The server was very unfriendly. The cakes less than average. It was a shame, I had looked forward to eating here for six weeks.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was excellent! Server was great. Didn’t really care for the little back room where we were seated felt like I was in a closet. But everything else was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I absolutely love the Metropolitan Grill! The food is excellent great steaks, healthy salads, lots of healthy choice as well comfort food. Wonderful atmosphere and ambiance. We love the food and ambiance, but actually come there for the great service! Bruno, Mike, Michael and Craig. The Staff is amazing! I love them like family and they treat us like family!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were celebrating our anniversary which is close to Valentine's day. The restaurant was very busy and we ended up seated in what felt like an overflow area in a back room. It was a little disappointing to not get the full experience of the place - there were about 6 tables total in the room. Our waiter was relaxed, but was clearly busy. We had noted on the reservation that this was an anniversary, but that info didn't seem to go anywhere... Not sure why they asked the question. Overall, the food was good and we enjoyed the trip. Hopefully next time we get to sit in the main dining area.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I have been guests of The Met for 20 years and have never left disappointed. This trip the 10oz American Wagyu was no exception!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We love visiting the Met...but my husband and I look young so we are usually put in the back by the door if we don’t specify that we’d like to sit in a certain spot, which we did not do this time. We were freezing the whole time! But the food is excellent, as always.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good. Better than it's been for the last couple of years.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was my wife and I's first time at this restaurant. We wanted to find a steak that compared to Gordon Ramsey's Steakhouse in Vegas. The steaks here are top notch, the service is great, and knowledge of the staff is impressive. If you go here, please make sure you go all out and get the Colby beef steaks. You won't regret it. My wife had the off menu Wagyu Olive Strip and I had the American Wagyu Filet. They were both outstanding and would recommend both! We will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was absolutely the best - we were treated like royalty! Everyone was so wonderful and the food is outstanding - worth every penny! Love this restaurant

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This place is just amazing when it comes to steak, it is still the best prime rib I’ve ever had. The atmosphere is unique with all the pictures on the wall of all the famous people that have dined there in the past. It is pricey but once you get a taste of their food you will decide it was worth it. We go once or twice a year and are never disappointed. Great place for a special occasion!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Top end food and service

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderfully organized. From valet, to bar, to reserved table, all costs were consolidated automatically. Food was amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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