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

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (135)
Good for a Date (119)
Good for Anniversaries (117)
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Business Meals (99)
Good for Birthdays (91)
Notable Wine List (82)
Romantic (69)
Worth the Drive (67)
Good for Groups (56)
Bar Seating (48)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Pre/post Theatre (44)
Handcrafted Cocktails (41)
Authentic (40)
Great for Lunch (38)
Happy Hour (34)
Cozy (33)
Fun (33)
Hot Spot (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Quiet Conversation (29)
People Watching (28)
Casual (27)
Comfort Food (26)
Local Ingredients (19)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Great for Brunch (12)
Great Beer (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Tasting Menu (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Seasonal (6)
Live Sports (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Healthy (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

I was entertaining a business guest. I ordered the SW salad with calamari. The salad was over dressed and soggy; the calamari was over cooked, tough and cold. My guest enjoyed his steak sandwich and was gracious enough to not ask about me not eating half of my salad.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We booked a table to celebrate a birthday,we arrived quite early but this was no problem for the restaurant. We were shown to our table and our server Dhoia greeted us warmly before giving us our menus. Dhoia was attentive and informative without being intrusive as she took our orders and served our meals.Her pleasant disposition added to our overall dining experience.
Thank you.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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·Dined 5 days ago

The atmosphere and food was to die for! However our server took 20 minutes to bring us our drinks and were hovering over us when we were finishing to take our plates and that left a bad taste in my mouth.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Always good, one thing , I don't get the cheez wizz offered to be poured on ?????

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 7 days ago

nice service, delicious food, good environment.....this is a very good place for people to date or small party

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Marla and Steve gave amazing service. Time for interior renovation to get up with the times. Needs fresh hip.feel and upgrade to seats, carpet, curtains.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were hesitant to go here, but we decided to try again after bad experience with a host last December. This time our hostess was great (friendly and greeted us) and seated promptly. Our sever was Mackenzie and he was fantastic too. Our overall experience was great for our god son's first experience at this restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best beef dishes in Seattle. All items are top level in quality and presentation.
The room is East Coat/European paneling and brass railing, white table cloth and formally attired wait staff. Great value for a traditional meal in a traditional setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were here for my husband’s birthday. Metropolitan Grill did not disappoint. The steak was delicious! The best so far in the City we’ve gone and tried. We will definitely come back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was my 60th Birthday and I could not have choosen a more fabulous place!! From the carpaccio and beef tartare appetizer to the phenomenal Japanese Ohmi filet and so much more!! The service was ultimately professional. A wonderful memory!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We stopped by for dessert and a drink. We were sad that cherries jubilee was taken off the menu, but the bananas foster was to die for. So sweet and delicious. We also had a few cocktails, and they were strong yet tasty. The staff was very kind and sympathized with us about the missing dessert item.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I had made reservation for my husband and I to celebrate his homecoming from a deployment. We were seated right way, our server Noi was very helpful with picking out drinks and explaining some of the menu items,we had never been to the restaurant before. Everything came in a timely manner, and Noi made sure to check in on us. The best part of dinner was the amazing, mouth watering ohmi filet I had. I'm so happy I decided to try it. Highly recommend. At the end when we were looking for a dessert, Noi walks over and places a burnt cream on the table and thanks my husband for his service. That warmed my heart and I thank you Noi for your kind gesture. Overall one the best experience we have had at a restaurant. We will be coming back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a wonderful time celebrating a friends birthday! Marla our server was great!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We have dined at Metropolitan Grill several times and have found it to be a lovely experience. However, I do think the prices are a bit on the heavy side. The dinners are nice, though, just spendy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Came here for my boyfriend's birthday, and we had a wonderful experience. The service was excellent (and I find this level of service rare in Seattle), and the food was high quality and delicious. We ordered the lobster mac and cheese, almond-crusted scallops, and a spinach salad as appetizers and everything was great. We also got the ribeye steak and pot roast- it was a ton of food, but well worth it. The ribeye was the best I've ever had. The atmosphere reminds me of the "old school" style restaurants I used to go to in New York and New Jersey when I was a kid. It's cozy and welcoming and comfortable. The waiter was friendly and got to know us as people, which is important to me. We even found out he's our neighbor! I was also impressed that they surprised us with a birthday crème brûlée. Very great experience! Thank you.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent, my go to place for lunch meetings, celebrating client or staff appreciation events. You always know the food, service and atmosphere is always the very best.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Unfortunately the last wo Times I️ have had lunch at The Met it has been disappointing. The food has been cold, steak was over cooked and overall service fell below expectations. I hope they correct things as I do like The Met.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Kevin Bosley was great! He always takes great care of us and made sure Dianne’s bday was the best!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 7, 2017

My 2nd visit in last few months, visiting from out of country. Had a reservation and was awarded a terrible table when many others were available. Was placed adjacent a servers cart which was moved in & out and when speaking to the Host, he said it was going to do that. He did not offer a substitute table (clearly available) or really cared. The serving table was actually used for placing dirty dishes and cardboard boxes for take home leftovers that we were able to view throughout the dining experience. So, if you want to go to a place that thinks you should thank them for being able to eat there, this is your place. The low score on ambience is a reflection of this experience. The Sommelier said nothing when opening the wine, was disinterested when I commented on the wine (did not respond) and I guess cause my bottle was only $90. My 1st visit was more enjoyable. The waiter was better but not particularly engaged but if not for him service would be 1 star. We also ate at Shucker's and Capitol Grill on this trip and both were far more inviting, interactive and enjoyable. Not sure I will be back to test the 3 is the charm. Food was good+ but not spectacular.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I will came back!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Business lunch - I hadn't been here for a couple years, but still love the food. Ambience is a little dated and could use a little refresh, but food is incredibly well prepared and generously portioned. Wait staff is typically great - ours was a little less attentive than usual, but did not affect our meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I was expecting fine dining, but this wasn't the case. The presentation of the food was worse than a chain restaurant and the cut of meat I had (Top Sirloin) was not what I thought it would be.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

VERY HAPPY OVERALL THE SERVICE IS ALWAYS GOOD AND THE FOOD IS AMAZING
THE BEST STEAK IN TOWN

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great dinner. Large portions. Roger was our server and was very personable.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I've dined at The Met Grill numerous times, & each time the wait staff is super attentive and the food is delicious!! Always a treat!! :))

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The only thing that detracted from our experience was the sports bar atmosphere during a football game. No one in our party is a fan of the sports bar environment and we were all disappointed that such an otherwise classy place was so loud and disruptive. I will definitely bee looking at the game schedule before I make reservations next time

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I was excited to take some out of town friends to the pre-Seahawk brunch the Metropolitan Grill is hosting prior to Seahawks early home games. We had a reservation and were seated quickly, and water was served on the table immediately. We didn’t see our server for another 10 minutes, and when he did come by he apologized for not being by sooner and thanked us for our patience... And said he’d be back soon... He returned 10 minutes later and we placed all orders- drinks, appetizers and meal - as we had no idea when he’d be back. The drinks came a while later and they got one wrong, but quickly fixed it... Then we had the burger cut into 1/4s to share as an appetizer and it was perfect. Then our meals were served. Three of us had bagels with lox, and one had a scramble. The scramble was ok... Nothing special, but ok. The bagels were terrible. All were hard, but one in particular was inedible... it was as if it had been stale, and then toasted too much, and then sat out until it cooled. It was seriously too hard to eat... the “fixings” with it (lox, onion, cream cheese, etc.) were ok, but nothing special. The other two bagels were also awful, but not as bad... It was truly disappointing. We chose not to complain or send the bagels back as we needed to get to the game - and everything had taken so long already. We won’t make the mistake to go to the Met again. We stopped at The Cherry Street Public House today for breakfast, and their “salmon toast”, which is served on a bagel, was perfect... It was as good as we should have been served at The Met.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We always love The Met! We go every Sunday before the Seahawks play.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is a stable for Brunch for us before a Seahawks Game! Enjoyable experience with good food. Hope you bring back the Hanger Steak next season.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Phay was our server, if I remembered his name correctly. He was super nice and extremely knowledgeable/helpful! All the staff was super nice. The food was absolutely amazing! We had the blackened prime rib, macaroni and cheese, asparagus, and almond crusted scallops. And looking over at other tables and other peoples happy faces made us want everything on the menu! HAHA! The wine list was impressive and extensive! Atmosphere was beautiful and cozy for our date. We will definitely be coming back and recommending to everyone!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fun, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Craig Was Great. Very friendly made our night. made my daughters birthday very special.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fun, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Have visited a few times for anniversary dinner. Enjoyed good and scenery.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was good, as was the server, however, it did take a very long time for the main course to come out. Booth seating for four was quite cramped.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I hadn’t been here for maybe 5 years but once again this place was amazing. The wait staff is friendly and always asking if we were happy. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a really good steak and doesn’t mind paying good money for it. This was our anniversary and we were given a free desert which was nice. If you get the chance, go.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our party of 5 had a great waiter. The food was solid, as expected. However, the sommelier was arrogant and not helpful. I was disappointed with the stemware as well as not having a true wine decanter for one of our wines which truly needed it. Our second wine arrived after we had started our meals and without any time for aeration . The response from the sommelier when we asked was that "people change their minds". This was the only negative aspect of our dining experience. It was a significant enough negative experience that I did relay it to the dining room manager.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Metropolitan Grill does not disappoint!.. We had a fantastic evening spending a couple hours enjoying wine, a delicious appetizer, excellent steak and seafood entrees, authentic ny cheesecake, and a perfectly prepared cappuccino to top it all off... Our server, Mike, was a true pro!!! Lovely...

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

An unbelievable experience definitely going to be on my stops next time I'm in Seattle

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Love it at the Met....Thank you for making my Birthday special.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Business lunch with a long time colleague. Excellent beer cheese soup. Quiet November day. Service was excellent. One of my all time favorite places to go.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The most impressive, high quality service I've ever had at the Met, in all of many times I've dined there of the years. It reached this level of service because of Todd, our server, who has done his work there for 19 years and is incomparable. Todd is an ARTIST at work, not simply a good server or waiter, but a superior caliber person and an unparalleled exemplar of what truly expert "service" can be. I can wait to go back just to see him and enjoy another exceptional experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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