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The Metropolitan Grill

4.8
4.8
6404 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 624-3287

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Stan Ross

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Carter: (206) 957-3210

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Marion

  • 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,

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,404 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Notable Wine List

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Steak

  • Seattle

    Best Service

  • Seattle

    Notable Wine List

  • Seattle

    Special Occasion

  • Seattle

    Steak

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  1. MP

    MarkP

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. What a meal. I can say with complete confidence that I have never ate better beef than what I ate at the Metropolitan Grill this evening. Started with the steak tartare appetizer. The beef was the end cuts from A5 Japanese Beef. Delicious. Moved on to the three cut sampler platter of Snow, Olive and Ohmi filets. Unbelievable. I have never ate such wonderful beef before. Spoiled forever now. Juergen gave us great advice and information about the menu prior to ordering. Cocktails were custom orders and were exactly what we wanted. Can’t say enough about the whole experience. 78 page wine list. Will plan ALL future visits to Seattle around availability for dinner at the Met. Best recommendation for a restaurant I can remember receiving.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing steaks.
  3. LS

    LisaS

    New England

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary while we were in town. The food was delicious. Our waiter was wonderful. They even gave us a complimentary crème brûlée for our anniversary. Highly recommend.
  4. LS

    LisaS

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Met is at the top of the list of our favorite restaurants. Food and service has been consistently fantastic for over 30 years. It feels like eating with family due to the large number of long service employees that make us feel special. We are moving 4 hours away but will continue to drive over to Seattle several times a year to keep our tradition going.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our anniversary there and was our first time going there. We were beyond satisfied with the service and food. It definitely exceeded our expectations. This is definitely a restaurant that we will be going to again.
  6. V

    Vanessa

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Seattle
  7. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, drinks, and atmosphere. Perfection!
  8. K

    Kdog

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to return to this fine dining establishment. Lucky enough to get the first order of the season for Cooper River king salmon so it was a really treat! Definitely a must visit when you are in Seattle!
  9. ML

    MichaelL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    This steak was poor quality. We both ordered 2 Filets, Wagu and prime with tough membranes. Embarrassing for my client.
  10. L

    Lisa

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place! Fantastic food & service. We definitely plan to go back next time we are in Seattle.
  11. SF

    SharilF

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the perfect place to eat before attending the Paul McCartney concert 5/3/22! The Valet parking made it very easy to access and it was a short drive to the Climate Pledge Arena. Everyone working there was very friendly and helpful. The food was outstanding and delivered quickly. The atmosphere is elegant and fun at the same time. Highly recommend!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was not at all up to par and was way overpriced
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal, service, and experience!
  14. AC

    AnthonyC

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and great service. We were not totally hungry as we had our last night and were heading to the airport so had to try as many places as possible. But needed to experience the Metropolitan. Not at all disappointed. We split the Chateaubriand for 2 with 3 of us and a couple of extra sides. Creamed spinach, potato pancakes and the bacon. The sommelier selected a perfect merlot blend (Northstar) at a reasonable price point. Service was impeccable.
  15. MY

    MatthewY

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak dinner I have had in a long time. From the ambiance, to the wait staff, and the incredible food, it will be a night we will not forget for a long time.
  16. RT

    RTand

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I love the Met. Have been going there for years. $30 corkage and $80 steaks is getting out of hand. Dinner for 4, brought our own wine, shared 2 entrees, 1 dessert for $450…ouch!
  17. SA

    SalemAtty1

    Portland

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Metropolitan Grill is an experience. Food is outstanding. Service is perfect. Bananas Froster table side is an event.
  18. AG

    AnaGuardia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a spectacular meal. We ordered the Japanese Wayuu, super juicy and tasty. I loved the support from our sommelier in helping me pick out the best wine based on preferred location (I was dying to try out Oregon wines) and notes. Service was excellent from all the staff, I felt at home. Will keep coming once I visit Seattle again!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience4
    The steak was the worst steak I’ve had in a VERY long time. It was so gristly I was Anne to eat 15% of it!! I ordered it medium… it can out a beret low medium RARE!! The potato cakes were dry abs musty tasting!! I recently moved here. This was a highly talked about restaurant!! I’ve been currently living in the Four a seasons, while I purchase a home here. The weight staff was phenomenal, unfortunately I’ve had better steaks at “Outback Steak house”!!!!😳😳😳😳😳 Jerry Blackmore 303-520-6262
  20. JB

    JohnathanB

    Houston

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with great character. Service was excellent, Doi was fantastic. I rated 4 stars as I thought the quality of steak for the price was not to expectations. Temperature was cooked great but the steak was not as tender as I would expect and lacked a good outer crust.
  21. R

    Rich

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great wait staff and old school steak house ambiance. Very high cost on food. Steak is top shelf but sides are average.
  22. BA

    BestinAnchorage

    Anchorage

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing! We always love coming here when visiting!
  23. SM

    StacyM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crab cakes and ribeye steaks were delicious. The service was excellent as well. Definitely recommend!
  24. VS

    VanessaS

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have been here a few times on dates or with friends. It’s always a great experience from start to finish. Classic old steakhouse vibe with great menu selections. Service is always impeccable.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service here is always world class! Every staff member we interacted with wished us a happy anniversary, and made us feel welcome and included. Spectacular food per usual!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding. Food was alright. Usually we are really impressed with the quality of beef. Not anymore. Crab Cakes - Plump & delicious - 5 Calamari - Overcooked, but tasty - 4 Caesar - Fresh and beautiful - 5 Longbone Ribeye - Ordered medium, but received 1/2 well & 1/2 rare. Over 1/3 of the steak was chunks of inedible fat. Tasted old like a reheated steak - 1 Baked Potatoes - Simple, but wow! - 5 Asparagus and Creamed Spinach - 4 Bananas Foster - Its was a large portion, but just ok. No cinnamon or whipped cream? - 3.5 We do not get to visit Seattle often, but it's always the first restaurant we think of for special occasions. Used to be worth the hassle to go to Seattle.
  27. ST

    SandraT

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a work wounderful experience . Our sever ,Mark ,was fantastic. Thanks Mark .
  28. JM

    JMR0928

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as it always is
  29. L

    Letsomeoneelsecook

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Dinner before going to attend a broadway play. The waitress herself was wonderful. The wait staff hovered waiting to clear your table once you put your fork down. The decor was out dated with small old dark green velvet covered booths and very dem lighting. We understand this may be the atmosphere they are trying to present but it could be much nicer at the rate they charge. The food was good but not exceptional . Your automatically charge $25 gratuity fee than have the gall to add “if you are feeling generous you can add a tip that will go to the waitress/waiter” which is just frustrating. We are happy to tip accordingly to the service we receive but the built in gratuity fee on top plus the cost a person pays for a meal in our opinion is not worth the expense.
  30. HS

    HomegrownSeattle

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great steaks, amazing service! They have been around for years which shows you they value continuing to serve the community and their customers.
  31. AM

    AsifM

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great steaks and good selection of scotches. They verify vax status which provided peace of mind for me for biz dinner with staff and clients.
  32. h

    hyjude

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best service and wonderful food. My "GO TO" place for special occassions.
  33. LK

    LoveeeleK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my partner had our anniversary dinner at the Met. Everything was amazing, especially the 20oz bone-in ribeye dry aged steak was outstanding! Our waiter was super attentive and helpful! They also surprised us with a crime brûlée for our anniversary!
  34. MS

    MyriamS

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinario restaurante. Atención maravillosa, el lugar es increíble y los platillos son lo máximo en sabor, calidad y porciones
  35. LR

    LuisR

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was amazing and the food was really really good, even the Vegan option was great. Also I appreciate the appropriate prices on the kids meals which both my daughters loved
  36. TP

    TracyP

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most incredible food & amazing staff. One of favorite places to go.
  37. SL

    SLG2015

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic waitress, terrific food, welcoming atmosphere.
  38. CR

    CindyR

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Metropolitan Grill has been our go to special occasion steakhouse for over 10 years now. We have been to a few other steakhouses, but the Metropolitan Grill has become our favorite. The service, the food, and the ambience is a slam dunk every time. Do not miss the spinach salad, the bananas flambé, and the best carrot cake we have ever tasted. Regardless of cut, every piece of steak we have ever tasted is phenomenal.
  39. HH

    HoonH

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nothing special.
  40. ND

    NoraD

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I mean I had wagyu only sold in 3 places in the world and the taste was phenomenal ... so yeah 5/5 but Patrick was very nice and knowledgeable! Thanks Patrick!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Metropolitan Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 624-3287.

The Metropolitan Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 6404 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The Metropolitan Grill

820 Second Avenue Seattle, WA 98104

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Marion

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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,

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stan Ross

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 624-3287

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Carter: (206) 957-3210

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