Metropolitan Grill

★★★★☆
47.6039 -122.334
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206-624-3287

820 Second Ave

Seattle, WA

98104

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11a.m.-3p.m. Monday-Friday; 5-10:30p.m. Monday-Thursday, until 11p.m. Friday, 4-11p.m. Saturday, until 10 p.m. Sunday

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The steak was very delicious, great ambiance and the wine was excellent. The service crew were very friendly coz they always smile and treat you right. I definitely recommend this restaurant and I surely will comeback to the place. A bit pricey though but it's all worth it.

4
★★★★☆

The steak was very delicious, great ambiance and the wine was excellent. The service crew were very friendly coz they always smile and treat you right. I definitely recommend this restaurant and I surely will comeback to the place. A bit pricey though but it's all worth it.

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The food was delicious and the atmosphere was excellent! I took a business client to this place and he shared with me that some take him out and he really don't enjoy, but he said he really enjoyed this place.

4
★★★★☆

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was excellent! I took a business client to this place and he shared with me that some take him out and he really don't enjoy, but he said he really enjoyed this place.

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The Metropolitan Grill is amazing! We celebrated a milestone in our family with a multi-generational party. The service was fantastic, everyone had a wonderful time from my ten year old nephew to my retirement age parents. The food was exceptional and did I mention the service?!! Outstanding.

5
★★★★★

The Metropolitan Grill is amazing! We celebrated a milestone in our family with a multi-generational party. The service was fantastic, everyone had a wonderful time from my ten year old nephew to my retirement age parents. The food was exceptional and did I mention the service?!! Outstanding.

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I love this place. Originally from Seattle I look forward to eating here every time I get a trip home. Amazing service, probably the best steak and ceasar salad on the planet and a relaxed atmosphere for how nice of a place it is. Incredible!

5
★★★★★

I love this place. Originally from Seattle I look forward to eating here every time I get a trip home. Amazing service, probably the best steak and ceasar salad on the planet and a relaxed atmosphere for how nice of a place it is. Incredible!

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My husband and I had a great dinner at the Met. The meat was tender and rare, just as I ordered it. It was a little pricey, though. I would have been happy with smaller portions at a lesser price. Good atmosphere. We enjoyed our evening.

4
★★★★☆

My husband and I had a great dinner at the Met. The meat was tender and rare, just as I ordered it. It was a little pricey, though. I would have been happy with smaller portions at a lesser price. Good atmosphere. We enjoyed our evening.

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My husband and I had made reservations for 8:30 PM last night, August 10, 2007, to celebrate the successful launch of my new business. We wanted an earlier reservation, but were told our choices were 5-something pm or 8:30 PM. I chose 8:30.

We arrived at 8:20 PM and were told it would be a 15 minute wait beyond our reservation. We said that would be OK. 8:30, 8:45 came, 8:55, 9:00, 9:10, and we were still not seated. We were waiting with the crowd in the lobby and I observed the blatent "slipping of cash" to the greeter and people being seated out of turn.

The names below us on the list continued to be seated ahead of us. My husband was ready to leave, and I should have let him. I asked the greeter when we might be seated, as our reservation had been for 8:30 PM. He told us we were third next in line. The entire lobby emptied. There was one couple left with us, and they were visitors from out of town, and IRATE at the wait. They were told they were fourth in line. (We were still third.) The irate couple was seated, and we remained, alone in the lobby. Again, hubby wanted to leave. By the way, we were dressed nicely and it's not like our hygiene lacked or anything--it was purely the fact that we didn't slip them a wad of bills to seat us.

Anyway, at 9:20pm, they seated us. Now to the food. The service from this point on was good, the food was not. I ordered a blueberry mojito and it was so bad I couldn't drink it. I don't know what they did to it. Our steaks were not cooked as ordered. Hubby ordered "well done." That means, according to their menu, just a little pink in the center. The meat was red throughout. They brought our coffee condiments to the table, including the fabulous chocolate coated candy stirrers. BUT, they only brought one. For the two of us. How utterly cheap!!!! The little dish it was served in should have contained about 6-10 of them, that was the size. They brought ONE. We split it. Hubby's soup (onion) was so-so he said, my salad was good but nothing exceptional. As I said the meat was not prepared as requested. At this point it was about 10:30 pm and hubby was not going to send it back to the kitchen as he was starving.

The bill came, $120+. You know, we have money, just not filthy rich, but I like value. This meal was not worth $120. Outback Steakhouse serves an equal steak, and we'd get out for $50. Anyway, we are locals and have recommended the Met in the past to people. Never again!!!!! Never, never again. And, we'll never return of course. And obviously that will tickle them pink, or should I say red, like the undercooked steaks, as they only want clientelle who will slip them the green. We weren't interested in playing that game. We had a reservation. Which meant nothing to them.

Stay away, unless you are one of the wealthy who feels that tossing around wads of money to the staff to get preferential treatment is the way to go. In the minds of this restaurant, it is.This is not a nice restaurant, if you value being treated in a nice manner, and having quality food prepared to liking. I guess we didn't bribe the cook to cook it as we liked. Oh, well. As I said, WE WILL NEVER RETURN TO THE METROPOLITAN GRILL. It was supposed to be a fun occasion for us, a celebration, and it turned into an enormous irritation. Unpleasant. I think we'll avoid all of the Consoldiated Restaurants in their group as well, just to be safe.

1
★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I had made reservations for 8:30 PM last night, August 10, 2007, to celebrate the successful launch of my new business. We wanted an earlier reservation, but were told our choices were 5-something pm or 8:30 PM. I chose 8:30.

We arrived at 8:20 PM and were told it would be a 15 minute wait beyond our reservation. We said that would be OK. 8:30, 8:45 came, 8:55, 9:00, 9:10, and we were still not seated. We were waiting with the crowd in the lobby and I observed the blatent "slipping of cash" to the greeter and people being seated out of turn.

The names below us on the list continued to be seated ahead of us. My husband was ready to leave, and I should have let him. I asked the greeter when we might be seated, as our reservation had been for 8:30 PM. He told us we were third next in line. The entire lobby emptied. There was one couple left with us, and they were visitors from out of town, and IRATE at the wait. They were told they were fourth in line. (We were still third.) The irate couple was seated, and we remained, alone in the lobby. Again, hubby wanted to leave. By the way, we were dressed nicely and it's not like our hygiene lacked or anything--it was purely the fact that we didn't slip them a wad of bills to seat us.

Anyway, at 9:20pm, they seated us. Now to the food. The service from this point on was good, the food was not. I ordered a blueberry mojito and it was so bad I couldn't drink it. I don't know what they did to it. Our steaks were not cooked as ordered. Hubby ordered "well done." That means, according to their menu, just a little pink in the center. The meat was red throughout. They brought our coffee condiments to the table, including the fabulous chocolate coated candy stirrers. BUT, they only brought one. For the two of us. How utterly cheap!!!! The little dish it was served in should have contained about 6-10 of them, that was the size. They brought ONE. We split it. Hubby's soup (onion) was so-so he said, my salad was good but nothing exceptional. As I said the meat was not prepared as requested. At this point it was about 10:30 pm and hubby was not going to send it back to the kitchen as he was starving.

The bill came, $120+. You know, we have money, just not filthy rich, but I like value. This meal was not worth $120. Outback Steakhouse serves an equal steak, and we'd get out for $50. Anyway, we are locals and have recommended the Met in the past to people. Never again!!!!! Never, never again. And, we'll never return of course. And obviously that will tickle them pink, or should I say red, like the undercooked steaks, as they only want clientelle who will slip them the green. We weren't interested in playing that game. We had a reservation. Which meant nothing to them.

Stay away, unless you are one of the wealthy who feels that tossing around wads of money to the staff to get preferential treatment is the way to go. In the minds of this restaurant, it is.This is not a nice restaurant, if you value being treated in a nice manner, and having quality food prepared to liking. I guess we didn't bribe the cook to cook it as we liked. Oh, well. As I said, WE WILL NEVER RETURN TO THE METROPOLITAN GRILL. It was supposed to be a fun occasion for us, a celebration, and it turned into an enormous irritation. Unpleasant. I think we'll avoid all of the Consoldiated Restaurants in their group as well, just to be safe.

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It has a great ambiance and food. The steak I thought was not as great as Ruth Chris's but maybe it's partially because I don't like peppercorns. The dessert especially the fresh New York Cheesecake with strawberries and their creme brulee is excellent! But it's hard to find parking.

PROS: good food
CONS: hard to find parking

4
★★★★☆

It has a great ambiance and food. The steak I thought was not as great as Ruth Chris's but maybe it's partially because I don't like peppercorns. The dessert especially the fresh New York Cheesecake with strawberries and their creme brulee is excellent! But it's hard to find parking.

PROS: good food
CONS: hard to find parking

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The bar at the Metropolitan Grill is one of Seattle's most established after-work "cocktail" spots. The quietly elegant entrance (amidst busy valets) gives way to bustling and frequently mobbed bar scene. The clientele are a bit older, certainly more established, but the specialty of the Met Grill is providing fine food with elegant service -- and that applies to all who enter.

The bartenders are knowledgeable and consistently good. A simple martini is a delight. Fruity drinks with silly names get equal attention (although with perhaps a hint of cocked brow). All the restaurant foods are also served in the bar, and while the entree salads are quite sufficient, the real reason to go to the Met Grill (aside from the opportunity to ogle its "famous" guests posted on its walls) is definitely the meat. The steaks served at the Met Grill rival any of the big chain steakhouses.

If you go, prepare to spend the time to enjoy your meal, and be prepared for a bill to match the experience.

4
★★★★☆

The bar at the Metropolitan Grill is one of Seattle's most established after-work "cocktail" spots. The quietly elegant entrance (amidst busy valets) gives way to bustling and frequently mobbed bar scene. The clientele are a bit older, certainly more established, but the specialty of the Met Grill is providing fine food with elegant service -- and that applies to all who enter.

The bartenders are knowledgeable and consistently good. A simple martini is a delight. Fruity drinks with silly names get equal attention (although with perhaps a hint of cocked brow). All the restaurant foods are also served in the bar, and while the entree salads are quite sufficient, the real reason to go to the Met Grill (aside from the opportunity to ogle its "famous" guests posted on its walls) is definitely the meat. The steaks served at the Met Grill rival any of the big chain steakhouses.

If you go, prepare to spend the time to enjoy your meal, and be prepared for a bill to match the experience.

Pros: Great Cocktails

Cons: Crush of Bodies

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The worst restaurant ever .The food was ok, they need some update. their tableware is old. I didn't like how smells that place.
Everything is old and ugly
No coming back.

1
★☆☆☆☆

The worst restaurant ever .The food was ok, they need some update. their tableware is old. I didn't like how smells that place.
Everything is old and ugly
No coming back.

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The "Met" is a classic steakhouse with big portions, elegant interior, and welcoming staff.

I've been bringing people here for lunch, dinner, and happy hour over the years and have never been disappointed. The bartenders remember your face and drink, and the entire staff, from the valets to the tuxedo-clad managers, smile and say hello.

The filet is amazing, and the rich bread pudding with Maker's Mark bourbon ice cream is a must.

Though a few things have changed at the Met over the years, it remains one of the quintessential steakhouses and rightly so.

4
★★★★☆

The "Met" is a classic steakhouse with big portions, elegant interior, and welcoming staff.

I've been bringing people here for lunch, dinner, and happy hour over the years and have never been disappointed. The bartenders remember your face and drink, and the entire staff, from the valets to the tuxedo-clad managers, smile and say hello.

The filet is amazing, and the rich bread pudding with Maker's Mark bourbon ice cream is a must.

Though a few things have changed at the Met over the years, it remains one of the quintessential steakhouses and rightly so.

Pros: Classic steakhouse, attentive staff, and the filet mignon

Cons: No valet before 5pm

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Ok, as a local I've been to this place 5 times in the last couple of years and I've had it.
When I pay $50 or more for a steak I expect it to be cooked as ordered. Or close to it. I eat it rare or medium rare, depending on the cut, this is likely the most common way that patrons of The Met order theirs. The steak has not been less than medium-well on my last 4 visits. Simple. On each occasion the waiter has offered to bring another, but I will not in good conscience send back a steak after having seen 15 homeless guys on the way to the restaurant, it doesn't work that way. On the last visit I was offered a free dessert. Yeah, nice and cheap guys!
So that's it, I will not risk losing another $50 on a well done steak at this place. It's all El Gaucho for me from now on, never a problem there.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Ok, as a local I've been to this place 5 times in the last couple of years and I've had it.
When I pay $50 or more for a steak I expect it to be cooked as ordered. Or close to it. I eat it rare or medium rare, depending on the cut, this is likely the most common way that patrons of The Met order theirs. The steak has not been less than medium-well on my last 4 visits. Simple. On each occasion the waiter has offered to bring another, but I will not in good conscience send back a steak after having seen 15 homeless guys on the way to the restaurant, it doesn't work that way. On the last visit I was offered a free dessert. Yeah, nice and cheap guys!
So that's it, I will not risk losing another $50 on a well done steak at this place. It's all El Gaucho for me from now on, never a problem there.

Pros: Reputation

Cons: Erratic cooking

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I was recently at a family birthday party dinner at the Metropolitan Grill... I was happy to give up my coat to the waitstaff to store it in their coat check, and didn't think twice about my wallet being in it in such a high-end restaurant. Not noticing it's absence when I left, I was unhappy to find out the next morning that it had been stolen, and over $1,500 in fraudulant charges accrued around town on my credit cards in the late hours of the night. I contacted management at the Met to let them know of the issue; they were defensive, claimed it highly unlikely that the theft occured, but offered to send a gift certificate in the mail for a future meal, as the circumstantial evidence of the theft was overwhelming... Weeks later, the certificate hasn't arrived. I've tried to contact them, and receive no return calls from management. I didn't ask for the certificate; that wasn't the point. The point is, they weren't concerned with fixing their staffing issue, nor with following through as they said they would. Very disappointing. The food's good, but not worth the price or, in my case, the aggravation.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I was recently at a family birthday party dinner at the Metropolitan Grill... I was happy to give up my coat to the waitstaff to store it in their coat check, and didn't think twice about my wallet being in it in such a high-end restaurant. Not noticing it's absence when I left, I was unhappy to find out the next morning that it had been stolen, and over $1,500 in fraudulant charges accrued around town on my credit cards in the late hours of the night. I contacted management at the Met to let them know of the issue; they were defensive, claimed it highly unlikely that the theft occured, but offered to send a gift certificate in the mail for a future meal, as the circumstantial evidence of the theft was overwhelming... Weeks later, the certificate hasn't arrived. I've tried to contact them, and receive no return calls from management. I didn't ask for the certificate; that wasn't the point. The point is, they weren't concerned with fixing their staffing issue, nor with following through as they said they would. Very disappointing. The food's good, but not worth the price or, in my case, the aggravation.

Pros: Good food

Cons: There's more to it than the food...

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I loved this best. I will be back. I loved the food and the service was the best. I totally recommend! BIT pricey but soooo worth it

5
★★★★★

I loved this best. I will be back. I loved the food and the service was the best. I totally recommend! BIT pricey but soooo worth it

Pros: great service great food, great experience

Cons: kinda cluttered

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Hands down the worst steak ever. For a steak over $50, one should not have to saw....and I mean saw through it. Mashed potatoes were very obviously thinned down with oversalted chicken stock.
The Met if for tourists who don't know any better.
It is beyond me how this place manages to draw a crowd serving such overpriced, less than mediocre food.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Hands down the worst steak ever. For a steak over $50, one should not have to saw....and I mean saw through it. Mashed potatoes were very obviously thinned down with oversalted chicken stock.
The Met if for tourists who don't know any better.
It is beyond me how this place manages to draw a crowd serving such overpriced, less than mediocre food.

Pros: None

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Considering this is a high end restaurant they have an awesome Happy Hour. No drink specials but the FANTASTIC food is a good enough deal for me!

5
★★★★★

Considering this is a high end restaurant they have an awesome Happy Hour. No drink specials but the FANTASTIC food is a good enough deal for me!

Pros: Happy Hour!!

Cons: Expensive when not Happy Hour

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In some respects it was better than The Keg. In some respects it was worse than The Keg. For a $50 steak not including any sides I thought I would be licking the steak juice off my plate and that the waiter would be near thespian, but in reality a waiter at $100 a head steak house is no more or less likely to be happy with where life has dropped them off than a waiter at a $30 steak house. The steak tasted like something I would make at home and I don't know how to cook. This was supposed to be the highlight of the night and we left feeling screwed out of several hundred dollars and a couple hours of our time so it really did ruin our evening. No matter how badly The Keg might treat you, you will never leave feeling like you've lost much. I definately think this restaurant benefits from name recognition and a lack of competition. I preferred Ruth's Chris' dishes and I plan to visit El Goucho soon. Don't make this restaurant your first choice.

2
★★☆☆☆

In some respects it was better than The Keg. In some respects it was worse than The Keg. For a $50 steak not including any sides I thought I would be licking the steak juice off my plate and that the waiter would be near thespian, but in reality a waiter at $100 a head steak house is no more or less likely to be happy with where life has dropped them off than a waiter at a $30 steak house. The steak tasted like something I would make at home and I don't know how to cook. This was supposed to be the highlight of the night and we left feeling screwed out of several hundred dollars and a couple hours of our time so it really did ruin our evening. No matter how badly The Keg might treat you, you will never leave feeling like you've lost much. I definately think this restaurant benefits from name recognition and a lack of competition. I preferred Ruth's Chris' dishes and I plan to visit El Goucho soon. Don't make this restaurant your first choice.

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I never would have expected an expensive restaurant to have the most affordable and best value happy hour in all of downtown, but they literally do. Delicious bacon wrapped steak skewers and fried artichoke hearts. Not to mention the inexpensive oyster shooters with some of the largest oysters I've ever seen. Order a drink or two and the happy hour cheesebuger and fries and you can get out of there for under $15. No joke. Food is cheap and quality, which you don't find often.

5
★★★★★

I never would have expected an expensive restaurant to have the most affordable and best value happy hour in all of downtown, but they literally do. Delicious bacon wrapped steak skewers and fried artichoke hearts. Not to mention the inexpensive oyster shooters with some of the largest oysters I've ever seen. Order a drink or two and the happy hour cheesebuger and fries and you can get out of there for under $15. No joke. Food is cheap and quality, which you don't find often.

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I've never been to the Met, but I have heard ONLY wonderful things about this place. Please be cautious when reading these reviews. This woman says she got sick 3 hours after eating a prosciuto salad. You can't get food posioning til 24 hours after you've eaten the bad food. I think lots of people just like to complain. the manager probably seemed insincere when she called back because he knew she din't know what she was talking about.

5
★★★★★

I've never been to the Met, but I have heard ONLY wonderful things about this place. Please be cautious when reading these reviews. This woman says she got sick 3 hours after eating a prosciuto salad. You can't get food posioning til 24 hours after you've eaten the bad food. I think lots of people just like to complain. the manager probably seemed insincere when she called back because he knew she din't know what she was talking about.

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Four of us women flew up to Seattle for a little get-away. I was told the best place to eat in town was the Metropolitan Grill. We had the absolute best service, best entree, best desserts, best drinks ever! The filet mignon was to die for - the halibut was delicious and the copper river salmon was absolutely exquisite! We decided if we ever visit Seattle again we will definitely want a repeat of this scrumptious meal! Our waiter divided our steak and fish right near our table and we all ordered our side dishes so each of us could serve ourselves. We had scalloped potatoes, twice baked potatoes, creamed spinach and marinated mushrooms and salads of course. Each dish was done perfectly. Then, we shared desserts. Magnificent experience! I highly recommend this restaurant.

5
★★★★★

Four of us women flew up to Seattle for a little get-away. I was told the best place to eat in town was the Metropolitan Grill. We had the absolute best service, best entree, best desserts, best drinks ever! The filet mignon was to die for - the halibut was delicious and the copper river salmon was absolutely exquisite! We decided if we ever visit Seattle again we will definitely want a repeat of this scrumptious meal! Our waiter divided our steak and fish right near our table and we all ordered our side dishes so each of us could serve ourselves. We had scalloped potatoes, twice baked potatoes, creamed spinach and marinated mushrooms and salads of course. Each dish was done perfectly. Then, we shared desserts. Magnificent experience! I highly recommend this restaurant.

Pros: Thumbs up!

Cons: Can't think of any cons

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My boyfriend and I splurged for a "fancy" dinner. He loves steak, so we to the Met. Our waiter was decent and my prosciutto salad was tasty... until 3 hours later when I was hugging the toilet and wishing ate elsewhere. It is very humiliating the once in a blue moon you buy an expensive dinner, you end up getting sick and sleeping on the bathroom floor all night.

I work in the food service so I'm not very picky. During dinner I was charmed by the predictable ambiance made of green velvet, gold railings and a valet service. And I didn't mind the silly looking guy in a tuxedo lurking around talking up a $20 bottle of wine for $75. Or that we ordered makers mark and got bakers for $20 more. When I got home and was feeling sick, all those memories became suspect. My god, PLEASE throw it out if it's past date!! I am very disappointed in this place that specializes in meats AND that serves it with a very high price tag (you'd think they could afford to throw it out!). I have no idea how they maintain a good reputation. There are TONS of fantastic restaurants in Seattle, but don't let the allure Metropolitan fool you.

And when I called to let them know about my "experience" they were much less than sincere, and apologized only because they had to. I'll pick vegetarian place next time. Or anywhere else and be much richer for it.

1
★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I splurged for a "fancy" dinner. He loves steak, so we to the Met. Our waiter was decent and my prosciutto salad was tasty... until 3 hours later when I was hugging the toilet and wishing ate elsewhere. It is very humiliating the once in a blue moon you buy an expensive dinner, you end up getting sick and sleeping on the bathroom floor all night.

I work in the food service so I'm not very picky. During dinner I was charmed by the predictable ambiance made of green velvet, gold railings and a valet service. And I didn't mind the silly looking guy in a tuxedo lurking around talking up a $20 bottle of wine for $75. Or that we ordered makers mark and got bakers for $20 more. When I got home and was feeling sick, all those memories became suspect. My god, PLEASE throw it out if it's past date!! I am very disappointed in this place that specializes in meats AND that serves it with a very high price tag (you'd think they could afford to throw it out!). I have no idea how they maintain a good reputation. There are TONS of fantastic restaurants in Seattle, but don't let the allure Metropolitan fool you.

And when I called to let them know about my "experience" they were much less than sincere, and apologized only because they had to. I'll pick vegetarian place next time. Or anywhere else and be much richer for it.

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The bar is really where it's at unless you are trying to impress your girl on the third date and need a little help to get to 3rd base. Make sure she's not a vegitarian first cause if she is you'll be going home alone. The filet can't be beat though.

4
★★★★☆

The bar is really where it's at unless you are trying to impress your girl on the third date and need a little help to get to 3rd base. Make sure she's not a vegitarian first cause if she is you'll be going home alone. The filet can't be beat though.

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Try lunch first, get there early or you will have to wait ! Dinner is very expensive ! . But is worth it ! Figure about $100.00 per head . This will cover app,sidedish,main course , drinks-2 each and dessert.Wine will run the bill up even higher. Portions are very large.

5
★★★★★

Try lunch first, get there early or you will have to wait ! Dinner is very expensive ! . But is worth it ! Figure about $100.00 per head . This will cover app,sidedish,main course , drinks-2 each and dessert.Wine will run the bill up even higher. Portions are very large.

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This restaurant is a bit over blown, the last two times that I have been there I have had very average service from my server. I have seen servers at Dennys who were more interested in providing a good experience. Some of the problems for the evening included being out of the Rib eye steak, and the substituted piece of meat was filled with gristle, 7 people being crammed into a circular booth that was way to small, one of our group wanted chicken but was shamed into getting a steak with the snotty "you are in the 3 rd best STEAK house in the U.S." comment. The drinks came sloooooowwwww and if it wasn't for the amazing wine steward (Joe) we might have never been refilled.

The up side.... The twice baked potato was AMAZING. The afore mentioned Joe made our evening, he really turned what was shaping up to being a mediocre experience into a really fun evening, good save Joe.

Here's the thing, I don't go to places like The Met for an amazing steak, I go for the experience. When I have a server who is "doing their job" and even at that not very well. The quality of the food doesn't ever make up for the missing "wow" factor I am looking for. There are too many places to eat in this city for a place like The Met to ever be just average and expect return business.

Mr. Joe gave us that experience so we learned the lesson, Mon-Tues only and ask to sit in Joe's section then The Met will live up to the hype. I am sure there are other great servers in there, I don't want to chance it next time.

3
★★★☆☆

This restaurant is a bit over blown, the last two times that I have been there I have had very average service from my server. I have seen servers at Dennys who were more interested in providing a good experience. Some of the problems for the evening included being out of the Rib eye steak, and the substituted piece of meat was filled with gristle, 7 people being crammed into a circular booth that was way to small, one of our group wanted chicken but was shamed into getting a steak with the snotty "you are in the 3 rd best STEAK house in the U.S." comment. The drinks came sloooooowwwww and if it wasn't for the amazing wine steward (Joe) we might have never been refilled.

The up side.... The twice baked potato was AMAZING. The afore mentioned Joe made our evening, he really turned what was shaping up to being a mediocre experience into a really fun evening, good save Joe.

Here's the thing, I don't go to places like The Met for an amazing steak, I go for the experience. When I have a server who is "doing their job" and even at that not very well. The quality of the food doesn't ever make up for the missing "wow" factor I am looking for. There are too many places to eat in this city for a place like The Met to ever be just average and expect return business.

Mr. Joe gave us that experience so we learned the lesson, Mon-Tues only and ask to sit in Joe's section then The Met will live up to the hype. I am sure there are other great servers in there, I don't want to chance it next time.

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We were expecting a great meal after going to places like Daniel's Steakhouse, Morton's, the Space Needle, and other exceptional places around the country, but were extremely disappointed. Everything was over salted, the meat was exceptionally tough, cooked to perfection but very tough. Usually it's easy to find something to enjoy when at fine restaurants, but this was the first time it was nearly impossible to. The waitress was rather rude. She rolled her eyes when we politely turned down dessert. I'd highly suggest taking your money to Daniel's Steakhouse.

2
★★☆☆☆

We were expecting a great meal after going to places like Daniel's Steakhouse, Morton's, the Space Needle, and other exceptional places around the country, but were extremely disappointed. Everything was over salted, the meat was exceptionally tough, cooked to perfection but very tough. Usually it's easy to find something to enjoy when at fine restaurants, but this was the first time it was nearly impossible to. The waitress was rather rude. She rolled her eyes when we politely turned down dessert. I'd highly suggest taking your money to Daniel's Steakhouse.

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My girlfriend and I moved to Seattle about a year and a half ago and we have had the luxury of experiencing for the first time all of the amazing eateries that the Emerald City has to offer. The one type of restaurant we hadn't found in our first year perusing the city was a great steakhouse. Needless to say, we were eventually pointed in the direction of the Metropolitan Grill.

After arriving on time, we sat for about 20 minutes before meeting our big, goofy, and pretentious waiter named Bruno, and being shown to our table. I tried to put myself in the position of a waiter and imagined that working at "The Met" is probably like making the NFL if you are a football player, at least in Seattle. Perhaps it was because my girlfriend and I are quite young (28 years of age) or perhaps because it was late at night, but we received extremely poor service -- certainly no interest in the waiter's part on earning 15-20% gratuity on a $200 meal. I was still chewing on my last bite of steak when the burly curmudgeon suddenly appeared and whisked my plate away from under me.

I ordered the New York strip and my girlfriend, the Filet. The cuts of meat were very average, and the filet was particularly bland. On the cost/benefit scale, the quality of food would have been worthwhile at the $15 price point, not $60-70.

We both left the restaurant wondering what all of the fuss was about and concluding that next time we'll just visit Outback where we could have similar quality steaks, have respectable service, and save about $150. I suppose I should have said something about the waiter taking my plate away before I was finished but I just wasn't in the mood for confrontation. Besides, its much more rewarding to write a comprehensive review online from the comfort of my couch.

On a positive note, we enjoyed a fine Chilean Malbec, but then "The Met" had very little to do in the creation of the bottle.

1
★☆☆☆☆

My girlfriend and I moved to Seattle about a year and a half ago and we have had the luxury of experiencing for the first time all of the amazing eateries that the Emerald City has to offer. The one type of restaurant we hadn't found in our first year perusing the city was a great steakhouse. Needless to say, we were eventually pointed in the direction of the Metropolitan Grill.

After arriving on time, we sat for about 20 minutes before meeting our big, goofy, and pretentious waiter named Bruno, and being shown to our table. I tried to put myself in the position of a waiter and imagined that working at "The Met" is probably like making the NFL if you are a football player, at least in Seattle. Perhaps it was because my girlfriend and I are quite young (28 years of age) or perhaps because it was late at night, but we received extremely poor service -- certainly no interest in the waiter's part on earning 15-20% gratuity on a $200 meal. I was still chewing on my last bite of steak when the burly curmudgeon suddenly appeared and whisked my plate away from under me.

I ordered the New York strip and my girlfriend, the Filet. The cuts of meat were very average, and the filet was particularly bland. On the cost/benefit scale, the quality of food would have been worthwhile at the $15 price point, not $60-70.

We both left the restaurant wondering what all of the fuss was about and concluding that next time we'll just visit Outback where we could have similar quality steaks, have respectable service, and save about $150. I suppose I should have said something about the waiter taking my plate away before I was finished but I just wasn't in the mood for confrontation. Besides, its much more rewarding to write a comprehensive review online from the comfort of my couch.

On a positive note, we enjoyed a fine Chilean Malbec, but then "The Met" had very little to do in the creation of the bottle.

Pros: nice wine selection, Joe Torre went there once

Cons: Bruno the waiter, bad service, average food

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Dining at 'The Met' in the last couple of years is like watching an old friend who has sunk into mediocrity after years of excellence. It hurts, but you have to speak the truth for their own good. It's time for an intervention.

To be clear I've been a long-time fan of 'The Met', making it my go-to restaurant for any occassion big or small. I've been lucky enough to enjoy some of the best steak houses in the world but The Met was always my personal favorite with truly superior food, staff and ambience. This makes it all the harder to admit that over the last couple of years The Met has lost its tradition of excellence.

Example, on a recent Sunday my wife and I were entertaining out of town guests. They'd heard me rave about The Met for years so fingers crossed, we made reservations. Sad to say the experience was a let down. The wait staff was robotic and showed no real interest or initiative in our dining experience. The ceaser salad drowned in dressing, the cheese sauce for the brocolli had a curdled film on top, the filet was poorly cut with a layer of fat on the edges, and there was so much grissle in our friend's Poterhouse that he had to leave a thrid on the plate. To be fair the desserts were all superior, with every choice better than the last.

The Maitre D' seemed to be occupied in some gossip with the waitstaff, stopping only for a plastic smile to customers on their way out. Someone needs to tell this guy to lead by example, and the service will improve.

Suffice to say our guests were disappointed. For about $90 a person, plus tip, we expected a lot more. I hope the Met has a shake-up soon because there was nothing like the old Met experience. Until then, save yourself the disappointment and dine at one of the other excellent steak houses in town.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Dining at 'The Met' in the last couple of years is like watching an old friend who has sunk into mediocrity after years of excellence. It hurts, but you have to speak the truth for their own good. It's time for an intervention.

To be clear I've been a long-time fan of 'The Met', making it my go-to restaurant for any occassion big or small. I've been lucky enough to enjoy some of the best steak houses in the world but The Met was always my personal favorite with truly superior food, staff and ambience. This makes it all the harder to admit that over the last couple of years The Met has lost its tradition of excellence.

Example, on a recent Sunday my wife and I were entertaining out of town guests. They'd heard me rave about The Met for years so fingers crossed, we made reservations. Sad to say the experience was a let down. The wait staff was robotic and showed no real interest or initiative in our dining experience. The ceaser salad drowned in dressing, the cheese sauce for the brocolli had a curdled film on top, the filet was poorly cut with a layer of fat on the edges, and there was so much grissle in our friend's Poterhouse that he had to leave a thrid on the plate. To be fair the desserts were all superior, with every choice better than the last.

The Maitre D' seemed to be occupied in some gossip with the waitstaff, stopping only for a plastic smile to customers on their way out. Someone needs to tell this guy to lead by example, and the service will improve.

Suffice to say our guests were disappointed. For about $90 a person, plus tip, we expected a lot more. I hope the Met has a shake-up soon because there was nothing like the old Met experience. Until then, save yourself the disappointment and dine at one of the other excellent steak houses in town.

Pros: Excellent ambiance, great bar, wonderful tradition over many years

Cons: Robotic wait-staff, good food but over-prepared, needs to get back to their tradition of excellence

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I had a broken shoulder when my husband and I visited Seattle. He'd eaten here before and had raved about it when he returned to Atlanta. We made a reservation and were promptly seated. I had to have the steak, though, of course I couldn't cut it myself. They cut if for me in the kitchen, reassembled my filet into its general original shape, then garnished it as if it had never been cut. Our server was actually distressed that my husband beat her to cutting my asparagus. It was a beautiful experience and I can't wait to go back! (Atmosphere reminded me a little of the Oak Bar at The Plaza Hotel.)

5
★★★★★

I had a broken shoulder when my husband and I visited Seattle. He'd eaten here before and had raved about it when he returned to Atlanta. We made a reservation and were promptly seated. I had to have the steak, though, of course I couldn't cut it myself. They cut if for me in the kitchen, reassembled my filet into its general original shape, then garnished it as if it had never been cut. Our server was actually distressed that my husband beat her to cutting my asparagus. It was a beautiful experience and I can't wait to go back! (Atmosphere reminded me a little of the Oak Bar at The Plaza Hotel.)

Pros: over-the-top service, expertise, atmosphere, formal yet not pretentious, no kids

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This restaurant has NEVER let me down! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone any time! It?s my favorite place for everything from happy hour, to a date, to a nice sit down dinner.

Nothing but wonderful atmosphere, service, food and prices!

The service is excellent! From the doormen to the bar tenders to the wait staff! They always know how to treat a lady!

I bring all my out of town guests that want to see the city. I?ll continue to go there as long as I live in the PNW!

5
★★★★★

This restaurant has NEVER let me down! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone any time! It?s my favorite place for everything from happy hour, to a date, to a nice sit down dinner.

Nothing but wonderful atmosphere, service, food and prices!

The service is excellent! From the doormen to the bar tenders to the wait staff! They always know how to treat a lady!

I bring all my out of town guests that want to see the city. I?ll continue to go there as long as I live in the PNW!

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I've lived in Seattle for 7 years and never dined at the Met before. My mother-in-law and her mother (Seattle natives) took me there Sunday evening. The service was atrocious (hello coffee refills?) and the food was ridiculously overpriced for what it was. I had a petit cut Filet ordered medium well (supposedly pink throughout) and it was tough and miniature. I've had less expensive and better cooked filets in midtown Manhattan. The creamed spinach was more like spinach drenched in cheese. Go to Jak's or El Gaucho for a much better atmosphere, service, and food.

3
★★★☆☆

I've lived in Seattle for 7 years and never dined at the Met before. My mother-in-law and her mother (Seattle natives) took me there Sunday evening. The service was atrocious (hello coffee refills?) and the food was ridiculously overpriced for what it was. I had a petit cut Filet ordered medium well (supposedly pink throughout) and it was tough and miniature. I've had less expensive and better cooked filets in midtown Manhattan. The creamed spinach was more like spinach drenched in cheese. Go to Jak's or El Gaucho for a much better atmosphere, service, and food.

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Best steak in toon town is right....this place is a BIG FAT JOKE !!!!! Words cannot begin to describe the overrated aura of this establishment. Reservations at 8:15 on a Thursday, party of 7, we weren't even approached about being seated until 9:45. Finally got menus at 10:15. It was a business dinner, so we couldn't pull a fit and storm out, we had clients to impress. Ordered, the basics, steak/lamb/waitstaff told head of table to avoid seafood in the place as it was a steak house for a reason....thanks after we just took your recommend. on the Fruit de Mer platter. Anyway, wine steward arrived, we ordered a couple of very nice bottles, surprise only one bottle in house....there will be more tomorrow says the steward. He makes another recommendation for the second bottle. Places clean glasses down all around, then proceeds to mix the two wines in several guests' glasses. Again, trying to impress not throwing a fit,, I would have blown the roof off. Tables' entrees arrive, most of the steaks are overcooked (don't forget, their medium rare is everyone elses medium the waitstaff claims). Oh, and they ran out of baked potatoes, all that is left are the brickish "mashed" glop that they try and pass off as edible.

A couple of us sent the steaks back.....at 60 bucks a pop it should feel like a you know what in your mouth. 40 minutes later, the reorders were delivered, the time is now around 11:30. Guests' request for dessert were honored, soupy bananas foster and burnt caramel. Guess what, they are a steak house for a reason, they don't know a thing about desserts. Watier's parting words as he dropped the 1500 dollar check was.....we cut you some slack and comped the bananas. A parting trip to the bathrrom was breathtaking, I've seen cleaner johns on a New York contruction site after Buffalo wing night.

Do yourselves a favor.................STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE, ITS NAME IS FAR BETTER THAN THE ACTUAL EXPERIENCE. RIP Metropolitan Grille.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Best steak in toon town is right....this place is a BIG FAT JOKE !!!!! Words cannot begin to describe the overrated aura of this establishment. Reservations at 8:15 on a Thursday, party of 7, we weren't even approached about being seated until 9:45. Finally got menus at 10:15. It was a business dinner, so we couldn't pull a fit and storm out, we had clients to impress. Ordered, the basics, steak/lamb/waitstaff told head of table to avoid seafood in the place as it was a steak house for a reason....thanks after we just took your recommend. on the Fruit de Mer platter. Anyway, wine steward arrived, we ordered a couple of very nice bottles, surprise only one bottle in house....there will be more tomorrow says the steward. He makes another recommendation for the second bottle. Places clean glasses down all around, then proceeds to mix the two wines in several guests' glasses. Again, trying to impress not throwing a fit,, I would have blown the roof off. Tables' entrees arrive, most of the steaks are overcooked (don't forget, their medium rare is everyone elses medium the waitstaff claims). Oh, and they ran out of baked potatoes, all that is left are the brickish "mashed" glop that they try and pass off as edible.

A couple of us sent the steaks back.....at 60 bucks a pop it should feel like a you know what in your mouth. 40 minutes later, the reorders were delivered, the time is now around 11:30. Guests' request for dessert were honored, soupy bananas foster and burnt caramel. Guess what, they are a steak house for a reason, they don't know a thing about desserts. Watier's parting words as he dropped the 1500 dollar check was.....we cut you some slack and comped the bananas. A parting trip to the bathrrom was breathtaking, I've seen cleaner johns on a New York contruction site after Buffalo wing night.

Do yourselves a favor.................STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE, ITS NAME IS FAR BETTER THAN THE ACTUAL EXPERIENCE. RIP Metropolitan Grille.

Pros: Nice Bar, harkens to Gotham-like era.

Cons: Everything the place claims to be "signature"...thus most of the menu.

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i went to the Met on either a friday or saturday with my wife and 4 friends. other places that i have been in seattle with a similar quality of food to date were el gaucho's and morton's. we made reservations, which i would highly recommend, as we were early and still had to wait about 15 minutes after our reservation to be seated. it was a bit noisy, and crowded. the bartender was very knowledgeable about the more rare and uncommon liquors that they had. the captain was very informed about the wines that they had, also of ones they did not. he picked an excellent red ($90-sorry i don't know what it was other than good, red, and dry) that perfectly fit my friend's request. my wife and i got the chateau briand ($110-a sort of filet mignon for two, a first for both of us), it melts in your mouth! the service was excellent, as was the food. overall, i would say i was most impressed with the flavor of the chateau briand and the wine captain. the wait staff and service in general were as expected for this caliber of restaurant. it is close to the ferry as well.

4
★★★★☆

i went to the Met on either a friday or saturday with my wife and 4 friends. other places that i have been in seattle with a similar quality of food to date were el gaucho's and morton's. we made reservations, which i would highly recommend, as we were early and still had to wait about 15 minutes after our reservation to be seated. it was a bit noisy, and crowded. the bartender was very knowledgeable about the more rare and uncommon liquors that they had. the captain was very informed about the wines that they had, also of ones they did not. he picked an excellent red ($90-sorry i don't know what it was other than good, red, and dry) that perfectly fit my friend's request. my wife and i got the chateau briand ($110-a sort of filet mignon for two, a first for both of us), it melts in your mouth! the service was excellent, as was the food. overall, i would say i was most impressed with the flavor of the chateau briand and the wine captain. the wait staff and service in general were as expected for this caliber of restaurant. it is close to the ferry as well.

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Jury duty was 2 blocks up the hill and they said "wear your badge so that nobody will talk shop around you, and no alcohol". I'd read of the Metropolitan in my culinary magazines and peeked into the window.. Yup, that's going to be lunch. I sat at the bar area, a bright and cheerful place, full of eyecatching photos and saloon trivia. The bartender acted as my waiter and he was par excellance. Treated me like a little kid in the candy shop. We talked about the wine list and its wonders and I was surprised to learn the favorites of the house (most ordered). I'd said "IF I were allowed alcohol I would try Syrah, I've never tried that." Voila, he produced a little 4 ounce wine glass with just a taste of the magic wine that I'd only imagined, but only a sip. (It was major tasty.) From the lunch menu I went with fish and chips. Something about Japanese bread crumbs. They were the most savory tasting chips I ever nibbled, sea salt was the predominant flavoring and they burned my mouth! The fish was so crunchy and hot that you could see the heat vapors wafting up after you cracked them open, and truly they had a most wonderful taste. I ate so slowly. A small side of cole slaw was perfect, mysterious flavors that might be horseradish, but I don't know. It was truly a memorable meal. As I departed I told my bartender that I would return to eat their wonderful Kobe tenderloins, with lobster, and drink one of their 100's of wines. I can't wait to go back and have talked it up with coworkers and friends. Top Marks for the Metropolitan Grill's fish and chips. Can't wait to make this steak house an event and call it the best restaurant of my little world.

5
★★★★★

Jury duty was 2 blocks up the hill and they said "wear your badge so that nobody will talk shop around you, and no alcohol". I'd read of the Metropolitan in my culinary magazines and peeked into the window.. Yup, that's going to be lunch. I sat at the bar area, a bright and cheerful place, full of eyecatching photos and saloon trivia. The bartender acted as my waiter and he was par excellance. Treated me like a little kid in the candy shop. We talked about the wine list and its wonders and I was surprised to learn the favorites of the house (most ordered). I'd said "IF I were allowed alcohol I would try Syrah, I've never tried that." Voila, he produced a little 4 ounce wine glass with just a taste of the magic wine that I'd only imagined, but only a sip. (It was major tasty.) From the lunch menu I went with fish and chips. Something about Japanese bread crumbs. They were the most savory tasting chips I ever nibbled, sea salt was the predominant flavoring and they burned my mouth! The fish was so crunchy and hot that you could see the heat vapors wafting up after you cracked them open, and truly they had a most wonderful taste. I ate so slowly. A small side of cole slaw was perfect, mysterious flavors that might be horseradish, but I don't know. It was truly a memorable meal. As I departed I told my bartender that I would return to eat their wonderful Kobe tenderloins, with lobster, and drink one of their 100's of wines. I can't wait to go back and have talked it up with coworkers and friends. Top Marks for the Metropolitan Grill's fish and chips. Can't wait to make this steak house an event and call it the best restaurant of my little world.

Pros: A dining experience

Cons: expense

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It's unfortunate that this place continues to excel in editorial awards and the like. Must be political. The prices don't match the service (slow) or food (OK). I guess if you're not ordering several $100 bottles of wine, you are just a nobody. Save your money and go to any of the three Jak's in town, unless you feel the need to be noticed by those that think they are power players. I will give kudos to the bar staff for their excellent service and drinks in a very trying atmosphere. The same folks own and operate The Union Square Grill which is outstanding.

The Met gives me the impression that the customer should feel it is not only an honor to be let into the place but it is a privelidge to be served by them. I think it should be the other way around; treat the customer who is paying the bill whether it is large or small, that we are what is most important and it is a privelidge to be serving us. Afterall, what would happen if we all went away.

3
★★★☆☆

It's unfortunate that this place continues to excel in editorial awards and the like. Must be political. The prices don't match the service (slow) or food (OK). I guess if you're not ordering several $100 bottles of wine, you are just a nobody. Save your money and go to any of the three Jak's in town, unless you feel the need to be noticed by those that think they are power players. I will give kudos to the bar staff for their excellent service and drinks in a very trying atmosphere. The same folks own and operate The Union Square Grill which is outstanding.

The Met gives me the impression that the customer should feel it is not only an honor to be let into the place but it is a privelidge to be served by them. I think it should be the other way around; treat the customer who is paying the bill whether it is large or small, that we are what is most important and it is a privelidge to be serving us. Afterall, what would happen if we all went away.

Pros: The bar and their service, Valet parking

Cons: You will lose your fortunes

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We were seated (in a VERY SMALL booth) almost an hour after our reservation!
It took 30 minutes just to get a drink while waiting!
Their prices are rediculously high!
I will never return to this restaurant!

1
★☆☆☆☆

We were seated (in a VERY SMALL booth) almost an hour after our reservation!
It took 30 minutes just to get a drink while waiting!
Their prices are rediculously high!
I will never return to this restaurant!

Pros: Valet parking

Cons: very noisey, very small seating areas, reservations mean you'll get a table (not WHEN)

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We ate at the Met for the first time last weekend for a special birthday celebration. Our waiter was great, very attentive. More than enough food to eat and it was very good. First restaurant I've ever been at where they FILL your wine glass FULL - not half full. They brought a special birthday desert with a candle in it for my mom and didn't charge us for that. Just make sure you don't get a table by the door.......every time the door opened, we got a blast of cold air. Also, this is NOT a restaurant for children. There was a couple there that had two kids, ages 3 & 5...I asked the hostess to make certain she did NOT seat us by the children. She agreed. I think the prices are too high for what you get........the steaks and potatoes are just average. But for special occasions, it was a fun place to go.

3
★★★☆☆

We ate at the Met for the first time last weekend for a special birthday celebration. Our waiter was great, very attentive. More than enough food to eat and it was very good. First restaurant I've ever been at where they FILL your wine glass FULL - not half full. They brought a special birthday desert with a candle in it for my mom and didn't charge us for that. Just make sure you don't get a table by the door.......every time the door opened, we got a blast of cold air. Also, this is NOT a restaurant for children. There was a couple there that had two kids, ages 3 & 5...I asked the hostess to make certain she did NOT seat us by the children. She agreed. I think the prices are too high for what you get........the steaks and potatoes are just average. But for special occasions, it was a fun place to go.

Pros: Fun place for special celebrations

Cons: Don't bring young kids....leave them home!

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We went to the Met for our anniversary dinner. It also happened to be New Years eve and the place was very crowded. The waiter was very jolly and helpful but in the end we felt rushed. We were there for 2 hours which wasnt that long for appetizer, drinks, steaks and dessert. The Kobe beef appetizer was very average and we found it a bit bland and tasteless. The table bread was excellent and so was the dessert (white chocolate coconut cake). I am not much of a desert guy but I really enjoyed this desert and thought it was way better than cheesecake factory. The steak was decent but I dont think it was worth 50 bucks. I still enjoyed it but I had too high expectations from it. I felt that the steak at Daniels Broiler in Bellevue was better than this one given the 30 bucks that i paid there. We still enjoyed the meal but the experience was average and did not live up to the hype. I will try other steak houses next time

3
★★★☆☆

We went to the Met for our anniversary dinner. It also happened to be New Years eve and the place was very crowded. The waiter was very jolly and helpful but in the end we felt rushed. We were there for 2 hours which wasnt that long for appetizer, drinks, steaks and dessert. The Kobe beef appetizer was very average and we found it a bit bland and tasteless. The table bread was excellent and so was the dessert (white chocolate coconut cake). I am not much of a desert guy but I really enjoyed this desert and thought it was way better than cheesecake factory. The steak was decent but I dont think it was worth 50 bucks. I still enjoyed it but I had too high expectations from it. I felt that the steak at Daniels Broiler in Bellevue was better than this one given the 30 bucks that i paid there. We still enjoyed the meal but the experience was average and did not live up to the hype. I will try other steak houses next time

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I wrote a review in December 2006 stating that we were very disipointed in our experience at the Met. We were invited back to give a sencond chance. We dined at the Met Saturday evening March 24th to celebrate my wife birthday, one word, EXCELLENT!
The Food, from the appetizers to the desert was excellent, sevice also excellent. I don't know what happened to us in December, I have been to the Met several times and it has always been the best, my confidence was restored Saturday night.

5
★★★★★

I wrote a review in December 2006 stating that we were very disipointed in our experience at the Met. We were invited back to give a sencond chance. We dined at the Met Saturday evening March 24th to celebrate my wife birthday, one word, EXCELLENT!
The Food, from the appetizers to the desert was excellent, sevice also excellent. I don't know what happened to us in December, I have been to the Met several times and it has always been the best, my confidence was restored Saturday night.

Pros: Dining room

Cons: Food, service

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My FIANCE' AND I went to the Met for my birthday.. He made reservations and I was so excited. We dressed up(which is not the normal, from what I could see), got there an hour early of our reservation on that Friday night. We checked in, told the servers that it was my birthday and promptly went to the bar for a much needed libation. The drink was a Lemon Drop and exquisitely made. Then we got seated. Next to the waiter's station and at a small, unromantic booth. We ordered Chateau Breaund and wait for the steak.. The appetizer was basically thrown at our table. We were not offered to take our coats, although we noticed the table next to us was offered that service. When the chateau was ready to bring to the table, my partner had gone to the restroom.. Here is where it went way too haywire to describe. The maitre'd forcibly asked me if he could "get on with the show, as it wasnt much of one(i was a woman seated in a five star restaurant being treated as a nuisance was my feeling at that moment. so much for feeling special on my birthday..felt like a low class citizen and it hurt). I have never been treated so brashly, even in the 2 star restaurants we sometimes go to. I feel like they are an overpriced, snobby OUTBACK steakhouse.. as a matter of fact the steak is better at Outback and you feel like you got good service. We will not go back to "THE MET" as we feel that everyone deserves to be treated the same unless they are going to discount the bill for lack of service and quality. By the way the second lemon drop drink looked as though someone had licked the sugar off the rim and the steak was overcooked and crusty and the sauce that the maitre'd made was overwrought with mustard and not good at all. Probably due to the fact that he "didn't think it was that much of a show"!! Save your money and get a nice motel room after dinner at Outback or 13 coins--you will feel special and save some dough.

2
★★☆☆☆

My FIANCE' AND I went to the Met for my birthday.. He made reservations and I was so excited. We dressed up(which is not the normal, from what I could see), got there an hour early of our reservation on that Friday night. We checked in, told the servers that it was my birthday and promptly went to the bar for a much needed libation. The drink was a Lemon Drop and exquisitely made. Then we got seated. Next to the waiter's station and at a small, unromantic booth. We ordered Chateau Breaund and wait for the steak.. The appetizer was basically thrown at our table. We were not offered to take our coats, although we noticed the table next to us was offered that service. When the chateau was ready to bring to the table, my partner had gone to the restroom.. Here is where it went way too haywire to describe. The maitre'd forcibly asked me if he could "get on with the show, as it wasnt much of one(i was a woman seated in a five star restaurant being treated as a nuisance was my feeling at that moment. so much for feeling special on my birthday..felt like a low class citizen and it hurt). I have never been treated so brashly, even in the 2 star restaurants we sometimes go to. I feel like they are an overpriced, snobby OUTBACK steakhouse.. as a matter of fact the steak is better at Outback and you feel like you got good service. We will not go back to "THE MET" as we feel that everyone deserves to be treated the same unless they are going to discount the bill for lack of service and quality. By the way the second lemon drop drink looked as though someone had licked the sugar off the rim and the steak was overcooked and crusty and the sauce that the maitre'd made was overwrought with mustard and not good at all. Probably due to the fact that he "didn't think it was that much of a show"!! Save your money and get a nice motel room after dinner at Outback or 13 coins--you will feel special and save some dough.

Pros: Big steaks

Cons: service, parking, price, attitudes, condescending waitstaff

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Great steak! I went to the metropolitan grill a couple of years back..and was very happy. I had the small filet mingnon that was mouthwatering...it was soo delicious. Im not too much of a mushroom fan..but the steak was excellent. It's a bit too expensive in my opinion, but the steak is definately one of the best I have ever tasted.

5
★★★★★

Great steak! I went to the metropolitan grill a couple of years back..and was very happy. I had the small filet mingnon that was mouthwatering...it was soo delicious. Im not too much of a mushroom fan..but the steak was excellent. It's a bit too expensive in my opinion, but the steak is definately one of the best I have ever tasted.

Pros: Excellent steak, delicious cheesecake

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I'm not a huge steak fan, but there's enough on the menu to keep me coming back. Appetizers are great, of course steak is mostly perfect if you're into that kinda thing, but I also love the seafood plates and lunch sandwiches are very yummy and reasonably priced. I've gone in and spent $150 for a two-person lunch, but have also gone in for $35 two-person lunch. Service is top notch, and atmosphere is very classy, yet friendly. Reservations are pretty much a must. I work out at the gym next door and see the valet guys running/driving around like maniacs - don't know if I'd trust them with my vehicle.

5
★★★★★

I'm not a huge steak fan, but there's enough on the menu to keep me coming back. Appetizers are great, of course steak is mostly perfect if you're into that kinda thing, but I also love the seafood plates and lunch sandwiches are very yummy and reasonably priced. I've gone in and spent $150 for a two-person lunch, but have also gone in for $35 two-person lunch. Service is top notch, and atmosphere is very classy, yet friendly. Reservations are pretty much a must. I work out at the gym next door and see the valet guys running/driving around like maniacs - don't know if I'd trust them with my vehicle.

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I like this place. Good food, fun staff, and excellent service. The meat is usually great and it can be a fun place to pass the time. Only be careful when you start making special requests to the staff, they have a hard time accommodating and being helpful.

5
★★★★★

I like this place. Good food, fun staff, and excellent service. The meat is usually great and it can be a fun place to pass the time. Only be careful when you start making special requests to the staff, they have a hard time accommodating and being helpful.

Pros: Great Steak

Cons: Getting in without reservations

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After reading all the good reviews I was really looking forward to my night at the Met grill. Unfortunately it was a real disappointment. The Seahawks had just won and the place was packed. Don't know if this was a factor, but shouldn't have been.
The halibut appetizer was bland and one piece was cooked perfect and the other overcooked. The iceberg salad was excellent all around. My main dish, a filet mignon and baked potato arrived cold, which is just not acceptable for a place like this. I had the feeling it had been sitting under a heat lamp for 5 minutes. The steak had a nice flavor, but wasn't very tender and again, I'm thinking it was just because it had been sitting.
Service as well was just average and rushed.

3
★★★☆☆

After reading all the good reviews I was really looking forward to my night at the Met grill. Unfortunately it was a real disappointment. The Seahawks had just won and the place was packed. Don't know if this was a factor, but shouldn't have been.
The halibut appetizer was bland and one piece was cooked perfect and the other overcooked. The iceberg salad was excellent all around. My main dish, a filet mignon and baked potato arrived cold, which is just not acceptable for a place like this. I had the feeling it had been sitting under a heat lamp for 5 minutes. The steak had a nice flavor, but wasn't very tender and again, I'm thinking it was just because it had been sitting.
Service as well was just average and rushed.

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I have been here numerous times for firm lunches and it is by far the best steak I have ever had. I ususally stick to the Filet Mignon, topped with the portobello mushroom and garlic mashed potatoes. The cuts are aged and seared to perfection and simply melt in the mouth. Service is impeccable and the atmosphere exudes class and sophistication. The banquet rooms are also perfect for larger groups. I would recommend this for business lunches, a romantic evening or a great happy hour venue (their appetizers are so good--the crab cakes and tenderloin bites are to die for!)

5
★★★★★

I have been here numerous times for firm lunches and it is by far the best steak I have ever had. I ususally stick to the Filet Mignon, topped with the portobello mushroom and garlic mashed potatoes. The cuts are aged and seared to perfection and simply melt in the mouth. Service is impeccable and the atmosphere exudes class and sophistication. The banquet rooms are also perfect for larger groups. I would recommend this for business lunches, a romantic evening or a great happy hour venue (their appetizers are so good--the crab cakes and tenderloin bites are to die for!)

Pros: Steak, service, ambiance

Cons: price

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Everytime I plan to try somewhere else besides the Met, I am always left wishing I hadn't. Genuine, knowledgable servers of the highest class, the choicest cuts, an aged sommelier is always on hand, and an unstuffy high class vibe. Always breaks the bank, always worth it.

5
★★★★★

Everytime I plan to try somewhere else besides the Met, I am always left wishing I hadn't. Genuine, knowledgable servers of the highest class, the choicest cuts, an aged sommelier is always on hand, and an unstuffy high class vibe. Always breaks the bank, always worth it.

Pros: STEAKS AND SERVICE

Cons: prices :(

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Without a doubt THE best steaks in the Northwest. Puts Mortons, Ruth's Chris, Daniels,etc. in a distant second place. Club-like setting in a former bank. Great servers. Reservations are essential. Most of the athletes in town & from visiting teams eat there. Very expensive but worth the bucks for special events and for taking visitors from out of town.

5
★★★★★

Without a doubt THE best steaks in the Northwest. Puts Mortons, Ruth's Chris, Daniels,etc. in a distant second place. Club-like setting in a former bank. Great servers. Reservations are essential. Most of the athletes in town & from visiting teams eat there. Very expensive but worth the bucks for special events and for taking visitors from out of town.

Pros: Valet parking at times, best & biggest steak meals in the Northwest

Cons: None

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I travel to Seattle often and I've dined out a lot. It until recently that I tried the Met for the first time. It was amazing! I've been to the other steak houses in seattle (daniels, el gaucho, etc) and the Met surpased them all! The steak is unbelievable, and the service is the best I've ever experienced anywhere. The Met is the essential Seattle restaurant.

5
★★★★★

I travel to Seattle often and I've dined out a lot. It until recently that I tried the Met for the first time. It was amazing! I've been to the other steak houses in seattle (daniels, el gaucho, etc) and the Met surpased them all! The steak is unbelievable, and the service is the best I've ever experienced anywhere. The Met is the essential Seattle restaurant.

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This place was amazing- wonderful food- honestly the best steak I have had in a long time. Better than El Gaucho for sure, the atmosphere and service are superior! Great wine list, awesome focus on local wines. Save up and take your date out to the Met- I had such a good time with my husband. Definitely worth it- you will have amazing leftovers too! Make reservations on Saturdays nights though, the place was lively and packed!

5
★★★★★

This place was amazing- wonderful food- honestly the best steak I have had in a long time. Better than El Gaucho for sure, the atmosphere and service are superior! Great wine list, awesome focus on local wines. Save up and take your date out to the Met- I had such a good time with my husband. Definitely worth it- you will have amazing leftovers too! Make reservations on Saturdays nights though, the place was lively and packed!

Pros: Great steak, wine, service

Cons: Can get loud

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This place is sensational! They have the best steak I have ever tasted and there desserts are to die for! The bannanas foster is prepared right in front of your eyes! The whole experience is great right from when you walk in the door. You walk in tell them your name and they take you back into a beautiful resteruant and the service is great! The Spinach Salad is great! Very Family friendly and no dress code. This meaning some people dress very fancy and some people in jeans. Very open and Friendly. I would highly recommend this resteraunt weather you live in seattle or are visiting!

5
★★★★★

This place is sensational! They have the best steak I have ever tasted and there desserts are to die for! The bannanas foster is prepared right in front of your eyes! The whole experience is great right from when you walk in the door. You walk in tell them your name and they take you back into a beautiful resteruant and the service is great! The Spinach Salad is great! Very Family friendly and no dress code. This meaning some people dress very fancy and some people in jeans. Very open and Friendly. I would highly recommend this resteraunt weather you live in seattle or are visiting!

Pros: The best resteruant in seattle!! Plus they have valet service!

Cons: There are no cons!!

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I've dined at Daniels Broiler, Ruth Chris and now the Met. Though I absolutely love all three for their differences, the Met is the only location that provided a few small extras in the customer service side of things. I went to the Met for the first time last weekend (6/3/06) because I was taking my mom out for her 50th birthday. I made reservations ahead of time through their online system and requested a table away from the stairs (per a previous negative review) When we got there, it happened to be a prom night and so it was packed out. We arrived 5 minutes late and had to wait 10 minutes in the foyer. Great pictures to look at. We were seated in a cushy booth with curtains on the side. The server was a bit abrupt to my liking on a few interchanges, but he was quick and offered us everything. Food was AWESOME! My mom ordered lobster bisque which she loved. My sister order a spinach salad which she loved. The steaks were great too. We ordered a chef's special with ribs on top.... yummm My mom and I split and still couldn't finish everything with the brocoli we ordered on the side with it. My sister ordered prime rib and her date ordered a new york cut I believe. We all loved our meals. Two managers came over to greet us and our waiter came out with a creme brule for my mother with a candle in it. The only down side was that we were charged for the creme brule without our knowledge :-( ------------

Well I've seen the negative and positive Reviews for the Met and I think those that had a bad time were folks with a bad attitude. Enjoy life, great food and the people you are with. I had a blast getting all dolled up and going to a classy restaurant to share in a lovely time with my loved ones. And the Met was a great... no awesome place to do that. -------------

*****Some tips... use the valet, it was very convienent and not that spendy $7 which they will add to your food ticket for you. Go to Costo and buy the gift certificates for $80 and have $100.00 spending power at the Met. We don't drink, so our meal came to about $175 and that included the $7 valet. They gave me the change in another gift certificate. (Which I will definately use)**********

Oh and the bathrooms are cute and offer all the great little extras to freshen up.

5
★★★★★

I've dined at Daniels Broiler, Ruth Chris and now the Met. Though I absolutely love all three for their differences, the Met is the only location that provided a few small extras in the customer service side of things. I went to the Met for the first time last weekend (6/3/06) because I was taking my mom out for her 50th birthday. I made reservations ahead of time through their online system and requested a table away from the stairs (per a previous negative review) When we got there, it happened to be a prom night and so it was packed out. We arrived 5 minutes late and had to wait 10 minutes in the foyer. Great pictures to look at. We were seated in a cushy booth with curtains on the side. The server was a bit abrupt to my liking on a few interchanges, but he was quick and offered us everything. Food was AWESOME! My mom ordered lobster bisque which she loved. My sister order a spinach salad which she loved. The steaks were great too. We ordered a chef's special with ribs on top.... yummm My mom and I split and still couldn't finish everything with the brocoli we ordered on the side with it. My sister ordered prime rib and her date ordered a new york cut I believe. We all loved our meals. Two managers came over to greet us and our waiter came out with a creme brule for my mother with a candle in it. The only down side was that we were charged for the creme brule without our knowledge :-( ------------

Well I've seen the negative and positive Reviews for the Met and I think those that had a bad time were folks with a bad attitude. Enjoy life, great food and the people you are with. I had a blast getting all dolled up and going to a classy restaurant to share in a lovely time with my loved ones. And the Met was a great... no awesome place to do that. -------------

*****Some tips... use the valet, it was very convienent and not that spendy $7 which they will add to your food ticket for you. Go to Costo and buy the gift certificates for $80 and have $100.00 spending power at the Met. We don't drink, so our meal came to about $175 and that included the $7 valet. They gave me the change in another gift certificate. (Which I will definately use)**********

Oh and the bathrooms are cute and offer all the great little extras to freshen up.

Pros: Valet, Service, Cushy Booths

Cons: Expensive, Charge for birthday extra without knowledge

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After dining in NY and Boston steak houses for my formative years, a friend recommended the Met shortly after I moved to Seattle. What people say is pretty much true here - the food is great, the service is great, and the menu options were great. As long as you are not too cheap to spend $200 on dinner, you should be very happy here. Our only complaint was that our table was so small we could barely keep 2 plates and 2 glasses on it at a time. Every other patron walking by bumped us, and the lamp on the table was unplugged by our feet every 5 minutes. The atmosphere is very typical of Seattle - casual. Still, after trying El Gaucho I have never returned to the Met.

4
★★★★☆

After dining in NY and Boston steak houses for my formative years, a friend recommended the Met shortly after I moved to Seattle. What people say is pretty much true here - the food is great, the service is great, and the menu options were great. As long as you are not too cheap to spend $200 on dinner, you should be very happy here. Our only complaint was that our table was so small we could barely keep 2 plates and 2 glasses on it at a time. Every other patron walking by bumped us, and the lamp on the table was unplugged by our feet every 5 minutes. The atmosphere is very typical of Seattle - casual. Still, after trying El Gaucho I have never returned to the Met.

Pros: Good food, Good service

Cons: Very casual, Crowded

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This financial district watering hole, Seattle's oldest steakhouse, boasts a big, boisterous bar, old-school elegance, and a hefty meat menu to match. Prime, dry-aged, corn-fed beef is grilled over Mexican mesquite charcoal, ensuring…

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