Seattle >Metropolitan Grill
This good looking room serves up stellar steaks, sides, wine and desserts 7 days a week. Don't miss the Manhattan, the Bloody Mary, the burger or the happy hour that runs Monday - Friday 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. when bites set you back just $4- $7.
Steaks are legendary, prime beef cooked with care in chef Eric Hellner's kitchen, accompanied by something from the award-winning wine list. Expensive and worth it. If you're on a budget, go sit in the bar for happy hour. The burger is terrific and the bartenders offer welcome pairing advice.
I'm not the biggest steak fan, but I have had one or two here that nearly converted me. The sides--the gratin, creamed spinach, fried artichokes--are the real deal. If you're really lucky, you can talk the bartender into pouring a little Makers Mark over your MM ice cream, which comes with a huge slice of carrot cake. You won't leave hungry, that's for damn sure. Most of the staff has been around for a decade or longer, which means this is the place to come if you want some of the best service in Seattle. They're pros.
OUTSTANDING FOOD- ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST STEAKHOUSES. 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.
Average as usual..
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.
better off going to Applebee's. 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.
very bad experience.
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.
Once Great, Now Just Over-Rated.
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.
Unbelievably Great Experience. 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.)
Never a bad experience!.
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!
What a disappointment. 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.
BEST STEAK IN TOWN....TOON TOWN !!.
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.
a bit crowded, but for good reason. 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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