The moment you step into the Metropolitan Grill, you know you have entered a classic steakhouse. Guests enter through tall mahogany doors to be ... More
The Metropolitan Grill
The moment you step into the Metropolitan Grill, you know you have entered a classic steakhouse. Guests enter through tall mahogany doors to be greeted by tuxedo clad Maitre D's. Cuts of beef are showcased in a glass display in the front entryway. Framed photographs of celebrities, sports heroes and local politicians, all frequent visitors to The Met, line the walls. At the Metropolitan Grill, the focus is on the Prime beef, American and Japanese Wagyu. Steaks are seared over the high heat of the "Iron Wood of the World," imported mesquite charcoal, ensuring the most tender, juicy steaks available. Metropolitan Grill Chefs personally select each cut that is served to guests. The Metropolitan Grill's award-winning wine list showcases the definitive steakhouse selection of premium West Coast red wines, with special emphasis on Cabernets, Merlots and Meritage.
I was told this was the best place in town. Not so. Food and service did not meet expectations.
Had dinner at bar not table. Bar staff folded cardboard boxes and emptied garbage while I was eating. Cigar smoke everpresent. Nothing outstanding in food quality or presentation.
Been going there for years . . . it is part of a tradition. Places come and go. Places go in and out of favor but this steakhouse is one of the landmarks. If you are downtown and want the local's choice for steak, drop into the Met (then go to the symphony!).
Fantastic food, celebrities show up frequently, especially when there are sporting events going on. In the heart of downtown Seattle, so the ambiance is great. Can't wait to go there again; it's a little pricy, but definitely worth it.