Diva at the Met

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708 reviews
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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Our culinary team brings a true respect for our fresh local ingredients, with a reputation for bringing out their true flavours through both traditional and modern cooking techniques. True to those words, we utilize ingredients traceable to their origins, offering a path back to the restaurant's strong relationships with farmers, fishermen and artisans. By exploiting simplicity, our food is about letting the flavours speak for themselves; all the while ensuring the pure essence of the ingredient is the star of the dish. Our staff have both a passion for food and wine, with a talent for hospitality and service.

Innovative signature cocktails are created seasonally.

Special offerings include Diva's Chef's Table and wine cellar featuring over 150 labels. Diva also offers Prix Fixe lunch menus, fresh seasonal testing menus and decadent desserts.

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice restaurant. Server was excellent. Quite busy since it was a Christmas dinner. Food quality was mixed. Endive salad really did not have much endive. Butternut squash soup was good. Crab cake was mediocre. Filet was excellent! Dessert was nice - I never thought of a Stilton cheesecake before.

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M
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always reliably good food and drink and service, even on Holidays.

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall very satisfied but Wine list could be improved as ALL white wines are dry. No sweet or moderate sweet, only different brands of very dry wine.

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DW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had Christmas dinner here and couldn't be happier with the experience. The wait staff were attentive, the food was outstanding and the wine pairings were inspired. Best food experience we had in Vancouver!

Will most definitely return in the future.

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1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Unfortunately our experience was not to the best standard initially however management did provide us with an explanation and better service after we explained our grievances. The food was tasty. Wine list not too overwhelming.

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YP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for the Christmas Eve 5 course dinner. Every course was delicious. We also arrived 30 minutes late for our reservation and were not turned away. They seated us fairly quickly. Service from the moment we walked in, to when we were leaving was perfect.

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L
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

This was Diva’s special Christmas menu so at $99 each, we expected more. Instead our dining experience was poor, start to finish. We got the worst table, right next to the washroom and the kitchen, where one of the food prep staff kept yelling in a grumpy voice “service” every time a plate was ready. Then a big steel food warming cabinet was stuck in our face as we ate.

We expected more wow from the food, but it was ordinary. At least 3 of the 5 courses were bland like they forgot to add salt. We ordered an expensive bottle of wine and they only poured our bottle once or twice at the beginning, then our server forgot about us the rest of the night.

When we finally complained to the waitress, she offered insincere apologies and weak excuses. You’d expect the manager or head server to come to our table but nothing.

We’ve been to Diva in years past and had good experiences. Diva used to be one of the great restaurants in town but not anymore. With all the great options for dining in town, just go elsewhere.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attentive and positive engaged staff.

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F
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My wife and I celebrated our 49th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends at Diva. The staff was very accommodating and very patient. The variety for food on the menu accommodated everyone in our party including our grandchildren.
I will recommend Diva to our friends and family

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Risotto was not up to snuff had to return it and the second time around was much hotter but the flavor was okay.

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were 8 people at the table. We had a good time. The server was very accomodating and patient with us even we were very noisy.

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s
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Awesome as always. Consistent, not too noisy and great service. Brussel sprouts are best in town!

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J
Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Disappointed to find a decline. None presented were imaginative

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MJ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We have eaten here before and the ambience is quite nice and it’s convenient if you’re staying in the Metropolitan Hotel. Our main difficulty with the food is that this time and in the past it’s been way too salty. We love salt and are a bit heavy handed with it but even for us it was way over the top. For this reason we’ll dine elsewhere when staying at the Met.

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W
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A lovely evening! Good service, wonderful food!
Did not enjoy the large screen TV w baseball playing throughout our meal!!

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R
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food at a reasonable price; I've been to more expensive restaurants whose cocktails, appies, dinner, and dessert aren't nearly as good as Diva at the Met. The ambience is great - you can show up casual or dressy, it doesn't matter. In my group of 6, all diners were extremely happy with the appetizers, entrees, and desserts - including two vegetarians.

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T
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent as usual! This is our favorite restaurant to go to before concerts.

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JS
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was pretty good. The servers were really friendly and helpful. Especially for my 5-year-old nephew who decided to turn shy.

I had the pickled pear and gorgonzola salad. It was really good, though large. Of I go back, I would split it as the starter. My main was the herb and goat cheese tortellini. It was really good. A half-dozen or so pieces of pasta in a light tomato sauce with thin very fresh, lightly steamed zucchini slices.

It took a bit to pay our bill, but that was probably more a 'let them finish their wine' thought than a lack of attentiveness of the waitstaff. (An over-tired five-year-old might skew times.)

The kids menu has more than three options and they made us plain steamed veggies to go with my nephew's chicken breast and fries.

Over all, we would definitely go back.

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KO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed convenience of a very nice dining experience after a long day travelling. Great chef and wait staff!

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DV
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was excellent. The music was quite loud and we asked for it to be turned down. He said there was a problem with the system but he would see what he could do. And he was able to lower the level which made our evening most enjoyable

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H
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Ordered a dish and asked to hold the bacon. Dish arrived with the bacon. Returned to kitchen whereby it was overhead the chef swearing he had messed up. The meal was redone with no bacon but was so rich I could barely eat it. Waiter Sam was great.
They did comp the meal and we received a dessert platter for our Anniversary.
The ambience was not great and most likely will not return.

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C
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Great food and service.
Ambience needs improvement.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved it! Everyone’s meals were fantastic. Looking forward to going back to try more of the menu.

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DA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location for a business lunch meeting. Service, food and location was great!

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f
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, Mother’s Day brunch was fabulous! Thank you.

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have eaten here a few times never a disappointment

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time. Food and service were excellent. Definitely will be back!

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A
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing! Service was spot on, and atmosphere was very romantic! We went here for our 10 year anniversary and wouldn't change a thing! We had the cod and the ravioli, and both were orgasmic! Thank you Diva for making our day so memorable :)

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JG
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

We enjoyed our meals, particularly the cod and the beet salad. The food was fantastic and the service was friendly; however, it took a very long time for our food to come out. A table of four that came in after we were seated was served their appetizers and main course before we got our appetizers. Despite the long wait for our food, we would recommend this restaurant to others.

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OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly professional staff, payed attention to my food sensitivities. The seared scallops in starter is very good.

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HS
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Based on all the good reviews, we were expecting more from Diva. Friday nite, after 7pm, we were the third of only 3 parties dining there. We ordered the pear and Gorgonzola salad, thankfully, we were sharing it because it was a very large appetizer. There was no skimping on the cheese, spiced nuts or any ingredients but the overall it was a bit too sweet. For the main course, my partner had the black cod and I had the halibut, the portion size was good, the black cod looked very moist but the halibut was overcooked and dry and the whole plate was rather bland. The wait staff were very pleasant but, for want of a better term, lacked a bit of polish. At this price point, there are many better restaurant options downtown.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Just a terrible experience. Rude servers, poor quality food.

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KG
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The meal was very good and the service was quick. This restaurant is located in a hotel, so it was also quite busy but this was not a problem for us. The wait staff were friendly and helpful.

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EC
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated Valentine's here and it was perfect! Service was friendly, courteous and prompt. Food was served at a very nice pace, was beautifully plated and was cooked to perfection.

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KN
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Went on valentines day, food was way below par for a $90 set meal. The lobster bisque literally tasted like chinese shrimp paste; my date also noticed other peoples disgusted faces when trying the bisque. My tenderlion was cooked to perfection (med rare)however had 0 flavor, however my date recieved a steak that was close to raw. It was completely red minus the 1mm of charring on the outside. The mash and the dessert was good at least. We wouldve much rather gone to anywhere else for a $200 meal.

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OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went on Valentines Day 2018 had the $89 set menu and $125 menu with wine pairing. 3hrs free valet parking for diners which was nice. Though the valets need to learn to take it easy on the accelerator and braking. Our server Ms. Thomas made our evening enjoyable. The food was basic yet tasty. They need to up their game if they are to compete with the surrounding fine dining establishments. Wine pairing was poorly thought out. Sommelier needs to taste the food pair properly. Wine list is weak. Desserts were basic but well done. I feel that management is riding on Diva's past reputation as one of the best fine dining restaurants in downtown. Nothing new since 15 years ago. Probably better then. Kitchen team were shouting too loud that diners in the top corner of the dining room could hear clearly. We can hear that the kitchen team was stressed which doesn't bode well with diners. Music was fit for a lounge not for a dining room. So far, not a top choice for now.

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C
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the first time I’ve been back to Diva after years of regular visits. It’s as good as I remember! It was a Valentines set menu which can be a disappointment, but not at Diva. Very good. Recommended.

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JR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Excellent salmon burger.

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ML
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I had the pork chop and it was excellent. Very moist and tender and very flavourful.

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r
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the service was phenomenal. the food was overall good, I especially enjoyed their pork belly. The subtle sauce flavors accentuated the crispy pieces of pork. I also ordered the mushroom risotto, which was very good with a hint of what I thought to be truffle. however, if I had to complain about something, perhaps the rice by itself with none of the mushrooms or truffle toppings was a little bit bland. Other than that, our server was knowledgeable and patient, gave us space and was very respectful, kind, and had some humor. The bathrooms were clean and spacious. We chose to sit in a quieter area which was very accommodating. It had a romantic ambiance. Overall, a wonderful experience I would recommend to others and come back myself.

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