Diva at the Met

4.0
724 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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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G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delayed Valentine's Day celebration and chose Diva at the Met for the ambiance and reputation to be a fantastic dining experience. Our expectations were surpassed, our service was delightful and we had a fab time. Thank you all 🥂

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Valentines special was a great 5 course set. Was worth the value

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KM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my friend there for a birthday lunch. Was spacious, not too noisy so you could converse. Food was good. Service was good. I'll be back as when we ordered a bite of gluten-free dessert, they brought it to our table on a plate with Happy Birthday written on the plate in chocolate, complete with a lit birthday candle, au gratis! Impressive. :-)

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SD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

While the food was excellent (the cheesecake was too sour for me due to the type of cheese used in its creation - not a good choice if you like sweet desserts), the pricing was not terribly clear. An extra $10 for the steak option was not clearly identified in the menu. The sauces with the dishes were tasty and complemented the meat well. A cozy restaurant that accommodated our seating desires. Quite lovely.

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NO
Vancouver
42 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Wanted to enjoy Dine Out, and were disappointed that we chose our last experience to be there. Food was ok, not great and personally not worth the $45 per person (especially compared to the place we were at the previous night). But making matters were and really tainted the evening was the horrible service, not only slow to get drinks or food, when there was an issue she was impossible to try and track down. It seemed the table next to us fared better there and we actually had to get him to flag our waiter down twice, plus he is the one who responded to get us a spoon for our soup.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Our first waitress introduced herself took a drink order that took about 20-25 mins. Then we had another waitress, she never said I’ll be taking care of you now. Not sure at this point who our waitress was. Next drink another 15 mins. My husband who was not drinking, had water that sat empty till dinner. We had wanted to order items from the regular menu not the dine out. No where did it say that only the dine out menu was available. Food was okay nothing fantastic. We would have chose somewhere else if this was the case. When we were done we sat waiting with our waitress no where to be found, another waitress tried to help but wasn’t sure how to split our bill. To say the least the service was the worst service I have ever had, and the ambiance was awful, very cold, felt like a buffet, will not recommend or return.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

This restaurant was not satisfying if to consider its place, food cost, even if I try to understand it was dine out season. Upon entering, I was not asked for coat check, which I think this kind of hotel restaurant should offer. Atmosphere was great. It was spacey, cozy, and quiet. Food was fairly okay except my pork belly. It came with its skin, but I could not cut with knife, could not even bite off. Waitress was intimate. I wish she were able to check our water cup. It was never refilled although I put it on the side of table so she could see it. I had to catch her attention and ask for it.
To sum up, I would not consider coming back if this is their norm. I would rather spend my time from where it is a bit cheaper (or same price range, it is to compare) but with greater service and food.

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JX
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dine out menu was excellent. Everything on the menu was delicious. The sticky toffee pudding was so unforgettable.

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V
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

I went there for Dine Out Vancouver Festival to try their $45 per person menu. I ordered the New York steak which had an additional $10 charge. The steak was tough and terrible. The appetizer and the dessert were so so. Even though the service was good, I will not go there again.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Nothing special considering price, I would prefer other options next time

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p
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Diva at the Met has always been the place for high quality food and ambiance. While the quality of food was upheld this year, I felt that some of the staff were too casually-dressed for a fine-dining restaurant of this caliber.

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U
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening at Diva the food was excellent and charming romantic atmosphere.

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m
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went to have dine out. The food is really good

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LD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meal very good. Enjoyed the wine pairings. Will consider returning. Lida

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SD
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Overall, the experience was positive. The soup appetizer and seabass main course were very tasty. Dessert was interesting but not scrumptious. The sticky toffee pudding itself was a bit dry and hard. Our waitress was friendly, very helpful, very approachable . Service was quick and efficient. The atmosphere was on the noisier side. Overall decor of the restaurant was on the older side, a bit tired, taking away from the delicous food and good service.

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PL
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Went to Dine Out with friends and enjoyed the service and food. Great place for friends to get together!

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GB
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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A
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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OT
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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