Diva at the Met

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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
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 Table d'Hote menu, Prix Fixe lunch menu and decadent desserts.

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Wonderful service!!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

For $99 set menu it was horrible food.
We had a 7:30pm reservation, but no one was there to receive us for about 10min. A waiter that ran by said ‘oh, we are really behind and everyone at the bar are still waiting for their tables’ So we ordered some cocktails at the bar and it was another 25 min before getting to a table. Out of the 5 course set meal, only the scallops appetizer and the dessert at the end were acceptable. The beet salad had leaves that were wilted. None of us finished it. I had one beet slice only. The sablefish I had was not tasty at all. I know it’s really hard to get staff for Xmas day. But, then don’t offer to be open and then serve customers less than adequate cooking! I would have tried another hotel restaurant instead. By 9:30pm, we had only had the soup and they were just bringing the awful beet salad! Will never go there again even for non- holiday dining’s.

MS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing
Service was fantastic
Did not have to wait to long to get served

VF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed our Christmas dinner. The 1st course Butternut Squash Bisque was very delicious. I like my soup really hot and this one was really hot – right to the last spoonful – actually, I burned my throat twice not expecting the soup to remain hot for so long. The 2nd course Beet Salad was not amazing at all. The greens were somewhat tired and starting to turn. The 3rd Course Seared Sea Scallops with Crisp Pancetta was very good. The scallops were perfectly cooked – sous vide to perfect before pan seared. They had a beautiful flavour. The 4th Course Filet Mignon was amazing. The quality of the meat was excellent, very tender and smooth and not grainy, the meat was perfectly cooked, I asked for med to med-well which is bound to result in a tougher steak, but my filet was perfect, pink on the inside, and very tasty on top. I appreciated that only one side of my filet was seared, not both sides. Sticky Toffee pudding? I only had two bites. Too full by that point. This is an excellent restaurant. The kitchen knows what they are doing. The down side is you don't really have a lot of interaction with your main server who disappeared to take orders from other tables – an overwhelming number by the looks of it.

SF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

We came for Christmas Day special menu, because there was roast turkey as the main course. The butternut squash bisque was delicious. There was a considerable wait for our beet salad. Then a loong wait for the turkey. Throughout the staff looked frantic trying to keep up to keep with the plating.
The turkey was not cut from a real carcas but in round preformed slices. Disappointing. The quality of the food was good. Stuffing tasty.
Scallops were lovely. Desserts decadent. Our server was very pleasant but very busy.
I find the design of the four levels feels crowded.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful way to spend Xmas dinner.

DS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We had the five course Christmas Day dinner. The drinks - Pina colada and virgin Pina coladas were unlike any we have had before -- lemon flavored and watery. Perhaps their bartender had the day off. The soup was delicious. The salad had wilted greens and rancid walnuts. The fish, steak, and turkey entrees were all delicious. The dessert -- a sticky caramel pudding --included a slab of sweetness that could have been left in the kitchen. Service was inattentive; it took a long time for our soups to arrive, the candle on our table was not lit, and it took a long time for our water glasses to be refilled. As the tip totaled $125 Canadian, service could have been better. The ambiance was lovely with a refreshingly low noise level. If the entire meal had reached the level of the soup and entrees and service had been more attentive, it would have been excellent evening.

C
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A very enjoyable Christmas evening dinner. Good choice in selections over the five courses, good service, quality and quantity of food. Wine pairing was exceptional value. Many thanks - good to come away from a restaurant where expectations have been exceeded

J
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

The only problem, is that in Christmas eve there was only one 5 courses meal. It was too much food.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Christmas menu consists 5 courses, 1st three dishes were super tiny. Salad and veggie tart were like something you purchased from supermarket. Main dish and dessert were good.
Service was super slow, they were definitely understaffed. I told the waitress my dishes need to be fully cooked since I'm pregnant, she still served me soft cheese on my salad.

d
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place for a business lunch. It's less busy than some of the nearby restaurants so you can have a better conversation. The service was friendly and efficient. The plates were well presented and delicious. They went above and beyond to let one person have half fries and half salad for their side - many other restaurants don't let you do that. It's a bit on the pricey side but typical of a lot of downtown hotel restaurants.

s
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

You can't go wrong with Diva. It's slightly overlooked these days but the quality of food and service remains high. It's still one of Vancouver's now-hidden culinary jewels.

m
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food, excellent wine recommendation and good service.
will go again

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The food was good but incredibly inconsistent. My coworker and I both ordered crab cakes and hers had 3 cakes and mine had 2. Three of us ordered the diva fries - one came with ketchup only, mine came with ketchup and an aioli and the other one was twice the size with ketchup and two different aiolis. I don’t understand in a table of 6 how there can be so many variances. I would go back because the food was good but the standards add on and portions sizes should be equal.

MD
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Sadly what used to be a great restaurant has fallen to become a hotel restaurant. The room itself while the same since opening is fine and functional, but the chairs feel like they are close to breaking and not comfortable. The service staff are trying but the food is just not acceptable for the price point or in keeping with its prior standards. We sent 2 meals back as the prawns were overcooked and the overall taste bad, To be fair to the restaurant, they did no charge us for those meals. Diva needs a redo!

G
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a great celebration of our anniversary. The duck was amazing and the dessert was incredible. The soup and crab cakes were just ok. They were not at the same level of fab as the duck or the salmon. The quality of our dining experience was enhanced by our very attentive server, well done!

MD
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All aspects of our evening were top notch. Great food, service and value. Diva offers a quiet environment with comfort and style.

JP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the Diva roll and the fig salad. Service was as attentive as always, never disappointing :) Will visit again soon!

RK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice place for dining out . Service is great . I ordered beef , quite salty. Perhaps the chef could put less salt into food for health reasons. No black cod this time in the menu , really missed it .

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service we’re both outstanding. The duck was fantastic!

LI
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Unfortunately, only one waiter showed up for work so understandably , the service was not up to standard . We had the Hailbut and it was dry and kind of overcooked.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Service was good , food , in particular the main course was a major letdown. Well presented but absolutely tasteless. Will not be back . Very disappointing.

B
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food! Best filet mignon ever!

F
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

I had to wait on multiple occasions to ask for the bill and server wasn’t friendly nor pleasant to deal with. I wouldn’t go back.

C
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

2 of the 4 main course (chicken breast dish and prawn pasta dish) were super salty, it was rather unbearable.

R
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The dessert was the best part of our meal. They know how to make a good, delicious dessert. This time it was banana split. It was my 2nd time trying this restaurant and from 3 years ago, the meal wasn't as memorable as the first time, but the dessert was just as good as the first time. The fresh, warm bread was good and the vegetables with the flank steak were good. The polenta that came with the steak was too big even with 2 people sharing. The flank steak was good. Go for dessert!

T
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our go to favorite restaurant whenever we are having a night out in Vancouver. Food and drinks never disappoint us!

P
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was flavourless. My steak was bland and overly soft. The quality of beef they use is very questionable. The sauce wasn’t good and is overpowering. The pasta tasted like damp cloth, and the prawn were not fresh and off tasting. There were 9 of us but for quite an empty restaurant, the food took way too long. We ordered around 6:15pm and food came at 7:20pm The server appeared nice and friendly but neglected the table after taking orders. No coming around asking if everything is okay or filling our water. The restaurant itself was pretty nice, visually pleasing, and quiet. The lack of patrons on a Saturday should have been a clue.

FT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

It was once the major hyped-up restaurant in Vancouver many years ago, it is situated in a upper scale hotel so we decided to try out their Mother’s Day brunch buffet. Thinking it should be at least decent, right? Boy, was I wrong!
The restaurant was only filled by about 4 tables and I can now understand why.
Food options in the buffet were quite limited, meat from carving station was DRY and it has been sitting there for a long time. Oysters were never been replaced when they were gone, there were only 6 items for desserts. The best thing I had that day was a freshly made omelette! Service was impersonal even though they mandatorily charged me 17% for it.
For $75 per head plus the 17% service charge, the bill for 2 adults was over $180. Needless to say I definitely would not return. Very disappointing!
It was so bad I didn’t even bother taking any pictures.

f
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch. Had a delicious meal.

EV
Vancouver
65 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a great dinner with the family at Diva. Our server was informative and cordial. Most of us had the three course tasting menu where you can select from at least three options in each category. It was was an excellent way to try the menu. My favourites were the scallop and beef carpaccio.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my colleagues was a first time visitor to Diva and very much enjoyed the experience and food.

M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A good place to go and do business. Much quieter than other restaurants down town. Very good service.

SH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

My halibut was dry which is so disappointing and not my previous experiences. Unable to speak to this given my guests at the table who enjoyed their meals. Sat at the back where it was much quieter.

G
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 🥂

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

KM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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. :-)

SD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

NO
Vancouver
43 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

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.