The Metropolitan

3.9
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124 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian

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The Metropolitan has been a staple in downtown Calgary since 2000. A central meeting place on bustling Stephen Avenue, located in the business district of Calgary's downtown core. Great for lunch or dinner meetings in our restaurant and after work cocktails in our large lounge where you can enjoy a lively Happy Hour every day of the week! The Met also offers a versatile full service Private Dining Room for more intimate meeting or parties.
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There is something special about Calgary. It is different than other Canadian cities. You can feel it when patio season starts, when a chinook rolls in, or when you get a high five from a stranger just after the Flames make the playoffs. It’s a small town at heart.

At its core, The Metropolitan, has always aimed to embody that spirit. Over the past 16 years we’ve grown with the city, for the city; forever evolving in constant pursuit of being the place where Calgarians gather.

Private Dining

Whether you are looking for a large buy out party or something a bit smaller and intimate, we have the space to host you and your guests.

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What 124 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.0
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.7
Value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PA
Calgary
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food and service were great. Too loud. Had to yell to be heard.

TR
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great time and food

MW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Normally we like the Met but food was just ok and we waited over 35 min to receive our luke warm food. Disappointed this time with them . Service was way off.

TC
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Every time I have been to this restaurant for dinner, the food has not been great. I ordered Gyoza dumplings and they were deep fried. They were greasy and heavy and didn’t taste very good. I have never seen Gyoza dumplings deep fried before.

JS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Food was not as good as I remember it being in the past

BC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Waitress was slow and very rude. Management tried to smoot

JC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Didn’t have Common Crown IPA or the gyoza for an appy

H
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We arrived at 1130 am. The server who sat us ran off ahead of us rather than waited for us to get to our table. Two of the 6 items our table ordered weren’t available. Our server didn’t take the menus with him when we ordered our food and forgot about drinks. Food was so so. I had brown kale in my salad. Overall not a great experience.

OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Red Snapper was excellent

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

There was just too much sauce in my Seoul bowl. The flavor was great but I felt like everything was drowning in sauce.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great date! I’m so in!!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 2

Rather disappointing overall. The service was great, bit not much going on inside. The food left a lot to be desired - if you are a bruscetta lover, don't order it here! It came with a chopped mushroom concoction - the smell and taste were disgusting and tainted the rest of the meal. The saving grace was our lovely server who was quick to respond to any request. Would not recommend

AK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Wallet stolen out of my purse at Lunch. Manager and staff very helpful. There is no one at the front door so be careful as these thieves just walk in, grab, walk out.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I really do like the food and the service is usually quite good. I think it was just busy so our service was a little slow, but they staff was friendly, professional and courteous. Also the cheesecake is amazing.

D
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good food with great service. Friendly Waitress. Great patio atmoshphere.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stampede lunch

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MF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

We arrived on time for our noon reservation and were given a table right at the door. Not what is expected when a reservation is made ahead of time. We waited 10 mins to be acknowledged at all and waited 20 mins to get even a glass of water. Waited again for our order to be taken. Our service had approached our table and indicated she would be serving us. She then forgot about us and I needed to wave her over. She then said "did no one help you?" About 15 mins later the bartender approached and said he was taking over the table and asked what we ordered. Honestly must say, the service was a complete failure. The food was mediocre and less enjoyable as we had to rush to eat the food and leave.

L
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We didn’t eat just had drinks but everything was great. The wine was a bit pricey but service was great.

f
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The angry shrimp pasta was amazing. Dont forget to try their Baja Fish Taco! It was delicious

CA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great unique menu items and lots of drink choices.

OT
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great place to watch the NBA finals!!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Food was good, especially the deal 3 appy’s for the price of 2. Service was very slow and had to request for a refill of water when glass had been sitting empty for quite sometime.

JH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Terrible service and food. I keep on trying it. But will not return

OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

The service for our table was inconsistent. We had to wait 45 minutes for our bill, despite asking for it multiple times. We were charged for items which we ordered, but did not arrive. I had hoped for the service to be more accommodating, and have had much better experiences at comparable restaurants on Stephen Avenue. I hope this feedback will be valued and that changes can be made to accommodate your future clients.

EW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really delicious food! I had the tuna salad and it was amazing and well priced. The bar staff was all very fun and made sure we were taken care of :) will be back!

OT
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Service was a little slow, took a long time to get a bill, never did get a follow up for coffee or dessert . My guests had left , I had to ask somebody for the bill.
$20 for a glass of wine is pretty absurd really. My Caesar salad was drowning in dressing.
Not your best day. As you can see I have been there a few times over the past while, not sure what happened today. I didn’t make a fuss as I was doing business
Dan

JO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Met continues to maintain their high quality service while catering to those who have food sensitivities. Another great experience at lunch yesterday. Thank-you.

FS
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

The food was really good, but the service was the worst I have experienced in years.

J
Calgary
68 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Menu very plain and it is expensive for lunch.

DG
Calgary
53 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

A fantastic experience. Good burger, and the salad with delmonico salad was fantastic

E
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

I was very disappointed with my first visit to this restaurant... I pacifically put on our reservation that it was for a special birthday- my boyfriends 25th they didn’t even check and sat us at a bar table I then had to ask to be moved to a small booth as it was for an occasion. There was no stuffed chicken so went with another meal and asked for no shrimp buut they brought it out with shrimp I cannot eat it as I am pregnant so had to send it back to make a new one overall food wasn’t great for the price and usually other restaurants on birthday will bring a small cake with a candle but we had nothing thresh was not even aware it was a special occasion so felt very disappointed with this. I would of chosen a different restaurant if I knew that.

DG
Calgary
53 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great, as always

IA
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We asked to change our reservation to an hour earlier and they were able to accommodate us. Friendly staff, food and drinks were good and great happy hour menu

TG
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chicken Caesar salad was good. Great cheese on it. Steak sandwich was perfect. Really nice staff.
Central location. Lots of business people.

A
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

The food was super fast and really good. The Botha are a little squishy

CG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I were bidding farewell to two friends heading back to St.John's. We were there for happy hours and dinner. The Bellini's were amazing, so was the parmesan fries, Asian dumplings and beyond words was the BEYOND BURGER. My friend could not stop talking about it the whole evening because it was that GOOOOOOD!!

You've done it again The Met!

The Metropolitan
Responded on April 30, 2019

Hi Cynthia, So Glad you've enjoyed your time!! I hope to see you again soon! Nick Smerek General Manager

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ES
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

It was completely dead because of the flames game so it was quiet but not exactly in a good way. The kitchen had run out of the one thing that I wanted to order...

A
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Would never return..unfortunately we weren’t treated properly and the food came out with lots of mistakes and it was cold :(

MD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went on a Monday evening and they ha a jazz singer and keyboardist playing, it was fantastic. Also great drink specials and food was good.

ML
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It was lunch time, very busy, and took about 20 mins for a server to come see us. In which case it ended up being a manager. She took very good care of us and made up for the wait time we started off with! The stuffed chicken breast was a little underwhelming, as the menu made it sound more flavorful, although the chicken was cooked perfect it was just missing the sun dried tomatoes and flavor of the goat cheese. They did split it between us however as we were sharing, which was great. Again, manager took care of us and turned our visit around for us.

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