The Metropolitan

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170 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.
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What 170 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.0
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.7
Value
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEmilieL
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had been a few times and didn't love it previous but the manager nick was really sweet came over multiple times to make sure I was enjoying everything, highly recommend!

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vipluclaverdiere
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

With Covid, I got a spot on the patio. The food was great and our server was lovely.

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vipTop40Gordie
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is so good. The new chef has done a great job. I have the Chicken Caesar salad or the burger everyone i go

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ChadC
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the lettuce wraps and it was fantastic, very affordable lunch option in downtown

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csc89
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Even though the waitresses have to wear masks they should be a little more attentive and friendly to the customers as that's how they will get tips now. Not just their looks.

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BlaineG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food.

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Cluksu
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Took forever to order

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CherylD
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Lettuce wraps were served with lettuce leaves no more than half an inch wide for chunks of chicken that were huge. It was tasty but very disappointing as an appetizer you would expect to eat with your hands. I ate it as a salad. The dynamite roll I ordered was unavailable and the noise level in the restaurant was uncomfortable. We had to leave so we could talk. The service was very good but the rest was less than expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Welcome lunch

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DanS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience4

All good but the reason for the overall low score is the super annoying alarm sound yesterday. Never experienced that before at your place or else. We came to relax and enjoy food and company and we ended up irritated and tired. Bothered my client and myself very much.
Other than that, food and service were very much OK.

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Dirt
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

The wings came out and were undercooked. While disappointed...it does happen. The error was corrected very quickly. Otherwise was a good experience and value for the dollar.

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Impressed
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It is very loud in there, but the decor is very nice. Food was delicious! Would definitely recommend.

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vipMatBinYYC
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

I think was hopefully a one off bad experience. Our server was great and she handled to food issues well. She did inform us they have a new chef and are launching a new menu so I'm hopefully it'll be better next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service was very good but music was way too loud. We were seated at a booth and still struggled to hear ourselves talk. We asked the server to turn it down, but she pretty much told us nicely that that wasn’t going to happen and she was right. Music blared on.

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LynnD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

The food was very good, but the restaurant was far too noisy. You had to yell so you could have a conversation with your tablemates.

Most disappointed with the fact that I was severely overcharged. When I called back the next morning at 11 am to have it sorted out, I was told they would sort it out and call me back. I called back at 4 pm and was told they were too busy to look into it.

When I hadn't heard back by the next day at 12:30 I was told the girl I spoke with left the building. I spoke with the manager, he told me he had heard about what happened, but nothing more. Still waiting to hear back how I am going to get my money back (over $70). Very poor customers service. I won't be back. Shame on you The Met!

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LyndsayC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

For a busy night, the waitress was very kind and was doing her best considering the circumstances. However, the kitchen got both of the orders at our table wrong (ex. Presenting two burger sliders when the menu calls for three in an order).

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DarrenH
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location, good food, great service, excellent table availability.

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Eleni
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was great. Went for a business lunch and it was so loud I could barely hear my client. I will never do that again, but would definitely go back for an evening out with friends.

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REB2014
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Everything was great. Our waitress was perfect! She was knowledgeable, personable, witty (which I admire), came and went with perfect timing. Food was delicious (ahi tuna and snapper) albeit a little pricey. Did not order any alcohol and the bill was $70.

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Bubba674
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Very nice place but food was expensive and portions were very small. Food was below average for the prices. Service was very poor,having 5 waitresses on staff with about 60 people in the place,service should have been better. I ordered my dinner and a refill on my drink. I got my dinner first and didn't get my drink until after i finished eating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

The meal and service was great, but they now have a DJ every Friday night and it was so loud you couldn’t have a conversation with someone you were sitting beside. We went for dinner at a restaurant, not a bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sarah was a great server. And was amazed how fast the food came out of the kitchen. If a person needed a quick fantastic lunch. This is the spot

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Love2eatout
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great overall experience.

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Tracy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

Lunch was not very good, but quite overpriced, even for downtown!

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vipCDub
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

My guest was seated at the wrong table for over 20 minutes, while I waited for him at a table I had reserved. The Management did not come over to apologize until requested to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The lady serving us (I believe her name is Ashley) is a great person and very good at her job. She deserves some recognition for the service she gave us.

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LorriT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

At one point the music was turned up and made it quite difficult to hear.

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Lorenzo
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The waitresses were able to provide an optional table for better access for senior people. The food was outstanding and delicious. Prices are a little bit expensive considering the quantity of food and in comparison with other restaurants. Suggestion: Get maybe two (2) tables with low chairs to provide an option for senior people. My mother-in-law (92 years old) had difficulties to get her seat. In general terms, the food was excellent and the service was very good. I will recommend the Metropolitan to family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Going away lunch

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vipCarny
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Server was great and friendly but food took an extremely long time to arrive. One of my clients joked that the angry shrimp pasta should have been called the mildly irritated shrimp pasta as it seemed bland (possibly because it was rushed after being so late). Server apologized and made adjustments to the bill which was appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and service.

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TaraR
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great for lunch

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KevinT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The food quality is not as good as in the past.
The quality of your restaurant has deteriorated.
We went to your restaurant to enjoy the food and atmosphere that we were accustomed to and we were very disappointed with the quality of the food and the service.
We will not be returning.

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George
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food and ambiance about what I expected. Pretty decent, but nothing remarkable.

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JoeP
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Our server was obviously new to the job. Nice place, decent food and par for the course for pricing. Seating space is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

It’s way too loud always music is way too much

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

First off couldn't find my reservation, they gave away my reserved table to someone who walked in and budded in line. Then had to wait while they figured out the table situation when it was already busy. Hostess didn't seem like she knew what she was doing. Service very slow. Even though it was an appreciation night of some sort, the constant interrupting of servers while trying to talk was annoying. Food was meh. Overpriced.
Took forever to get our bill to leave.
Probably will never go back

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The lettuce wraps were quite sweet and the chicken was very chunky the salads were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Crappy, slow service with clueless staff. Food was ok but nothing special.

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elow
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I'm sorry but today was not good - Got the Georgia Chicken and the bun was dry and crumbly and the chicken was dry with a very hard crust. Ordered the side caesar as well and it really had zero flavour (hardly any dressing or cheese and leaves were limp).

That being said, had your salmon salad the other day and it was fantastic.

FAQs

The Metropolitan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 263-5432.

The Metropolitan is rated 4 stars by 170 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.