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The Metropolitan, Calgary, AB

The Metropolitan

4.2
4.2
241 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Comfort Food, Lounge

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 263-5432

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Carolyn Pham: (844) 832-3493

  • Neighbourhood

    Calgary

  • Cross Street

    2nd St. SW

  • Parking Details

    Core parking located on 4th street SW and has underground parking available 7 days a week with reduced rates on evenings after 3pm and weekends. Paid street parking is also available within a block.

  • Public Transit

    The 3rd street Eastbound C-Train station located just outside the Core entrance which leads directly to the Metropolitans back entrance.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 241 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Business Meals

  • Calgary

    Business Meals

  • Calgary

    Lunch

  • Calgary

    Contemporary Canadian

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  1. SS

    SamanthaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious. Made a reservation on the patio but they don’t hold a table for us there so we had to eat inside which was disappointing. We were also told we would have to be out by 1 for a private event. It would have been preferable to be contacted prior informing guests with reservations of this.
  2. LL

    LoraL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We had a large group (20), so expect a bit slower service. The restaurant was not busy, plenty of staff, but service was very slow. Food was decent, drinks were great.
  3. F

    Frequentdiner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful experience, we made a reservation for 8 people during stampede over lunch and they told us we had 1 hr to eat and get out because they had an event. Awful service, ambiance and experience. Will not return
  4. CM

    CMag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was really good, drinks were good. Service was decent. Good environment
  5. TG

    Top40Gordie

    Calgary

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beef capacious is my new favourite appetizer. The wedge salad is a lot but so good.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good service and great tasting meal.
  7. JO

    JosephO

    Edmonton

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food excellent service will attend again
  8. t

    trishaeats

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Table was very dirty. We asked the waitress to wipe it down and she only wiped a third of our tables. Only one ribeye left with hours left before closing. Long wait for food and our table became increasingly irritable each time after the 2nd time she checked up on us with no update on our food. Ribeye for 2 was only for 1 - delicious but very small portion. Popcorn shrimps tacos were thrown together. Would not recommend this restaurant.
  9. CS

    CharS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Right from the time of arrival the ambiance on the patio was exciting, we were greeted and seated immediately, the service was top notch. The food was absolutely amazing, would definitely recommend The Metropolitan.
  10. LP

    LilP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very friendly staff, good food and great wine ! We ordered the NZ white wine and it was delicious esp if it’s half priced per bottle on Wednesdays. Our server also recommended the pork belly bun which was very tasty ! Keep it up ! Lil
  11. CJ

    CarmenJ

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Would definitely go back again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience2
    Not what I had expected for the prices and a nicer downtown experience very bland ( not just mine but everyone's) we thought we were getting cocktails on happy hour pricing when manager brought out his special drinks at double the price it was an over all not very good experience will not be going back would if rather gone to any random bar
  13. D

    Dineout

    Calgary

    30 reviews

    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Very disappointed... surprised to see it so empty considering it was right in the middle of downtown. Once we got our food, I realized why. Our food was less than average, and our waitress, although very friendly a bit much. The only thing we enjoyed were the drinks.
  14. FS

    FeisalS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The restaurant was empty and the service was still slow and the food was late and cold. I had only my family there and we paid with one bill however they insisted on a mandatory tip because we had a party of 6. I believe that a pre determined tip is insulting and off side especially when it is one bill. I understand it with large parties and where everyone is pooling their money or separating their bill however we were one family with one bill. I will never go back to the Met as the food was terrible for the money we paid and the service was poor
  15. T

    Thefairreviewer

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I felt that the Met was trying to be maybe a bit of a "higher end luxury cafe" by their menu but they're just a pub. Food was very average...had the grilled salmon salad and the Korean chicken burger and both were meh. Maybe the pub type food would have been better but wasn't much of that either. Nice enough pub/bar but nothing specific about the place (ambience, food, energy) is likely to bring me back anytime soon for a meal. Have had beers in years gone by later on at night and it was a good beer pub at the time. Generally, not recommended as there are several similar type places within a block or two which have better food and a better ambience. Full credit to the wait staff though...they were very good.
  16. GU

    GerryU

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was quite loud so hard to here conversation with my guest at times. Otherwise it was good.
  17. LS

    LaurenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and above and beyond service! Thanks for helping to make our experience memorable for our stagette.
  18. CL

    ChrisL

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great place, just a little too loud for good conversations
  19. RG

    RaineG

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I got there at 9pm only for them to tell me when I went inside that they were closed. I told them I had a reservation and they had no idea what I was talking about despite having the proof. Did not get to eat there that night. Their business hours and social media said nothing about being closed early.
  20. T

    Tacos

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was average not the high quality one would expect from a DT Restaurant.
  21. MT

    MillieT

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The overall experience was good. Food tasty and fresh. Only issue I had (thank goodness i was there early. I told them i had 745p reservations and the hostess told me they didn’t take reservations. Showed them my open table and they continued to insist they didn’t take rsvp’s. So my husband and I got on line and waited til there were tables available about 25 mins. Open table i would suggest you check with the restaurant to confirm they use your app.
  22. D

    Ddavidoff

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Server was attentive. Great business lunch spot.
  23. S

    Sandstar

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to lunch at the Met. Staff is friendly and food is awesome
  24. WB

    WarrenB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The brisket sandwich was greasy and not really that appetizing. Not a lot of quality meat and a lot of noticeable fat. I get better out of a food truck or fast food joint expect much more. Didn’t have the wine I was looking forward to drinking but the waitress made a good substitute.
  25. TG

    Top40Gordie

    Calgary

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New chef and the food is great. Didn't he smoked Rib Eye for 2. Perfectly cooked.
  26. BC

    BlaineC

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The restaurant was busy and the noise was excessive. It took a while before we were able to order. The food came and it was okay, but not worth the price paid. The wait staff were friendly and pleasant, but they were run off of their feet busy. I had the burger slider trio and I felt Ill afterwards. Undercooked meat I think.
  27. S

    Stacy

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Service was great, but food was awful. We will definitely not be going back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We waited for our table for 30 minutes. The host kept re seating us at bar. Said get more drinks I’ll comp your drinks. He was nice had a lovely British accent. He finally seated us. Then we sat at our booth sipping our drinks. Ordered appies. I’ve never waited one hour for dinner. The appies weren’t brought to us prior to dinner which was frustrating as we were now starving. Our food was brought out. The Caesar salad was the laziest Caesar salad of my life. Cut the lettuce. I own a restaurant so I was quite disappointed. Brought client from nyc here and he thought it was weak. I was embarrassed. Staff was slow motion. Felt sorry for the bosses as your frontline represents you. I’d never return. The best part of the story is that the promises made comping drinks for our wait to get seated then got sent back to bar was not fulfilled. Of course it was forgotten and when I mentioned to the female server she copped an attitude. She got it fixed however returned with the machine left it on the table and literally never returned. No thank you. Nothing. Absolutely unprofessional and terrible brand representation. We could have walked out and she would never had known if we paid or not. To the owners I would look out for that because the staff really did not care to represent your brand. We tipped her still however regretting going there. Absolutely terrible experience. I wish the Met the best
  29. j

    julesiam

    Calgary

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good and service was quick. Great for a lunch hour away from the office.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The meal and table we sat at was very good. Our server was excellent
  31. LD

    LDMV

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive great service, food is delicious. Recommended!
  32. KD

    KyleD

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was great, service was great. Quickly replaced an order that was incorrect with no issues. Overall great experience.
  33. J

    Jackie

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was good - not in your face. Food was great. Thanks!
  34. CL

    CLPolk

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    i like the metropolitan for impulse steak lunches, and they came through once again. try the Brussels sprouts. You know you need to eat more vegetables.
  35. T

    Taylor

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Was great food, very loud for business meeting with music.
  36. RM

    RandalM

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really good food and atmosphere. Service was excellent and timely. Good venue for a business lunch,
  37. OJ

    OldJNR

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive staff, good quality food. It would have been a bit nicer to sit further from the front, but obviously restrictions are currently in effect.
  38. TB

    TonyB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location for business lunch meetings. Noise level is perfect during the lunch hour to encourage deep discussions for you and your team.
  39. W

    Wolf

    Calgary

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service…prices have gone up….
  40. LS

    LeeS

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service- in and out quickly and efficiently!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

The Metropolitan is rated 4.2 stars by 241 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Metropolitan

#150, 317-8th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2Y9

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    2nd St. SW

  • Neighbourhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Comfort Food, Lounge

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Core parking located on 4th street SW and has underground parking available 7 days a week with reduced rates on evenings after 3pm and weekends. Paid street parking is also available within a block.

  • Public Transit

    The 3rd street Eastbound C-Train station located just outside the Core entrance which leads directly to the Metropolitans back entrance.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 263-5432

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Carolyn Pham: (844) 832-3493

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