173 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8410140.762774 -111.896232
Lunch Mon- Fri 11:30am-2pm
Mon-Thu 5:30pm Lounge 6pm-9:30 Main Dining Room
Fri-Sat 5:30pm Lounge 6pm-10pm Main Dining Room
Neighborhoods: Rio Grande
Good food but false advertising on their website! – I saw all the rewards that Metropolitan had received and figured the food would have to be great. On their website they claim, "Join us Monday ? Friday for 2-for-1 appetizers and 3 courses for $30, every night we're open." $30 for a 3 course meal at a great restaurant seemed more than reasonable. Only problem is this is only for Monday's. Somehow they have a typo, and so I got suckered into a $100 dinner with my wife, instead of $60. The food was fantastic we had the scallops and halibut. The orzo under the halibut was cold which wasn't great, but the scallops rocked. They were out of duck which is my favorite. I'd definitely recommend it, but only on Monday nights!
Disappointing – I went here for Valentine's Day a few years ago and was very disappointed. They had a set menu, which was fine, but none of the food was very good. It seemed like they were more concerned with using obscure ingredients that actually making it taste good. I am all for trying new things, but just because it's obscure, doesn't mean it's good. Their rolls were actually the best thing on the menu and the duck was also ok, but everything else was forgettable. The dessert choices were pretty crappy. I can't remember what the alternative was, but I ordered the cupcake. I thought it would be some really fancy delicious cupcake. No, it was pretty much a regular cupcake, on the dry side I might add and it had those crappy Valentine conversation hearts crushed up on the bottom... yuck. It was a $200 meal (without a wine pairing) and it was a complete waste of money. I couldn't believe how much fuss was made over this place.
avoid if looking for anything "great" – So we don't ge out much, but we are dedicated foodies, Metropolotain is it's own oxy-moron, I took my husband once, and we swore we would not eat there again. I will say the one thing, we enjoyed most was Karen's wine list"! The appetizers were surprisingly good. But after that it was down hill! And one thing that makes me un-happy is waisting money. So, if your looking for anything different, or special...Save your money! It's not worth your time, palate, or money. There has to be better places in town!! If not, we have problems.
Delicious – Upon a recommendation from a friend, my husband and I decided to try out the Metropolitan. Being very particular with our taste in food, we were anticipating at least one plate that neither of us agreed with-this was not the case. The food was fantastic- the appetizers, greens, main dishes and desserts left nothing to be desired. Not to be out done by the food, the wait staff was prompt, courteous, knowledgable and extremly professional. If your looking for upscale dining, the Metropolitan is the place.
Amazing! – The only place in Utah I can take my out of town guests and not feel like an SLC hick. Keep up the good work! I will be back!
Salt Lake's Best????? – The best restaurant in SLC???? I hope not. Having relocated from Los Angeles, my wife and I have been searching for nice dining experiences; this one was all hype. I must preface by saying we did go twice, awfully nice of us I thought. First time was our anniversary and we had a decent time. We started with martini?s in their bar ? these were unique and very good believe it or not - this is Utah after all. All around, the service was to be desired, as was courtesy. Attitude sums it up. The classification of "fine" doesn't mean a place is beholden to being snooty. Not only were the servers ?cold?, but the manager completely skipped visiting our table ? he did find time to Oooo over the only other occupied table ? never once looking our way. BUT, we did have a good time, mostly because of our own company. THE Second visit was laughable. To begin with, the server attempted to up sell at every course. He actually said we'd regret not indulging in his recommendations. The dry-aged New York Steak we received was just bad. (I'd like to say forgettable, but I can only remember the bad) It was bland, and my jaw was fatigued from gnawing. Everyone in our party left saying the food was tasteless and unsatisfying. Personally, I found myself putting SALT and PEPPER on my food. On the way home we nearly pulled over for fast food, but when we did get home I immediately opened left-over chili to satisfy my pangs. The final bill was $450 after tip for 4. To sum up ? Unique and flavorful martinis; Overpriced, bland, and miniscule portions, nothing to write home about. I did notice the majority of the favorable reviews were from approx. 2 to 5 years ago ? What happened? Finally, they should check the attitude and high prices, they can?t back it up.
Why People Are Boycotting This Restaurant – As coolguy below mentioned, there are protesters at this restaurant constantly. What coolguy didn't mention (or didn't find out) is that they are for serving foie gras, a "delicacy" created by force feeding geese and ducks until they are dead when their organs shut down. These protesters asked other local restaurants politely to remove this delicacy that is cruelly made. These other restaurants took it off rather promptly when informed about foie gras.
But Metropolitan refused.
So, the protests began.
I've personally asked the Metropolitan to remove it, but they nonchalantly pushed my request aside. Even though many customers have pledged to boycott this restaurant, the Metropolitan is obstinate in refusing to remove foie gras from their menus.
It only makes sense that if a restaurant is this indifferent to many customer requests, you shouldn't expect too much or be too surprised about your customer service experience either.
HORRENDOUS Food, service, and experience – First off, we had to walk past these super annoying protestors who were yelling at us for going to this restaurant because we were being cruel to animals, or something. That ruined the experience from the get go, granted. But then we got inside and it took 10 minutes to even get waters! And then the food was WAY WAY overpriced and just plain weird - very small portions for how much you get. This restaurant banks too much on its 'fine dining' status and doesn't focus enough on actual service and quality. Go elsewhere!!
SLC's best high-end dining experience. – I've lived in this area for 15 years now and tried out a number of top restaurants. For special occasions I don't think they can be beat. I used to go to Bambara, but the second I tried the Metropolitan, Bambara was replaced for me. It is expensive, and you should have reservations, but the service is truly impeccable. The manager Karen is very conscientious of the restaurant's feel and exacting when it comes to service expected. If something isn't right let her know and she'll more than make up for it.
I've always been pleased with my food, and wowed by at least one if not all courses each time I've visited. As in, ?I really wanted to lick the plate,? wowed. It is that good. They do have a new chef, or should I say chefs as it is now a team environment, but other than getting rid of the lemon-oil mashed potatoes (which was a travesty) they are doing just as well as when they had their "celebrity" style chef. Bottom-line; if you haven't been there give them a try. It is SLC?s top dining experience.
Seems to have slipped – I come to the Metropolitan every couple of years. I have had some great meals here. The tasting menu with a wine pairing is a lot of fun. However, they really seem to have slipped recently with food that was good but not great. There was even a soup that was quite undersalted-- a mistake I have never had at a restaurant with half the price. There were a couple of good dishes, but most were weak. Disappointing for the price. Their wine buyer is still on target though!
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