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
Unique yes, worthwhile no – No doubt you won't find another combination of unique interior design, atmosphere and food presentation in SLC. But, mostly what this restaurant offers is expensive, small portioned, eye candy. There is an occasional home run. But there are far too many small portioned, mediocre and uncomplimentary flavored, even bland, dishes. I dined there this evening and many of the items tasted as though they had been prepared well in advance, they simply didn't taste fresh. I was a regular business diner at the Metropolitan in the mid 90's when their food was fresher, more inventive and flavorful and there was reasonable value. Not so anymore.
Wonderful Romantic Spot – My boyfriend and I had a fabulous dinner at Metropolitan when I was in Salt Lake CIty in August. Neither of us had ever been, and I was a bit skeptical of finding a great restaurant in a city not necessarily known for it's food. Needless to say, I was proven wrong, by the food, the service, and the wonderful ambience of the room. From the exterior, the place looks sort of rough, but the inside, although "modern" in feel is incredibly intimate and quiet. If you have only one night in Salt Lake--I highly recommend this as your place to go!
Class and Elegance in Salt Lake City – I went to the Metropolitan for the first time the other night and I was absolutely dazzled. Initially you walk in and are greeted to a beautiful restaurant in which the lighting and ambiance gives you a feeling of elegance. Our waiter was phenomenal; he was attentive but not too overly aggressive. We started off with an appetizer that was a tomato, watermelon and goat cheese dish, which was great. I had the duck in an apricot sauce along with asparagus in a butter sauce and was amazed at how interestingly the flavors blended together. For dessert I had a chocolate lava cake topped with marshmallow and served with a caramel ice cream. Needless to say it was sinfully delicious. The portions are perfect, they don't overload your plate and eat dish was so gorgeous to look at that we hardly wanted to eat it! It was a fantastic dining experience and an essential stop in Salt Lake for any true food lover.
The Creme de la Creme – This is where it is at in Salt Lake! Although I can only afford to go here a couple of times a year ($250 for two.....but it was Valentines!) It is quite the experience!! The food is unbelievable, from Appetizers, to Main Course, to dessert, I was NEVER dissapointed, and that is hard to do.
Not to mention the nicest, knowledgable, most attentive staff I have ever encountered. Great wine list, extremly quiet (waiters take care not to even clink glasses!) DON"T MISS THIS!
Great Find, Out of Ordinary – One of the best meals that I have had. The scallop dish was excellent and a great blend of flavors. Pair with a Longioria Pinot that is only available in Utah or at the California vineyard was AWESOME. Service was EXCELLENT!! Every one on staff very attentive to every table. Must finish with the chocolate molten cake with homemade toasted marshmallow ice cream...UNBELIEVABLE!!! My wife and I were very pleased and rank it as one of the best restaurants that we have eaten at in the entire US. A must visit when in Salt Lake City.
You have to understand that this is HAUTE CUISINE – If you are used to going to restaurants to get stuffed to the gills OR If your idea of going out is usually The Olive Garden or the like then don't bother - you will hate the place. BUT, if you are a foodie and you appreciate presentation and creative dishes that mix flavors in ways that are unexpected... oh and if you have some money (this place isn't cheap) then this is the place for you.
The service is professional. I have been there about 8 times and have never felt like I was treated rudely. The food and atmosphere are first rate. I can honestly say that this restaurant is in the top 5 of all restaurants in the state of Utah for a fine dining experience.
Creative takes on New American cuisine, exquisite presentation and cutting-edge design make this one of SLC's culinary treasures. – The Scene
Diners are greeted by a wall of awards, each of which is well-deserved. The decor is fresh and hip (check out the hypnotic, colorful abstract images projected on the walls), and the angle of the tables makes the most of the smallish dining room. The waitstaff moves with seemingly choreographed grace.
The menu changes with the seasons, but just about anything that comes out of the open kitchen is worth savoring. Start with either Caesar salad--a huge chunk of romaine wrapped in a Parmesan tuile and drizzled with classic dressing--or Mizuna salad, a tangy-smoky melody of arugula, apples and thick bacon. The grouper in a delicate roasted garlic and lemon cream sauce, and the black bass sauteed with tomatoes and artichoke hearts, will satisfy any fish-fiend's appetite, while meat lovers should try the rich, tender Utah elk, gently seared and served with cherry-sage butter.
Where's my dinner? – Although I must give praise to the Met for its superb service and quaint atmosphere, I cannot do the same for its food. A light eater myself, I walked away hungry after three courses. And, while your plate may look beautiful, the fancy display renders it utterly inedible. Restaurant goers beware, a cultivated palliate and deep pocket are required for this dinning experience.
A Diamond in SLC – etropolitan is one of my top 10 favorite restaurants in the USA. The ingredients are not only fresh, but also creatively prepared. Foi gras matched with huckleberry sauce and buttermilk biscuit was a nice twist. Tomato bisque was fruity and light. Braised short ribs were fork tender, yet still pink on the inside. Mussels and scallops were plump and juicy. I did not have room for dessert on this trip, but I look forward to it next time
Dining room is wonderfully decorated. There are two tables at the front of the restaurant I would avoid; you may feel like youve been stuck in a corner.
All the bad reviews on this page were posted the same day by people that have not reviewed other restaurants. I dont usually comment on other peoples reviews, but the negative ones Ive seen here are suspect.
Very Swank! – First visit to The Met. Date: 9/15/2003 @ 8:00pm
I had the tomato bisque for starters, elk, and huckleberry semifreddo for dessert. The portions are small but one should expect that in a gourmet restaurant. The bisque was creamy and tasted fresh. The elk was cooked to perfection and was not too gamey and not too mild.
The huckleberry semifreddo was very nice and the berries on it were fresh and tasty.
Our visit to The Met was fun and interesting but because of the price range it's not a place I would be able to frequent. I do recommend it though.
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