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

(403) 263-5432

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What the community has to say about The Metropolitan Grill - TD Square 8th Ave.

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September 07, 2012

A fusion of California and Mediterranean cuisine are featured on the menu at The Metropolitan Grill.

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3.5 star rating
Poor Service
July 30, 2014

Went for an early lunch to beat the crowd and encountered some of the worst service I've had for a while. Waitress was busy laughing and entertaining people standing around the till while we waited over 10 minutes. Another waitress saw us and let her know. Slow to come get out order and was all around. Slow to refill drinks.... more

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3.5 star rating
Nice atmosphere, rude/poor waitress- borderline dishonest
July 21, 2014

The Metropolitan Grill looks like a hip place in downtown Calgary, it has a club feel like many other eateries in the area. The food was pretty good, the order wasn't too long, but the waitress was subpar. She took everyone else's drink order, and skipped me. Then when she came back later to refill everyone's drink order, she tried... more

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3.5 star rating
Great Service
July 21, 2014

I've reviewed this restaurant previously - when the service was consistently terrible and the servers had bad attitude. The only reason I continued to use the Met was because my boss likes their salads for lunch every day. Not sure what's changed behind the scenes in the last few months, but the service is now phenomenal!
The staff are all... more

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3.5 star rating
Outdoor excellence
July 14, 2014

We were in Calgary for the stampede and naturally wanted to eat outside in order not to miss anything on this busy street. This restaurant is above average in food and service with a great location.

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3.5 star rating
Excellent food beer and service
July 08, 2014

We ate here 4 times within 2 days...says a lot!! Food is fabulous, you get a really good portion size!! Steak sandwich is amazing so is the brisket!! Staff are very friendly! It does get really busy as when we were there it was the calgary stampede but we had no problem getting a table!! Would highly recommend this place!... more

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3.5 star rating
great Canada Day service
July 02, 2014

The Canada Day special burger was ridiculously delicious. The food was good value and they were happy to accommodate our children's taste; swapping a spicy bolognese with a meatball sandwich.

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3.5 star rating
Really good food
June 29, 2014

My husband and I stopped here for a late Sunday lunch before going back to our hotel. We were very pleasantly surprised by the great food, wine, and beer we had. We shared fish tacos and chicken tacos. Incredibly good! The service was a little slow but we had plenty of time so it was not a problem. Modern but... more

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3.5 star rating
Solid place to eat for any occasion
June 24, 2014

Everything on the menu is very good and the restaurant is excellent for business lunches and dinners. One of Calgary's best.

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3.5 star rating
Great place to meet and dine
June 04, 2014

Really nice decor, great beef dishes great terrace right on 8th street. Great music to boot. Starts getting crowded right after business hours.

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3.5 star rating
Good all around
May 12, 2014

The service was great. There were 4 of us, 2 had chicken tacos and 2 had rockfishy tocos. Ive eaten there a number of time in the last few years. Give it a try.

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3.5 star rating
One hour - no food
May 10, 2014

Went here for lunch last week - with a reservation at noon. Arrived at 11:55 and departed at 12:55 without eating lunch (which was actually to be the day's special). I'll go back here because the location is great and the food consistently good. But seriously guys, can we not kick out a daily special within an hour?

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3.5 star rating
A very happy vegetarian
April 14, 2014

I went to dinner at this restaurant with a colleague. I asked the waitress if I could have a modified burger (everything but the meat) because I am a vegetarian. She came back to ask me if the kitchen could make me something else, a veg sandwich on focaccia, because they wanted me to have something more substantial. The custom... more

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3.5 star rating
Good food at the heart of downtown
April 06, 2014

This is one of the hotels providing breakfast to dinner at convenient price. We went there with some friends on a weekday. The startup platter was excellent. It was well followed by nice mushroom soup and salads. The meats are also very nice.
Over its a good place for a breakout. Nice ambience with lots of menu to share. I... more

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3.5 star rating
Good
April 04, 2014

Food and service was good, didnt like the decor but a good option for lunch. Very well located but Nothing special... more

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3.5 star rating
Poor Breakfast Experience
February 27, 2014

This really was decidedly average for the price. Ambience is nice, service ok - shame about the food.

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3.5 star rating
Nice place with good food downtown
February 02, 2014

There is nothing too exciting that stands out about this place but we wandered in for dinner the other night and were pleasantly surprised. The food and drinks were great. The atmosphere is very standard Canadian Earls type of thing.

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3.5 star rating
A good meal in town
January 22, 2014

The restaurant is pleasant but all these high table can be unconfortable. The food was very good, you just need to make sure you have the time: it tooks 25mns to get my cesar salade with extra chicken. The waitress are doing their job but could make a little effort to make sure you don't need anything: more drink, dessert,... more

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3.5 star rating
Good breakfast option while downtown
November 20, 2013

We had breakfast here one morning and were pleasantly suprised.
The restaurant is very attractive. Service couldn't have been more friendly or accomodating.
One of us had the poached eggs and an order of tomatoes and the other a scramble. The food was not exceptional but was tasty and hit the spot. Our only complaint was that the tomatoes that... more

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3.5 star rating
Great Sunday lunch with outstanding wait staff service
October 01, 2013

We ate here on Sunday for lunch and it was really very quiet (weekdays are very busy and a lot noisier). Our waitress was great and the food was delicious. We will be back again!

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3.5 star rating
Busy but lovely
September 25, 2013

Went here for a quiet dinner after my companion had suggested it as he had been here previously. To me its fusion but I really enjoyed it. The steak 'salad' I ordered had such great flavor! Wait staff was attentive, polite and respectful of our space (we wanted somewhere quiet).
Wine suggestions were fabulous as well and greatly appreciated! A... more

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3.5 star rating
Good, but not unforgetable experience
August 21, 2013

We decided to go for a Friday drink and small dinner to this place. I made a booking two days ahead and got a booth for a couple, which was nice. I have never been there so they kindly advised me that spot. The interior of the dining part is nice. Front entrance isn't very amazing, but is serving as... more

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3.5 star rating
Great food, fun atmosphere, newly remodelled
July 14, 2013

The menu is great with lots of choices. I have not had a bad meal here ever. Great cocktails and extensive wine choices. The service is wonderful. Large outdoor patio with comfy seating.
Check it out, you won't be disappointed

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3.5 star rating
Great food - love the atmosphere
July 09, 2013

We wanted something close to the Fairmont and this spot was recommended! My girlfriend and I both had salads - I had the Delmonico and it was absolutely delicious! We were first seated inside and wanted the patio and they moved us as soon as they could! We also wanted to try the drink special and it was wayyy too... more

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3.5 star rating
An enjoyable dinner
June 22, 2013

I dined at the "Met" on a Friday evening. The bar area was packed with the after work crowd (generally under age of 35) but it was relatively easy to grab a table at the back where it was a little more quiet (it is a loud place!).
The food was quite good. I started with the soup of the... more

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3.5 star rating
Don't allow walk ins for lunch
May 31, 2013

My friend and I were trying to go for lunch during the work week. We went across to the Met. When we walked in at 11:30 they told us unless we had a rez we could not get in. Are you kidding me? They will not take walk ups. You must have a rez to eat at the Met on... more

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3.5 star rating
Wonderful
May 18, 2013

Enjoyed excellent roast chicken with an amazing salad loaded with Blackberries & walnuts, we eat Paleo and this restaurant sure did deliver to our needs, plus the taste was superb ........ Also top notch service !!!! The waitress was excellent, she was first class...... We will be back !!!!

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3.5 star rating
Tried Again
May 05, 2013

I said that I'd never go back to this place again, however I was out-voted by a group of friends. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. After 2 misses they finally got it right. Not sure if it was a management change or what, but we had a pleasant experience. Greeted quickly, drink order taken quickly. Good amount of... more

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3.5 star rating
Go Early
March 13, 2013

Food is tasty and well presented and at a good price. Atmosphere is lively, its gets busy early on a Friday. Service is great even when busy.

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3.5 star rating
Awesome atmosphere, upscale business crowd
March 02, 2013

The food here was really good. It is a great place to come after work for a few drinks and a bite to eat. Friendly staff. FTI... You can't wear hats as there is a bit of a dress code.

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3.5 star rating
Convenient for downtowners, tasty food & nice decor
February 04, 2013

A bit on the pricey side, but the food is excellent. I went with coworkers/friends and we all enjoyed it. I had the delecious Jambalaya. If you're celiac, make sure to let them know. It is not a very celiac friendly place - no gluten free menu or items on the menu, but maybe they'll create one soon... more

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3.5 star rating
Tasty Meal
February 02, 2013

Great meal, a bit on the expensive side but delicious none the less! This is also an excellent place to go for business lunches.

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3.5 star rating
Not memorable
January 07, 2013

Well, here it is - I was at this restaurant in December, it is now January 8 and I cannot remember what I ordered - not memorable at all. I can testify to a few details though - service is middle of the road, not good, not bad. I get the feeling that they know that they have a guaranteed... more

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3.5 star rating
New upgrades help
January 07, 2013

A busy spot, get there early if you want a seat at lunch hour. Good food and great service. A little on the pricey side.

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3.5 star rating
OK reno but really poor food
December 19, 2012

Since the recent reno, the menu has really been changed. Gone are favourites like the ginger chicken appie. Entrees have also changed and the desserts are really poor.
There were no appies that sounded worth ordering, so just had an entree and dessert. Entree was the baked chicken. Just chicken, no sauce or seasoning, with a strand of over-cooked broccoli... more

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3.5 star rating
Loved my lunch here
November 26, 2012

Very surprised at the negative reviews - my candied salmon salad was amazing. The combination of goat cheese, candied pecans and glazed salmon with a slightly tangy vinaigrette was soooo delicious. Then we HAD to try the peanut butter and chocolate mousse for dessert - OMG, I was in heaven.
The service on a Monday just after 1pm was very... more

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3.5 star rating
A very nice place for a quick supper
November 24, 2012

It was a great meal, a very nice server, incredible in fact, the girl from Maui . Will be back again. I had the the steak it was cook just the way I asked for and the demi glaze was a nice addition.

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3.5 star rating
needs a reno
November 11, 2012

Stampede breakfast buffet had only two pancakes left on the steam table, picked over fruit tray and messy condiments selection. Opted for a la carte. Broken/ chipped floor tiles but reno was pending.

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3.5 star rating
Really? Come on
November 03, 2012

The prices for the food is outrages, specially for how much you get. The portions are way to small.
There are better places to go then here in calgary

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3.5 star rating
Not Worth It
October 28, 2012

Just went to Met after it's re-opening. Don't waste your time or money. Even worst than before the reno. I had the lobster mac and cheese. There was no lobster. The chef should go to West and try their lobster mac and cheese...it's significantly better and cheaper. The food is terrible and overpriced.

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3.5 star rating
A Great Surprise
August 17, 2012

We were taking friends around downtown Calgary and happened upon The Metropolitan Grill completely by chance. Everything about our meal was great including the service as well. We do not get to Calgary very much any more but we will go back next time for sure.

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3.5 star rating
A decent spot
July 18, 2012

The Met is a pretty standard downtown lunch spot. The food is generally quite good although not especially memorable. The service can occasionally be really slow but recently it seems to have improved.
The patio is nice and in a good location but there isn't really anything that makes the Met stand out from all the other nearby restaurants. It's... more

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3.5 star rating
Nice location and excellent food and service
July 17, 2012

Food here is really tasty and good value for money. I recommend a salmon salad-great fish, goat cheese and honey roasted pecans.

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3.5 star rating
Service not that great and skirts too short
July 04, 2012

Always had issues with this restaurant. Food taking an hour, not getting our drink orders. The waitresses skirts and dresses are way too short, it's disgusting.

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3.5 star rating
Good food, slow service
July 02, 2012

I have eaten here only a few times but the service seems to be consistently slow. The food is excellent but because the service is so slow, plan to be here a while.

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3.5 star rating
Not overly impressed
June 29, 2012

was told this place had the best steaks in Calgary, so I thought I would check it out. The first impression was not great for me, as I brought in through the lounge that had music loader than most rock concerts. After that the steak I ordered was not cooked to my likely and found the cut of meat very... more

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3.5 star rating
So-so
June 26, 2012

Service out front was OK. Moved indoors to eat a steak; ordered food then waited. And waited. Reminded the waiter that he'd taken my order and not delivered it; he told me it took quite a while to cook a medium to well done steak. When it arrived, food was of good quality and well prepared/presented. Poor service inside let... more

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3.5 star rating
Great atmosphere
June 08, 2012

Awesome food but my dish was 15mins late and I had to watch my boyfriend finish his befor mine even came

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3.5 star rating
Disappointing Visit
May 12, 2012

Went to the Met on 17th Avenue today for lunch and were seated on the patio. While it was a beautiful day and lovely to sit outside, there were only two table that had sun umbrellas and it was quite hot. The service was slow but the food (we ordered salads) was good although overpriced for what we received. When... more

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3.5 star rating
Poor Service
April 20, 2012

Have twice bad experiences at Met TD. Went there with friend. First, no one pay attention to us until we left after waited for 15 min (even the waitress saw us). Second, to be seated right away, waitress never come (more than 30 minutes)until we asked her to come. She served somebody else who came latest than us. I don't... more

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3.5 star rating
Look elsewhere
March 22, 2012

Consistently underwhelming. Poor serivce--wine glasses always sticky. Ugh. Skip this place if you can...... more

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