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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
September 1, 2009
August 7, 2001
It's quite plush and posh inside with dark surroundings and sharply dressed wait staff. If your table isn't ready, you can wait by the bar and enjoy some of Seattle's best martinis. Dress code is casual (as almost every restaurant in this city), but this place is worth dressing up for (even for the guys… Especially for the guys!). In here you will see all kinds of people: suits taking their clients to dinners, overdressed boyfriends trying to impress their dates, groups of computer geeks showing off their carnivorous nature and flannel wearing grungy Northwest typicals (actually… no one here dresses up like this anymore, but I thought I'd throw it in for the effect).
Food? You cannot say anything bad about if even if you tried. Appetizers are fantastic: fried calamari topping the chart. Entrees? Meat, meat and more meat. This ain't your whiny, little vegetarian joint (vegetarians beware: you might be served on a plate here). This is carnivore city to the extreme. Any steak, any size, any way you want it. There is even a 50 ounce (or 60, or 70…) porterhouse entree which could feed a T-Rex! Side dishes at the Met (Metropolitan's nickname here) leave nothing to be desired either. Mashed potatoes are smooth and rich (and raise your cholesterol twofold: it's butter and heavy cream here, not fat-free milk). Fries are hot and crunchy. Asparagus is fresh, green and covered in delicious butter sauce (are you starting to see a pattern yet?). Food here is awesome, there is simply no other words to describe it. Met has an excellent wine list as well, in fact their house selections are better than most other restaurants' top choices.
Restaurant is expensive, but is worth every penny. Entrees range from $15 to $40, and a dinner for two with dessert and drinks will easily top $120. Once a year the Met offers a spectacular deal as a way of thanking its patrons: coupon in Seattle Times which is good for a gift certificate (to the Metropolitan Grill or any other of its sister restaurants) equal in value to the dinner entrees ordered during your visit. Can we all say: "Free Steak"?
Restaurant is located in downtown. Parking is very difficult on your own, so there is valet parking available.
From journal Emerald City Cuisine
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May 5, 2001
From journal Seattle