My husband is a meat lover so for his birthday we took him to the Metropolitan Grill in downtown Seattle for dinner. It's been at least 3 years since we've been there and I found that some things have changed, while others have stayed the same.
After we were seated, the waitress gave us a basket filled with sour dough and pumpernickel rolls. I'm not a huge fan of the sour dough bread, but the pumpernickel wasn't bad. (It doesn't compare to the Cheesecake Factory's bread, of course) For an appetizer, we ordered a side dish of the Cedar Plank Roasted Wild Mushrooms ($12). I was excited to try this dish because I love chanterelle mushrooms. However, I was pretty disappointed as the mushrooms were dry and flavorless. Also, the complimentary baked potato that came with my steak was a disappointment. The baked potato itself was fine, but the choice of complimentary toppings was pretty sad. We were offered cheese, sour cream, and butter. The last time we were there, I remember they had a choice of chives and bacon bits. What happened? They definitely need to bring that back. Onto the the star of the show -- the STEAK. I ordered an 8 oz. Filet Mignon ($45). The meat was so tender, juicy, and rich (that's probably all the butter they use). And it was still as good as I remembered it 3 years ago. I would still recommend going to the Metropolitan Grill for the best steak in Seattle....just don't waste your money on the sides.
The Metropolitan Grill
820 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104