About Diva at the Met
Our culinary team brings a true respect for our fresh local ingredients, with a reputation for bringing out their true flavours through both traditional and modern cooking techniques. True to those words, we utilize ingredients traceable to their origins, offering a path back to the restaurant's strong relationships with farmers, fishermen and artisans. By exploiting simplicity, our food is about letting the flavours speak for themselves; all the while ensuring the pure essence of the ingredient is the star of the dish. Our staff have both a passion for food and wine, with a talent for hospitality and service.
Innovative signature cocktails are created seasonally.
Special offerings include Diva's Chef's Table and wine cellar featuring over 150 labels. Diva also offers Prix Fixe lunch menus, fresh seasonal testing menus and decadent desserts.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday : 5:30pm - 10:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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For gatherings up to 200 people our catering professionals are available to assist you with every detail. Their experience will ensure that your every requirement is fulfilled. Headed by some of the foremost chefs in the city, our award-winning culinary team will lend to your event the same skill that has made the restaurant of the Metropolitan among the best in the country. Our acclaimed restaurant Diva at the Met provide additional dining options during your meetings.
Enjoy Complimentry Valet parking when you dine in Diva at the Met.
Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, we are a short walk to the Queen Elizabeth theatre, the Vancouver Opera, the Centre for Performing Arts, BC Place, and the Rogers Arena, home of the Vancouver Canucks. The stations for the Sky Train and Canada Line are less than 1 block away.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Diva at the Met is happy to offer you the entire restaurant for your private personal or company event. You will have the attention of all of Diva's professionals to guarantee a successful amd memorable experience.
Diva at the Met Ratings and Reviews
I fell in love with this restaurant back in 2000 during my first visit to Vancouver. I see the great standards it had then still are in place today. The service is great. The food is excellent. They have my favorite champagne -Krug! I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.
No one was there when we arrived. We just sort of stood around until someone finally noticed us. We had about three different servers wait on our table and they were friendly enough but gave only average service (eg only one of us was offered freshly ground pepper). The soup had a layer of grease sitting on top, the steak was gristly, the sea bass had no flavour, and the chicken, which tasted great going down, was perfectly ghastly coming out the wrong end later that night, all night long. What they charged for the quality of food they gave us is criminal. I called to speak to the manager and waited a day before someone called me back only to find out she wasn't the manager. I told her our story and she apologized but I'm still waiting for the manager to call me four days later. We should have turned around and left when we saw the restaurant mostly empty at 7:30pm on a Friday and the big screen TV (in a "fancy" restaurant?!) showing the latest MMA bout.
Delicious menu and friendly service
I started with the Pear, Fig and Goat cheese salad and it was absolutely delightful.
For my main course I enjoyed the grilled tenderloin with a lobster tail. The Tenderloin was wonderful. I probably could have done without the lobster tail. It wasn't the best lobster tail I had. A bit dry despite it being buttered.
For dessert I chose crème brulé and it was perfect.
I will definitely go back but I'll skip the lobster.
The food here is great, but this place needs to have an ambiance, I made reservation because I was looking for something special, I even stated that I was celebrating a birthday , nothing happened, it was useless, I felt I was dining at any of those chain restaurants where they have the lights too bright, with screens and no music and tables set up with breakfast service .
My husband and I went there for Valentine's day, and although the food was very good, the server kept complaining about how much she had to work, and talking a lot during OUR romantic valentine's night dinner. She didn't come when we needed her, didn't ask how the food was, didn't offer drinks often enough, and just every time she came kept talking about how tired she was and how much work she had.
We had a hard time asking for drinks also, she would be nowhere to be found and we just sat there with empty champagne glasses.
Then the manager (we think he was the manager) started talking to us on the way out, saying he was GLAD the evening was almost over FINALLY because they had been so busy. It made us feel like we were imposing.
They completely ruined the valentine's day experience. It was a hefty price tag, and we didn't mind paying but we expected more than servers who belonged at Denny's.
We get better service at any McDonald's. Very disappointing.
The menu was well written and flavours w ...
The menu was well written and flavours were all there. Two things that really stood out for me was that the bisque was not hot enough it was lukewarm, but the tenderloin was cooked absolutely spot on, very tender and moist.
Classic Vancouver Overpriced
As a frequent world business traveler, I'm fortunate to eat at all sorts of restaurants in all sorts of places. I'm always disappointed by "fine" dining in my own backyard which rarely provide the same level of service or quality of dining as similar establishments even just across the border. Diva, unfortunately is another one of these.
To live up to a $85CAD prix fixe, service should be better than our local chain restaurants. To live up to a $85 prix fixe, food should not only be special(it was), but actually stimulate the palate. And, to live up to a $85 prix fixe, lighting should match the mood and decor should not include me staring at a wall of glass bricks like at the public pool.
Sorry Diva, you caught me after a week of $100pp dinners and you were outdone by them all.
Dine-out and wine pairing
I have typically enjoyed Diva at the Met but this most recent experience allowed me to enjoy the best wine pairing I've ever encountered. A friend of mine and myself took to try out the Dine Out menu as a celebration for his birthday.
I began with the Beet and Goat Cheese Terrine which was delicious and perfectly paired with a Sumac Ridge sparkling wine. This was followed by Chicken Breast wrapped in Prosciutto and filled with a goat cheese concoction and paired with a Black Sage merlot. Unbelievable tasty and superbly matched to the wine. My final course was cheese cake paired with a Burrowing Owl port and the dish was really good and perfectly paired.
I can not say enough about how much I enjoyed the food and wine coupled with terrific service.
Dine Out vancouver
Unfortunately, due to it being Dine Out week the menu was set and my wife particularly wanted steak. Amazingly the staff booked us a table at another restaurant which was really great. Because of this we will be returning.......just not during dine out week.
Perfect place for gathering of variety of occasions. The servers were friendly but professional and attentive.
The food presentation to perfection very pleasing to the eyes and can almost discern texture at a glance. Definitely a journey of tasting delicate flavors .
The cocktails were perfectly balance and not overpowering.
Diva at The Met is definitely a perfect spot to indulge.
Diva for "Dine Out Vancouver"
We went to Diva for the Dine Out Vancouver event and it was excellent. I had the beet/pomegranate/goat cheese terrine, which was excellent and the colour made it look very appetizing. The main entre was the goat cheese soufflé, which was light and airy; quite delicious. The Chocolate Charlotte with raspberries for dessert was to die for. I would definitely go again.
One process problem
While we loved the food and had great service it was very disconcerting to see a staff member use the washroom without hand washing after. Since there was no maitre d' that night this was brought to the attention of another staff member and I hope it has been dealt with as he assured us it would be.
Had never been to DIVA at The Met before ...
Had never been to DIVA at The Met before and was disappointed in both food and service. The food was pretty bland. Not horrible but certainly didn't stand out. And the service was not what I would have expected from a downtown hotel restaurant. Several things happened that were sub-par but the most bothersome was our server removed my plate before my companion had finished eating.
Happy New Year
We wanted an early evening without the noise and clatter of many venues. Diva was the perfect solution. The seating allows for some privacy, the waiters were knowledgeable and personable and the wait time for perfectly presented food was minimal. The food was well above most comparable restaurants, particularly the Arctic Char with shellfish and delicious seasoned potatoes. We haven't been to Diva for some time and will certainly return in the new year.
Fabulous dining experience.
We decided to visit Diva for dinner before going to a concert in Richmond. The reviews for the most part are usually accurate so it seemed like a good choice.....and it was a very good choice!
Starting with the Pear, Fig and Goat Cheese salad and my husband had the Heirloom Tomato salad. Both were delicious and very tasty!
My main was the Spahetti with Kobe Meatballs....excellent choice. The spaghetti was tosses with truffle oil and the meatballs were spicy, perhaps a bit too much, but great all the same. My husband had the Prawn Fettucine, not a creamy say puce but more an oil based one. Prawns done to perfection!
No room for dessert, unfortunately.
Our server was amazing! Just the right amount of presence, polite and friendly....always with a smile.
Would definitely go back and recommend it highly!
Not for special occasion
I took my wife to Diva for our 25th wedding anniversary. The food was great but overpriced. They did nothing to make our special occasion special!!!
The bartender James served triple duty also serving as seating host and busser. He was great and deserves a huge raise.
Excellent food & lovely service
The food here is always excellent, inventive, without being the "weird" to the less adventurous. Service is excellent, attentive without making you feel they are hovering or bothering you every moment. They cheerfully rolled with a substitution for a food allergy without a problem even on a crowded holiday with a fixed menu even though guest was willing to omit a course. Good suggestions for wines. A great place for a group as well as a small intimate dinner. Previously we have dines with a group with pre-teens who enjoyed the dinner and had their minor food issues accommodated without fuss or drama. Staff and chefs are friendly and excellent!
Christmas Eve Dinner
My family and I had dinner here on Christmas Eve. The restaurant was serving a four course dinner for $85 per person. We shared a bottle of white wine. Our server was friendly and nice even though the restaurant was clearly understaffed that night. The servers were running around and the food came out very slowly (over 45 min), which was unreasonably long for a set dinner. The only decent course was the lobster bisque. The duck was very gamey and the seafood risotto had undercooked risotto and overcooked seafood. The lobster tasted like it was microwaved. Overall, very disappointing for Christmas Eve. I have had business lunches at this restaurant and they were much better.
Dishes were well-presented, balanced and ...
Dishes were well-presented, balanced and full of flavours. Service were amazing, informative, well groomed, good timing. It is not so much of casual dining by price but atmosphere was very comforting for any occasion. Highly recommend to others and will re-visit definitely.
The jury's still out
My friend and I had enjoyed Diva a few times several years ago but didn't return after our last disappointing and unimpressive experience there. After a few years, we decided to give it another try. Décor is still the same - simple but elegant. We waited 20 minutes for our cocktails when the restaurant was not busy at all.. (the reason was the machine had run out of paper..?). After my friend commented on the wait, the service was overly attentive, almost cloying. Both of us very much enjoyed our food each having different appys, entres and desserts. And the Manhattans there are great. We will probably return again, but it has not yet regained it's place on our list of most favoured restaurants as the service is much too questionable.
The prix fixe lunch was very good with t ...
The prix fixe lunch was very good with the exception of the dessert which was advertised as a pear and currant crisp which turned out to be a "deconstructed" version. I expected the usual baked and bubbly crisp and was disappointed. Chunks of granola bar thrown on top of cold diced fruit.
I barely touched it and also told the server but was not offered a substitution or reduction on the bill.
Reconstruct this dish or don't serve it.
Otherwise, the experience was good.
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