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Vancouver Restaurants

Diva at the Met

Updated 05/08/2012

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Regional cuisine shines at this chic restaurant in the Metropolitan Hotel. The menu changes frequently but focuses on freshly caught seafood, local produce, and wines. You might order smoked black cod in a celery-scented broth, steelhead salmon with leeks and fingerling potatoes, or beef tenderloin with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms. Where the kitchen really excels is the adventurous tasting menus (C$55–C$75), which start with innovative tidbits like olive oil marshmallows

and continue through a parade of wildly creative courses. If you want a lighter meal, a lounge menu is available all evening. The after-theater crowd heads here for late-evening snacks and desserts. The suits meet up over breakfast or lunch.

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Restaurant Information

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Metropolitan Hotel, 645 Howe St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 2Y9, Canada

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604-602–7788

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 05/08/2012

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Jul 28, 2008

A very fine place!

Our only complaint about Diva is that it is too informal! The food and service is more customary for a high end NY or SF restaurant. Vancouver is a young person's city and we are definitely not that but, with that in mind, you;ll have a great dinner.

By Douglas

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Jun 23, 2006

Has the Fat Lady Sung at Diva?

I go to Vancouver annually in June and to Diva for breakfast on the same basis. All was fine until this year. The eggs for this year's 3-egg omelette must have been produced by Lilliputian chickens. Extremely small omelette for the cost. My dining companion order the cut oats and was rewarded with about 1/2 cup of oatmeal lying sullenly in the bottom of a huge bowl surrounded by a huge ring of whipped egg whites. Never did figure out the purpose

of the egg whites. They had no perceivable flavor and certainly didn't add much except possibly the perception of volume in a woefully volumeless dish. What could the kitchen been thinking when they came up with this combination? And if you're serving oatmeal, why be so stingy? It's not as if oatmeal is a high cost item. I may seek out another breakfast venue in the future.

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Mar 30, 2001

Best Hotel restaurant around

Generally speaking hotel restaurant rooms can be pretty boring, but this place is a definate cut above the rest! The food is outstanding and the service is wonderful. The hotel is really nice too!

By Hugh

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Jul 3, 2000

Let Your Palate Be Your Guide

A beautiful, dramatic series of rooms, and good table separation for privacy. The scallops were among the best I've ever eaten, and the wine card was superb. Even better was the wait staff — specifically a man named Jason — who told me in no uncertain terms that a star bottle on the list was over the hill. All in all, the best meal I had in Vancouver during a recent stay (June 2000).

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