Metropolitan is the perfect venue for your next business lunch, dinner, drinks or event. Over the years we have gained a reputation for consistently serving fine food and have become a favourite with downtown locals.

From bustling power lunches to relaxed evening dining, we are confident that you will enjoy your experience. Feel free to join us for drinks after a long day, or if you are planning an event, we are specialists at tailoring menus and packages to suit all your requirements.

Sip a Martini at our exceptional courtyard bar, maybe dine al fresco on our European-style patio complete with fountains, or, during the cooler months, enjoy the warmth of our dining room.

Choose from our eclectic menu featuring fresh gourmet salads, delicious daily specials, a few unexpected selections (like our Chicken Masala or Pad Thai) and classic pizza and pasta dishes. There is always something for everyone’s taste at “the Met”.

“...Metropolitan is a lovely restaurant in the heart of downtown Toronto, that offers terrific ambiance and a fabulous menu ... for a reasonable price. [Our] guests were made to feel very welcome and the service was terrific. Whether you’re planning a large party or an intimate dinner for two, I highly recommend this restaurant. Thank you Metropolitan Resto Bar!”

— user, trip advisor

“...Metropolitan has long been a hidden gem in the heart of the city. Reasonable pricing, excellent service and delicious food make this one a great choice. It’s a pleasure to patronize a place where you are made to feel welcome everytime. Anytime I have brought guests to dine they have been extremely complimentary.”

— user, restaurantica

“Love the food and staff here!!”

— user, facebook

“The financial district’s little secret, this place is a must try! Food is always great and the service is very welcoming. I can definitely see why most of the diners in there seemed to be regulars.

“Great for lunch, dinner, or a few drinks after work!”

— user, restaurantica

“The patio on the courtyard is somewhat of a hidden gem. Great airy space, cool water features.”

— user, foursquare

“We have made Metropolitan our regular restaurant of choice for lunch. The food is great - we rarely have to open the menu as the daily specials are always fantastic. In particular the feature fish and pasta dishes are delicious.”

— user, restaurantica

“Metropolitan has now become my new favourite place for the best pasta sauce in Toronto. Their menu isn’t all that big and the place isn't all that large, but the food is awesome.”

— user, yelp

“Can I say that I’d been working across the street from Metropolitan for ages, and until I got invited out by a co-worker for an ‘I-know-it's-only-Tuesday-but-if-I-don’t-get-out-of-here-soon-there-will-be-blood-stains-in-my-cubicle’ drink, I never knew it existed. Post-work, there appear to be folks filtering in from the office for a quick pint, a glass of wine, and a conversation about work, how good it is, or in our case, wondering which beam in the office ceiling would hold our weight. Instantly, the glass of Stella and the glass of Merlot hit the table.

“I could see instantly why she picked this place, as the dark richness of the wood and décor provide a sharp contrast to the Vitamin-D-draining light of most office buildings. Settling into the chairs, you feel way more relaxed than when you came in, feeling the distance between ears and shoulders increasing. In the summer, a semi-secluded back patio is available, allowing you to be sheltered from traffic, and enjoy a bit of the summer warmth.

“The staff are efficient and friendly, confident in the menu, but satisfied with people just needing a drink and light snack. A range of Italian offerings await you, with entrées running in the [15 - 20] $18.00 to $25.00 range, and worth the reasonable expense. Metropolitan has surprised me on two levels, not the least of which was me going ‘What, were you always here?’”

— user, yelp