Seattle’s iconic Metropolitan Grill, the downtown steakhouse bedecked in dark wood, brass, marble, and velvet and a fan favorite for its massive happy hour burger, is closing this summer for renovations. The restaurant at 2nd Ave and Marion St will officially shutter starting Monday, June 19, with plans to reopen in mid-August.
That classic decor isn’t expected to change, though. “We are making operational renovations and a few other interior decorating tweaks as the renovation unfolds, but nothing major by any means,” representatives of the restaurant tell Eater.
During the closure, patrons can take solace in a partnership between Metropolitan Grill and Heartwood Provisions. The latter establishment, located a couple of blocks away at 1st Ave and Spring St, will feature a “Met Prime Steak” selection during the closure, and many Met staff will temporarily join the Heartwood team.
Heartwood beverage director Amanda Reed will also work to strengthen the cocktail game of the Met’s bar team, providing another aspect to look forward to when the restaurant reopens.
Metropolitan Grill’s parent company, Consolidated Restaurants, says it’s “committed to compensating Metropolitan Grill staff during the renovation by offering staff employment at their other restaurants throughout the summer,” according to a release.