Salt Lake City, UT 84101
DescriptionThis sleek, cosmopolitan restaurant has made its mark as one of the city's culinary jewels. Velvet curtains at the entrance, with lots of black, copper, silver and brass, make for minimalist but sleek surroundings.
Wonderful reductions and unique ingredients put the menu at Metropolitan over the top. Chef Frank Mendoza's creative pairings are inspiring -- for example, consider the spring rabbit confit, served with ragout of lobster, arrowleaf spinach, parsley gnocchi and hibiscus flower essence. The Asian pear salad with Maytag blue cheese and toasted pecan vinaigrette also is a winner.