Since 2016, Metropolitan has been a top choice for upscale dining in Amarillo. Craft cocktails coupled with a crowd of regulars makes for a private-club kind of vibe. Try this: Metropolitan’s small plates and starters are some of the best in town. Must-haves include the fried olives and pecans, duck nachos, and tempura rock shrimp and cauliflower, served with a tantalizing buffalo truffle sauce. For main courses, the seared scallops atop a creamy green-chile risotto have never disappointed, and the meat loaf drizzled with a mushroom demi-glace is a slice of upscale comfort. The menu changes seasonally, so it is easy to find new favorites. Pro tip: There is live music on weekend nights, and Sunday brunch offers Benedicts, pancakes, and specialty cocktails.