Mercat

4.6
1030 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French
Nestled within HARWOOD DISTRICT, Mercat Bistro is a contemporary European-Style Bistro in Uptown Dallas.

Walk into a romantic setting that is inspired by some of the finest European design and culinary practices. Mercat Bistro is known for being an intimate venue filled with stunning antiquities that have been recycled and reclaimed from all over the world.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have always loved Mercat for brunch and drinks. My first time for lunch since you expanded the menu. LOVE all the offerings and the service was exceptional.

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M
Dallas
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely menu and lovely unrushed visit with my friend in the charm of Mercat Bistro. Our server was patient but attentive to us during our protracted lunch together. I wish I were there this moment to enjoy 2 days in a row at Mercat Bistro. Look forward to next time.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

European place in Dallas.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Felt the food didn’t match the ambience. It was nice but not great, I wouldn’t come back for the food, it wasn’t horrible it just wasn’t great, but the service and ambience was very good.

Mercat
Responded 3 days ago

We are sorry to hear that your food was not fantastic. Thank you for this review of our restaurant. We greatly appreciate the feedback. Please join us again and give us a chance to show you how amazing our food truly is!

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D
Dallas
59 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time to Mercat and a very nice meal before a Theatre Show. Since we were early, it wasn’t too crowded and not very loud. We had the Duck and the Scallops. Both were very well prepared and nice sized portions. We also shared a Bread
Pudding for desert that was delicious. Service was spot on. We will definitely come back

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Jorge was excellent and all the dishes were great. The Ricotta and Honey comb was especially nice.

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J
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Great business lunch location. Parking is an issue

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s
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our server was sweet but overtaxed. Drinks were forgotten (then comped), order came out wrong. Willing to give it another try.

Mercat
Responded on June 11, 2019

Hi there Sharon! We regret that your recent experience with us was not up to our usual standards. Please come back and allow us to show you our wonderful hospitality here at Mercat!

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f
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to Mercat for husband’s birthday. I did mention that on Open Table when making the reservation, nothing was mentioned when we arrived or during dining. We certainly didn’t expect a big deal, but an acknowledgment. Food was outstanding, we thoroughly enjoyed. Service was good and our waiter was friendly, not as knowledgeable about wine. Overall good experience and we will be back. It’s good for a romantic evening not so much a special occasion:

Mercat
Responded on June 12, 2019

We are sorry that the special occasion was not recognized as it should have been. Thank you so much for review, and we hope to see you back soon!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love George! He is such an attentive, positive and approachable server. He really makes the dinning experience memorable. Recommend the ricotta and honey cheese platter, French toast, Lorraine quiche and expresso martini! The patio is beautiful.

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DB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Croissant on point

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AK
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mercat Bistro is always delicious! It’s a little pricy but SO worth the money! The food and drinks are spectacular and the service is just as good!

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

I’ll start by saying I really like this place and am I pretty frequent customer, but my last visit was a bit of a let down. Sunday brunch had techno dance music playing at the restaurant which doesn’t fit the vibe of the restaurant at all. I think they’ve also added more tables to the patio outside so service seems a bit hectic and may have brought the food quality down. Our food arrived at our table literally 2 minutes after we ordered, which leads me to believe they are just premaking all of the dishes to dish out given high table volume rather than cooking to order. Slightly disappointing but I’m not giving up hope.

Mercat
Responded 6 days ago

Were glad to hear that you are a fan of our restaurant, and were so sorry that your last experience was not up to your expectations. We can assure you that our food is not pre-made, abnd it is made fresh to order. We look forward to seeing you back for your next visit, and hope hat we can make up for you previously lacking experience.

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TD
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely sitting in the gazebo while it rained. Unfortunately, the gazebo leaks somewhat. I don't recall the name of the drink, but the server recommended it: a frozen berry ball with wine poured over it. Very enjoyable! In addition we enjoyed our cheese/charcuterie plate.

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CC
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I Love eating here. Their brunch is phenomenal. The pastry basket and peche mingon drink is so delicious. They never rush you and always let you enjoy the atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We had steak and eggs, quiche and an omlet for our table. All of it was delicious and we all can’t wait to return

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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was awesome! I believe her name is Andrea she’s a very pretty Hispanic girl. Great service!

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R
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here to celebrate bridal festivities and it was the perfect brunch spot to celebrate! Great food and attentive service. Highly recommend!

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HT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch in a very pretty setting. Super easy valet on both sides of the building. Just ensure you wear jeans, trousers or anything that covers your legs, else the bugs will get to you!

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CC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about Mercat, from the ambiance to the food to the sangria with the frozen fruit. To die3 for!

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a late lunch T Mercat on a recent Sunday afternoon. We dined on the patio and enjoyed the ambience. The food was not heavy at all. I had the salad nicoise and the house cocktail. Enjoyed both very much.

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Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience. First of all the food is toos in Dallas. The waiter was knowledgeable and attending but not TOO attending. The host was so amenable. Asked to hang up my hat. When we asked him for directions to the American Airlines Center he walked us outside and pointed to the street we needed to turn right on. He didn't have to do that. I recommend this restaurant because customer service is #1 as well as the food!

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New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit here and once again we had a lovely lunch. The food, especially the quiche Lorraine and chicken tortilla soup, was delicious and the service was outstanding.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful Mother’s Day! Happily we were able to have the front reserve an almond croissant as soon as they opened since we had a late reservation and that is my Mom’s favorite. Could not have been better!

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D
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is awesome and in a very relaxed and comfortable setting. Friendly staff. Only one suggestion, waiters should ask if the diner is finished before removing cocktail glass or plate. small issue but important. Otherwise good service.

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CD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great with the exception of the bathroom. There is only one single use bathroom and often a line. Also, the water gets extremely hot, so watch out! Food and service is fantastic!

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R
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We brought my mom and my sister for mother’s day brunch. The host and the waiter were very friendly. Food arrived pretty fast even though the place was packed full. Overall a great experience.

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MI
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining here was a completely enjoyable occasion. The restaurant is lovely. It is a place to dine and savor the excellent food and company of family or friends.

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Houston
13 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always it was a great experience. Food is amazing and the waiters are very friendly, great service!!

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S
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mercat is one of our favorite restaurants in Dallas. We love all the Hardwood Restaurants. In fact we’re going to have a rehearsal dinner at Marie Gabrielle on 31 May this year. I’m from Dallas and I love all the ways that the Hardwood company continues to help Dallas grow into this incredible city through it’s restaurants in buildings.

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AB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a busy day for Mercat. It was very clear they had been slammed all morning and were out of a lot of things by the time we started ordering. They might have been a little understaffed for the turnout. However, the food did not disappoint! Mercat is still one of my favorite Dallas spots!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, prompt service, would recommend to others!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place for a morning brunch. The beautiful weather was an added plus. The wait staff was wonderful and the food was next level on taste and presentation. Definitely worth it.

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New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

An informal setting with excellent food. American as well as French choices. Friendly service but on busy days it may be bit slow.

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VL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cute French restaurant~ Great place to hangout or date night.

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BL
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Mid week second string wait staff and chef. Service was very erratic.

Mercat
Responded on April 26, 2019

We are sorry to hear that your experience with us was less than satisfactory. Thank you for your review of Mercat, and please join us again soon so we can show you how great we really are!

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m
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I have heard so many wonderful things about Merkat but we must have gone on an off night. Maybe someone didn't show up to work that night. The restaurant is beautiful and the menu looked amazing. Our waitress was very attentive but service was very slow...for drinks and food. 3 of our 5 were served their dinner plate but we waited for at least 5 minutes for the other 2. The escargot was very tough and the butter sauce was not good. I mean how can butter turn out bad? I ordered the chicken and it was so dry, I couldn't eat it. My husband thought his short rib was also very dry. I think we will try Merkat again, but not with guests.

Mercat
Responded on April 21, 2019

We are so sorry to hear that you did not have a pleasing experience with us. Thank you so much for bringing these issues to our attention. Please be assured that the chef will address this immediately. We would love for you to join us again so that we can show you how great we really are!

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere on point for brunch!

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MS
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our server required a wake up call. We waited 15 minutes for him to take the drink order then another 15 for him to serve 2 of the 4 cocktails. I had to have a bit of a conversation about priorities with him at that point. The remaining 2 drinks were promptly served. Good news - he listened and responded. Bad news - at this price level a customer should not have to educate the server.

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L
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Way too loud due to obnoxious table that should have been told to keep it down. Food was mediocre—the filet au poivre did not have much flavor. Service was below par as wait staff would disappear for stretches.

Mercat
Responded on April 16, 2019

Thank you for your review of Mercat. We are so sorry to hear that your experience was not a fantastic one, and we would love another chance to make it up to you!

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Very loud inside but otherwise excellent food, excellent service, and great value for the quality you're getting.

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