Merchant House Dallas

4.4
52 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
A hip vibe in the dining room with an upstairs lounge and a sexy patio featuring great downtown views. Offering a craft cocktail bar, our Lollipop Lamb Chops, Local IPA Battered Fish + Chips, and Crispy Devilish Eggs.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Invite your whole family to our "Breakfast in Bed" Mother's Day brunch! Served family-style, there is something for every member of the family. $40 for adults, $15 for children under 10

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Gather around our table. We're serving family-style Easter brunch for $30 per adult and $10 children under 10.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 52 People Are Saying
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MC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood place! Spacious but still cozy, great drinks, great food, and great service. Will definitely go back!

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S
Dallas
65 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Second time at the restaurant. Tried new items and enjoyed previous favorites. Jessica took care of us both visits. Many thanks. Looking forward to on next trip.

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K
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Beautiful build out. Interesting menu. Lackluster service. Average good quality. Music way to loud for Sunday brunch scene.

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TN
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant had outstanding food , drink and service.
Our party of 5 had a few craft cocktails that were unique and awesome. There are a lot of options to choose from from the shelfless options, our table had the Mezze platter, duck wings, Deviled eggs and hot chicken sliders. They were all really tasty. Fish and chips and the mushroom salad were very good as well.
Finished off with the Churros and blueberry pie. Just Delicious . Our server My (so) was very knowledgeable and attentive. We will be back soon.

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OT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We ordered a bunch of the items on the selfless menu. They were all delicious.

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HR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great!

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PB
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! A must! Great vibe, great service, great food, great value. Started off our evening, party of 6, upstairs outside on rooftop patio. Great craft drink menu and cool sitting areas. Back downstairs for dinner with our server names 'My'. She was absolutely incredible. Knew the menu front to back; the ingredients, the time to prepare, the order in which to bring, etc. We ordered the entire night down the left side or the 'share' side. Tried almost everything and it was all incredibly good. The lamb was to die for. Not far from downtown and Uptown; in fact, easy walk from uptown. Make it happen here. You will not be sorry.

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SM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I like the place. Serving are small. I order the hot chicken sandwich and got two sliders. 3 would be a regular meal

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D
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Good food, ok service, great ambiance.

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R
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

Had brunch and arrived just a few minutes after opening, so there was only a few tables. Music was a little loud where we were sitting, but they were playing Run DMC and Beastie Boys so who am I to complain? The food and service was great, my wife and I spilt the French Toast bites, billionaire bacon, and burrito. All of it was amazing! Will be back with friends for brunch and dinner as well.

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TL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great evening!!!

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Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The biscuits with the Springfield Ham were cold and hard. The chutney the came with it was virtually hard boiled sugar. It burnt my finger it was so hot and then later cooled into hardened sugar. My hot chicken sliders were good. The Mac and cheese sliders were not special. I was unimpressed with the menu. The drinks were fine . I hope you get it figured out because the space is great.

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C
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cool spot for dinner with friends! Food great, and the house is a neat feel with all its different rooms.

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TM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant, waiter exceptional, good food. Music to loud, had difficulty hearing our companions across the table

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JD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the perfect place to go with a group! Cute, cozy feel and very relaxed. Tons of small plates for sharing and can add extra to an order to accommodate all people in your party. The duck wings were out of this world and the pim pim boa buns were to die for...but everything was amazing. Complimentary valet parking, just tip! Service was fast and attentive. The best part is that every table has a lazy susan to make sharing easy as can be! Will definitely return to try the rest of the items on the share side.

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SB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Merchant House is such a delight and location is perfect for lunch meetings. We originally had a reservation for three and a fourth person attended unexpectedly. The restaurant was incredibly accommodating and seated us at a booth large enough for four. The service was quick, the food was excellent, and the ambiance was perfect. Love the decor and definitely love menu. One of my associates stated his sandwich was the best turkey BLT he's ever eaten. Thanks for help knock this lunch out of the park!

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CE
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

The ambiance and drinks would be the only reason I recommend this place. Food was sub-par. The stuffed quail was cold in the center and the ceviche was room temperature with little flavor. The house is a cute dining area and the lounge upstairs is super cute!

Merchant House Dallas
Responded on February 20, 2019

Her Clarissa, thank you for dining with us. We apologize for your quail being cold in the center and your ceviche being too warm, and the chef has been made aware of this. We work very hard for consistency, and do hope you decide to join us again. We do have a happy hour from 4 to 7 pm upstairs!

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ML
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding brunch! Love the lazy Susan on the tables to share the selfless plates. Can’t wait to try their HH.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Terrible food!!!

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MC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fairly new spot and has not gotten on the Dallas dining radar. We easily got in at 7:00 on a Saturday night. That won't last as word gets around about the great food and service being dished out here. My acid test is will we go back - the answer is yes and soon.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks & service... great value for tapas

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Merchant house was an awesome dining experience. Very mid century modern inside which we liked and not too crowded because of how they have it laid out so ambiance was very low key. Highly recommend.

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TT
Dallas
101 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day dinner delight.

We had the prefix meal. Start with an Endive salad with raspberry vinaigrette, followed by filet mignon and grilled scallops with risotto. Ending with a s’mores fusion desert.

We will be back!

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch and we were so impressed! Amazing food! We will be back.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cocktails were meh, food was good! The tater tot waffle stack with the smoked trout was my favorite. Service was great, and enjoyed the environment.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The happy hour is on point, and the staff is awesome! The staff are attentive and accommodating. The chicken sliders and fries are life giving! This is the perfect place for all occasions. It’s a gem.

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KA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We liked it quite a bit. I would have given it more stars but it was incredibly loud. Which seems to be the norm these days. I was meeting a friend I hadn't seen in a long time and we wanted to talk and catch up. The booth was very comfortable, the setting was cool, service was excellent, food was great. We went for brunch and I loved that you could self park. Don't know if thats the case at night. We both just wished the music hadn't been up so loud.

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MG
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’m telling you now- go enjoy not having to wait an hour for brunch while you can ! It’s new and I feel like it’s about to get really known. For now it’s pretty chill in there.

The food is excellent and the staff and knowledgeable and amusing. We’ve been here twice and recommend it to family and friends.

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S
Dallas
65 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

First time to the restaurant since opening. Three of us shared 6 small dishes. Food was good and service excellent. Next time we look forward to trying individual "shelfish" plates.

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SM
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The problem with such a varied menu is that it makes it hard to do anything exceptionally well. Our pork chop special was only so-so. Seemed a little overcooked and the hash was nothing to wow me. The quail was decent. Drinks were not worth the added couple of bucks more than what we normally pay for specialty cocktails in Dallas. Service was friendly, but even the varied menu threw our server off when trying to describe one dish that ended up being a different one. We ordered the devilish eggs as an appetizer but it came after the meal was served. They apologized and said they would comp them so I assume they did. Turns out they weren't that good anyway so luckily they ended up free!! Next time we'll stick to the BBQ place or the Italian place that are both next door. We've been to them several times without any of the disappointment we felt after coming to the Merchant House.

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BF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, especially Lacy!!

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GB
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I knew little about Merchant House prior to our visit, other than noticing the favorable customer reviews on this site. The experience definitely exceeded our expectations and we really enjoyed the tapas, the service and the ambiance. Our waiter was spot from start to finish and the young lady who seated us was about as friendly as the come. If you like comfort food with a twist you will love dining at Merchant House. There's no doubt in our minds we will be making future reservations at this top notch restaurant.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance, decor and cocktails were great. I would definitely go back for drinks and a few share-able appetizers, even without reservations just hangout on the second floor. However the food was a little overpriced and the concepts were unique but the quality didn’t quite keep up with the stellar decor.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food.

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AW
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bryan made this a great experience for us. My parents had never eaten tapas style, and our table also had a lazy Susan. All in all came together for a great experience!!

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BR
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was extremely friendly. Appreciated the honest recommendations and energy of describing the food. Plus liked the twists on some of the dishes. Not over priced for what you get

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DL
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food and service!! Lacy always makes it a great experience.

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AL
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ok kind of TGIFriday's kind of atmosphere; mediocre food.

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L
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there. Huge variety to choose from. Lamb chops, deviled eggs and the crab mac + jack fritters were delicious. Friendly and fun folks work there. I will be back!

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S
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday celebration, and the food was delicious and fresh!

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