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Mercat Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mercatbistro.com
  • Phone: (214) 953-0917
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 10:00am

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday Brunch - 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a corporate dinner, Mercat takes pride in making your special occasion one to remember.
  • Private Party Contact: Private Event Coordinator (855) 781-1815

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Moody St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet lot located on the corner of Harwood St and Moody St
A word from Mercat
Classic European bistro.

@Mercatbistro @harwooddistrict
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "I loved the experience . The atmosphere was good too. I was a bit disappointed with the food. My friend ordered stake. Which came out burnt. While we ordered the short ribs and it's was soo cold we weren't that hungry so we didn't say anything."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "It was my 1st time to try at Mercat, and I was quite disappointed. Here were why: 1. I specifically requested a table away from the water closet and aisle from Opentable.com, but the pretty hostess did not read my request, and put us at the last table right before the kitchen and wait staff section even the place was half empty when we arrived. That table was noisy and hot, so I had to request to move to a better table 2. I had to ask for breads after we finished our entrees, and our waitress said we had to ask for breads next time while our next table got breads automatically. 3. My entree was "delicious" but it had only one piece of green. A girl at the next table had the same dish as I did had four or five times the amount of greens."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had an absolutely wonderful meal and probably one of the best steaks I've ever eaten. Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Despite our having made reservations to dine there during restaurant week, we had a relaxed and delightful meal there. The prices seem a little high since vegetables don't come with any entrees, but Mercat's choice of salads and appetizers are good and ample."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Nice small unpretentious simple french bistro w/ very good food and wine list."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The service was very slow even though there was only one other table in the restaurant. It took half an hour to get our drinks- beer included. We had a few appetizers and then left for St. Ann's. I would not go back."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This little hidden gem was a wonderful surprise with attentive and personable staff and incredible food! There is a cute patio but it was too hot for me but people were at there, even at 1pm in the afternoon. We had lunch there and the Farro and Kale salad with Salmon was wonderful as was the Quiche."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "It was a Monday night and we were the only people on the restaurant. In a nutshell, the food was good, the ambience is quaint and the music is awesome. The service, specifically the waitress was horrible. She was slow, in attentive and sloppy in her appearance. I'm not hurrying back."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "great location, great french wine but the menu is everything but french. very disappointed. may i recomend you all look up L'effiel located in Hoffman Estates IL. This restaurant is what all french restuarants should follow. French owned and french style through and through"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I had read several articles about Mercat and its sister restaurants and finally got around to visiting. I was delighted as were my companions. It truly felt like we were in a European bistro..............the quiche was the best I've ever had, and the profiteroles were divine."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "No kid menu offered and service was very slow. Food was outstanding, so that is all that mattered. We enjoyed it and will be back. The crepes were very good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We chose to sit outside on the patio in the heat and had a wonderful night. Our server kept changing out our water with cold water and had terrific food. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Best short ribs ever. great service. great ambiance. beautiful evening."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "You're in for a treat with the food and the scenery being just perfect for a dinner out on the terrace. I was advised the short ribs and the cobia are the house favorites, and ended up choosing the cobia and the goat cheese salad. Both dishes were spectacular. The fume blanc was a great pairing as well. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The foie gras terrine is the way to start, and several delicious starters later, launch into a well-portioned main course. Tables are tiny and the outdoor space under the umbrellas makes for a beautiful evening, and the dessert sampler option puts it all together. Go with someone you actually like, because this is one of the few places in Dallas where the noise level is not escalated into scream-level and actual conversation is possible! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Salad was perfectly dressed and tasty. Steak tartare was a huge surprise. Tons of flavors. Cobia was buttery yet firm. Deserts were inventive. Could expand bar with some after dinner drinks or ports. Mercat had it all the night we went. We heard that service was slow, but this has been fixed. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here on a Saturday night on the outside patio. Everything was perfect. Service was really attentive. The menu was well thought out. We really felt like we were in a French Bistro or outdoor cafe in Paris. I recommend the asparagus appetizer and beef filet. Food was so good, we can wait to go back! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "this is as close to Paris as you are going to get here in Dallas!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we really liked it.Very cute place with good food and service.Bartendress was great.Looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Always delicious! At a table outside under a big umbrella, no better way to spend an evening with friends enjoying steak tartare and wine and all sorts of lovely French bistro dishes. Service much friendlier than an actual Parisian bistro, if you are looking for a more authentic experience maybe one might request a bit more condescension. But we love it the way it is. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Had brunch on a saturday, sat outside, it was perfect. Only suggestion would be to offer a table or two that isn't shadded by umbrella - we like the sun. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This is the third or fourth time we have been and the service and food were as good as ever. This little neighborhood gem just keeps getting better. Try the tartar!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This restaurant is truly delightful. With a little better service and a little better service it could be exceptional"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We've eaten here twice in the past week. Once for brunch and once for lunch. Inside and outside dining both remind you of a bistro in Paris. The food was fantastic and the service was friendly and nicely paced. Make sure you try the quiche and coffee - both were amazing. Manager David Carlos was especially welcoming and checked several times to make sure everything was perfect. We can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Amazing food, darling details in plates, lovely vibe overall. Very chic."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Had been slow to try this restaurant and glad that we did. The food was exactly what we expected and are anxious to try additional menu offerings, the ambiance was perfect, but the service was somewhat rushed, even though we told our server not to rush. Others have indicated that their service was too slow. Hopefully the service issues will improve over time."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Overall excellent. Service very friendly but a little slow"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is a great place for a diner with a refined palate. You'll enjoy your experience as long as your not expecting comfort food."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Although a little difficult to locate the first time [even with GPS] - parking is across the street - it was worth the hassle of finding it. Beautiful interior; well done menu, pleasant wait staff and all reasonably priced. The steak tartare, mussels, sweetbreads and steak were all stand outs. Looking forward to our return."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Very authentic French bistro atmosphere and décor. Food on two dinner occasions and one brunch was marvelous. Very friendly staff. I was in town for four days and after one night at Mercat came back two more times. Wish I could go back again this week a couple of times."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "my wife and i had dinner there saturday night and found it most enjoyable."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Tucked away in bustling uptown district, this restaurant was a perfect lunch choice. Tomatoes and mozzarella appetizer was excellent."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This is a very cute bistro that does have outdoor seating in the city. Ambience is great. I ordered the steak salad and it came with way too much dressing and I had to wipe my mouth after every bite. Also a bit undercooked meat. Overall nice place, but if you don't like too much dressing get it on the side!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The only thing that made our visit unpleasant was our server Sergio. He was courteous but terrible time management, would walk away without finishing taking order, disappear for a long time, didn't knew how to enter orders in the computer. Saw the manager helping him in the computer and later on he stepped in to serve us at the table. The food was good and we enjoy the experience enough to think about going back but they need to do a better job at training their staff."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The atmosphere is wonderful and they have a great patio.Great for a date night or a girls night. It's upscale but comfy European cafe style. Our steaks were full of flavor with delicious sauce, and the seafood was fresh and tasty. However, sloppiness kept this from being more stars. Seafood cocktail was served on top of what tasted like straight ketchup and nothing else. I asked for horseradish. We sat for over 15 mins before our drink order was taken and had incredibly slow service the entire time. We had to ask for menus.The staff seemed stressed and were all rushing around, bumping our table. I hope that something unusual was going on that night and this isn't typical. I'd go back, but I'd expect improvement before returning a 3rd time."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our go-to French restaurant, coming from a couple that lived in Paris for 2 years. Haven't had anything we didn't like, but do recommend the tartare, any of the steaks, and the roasted chicken!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Enjoyed Mercat very much. It does a great job transporting you to a Parisian cafe in downtown Dallas. The food and wine were very good. The service outstanding. My wife and I look forward to going back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Except for the faux chalk board menu above the bar, this was very reminiscent of a real Paris bistro. Reasonable prices. Limited menu but covers a lot of culinary territory and executed flawlessly. Wonderful professional service. Great ambience. We were there on Valentine+1 so not yet terrace time but really nice outdoor tables available. Salmon en croute was delicate, perfectly done. Marinated fresh anchovies were just right. Farro salads, yumm. Excellent sea scallops. Good wine list, although a bit pricey."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I would never hd found this place without OpenTable"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "had a quiet business lunch here this week, had never been here before. It's french influence casual food, lots of awesome sandwiches. We don't have much french food in Dallas so it was a treat to try some new things. Very approachable menu, friendly and laid-back staff and vibe. Not cheap, but what good food is these days, I'd recommend it. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner."
    Dined on 2/13/2014