Mercer 113
Mercer 113

Mercer 113

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.merceronethirteen.com/
  • Phone: 3123960113
  • Hours of Operation:


    Tuesday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Lachowicz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: After 10pm Chicago local favorite DJs
  • Special Events: Mercer 113, Chicago’s first and only Resta Lounge, combines upscale food and contemporary cocktails with a comfortable yet lavish atmosphere. We offer several different party options for groups of 15-450. Please contact us directly for larger groups.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: LaSalle
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Mercer 113
Mercer 113 is a restaurant/lounge featuring American Contemporary cuisines with a French twist. Menu created and executed by award winning Chef Michael Lachowicz. Relax in the lavish, nature-inspired setting while enjoying plates such as Foie Gras, Kobe Short Rib Burger and Vegetarian Risotto. Reservations are for the Dining Room only.
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Mercer 113 reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating2.5
  • Food3
    Service2.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
0% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • A hidden gem before the bar scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food is outstanding for a bar and better than Epic even (across the street) for a fraction of the price
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating1
    • Food1
    • Ambiance5
    • Service1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 83 reviews are from the Mercer 113 reviews archive.
  • Good food. More popular for drinks
    CmoreVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We were meeting friends here at 10 and decided to come an hour early for food. Love the decor inside and food was great. The restaurant is pretty empty at 9 with only a few scattered groups, which we expected. But it is always busy later for drinks and even a little dancing late in the night:)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a night club that
    KelseyinChicagoVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    This is a night club that serves food! The food is great.! But getting there early , before 10 pm you can only watch the bar people clean glasses and get ready for apparently the crowd!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for the senior crowd
    Charlie
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    I took some out of town guests here at 6PM...it was all fine, except we were the only people there. This was a "hot" late night place. So if your adult CHILDREN are in town and want someplace to go, this would be the ticket. We had a perfectly nice evening, but I knew the moment we got in there, that it wasn't for tourists. Service was slow an inattentive, but for them it was like mid-afternoon! Beauitiful interior design and ambience, and I can onlyl imagine what it would be like at 10PM or maybe on weekdays for cocktails.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible.
    NA11VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    This place is awful. I will give a much more detailed description on yelp. Trust me, you will know it's mine when you read it.
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  • Great French Food!
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    I had the salmon and my friend had the scallops and both were cooked perfectly. True French Fare. It is more of a club place as it gets busier later in the evening. It was pretty quiet when we went at 7pm (which is the time they open for dinner). Wish there were open more evenings--it would make it easier to book a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    ftgillini00
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    My friend and I had reservations at 8pm on Saturday night and it was dead when we got there. It picked up after 9:30 and it seems obvious now that this place is not known for their food. I ordered the crab cake, which was a pretty standard crab cake. The service was slow. At one point my friend ordered a glass of wine and the guy showed up about 10 mins later with it. He had left the restaurant in the meantime to do something. Overall, it wasn't worth the money we spent. I will definitely not be going back there.
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  • Mercier for night life, not cuisine
    ChicagoFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    The food was quite forgetable, like a Ceasar salad with a commerical dressing croutons that was not as good as your HS cafeteria. But it is more a night club than restaurant, and they are changing menu from dinning to small bite for the beautiful people that frequent such haunts. It may well be fun, but for dining, take a pass, try Epic accorss the street or Paris club not far.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went early for dinner to
    tita
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We went early for dinner to try a new place. Place was empty (obviously a nightclub later at night). Our poor server normally comes in after 10 pm (she admitted) as she could not answer any of our questions about the menu. The people there are not thatfriendly, including the person at the table for dinner reservations. Food was fine, but not worth a return. Better service would've helped.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT PLACE!
    Pamela
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Food was good, waiter was fantastic & good atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good
    BMO78
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I went to Mercer 113 off of a recommendation from a friend. I also went on yelp to read some of the reviews and they were all pretty spot on. Mercer 113 is a very nice and trendy looking restaurant. When my guest and I arrived it was nearly empty. Nonetheless we sat down and proceeded with our dinner plans. The crab cakes were delicious, as well as my entree which was the filet. I will say it could have use a tad more seasoning and sauce. Our server was extremely attentive but it could have been due to the lack of diners. Halfway between our meal, there was an influx of people coming to go to the lounge area. By 10pm hit, it had virtually turned into a club! I would more than likely return to Mercer 113 for drinks instead of dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • better than expected
    Michele
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I had a discount coupon to this restaurant, which is why we choose to go knowing very little about the place. The service was great, welcoming and efficient. We arrived at 7, which is early for this place. Wish we had reservations for later, to experience the dance party scene that happens much later. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not much variety for vegetarians
    PTsOpenTable
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Not much variety for vegetarians but the menu is great! Service is excellent. And if you get a later reservation, then you see the place transform into quite the night-life on the weekends. great ambiance...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak
    Lissa
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    The service at this restaurant was great! However we ordered the filet minion and it was TOO salty! I mean burning your throat salty! But when we told our waiter he was very gracious and brought us another steak that was much better and much less salty. The overall experience was wonderful but we had to warn the chef about the salt!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    buckeyegirlVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Very nice server, delicious food. Seems more of a dance club atmosphere but we were before 10pm on a Saturday so hard to tell
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time
    gabby
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    It was really nice, not many people were there. I wanted my boyfriend to have a good first experience having filet mignon and they did not disappoint. It just about brought a tear to his eye Very good service.would definitely love to come back sometime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    We had a great experience. The head chef came to our table to make sure the meal was to our liking. Great service and attention. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad.
    NA11VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    Mercer 113 is a good restaurant. I had the rib-eye, which was nicely prepared. The bartender needs a little work because that lemon drop wasn't that good. Overall, a good restaurant to try out.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but loud
    ShanaVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    I was looking for a nice restaurant that had great atmosphere but wouldn't be dead to meet a friend who was in from out of town for dinner. Food was pretty standard American food that was done well but not unique enough for foodies. Had a really good waiter who was very attentive. We were having fun but then the music was turned up so loudly that we couldn't have a conversation. I knew that there was a lounge/bar/club but thought it was in a different area than the restaurant. Fine if that was the mood I was in but I wanted to sit and catch up with my friend. I would definitely recommend if you go a little earlier, eat and then plan to hang out with your friends or a date but not for people looking to have a great dinner and talk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Went to this restaurant for the first time and I love the style! The cocktail list was awesome. I had the salmon and it was honestly the best salmon I've ever had! My girlfriends had a blast and we didn't feel rushed… We hung out for a few hours talking and having drinks. It was the perfect start to our evening. We will definitely be coming back! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu Change Does Wonders
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Decided to try Mercer out and glad I did. They have changed their menu and the food combinations are memorable. I had the Halibut which was like candy, topped with asparagus and a engaging sauce. For my side there were three a sweet potato medallions cooked just right. My server Kita was great and attended to our needs. Will return and enjoy more of Mercer's delights.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant.
    Euni
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Hostess was so plesant and welcoming. Our server was really nice as well, so accommodating.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great vibe. Good for drinking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Great vibe. Good for drinking and appetizers. Main dishes a bit disappointing so do not recommend for full dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have no intentions of returning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    I have no intentions of returning due to poor customer service. Our server never said thank you or your welcome, rarely smiled or even spoke to us, and dull. When we order our food she asked what we wanted on the side, we asked what our options were because we missed the little writing, and she says "there" while pointing at the menu. I'm sorry, but she could've said the couple option outloud so that everyone could hear. I chose a side salad and asked what dressings they had (those were not listed) and her next response was we have everything. I said, "Okay, then I'll have raspberry vinigrette." She responds by saying they don't have that and doesn't even follow with options. Am I suppose to play a guessing game...?
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, poor treatment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    We had great food, and our server was attentive. But, the hostess was very rude and basically kicked us out of our table and got snippy with me when I said I was not happy about this since we had just bought another round. I did speak with the manager, and he gave us a new smaller table (our group had started to shrink) and a round of shots. He did apologize for the hostess' handling of the situation. But, all in all I don't think any of us will return after the way we were treated.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I loved this place. The gorgonzola
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    I loved this place. The gorgonzola gnocchi is my favorite pasta in all of Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Ok, but not great. Was surpised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Ok, but not great. Was surpised that it was not super packed on a Saturday night for dinner. Looks like it more of a lounge, than just a restaurant. Which is fine. Menu was scaled back and good but not great. Overall it was just a good experience...
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  • Our waitress wasn't attentive
    Brandi
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Our waitress wasn't attentive or really interested in helping us throughout the meal. My friend's steak was rare when she asked for medium well. We waited 10 minutes then had to flg her down to send it back. She had no idea what we ordered to seperate our bills. The food was ok and the restaurant had a great look but was very loud (music). I don't think we'll be going back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We didn't eat there but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    We didn't eat there but the staff was great - really accommodating unlike some other restaurants in the area
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not too crowded during lunch;
    Hungryman
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    Not too crowded during lunch; not your typical bar food menu
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went to Mercers as a last-minute
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Went to Mercers as a last-minute Valentines dinner with a friend. Food and drinks were great, but was not an ideal dining option for a party of two. Much better as a group spot for a casual late evening dinner and/or drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Sports Bar or a Restaurant?
    swagnerVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Mercer 113 can't decide if it's a restaurant, a sports bar, or a club. Atmosphere for a Friday dinner was too much 'bar' for me. No separation between multiple bars and dining tables. Acoustics are very poor. Interior design was interesting but totally ruined by the flood of large screen TVs everywhere, which makes it feel like a sports bar. Service was good. The food was decent. In a group of 8 all but one were satisfied with their meal, the exception being some overcooked fish. The Wagyu burger I had was delicious. The portions of the other dishes were ridiculously large even by Chicago standards. The desserts were mediocre, especially the chocolate mousse. The wine list is horrendously bad and very limited.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were pleasantly surprised!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    We were pleasantly surprised! Food was fantastic--fun, shareable dishes. We'll go again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Dragonfruit Mojito is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    The Dragonfruit Mojito is the best drink ever!! Slightly disappointed that the Cookies and Milk dessert was only one cookie. The server should have informed us of that.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Avoid
    bayamusVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    This place doesn't know what it wants to be. Is it a dance club? Is it a swanky sports bar? Is it a restaurant? At 7 pm, hours before they switch over to club status, awful radio pop was blaring. Unfortunately for them the place was pretty dead so loud music makes dining pretty awkward. What diners they did have they all lumped together in the same area, the place is pretty big and they could have spaced things out. As far as the food goes the menu certainly sounded interesting but nothing delivered. It wasn't "bad" or inedible, just bland & mediocre. I felt bad for the waitresses who all had to wear really short black dresses with tall black boots. Maybe I'm just not their target, but I don't think their target is in Chicago.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've been there late in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    I've been there late in the evening and its a fun bar however no one was in the restaurant dining at 8pm on a Friday. The food was good but not impressed being bugged every 5 minutes for another drink when my glass is still half full.
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  • I went for lunch and overall
    IeatIamVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    I went for lunch and overall it was a good experience. The menu is a bit deceiving. Their entrees are a bit small and should be noted as small plate items. The risotto with scallops really meant scallop, and came with just one scallop. The food it self was well done and tasted great. We were just hoping for more from an entree, or at least told that we might want to get a little something else to go with our lunch.
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  • Our server was Chelsea and
    Tracy
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    Our server was Chelsea and she was fantastic. Really great recommendations, and duper friendly. We will absolutely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went for the first time the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    Went for the first time the week before xmas, so restaurant was a bit slow. My friend found a UPC code sticker in her steak sandwich (most likely from the onion), however, the manager quickly addressed and comped her meal. The banana split dessert had just 3 thin horizontally-cut slices of fried banana, which seemed pretty sparse, but suppose that's the norm for a trendier food spots. That all said, our waitress was nice and I would return to give the menu another try.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love, love, love the place...cool
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Love, love, love the place...cool crowd...would like to go back!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic