Ten Mercer
Ten Mercer

Ten Mercer

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tenmercer.com/
  • Phone: 2066913723
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 4:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Doug Wilson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Party Facilities: Ten Mercer offers semi private dining for up to 24 at the same table and up to 50 at separate tables. Receptions for up to 100 are also available. Private Dining room is now available. This lovely room seats up to fourteen guests. We offer a range of reception and cocktail events as well.
  • Private Party Contact: Seon Masseno 2066913723x2

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen Anne Avenue North
  • Public Transit: 10 Minute walk Northwest of the Monorail. Served by the 1, 8, 15, 32, 18 and the "D line" Rapid Ride Metro Bus lines.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Non validated valet parking provided by Red Carpet Valet is available in a secure garage. $8 weeknights and $10 weekends. Limited availability, first come first served.
A word from Ten Mercer
World class cuisine meets neighborhood scene. Flavorful artfully presented seasonal dishes, classic cocktails and an award winning wine list served by a professional staff in this Queen Anne neighborhood dinner house. Located near top regional theaters, McCaw Hall and the Key Arena. Ten Mercer is the perfect stop after or before an event and even a better stop during one!
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Ten Mercer reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)fit for foodies (33)special occasion (19)romantic (14)notable wine list (14)good for groups (13)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (7)hot spot (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Do not pass the Black Cod
    Veteran
    Dined on 6/5/2008
    Do not pass the Black Cod - unbelievable flavors and textures!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our dinner was enjoyable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    Our dinner was enjoyable. Our table was ready when we arrived, and the server ame to our table promptly. The food was excellent. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were surprised by this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    We were surprised by this restaurant as we had not heard of it. We chose it because it is close to the Ballet. The food was good, the atmosphere good and the service great. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were disappointed that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    We were disappointed that with a reservation we were still seated in the bar. This certainly impacted our dining experience and didn't make us feel like we given the full Ten Mercer experience. If there were no tables available upstairs, we would have preferred that you had said that you were fully booked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The experience was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    The experience was great! We had asked to have our food come out at a slower pace and they did a fabulous job at executing our entire meal. The food was great. I was worried when my Filet came out and looked a bit overdone, but the flavor and tenderness was perfect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually love this place, but
    charlieVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Usually love this place, but it was "off" on Saturday. We got stuck at an unpleasant table beside a service staging area. The iced tea I ordered was horribly bitter. I asked for a glass of ice and a pot of breweed tea instead, and the waiter brought me a pot of Earl Grey! Earl Grey is not appropriate for iced tea. I apologetically asked for another kind of black tea. He claimed there was no other. The dessert menu, presented later, listed at least 4. This is a small point, and we do love this place, and will go back. Usually we order bar drinks (the wine by the glass list is fairly dreadful) which are lovely. But it would be nice if they would also accomodate someone not able to drink alcohol on a particular occasion.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I have dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    My wife and I have dinner at Ten Mercer whenever we go to the opera - we make the trip a couple of times a year for that purpose. Fine place
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place, especially
    RWDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2008
    Wonderful place, especially for a pre-theater meal. Food is excellent and served efficiently and with professionalism. You can have a quick meal or a slow meal, whichever you prefer! A real gem.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice place to have a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/14/2008
    Very nice place to have a relaxed dinner. Good hors d'oeurvres and salads, I have reservations about some of the entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for dinner prior to
    northerngalVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Great for dinner prior to events at the Seattle Center area. Good menu choice so there is something for everyone. Other area restaurants may be better but have limited food choices, maybe 4-5 entrees only. Service was good in the past but we had a grumpy, unfriendly server this time.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have consistently had a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    I have consistently had a great dining experience at Ten Mercer whenever I have attended the ballet. Love to come downtown early, grab a park spot, order a 10 Mercer martini, have a leisurely well-prepared meal, coffee (maybe dessert), and walk to McCaw Hall. Been there all hours of the day ever since they opened for a table for 2 with my best friend or a table for 8 with family. A place that enjoys the rare opportunity for diners to be romantic and left alone, or to enjoy conversation with neighboring diners. One night I even observed a couple sharing what appeared to be a whole fish with a neighboring table of two couples. One other reason: a great vent system so you don't "wear" your meal when you leave: important at a "theatre setting."
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you can get a seat overlooking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    If you can get a seat overlooking mercer (especially upstairs), it's a great place to take a date
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always fine. Our wait person,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    Always fine. Our wait person, Kelly????, was outstanding. Regular visits are part of our Seattle Center arts life. mwh
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The waitstaff was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    The waitstaff was great! We didn't have any wine with our meal, but the table behind us was a lady who couldn't remember which wine she had had the time before that she liked. The server was more than happy to pour her samples of the two wines she was deciding between and brought them to her so she could try them both. That was real service!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great for dining before and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    great for dining before and after events at Seattle Center
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service is always well above
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    Service is always well above "very good" and will accomodate almost any request.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was very busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    The restaurant was very busy but the service was still good. The food arrived promptly as they knew we were going to the theater. My other visits have been better especially my daughter's rehearsal dinner which was wonderful. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brian was instramental in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2008
    Brian was instramental in providing a birthday cake. His service was world class. However, our orders got behind a group and caused a rather long night. Overall a pleasant experience. Thanks especially to Brian.
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  • One of our favorite restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    One of our favorite restaurants in Seattle. The service is AMAZING.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I always go to Ten when there's
    foodyVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    I always go to Ten when there's an event at Seattle Center. Brian the owner and host make my visits great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Asked waitress if chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    Asked waitress if chicken skewer was white meat. She assured me it was. It wasn't. Bill read"Thigh ...." Owner? Mnager? was charming and offered a comp dessert. Nice way to handle it. BUT, staff should know white meat from dark meat! We will be back....gotta use the dessert card! AND, we would be back, anyway! milt hamlin
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A decent choice for pre-theater
    GWilliamsVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    A decent choice for pre-theater meals. However, food was definitely a disappointment. A new chef, perhaps? In any event, the quality and preparation of their meals was previously of much better quality.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun location, nice atmosphere...gre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    Fun location, nice atmosphere...great service...delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've eaten at Ten Mercer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    We've eaten at Ten Mercer often. Really like the round table by the bar. Food was good, but not quite up to the usual this night. Still good though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I so wish Ten Mercer's food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    I so wish Ten Mercer's food was better. I like the space. When attending an event at Seattle Center, the location can't be beat. But the food is so mediocre. I had the pasta with shrimp. The shrimp were incredibly over-cooked and the pasta itself wasn't salty enough. And this review isn't based on just one meal. The food is consistently... just barely good enough. Please, please, please improve your kitchen.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good choice when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    Always a good choice when attending Seattle Center cultural events.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love Ten Mercer. The atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/22/2006
    We love Ten Mercer. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable and the food is wonderful. The wait staff is always friendly but doesn't "hover." It's always a great place to go for late night dining.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate