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
49 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (27)special occasion (20)notable wine list (14)good for groups (14)romantic (10)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (6)great for lunch (3)hot spot (3)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great Meal Before Concerts at McCaw
    KathrynVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Delighted with the selection of food, ambiance and service during a busy Saturday night before the Opera. Very convenient to walk to McCaw after dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Opera Dinner
    KitsapDiner
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We were seated immediately upon arrival. We had reservations because we were attending the opera that night and wanted to be finished in time. Our server was very personable and attentive to us. The food was excellent and well presented and tasty. Filet Mignon was cooked perfectly and my wife enjoyed her fish entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    GerpVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Ten Mercer is a great place for dinner before the opera. They are set up to make sure you receive your drinks and food in a timely manner. The food is always well prepared and presented. I would like to see them add a few more seasonal specials for variety as their menu items have not changed for a very long time. Nonetheless, it is always a pleasant experience to dine here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly surprised...again.
    Kevin
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I have been here twice and have been nicely surprised each time. The food is excellent and the service and atmosphere follow suit. I would recommend 10 Mercer highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went to ten mercer last
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We went to ten mercer last year for NYE and thought it was great. This time, my food was dry, slightly overcooked. Our server forgot one of our appetizers, but was very nice and gave us a dessert to compensate. The desserts were also not very good. Essentially, the service was good but the food was unimpressive enough that I would not return. There are too many good restaurants in Seattle to repeat a mediocre experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Year's Eve Menu was great
    Francophile206VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Special occasion, or just getting out to have a good time, 10 Mercer is always a fun place to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    Scudrunner
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I took my gifriend here for a New Year's Eve dinner. Our original plans changed at the last minute so I was lucky to get a reservation at the last minute. We were treated exceptionally by all staff from the time we checked our coats until we left. The service was friendly but very professional, and we left feeling like we had been the only people in the restaraunt even through the place was packed. I had the rack of lamb and my girlfriend had the sturgeon and we were both very happy with our food. The only reason I didn't give five stars is I just don't like to give five stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous new years eve dinner
    EdmondsResidentVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    A terrific restaurant with great food and service. Nicely done and well managed for a busy holiday evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious, allergy-safe dinner
    Camila11
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I love Ten Mercer for the high-class cuisine combined with staff knowledge of allergies. I have eaten there twice, and felt totally safe both times. I was amazed both times by the bountiful flavor of my dish....due to avoiding allergens, my food usually ends up simple and somewhat bland. Not so at Ten Mercer!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly, fast accommodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Friendly, fast accommodating service paired with excellent food. They were very willing to accommodate special requests and split checks. The prawn pasta was a little bland and could have done with more seasoning. But the steak was perfect as were the other dishes ordered. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would enjoy experiencing it again myself. It's perfect for an after show drink or late dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ballet Night Dinner
    Gcow
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Our server Steve was great. He was very aware of the schedule and let us know when we should order by to have enough time to make it to the performance. The food was delicious and the View of the space needle from their loft was amazing. We had that Lamb and Roast chicken, both delectable meals. I highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service
    Paul
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The four of us ordered three different dishes. All were delicious and beautifully presented. The service was especially outstanding. We'll be back here for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner before the Nutcracker
    Sea13
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Food was great! Had the New York steak which I cut with a butter knife, and the Stealhead Trout. Both entre's were generous, served with mashed potatoes & asparagus. Nice Ambiance, it's in an old building with brick walls and on the same block as the old hotel. The staff was very nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    The food is always good here and the service excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-show place
    Lingchick
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    If you're heading to a show at McCaw Hall or Key Arena, this is a good place to go for drinks and dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Eatery near Seattle Center
    me4eat
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Spoil yourself and make a 10 Mercer reservation if dining before or after a Seattle Center event!! But event or not, dining here is a pleasure. Four of us recently couldn't believe how much we enjoyed the pleasure of dining at this Seattle gem. We could actually hear one another - remember the fun of conversation - as we savored great salads, fried oysters, pasta & prawns, roast pork, with attentive service. Regardless of whether you're a wine enthusiast or drink beer over ice, what's not to enjoy at this wonderfully reliable and comfortable eatery? And it's sufficiently affordable for many repeat visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for winter weather
    Frosty
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The restaurant is in a perfect location for attending the nearby performances on Mercer and has a great menu, but the evening was particularly cold and there was nothing separating the diners from the constantly open door. Most diners on the lower level had their coats on. If you are going to the theater the restaurant is perfect, it has valet parking and but a few blocks from your destination. But f you do go there on a cold night, I recommend you eat upstairs.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time visiting queen
    marie
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Second time visiting queen anne area and second time at 10 mercer and it was fabulous like the first time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ten Mercer is Queen Anne gem
    Ballardbelle
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We had a great dinner pre-theatre at Ten Mercer. It's perfect to start here for a wonderful evening out near the Seattle Center. Sophisticated but neighborhood-friendly. A real bartender to make cocktails; good wine list; and very tasty food - a winner and a keeper. We've been several times this past year and have always enjoyed the meal and ambience. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Nadine
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    The 3 entres and desserts were unique, local and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience and great food
    Bridget
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We had a marvelous experience at 10 Mercer after seeing a matinee at The Rep. Such a beautiful restaurant! It was a pleasure just to be there, and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Full house
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We had a 5:15 dinner reservation and though the overall experience was pleasant, the service was quite slow. We had three pre-teens at the table and it would have been nice for their food to come quickly. We didn't get our food until about 6:15 but once it came it was really good. Next time we will order immediately.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    trina
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Ten Mercer has been consistently good over a period of years, especially for pre-theater, opera, ballet dinner. Upstairs is wonderfully quiet, a rarity for Seattle restaurants these days ! Seared scallops were excellent, and steak salad was also good. High recommendation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, impeccable service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Great food, impeccable service and so close to McCaw Hall! The perfect pre-curtain dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great experience
    John
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    I keep going back to Ten Mercer for preshow drinks and dining because it is always a wonderful experience. Great food, terrific service, and fair price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect.
    brian
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    I've been there several times now. This is my default for a special occasion, but I'll go there any time I'm in the area. Food is amazing. Sauces are fascinating. Service is flawless. I have had zero bad experiences. Every friend I have brought there has been impressed with the quality. Seems like the menu is slightly different each time I go, but the crab cakes are a standard item that should not be missed. A place like this could get away with being snooty, but instead the vibe is a neat mix of "formal but friendly". In other words, this place is nice enough that it's worth dressing up for, but friendly enough that you can still go on days when you didn't have a chance to dress up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Learn to use salt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Location and ambiance were great. Simply a beautiful restaurant. ... And then the food came, which lacked flavor and overcooked. Ended up grabbing burgers at dicks afterwards.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing...
    Theatergoer
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I was really looking forward to dining at Ten Mercer. My anticipation was based on recommendations and the menu. I had a 5pm reservation for a 7:30 PNB curtain. Our waiter was personable and appeared to be personally acquainted with the table next to ours. Unfortunately, we did not receive the same amount of attention. Things started out fine, our appetizers were nice, but things went downhill fast as the room filled with pre-theater goers. We ordered a salad that never materialized and our entrees were disappointing. This is a bit unforgivable for a restaurant that prides itself on a pre-theater dining experience. We finished at 7pm foregoing a much needed post meal coffee. Overall, disappointing dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Food
    Emma
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    I very much enjoyed my meal at ten mercer. The service was prompt and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dine Around Seattle
    ManyTastings
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Another delicious dinner from Ten Mercer. Rainbow trout with intense spices and sauce for one diner, steelhead trout with lobster for the other. What a great idea, to offer the night's seafood special as part of the Dine Around Seattle (3 courses for $30) menu too! And lots of other choices on the prix fixe menu as well. After we mentioned to our server that we were on a schedule this evening, our courses followed one another in a very timely fashion, but not overlapping. And we appreciated the chance to taste before ordering when we asked about a wine that was new to us and to our server as well. Thanks again for leaving us with good tastes all around, Ten Mercer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but . . .
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We had an enjoyable evening and the food was very good. However, we were scolded by the waitress for not having giving a discount card to her at the beginning of the meal. Normally we remember this, but it was our first time at the restaurant in a few months. We will now think twice before going there again for dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good
    KathyTVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Once again, Ten Mercer makes an evening out a special one. We split the Wild Green Salad (one of our favorites), and there was enough Spicy Chicken Picatta that I should have shared that with someone as well! The Steelhead special for the evening was a bit on the bland side, but perfectly done nonetheless.. The Chocolate, Caramelized Sugar, and Raspberry dessert was outstanding, but very rich. Excellent service got us to the theater on time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Delights
    JimMVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    As always, my recent experience at Ten Mercer was, as always, very enjoyable. Very nice service, excellent wine recommendation, delicious food . It's a pleasure to eat somewhere that knows how to take care of their patrons, doesn't rush them and pays attention to details - we could focus on our conversation and enjoy our meal without interruptions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK after opera
    costosVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    The main reason for going to Ten Mercer is that it serves reasonably good food, is open late, and is in close waking distance from the opera. There are so many really interesting restaurants in Seattle that Ten Mercer does not make it to our list of go-to places when in town. This is not to say that the food lacks quality - the smoked sturgeon appetizer we shared was (and has always been) an excellent preparation. My steak salad was good and her scallops were properly prepared. Our bottle of 2007 Andre Andrieux Cote Rotie turned out to be a very good choice from a more than adequate list. The ambience is comfortable and the bar scene is probably fairly energetic earlier in the evening. Nice room, adequate food, friendly service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK but Not Great
    pike1406
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The food was OK but nothing to get that excited about. We got the beef tenderloin medallions and the crab cake sandwich. The tenderloin wasn't quit as good as it should have been - its was slightly chewy and coming from Texas, I know what good tenderloin tastes like and that wasn't it. The crab cakes where fairly good and would have maybe even been outstanding if they wouldn't have put horseradish or something like that in the sauce, I hate horse radish. The seating was some of the worst I have ever experienced. Chairs hard as rock and benches that makes your back hurt from the weird position it makes you sit in. They definitely don't want you hanging around for long...we ate and got out of there as fast as we could.
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  • Delicious Roasted Chicken!
    bellastellaVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    We tried Ten Mercer for the first time during Restaurant Week when we were visiting Seattle with guests from CA. The roasted chicken was amazing and we'll be back for it when we're in Seattle for business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependably delish!
    Mrschad
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    10 Mercer's menu has achieved the elusive "something for everyone alchemy." Our party included a vegetarian, a low carb dieter, a health nut (pass the arugula!) and an omnivore. This afforded us a chance to try a range of interesting dishes, including steelhead, tenderloins, and ravioli. The restaurant is always accommodating, and happily subbed cauliflower purée for more starchy, carb-heavy side dishes. Dined here several times and it has never let us down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!
    ArtsguyVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    Ten Mercer is a consistently great restaurant. They are especially thoughtful about getting pre-theater/Opera patrons out in time ot make their curtains. Keep up the great work. Oh, and the food is very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oustanding Service
    Christi
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Top notch dining experience and outstanding service. Friendly and prompt staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Katie
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    We had gone here for appetizers once, and thought it was just overpriced. So we tried dinner, and what a joy!! Nice and quiet, delicious food, excellent service! What a great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.