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
58 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)fit for foodies (32)special occasion (17)good for groups (14)notable wine list (13)romantic (11)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (6)hot spot (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • gridirongirlVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was a fair experience but with all the choices in the neighborhood we probably won't return. The waiter had time to chat with other tables but not refill our drink or check on our food. We ate here last year and had a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so good...
    Barbara
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have been to Ten Mercer pre theater many times and have really liked it. But it seems to have changed. The salad, the Ten Mercer one, was OLD, limp and warm, and the wine list seems to have lost the reasonably priced bottles. We'll try again someday, but not for awhile.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Prefunction Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Ten Mercer has always provided a delicious meal--some of the best dishes in the city! The staff is very friendly and aware you have play or ballet to attend--service is perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always make a point to dine here.
    Balletgoer1
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is a local Seattle gem that we visit every time we're in town. Great for pre-theatre dining, just blocks from the Seattle Center. Wonderful food, attentive wait staff, marvelous ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Thought this restaurant was more of a dining destination, but as it turns out I left it is really more just a stopping point to grab a bite to eat before hitting a nearby show. Food was fine, would probably go there again, but next time I won't be expecting something special.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Close but Not Quite
    NWPesca
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Ambiance was nice but the lighting was so bad that it was hard to read menus, which made dining with friends awkward as we had to pullout our cell phones for light. Food selections were interesting and quite good. The oysters and mussels were delicious, as was the house salad, but the scallops seemed undercooked and the roasted peach dessert featured a mushy peach. The server was sufficiently attentive but seemed impatient with questions about preparation. Then when he tried to pass off the mealy peach as just part of the preparation it seemed derogatory, though he took it, reluctantly, telling us that everyone else had loved it. So, while the evening could have been quite good, there were just enough hiccups to make it fall flat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The whole experience was Average.
    heidi
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went there for dinner before a concert and the whole experience was just average: food, service, ambiance. I wouldn't jump at the chance to go back there, but I wouldn't take it off of my list completely. It is convenient, service was acceptable and the food was average (nothing was wrong with the food, but nothing was exciting about it either), so I would go again if that was our only option before a concert. And they do take reservations which is a plus in that area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ten Mercer Delivers!
    gts1VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have been to Ten Mercer a few times. Mostly before concerts at Key Arena. The food is very good, the drinks are good and so is the service. No complaints. I plan to return in a couple of months before my next concert. Ten Mercer is one of the best restaurants in the area near Key Arena.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure
    tahuyaD
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We always choose 10 Mercer whenever we are going to be in the area. We don't live in Seattle, but when we go to an event nearby, we choose this gem. The food is delightful, and changes with the seasons. The service and the wine are great, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice night out
    Donna
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a mid week dinner here in our Queen Anne neighborhood. Food was very good and well presented and service was excellent. Enjoyed eating upstairs by window. LOVED the Chilled Cucumber soup for a starter. We haven't eaten here in awhile and will make sure we come back more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    PittsburghFoodies
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We were unfamiliar with the Seattle area -- this was close to the hotel, so we decided to try it! Restaurant exceeded our expectations. Service (Jeff) was impeccible and the food was noteworthy! If we ever come back to visit Seattle again, we will definitely eat here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun spot...
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had dinner there on Saturday night and really enjoyed it. The appetizers were good and the salmon on special was outstanding. Fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, slow service.
    Got2go
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food, courteous wait staff, but long waits between courses. The worst was 20 minutes between clearing our appetizers and delivering our entrees. Gave ourselves 90 minutes for dinner before going to a concert and felt rushed. Kudos to the young man who kept our water glasses full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    davisto
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The staff is very attentive. Our waiter, Steve, was delightful. 10 Mercer is always our first choice when there is an event at McCaw Hall that we are attending. I had the sole and the roasted salad. Both exceptional. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the swordfish. He also had the peach dessert. Fabulous - yes, he shared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite New Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Just found this restaurant a few weeks ago but has quickly jumped up to the top of my list of favorite restaurants in Lower Queen Anne!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ten Mercer--A Perfect Nine
    Grom
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Steps to upstairs dining area a hindrance to some, but once there the relative quiet and ample table space make for a pleasant dining experience. Panzanella salad and crab cakes are outstanding; everything is good to excellent. Portions are generous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top spot for pre-concert dining
    Rudi
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We first tried Ten Mercer shortly after it opened years ago and have been coming back since. We've never been disappointed. At this visit I enjoyed the delicious duck breast and my partner had a well-prepared seafood/pasta dish. Service is always efficient and professional. For the first time (because of a drastic reduction in parking due to traffic rerouting around Seattle Center) we tried the valet parking. It was great! For $8 dollars you can leave your car right by Ten Mercer, dine, go to your event, return to the restaurant and pick up your keys from the bartender.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food
    adasawVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went early on a Tuesday night so the place was not very busy. The food was excellent and well prepared. Service was attentive without being over the top. Would definitely go back if in the neighborhood again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hit n' miss
    Rivka
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a delicious dinner at Ten mercer in January, so decide to return last week. Uninspired cuisine. Best item ordered was the burger and fries.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just what we were looking for
    familyPTG
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our group had diverse eating preferences and ages (teens to seniors). We wanted a place that was quiet enough for conversation at a table for 6, casual enough so grandma didn't feel out of place not wearing a skirt, and someplace that we could linger with the family. This restaurant was everything we were looking for and the food was terrific! everyone was happy with their choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will come back for a second meal
    jseattle
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I enjoyed my first meal at Ten Mercer and will return to try something else on their menu. The interior was welcoming and relaxing, especially after struggling through the traffic mess around the Seattle Center. The restaurant's location makes it a convenient place to eat before any event at the Seattle Center.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Service was excellent. We came for the lobster rolls as we lived in Maine for a number of years and found them to be as good as the ones there. It was a great place to come for a pretheatre meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yumseeker
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food and service at 10 Mercer are always excellent, but they went the extra mile as we dined there prior to a concert. They made sure that our meal was served at a gracious speed, but with plenty of time for us to walk over to the Seattle Center in time for our event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last minute change
    Jessie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    They were wonderful. I had a last minute addition to my reservation and they were able to accommodate the extras in my party as well as being understanding when I was late. The food was wonderful! I tried 3 different dishes and loved them. Pan fried Sole with lemon sauce and fried caper- to die for! The drinks were reasonably priced for Seattle and were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Lower Queen Anne Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My family has Seattle Storm season tickets, and we look forward to the WNBA season so we can have frequent reason for pre-game dinners at Ten Mercer. Even if -- heaven forbid -- the Storm has a bad night, we KNOW we'll enjoy the evening because of the delicious, interesting food and unbeatable ambiance of Ten Mercer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Go!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Very disappointing. Food was mediocre and our fish started to taste a bit dated. We had reservations and when we entered they were not crowded but they offered to seat us in the balcony area. Once we got there it was obvious that we had been placed in the area for patrons who weren't dressed "properly". Maybe they had reserved the fish for that area, also. I really can't recommend Ten Mercer.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 477 reviews are from the Ten Mercer reviews archive.
  • Katt
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We went before seeing a film at SIFF and were pleased that it was a "dark" night for other entertainment venues. No crowd or noise. Decor is attractive and tables are well spaced. The service was focused, professional, and non-intrusive. My rack of lamb over polenta with asparagus was excellent. The lamb was tender and grilled to perfection. My husband's beef tenderloin medallions were tasty but chewy. My only complaint is that the prices are a bit high for essentially a bistro. If they'd knock $2 - 4 off the entrees and offer some specials on wines by the glass, this would be our go-to place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, mixed up order
    Shellran
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We made reservations for my son's high school graduation dinner. I called ahead to explain that we were on a tight time schedule, so we had previewed the menu and would be placing our order right as soon as we were seated. I also pre-ordered appetizers, which were brought to our table shortly after being seated. The disappointment was that my son was looking forward to the pancetta wrapped tenderloin filet, and he was brought the pork tenderloin instead. When we asked our server, she said that the kitchen messed up, and it would take 20 minutes to re-do. They comped that meal, but it was disappointing not to receive what had been ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great ambience, loud!
    islandbluff
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Have eaten at 10 Mercer twice in the past year. It's been a good experience each time, but could have been a great experience. Staff is helpful and freindly, no problems there. Food is good, but could be great or outstanding if "sauced" a little less. The table of five each had different dishes, and the consensus was that the quality ingredients didn't need the strong sauces each had - a lighter touch would help. On the other hand, three members of the party tried specialty cocktails, and all were excellent, as were the appetizers. A good late-night meal at 10 Mercer might consist of just appetizers or small plates and one of their good, unusual wines. Stick with the under $40/bottle, and you'll still get character for value.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Close to Key Arena
    Sherry
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    10 Mercer accommodated our group of ten. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was fresh and inviting. They did rush us a bit (probably for their next reservation). Since we like to eat fast anyway, it all worked out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Before the Theatre
    pirouette540
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My favorite place on lower Queen Anne to get a bite before the ballet, opera or theatre. Plus the ownership and staff are consistently superb!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Jester
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We enjoyed our meals after watching the Rat City Rollers on Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre Ballet dinner
    Karen
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My first time here and I'm wondering why I waited so long! Excellent menu, we all had the special, Cooper River Salmon, yum! Creative cocktails, excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place.
    ochocat
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This is our go-to spot on lower Queen Anne before SIFF , the theater, basketball, etc. Wonderful 10 martinis and many small plate options. Often there are happy hour items too. Relaxed, reasonable priced. We have been going there for years and always recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Above and Beyond!
    Veek
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We were a group on a tight time schedule, during an evening with lots of similar groups on our same schedule (high school graduation nearby). Our waiter bent over backward to guide our orders in a way that would keep us on track; we could see that the whole restaurant staff was on top of things and working as a team. And the food was magnificent! The Copper River Sockeye Salmon special was greatly loved by those who ordered it, and the parmesan-crusted sole was amazing. Fantastic appetizers to open (gorgonzola/beet samosas and caesar spring rolls in prosciutto), and tasty dessert sampler with coffee to close. All 7 of us are still raving!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently terrific
    HappyCustomer
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    A terrific restaurant. Excellent service and food. Curry mussels are fabu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well done all around
    dbbb
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Four different fish dishes were all prepared very nicely and quite differently. We each enjoyed our food, and the waitress did a great job of helping each of us decide what meal we might prefer. Great beers on tap and excellent wine choices as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hip Bar and Restaurant
    islandgalVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had dinner before a key arena concert so we were early diners. Gracious waitress but our entrees came while we were still enjoying our appetizers. Our waitress apologized but not cool. The food was very good; especially the halibut. My friends thought their salmon slightly over cooked but they enjoyed it! Will return for another dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for pre theatre dining
    CultureloverVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This is always my #1 go to spot for a nice dinner before attending events at McCaw Hall, The Rep, Films at SIFF Cinema etc. The owner supports the arts organizations around Seattle Center. they always get you out in time for your show. The food and wine selection are very good, with nice ambience and service. Also nice if you want an after-theatre meal, coffee or dessert as they are open late after the shows let out. We will often go for a coffee or wine and wait out the traffic after the opera.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The place to go before a show
    Rudi
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Shortly after Ten Mercer first opened years ago we decided to try it out for dinner before an Intiman production. Since then, it's been our preferred spot for dining before the opera, Rep and other performances at Seattle Center. The menu is a nice balance between frequent favorites and daily specials. The wine list is wide-ranging and the staff is extremely knowledgeable in offering just the right suggestion for food being ordered and budget preferences. A huge plus for larger parties is that the staff will readily (and, in contrast to many places, cheerfully), separate the bill according to singles or couples. Can't wait for our next visit!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate