The Mercantile
The Mercantile

The Mercantile

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.themercantilela.com/
  • Phone: 3239628202
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

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  • Parking: No
A word from The Mercantile
The Mercantile is a wine bar and cheese place serving dinner nightly, weekday lunch and weekend brunch. We offer a wonderful selection of wines, cheese, charcuterie, fresh salads, entrees, small plates, sandwiches and gelato. We also have a full bar and cocktail list. You'll be happy discovering this country French gem in the middle of Hollywood. We have a free parking lot for customers and an outdoor patio.
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The Mercantile reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating2.7
  • Food3.3
    Service3
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (2)fit for foodies (1)special occasion (1)romantic (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • iball20
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Ambience and food very good. Best grilled cheese ever!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the Price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I don't understand why I am spending so much money on mediocre food if you are going to serve it to me in bowls with chips in it. This has happened twice during my dining experience.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 40 reviews are from the The Mercantile reviews archive.
  • Tapas Bar a la Francaise
    CMGstat
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This is an excellent wine bar. The menu is simple, mostly comfort food but very delicious. It is like a tapas bar a la Francaise. The waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful on making good suggestions from the long list of cheese and meats they have available. Service was prompt. You can take your time and relax because it is a layback atmosphere and no one is pushing you out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth a 2nd visit
    Sideburns
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Reserved a table for 8-10 people in West Hollywood, something very few LA placers will do even at 5pm on a Saturday. Members of the group were driving in from all over SoCal and the staff accommodated them as they arrived getting drinks and food as needed. Great service and atmosphere. You must order the charcuterie platter. Our experience was so good we came back 4 hours later for desert and coffee.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    Laura
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I loved that there were 2 vegan soup choices. The grilled cheese was amazing and delicious with the jalapeño pepper. couscous stew with Kale really good too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This place has a very cool vibe and it was a great place for a date! Food is great and service was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Marphee
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    was able to get a reservation for a part of 10 on Valentine's Day. Great little neighborhood gem in the amidst the craziness of Hollywood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice happy hour spot
    Kasey29
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I checked out The Mercantile and got to take advantage of their Happy Hour. I tried the red wine (one variety at the $6 happy hour price), Fried Brussels, mini Grilled Cheese, Tomatillo BLT, and Salmon Crostini. A friend and I then split the Pan-Roasted Chicken. Highlights for me were the Tomatillo BLT (great flavor without the typical grease) and the Salmon Crostini. The crostini tasted fresh and was nicely seasoned. The chicken was a bit on the salty side, but it was a simple dish with a few potatoes and mushrooms. The service was fantastic and while it started to fill up as we were leaving, I would say it is a good location for a mellow happy hour before a night out in Hollywood. Oh, and they have a free parking lot. Score!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    5thElement
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    The Mercantile was a good find...but you may get lost finding it. It has parking, which is great, but when I left the parking I thought it was the first restaurant to the right...it wasn't. Both restaurants for which the parking is look alike and the signage isn't obvious at first, so watch out for that. Well, it was running a bit late on my way somewhere else so I only had their gelato, delicious. I definitely have to go back to try their food and wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Treasure
    SeriousAppetite
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    I really loved the time i spent at The Mercantile. It was an amazing meal and fantastic service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bottomless champagne was nice..
    awesomeVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    Bottomless champagne was nice.. But just eat inside b/c champagne & exhaust frm passing cars just don't mix
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    My friends and I really enjoyed our evening here! Great happy hour with $1 oysters! Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a shame!
    SarahHoppity
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Having been reviewed as one of the top 10 restaurants in LA we went and had brunch. To say their eggs benedict with pinto noir hollandaise was disappointing is an understatement (supposedly their signature dish for brunch), although the egg was cooked well it was served on a soggy muffin, probably because of the thin rather nasty looking pinot noir sauce.... not really a hollandaise with wine in it at all, more like a rather thin red wine coloured gravy!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy but Fun
    LosFelizMom
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Had a table right on Sunset Blvd. It was fun, menu is limited, good for cocktails and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant Surprise
    Satisfied
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Got info about the place on the internet and it sounded good and was in the area we were going to be in. Not sure how things were going to be when we finally arrived. Very unique, had a great waitess and service. Wine and drinks were great ans the food was very good. Our group really had a good time and we will def be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this little spot
    samsara
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Our food was delicious and we really enjoyed the decor, ambience, and service. We were drooling over the gelato display, but said no because we filled up on so much good stuff. Three of us shared 5 items from the salads, cheese and charcuterie, and oysters. We were there at about 7:30 on a Saturday, so it was pretty quiet, not sure if it gets loud and crowded. Great for before or after a movie at Arclight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun place. On Cinco de Mayo
    Bill
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    A fun place. On Cinco de Mayo we did brunch with another couple and had a great time. DJ set up next to us and explained what she was going to do and let us know it could be a bit noisy for us (we are all north of 65 years old) but the music turned out to be pleasant and not too loud. Bar and tables started to fill up with a younger crowd as morning turned to afternoon. Esoteric drinks were very good and food service and quality was very good. Great waitress.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting menu, excellent
    tintedviolet
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Interesting menu, excellent food. Small dining room. Service very good overall, but a little leisurely - maybe on purpose to allow enjoyment of wine? It is nice not to feel rushed. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love this place. It's got
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    I love this place. It's got an "old world" wine bar feel. Cheese plates are great and there is a cold trout plate that is heavenly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the bartenders were lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    the bartenders were lovely and accomodating thanks for having us
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Drinks, Horrible Brunch Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    I went here for brunch based on an online recommendation. I ordered "The Mexican" for my brunch drink-it was an interesting take on a bloody mary and I really enjoyed the drink. I would want to try out the other drinks in the future. However, the food I ordered was very bad, and I was disappointed. I ordered the basic breakfast (eggs,bacon,toast, and potatoes). The serving size was very small, the bacon was dry and unpleasant to eat, the bread was dry and without any butter or jelly, and the potatoes were ok. There was no original flavoring to any of the breakfast components. I could have made a much better breakfast at home, and I was upset that I had to pay so much for this very disappointing breakfast. I would not go back here for food.
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  • The Mercantile is my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    The Mercantile is my favorite place to eat. Perfect for date night, girl's night, or just a great glass of wine to sip over a good book. The food is fresh and unique and the staff are very knowledgable. I definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • i love this place. been wanting
    camjam
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    i love this place. been wanting to visit since it opened but never had a chance. glad i made it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sunday Brunch Spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    Service was great ... food was great and the DJ played very good music. Wonderful Sunday brunch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious fresh food and amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Delicious fresh food and amazing charcuterie. Also a really great patty melt!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good meal at the Mercantile.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Good meal at the Mercantile. Service was good and atmosphere was good. Nice place
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu and wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Had a great time and the grilled cheese an wine was something we couldn't stop talking about
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Grace (who I'm assuming was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    Grace (who I'm assuming was the manager?) was AMAZING!! She was so attentive to our birthday party group the entire time. She knew everything about the menu, recommended wines, made sure we were taken care of completely. The food was phenomenal. I've been there several times but this time Grace made all the difference. I highly recommend The Mercantile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our first time here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    This was our first time here and we loved it. The food was great- good home style cooking, staff very friendly and helpful, and the prices very reasonable. We will definitely he coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    It was a great spot to grab a meal before a show. Restaurant at opening wasn't crowded and we had plenty of time to get to our show. However, the food was slow to arrive and waitstaff had difficulty juggling the many tables. We were only advised on the delay after several tables around us, who arrived after, received their food before us. Food was good. I would go again if in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the Croque Madame!
    BillnBob
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    Second Visit; The service seemed much better, this visit, less scattered. The Croque Madame was very good and a LOT of food. This place is very convienient, if you are doing something in Hollywood. Easy in, Easy out, Parking lot (free), just off the beaten path enough to be a relaxing pre show/event dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Place, Service Lacks
    BillnBob
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    They have parking! Free Parking in a lot right next to the restaurant! That is great in this neighborhood. I thought the food was good/very good. I had the Chicken Pot pie, which is really not that, its a bowl of "chicken stew" with a seprate crust on top, nothing else, not even a plate? The Grilled Cheese Sandwiches were yummy. The meat n cheese plate we started with was good, but not very generous. The service was very nice, but scattered and slow. There seemed to be a lot of people working there, just not in the dining room. While we did have a large party, that did not arrive together, we had theatre tickets and needed to be out of there, we made that clear, but they seemed to be in no rush to try and help the situation out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and the waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    Great food and the waitress provided excellent service. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mercantile c'est bon!
    Shodo13VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Had a great "pre-theatre" meal at The Mercantile. If you can call the Arclight theatre. Great charcuterie plates, excellent soups and salads. All made with love using top-notch ingredients. But the best thing was the serve staff and the homey welcoming feel to this place. Really feels like a little piece of France in Hollywood. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had theater tickets and The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Had theater tickets and The Mercantile got us in and out in under an hour. I was amazed. We smiled and were kind to the waitress and she was very friendly back plus she understood our situation. Overall, she was beyond awesome and was on top of her game. The food was tasty and had lots of options on the menu. The atmosphere was like a hip Soho joint. Left feeling happy about it all the way around. Thanks Mencantile! :-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Lovely cheese and charcuterie plates. Nice small appetizer plates. Great service. Ample parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love The Mercantile
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    The Mercantile is a fav place for my wife and I and we can't recommend it enough. We are always bringing new people there to introduce them to this terrific find.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere, friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    Great atmosphere, friendly service and people. Good menu. Can't go wrong! I love the brunch menu on the weekends too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall, meh. Ordered meat/cheese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    Overall, meh. Ordered meat/cheese board. Very, very ordinary cheeses -- I could buy them at the grocery store. Told the waiter we were in a rush due to trying to catch a show but still took 20 minutes to get our food. Not quite sure why as the place was not busy at all. Looked at my bill after we ran out of there and meat/cheese board was supposed to be $3 off due to happy hour, but apparently, we were not happy enough.
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  • My only complaint is that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    My only complaint is that it was WAY too warm inside the restaurant. It was a hot day already, but by 8pm I hoped it would be cool inside and it was not - I was sweating the entire time and we finally asked to be moved outside. Other than that, the food was great, our server was great, and I would recommend this restaurant to others.
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    • Noise LevelModerate