Mercat

4.7
891 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French
Nestled within HARWOOD DISTRICT, Mercat Bistro is a contemporary European-Style Bistro in Uptown Dallas.

Walk into a romantic setting that is inspired by some of the finest European design and culinary practices. Mercat Bistro is known for being an intimate venue filled with stunning antiquities that have been recycled and reclaimed from all over the world.

@Mercatbistro @harwooddistrict
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 10:30am

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Closed for dinner on Sunday

Saturday Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(214) 953-0917
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Yoann Tardeux
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N Pearl Street
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Parking details
Complementary Valet parking is available at 2550 Harry Hines Blvd.
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Special events & promotions
Within our restaurant collection we have different concepts and options to meet various budgets and needs. For more information on our family of restaurants within The Harwood District please visit our website at http://www.harwooddistrict.com/restaurants/.

For events specific to Mercat Bistro please contact Cecilia Lopez.
214-965-1409
clopez@harwoodhospitality.com
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Mercat Bistro presents a European influenced three and four course dinner with seatings available inside or in our heated gazeebo this New Year's Eve. Featuring two unique seatings beginning at 5 PM and 7 PM. Please note that our regular menu will not be available.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 891 People Are Saying
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J
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great spot. Only minor gripe was the oysters we ordered weren't very good. You'd think blue points would be solid, but they had no flavor. Staff probably should have just advised people not to order them. Also, just a little slow on getting our drink order in, but not too bad. Everything else was spectacular.

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful place and we will be back again soon. Loved everything about the place especially the ambiance.

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LM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mercat is one of my favorites in Dallas. The coffee is great, but mostly I love the china that everything is served on or in. The food is amazing, and I lovvvvve the Croque Madame.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! Only challenge was we went before an event arriving at 530pm and we didn’t finish until 730pm which was the start of the event. We did the wonderful 3 course pre-theatre menu but they were really busy and the kitchen was unable to get the courses out timely enough to allow us to make our event on time. Otherwise, the service and ambiance was great.

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G
Shreveport
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch-coffee was amazing and service was exceptional.

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WH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place Mercat has become! Their new chef Yoann Lardeaux brought fine French cuisine with Mediterranean influences to Mercat. The service is impeccable — behind the scene, but there for you when appropriate. I hear they will start wine dinners beginning in February- that will be a culinary journey not to be missed. We will be back! P.S make sure not to miss the great desserts.

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OT
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I go to this restaurant frequently and like it very much. This particular visit was not a good one. I got a table right away, but the staff went around the floor never noticing me since they never looked my way. I finally gave up on the wait and succeeded in getting a waiter by holding my menu over my head and waving it back and forth. They should do better and usually do much better. The food was fine.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my mom to Mercat for her birthday and it was a delightful experience for us all. The waitress was attentive and understood the menu very well. The food was excellent and creative from the appetizers to the main course. If you are in Dallas and like French food, Mercat is worth a visit.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very dissatisfied with the food.
Have been here 6 times. Not happy with omelette.

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great start. Nice setting, interesting menu. Service started off great but by the end of the meal we couldn’t find our waiter. With only four occupied tables (one table had completed the meal and was just talking) and two waiters there’s no reason why we had to ask a couple times for a dessert menu and a couple requests for our bill.

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OT
Dallas
88 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fond. Food and service were good. Will recommend.

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BS
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Still a favorite and consistent

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SE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was really good and tasty. The ambience was really nice. We went on a Sunday with previous reservation and it was busy. The service was good too. They have a cool selection for brunch. Recommended

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M
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Can't believe we haven't heard more about this tucked away gem! Very comfy, french bistro, wonderful cafe. NOTE: address is on Harry Hines but restaurant & valet is around the corner on Harwood.
We went for brunch, great menu, carafes of Mimosas! We had plans to go somewhere else for a pre-Christmas dinner but agreed to return here. Only criticism is we had finished our entree & wanted to order a dessert. After waiting...and waiting...couldn't get anyone's attention..waiting...finally our server looked our way & said she would be right over. 15-20 minutes later she appeared. She said something but we couldn't hear her.

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G
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This is one of my fave restaurants, and always so easy to get a last-minute table. Food was excellent, although the split salad looked a little lonely; the proportion was meager for $12. But that's a nit in comparison to the rest of the meal and wine.

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D
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the Strawberry and Mascarpone Crepe (AWESOME), the Crabmeat Benedict, and a couple mimosas - large pour :)

Service was excellent and the ambience is definitely good for a special date or get together with friends.

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BA
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon and crab cake dishes were outstanding! We love the atmosphere.

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C
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great, I always feel at home here, thanks to the wonderful staff!

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c
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful but especially the service. Our waiter, Jorge, was absolutely perfect. I'll ask for him every time I return!!

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L
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Noisy at lunch hour. Great service. Mussels were too small, but sauce was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place for lunch or dinner. Awesome food...always good.

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A
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming here and sitting on the patio for dinner or a light dinner. Great atmosphere and service.

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S
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We regularly go to Mercat and generally have a good experience. This visit was for dinner before a concert at AAC. We make this known to our waiter from the beginning. It took forever to get his attention to place our order and we asked more than once about a certain item. He forgot to ask the kitchen until the third time we inquired. We asked for bread after 30 minutes of waiting, and had to tell several waiters and the manager who brought other tables' order to our table that we hadn't ordered whatever they brought and they had the wrong table. I finally went to the manager and told her we had to leave within 15 minutes to be at the concert on time. Our food started coming, one slow entree at a time. Three of the entrees were salads which should not have caused a delay. We ate our meal in 5 minutes and still missed the opening songs of the concert. I told the manager and the host at the door as we were leaving. They did apologize and said someone would be contacting me the next day. Haven't heard from them.

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DF
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Mercat with a small group of friends to celebrate my birthday. Not only was our brunch delicious, the drinks were good, and the service was consistent to. It was a bit loud in the restaurant, but with how small each section is the noise is expected, especially during brunch time.

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T
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food! I’ve been here for a date and also for brunch and I absolutely love it. If you do brunch I would recommend sitting outside. The filet is one my favorite things to get for dinner. I especially like the ambience.

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband & I had dinner at Mercat to celebrate our anniversary. It was our first visit, & we are happy to say we have found a new “favorite” place. We felt like we were transported to Paris. We had the shishito peppers, beet salad, endive salad, lamb entree, & cod entree. All of it was delicious. We look forward to visiting again for brunch. Thank you for such a lovely evening.

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LK
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This place seems short staffed, because we had a hard time getting our waitresses attention, and our food came out at different times and we ended up canceling an order of fries because who wants to eat that after everything has come out? The food is pretty good, this place I think is overrated but it’s definitely a staple of me and my family

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RP
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The evening ambiance is dark/romantic with small lights and candles and the food and service were superb.

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F
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always. Wonderful service with delicious food and drinks. One of my top fave restaurants in Dallas.

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BM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You really must install an additional restroom.
Otherwise, the experience was very enjoyable.

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AR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Charming bistro! Yummy food! We had a pleasant, late night, cozy meal at Mercat. The sparkling chef, Yoann Lardeux, was kind enough to visit with us at our table and made us feel at home. The atmosphere was magical with hundreds of tiny white lights in the trees outside. We will definitely return!

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LB
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about Mercat Bistro! The atmosphere is excellent, dimly lit, cozy seating, great date night spot. The food is wonderful, especially the escargots!! Friendly service as well, we’ll be back soon!

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OT
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good anf overall had the look of Paris. However, the service was better... lovely. I will return.

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DG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Their quiche is fabulous but I’ll never eat dinner there again. The service was lackluster: my fish had multiple bones per bite and the asparagus was thin and not well prepared.

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MH
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Have only been to Mercat for brunch which is excellent every time so decided to try it for dinner. Unfortunately not a good choice. The food was overpriced and did not live up to the price. The taste wasn’t anything to write home about either. And the restaurant was pretty empty - I guess our experience explains why it’s not so popular for dinner.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never fails for me. The staff the food and above all the chef (specifically Chef Gallardo) was amazing. The food never disappoints and neither does the drinks. What a great place to go for anything especially when the moms are in town. This place is a must for both visitors and locals alike if one is looking for a great French Bistro.

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HS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food. Wonderful waiting staff. The valet didn’t believe I was at the right place because I’m like 20 and look younger lol but it was a great place for our anniversary date

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DF
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

First of all, I would like to thank the manager/maître d' who helped us with the parking (we were lost). While the service was good, the food was so-so. I ordered the lobster roll. It was the wrong kind of roll. You would never use the Mercat roll in Maine. The amount of lobster was meager. My colleague ordered the salmon which he said was alright. I would like to return to try their other offerings.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Our food took an hour to arrive at our table and the table next us received their meal in 15 minutes. I believe our waitress forgot to put our order in as the restaurant was not busy enough to take an hour for three sandwiches. I had mentioned we had a birthday person in our party and they said they would bring a special dessert but never did. Lobster roll and fries was $24. I was initially excited to try this place but will not go back, the service was chaotic.

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R
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is amazing...efficient but all VERY friendly. This is a great place to dine for special occasions...but we also feel we are dining with family! The food is always consistently excellent.

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