Mercat

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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.

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MM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another awesome meal, first time for brunch did not disappoint
Mercat is being added to our regular circle.
Thank you

AP
Northern MI
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Saturday date night starting at around 6pm. We ordered the escargot, crabcake appetizer, French onion soup, side salad, scallops, and creme brûlée. Everything was delicious. Could’ve used another small slice of bread or two to eat with the escargot and soak up the butter. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. We enjoyed how quiet it was but it definitely started to fill in and get louder by the time we left around 7:15pm. We topped off the evening with espresso which was also good. We will be back.

CF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our Christmas luncheon for 16 people and were fortunate enough to be seated in an area surrounded by white Christmas trees and animated bears. It was so special!
The food and service were excellent!

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful! We ordered the pancakes and the crepes, and both were light and airy! Would highly recommend, especially around Christmas 🎄✨

C
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Love coming here, charming dining room, nice staff!

l
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Dallas favorite - feels like you’re in Paris

BS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food. Went as part of a girls weekend, so was great for brunch. Fun French atmosphere and delicious drinks.

MK
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We celebrated our Anniversary here. The GM, Cinthia, was so kind to treat for a drink since my steak was over cooked. The second try was perfect and delicious! The server brought a cheesecake for dessert too. All ended beautifully! We will surely go back!

j
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place ,great food,easy to get to nice Sunday branch good for a nice quite dinner or bithday party

Mercat
Responded on November 21, 2019

Hello James, We really appreciate you leaving this kind review for us! Please come back and try our dinner soon. Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and the food was amazing.

Mercat
Responded on November 21, 2019

Hi There! Thank you for leaving this great review! See you next time Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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LL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Once we got in to the restaurant, things were good. However, the parking situation is a complete disaster. The only way I'd go back is if I used a car service to get me there and pick me up. It's really a shame, too, because the place is worth checking out.

Mercat
Responded on November 21, 2019

Hi LuckyLuke, While I'm glad you enjoyed your visit here, I am so sorry about the parking situation. We understand that it's not the easiest. We do offer complementary valet in order to alleviate some of this frustration. I do hope that we can make it up to you. Please contact me directly. Thank you, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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VG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in town. Everything is so good!!!

Mercat
Responded on November 21, 2019

Violeta, This review means so much to us. Thank you for coming, we can't wait to have you back in! Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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RE
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I expected good food, but found the meal bland. I grill a better steak at home. Asparagus had no seasoning just salt and butter. There are chefs and there are cooks. Where is the chef?

Mercat
Responded on October 31, 2019

Hello Russell, I am so sorry about your visit and the steak. I would like to hear more about this, if you are willing to talk. We would love the opportunity to make this right for you. Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience inside the restaurant. Food was good. Service was excellent-very friendly and personable. I don’t like the parking situation. Garage spaces for visitors are hard to come by unless they’re on the upper floors.

Mercat
Responded on October 31, 2019

Hi There Thank you for your recent visit as well as leaving this great review for Mercat. I am so sorry about the parking though. We understand that it can cause some frustration from time to time. Please know that we offer complementary valet at 2550 Harry Hines BLVD all the time, as well as right outside our front door for nights and weekends. I hope this helps! See you next time Karsen Restaurant Manager

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c
Dallas
99 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pasta night doesn't disappoint. The food was so yummy! Add steak to your pasta for sure. The service was fine.

Mercat
Responded on October 31, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your recent visit. We are so happy you enjoyed the tableside pasta! If you are willing, I would like to hear a little more about your experience. Please feel free to email me (see attached) Thanks! Karsen Restaurant Manager

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SG
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and great good!

Mercat
Responded on October 24, 2019

Hello, Thank you for leaving this awesome review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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v
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner for a special occasion or bringing out of towners to brunch. Parking is always a challenge and the restroom situation is weird, but food, ambience and service are exceptional.

Mercat
Responded on October 24, 2019

Hi There, Thank you so much for leaving this great review. We love to make every occasion even more special for you! We can't wait to see you back! Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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LC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was as good as the food. We arrived and asked the hostess for an outside table, she went to check and in a span of two minutes four different employees stopped and made sure we were being helped. The service was very attentive from start to finish.

Mercat
Responded on October 24, 2019

Hi Loren, Thank you for visiting Mercat as well as leaving this great review! Making sure you're taken care of is our highest priority. See you next time! Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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OT
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Positives:
- Our server was amazingly courteous & kind.
- Fruit mimosa drink was also amazing.
- Love the fully shaded patio area.

Concerns:
- We didn’t get the food we ordered.
- I got the wrong omelette (ordered the eggs white but got something else) & neither of us got the bacon we ordered.
- There was foil from the Champaign bottle in my drink.

In spite of the hick-ups, we ate all the food we ordered, & had an enjoyable experience.

Mercat
Responded on October 24, 2019

Hi there, While I'm glad you enjoyed your experience with us, I just want to apologize about this missteps that you did encounter. That is not up to the standard that we hold. I would like to invite you back in so we can show you how great the Mercat experience really is. Please reach out to so I can get you reservation made (my info is attached) Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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MM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was OUTSTANDING and the food was so wonderful

Mercat
Responded on October 24, 2019

Hi Michael, Thank you so much, this review means the world! We hope to see you back soon. Karsen Restaurant Manager

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LM
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I always love Mercat. The ham & cheese omlette wasn't quite my taste, but I'm sure others will love it. The steak & eggs was such a small portion of steak for the price. However, the pastries, coffee, and service was splendid.

Mercat
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hello Laura, Thank you for this great review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your Sunday brunch experience with us Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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NE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good was great and the mimosas were great. Location is a bit hidden but well worth it.

Mercat
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hi Nora, Thank you for visiting us for Brunch this past weekend. We're happy you found us! Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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GG
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding experience. My favorite brunch in Dallas.

Mercat
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hello Gerhard I just wanted to say thank you so much for your visit this past weekend, as well as leaving this kind review. It made our day! See you this weekend! Karsen, Restaurant Manager

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SM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone there is absolutely amazing. The staff, hostess, the manager. They are all beyond accommodating and of course the food is great. Thank you!!

Mercat
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hi Sheena Marie, Thank you for leaving such kind words! I can't wait to pass this on to my team. We can't wait to see you again! Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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m
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I had such a wonderful experience at this cozy French cafe! The service was notably exceptional! Whenever I turned my head to look at the bar or chalkboard menu, people showed up at our table to check on us. We were left to want for nothing! The food was outstanding as well. There was plenty of it, and every single thing we ordered was cooked to absolute perfection. My date is a chef, and he couldn't stop remarking about what a first class operation this was at Mercat. As the one who picked the place and made the reservation, I could not have been more pleased. We parked our car at the American Airlines Center for an event then walked to Mercat for dinner, then walked back to the Center for the concert. It was a fantastic plan and went like clockwork. I highly recommend this charming little restaurant. I've eaten at various cafes in Paris many times over the years, and this little French cafe hit the nail on the head! Loved it!

Mercat
Responded on October 24, 2019

Hello Maukro, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind review. We work really hard to create this experience and I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed it for your date night. Please come back and see us soon! Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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y
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Timothy was great. Pasta wheel was fun.

Mercat
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hi There! Thanks for this great review! I will be sure to let Timothy know that you enjoyed his service! See you next time! Karsen, Restaurant Manager

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g
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for Sunday Brunch. Will go back again and try to sit outside. Amazing service. Cute place, outside awesome.

Mercat
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hello, Thank you for this kind review! Sitting on the patio really makes for a great Mercat experience. See you next time! Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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CS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! The menu had changed since the last time we visited, but we still were able to order our favorites!

Mercat
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hi Carlene, Thank you so much for your recent visit and for taking the time to leave this great review for us! We can't wait to have you back next time! Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great overall experience. It was a little loud, but not too distracting. Excellent service.

LL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch celebrating my daughters birthday.

Mercat
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hi Lisa, Thanks for this great review. We love to celebrate with our guests! See you next time Karsen, Restaurant Manager

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ES
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Timothy was our server and he was absolutely amazing! Awesome food and atmosphere - we'll be back!

Mercat
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you for the great review! Mercat Bistro

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s
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food is delicious and Parisian bistro authentic, but the service was disorganized, distracted and disinterested in our satisfaction. We sat in the pavilion separate from the main room and that was a mistake. Our server, although initially friendly and I’m sure well-intentioned was never welcoming or in any way helpful. In fact, we were forced to walk over to the host’s podium in a separate building to have someone sent over to take our dinner orders and let’s not even discuss what hoops we had to jump through to get drink refills! This was on a Friday evening when you’d think a restaurant would put extra effort into ensuring the staffing mix would offer the best possible customer service.

Mercat
Responded on September 30, 2019

Hello Sean, Thank you for giving us this feedback. While I'm happy you enjoyed the food and the ambiance, great service and care is my priority and I'm incredibly sorry that we fell short. I will be reaching out Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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RF
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

had a great brunch experience. beautiful day, weather was nice. food, drinks, and ambience were right on.

Mercat
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hi Richard! Thank you for visiting Mercat and for this great review! We look forward to seeing you back soon! Karsen Restaurant Manager

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A
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was disappointing -starters were below average, main corses were just average. Foie gras starter had almost no foie gras. Goats cheese and beet salad was poorly presented and didn’t not taste of anything much. Food has deteriorated significantly since we ate there before. Not bistro food.

Mercat
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hi there Anto - Thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback, as I will pass it along to the rest of my team. I am so sorry that we dropped the ball on your visit. Please feel free to reach out to me personally, as we would like to make this right for you. Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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UG
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was a little shaky as our server appeared to be new. Food and wine were both outstanding and we will definitely be back!

Mercat
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! The kind words make our day. See you next time! Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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H
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Charming bistro. Authentic onion soup. Very tasty and beautifully presented endive salad. Special plate was a swordfish steak over a bed of quinoa. Perfection is the first impression. Delectable in every way. Best presentation and preparation of a very generous portion. Nothing in Dallas compares to this.

Mercat
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hello, I just wanted to say thank you for the incredibly kind words! I will be sure to pass this note along to my whole team. We cant wait to have you back in soon. Thanks again, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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DR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Charming and quaint with fabulous staff. Our waiter, George, was personable and professional. He was well versed and made our lunch an enjoyable event.
PS The escargot is awesome.

Mercat
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hi Darlene, Thank you for visiting us here at Mercat! I will be sure to show George this kind message. We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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GC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was great and maitre’d greeted us very warmly. The two servers we had were average - ability to explain and storytell around the menu options was weak and one server kept trying to take drinks away before we were finished with them.

Mercat
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hi there! Thank you for your recent visit. We are always looking for ways to improve, so I really appreciate this feedback on your service. I sincerely apologize and I hope we can make it up to you next time you're in See you then! Karsen Restaurant Manager

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with professional service. Food is very authentic, we were not disappointed. We will be back!!

Mercat
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hello, Thank you for this great review! This made our day and we can't wait to see you next time! Best, Karsen Restaurant Manager

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GH
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love bringing out of town guests, fantastic. If you get a loud group outside it gets hard to hear.

Mercat
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hi Greg, Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review of your visit to Mercat We'll see you next time! Karsen Restaurant Manager

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