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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.
Dallas, TX 75201
Contemporary European, French American
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
$30 and under
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Complementary Valet lot located on the corner of Harwood St and Moody St
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a corporate dinner, Mercat Bisto takes pride in making your special occasion one to remember.
Mercat Ratings and Reviews
Reminded me of a bistro in southern France. Although the Foi Gras was not as good as I hoped, it’s hard to compare what’s available in the states to the exquisite quality of a foi gras in Sarlat! Crab,steak and duck (though slightly over cooked as duck meant to be rare, rare) were all good. Desserts were excellent. Pricey but worth it for special occasions. Thank goodness they had complimentary valentine parking as the location was ‘very French’ like Paris with no place to park!
We fell in love with this restaurant the first time we ate there 5 years ago. It's like stepping into a small village in France, except that everyone speaks English. The service is exceptional - you feel like a member of the family when you are there. And if you are lucky enough to have Luis as your server he will go out of his way to make sure your experience is flawless (not to mention the guy has photographic memory - he'll never forget your order, your name, your dog's name, and what you ate the last 4 times you were there). My wife and I go here to decompress, to connect, or to simply hang out in a place that Dallas hasn't managed to gentrify. You will enjoy.
Someone should tell our waiter that dishes like coq au vin are not "very European," they are French--especially at a French restaurant. That said, the meals were quite tasty; the ambiance a bit more casual than expected but still lovely; and the waiter kindly split our receipts at the end.
Love Mercat and been there maybe 6 times this year. The atmosphere transports you out of Dallas to a bistro in France. Could not be happier and every friend I've taken there falls in love with it for that reason. Great for lunch and dinner. Love the covered patio/courtyard they remodeled!
We love Mercat and have celebrated with friends, gone there for romantic dates, and used it for business/recruiting dinners. The staff and food always exceed expectations. The new outdoor covered patio is beautiful and the view of St. Anne's next store with its lights and garden is an added bonus.
Though I don’t recall her name, our waitress was great! We reserved through OpenTable and it was a breeze to check-in. It took a little while to get the table setup (~15mins) but the hostess was accommodating and even gave us complimentary drinks on the house. The pastries decadent, the quiche fluffy and the house coffee hearty. Overall very pleased with my experience and would recommend for a nice, quiet brunch with loved ones.
I have gone for before/after theater meals at Bistro Mercat because it is on the edge of The Arts District. It's dark, cozy, & quiet enough at night for good conversations.
The food is very good & seems consistent. This last time we went, it had been suggested as a wonderful place to go for Sunday Brunch & we were also celebrating a friend's birthday.
I especially recommend their pastry basket on the appetizer portion of the menu-4 different breads/pastries & each one delicious. We were 2 couples & ordered 2 baskets forth table to share & then ordered 2 more between us to take home. Our "to go" box was eaten before we went to bed Sunday night.
The only improvement I'd recommend is to expand or change up the dessert menu. The choices were "same old, same old"& ..i is there any restaurant here that doesn't have CHEESECAKE on their dessert menu? I ordered a Bread Pudding for the table & it was not something I'd order again or recommend. But, I had consumed half a bread/ pastry basket with the meal & that was delectable, so I've got to blame myself for a poor dessert choice. I definitely WILL go here again. Brunch is not my favorite meal, & I already know I enjoy their regular dinner menu.
I love the atmosphere of this quaint French bistro. I've been multiple times for breakfast and the food has been great. Dinner was entirely different story. We started with the Shrimp Pimenton which was so spicy that it had no flavor, just heat. Next, we tried the Steak Tartare which had good flavor, but the cuts of meat were so thick it made it unpalatable. We then ordered a bottle of wine along with the Endive Salad, planning to continue with entrees. When the salad came out and was completely bland (I think they forgot the dressing), we decided to leave... definitely will not be back for dinner. On a side note, their almond croissants are fantastic!
We had an incredible experience for a bachelorette brunch. The ambiance, food selection, and friendliness of everyone we encountered was truly remarkable! We had a larger group and tried to move our reservation up, and the hostess was so kind though the process and was sure to work with us on everything. The service was incredible, and everyone loved their food. The attention to detail in the dishes and decor was noted and made for a beautiful, cozy, fun Sunday brunch. Will absolutely be back!
Disappointed in the food.
We went to Mercat, as we have enjoy Dolce Riviera. We did like Mercat's ambiance both the decor of the interiors as well as the outdoor patio. Prices seemed reasonable for a nice restaurant so that was fine as well. Unfortunately the food was mediocre at best. The foie gras was pretty flavorless. The coq au vin was incredibly dry. Was very disappointed.
Hopefully Dolce Riviera has not gone downhill.
This restaurant was recommended to me and I'm happy I made reservations to go there. It is very casual, but with an upscale feeling. They have both indoor and outdoor seating and the atmosphere was great. They have an open lawn area in the back seating are that also accesses their sister restaurant, St. Anne. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful.
The employees at this restaurant are pretty arrogant. The reservation was under my name, but my friend came in first. They gave us a table in the very corner by the bathroom because she was wearing sweats. When we asked for a different table, near better outdoor light (I am a blogger and needed better pictures), they said none were available. My friend had just came off a long shift at the hospital, so that kind of service was not appreciated.
Mercat is one of our "go to" restaurants when we want dinner before going to the Meyerson, the Winspear, or the Wyly. The food is fabulous and the service is great. They make it possible to have a cocktail, dinner, and a bottle of wine in just over an hour. Fast and delicious French food in a terrific bistro ambiance.
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