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About Mercat

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

2501 N Harwood St.
Suite 225
Dallas, TX 75201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Moody St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 953-0917

Website:
http://www.mercatbistro.com/

Parking Details:
Complementary Valet lot located on the corner of Harwood St and Moody St

Executive Chef:
Brian Kirksey

Additional:
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.
214-965-1409
clopez@harwoodhospitality.com

Private Dining

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (48)
Cozy (34)
Special Occasion (34)
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Romantic (30)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Authentic (26)
Great for Brunch (26)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Great for Lunch (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Fun (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Casual (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Business Meals (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Afternoon Coffee (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
People Watching (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Afternoon Tea (10)
Local Ingredients (7)
Scenic View (7)
Seasonal (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (4)
Organic (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Sports (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined a day ago

Eclectic menu

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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

Friends from out of town met us here and we all loved it. Nice for conversation and yummy food. Our server was excellent. Just the right amount of checking in. Great coffee, BTW

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great meal, charming atmosphere, Caesar took great care of us and made our night special.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The shrimp cocktail appetizer was amazing. The table side pasta and short rib was delicious! Definitely going back!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food and service was excellent. We were there for lunch. Noise level was loud. Difficult to hear my guest. Noise level dropped after 1 o'clock.
The atmosphere is charming and the outside seating looked inviting. We will return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Chosen for location and great reviews, Mercat did not disappoint. Loved the atmosphere in the gazebo. Great service. Short rib could have had more sauce or something - not as unctuous as it could have been. The rest was very tasty. We'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A little taste of Paris in Dallas, the food was unique and tasty and the wine list quite respectable, with french, California and international selections

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

My second visit at Mercat Bistro was even better th.an the first one. Pasta and steak choice was well worth it.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious French Bistro cuisine, professional, attentive service, good value. Mercat is a highly recommended dining experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, People Watching
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This restaurant is so cute and cozy. Was perfect for brunch and I can't wait to come back for dinner!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

DELICIOUS brunch - I normally go for their peche mignon, but opted for their shaken espresso this time and was not disappointed! All their brunch items are phenomenal - their omelette and green chili crepe are my personal favorites.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great for brunch! We celebrated a friends birthday and had a lovely time

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have eaten at Mercat before and the food was excellent. This time they really missed the mark. The short ribs were dry, stringy and barely warm and carrots uncooked. Please bring back the French lentils.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fabulous energy and feels of being a foreign city! Lovely and charming! Will be back again for sure!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great Little Bistro for outstanding meal experience. Awesome ambience, great service.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Truly an escape in the middle of the city. The view and ambiance is top notch.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

First time there and will return again and again for sure, very high quality food and fun fun atmosphere! Everyone should try the absinthe--just for the experience alone!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Such a hidden treasure. Found this place a few months ago, it's a new favorite. Service is always spot on, food is fabulous.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We have ALWAYS enjoyed Mercat,
but this time was even more special.
The food and service.....outstanding!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 26, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants! Great for lunch and brunch.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I've been to this restaurant before and loved it. This time the food took too long and was over cooked and cold. Our Waitress was very nice and fun, but was over worked with other customers.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of the most pleasing eating experiences I have had. I had the striped bass and my spouse had the coq au vin. Both dishes were amazing. As was the wine and creme brûlée. I will make this a repeat favorite.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great brunch. Loved the crepes and croque madam

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Ichelle provided amazing service. Carafe of mimosa and a croque madame split split was delicious and perfect for 2.
Coffee was a bit bitter so would add half star+ more if that were better.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Cute place! Great place to go with girlfriends!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very impressed with Mercat, service and food outstanding, attentive staff who go out of there way to ensure a good experience, multiple seating options, a true treat for the senses

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food and excellent service as always. Mercat is one of the great restaurants in Dallas!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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