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Mercat

4.6
734 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary European
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Romantic
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 European, 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
Brian Kirksey
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Moody St.
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Parking details
Complementary Valet lot located on the corner of Harwood St and Moody St
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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
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Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a corporate dinner, Mercat Bisto takes pride in making your special occasion one to remember.

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What 734 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I went in for lunch. The food was excellent as was the service and the ambiance. As vegetarians, we were happy with the vegetarian options. They were able to make the ricotta ravioli without the shrimp. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and would definitely visit again!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a reservation at 1:45pm. We arrived 5 minutes early and checked in with the hostess. We were finally seated after 2pm. During our wait, I returned to the hostess stand several times to get an update and she kept saying our table was being cleaned. We watched as multiple parties with the same number of people as ours arrived after us and seated before us. The hostess didn’t seem to care at all about us or the fact that we had a reservation and had been kept waiting. However, this was the only negative part of our experience. Our waitress was great and so was the food.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were a few blocks away and finished our event and thought we’d like to have dinner somewhere nearby. We found Mercat through OpenTable. What a find it was! A true French Bistro. I’d lived outside Paris 20 years ago and this place was about as French as any I’d been to in Dallas. steak tartare, Lyonnaise salad ... fabulous!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great brunch spot !
love the food and the atmosphere .

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I LOVE THIS RESTAURANT. ALWAYS HAS GREAT FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great Venue with terrific food as always!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

This restaurant captures perfectly the cozy feel of an authentic French bistro. There are a number of classic dishes, like coq au vin and duck a l'orange, and some surprises too. The shrimp ravioli was rich and decadent, and the duck was just right. The staff is friendly and always thank us for coming back. It is one of our go-to places when we are attending the symphony or a show at the Winspear.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I love everything about this restaurant! The food, the service, the ambiance is fantastic. I have yet to have a bad meal. We ordered the charcuterie board, the Lyonnaise salad and some almonds to snack on. All delicious! The salad had the perfect amount of lardons and dressing. A filling salad. The only drawback, they ran out of chickens which we wanted for our entree. I thought that was strange because there couldn't have been more than 15-16 patrons that evening and we were there from 7-930pm. There is a good selection on wine and wines by the glass which we did that night because I wanted to start with rose and have a cab (or 2) with my meal. My date wanted a merlot. All the wines were good. I had a Bordeaux by the glass for only $12 and it was fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant for everyday dining, a date, lunch, etc.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent food and service!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

New staff, hospitality, and warmth lacking now... No longer feels like a experience:(

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Mercat never disappoints. The food, service and atmosphere are all incredible.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The restaurant was nice and the service was good. My review of fair for the food was based on what I ordered, which was the chicken entree. It was not in my opinion a successful dish. They did try to rectify it which I appreciate, but I would have ordered something else entirely. My co-worker ordered the vegetable quiche which was absolutely amazing. I would return for the quiche.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

This was our first time to Mercat. We wanted to find a nice place to have dinner within walking distance of the AA Center for a concert. Our food, wine, and service were excellent and all for a reasonable price. We'll be back.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I usually love Mercat but this past Sunday brunch was lackluster. I went in craving a pastry basket only to find out that they were out of everything and it was only 1pm! Our waitress took forever to come and seemed as though she hated her job. They were able to to find me a croissant to which I asked for jam and they brought me a packet of smucker's jelly that you would get an Ihop... not the usually dickensons jam that I go there for!

Our food was ok, we were seating outside which was very loud. Not impressed and now am rethinking my Sunday brunch spot :(

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Another stellar experience! A must visit restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was really good, came out fast , alittle loud. Really nice ambience . Parking was alittle stressful seemed like valet was main option.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful! Perfect girls brunch!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Brunch was lovely

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This is such a unique spot with a lot of character. I had the baguette sandwich for brunch, which was delicious. Our servers were very attentive, never leaving a glass empty, and checking on us throughout the meal. Will be back, hopefully soon!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The service was incredible, the ambiance was very nice, and most of the food was really tasty. The only downside we had for the food was that the foie gras tasted like it came out of a dirty pan. Probably one of my least favorite foie dishes I’ve had. Besides that the drinks and the rest of the food was really good. Also the price on the food didn’t break the bank. I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

One word - Perfection! We were greeted by smiling faces and a pristine, chic and warm dining environment.
Our server was friendly and knowledgeable - mimosas were perfectly balanced and the brunch selections were amazing.
It was all so perfect we are going back this morning.
A true gem in the Harwood district.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Was lovely

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

THE RESTAURANT
Beautifully tucked in the Harwood area of downtown Dallas, this French bistro is a gem of a restaurant. They seated my wife and I quickly considering our OpenTable reservation, and in that moment we were able to soak in the romantic ambiance and the quaint style of the dim-lit, European bistro-inspired culinary experience.

Our waiter was subtle and precise, remembering every detail of our order. Not once, but twice did he walk up with what I needed as I was about to ask for it. The food was timed perfectly so we could enjoy our appetizer and course over an extended dinner date.

THE FOOD

Ricotta and Local Honey Comb - unexpectedly diverse flavor that landed somewhere familiar, like a gentle key-lime pie but healthy.

Lyonnaise Salad - a perfectly poached egg crowned the greenery and bits of charcuterie, with the iconic dressing tastefully intermixed. The flavors were perfect according to my wife, though outside of my personal preference. Notably “fluffy” greenery made this salad pleasant to enjoy.

Chicken, White Wine Gravy, Pommes Frites - served by hand, 2/4 chicken on unique plates drizzled with white wine gravy was delicious. The chicken was tender, cooked fresh in a rotisserie, and the fries were delicious with standard ketchup or garlic aioli. Anything tasted good dipped in the gravy.

Crème brûlée - beautifully presented, fresh berries and custard. Delicious.

With a red wine and Stella Artois, this was a very enjoyable dining experience.

THE COST

~$75 plus a well-deserved tip.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Always great. Excellent, attentive service, especially Luis. Great appetizers, inventive entree’s and special desserts.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Everything was extravaganza!

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We have gone to Mercat twice in 2 months. We love the restaurant, so cute! However, both times I’ve had to send my main course dish back because the food is cool/barely warm. It tastes good but I want hot food. Even the dishes where the meat was hot, the vegetables and grains with it were cool. Such a shame because I want to go there and enjoy the atmosphere and food. I think that’s my last time going unfortunately.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

It was a lovely and quaint lunch with friends. I very much enjoyed the ambiance of a French bistro, and the food was delicious! A friend had the quiche and I was very jealous of hers as well.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Exceptionaly great food and service. Great place for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very European feel, and the quality of each dish out performs the last. The team that takes care of you gets it. You are there guest “family” and they want you to come back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Fantastique! Went for brunch and was not disappointed. Great atmosphere and great drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This was the most wonderful restaurant! The food is fantastic and the prices are so reasonable.
My husband and I go out for dates often and this was truly a great find.
We started out with cocktails and I had the chartreuse le deux which was amazing and my husband had Zambuca. He had the sear fois gras that was perfect and I had an apricot chutney with Burrata cheese and baguette - loved it. For our Entree we had the lamb special and house made ravioli with ricotta and shrimp that was out of this world. Desert was bread pudding with a dark chocolate sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Fantastic evening!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Very cute restaurants food was good ... but got seated by the bathroom and the bathroom door hit the partition against our table every 5 minutes . If it weren’t for that then I would have given 5 stars.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Never disappoints! Had lovely sat brunch to celebrate a birthday. Service is fantastic, very attentive and friendly. Food is delicious! A must try is the ricotta with honeycomb and the eggs benedict.

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2.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation, and called ahead and they said they had space and could seat us. We arrived and were seated in a brightly lit (it was dim everywhere else) table next to the bathroom, and asked to move, and they told us all other tables (only 3 in the room by the bar were taken) had reservations. I told them that we also had a reservation, and they said if the tables don’t fill, we could move (they didn’t, but we didn’t bother bringing it up again). We all ordered the pasta special and it was ok- slightly cold and overpriced for unseasoned pasta with only cheese on it. Probably won’t be coming back.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Spectacular dinner on the patio.. overlooking the gorgeous gardens ! Great ambiance, great food and Tim, as always, executed great service and kept us laughing and happy all night.
Merci Marcat Team !!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Too small seats make us quite uncomfortable. Parking was easy though.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Incredible wait staff great food great atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Had dinner here with friends before Blake Shelton concert. Food was excellent so was the service. I would highly recommend. You can also leave your car with valet during the concert
an added benefit!

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

I love Mercat and visit often however after multiple experiences with one of their servers I’ve become disappointed with the service. I try to give the benefit of the doubt because everyone has a bad day. But the service is always bitter with this one particular server. Everyone else I have ever had is a joy. I would imagine other customers have complained about this server.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Before I start I would just like to say that the restaurant as a whole was pretty good. And while what my family and I ordered was not good, the total ambiance of the restaurant was great for younger people, 20’s, and great for getting a different and interesting cocktail.

I must say that I was underwhelmed with my meal, the Eggs Benedict. I have lost faith in almost every restaurant that serves it in Texas, I was hoping for a nice crispy English muffin with a lemony rich hollandaise, but all I got were watery eggs, with a soggy English muffin, very thin yet gummy hollandaise sauce (with no taste of lemon), and plain undressed lettuce just put on the side.

So it was unfortunate that the Eggs Benedict was thoroughly underwhelming, but I must also say that the total experience of the restaurant was nice. The coffee and our waiter were fantastic!

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