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Mercer 113

91 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Hot Spot (92)
  • Good for Groups (88)

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Mercer 113 is a restaurant/lounge featuring American Contemporary cuisines with a French twist. Menu created and executed by award winning Chef Michael Lachowicz. Relax in the lavish, nature-inspired setting while enjoying plates such as Foie Gras, Kobe Short Rib Burger and Vegetarian Risotto. Reservations are for the Dining Room only.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary American, French American
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Hours of operation

Tuesday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am

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Phone number
(312) 396-0113
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Lachowicz
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Cross street
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After 10pm Chicago local favorite DJs
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Special events & promotions
Mercer 113, Chicago’s first and only Resta Lounge, combines upscale food and contemporary cocktails with a comfortable yet lavish atmosphere. We offer several different party options for groups of 15-450. Please contact us directly for larger groups.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.4  based on all time ratings
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on May 24, 2014

The food is outstanding for a bar and better than Epic even (across the street) for a fraction of the price

vipCmore (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2014

We were meeting friends here at 10 and decided to come an hour early for food. Love the decor inside and food was great. The restaurant is pretty empty at 9 with only a few scattered groups, which we expected. But it is always busy later for drinks and even a little dancing late in the night:)

vipKelseyinChicago (London)
4.0  Dined on January 4, 2014

This is a night club that serves food! The food is great.! But getting there early , before 10 pm you can only watch the bar people clean glasses and get ready for apparently the crowd!

Charlie (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 29, 2013

I took some out of town guests here at was all fine, except we were the only people there. This was a "hot" late night place. So if your adult CHILDREN are in town and want someplace to go, this would be the ticket. We had a perfectly nice evening, but I knew the moment we got in there, that it wasn't for tourists. Service was slow an inattentive, but for them it was like mid-afternoon!

Beauitiful interior design and ambience, and I can onlyl imagine what it would be like at 10PM or maybe on weekdays for cocktails.

vipNA11 (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on November 16, 2013

This place is awful. I will give a much more detailed description on yelp. Trust me, you will know it's mine when you read it.

Lisa (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 31, 2013

I had the salmon and my friend had the scallops and both were cooked perfectly. True French Fare. It is more of a club place as it gets busier later in the evening. It was pretty quiet when we went at 7pm (which is the time they open for dinner). Wish there were open more evenings--it would make it easier to book a reservation.

ftgillini00 (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on October 12, 2013

My friend and I had reservations at 8pm on Saturday night and it was dead when we got there. It picked up after 9:30 and it seems obvious now that this place is not known for their food. I ordered the crab cake, which was a pretty standard crab cake. The service was slow. At one point my friend ordered a glass of wine and the guy showed up about 10 mins later with it. He had left the restaurant in the meantime to do something. Overall, it wasn't worth the money we spent. I will definitely not be going back there.

vipChicagofoodie (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on October 5, 2013

The food was quite forgetable, like a Ceasar salad with a commerical dressing croutons that was not as good as your HS cafeteria. But it is more a night club than restaurant, and they are changing menu from dinning to small bite for the beautiful people that frequent such haunts. It may well be fun, but for dining, take a pass, try Epic accorss the street or Paris club not far.

tita (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on October 5, 2013

We went early for dinner to try a new place. Place was empty (obviously a nightclub later at night). Our poor server normally comes in after 10 pm (she admitted) as she could not answer any of our questions about the menu. The people there are not thatfriendly, including the person at the table for dinner reservations. Food was fine, but not worth a return. Better service would've helped.

Pamela (Key West)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2013

Food was good, waiter was fantastic & good atmosphere!

vipBMO78 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 21, 2013

I went to Mercer 113 off of a recommendation from a friend. I also went on yelp to read some of the reviews and they were all pretty spot on. Mercer 113 is a very nice and trendy looking restaurant. When my guest and I arrived it was nearly empty. Nonetheless we sat down and proceeded with our dinner plans. The crab cakes were delicious, as well as my entree which was the filet. I will say it could have use a tad more seasoning and sauce. Our server was extremely attentive but it could have been due to the lack of diners. Halfway between our meal, there was an influx of people coming to go to the lounge area. By 10pm hit, it had virtually turned into a club! I would more than likely return to Mercer 113 for drinks instead of dinner.

Michele (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 21, 2013

I had a discount coupon to this restaurant, which is why we choose to go knowing very little about the place. The service was great, welcoming and efficient. We arrived at 7, which is early for this place. Wish we had reservations for later, to experience the dance party scene that happens much later. The food was excellent.

vipPTsOpenTable (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 20, 2013

Not much variety for vegetarians but the menu is great! Service is excellent. And if you get a later reservation, then you see the place transform into quite the night-life on the weekends. great ambiance...

Lissa (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 14, 2013

The service at this restaurant was great! However we ordered the filet minion and it was TOO salty! I mean burning your throat salty! But when we told our waiter he was very gracious and brought us another steak that was much better and much less salty. The overall experience was wonderful but we had to warn the chef about the salt!

vipbuckeyegirl (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 3, 2013

Very nice server, delicious food. Seems more of a dance club atmosphere but we were before 10pm on a Saturday so hard to tell

gabby (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 2013

It was really nice, not many people were there. I wanted my boyfriend to have a good first experience having filet mignon and they did not disappoint. It just about brought a tear to his eye
Very good service.would definitely love to come back sometime.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2013

We had a great experience. The head chef came to our table to make sure the meal was to our liking. Great service and attention. Thanks.

vipNA11 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on June 12, 2013

Mercer 113 is a good restaurant. I had the rib-eye, which was nicely prepared. The bartender needs a little work because that lemon drop wasn't that good. Overall, a good restaurant to try out.

vipShana (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on June 7, 2013

I was looking for a nice restaurant that had great atmosphere but wouldn't be dead to meet a friend who was in from out of town for dinner. Food was pretty standard American food that was done well but not unique enough for foodies. Had a really good waiter who was very attentive. We were having fun but then the music was turned up so loudly that we couldn't have a conversation. I knew that there was a lounge/bar/club but thought it was in a different area than the restaurant. Fine if that was the mood I was in but I wanted to sit and catch up with my friend. I would definitely recommend if you go a little earlier, eat and then plan to hang out with your friends or a date but not for people looking to have a great dinner and talk.

vipLisa (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 25, 2013

Went to this restaurant for the first time and I love the style! The cocktail list was awesome. I had the salmon and it was honestly the best salmon I've ever had! My girlfriends had a blast and we didn't feel rushed… We hung out for a few hours talking and having drinks. It was the perfect start to our evening. We will definitely be coming back! :)