Wonderful craft cocktails and food. I could have stayed longer to just read the stories in the menu book.
Love the craft cocktails and yummy grassfed burgers
French toast was so good, eggs were cooked perfect server was top notch
Delicious overall meal before the symphony. Friendly, attentive staff helped create a fun atmosphere. Cocktail was delicious, as expected, and the red wine was also tasty. Lamb and pork sliders were a yummy flavor combo along with the garlic aioli and cranberry relish if my tastebuds remember correctly. The smokey califlower soup was surprisingly flavorful and everyone in my party loved it. Buttermilk salad was disappointingly gloppy and bland, but everything else was spot on. I will be back!
One of my favorite Madison restaurants! I have never had a bad meal here, and would recommend for small groups or date night. The ploughman's board is a must have!
locally sourced, seasonal food. great atmosphere, and they have their own liquor store. What's not to like?!
For the price, there should not have been so many simple under/overseasoning missteps in the entrees. Appetizers (cheese curds and brussels sprouts) were tasty but much less quantity than you'd recieve elsewhere, and wouldn't rank on my own top 10 in Madison list for either dish. Our server was excellent though! Very attentive, although there was difficulty communicating at times with how incredibly noisy it is here.
Our waitress was outstanding - incredibly attentive and took my food allergies very seriously (since it's something that can be in a lot of dishes). She went above and beyond. It was Valentine's Day so it was a price fixed three course menu. We were unimpressed with the dinner entree selection for the price comparison. While the lamb was great, the pasta and fish dishes were nothing special and the pasta portion plating looked incredibly small in comparison to the lamb entree. It just made things look off balanced. Wine pairs were a nice touch, but a $3 different isn't much to make it a nicety.
Over priced, lacked flavor and too loud.
We love Merchant. We had a great waiter and the food and drinks were fantastic as usual. Love the atmosphere too!
Ate at Merchant w/my two college age children, ordered papardelle & two burgers, cheese curds. papardlle was a small portion of heavily tomato flavored unidimensional dish that was mostly noodles ($22) and the burgers were average. I've been to Merchant twice before both times for drinks. I'd summarize that this is a good place to go for a specialty cocktail and munchies but not for the food.
The service was a little slow waiting for our entrees. And while most of the entrees were a decent price, it seemed that $30 for 3 scallops was too high-we were expecting more.
Celebrated a birthday but no acknowledgement by wait staff.
Food was ok... not terribly hot.
Great service food and craft cocktails
We were there early about 5 o’clock before a badger game. It worked out great and was a nice alternative to unload busy bar. Loved The brussels sprouts, lamb sliders in Port proper deal. Honey cinnamon cake was a bit dry for our liking but everything else was great. Thanks