We tried the father's day brunch and it was good. I am not a big fan of brunch buffets, but my husband was wanting to try it so we did. We would go back.
Birthday celebration and they were amazing! Brought a dessert with a candle!
Make reservations, or you'll have a wait. They have a varied, not common and tasteful menu. Service is good. Very good bar selection.
great food and service. We had family in form out of town and all had a wonderful evening
Friend and I celebrated our summer birthdays. Merchants has a fabulous Sunday Brunch. It was a first time for the brunch. Great food and selection at a great price of $15.
Great Sunday brunch with a wide variety of breakfast and luncheon options. The vegetables are especially well done.
I was there with two guests from out of town and one from in town. We wined and dined with great service from our waiter, Conner. I have a great deal of respect for the chef who manages to come up with new and interesting appetizers and entrees on a regular basis. I enjoy that many of the foods are locally sourced. Overall a delightful experience.
Merchants never disappoints! We took friends from out of town & it was a perfect dining evening. The food was locally sourced, in season & prepared beautifully. We recommend Merchants- The dining space is wonderful in an old bank-hence the name Merchants.
Probably the best Sunday brunch in Lawrence. The food is unusual, delicious, plentiful, and the staff makes sure the buffet stays fresh, hot, and well-stocked. Excellent experience all around.
Excellent food, great service
Ordered the herb roasted chicken fettuccini special. The fettuccini and morel mushrooms were delicious although a bit dry, the chicken was horrible. Not at all edible, tasted like rubber.
Our server, Austin, offered to make it right by bringing a fresh chicken breast but I declined. He surprised us with the chef prepared menu crab cakes which were absolutely wonderful!! Thank you to you both! That gesture and the crab cake deliciousness will get me back in the door as well as Austin’s genuine concern for us having a great experience!
We celebrated our anniversary with Marissa and Merchant’s! They were so fantastic! We always enjoy our nights we get to spend with them!
The Merchant Pub & Plate has a unique location with specialty menu items. The wait staff was friendly and pleasant. The food was quick to arrive at the table and quite tasty. We had an enjoyable experience!
We eat at Merchant's regularly, as often as twice a week. We can count on excellent food with a local origin focus, creative menus, and reliably good, friendly service. Both food and bar menus change frequently enough to keep things interesting. It's our favorite restaurant.
We live an hour from this restaurant. Love everything about it. We had an exceptional waitress.
Merchant’s is hands-down the best restaurant in Lawrence. The food is outstanding, the menu changes regularly with the seasons, and Chef TK Peterson and Sous Chef Nathan Desetti create the most marvelous creative dishes. The wait staff is tremendous - they stay with the restaurant so you have people dedicated to its success; friendly, courteous, attentive, and professional. The small wine list is good and the house wines are top notch. There are 30 craft beer taps featuring regional brews as well as brews from around the country. The noise level is such that you can actually carry on a conversation at your table. Merchant’s is the best!
Kimberly was an amazing server!
Fun it was so good. Going back for sure
Excellent Easter Sunday Brunch! Hot food was hot and cold was cold. This place does an incredible job on it vegetables. Yes I eat meat but the kale, brussel sprouts and carrots are fabulous. Smoked salmon with all the appropriate topping available. Good food and good coffee, usually hard to find together.
Food is novel, mostly tasty; but over-priced. 2 salads with protein added (1 vegetarian), 2 cocktails=$50+ before the tip. This is not sustainable for 2 friends who have white-collar jobs in Lawrence. I could justify this maybe every 2 months; unless I find someplace better that is a bit pricey and worth it.
It would be good to state clearly which cocktails are savory (not at all sweet) and vice-versa. It is a bit hard to tell from the menu. The vegetarian burger will be better if fully "cooked" through.
My husband and I came from KC while some friends drove in from Topeka. We always like to meet in Lawrence and explore dining spots. The Mercantile Pub and Plate did not disappoint. I'm sure we'll visit there again soon. Excellent menu and beer selections, and great, friendly service. Thanks !
The waitress was very knowledgeable about gluten-free versus Celiac requirements and made sure that my husband's plate that did not have to be Celiac friendly was prepared in the Celiac friendly part of the kitchen because his dish was naturally gluten free.
First time there, food was excellent and choices offered were unique.
Pickle martini is the best thing!!!!
Fantastic experience all around. Food was amazing, and the waiter was knowledgeable about wines.
The service was very slow, but the food was great.
This was a first time dining experience at Merchant's Pub & Plate. We booked at early reservation mid-week for a special occasion and found the restaurant had a busy bar for Happy Hour and moderately full dining area that was not too noisy. Our server was excellent, providing the daily specials, keeping tabs on drinks and carefully watching to see if we needed anything. The food was prepared perfectly and paired with interesting accompaniments that brought out the full flavor of the food. We shared a small plate of crab cakes which were very flavorful and garnished with pickled red onions and three aioli's. My wife ordered the pan-seared salmon served with black rice and a cucumber dressing. The salmon was perfectly cooked. I ordered the NY strip steak, with grilled asparagus and roasted potatoes. The steak was cooked to order and was hand cut. We shared the carrot cake for dessert, which is the best carrot cake we have had anywhere! The presentation and use of real raisins in an orange sauce put the dessert over the top.
Service was excellent. The food was hit or miss. The side salad was delicious, the Mac n cheese phenomenal. The crispy chicken lacked flavor and the breast portion was very dry. The burger was over done and again not a lot of flavor. I don’t see us returning.
I wished we lived closer to it because we’d go more often. It was delicious and our server was excellent. Highly recommend!
Food, overall waa great. Staff was very attentive and accomodating. Their brussels sprout sharing plate was phenomenal - makes sense that it won awards!
Really impressed by how much they strive to accommodate special diets and mobility (taking care to seat you where you're most comfortable).
The dining room was moderately noisy but, I think the very high ceilings helped to diffuse the noise so we didn't have to yell to carry a conversation.
The only issue we had was that our scallops were overcooked on one side and a bit undercooked on the other. But, management quickly apologized and took them off the bill. Everything else was very tasty - all the way to the coffee creme brulee. We'll definitely be back!
Completely disappointing. The pork chop was rubbery and tasteless. Service was impersonal and random. The bison burger that my friend had seemed to be barely ok. And the prices were OK; but too high given the lack of quality. The tomato basil soup was very good. I would absolutely avoid going back there and recommend that you find somewhere else to eat.
Great food and great value! Big beer selection. My husband was wowed by the meatloaf sandwich special.
Always a great experience. I really like this place. Dependable excellence!
The food was really good and so was our service for the most part. The only part that took away from the evening a bit was having a server who wanted to share too much of his own personal taste of wine, food, etc. When I asked about one particular bottle of wine I received a very lengthy explanation that was not necessary. But over all was a wonderful experience and we will return.
Very good food these days, creative cuisine but not overly extravagant. Reasonable prices and excellent serving staff. We were four ‘oldies’, worried about loudness, as we wanted to do a lot of talking and catching up. As the night went on, it got louder & louder, whereas earlier on, 7-8pm, it was more quiet. Still, we never got too uncomfortable in our conversation. Had a good time!
Enjoyed the casual, up-beat vibe. Service was attentive and friendly. We had several sharable plates and all were executed extremely well. Delicious and fun lunch!
Staff was very accommodating!
Merchant's is a terrific place to have a drink, some appetizers, and stick around for a fabulous dinner. The food is consistently both creative and great and seems to get better each time I eat there. Friendly and efficient wait staff, nice atmosphere, and wonderful food. What more could you ask for? Definitely one of Lawrence's best.
Fantastic Sunday brunch! My family from out of town loved it. This is the place I would bring anyone and everyone for an enjoyable and tasty brunch!