Merchants Row at Colonial Inn

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454 reviews
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Merchants Row at 48 Monument Square is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner every day of the week--including holidays. Featuring selections that will please guests of all ages, Merchants Row offers a dining experience in a "Colonial Chic' atmosphere, including not only Merchants Row Dining Room, but also our Middlesex, Alcott, Prescott and Thoreau Dining Rooms. Whether you are joining us for breakfast, a lunch for business or pleasure, or a memorable dinner for personal celebrations or a neighborhood night-out, you will be pleased at the hospitality and seasonal menus found at Merchants Row.

Merchants Row is just one of the newly-launched restaurants at Concord's Colonial Inn. We look forward to serving you soon!

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What 454 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, very New England feel in the dining room. Great service!

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KC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got seated on arrival at a table that was best for us. Wait staff came quickly. We liked our food selections- fish and chips, fruit salad turkey sandwich with dressing mushroom soup. Would return for lunch.

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DB
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good! Haven’t been here in a while. Great menu, delicious food at reasonable prices, fantastic ambiance. Will definitely be going back.

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B
New England
30 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! And made it to the play on time.

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PP
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was fine if amateurish. Roast beef ordered med-rare arrived well. Potatoes were room temp, beans were inedible due to over use of garlic.

It’s an historic place. I go every 18 years. Food doesn’t change.

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LA
New England
21 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful spot in Concord to take a walk around, have lunch and just take in the ambiance of an old Inn.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Classy and clean. Our waiter was attentive and answered all of our questions about the menu. The truffle fries are a must have!!

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MH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very welcoming staff. The Yankee pot roast was wonderful.

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TT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Even if you are NOT coming on April 19 (the anniversary of April 19, 1775-the North Bridge Battle/Shot heard Round the World, etc), you will do a little time traveling here. The town of Concord itself is a trip, but THIS is essentially the center of activity )

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M
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very elegant restaurant and the staff are super friendly. We were at a round table near the windows which was perfect. Food was wonderful.

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SE
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good atmosphere, food was good, service was great to start but on the slow side upon completion of our meal.

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HK
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bill the.server.was caring.sweet had great stories and was attentive. I had a bit of a tummy bug so couldn't eat much but the two desserts were great as was the oyster.

The ahi wontons not so great-wontons were more like heavy stale chips. Seaweed salad too oily and heavy and fish dry and not fresh. Couldn't really eat or enjoy.

Thank you!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

food was good but disappointed in limited menu. was not aware of this before we got to the restaurant ☹️

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SW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a lovely venue for brunch. The food is delicious and during the spring and summer, it's the perfect place for a nice stroll after eating. While the food and ambience was great, I was disappointed with the wait service. She was either overwhelmed or did not think too much about serving the customers!
Thank you.

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TH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Extremely poor service and food is cold. Place is way over rated

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k
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was great! We enjoyed the ambiance & charm of the restaurant & Inn. The food, was not worth the price. Filet minion was over done, ordered med, came out well, Quinoa salad had petrified roasted vegetables on it & was very bland. Next time, we'll try dining in adjoining pub which featured live music on Friday evenings.

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RK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a truly lovely dinner. Bill, our waiter, was outstanding. His service alone made us want to go back.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

St Patrick’s Day menu and ambiance left much to be desired.

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KN
New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The setting is amazing - and so is about 1/2 of the food offerings. All of the food was good with minor exception (see desserts), but not more than half was amazing. The dessert offerings were not so good, many served as small squares and many of them tasted a bit stale. The dining room is noisy and our service was lacking - I had to chase down a waitress when I needed one. I would not go there a second time, but I am not sorry I went once because of the historical value of the Inn and the overall experience.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good food for the the money. And the ambiance was very nice

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MM
New England
27 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Took a day trip to Concord and enjoyed the historic sites and lunch in a historic inn in the heart of town on Monument Square. The service was attentive and prompt and the food was delicious. my husband had the Rueben sandwich and I had the Waldorf salad with grilled chicken. The servings are large. Very pleasant experience.

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f
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The selection of items on the buffet was excellent as was the quality of the food. The service was excellent. We ate near the end of the lunch hour and we felt no pressure to move along. The buffet location was not great but I did not see a way to rectify it. The prices were eminently reasonable. We had not been there before but definitely plan to return

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Lipstick on a coffee cup, kids pizza was not actually a pizza but some tomato sauce and cheese on bread that was soggy by the time it reached us. Prime ribs were nice though, juicy and well cooked. One popover was so hard it was inedible, the other was ok. Indian pudding was tasty and a good ending. Server was nice just didn’t see him much and the lipstick cup was a big oversight - it was obvious and all around the rim.

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CD
New England
23 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a family get together before a school event. It was a great time with good food

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Husband and I went for lunch. Staff was very pleasant. The chicken pot pie was sooooo good! I would definitely recommend and go to this restaurant again.

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GL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was a comfortable restaurant for our small group of six. Our service was prompt and the food was nicely presented and well prepared. The salmon was excellent.

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really nice place. Worth a visit. Very historical environment. The service was wonderful and food delicious. Will be going back.

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Went for Sunday Brunch, two couples. Lack of variety, less than average quality of ingredients, poor presentation. Salads limp and lukewarm. Prime rib not too prime. Raviolis lukewarm, like the salads! Servers were all nice. No one asked about our food or experience. Would have been average at $14.95. Their price was $35.00 each which makes this an all around lousy value.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant is lovely and had a nice brunch buffet. With that said, we are not huge eaters and the cost of $35 per person gave them a substantial profit on our meal, since my elderly mother hardly ate. I did not realize that it was a buffet when I booked it but that’s my fault. It is really one of the few nice places to have Sunday brunch in the area so splurging is something I was willing to do for my birthday.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An enjoyable experience.

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d
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We all enjoyed our meals except the person who got fish and chips. There was more batter than fish. After showing this to our waiter, they did take the meal off our bill, which we felt was fair. We went to the tavern after dinner to enjoy some local music.

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MD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A pleasant atmosphere in a well preserved 18th-century mansion.

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food at the Colonial Inn is always outstanding, however somewhat overpriced.
On Feb 14, we had dinner in the Thoreau room. The room was warm and cozy with the fire burning in the fireplace, but our table was so close to the next one that I felt like we were all at the same table. I do not wish to listen to others private conversations, but at the same time did not want others to listen to ours. I felt a little uncomfortable. James was our server and he did a good job. The food, prime rib and halibut, was superb and tastefully presented.
I know it was a very busy night for the inn, and understand the need for space. Perhaps a different floor plan is in order. I was definitely disappointed that there were not flowers on each table to enhance the traditional ambience of the day.
All in all, I loved Valentine's Day dinner at the Colonial Inn.

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MJ
New England
54 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went to the Colonial Inn before an Indian Hill concert. My rib eye was okay but over salted and not that tender. Don’t recall what my husband had as it was not memorable. Service was good.

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d
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

nice old fashioned venue; great brunch... but they need to live in modern times by enabling themselves to make lattes with non-dairy options, hello!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful!

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C
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This was our first experience at this restaurant. The food was good. Our entrees came before the first course had been cleared. I think there was a paucity of serving staff that night. Otherwise it was a very enjoyable occasion.

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EL
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

This is usually an excellent restaurant. The food was great. The only problem was they did not know how to use the Open Table reward. The waitress said she tried it 3 times and it was rejected. Then a waiter overheard (everyone in the restaurant overheard) and said he had the same problem the prior evening. I paid the full check then spoke with the manager on the way out. She said there was something wrong with the reward. She refused to call the phone number on the reward. I called that number later and was told the reason it failed was the restaurant did not handle it properly. The reward was for $25 and I gave my credit card to pay the balance. The person at the reward issuer could see that the waitress kept trying to enter the entire $76.47 on the reward card. She was supposed to enter the reward amount of $25. So it was simple user error. If the restaurant had called the number on the reward card, they would have been told what they did wrong, but they refused.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great waiter and ambiance.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a really cool find. The waitstaff seemed to know a lot about the history and there were was a lot of great comfort food to order.

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