Bar Mercato

4.2
54 Reviews
$30 and under
European
Bar Mercato is designed to be a culinary and cultural melting pot inspired by favorite European food halls and public markets.
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4.2based on all time ratings
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food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
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PriscillaT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, delicious meals and lovely and friendly service!!

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LynneD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance!
Very upscale and modern !
Love the apps!
Great menu value!
Oh and genius list of drinks!

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SmartsRHere
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great! love the location

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vipPaulaL
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

This was my first time dining here and I wasn't impressed. First of all, the waitstaff lacked any type of personality whatsoever. Secondly, I ordered the croque madame sandwich and what came was a sizzling platter full of white sauce. The ham and cheese were drowning in it. Not impressed at all. The salads were okay but way overpriced for what you got. A simple Greek salad was $17 and someone in our party added salmon (which they forgot and had to go get) and that was $27. The thing that put me over the top was I wasn't even finished with my tater tots and a gentleman came over and just grabbed them from me while smelling like a freshly smoked cigarette. No thanks! Too many options in Boston with better value and service to go here.

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Jo84
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Bar Mercato never disappoints. The menu offers something for everyone, and the food is always fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food - steak frites felt a bit on the light side for a meal... I was still a bit peckish afterwards. Drinks are great and the food is good.

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vipK01938
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

My friends and I went for one of our birthdays and we all were unfortunately sick later in the evening from something we ate. We were surprised to have become so sick because we only ordered a few flatbread pizzas and calamari. Unfortunately, won't be rushing back to try Bar Mercato.

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Dependable
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot and luckily close to my office. Food is excellent, though I did think the menu was limited. It was a little bit loud and it wasn't even crowded, which made me wonder about when it's full to capacity. Overall, I very much enjoyed it and will definitely be back.

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vipflynnc6
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Came here for Brunch after reading that it was an underrated spot. The restaurant wasn't busy so service was quite fast. Our waitress was very nice. I ordered the Classic Breakfast (2eggs, hash, bacon, & toast) and my daughter ordered the chicken club. My meal tasted ok but it was very greasy - certainly nothing special about it. Bit then again, not sure there really needed to be anything special about such classic breakfst fare?? Anyway, my daughter's meal was fine too. To be completely honest the best part of her meal were the French fries. Overall experience wasn't terrible, but it was fantastic either. I would consider going back but given other choices for brunch, I would probably choose those.

RC
RecentCustomer
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

They overbooked, couldn't honor the reservation. We were placed in the hotel section of the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

It was very cold by the windows.

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JayS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Great looking place with excellent service. But my chicken sandwich was way too greasy and to my surprise, only half the sandwich had chicken on it! They fixed it, but I ate after everyone else was done. And the noise level at lunch was unbearable.

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anonymous
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try their Steak-frites, it comes with truffle fries. Both steak and fries taste amazing. My to-go place for steak.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant would go again

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vipmichaelc
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good, not great, food, at a good price. Very nice ambiance and service.

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vipShells
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food quality needs to be improved significantly for the price.

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vipFood4Thought
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ate here for brunch with our two little ones. The staff was great - brought coloring and soppy cups. Food was really tasty - I had the French toast, my husband the hash, and our sons split the classic. We were in our own little section which made it a nice and relaxing breakfast. Attached to hotel for easy access.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waitress. The food was incredible!!!

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EstherB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I would recommend, but with the stipulation that it's very loud and impossible to hear someone sitting across a 5- or 6- person table. They could use more soft surfaces to absorb sound.

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Sarah
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a team lunch. Food was great, location was perfect for a casual team get together. Service was quite good and everyone was happy with their food. Great place in that location.

Only downside was that the table was a little small/tight -- we had some pretty large guys on our team and I hope they felt comfortable.

All in all, great!

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HelenQ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Unique atmosphere and dishes.

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average111
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

This place has no sound-deadening at all. At lunch with just a few tables occupied it was mind-numbingly noisy.

Food was OK. But the noise level.

Oh and by the way, the first visit back to the table should not be to deliver the bill. Water, coffee, dessert???

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Aleigh
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fried artichokes are awesome. Good food and friendly staff. Will definitely return.

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GwenW
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Had a great white burgundy, but things went downhill from there. The special salmon burger was ultra fishy and inedible. The fried artichokes were not crispy and were extremely oily. We sent the salmon burgers back and ordered a margarita flatbread-that was good. The service was very slow and the server didn’t seem to have tasted any of the food so wasn’t really very knowledgeable about it.

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FranF
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Although the food was delicious, unfortunately the waitress dropped a glass of iced tea on me. She proceeded to give us extra napkins because my co-workers tried to dry me and the floor off. She never apologized and never brought me another iced tea, until I asked. Also, my meal was not comped. One of my co-workers brought this to the attention of the manager, who comped my meal but I still never received an apology from the waitress or manager.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Too loud. Got sat at a table top table with a reservation. Noted it was a Bday during reservation, not one mention of it during the meal. Will not return.

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kc0715
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had veggie burgers. Service was great. Ambiance was great. Suited our needs for a business catch up convo. A few great veggie options. Personally Id more likely to return if I knew there’s be some rotating vegetarian / pescetarian options - somewhat limited in menu items there.

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vipChris
New England
52 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I enjoyed our meal at Bar Mercato. It is a small restaurant with an interesting menu. The restaurant was quiet, but the kitchen was extremely slow (we were the only people who ordered dinner in the entire restaurant, yet it took 30 minutes for our food to come out). The food was very good and our waitress was very personable.

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TJM24
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Cool new spot. Breakfast/brunch items looked fantastic. I wasn’t in “egg” mood and had the gyro which was so so. I’ll def go back and give it another try.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience3

The waitress was nice but needed help. Service was incredibly slow. And our party was super disappointed that after spending a hefty chunck of change our gift cards didn't work. Not their fault, but it was a Visa card and I've never run into that issue before. The card worked just fine at another restaurant later that week.

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FoodieMD
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good flatbreads, Greek salad, and drink menu.
Rather loud so not the place for conversation unless you don't mind shouting.
Appears popular with the after-work financial district crowd

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vipSarisisima
New England
20 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had lunch with friends & we chose Bar Mercato because we wanted to try something new. The decor has a combination of rustic with modern chic. The lunch menu has an amazing array of European style dishes and there are many gluten free options. They are willing to make substitutes. The food presentation was excellent, delicious and we had service with a smile! We will come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Vibe and Great Food

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vipDanaS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Sadly, I cannot give this place a nice review. We were the only group in the entire restaurant on a Saturday night, so you think they’d want to show us a little extra love. Nope. Waiter was so rude and disrespectful to my friend that we got our check after the appetizers. Too bad, price point and menu seemed decent. But will probably not return.

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JEH2369
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Unfortunately we waited. We waited for everything. It took a long time for our server to come over, it took a long time for her to take our orders, and it took an exceedingly long time for our food to come out. When it did, it did not come out together - on top of that, someone else's dish was placed in front of me (it was a regular burger, I got a veggie burger and the two were indistinguishable at first glance). The waitress came over roughly 5 mins later while we were still waiting for the rest of our party's food and without saying a word, removed the dish and gave it to the correct person at the table. Very odd. Then, when my actual food did finally come, my medium rare burger was VERY rare. I ended up eating very little of it, leaving most of it on my plate. Not a great experience, and we will absolutely not be back. It's too bad, since our office is right around the corner...

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CarmenD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The new Mercato has a cool vibe...if you’re fortunate enough to be seated in the restaurant. In spite of an in-person visit to confirm the location of our table the preceding week, we were actually seated in the lobby of the adjoining hotel at a high-rise table with low back stools. Not particularly comfortable and completely removed from of the restaurant experience. Needless to say, we were the only people eating in there. The host was rather curt when I mentioned having been told of our promised table but our waitress could not have been nicer and empathetic (thank you!). The menu is eclectic and flavors lean towards spicy, but a good value and welcome addition to the neighborhood.

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MelvilleS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

It was good, but too noisy Waiter was very good The bacon wrapped figs and the steak was great

LS
vipLevS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for group dinning, great value for money, casual and good cocktails!

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vipSteve
New England
43 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great new add to the financial district.

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Bar Mercato is rated 4.2 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.