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Mercat a La Planxa

4.5
4141 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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  • Tapas (52)
  • Good for a Date (35)
  • Pre/post Theatre (34)
Mercat a La Planxa features an extraordinary selection of tapas dishes from cut-to-order charcuterie and cheeses to fresh seafood, steaks and chops, all inspired by Spain's Catalan region. The impressive menu includes an emphasis on meats and seafood served 'A La Planxa' or grilled-to-order. At the bar enjoy a tempting array of seasonally inspired sangria, Spanish-styled cocktails, an extensive collection of Spanish cava and our carefully selected wine list featuring 40 Spanish wines available by the bottle or by the glass.

Private dining is available in two of our upstairs spaces, La Veranda and Barcelona Room. The Lower Lounge can also be booked as exclusive space for intimate receptions in addition to semi-private space in the Main Dining Room and Main Lounge.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Latin American
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Hours of operation
WEEKEND BRUNCH
Saturday 7am-3pm
Sunday 7am-3pm

DINNER
Sunday-Thursday 5pm-10pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm

DAILY LOUNGE MENU
Everyday from 4pm-6:30pm
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Phone number
(312) 765-0524
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Diego Amat
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Catering
Sage Restaurant Group has been successful in creating memories for clients by providing them with superior food & service. Whether it's our our gorgeous La Veranda Room, our spacious Barcelona Room or our intimate Lower Lounge, Mercat A La Planxa has the perfect space to host your private event!

Please contact Anni McNulty at (312) 542-3454 or anni.mcnulty@sagerestaurantgroup.com for more information
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Balbo
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Parking details
Valet Parking is available on Balbo located at the entrance of the Blackstone Hotel $16 per car.
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Public transit
Nearest Red-line Stop is Harrison, head east on Balbo, restaurant is on the corner of Balbo & Michigan.

Bus lines are the #3, #127, #129 all three stop at the entrance of Mercat a la Planxa.
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Special events & promotions
Just around the corner.... Join us for your holiday celebrations!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

La Veranda, our private dining space that overlooks the main dining room of Mercat. Seats 30, reception-style can hold 60 guests.

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What 4141 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

I really love this place. I go every time I’m in Chicago. The food is ALWAYS great. The service is Magnifico! A must go when you are in the city. I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Its higher end tapas with higher end prices, but totally worth the price because this place is amazing. The food is as good as the best restaurants I visited in Spain, and the service was top notch. Coupled with an amazing view-this makes for a real winner! Must have the patatas bravas!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 16, 2018

Absolutely LOVED! The service was great, the sangria was awesome and the tapas were delicious.

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vipSmithtoni (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Outstanding food; creative menu. Small and medium plates offer lots of tasting choices.

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Tracie (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Our second visit to Mercat a La Planxa and we enjoyed it as much if not more as last time.
A special way to dine and taste a variety of special unique, fresh dishes...all were delicious!
It is nice to order a few, test your hunger level and order more if you'd like.
I have discovered that it is nice to order one of the fresh, very tasty salads to add to the flavor of the other dishes.
Not one bad thing to say from host to server to assist staff.
Steps from the hotel we stay at and it can be as fast or leisurely as you would like to enjoy!!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Outstanding from beginning to end

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vipBruncher (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

The friend I was meeting had recommended this place, and I'm glad she did! The food was yummy - we met for brunch, and they had options for both breakfast-type food and more traditional (and savory) tapas. We also had the option of ordering any item a la carte, so you could get one pancake or piece of french toast alongside a breakfast meal, without having to order two complete meals. It was also quiet enough for us to have a lovely catch-up conversation without having to shout. The weather may have dissuaded many people from going out for breakfast - we met at 10am, which is normally a busy time. Definitely a new favorite place!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was extremely good and service was great, all the food came out pretty quick and was cooked to perfection. Our server had great drink and food suggestions for us. All around great meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Our server gave us excellent service. We were celebrating a birthday at brunch on Saturday. They treated us with a glass of champagne and dessert. That made our experience extra special. The food was very flavorful.

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Maverick923 (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Fabulous! Hadn't been there in a long time, so didn't know the chef had changed, but every course was fabulous--we did the luxury wine paired courses - yumm!
Mateo, our waiter, was SO KNOWLEDGABLE, and courteous and proficient, as were all the other staff who kept appearing throughout our dining experience.

I mentioned sadness that the chocolate croquettes I had so fondly remembered were no longer on the menu, and they brought us complimentary chocolate bon bons as a substitute. (Quite nice! Still would like to see the croquettes back, though...)

The ham croquettes were maybe my favorite, but the bruschetta course was oh so good!!, the beef filet was perfectly prepared, and the seafood paella, the last, crowning course, was so good - but truth be told, most of it came home--was absolutely satiated, and very content!

Indeed, a very pricey evening, but was extremely pleased with the fabulously prepared food, wine pairings, and the kind of service you always hope for! Thank you for a great evening!

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