About Mercy Bar & Dining Room

Mercy Bar and Dining Room is a new concept in downtown Minneapolis featuring modern American comfort food. We have created a space that is fun, inviting and above all else, comfortable. Chef Mike Rakun and his team bring you casual and delicious food. The menu is designed to please all the senses and desires one will have when dining out, utilizing only the highest quality ingredients. We have everything from delicious salads and sandwiches to seafood, steaks and oysters that are flown in daily. You’ll be right at home at Mercy Bar and Dining Room whether you’re meeting friends for brunch, stopping in for happy hour, or bringing a date for dinner.

Remember to check out our lower level Library Lounge for a cocktail or a game of chess. Mercy boasts a beautiful patio that is wrapped in ivy and other foliage. A great escape in the heart of downtown!

Rick Nelson, from the Star Tribune, named us Top 5 Burgers in Minneapolis!

901 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am

Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
9th Street and Hennepin Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 252-7000

Website:
http://mercympls.com/

Entertainment:
Join us for our Saints and Sinners Brunch on Sundays. Featuring DJ at noon.

Executive Chef:
Mike Rakun

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Let us do the cooking!!! Come enjoy our regular menu as well as a Thanksgiving menu with all the holiday fixin's!!

Private Dining

We have 7 different private spaces for parties from 2-250. The Mercy Rooftop is fully enclosed, with 270 degrees of windows and a wrap around balcony. The Gallery and Mercy Ballroom can seat up to 250 for a seated dinner. Our Barrel Room is perfect for an intimate group of 20.

Mercy Bar & Dining Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (47)
Good for a Date (39)
Creative Cuisine (32)
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Special Occasion (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Casual (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Fun (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Happy Hour (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Romantic (9)
People Watching (8)
Authentic (7)
Healthy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Cozy (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

We have eaten here three times since we been staying on property; as far we have tried items from their breakfast, brunch, and dinner menu. Breakfast and brunch have been very delicious and satisfying! Though my only concern would be that the restaurant did not acknowledge us celebrating a birthday when I did put it in our brunch reservation.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Or server was excellent. The food was very tasty, but the portions are a bit small for the price. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. Delicious oysters!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Great scallops!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food. Kitchen was a little off in their timing, but our server over came these issues and we had a great night overall.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Don't forget dessert! Their ice cream sandwich is amazing and can easily be split between two people. The one that I had was salted caramel ice cream with a chocolate cake. Their cocktail list is also great. I believe, but I could be wrong, that the cocktail program was started by an Eat Street Social alum. So you know it's good. Overall, a great place to go before a show and a great place for groups-- they can handle them.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Dining room was quiet . Menu is a bit strange, but every item we ordered was delicious

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Dined at Mercy before a 7 PM show downtown. Staff was good about understanding our timing. Great menu and attentive service. Good experience overall. Will go back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Friendly service, but not especially fast. Food was good, not great. My duck came out lukewarm after a long wait. Shortly after we were served, waiters were warning others of a backup in the kitchen. All of this on a Sunday at 5:30. They need to take it up a notch.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We chose to eat at Mercy since it was across the street from the Orpheum and we had 6:30 theater tickets. We had a 5:00 dinner reservation and waited unusually long for the waitress to come and take our drink order. So when she arrived we placed our drink and dinner order right away. We ordered off their theater menu thinking those entrees would come up quickly. We had our salad by 5:30. But our dinner entrees didn't come until 6:05, so we felt rushed to eat so we could leave by 6:20. Our theater menu included a dessert, but they had to box it up because there was not enough time to eat it. The food was good, our waitress was fine, but we were very disappointed in the kitchen's service. It should not have taken that long to serve us our meals.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A very delightful prelude to the theater. Their theater menu offering was ample size and ready quickly providing for a leisurely dinner. The Walleye option was wonderful with the side salad. Will definitely be back soon.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Pleasant,good service but my meal was a little over sauced.
Caveat...difficult evening for the restaurant with 2 shows starting at same time .Our server was excellent under the pressure of a full house.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great addition to the Hennepin Avenue restaurants and perfect spot for a nice meal across the street from the Orpheum Theatre. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly - answered questions about the menu and seemed excited to be there. Food was outstanding - great salads - got the Crab Grilled Cheese and their signature burger so we could each sample. Home made chips and spicy catsup. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our salmon meals were good, roasted Brussels sprouts and wilted spinach salad first courses salty.
Pork and white bean soup excellent.
Service very nice, all 3 times we were there with elderly mother using a walker during our Theater evening and afternoon.
The restrooms needed attention with overflowing trash, empty soap dispensers.
Very convenient for theatre but I think I preferred previous restaurant in that space.

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great service, creative food, nice atmosphere. We stopped in after a matinee at the Orpheum across the street. Our server was very attentive and friendly. The menu has some creative dishes as well as familiar standbys. We had the shrimp and octopus ceviche and a crab grilled cheese. Both were really good! My son had a house made ice cream sandwich for dessert that was amazing. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Terrible wine list. Food was OK. Need to do better.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is a restaurant which has changed names several times, and never seems to get its act together to have fabulous food. It's got a great location, right across the street from the Orpheum and only a block from the State Theater. I will probably go here again because of the location, but the food was good not great. Two of us had the Shepherds Pie and I had the crab and rice. The Shepherds Pie was a little thin I was told. And the crab was okay but I was hoping for more crab.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were there for a Broadway touring show and the menu with the show theme was fun and delicious! Helped make the evening special.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great spot. Bailey, our server was knowledgeable about the menu....gave us good suggestions, "gave great service and got us out in time to make our concert"...the crab grilled cheese was wonderful, also tried the cheese burger (it was great and done to perfection) spinach salad was tasty, and buffalo fish was something we never tried before...was good! Oh and the ceviche was excellent!!! Will definitely go back and try more of the menu, a great fusion of Midwest comfort food and Florida flavors. Next time will try the mussels, they looked awesome.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food took too long to come to table. Otherwise, it was a good meal and a nice experience.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Had a great meal here! The service was good, friendly and paid attention to our need to get to the theater.
The crab claws were fabulous! As were the French Fries. My friends shared a generous Pastrami sandwich which they said was scrumptious. Will definitely eat here again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

First time at Mercy for BDay occasion. Food and service were very good. Would definitely recommend! We dine out a lot and were very pleased.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was OK, nothing special. Went there for restaurant week and left thinking that I should have made another choice. Food was expensive but not worth the value.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Brought my adult daughter to Mercy Dining room for dinner when she was visiting from out-of-town. She had the Pesto Pasta Shrimp. She said the Bow-tie Pasta was OK but the shrimp was excellent. She is a "Foodie" who lives in Chicago and is pretty familiar with good food.
It was restaurant week and I ordered off that menu. The Potato Leek soup was fantastic. The Slow Roasted Salmon was good. The roasted Potatoes which came with it was exceptional. I finished with the "Ice Cream Sandwich"which was fair.

My daughter wants to go back for lunch the next time she comes to town.

The room was a bit noisy but we still managed to have a decent conversation.

I liked the general "feel" and ambience. I will go back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good lively atmosphere. Apps: skip the shishito peppers, order the pizza rolls. Entree: get the scallops, fresh and light.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a few appetizers and split a steak. The steak was TOP notch. The rest was bland and uninspired. The by the bottle wine list is impressive but it doesn't carry over to the by the glass list. Frustrating. Unbelievably slow service and we arrived well before the rush. Everything was just okay as a whole.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

It was just ok. We were wedged in to a small corner, we're not asked about appetizers, specials, ec. No bread before our food arrived. Steaks were fair, hard.y char-grilled, and warm, not jot, fries (side) arrived after we fins he'd our steaks. Honestly, $100 for two steaks and an ice tea is exfssive, I feel like I could have gotten much better at someplace like Capital Grill for the same money. Doubtful I would go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our wait staff was wonderful! It was odd we kept getting others orders brought to our table but folks were friendly and appreciative of our redirection. The food tasted good. The kitchen was slow ... we were headed to a show so that was a concern. We were well accommodated for all barriers. We would return and did the same evening after the show for drinks and desert in the Library. I think planning for the restaurant to be the outing rather than a stop as part of an evening would be a good direction.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Some issues with the service. Our order was messed up and took a long time to get the correct meal. We were eating there because it was close to a music venue. Would've hoped that things would run smoother for a restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis that's close to theaters, venues, etc. They seemed a bit overwhelmed.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Much noisier than when we've been there on Friday nights at a similar time. Food was excellent, as usual. Sechuan string beans could have been spicier and crisper. Main course(duck breast) was lukewarm. No time to send it back.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Rather noisy (we prefer quiet and went at 5:30 on a Thursday afternoon before a show). The food was excellent - calamari, bow tie shrimp pesto, Sechuan green beans (could have been a little more spicy), French Fries with Bernaise sauce, a “Brookie” for my husband’s birthday (on the house!) Would definitely go again, but at a more quiet time.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We loved the library space down stairs, it was really nice! Upstairs dining was cute, but still gave me an upscale dinner. We ordered the beer canned chicken, and my half was undercooked. They took it back and refunded me half the chicken. So yeah, over all it was an alright experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Mostly a hit but some bumps along the way.
The hostess needs some training. She left me standing without acknowledgment for 5 mins while she read a card. Then when we came up to be seated she ignored us again and we were seated by a more attentive employee.
The bartender was excellent. Waiter very good. Food, excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great service and great night! The restaurant was kind of quiet for a Saturday night but we didn't mind--made it easy to hear. Menu was filled with variety though small cocktail menu. Order the garlic bread and the gin drink! The steak was also very good. Then go downstairs to library bar for after dinner cocktails.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Horrible experience! The waiter didn't even come to the table until 10+ minutes after being seated. He treated us like children trying to make sure we made our show at the State Theater. Told us what to order so we won't be late, but then told us he can't bring us what we ordered. He even brought us food we didn't order instead of what we ordered because they were out of it. Normal waiters ask what you want instead! Even thought he chose the substitute which we didn't like, he still charged us for it. All the food came of at different times and nothing was served hot! LUKE WARM SOUP WAS GROSS!

No dinning plates were provided, we had to eat off of bread plates! $40 of crab with nowhere to dispose of the shells!

Food was below average in taste and quality. Don't know how they can stay in business?

Asked for a manager, which never came yo the table. Waiter was young, arrogant and inexperienced!

All around horrible!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I ordered the filet and it was one of the best I've had in town! The food was very good and the cocktails were fine but not amazing. Great location for dinner before or after a show.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fantastic meal. Great tasting menu. Can't wait to go back!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Mercy is not-to-be-missed! It was the best restaurant experience we'd had in a long time. We had been "striking out" with restaurants lately, but Mercy came through for us. All four of us loved our meals and the service was genuine, pleasant and attentive. Everything from the chips and dip (try it!) to the salad to the steak to the dessert.... it was all great. There was an energetic buzz in the background, but it was a very tolerable noise level. Thanks, Mercy, for a wonderful evening. We discovered the lower level library bar as we were walking out -- next time we'll stop there too. It looks like the perfect place to hang out!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was satisfactory: nothing special, nothing bad either just meh! We were there on a Saturday @6 pm pre theater event. They were busy and the noise level was deafening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

First visit since transition from Marin - on a Sat night. Loved the food - healthy, interesting, flavorful and wonderful tasting. Cocktails also were fabulous. Server was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and honest about portion sizes, sweetness of drinks, etc. I loved the coziness of Marin décor, but Mercy is also great - much lighter and with a more energetic vibe. Noise level was moderate - we had a corner table and that helped to converse. Specially loved the Dill Caiprihina and the ceviche - would come back just for these! Only issue we had was that entrees were delivered 5 minutes after ceviche starter, though waiter apologized for this, and drinks took a very long time to get. One note - Smith and Currens cocktail was very good, but not at all like original - could not taste the Cream de Cacao at all....so be aware. All in all we enjoyed the visit and will definitely return.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Really liked the library bar and the service was good overall. The best part of the meal was the ceviche. Think the food was overpriced and not worth the cost.

Tags: Happy Hour
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