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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!
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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
9th Street and Hennepin Avenue
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
First time at Mercy. We ordered the Filet and the scallops. Also ordered the Poke as a appetizer and two sides-green beans and brussel sprouts. The meat and scallops were both done nicely and to order. The Poke was okay, but for $16, should have been better. The risotto pasty. The service left me wanting to be elsewhere. But since it was a special night out for our son and his wife, I was unwilling to make our dissatisfaction known.
I might try back for a happy hour but will likely not return for a meal.
Poor service, the menu had tons of GF items on the menu (one of the reasons why we decided this place) for our NYE dinner! The entree we wanted that was GF was not and asked why does it state that on the menu and there wasn’t a good explanation why. My steak was screwed up 2 times and very slow service.
We had excellent service and enjoyed some unusual menu items. Our choices were mostly familiar foods, but with an interesting twist. For instance, I chose a delicious crab grilled cheese sandwich. My date had lobster corn chowder. Our entrees were also very good. We were going to a show at The Orpheum, and the location really could not have been better!
The prices were too high for the quality and quantity of food. The NO substitution rule for this type of restaurant is unheard of. The soup and the fries were cold. The soup tasteless as well. The best part of our sandwich meals was the backed potato that we paid for al a carte. Sorry I would not go back. The servers were too busy to take care of the simplest request like butter and salt/pepper.
Just Okay for Me - We were looking for a new place to dine downtown, and thought we'd give Mercy a try. We dined on Christmas Eve. The service was poor. Our server seemed overwhelmed, and bus service was all but nonexistent, as the dishes from our appetizers were not cleared until we were finished with our entrees. Food was ok overall, although one in our party had to send their dish back as it was not prepared as noted on the menu. We also found the menu lacking in variety. May try checking it out for lunch, but doubtful we'll be back for dinner.
We had four people dine. A couple of people thought their food was good. I had the grilled cheese crab sandwich which was marginal. My husband had a steak. He said it was good but there was nothing that came with it such as a veggie, salad, etc. I thought the steak was over priced. I felt the dining room was very loud and it was hard to have a conversation.
My bf and I went to the Library Lounge before our 7pm dinner reservations. Loved the ambiance and coziness of the downstairs bar. When we headed upstairs for dinner, we were told there'd be a 10-minute wait. We got seated at a corner table which was nice. Ordered a bottle of wine and the waiter brought the wrong wine. We chose not to say anything, but that should have been a good warning about the rest of the evening. He took awhile to take our order- it took over 90 minutes for us to get our entrees. They claimed the kitchen was behind schedule due to a large group. I did get the lobster corn chowder which wasn't very flavorful and barely any lobster. The entrees (pot roast and scallops) were amazing though! Overall, we were at the restaurant for dinner for close to 2 1/2 hours just for a bottle of wine, soup and two entrees. Waiter seemed to forget we had our tab so waited awhile there too. Good thing we went to the Nutcracker show beforehand! Wait staff was friendly enough so no complaints there.
The food was fine but overpriced. The salmon entree for $32 was equivalent to a $20 salmon entree at a chain restaurant. We ordered dessert but after 20 minutes had to cancel them as we had to leave for a show.
Overall, the location is convenient but the food was just okay and overpriced.
Love the creative show themed menus! Always our first pick for theatre night! Service is excellent and personal! Love that the employees also get to try the delicious specials prior to us arriving! Will definitely be back! The only and I mean only thing that is a tad disappointing is how loud it can get, but the food tends to be so delicious you don’t notice after a bit.
We were excited for this experience, however, a series of unfortunate events has cemented our decision to never go here again.
When we arrived, our reservation wasn't found, so we were seated at the bar (not a problem for us). While we told the hostess that we had tickets to a show and needed speedy service, we waited 15 mins for our server to arrive. He was apologetic, and took our entire order, and kindly recommended that we stick to appetizers because there was no time for entrees - understandable. Water was never refreshed. Our food arrived and our drinks had not as yet. We asked the server (different than our main server) that our drinks hadn't arrived and whether he could check on this - he said he would. Almost 10 mins later, when we were 3/4 of the way done with our food, we were able to flag our original server, and commented that we still hadn't received our drinks.
He was apologetic, but given the series of things that went wrong, it just left an uneasy feeling with regards to the night.
The couple that was seated next to us also had some disputes wtih their servers, and we commented on the service - they also agreed that the night had been a bust because everything had gone wrong with their order and service as well.
Given the proximity of this restaurant to Hennepin's many theatres, it would have been an obvious choice for future show's pre dinner experience, but we are crossing it out of our list.
We had a really tasty dinner at Mercy Friday night. It was great to see it so busy and buzzing with a good crowd in both the dining room and bar. The food was really good -- we had the salmon poke (delicious!), crab fried rice (good), and beer can chicken (really yummy, just needed a bit more sauce). We had a 6:30 reservation (with tix to a show at the State/next door at 8:00). We were seated about 5 minutes late as we had to wait quite a while for the valet to take our car. That was no big deal ... but we were virtually ignored for over 10 minutes. No one came to take our order, no one stopped by our table, or said they'd be with us soon. That's a long time at a nice restaurant. There was a waitress tending to tables right next to us so we finally stopped her and asked if our table was in someone's section. She said it was hers and she hadn't noticed us. How that's possible when we were practically on top of the table next to us I don't know. I thought a good waiter was always scanning their section? She said she was really busy so that's why she didn't notice us. Then she said she could take our order and said we had to put it all in right then -- drinks, starter, entree. Brusk, but OK, we could live with it. She said since it was 6:50 anything we ordered needed to come all at once -- we hadn't allowed enough time before our show to do otherwise so there wouldn't be time to serve us a starter first, then an entree. We said we had a 6:30 reservation and she said so you've been sitting here for 20 minutes? It was more of a "no, the customer isn't right" challenge. Again, not what I'd expect at a nice restaurant. In the end we had a delicious meal, made it to our show in time, and she became very friendly and normally attentive. But it was not a good start and didn't position Mercy well from a service POV.
Wonderful! The food was exceptional! The Paku Fish Ribs were unexpected and delicious. The Pork Chop and Scallops were perfectly cooked and deeply flavored. The service was very good overall, though they weren’t as attentive to the water bottle. We will DEFINITELY be going back!
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