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Mercy Bar & Dining Room

207 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Comfort Food
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  • Pre/post Theatre (55)
  • Good for a Date (40)
  • Special Occasion (35)
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!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Comfort Food, Steak, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(612) 252-7000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mike Rakun
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Cross street
9th Street and Hennepin Avenue
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

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.

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What 207 People Are Saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined a day ago

The food was delicious. Our waitress was very attentive to our needs. Will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and co workers.

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

First time back since it reopened. Happy to find same great chef...
New menu is a blend of delicious seafood & "comfort food."
Lot's more dishes to try. "Mercy" Me....We'll be back.
Ask for Rebekah to be your server....she's great!

Ringlets (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

We loved it! Yummy, interesting food and really neat ambience. Perfect for before or after theater.

Karen (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Half price wines were awesome. Food fantastic! Loved meeting the chef

vipgoodeater (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed dinner here before a show at the Orpheum. Great service from Chris. They recently introduced a 1/2-off wine list with some great values. Food was all very good, and my husband especially appreciated the thoughtful vegetable preparations. Only small complaint is that things rolled out a bit quickly considering we had alloted 2 hours for dinner, but minor quibble. Recommend the salmon entree.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We visited the Mercy Restaurant before a play at the Orpheum. We had eggs Benedict with a small green salad. Eggs were done perfectly!! Love this restaurant. The servers were exceptional.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great pre-theater dinner spot. The service is great.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Overall, this was a good experience. My pot roast was amazing, and my wife really enjoyed her scallops as well. the only "downer" was the crab fried rice. When it was placed in front of us, we were SO excited. it was a generous portion topped with sliced avocado. However, both my wife and I experienced multiple pieces of crab shell (my first one was really big) that pretty much ruined it for us, as we were more focused on feeling for more shells instead of enjoying the flavor.

All in all, it's hard not to recommend mercy though. Good wine list, overall good food and a great location for theater at The Orpheum.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

We have dined a few times at Mercy since its across the street from the Orpheum and we have season tickets. We were surprised to see that they have changed their menu significantly scaling back on delicious menu items and the prices have really increased! Not sure what was going on when we were there, we arrived about 15 minutes before our reservation. It was 5:15 p.m. and the restaurant was basically empty. The hostess said she would not seat us until 5:30 p.m. because she needed to seat all the 5:15 p.m. reservations. The funny thing, we were the only people in line. Eventually they came to the bar and seated us early. The food is fantastic but there is always something a little different at this restaurant and it is pricey with a more limited menu now.

vipPretheater (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Really enjoyed our dinner at Mercy. Service was prompt and attentive throughout our dinner. I had the salmon which was perfectly cooked and accompanied by roasted vegetables. My friend had the scallops accompanied by risotto which she said was excellent. Mercy has a nice variety of wines by the glass. It’s a bit noisy for conversation but that’s more a personal preference; others might not mind the noise level. Will
definitely return for another pre-theater dinner.

VDayexpectationmet (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We went for Valentine's Day and shared their coursing menu. The first course was an assortment of cold seafood items - oysters, shrimp, scallops and ceviche. We didn't have a lot of experience in this area, so it was nice to taste for the first time samples of each. Really enjoyed the ceviche.

We then had a soup and salad for the next course - both were delicious - the soup was cream-based with bacon and another protein (I can't recall) and the salad was asparugus, arugula, egg, etc... Very tasty!

Main courses were a steak and a fish entree - both were extremely tasty - especially like the seafood cornbread. Dessert was a shared ice cream and cheesecake combo.

Overall the food was delicious - we were very satisfied though I did a poor job describing (it's been over a week from the actual meal). The price was $110 for both, which seemed maybe a bit steep, or could have included a pairing of wine, etc... Overall, it met our desire for a romantic V-day meal.

JennyL (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We shared the beet and apple salad. It was delicious so I wouldn't recommend sharing. I ordered the salmon and it was a nice sized entree - I could have split it. My husband ordered the duck confit - it was also delicious and a good sized plate. It was busy and a little noisy between 6:30-7:30 but after 7:30 it was cozy and quiet as many diners left to catch a show nearby. We'll definitely return!

Pete (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Mercy. We were attending a play across the street and decided to have dinner prior to the show. We would definitely visit again.

vipBecks13 (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

My group felt that the portions were small compared to what we were being charged. We were also disappointed that the All Day menu isn't really available all day.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service but pot roast was dry and el dente carrots were el crunchy.
Dessert was good.

vipGeegee (Omaha)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I like this place in spite of it being in a hotel. I’m not a big fan of hotel restaurants. I had been here over the summer for lunch and fell in love with the pastrami sandwich. Best pastrami sandwich west of NY/NJ. On open table it is listed on the dinner menu. It is only listed in the bar menu at night but our waiter was very accommodating and I ordered it. It didn’t disappoint. It comes with either fries or salad and I got the salad and it overtook the plate. It was delicious but a bit underdressed. My husband had the shrimp and grits and although the shrimp were over cooked he enjoyed it very much. We shared fried calamari for an appetizer and I liked the fried pickled veggies on the plate but all of the coating had too much corn meal in the coating. It almost tasted sandy. Passed on dessert to catch a show.

vipSBBILA (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

I was underwhelmed by the grilled vegetables with marrow beans (which were pasty, rather than creamy). Friends had the salmon, which seemed to have been a good choice. I would recommend the Brussel Sprouts, which were delicious. Service was slow, particularly since we had a time constraint due to tickets at the State Theater. We made it in time but just barely.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

I realize it was after the Super Bowl Game, but the profanity was not okay. I asked multiple servers to do something about the 2 make Eagles Fans. I was told they are the owners friends, real classy. Also my crab grilled cheese was way salty, all bread and burnt.
Not sure how soon I’ll be coming back!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The service was so bad it was laughable. My friend and i waited 45 minutes past the reservation time to sit. Then another 20 min to get water. Then an hour and a half for dinner - and it came out wrong. Two times. This is not a joke. We only stayed because we were laughing so hard at the catastrophe that was dinner.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We went for super bowl weekend I like seafood my husband likes steak is was great for both.