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The Merc, Saratoga Springs, NY

The Merc

4.5
4.5
341 Reviews
$30 and under
American
At The Merc, our menu is inspired by our love for people and American dining. It's familiar and comforting with quality and value being our top priority. From the service to the dishes and signature cocktails, we are fully committed to giving our guests the experience they deserve.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon, Wed–Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 886-8479

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Saratoga Springs

  • Cross street

    Caroline Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Great for Brunch

  • Upstate New York

    Great for Lunch

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  1. M

    Melanie

    Greensboro

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun place for brunch. Great menu with some interesting variations on Brunch. Service was friendly and efficient. Breakfast burrito was delicious.
  2. TW

    TimW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yum! 👍🏻👏🏻🎉🥯🥖🧇🥓☕️🍷 Fun. Pretty. Delicious.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful drinks and the service was exceptional!
  4. ML

    MeghanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought colleagues to The Merc for their very first visit. They all loved the food as much as I do. Brady was fabulous! Kind and responsive!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the merc! I had only been for brunch and so happy we decided to try dinner. It was the perfect dinner out.
  6. JV

    JennV

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Muscles were Shelly and not great - limited menu
  7. MB

    MariaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an excellent dinner on Friday night. I got the pork schnitzel which was fantastic and my husband got the roasted chicken which he enjoyed. Ambiance was pleasant, service was friendly and food was delicious. It was a perfect date night spot.
  8. EM

    ElaineM

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious meal and excellent service. I had the vegetarian “No Huevos” rancheros and my friend had French toast. Both were really good.
  9. BM

    BethM

    Fargo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food.
  10. AH

    AnnH

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and ambiance. Food was good and plentiful. Could expand menu but reasonable
  11. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Wonderful ambiance but from the start, the server misunderstood a drink order. They offered to change it but I declined. My food (salmon) was dry and while the vegetables were nicely done and moist in their own right, a sauce or juice would have made the dish dramatically better. Service was prompt and the server came back more than once to see how things were. If I were to go back, I'd have to take responsibility for ordering in greater detail, although I hate to have to deal with it.
  12. l

    lazz

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    Orders took forever from drinks to food. The noise level was so loud we had to shout at each other.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    I was a bit taken back honestly. The service was horrible. I got freezing cold eggs Benedict about an hour after we ordered the food. My husband got burning hot blueberries on his French toast which tells me it was sitting out and had to get reheated. Yikes. I never got the highchair I asked for. Just a mess overall in the service department and it really wasn’t busy. We drove a long way and were really looking forward to this meal too. Hopefully it was a fluke.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I have gone to the Merc for brunch a few times now. I got the chicken and waffles and it was amazing. It was the perfect portion too. The bottomless mimosa deal is unbeatable and our server was wonderful.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    How come I never knew about the Merc! Will definitely go back!
  16. PB

    PatrickB

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    It’s a small town, this is a nice place. Would recommend.
  17. L

    Louis

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place, just a bit loud. Cocktails were very good. Beer served in a warm glass was less enjoyable. Burgers wee very good, but fries had little taste and plate was over flowing with a mix of old and newly cooked fries. Overall, a good meal, just inconsistent quality. Service was good.
  18. JR

    JessiR

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had brunch on a Monday morning. Our server, Maddy, was fabulous- very attentive, super helpful and friendly. The pancakes came out, looking very thick and fluffy, unfortunately, they were also very undercooked and doughy inside. Maddy was apologetic & understanding and took the pancakes back. The friends with Benedicts was delicious and the chicken and waffles was to die for! We will be back and will have to try the dinner menu next time!
  19. PS

    PeggyS

    Washington DC

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time to this restaurant and enjoyed it very much. Our server Amber was great.
  20. SK

    SallyK

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Best burger in Saratoga. That says it all. Fries came to the table cold (which we realized a little too late or would have sent them back) but those burgers were off the charts delicious.
  21. KS

    KathyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious lunch
  22. K

    Kathleen

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have had both brunch and dinner at The Merc now. Both dining experiences exceptional! The staff is friendly and helpful. The food is delicious. The ambiance wonderful. Nothing not to like about The Merc!
  23. C

    Chuckk

    New York Area

    111 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service very spotty in beginning - close to 30 minutes before we had a cocktail. Food pretty good - salmon and Cajun pasta special.
  24. k

    keisemann61

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner with our daughter during parent’s weekend. Food and service were fantastic.
  25. NP

    NickP

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. Went for dinner and brunch. Unlimited mimosas was a great price. Food was very good. Would highly recommend
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Usually a good experience for a casual dinner but disappointed in dinner choices and quality. Orzo soup was heavy celery stock with lack of flavor,
  27. JG

    JG11

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great Eggs Benedict and Mimosa. Restaurant was very busy so service was a little slower than usual. Will definitely be back!
  28. SG

    ShawnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal in a perfect atmosphere! Truly enjoyed!
  29. d

    debf

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it there always!! Food great, servers all so knowledgeable and sweet and a very happy atmosphere.
  30. CP

    ChristineP

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, good food, fun vibe. Loved the Brussels!
  31. KG

    KarinG

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Longer than expected delivery of food,but when it arrived it was very good. Don't be in a rush.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service and great food
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy The Merc when visiting Saratoga!
  34. LC

    LitaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Definitely looking forward to coming back! The food was delicious and our waiter did a great job with it being her second day :)
  35. MB

    MeredithB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the building and ambiance. Food was delicious. Our waitress Erica was very friendly and engaged.
  36. AM

    AdeleM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The chicken& waffles were amazing. Was very crowded. But worth the wait.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible. I mean really incredible. We didn’t get to eat everywhere in Saratoga Springs, but we ate ou a lot and this was the BEST. Order the Chicken and Waffles. You’re welcome.
  38. EJ

    EmilyJane

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    This was our first time to The Merc and we had high hopes because of the reviews. It was a bad experience. They were clearly understaffed (and we are pretty understanding considering it’s a current problem everywhere). We arrived promptly at 7, had ordered our drinks by 7:03, and didn’t receive them until 7:30. Our waitress was really apologetic, but almost 30 minutes for one glass of wine and one cocktail is pretty outrageous. The food was okay, not great. The fries weren’t super fresh. Caesar salad was good but nothing to write home about. Brussel sprouts were yummy but not the best in town. Overall it wasn’t a good experience and we won’t be returning.
  39. JR

    JeanetteR

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. The tomato soup is a must. So delicious. Good cocktails also!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Erica is absolutely amazing. She is so personable and fun. We loved having here be our waitress.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Merc offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 886-8479.

The Merc is rated 4.5 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for The Merc

430 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Caroline Street

  • Neighborhood

    Saratoga Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon, Wed–Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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