The Mercer OTR
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
grilled allez sourdough, ricotta, port wine onion jam
two patties, boursin, bacon, caramelized onion, arugula
Glad it’s back - with great craft cocktails, friendly staff and tempting menu, so we had to try multiple items to share.
Great food and drinks
Excellent food with a nice, quiet atmosphere. Our server was attentive and our food came at a good pace so we didn’t feel rushed.
Outstanding restaurant. Food was amazing and the services were overall outstanding.
Service was excellent. Salmon was amazing.
The banquets with glass partitions between them make for a quiet and cozy setting. There were 4 of us eating 3 different entrees and all were happy with them. Salads were especially good. And don't miss the Allez baguettes with salted butter!
We have been patrons of the Mercer for years. We celebrate special occasions there as well as dine before attending the Ensemble. We were happy to hear they had reopened and decided to celebrate our release from the shut dwn at the Mercer.
I called to find that most of out favorite ppl were no longer employed there but we were interested to explore the changes. Our server, Dante, was very gd and the food was excellent from apps to main course. But, when we got out checks we weere amazed. One Stoli drink was $17.00 the cost for the bread outrageous and the app?? The coffee was not up to their previous standard (no French press) and weak.
I ask to speak to the manager and Matt came to our table and actually LISTENED to our issues and he made it right. This is very gd customer service and we will be back.
Delicious food though I felt that warm olives should never be pitted, and the black ones should be more like unpitted kalamata. I’m a picky olive person.
Great service and wonderful atmosphere. But they need to add more new things to menu. Food is always good.
I loved The Mercer pre-pandemic and was excited to go back. I was pretty disappointed. Mediocre food for a premium price. A very small Amish chicken breast with a sparse sprinkle of mushrooms and asparagus and 5 not very tasty gnocchi for $29. Bread service consisted of 3 small slices for 2 people. I dunno - I hope they get it back to where they were in 2019...
The entire experience was phenomenal. Shoutout to the new bar manager Enisa!
So glad to be back at the Mercer. Always good
Perfect in every way!!!
The staff went above and beyond, with great service and recommendations. Food was wonderful and I was so glad to see them open.
Fries are still some of the best in town!! Glad they are re-opened.
The revamped menu is a winner! We were a party of three and we all ordered different items. Every dish was amazing. Service was great. Love the ambiance. The Mercer is now one of our favorite restaurants!
Excellent food and a fantastic staff. Delish cocktails too!
This was our first visit back since the pandemic. Our service from A. J. was excellent as was the dinner.
Here for a graduation dinner. Service was very friendly and attentive without being too much, food and wine were great with servers who knew everything about it, ambiance was good. Worth the trip!
Open table app showed more vegan/vegetarian options.
When we got to the restaurant, they actually had no entrees or options. What they did have was salads and vegetable side items. I was let down by this.
Other than that, enjoyed the experience.
Server, Hannah, was attentive, knew menu very well, and was friendly without being hovering. Good job Hannah!
GM stopped by a couple times to make sure all was well, thank you. Food was cooked perfectly and came out of kitchen hot and well presented. We were impressed.
This place is dead. There is no atmosphere and the service unfortunately was bad. Not a single vegetarian dish on the menu (besides the normal salad options).
Food was just “ok”.
Birthday celebration. Melissa is absolutely amazing and extremely attentive. Great food and atmosphere. Made you feel welcome
Fine menu offerings, helpful, attentive, not intrusive service, delicious food and beverages.
Fabulous food, service, friendly staff
Our server was not very prompt. She forgot about the butter and the special salt with the bread.
Amazing experience.The head chef must be a genius. From the service to the actual food: 10/10! Thank you. My girlfriend and I were impressed.
It was good to back in otr. Drinks and service were outstanding. The food wasn’t quite as good as I expected but it was still a good meal. It was great to be back in one of our favorite places.
So glad they are back open! The food is great and the service is next level! One of our favorite places downtown!
My first time to this restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised! Everything from the appetizers (best crab cakes I have ever had, I think), to the special burger of the night (Boursin Burger, so good that I ordered a second one) and the dessert (chocolate cake paired with butterscotch pudding). I left that night completely full and happy. I will definitely be back and will probably end up getting some of that amazing bacon!
It was so wonderful to be with people again!!! Other than a slight mix up with our seperate checks everything was terrific.
with the new menu out it's apparent that a pasta dish or two are needed. other than that, bravo to the team.
It was a nice intimate dinner. The staff was wonderful and very accommodating. Also the food was prompt and delicious.
It was great
Had a great experience!
Great food and service. Must go
Great food and great service. Loved the pork buns!
It is so good to see The Mercer open again. The menu is similar to what I remember: a number of small dishes and a small number of "larger plates", which seems to be an approach many Cincinnati restaurants are going too recently. We had several small plates, all of which we would get again. I had three glasses of wines to accompany the food; all were excellent re: by-the-glass pours standards. Bottle wine prices are reasonable, with lower mark-ups than most better Cincinnati restaurants. Service was a highlight of the evening. Our server was very patient with our info requests, as were the GM and bar manager. We learned a lot about new after dinner type drinks. All-in-all a fine dining experience; we will return often.
Mel the bartender was excellent and super customer oriented
The Mercer OTR is rated 4.6 stars by 1162 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.