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The Merchant, Boston, MA

The Merchant

4.5
4.5
1046 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Merchant is a big space that served for more than a century as a leather store. We've brought in high-top tables near the windows ... a 40-foot bar on one side of the room … and more formal dining spots on the opposite side. We have a semi-private dining room in back, and another private dining room downstairs. For our menu, we make almost all of our fare from scratch. Executive chef Ignacio Lopez previously worked at both Beat Hotel in Cambridge and Tuscan Kitchen in Burlington. Chef Lopez cures and smokes all the meat in house. Our burger is top-notch, as are other dishes like house-made Gnochhi, Roasted Organic Chicken Breaks, and Steak Frites. The Merchant serves salads, sandwiches ($12-$19), and more for the lunch rush. And for dinner, we are a full-service brasserie (with most entrees ranging from $22-$28). The bar has 30+ rotating beers on tap, many of them locally brewed, plus a full selection of craft cocktails to serve our patrons, including the after-work crowd.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:15 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:45 pm Bar Mon–Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 482-6060
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ignacio Lopez
  • Private party facilities
    The Merchant offers a variety of private dining options, including 2 private dining rooms, to cater to each individual client from business meetings and social events to bridal showers, baby showers and holiday parties.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (617) 482-6060
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Crossing
  • Cross street
    Arch St
  • Parking details
    Validated parking available at 33 Arch Street parking garage. Entrance to garage on Hawley St
  • Public transit
    We are a short walk from the Downtown Crossing T stop on the red and orange lines. We are a slightly longer walk from Park Street station on the green line or State Street on the blue line. And we are close to all bus lines that service Downtown Crossing.
  • Entertainment
    Live Jazz Brunch on Sundays 11am-3pm
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,046 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,046 Reviews
  1. Lucky0leary

    Greater Boston

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is good and reasonably priced for a very casual luncheon.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant is really only mediocre. I think people’s food expectations are very low.

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  3. Great

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    simple and easy space to grab a drink, meal, and chat

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  4. Anna

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The cocktails here are varied and delicious. I really like the togarashi fries! I think the salads are delicious but too expensive for what you get.

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  5. MelissaM

    Montreal

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Considering It was busy, our food came quickly. We had the skirt steak and the cod-both were tasty. I appreciate the accommodation the chef made for my allergy. The manager was quick to help out his servers, which makes for a well-organized restaurant. The interior is beautiful. A great dinner experience.

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  6. Daniel

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great New York Style Restaurant right downtown...great for pre-theatre dinner

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  7. Datenight

    Dublin

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! Always a good time. Look forward to coming back.

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  8. dinerwithawhiner

    Greater Boston

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, fast service even in a busy night. Attentive service. Food was delicious

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  9. RockyP

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious meal. Great service. Went for Valentine’s Day and I had the cod with shrimp risotto which was prepared perfectly-very moist and flavorful

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  10. BradM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for a pre-theatre meal. Excellent food and ambiance, efficient service, definitely recommend.

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FAQs

The Merchant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 482-6060.

The Merchant is rated 4.5 stars by 1046 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Merchant

60 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02110

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Arch St
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Crossing
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:15 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:45 pm Bar Mon–Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Validated parking available at 33 Arch Street parking garage. Entrance to garage on Hawley St
  • Public transit
    We are a short walk from the Downtown Crossing T stop on the red and orange lines. We are a slightly longer walk from Park Street station on the green line or State Street on the blue line. And we are close to all bus lines that service Downtown Crossing.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ignacio Lopez
  • Entertainment
    Live Jazz Brunch on Sundays 11am-3pm
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 482-6060
  • Private party facilities
    The Merchant offers a variety of private dining options, including 2 private dining rooms, to cater to each individual client from business meetings and social events to bridal showers, baby showers and holiday parties.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (617) 482-6060
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