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About Ten Mercer

World class cuisine meets neighborhood scene. Flavorful artfully presented seasonal dishes, classic cocktails and an award winning wine list served by a professional staff in this Queen Anne neighborhood dinner house. Located near top regional theaters, McCaw Hall and the Key Arena. Ten Mercer is the perfect stop after or before an event and even a better stop during one!

10 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Northwest, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 4:30pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Queen Anne Avenue North

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 691-3723

Website:
http://www.tenmercer.com/

Parking Details:
Non validated valet parking is available in a secure garage Friday and Saturday nights after 5:00 PM. Limited availability, first come first served.

Public Transit:
10 Minute walk Northwest of the Monorail. Served by the 1, 8, 15, 32, 18 and the "D line" Rapid Ride Metro Bus lines.

Executive Chef:
Doug Wilson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ten Mercer Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (37)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for a Date (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Cozy (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Romantic (13)
Casual (13)
Business Meals (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Authentic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

It seemed promising at first, the server told us we needed to order by a certain time as everyone in the restaurant was also going to a 7:30 pm show. We ordered immediately. It took about 30-40" for the food to arrive, but we were fine time-wise. We were finished by 7 pm, which is when I had said we needed to leave by. Then it took the server 10+ minutes to bring the check, and then to return with the credit cards, no explanation for why it took so long. We ended up leaving closer to 7:15 than the requested 7 pm.

Food was only okay. We split a salad, which was very small - it said it had roasted pears, and that was two teeny slices of cold pear.

I ordered the steelhead on the server's recommendation, and it was gummy, not very flavorful - I think it had been frozen, or possibly pre-grilled then heated up again. Anyways, certainly not worth $30.

You can't beat the location if you're attending a performance at Seattle Center, but the food and service were not up to Seattle standards.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Once our sever Realized we were seated in her section our service was impeccable. Her name is Maggie. We had a delicious meal and wonderful drinks.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our waiter was excellent, gave us time and just nice guy. Food was very good. There were 4 of us and we could hear one another as we talked using our normal voices!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went with my girlfriend prior to a show at McCaw. Seated quickly (with reservation) and our server was friendly and knowledgeable. She gave good wine recommendations for our dinners, and helped us sort out what dishes contained dairy ingredients, which my girlfriend cannot have. We both had fish, and our dishes were excellent, fresh, and contained a satisfying portion of food. I would definitely consider coming to this place again, and recommend it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Casual, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We go to 10 Mercer frequently because they serve very good dinners late, which means after the ballet and theater evenings this is a perfect place. We like having dinner after 9 or 10 in the evening.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (France)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Ten Mercer is a good place to go before an event at the Seattle Center. They are used to getting people out in time for the performance. And, the food is good as is the wine list.

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Extremely good food and service. There is *no* foyer to speak of, but they are quick to get you through, if there is space.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Some tasty options, great service, hot food. Street parking proved challenging, to be fair it is downtown.... leave a little early or perhaps use the lot they have.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was nice.
Would have given food a 5 but salmon was over cooked!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Went here before a concert at Key Arena (walking distance) after just randomly choosing a restaurant. Wow. The restaurant is kind of nondescipt but the food here is outstanding. Started with the cheese plate which was presented beautifully. Then had the chicken main course. Juicy, succulent, mouth watering, and seasoned to perfection. I was floored. Best chicken I've ever had at a restaurant. The dessert was equally delicious. Service was attentive without being annoying. Nice wine list too. There is also the most stunning view of the Space Needle. All in all, I'd go back in a heartbeat. Loved it!!!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

perfect steak salad, along with my husband's small steak, our friends' salmon entree and the 4th had a rib eye which he declared was excellent. Service was better than every, and we had a 7:30 show. This is the ideal spot for a before event meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have always had a great dining experience and enjoy the menu and wait staff. Great!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Big delay between courses. We felt almost forgotten. Same sides on both fish and meat dishes. No wifi no goodnight when we left.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Made a reservation for my friend’s 50th Birthday. Our waiter was great, gave us recommendations & helped w/drink selection. Food was good, very tasty & worth the price. I would return...

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was slow even though at 6 on a Saturday the restaurant was not busy. Food was good but not memorable, avoid the mashed garlic potatoes as both of ours were dry. Good for pre theatre due to location but not otherwise a destination restaurant in our opinion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I never send a meal back, but I didn't send back my Opah. Our server Bret, was very quick to offer something else to replace it. While I waited he brought a salad for me that I enjoyed until my replaced meal came that was fantastic! Thanks to a great server to turn a bad experience into again an enjoyable time.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food, great service, central location. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Always have a great time. Brian and his crew really seem excited to make your evening fun and flawless.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great meal...great service...nice to be able to eat late after the theater!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Ten Mercer is a great place to dine before seeing a show. I've been many times. Sadly the Mercer house salad did not live up to my past experience. Hopefully that was a fluke. Crab cakes were excellent.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We return to Ten Mercer as often as we can. The food is always outstanding. The hostess and the wait staff are appropriately friendly and extremely helpful with the menu and wine list. One of us eats gluten-free and has never been disappointed with the choices. Ten Mercer combines well with events at Seattle Center to make for a special evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

LOVE 10 Mercer! We've been coming for many years and have never been disappointed with the menu (although short, everything's delicious!), friendly and efficient servers, and before and after theatre! We took advantage of their Seattle Restaurant Week specials... amazing salmon dinner with salad and dessert for $33!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good atmosphere, great service, good food though overpriced by far IMO.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

So awful. Expensive bland uninspired food. The cocktails were good so that was something. The samosas were greasy and soggy. The gnudi was bland and heavy. The beef medallions were ok. The side veggies weren't awful. Will never return and will discourage anyone from going.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service! Had a nice comfortable feel. Food was good overall!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Ten Mercer is very good for pre-post theater dinning especially for events close by at Seattle Rep and other the Seattle Center area. The food is nicely prepared, served and is tasty. Cocktails are excellent and the bar has a wide selection of special choices. Make sure that when you order, you let your server know the time you need to leave to get to the theater or other events that have a defined starting time. As the restaurant gets busier, the service is still good but a bit slower. If you order dessert, ask that the check be presented when it is served.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The service was great and the food and the food was wonderful! :)

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Bar Seating, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

It was the first day of 2017 restaurant week when we went and we took advantage of the three course specials. Each of the three of us ordered something different and we were delighted with all the food. Very high quality and presented very stylishly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our dependable favorite dining option on lower Queen Anne.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The service was slow and disconnected waitress didn't know what was on the menu
And the food was tasteless
Not go there again

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Lovely restaurant, beautiful bar, good food with attentive service, everything you need to enjoy a night out.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

10 Mercer is one of our absolutely favorite restaurants! It never disappoints in service and amazing seasonal offerings! It is the perfect restaurant prior to and after a theater event in the Seattle Center area. If you inform the host, they WILL accommodate the need to leave in time to catch your show. All without feeling rushed!
I highly recommend this restaurant in all regards!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food and service with convenient location near the Seattle Center and ballet center. The wait staff was efficient and friendly and very conscientious about getting us to our ballet show on time. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great place to dine before theatre or event near Seattle Center. Food was good- roast chicken is delicious and the lamb was as well.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Prior to taking our drink order the waitress asked if we were planning to attend an event after dinner to ensure that service was timely, which was a very classy touch and something we were all impressed by. Fantastic service!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great except for the noise level. Loved the mussels, watermelon salad and the waiter did a great job

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We tried Ten Mercer before a concert at McCaw hall due to its location. The food surpassed all expectations - and they accommodated one guest who has extreme diet restrictions - she said it was he best meal out she ever had!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Good food and cocktails, easy online reservations, convenient to theatre at Seattle Center. I'd like to go back and try more menu items; we limited ourselves to salad and appetizers, as we didn't want too much food before going to Seattle Rep. We both saw larger entrees which we'd like to try in the future.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great appetizers, food, great service, we'll be back, especially when visiting the Seattle Rep and Seattle Center area!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Good service & they were sensitive to my dietary restrictions.

Tags: Cozy, Vegan, Casual, Fun
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