I go here often before events at the Seattle Center. The food is consistently good, and, compared to many other comparable restaurants, fairly priced. The staff is attentive, and makes sure food and drinks arrive promptly without leaving us feeling rushed. And Brian, the owner, always makes us feel like a special guest in his home. Will definitely go back.
Food was very good and very reasonably priced. Service was excellent and attentive to time. Asked whether we were going tothe theatre and the timing. Grea
We are regulars at this reliably excellent spot. This excursion, however, was the best ever. The grilled steelhead and the swordfish wrapped in prosciutto were among the best entrees we've had anywhere in the city. Service, as ever, was prompt and friendly.
Keep it up!
Food was very tasty with some unique combinations - fun to try something out of the ordinary. Service was attentive without being intrusive.
The food is always up to a very high standard, the service is attentive without being intrusive, the wine selection appropriate for the menu and reasonably priced; in short, Ten Mercer is always reliable and always an excellent choice. There's nothing in the neighborhood that comes close.
Great restaurant for pre or post theatre crowd. Server even offered that we come back after the show for desserts as we were too close to show time. Closing time is midnight.
Food was very good especially the smoked pork loin. Perfectly cooked with a stronger than usual smoked taste. My companion found it was slightly overpowered; I liked it. The rolled eggplant appetizer was good but the sauce was overpowered by the thick tomato paste taste and texture. This item calls for a lighter tomato sauce. Companion's lobster risotto was nicely prepared with visible pieces of lobster.
The restaurant was not full so service was prompt and efficient. But on nights when it was crowded service was still excellent.
This restaurant has a lovely, "special evening with friends" feel to it . The bar is an extremely nice place to either meet a friend or dine alone. The ingredients in my meal were, as always, of high quality. Unfortunately, the dishes they were used to create were unbelievably bland and/or disappointing. This was not my experience in the past. The trout with sundried tomatoes was excellent and the flavored butter for the bread was nice, but the eggplant appetizer, the mound of mashed potatoes, and the 4 pieces of asparagus added nothing to the meal. The vanilla bean custard was just okay. I will probably return because of the location, service, and ambiance but I won't be rushing back for the memorable food like I have in the past.
This was our first time at !0 Mercer. We will be back. The food was delicious and the staff attentive. It is small and quite nice and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. I have food allergies and they were more than happy to help me find food I could eat or to cook something for me.
The first time we went to 10 Mercer, we were walk-ins on a busy night and lucked out with a table without waiting. After the second visit, we're thinking our experience was skewed by luck.
Walked right in and realized we did not need a reservation this time. Quick service and super attentive. The main drawback this time around was the crispy food delivered to us. Everything was charred greater than it should be...steak was medium rare on the inside, but burnt on the outside. The spaetzle was also crispier than it should have been.
Hoping this was just an off night for the chefs as the food itself was fantastic the first time.
Booked to dine here at 7.30 on a Saturday night, arrived to an empty restaurant, despite which when the next set of people arrived they were seated right next to us and were pretty noisy. Had boar ribs and salad to start, ribs were ok , nothing special to say about the salad. Both had steak for main, quality of meat poor, gluten free option was tasteless and dry. Even the wine wasn't up to much for the price (even given that wine in the US is madly expensive). Reception called us a cab that never arrived and in the end we had to just hail one in the street. Wouldn't bother with this place again.
As always excellent, especially pre opera. This was the first time dining there when the owner was not present.
Ten Mercer had a great romantic ambiance. It was perfect to celebrate our anniversary. They had a great wine list and our food for the most part was delicious. My hubby had the New York steak which was delicious. I ordered the clam linguine it didn't have much flavor which was a little disappointing. The service was great! We'll be back I will simply try a different dish.
Ten Mercer is one of our absolute favorites for a top-quality pre-theater or pre-concert dinner near the Seattle Center. The menu offers a wide range of bistro-style options, from steak (and a delicious steak salad!) to one of the best roasted Washington chicken in town to fresh & inventively-prepared fish to pork tenderloin, pasta and a burger. Each is extremely well-prepared and served by a warm, friendly waitperson who is never intrusive but works to ALWAYS get us out the door in time for the short walk to our evening event. The wine list-- complemented by a full bar and friendly bar scene-- is well-curated by owner/manager Brian Curry, who is a consistent, active, hands-on presence in this very well-run and stylish go-to place. Bravo!
My wife and I went to ten mercer for Valentine's dinner this year and what an amazing night! Their food and service are absolutely top notch. We started with cocktails, the freshest oysters on the half shell, and their unbelievable lobster bisque. Since that night, my wife has been raving about the exquisitely braised lamb shank. I had the NY, sprinkled with Stilton cheese and grilled to perfection! All combined perfectly with a bottle of J.Lohr's finest Cuvee' Pom. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
Memories of Valentine's Days past to our wedding engagement dinner, we always enjoy the 10 Mercer dining experience.
The food and setting exceeded our expectations. It was perfect in every aspect. We will definitely return.
We go to theatre and ballet and now this will be our favorite spot for good food and a nice ambiance.
We popped along for a last-minute reservation last week and we were really happy to have discovered another treasure in our neighbourhood. The waitress was helpful about the winelist and made some good recommendations. We shared the wild boar ribs which were excellent and our waitress suggested we substitute the potato cakes for the fries, which were good. I had the swordfish which was a little overcooked and dry. I couldn't be bothered sending it back as I wanted to eat with my boyfriend and it wasn't that bad. He had the wrapped steak which was quite possibly the best steak I've had. It was perfect. We shared dessert which was also great but totally unnecessary by then! All in all, we had a great experience and we'll be back.
My girlfriend has coeliac and this restaurant is a wonderful choice for anyone that is gluten free. The GF menu is great, and our server was super knowledgeable about GF practices.
We often stop by before a play at Seattle Center. It's always tasty; the service is good; and we're always finished with our meal in plenty of time to make the show. Manager Brian is often there is greet us and make us feel welcome!! This time I had wild boar ribs, a new item on the menu, and seared Brussels sprouts; my dining partner had his usual - flat iron steak salad. Both were delicious.
We enjoyed the mussels and the boar ribs for apps. Also had a great glass of cab sav. Server was fantastic.
Great help from wait staff to pick out wines & entrees.
Really enjoyed to ambiance. My food was not quite as good as I had hoped, but my wife thoroughly enjoyed her trout dish. Overall, I would recommend.
Ten Mercer remains our top choice for dining in lower Queen Anne. The menu is a good balance of recurring favorites and interesting new additions and specials. Service is consistently top notch, attentive without being intrusive. Wine choices are wide-ranging and recommendations never fail to hit the mark. Whether large or small (our party sizes have ranged from 2 to 12), our group never fails to receive the same high level of fine service and great food.
Nice, fun ambiance. Short rib appetizer and soup very good, however beef medallions only so-so; waiter did not ask degree of doneness, and mixed up checks.
Good food, excellent service on a schedule that allows calm dining prior to a performance. The menu is short but everything we've tried has been excellent. Wine list has some interesting alternatives to the standard ones.
Delighted with the selection of food, ambiance and service during a busy Saturday night before the Opera. Very convenient to walk to McCaw after dinner.
We were seated immediately upon arrival. We had reservations because we were attending the opera that night and wanted to be finished in time. Our server was very personable and attentive to us.
The food was excellent and well presented and tasty. Filet Mignon was cooked perfectly and my wife enjoyed her fish entree.
Ten Mercer is a great place for dinner before the opera. They are set up to make sure you receive your drinks and food in a timely manner. The food is always well prepared and presented. I would like to see them add a few more seasonal specials for variety as their menu items have not changed for a very long time. Nonetheless, it is always a pleasant experience to dine here.
I have been here twice and have been nicely surprised each time. The food is excellent and the service and atmosphere follow suit. I would recommend 10 Mercer highly.
We went to ten mercer last year for NYE and thought it was great. This time, my food was dry, slightly overcooked. Our server forgot one of our appetizers, but was very nice and gave us a dessert to compensate. The desserts were also not very good. Essentially, the service was good but the food was unimpressive enough that I would not return. There are too many good restaurants in Seattle to repeat a mediocre experience.
Special occasion, or just getting out to have a good time, 10 Mercer is always a fun place to be.
I took my gifriend here for a New Year's Eve dinner. Our original plans changed at the last minute so I was lucky to get a reservation at the last minute. We were treated exceptionally by all staff from the time we checked our coats until we left. The service was friendly but very professional, and we left feeling like we had been the only people in the restaraunt even through the place was packed. I had the rack of lamb and my girlfriend had the sturgeon and we were both very happy with our food. The only reason I didn't give five stars is I just don't like to give five stars.
A terrific restaurant with great food and service. Nicely done and well managed for a busy holiday evening.
I love Ten Mercer for the high-class cuisine combined with staff knowledge of allergies. I have eaten there twice, and felt totally safe both times. I was amazed both times by the bountiful flavor of my dish....due to avoiding allergens, my food usually ends up simple and somewhat bland. Not so at Ten Mercer!
Friendly, fast accommodating service paired with excellent food. They were very willing to accommodate special requests and split checks. The prawn pasta was a little bland and could have done with more seasoning. But the steak was perfect as were the other dishes ordered. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would enjoy experiencing it again myself. It's perfect for an after show drink or late dinner.
Our server Steve was great. He was very aware of the schedule and let us know when we should order by to have enough time to make it to the performance. The food was delicious and the View of the space needle from their loft was amazing. We had that Lamb and Roast chicken, both delectable meals. I highly recommend this place!
The four of us ordered three different dishes. All were delicious and beautifully presented. The service was especially outstanding. We'll be back here for sure.
Food was great! Had the New York steak which I cut with a butter knife, and the Stealhead Trout. Both entre's were generous, served with mashed potatoes & asparagus. Nice Ambiance, it's in an old building with brick walls and on the same block as the old hotel. The staff was very nice.
The food is always good here and the service excellent.