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!
Seattle, WA 98109
American, Northwest, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 4:30pm - 12:00am
Queen Anne Avenue North
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Non validated valet parking is available in a secure garage Friday and Saturday nights after 5:00 PM. Limited availability, first come first served.
10 Minute walk Northwest of the Monorail. Served by the 1, 8, 15, 32, 18 and the "D line" Rapid Ride Metro Bus lines.
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
We have loved coming to 10 Mercer for many years, before or after the theatre or ballet, etc. Our experiences have always been good... delicious food from a small but delightful menu, excellent service, great wines! I enjoy bringing new friends to 10 Mercer, too! They always want to come back.
Love this place. The ambiance is classy and the food is always first-class, fresh and sophisticated. Noise level low enough where you can actually have a conversation, and the surroundings are esthetically pleasing but not flashy. The tables are arranged on several levels around a central atrium with the bar at the bottom. Focus is on good food and conversation in a welcoming setting. Perfect if you like that. Wait staff always great, accommodating and flexible.
We chose this spot for dinner because of overall favorable reviews and its proximity to the Seattle Rep, where we were seeing a show. The menu had a wide variety of good choices; wife had grouper (which I never see in the Northwest), and I had sole. Both dishes were well-prepared and flavorful.
The restaurant is modern and attractive. Tables are pretty close together, so it was a little hard not to hear other conversations. However, the overall noise level was reasonable.
We made clear that we needed to finish dining in time to walk to a play, and our server kept on schedule. Service was polite and efficient.
I won the football pool at work which included dinner for two. I also won a free night at the Mediterranean Hotel. I searched restaurants in the area and one of the employees at the hotel suggested Ten Mercer. My daughter and I made reservations and we were very impressed with the food, service and opportunity to have a conversation with quiet background music. The Mediterranean also features Ten Mercer in their guest directory and gave us tickets for free appetizers. I look forward to returning when I am in the area again.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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