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The Merchant Tavern

4.6
617 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
Welcome to The Merchant Tavern



The Merchant Tavern pays homage to hard-working people who appreciate fine fare and spirits. Using fresh ingredients from local purveyors and some inspiration, we create dishes that will make you feel sated.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Seafood, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Monday : Closed

Kitchen Hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 1130 am to 2pm / 530pm to 1030pm

Bar Hours
Tuesday to Saturday 1130 am to Late

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Phone number
(709) 722-5050
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeremy Charles
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beck's Cove
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Parking details
Public Parking lot on Harbour Drive
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was top-notch and the food was incredible.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Loved the Merchant Tavern. Great food, great atmosphere. Menu offered something for everyone in our group. Service was a bit slow, but the friendly servers made up for it. They serve the best pancakes we’ve ever eaten!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Merchant Tavern has quickly become our go-to Sunday brunch destination. The service is fantastic and the food is great too!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

amazing as always

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great food. Great service. Always excellent :)

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food, amazing service, and I truly love the atmosphere and feel. Overall an outstanding experience that I will always recommend others check out for themselves.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Outstanding fish and chips! A good Friday well spent

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Highly recommend tasting menu with wine pairing

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

As with other experiences of the Merchant, the food, services and atmosphere were great. I had the cod cakes - no egg, extra salad (which was so delicious!). The meal was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was excellent and the service was very friendly and fairly quick. Great scene. Little louder than I expected but did not taint the experience.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always good.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Nice place. Efficient and organized!
Our service was courteous and prompt. She makes some nice pairing selections and they worked wonderfully!
Understandably the location will bump prices ... downtown leases are murder on restos... the food was good but a few points higher than I wanted ...
Mussels were good. A little flat, needed some love with the salt and some more acid.
The tuna Ceviche was bang on!!! You all killed that dish We both had the sirloin. Fries were perfect, temps and seasoning bang on. Compound butter was a little too aggressive with the smoke but overall delicious!
Irish cream creme brule was terrific!
Great meal- thanks again chefs and support!
Rich

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Absolutely fabulous, my first time dining there and definitely not my last. Our entire party for four LOVED IT. Servings were so large we all had fries left on out plates.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The restaurant no longer provides the local thick cut maple bacon for brunch, standard grocery store bacon now. Brunch was underwhelming.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Had a great night! Started off with a charcuterie board. I had their flank steak special with whipped mash potatoes and mushrooms and it was cooked perfectly. My partner had the grilled salmon who also said tasted fantastic! Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Food , ambiance, service all great!! We had dinner here before a concert and we're glad we did, it was a perfect place to start off our evening. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Très bon restaurant, accueil chaleureux, bon rapport qualité prix

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Great meal!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Always amazing and never disappoints. Food was incredible, cannot wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great atmosphere. I had the special of the day, a peanut butter burger, needless to say it exceeded expectations - would recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, service, and experience.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Good food but the service was much too slow for a simple lunch. Took 11/2 hours to receive a simple soup and salad . Would not recommend for a business lunch.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Always a great place to go eat, whether it’s with a coworker or a date night. The staff are so nice and very attentive. Food is amazing!

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Very tasty food, interesting menu, and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

The main dishes are always top quality with an ever changing menu, but I have to say that the halibut this time was the best ever. The attention to detail from a clearly motivated and professional staff is consistently exceptional.

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3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Service was slow in an almost empty restaurant. Sone if the food was cold when it arrived. I’ve been to this place on numerous occasions and it’s very inconsistent in service and the quality of the food. I had a gift card my reason for returning.

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Just a thought but a little bread with the meal would be welcome.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I’m never disappointed! We have brought our kids several times and they are treated like regular guests. I love the food is dumbed down for children.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Good food and beer choices - steak was a little chewy but chicken was juicy. Great atmosphere and service!

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3.0Dined on December 27, 2017

It was our annual Christmas Girls get-together. We wanted to come earlier, but we could only get a reservation for 1:30. We were told the kitchen closed in 15 minutes, so we placed our order as soon as we got there. Parking was a huge issue- many loops around the streets of downtown to get a space to park. The menu was short, but there was selection. The dessert menu had 3 items- pie, milkshake and Madelines. Neither of the menus that are on the website was what we ordered from.

It wasn't as cozy as it was the last time we were there. Next year, we will most likely go somewhere else.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellently prepared appetizers and mains. The servers and kitchen staff were quick to accommodate my friend's allergies, which we both really appreciated!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Tibbs Eve with Our son and friend!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

I went here with a date during the holidays, and we both ordered pasta: the linguini and rigatoni. Both were great, and the chef also sent out additional sea food that would compliment the meal. The service was wonderful, prompt, and our server was friendly and approachable. My only qualm with the experience was our table, which was in the middle of the floor, and as a result, people were rushing by on both sides of the table. However, our server was mindful of this and apologized for our location.


Fantastic staff and fantastic food - I will come here again, and hope to try their brunch menu as well!

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Stopped in for a quick meal. Fantastic as usual!

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2.0Dined on December 17, 2017

We got to the table and ordered our drinks and sat and chatted. The waiter gave us a long time before coming over to tell us that 4/7 of the brunch items were not available. After placing our order we waited nearly an hour to get our food. Our waiter did not come by to check on us or let us know when we could expect our food. Luckily different waiters came by and refiled our coffee. Finally our food arrived and the waiter just dropped it off, didn't ask us if we needed anything even though we wanted ketchup for our hash browns. Overall, the very limited menu was disappointing but I understand it happens, but with poor service it really was a bad experience.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful familybrunch to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Everyone walked away completely satisfied with their meal. The icing on the cake was how accommodating, kind and generous our server (and other staff) were to our little girl who is only 2 1/2 and to us as parents.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great service but was disappointed in the Chef’s tasting menu. No salad or veggies with any course

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Only issue we had was that there was no dessert menu. Which allowed us to leave the restaurant and spend the money elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

I love this restaurant. Food and service are fantastic. Though, I can't recall seeing attractive vegan or vegetarian food on the menu. I didn't like the area we sat down this time-like a “side room”. It felt sort of isolated.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

It was very good and I love the atmosphere. I came alone and I went from sitting by myself to a great MCP adventure. In the next few days I will post some awesome pictures from the Merchant #foodie and #chef come and check out exclusive pictures tomorrow. @mcpexploratriceurbaine. Thank you to the awesome staff and amazing food!!!!

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