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Mercat a la Planxa

638 S Michigan Ave, Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL 60605-1901
+1 312-765-0524
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“tapas” (262 reviews)
“croquettes” (34 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
638 S Michigan Ave, Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL 60605-1901
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1 - 10 of 784 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Mercat is a great restaurant serving authentic Spanish tapas. We really enjoyed the experience of fine dining, tapas style We began our dinner with a very unique Sangria made with ginger. This was recommended by our server. One of our entrees was lamb stuffed ravioli....More

Thank Retired662013
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dinner was a series of wonderful tapas dishes, all well prepared and extremely good. The service was outstanding, with time between the plates to digest and enjoy the food. It is a little pricey, but the quality and ambience made up for this.

Thank sdi013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came across this restaurant on our latest trip to Chicago. We ordered the Chef's Choice. It was course after course of delicious food. We had everything from steak to lobster to bacon covered dates. The service was very professional and friendly. We would definitely...More

Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had spent some time walking around to find a "Chicago" specialty restaurant for supper. Found a Himalayan restaurant not too far away but passed on it. We returned to our hotel, the Blackstone, and decided to go to their outside restaurant. What a delightful...More

Thank evasmia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dishes were small, so be forewarned. We had been walking for most of the morning and was hungry when we came upon this place. The serving staff was very polite and friendly however, the prices on the menu were not for those on a...More

Thank chicaJica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Mercat to have a good diner reading the good reviews at tripadvisor. Mercat even surpassed my expectations. The wine was excellent. The verde salat sumple but with good taste. The atlantic cod superb. The desert nice. Friently staff. Only music volume could be improved....More

Thank Hans D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As first time visitors, we took our waiter's suggestion to have the chef's flights. Oh my goodness, the food just kept coming - each dish more delicious than the last. The bacon wrapped dates, the potatoes, the salad, the peppers, and so many more. Followed...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One night we were tired and wanted a somewhere close to our hotel for dinner. We decided to try the restaurant right in the Blackstone where we were staying and were pleasantly surprised. The food and service were excellent! Both my husband, a meat eater...More

Thank NHtraveler60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time coming to this restaurant. We loved the small sharing plate concept. Everything was delicious and the variety ensured that everyone could find something they loved. Our waiter Omar was outstanding - walking us through the menu and making many excellent...More

1  Thank Pantix
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Very good food: spanish and Brazilian and Asian mixed together. Great food, great service! Dining room is open late, too, for the late evening hungry folks.

Thank John R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 23:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 638 S Michigan Ave, Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL 60605-1901
    (Balbo)
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Red-line Stop is Harrison, head east on Balbo, restaurant is on the corner of Balbo & Michigan. Bus lines are the #3, #127, #129 all three stop at the entrance of Mercat a la Planxa.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-765-0524
  • E-mail
Description
Mercat a La Planxa features an extraordinary selection of tapas dishes from cut-to-order charcuterie and cheeses to fresh seafood, steaks and chops, all inspired by Barcelona & Spain's Catalan region. The impressive menu includes an emphasis on meats and seafood served a la planxa or grilled-to-order. At the bar enjoy a tempting array of seasonally inspired sangrias, Spanish-styled cocktails and martinis, and for the wine lover choose from our extensive collection of Spanish cavas, and our carefully selected wine list featuring 40 Spanish wines available by the bottle or by the glass. 3 Private Dining Rooms available for that special event you are planning. From boardroom luncheons and corporate events to anniversary dinners and birthday brunches, Mercat is the perfect location for any celebration!
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