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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“tapas” (264 reviews)
“croquettes” (34 reviews)
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638 S Michigan Ave, Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL 60605-1901
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the type of place you could eat often; the variety and quality are beyond good! We shared a few dishes; Croquetas de Jamon (small delicious ham croquets), Bitufarra Coco Catalan sausage and grilled mushrooms), Gambas al Ajillo (garlic shrimp and chilie), Albondigas (lamb...More

Thank Morey G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay on business at the hotel. We dined at Mercat and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the offerings. Next time we'll bring clients here. Great for entertaining.

Thank pbandj2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

too expensive for an average quality restaurant. Had breakfast there. French toast and coffee. Paid $14 for nothing special french toast and $6 for a coffee! I could have a buffet breakfast anywhere else for that price!

Thank Amir T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5* service, exquisite dishes, fresh and very tasty, delicacy and variety at the Menu. Comes in my top 5 best restaurant places.

Thank Severine M M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is classy yet very comfortable open yet room for an intamate meal We had the tasting menu with the wine pairing The food was spectacular many interesting choice The steak was tender and cooked perfectly and the many vegetable dishes had wonderful flavours...More

Thank Reggie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling solo for work can be tiresome and sometimes the desire to order room service is strong - but Mercat coaxed me out of my room with a promise of interesting cocktails and boquerones! I arrived to the space via elevator in the newly remodeled...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner here! Great dining area- high ceilings, spacious seating area, floor to ceiling windows overlooking South Michigan Avenue and Grant Park. We dined on the pulpo con patatas (octopus), paired with the albondigas (beef and lamb meatballs), and the arroz a la conzuela...More

Thank Adi M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner with my wife. Fantastic atmosphere for a classy dinner. The service staff was outstanding and very knowledgeable. The signature drinks were outstanding. We did one of the chef's tastings and were blown away by quality and the amount of the food. We...More

Thank JefffromTheV
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great place for tapas. Great staff and great venue. Definitely worth a visit if you are intro classical spanish tapas. Nice wine selection too.

Thank ChristofferRS
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Generally stay at the Blackstone when I'm in Chicago...long day of meetings and I didn't want to go out in the cold, so I just went downstairs to mercat...have been here several times - always good...grilled octopus appetizer was very good and cannelloni filled with...More

Thank birdieman
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, 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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 638 S Michigan Ave, Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL 60605-1901
  • 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
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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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