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“Spanish delight!”
Review of Mercat a la Planxa

Mercat a la Planxa
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Ranked #164 of 10,734 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
Cross street: Balbo
Transit: 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.
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!
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.

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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 chicken, short rib and foie gras, with truffle mushroom bechamel sauce was great...glass of Albariño with the octopus and glass of Tempranillo with the cannelloni were both very good...the tasting menu (10 or 11 small dishes for $65) is also a good way to go if you are hungry...more fun when you're with a group...food and atmosphere are very nice, but pricy.

Thank birdieman
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We came here after an event at the nearby Auditorium Theater, a bit after 9 pm. We didn't have a reservation, but there was plenty of space compared to how busy this restaurant is earlier. This restaurant specializes in tapas and plates to share. Service was good, the food was interesting and well-prepared and presented. They have the best sangria I've ever had.

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Thank M33star
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Hey when you want to eat, and eat well you can't go wrong at a place like this. Ask the locals where to eat, and they will mention here. Went for dinner, service was good, and the server knew the menu, what drinks best compliment the meal and knowledge of the area. Gave lots of recommendations.

Thank Buttery_Good
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We are staying at the Marriott Blackstone and Mercat is located in the hotel. We were served our drinks promptly and order a burger to split along with a cheese plate. Everything was delicious and our server was awesome he was also the bartender. A little expensive but good.

Thank ATMGUY63
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