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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” (31 reviews)
“tapas” (266 reviews)
“croquettes” (34 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
638 S Michigan Ave, Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL 60605-1901
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend and I had dinner at the Mercat. The service was excellent. The food was tasty and presented nicely. There is a full bar and a varied menu. More of a tapas type place. Nice. I also ordered room service the night before. A...More

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute little restaurant in The Blackstone Hotel. I came in for brunch. The staff was friendly and I could appreciate their dink menus that pair well with the food. Prices are reasonable.

1  Thank David A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mercat serves terrific tapas. We dined here on Christmas night and loved the food. However, the tapas were not brought out at the same time; the service was very uneven. In our party of six, two people ate while the other four watched. We have...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The varied tapas menu makes it perfect for those times when some of your party may want a full meal, while others may want something lighter.

Thank John H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both ordered the chef's menu which was six courses. Added the wine pairings for an extra $20 and that was very good value for an aperitif and three wine selections. They served a wide variety of tapas and the mains were hanger steak (extremely...More

Thank foodjava
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every visit to Chicago includes a stop at Mercat a la planxa! I reviewed this spot before with a focus on lunch and dinner so let’s just talk about making it into Mercat for dessert and cocktails. It’s a cool place so why wouldn’t you...More

Thank Ces92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

from the food to the staff to the experience all was outstanding!!! would highly recommend!!! The Paella was amazing and the signature drinks were spot on! you have to experience this place to truly feel how this place makes dinner awesome!

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This stylish tapas restaurant is right on South Michigan Avenue, on the street side of the Blackstone Hotel. The decor is elegant and trendy, and the place seemed to be popular with locals as well as travelers. The small plates were delicious, and that allows...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 6 December 2017

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 4 December 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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