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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%
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“brunch” (34 reviews)
“tapas” (261 reviews)
“croquettes” (34 reviews)
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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 793 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is authentic food from Spain. Everything was presented perfectly and the dining experience was exquisite. Everything from the octopus to the chorizo melted in our mouths. Romantic. If you want your girl to be impressed, or are looking for that perfect off the normal...More

Thank rsocha88
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in last week for lunch after wondering Grant Park and the nearby museum grounds. The place itself was lovely although when entering from the street it may look closed as the downstairs is not in use until the evening. Head up the stairs...More

Thank Nallely F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tapas menu looked very interesting and they suggested 3 to 4 per person. Except the plates we were interested in were larger ones, so that meant only 2 to 3 tastes. Our waiter suggested the house tasting menu which he described as 3 dishes...More

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food! I've had several meals here and have never been disappointed. Very good wine list and great service. My favs include the Serrano Ham & Fig Salad,& Paella De Carnes. If you find yourself in Chicago on the weekend, they offer a great brunch.

Thank S M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! No matter what you order, you will be ever so pleased. The patatas bravas are a must--they arrive looking like tiny chefs' hats all in a row, delicious! Warning: they are not available at lunch. The stuffed dates, boquerones, gambas al ajillo, any shrimp,...More

Thank karenmcclu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not really knowing what to expect, we asked our waitress for a recommendation and had a variety of tapas. The atmosphere was fun and relaxed at the same time and we truly enjoyed our meal and were able to take our time. We did notice...More

Thank Suzanne O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the second of 3 dinner restaurants we visited on a recent fun trip to Chicago that we did with another couple. Thisvresaurnat as fabulous. We arrived at 7 pm on a Friday, the main, and lovely dining room, was hardly populated. But it...More

Thank fjfisher601
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here. Guy behind the counter recommended the ravioli and it was awesome. Will definitely go back next time in Chicago!

Thank Owen J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This catalan restaurant is split into a rrstaurant upstairs and a dimly lit lounge downstairs, both serving the same food. The menu was typical Spanish food. Food, service, wine, setting all excellent. Only taking off a star because of unpleasant experience with a call in...More

Thank Lacheng
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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