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Merlot Cafe & Bistro

No.32, Lane 76, Section 2, Xinsheng North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan
+886 961 396 399
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“risotto” (41 reviews)
“antipasti” (13 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
No.32, Lane 76, Section 2, Xinsheng North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 5 days ago

"High CP value" as the locals would say. The risotto and steak dishes are a must try, extremely delicious. Has a great selection of wine and spirit. My wife and I frequent here, coming from the states, this is like a home away from home!...More

Thank Bribemewithfood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden in an alley of laundries, most unexpected evening of culinary adventure Chef Bob introduced himself and welcomed us.After asking us what we liked, he prepared us a multi course meal, each plate delicious. A memorable evening, would go back anytime

Thank Jillian G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Merlot is a great place to go for a nice night out. The food was good, and the service was even better! I enjoyed the pasta I had there a lot.

Thank Nathan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times for both family and business events and It has been great every time. It's one of our "go to" places in Taipei.

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this restaurant on 28 May for my friend's birthday, but when we arrived the location, the door was closed. I phoned to them and they explained becoz they have a party next day, they need to prepare, so closed the restaurant today. I...More

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1  Thank nxhoyine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I were on a 3 week culinary expedition in Taiwan and decided we needed to chill and go bistro/western. Having read a number of reviews of Merlot, we took the hour subway ride from Nangang on a Friday night for an 8:30...More

1  Thank thelawyerisin
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Great meal. I really liked the mushroom soup. The lamb is my favorite item on the menu, the way Bob cooks it is amazing. All the food is amazing. It is excellent food every time we come. I always want to come here.

Thank ExpatFamily5
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Heard about Merlot and stopped by. I was pleased to see they had Perroni beer. Seems to be a commodity in Taipei. Owner was very friendly and gave other options not on the menu. He speaks fluent English. I thought I was in the United...More

Thank RustinCohle
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing and fantastic. The chef can feel you like at your home. He understand your desire . Veru high quality. Italian food with a Taiwanese thinking. A lot of good Italian and france wine. Ask to the chef or his wife which is your need...More

Thank Leo R
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I was in town for work and found this place looking for something nearby; we read some reviews and it was better than expected-amazing. My coworker and I travel a lot and this is our current favorite find. The food is really good, the service...More

Thank Gabi R
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Menchu L
Hi, I will be travelling to Taipei in the next few days. Can i make a dinner reservation on October 29, at 7:30 PM for 2 persons? Reservations under the name of Mr. Ricardo Fernandez. Looking forward to your reply. Thank you. Ms. Carmela Lopez
24 October 2016|
Response from bobchau | Property representative |
Your reservation is all set. ;-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.32, Lane 76, Section 2, Xinsheng North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taipei
  • Phone Number: +886 961 396 399
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Merlot Cafe & Bistro is a small but cozy restaurant located in the alley right next to the Gloria Prince Hotel near the corner of Minsheng E. Road and Linsen N. Road. We serve western and Italian cuisine and focus on using fresh ingredients to create "clean" flavors. We offer a nice selection of wine to compliment our food, have cold beers from different parts of the world, and some simple cocktails. Merlot Cafe & Bistro is quite small and can only accommodate 15~20 guests so making a reservation in advance is suggested. We are closed on Mondays. Stop by for a bite to eat and a drink, and chat with Bob in English. Bob is from California but has lived and worked in Taiwan now for 13 years.
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