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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” (269 reviews)
“croquettes” (34 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
638 S Michigan Ave, Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL 60605-1901
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Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

What a fabulous Tapas place. I was pleasantly surprised with this eatery located in the hotel i was staying in, The Blackstone. Try the Waygu beef, yum. The have a decent selection of fish, poultry & neat along with veggie choices too. Theres a small...More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

My wife have visited this restaurant twice. The food is excellent with an authentic taste of Spain. We can only comment on the Tapas as we have not tried the Chef's bigger plates. Waiter service quick, friendly and efficient. I am sure we will eat...More

Thank JonG53
Reviewed 12 September 2015

My husband and I went to this restaurant for our anniversary and ordered the Chef's Tasting Menu & Wine Pairing. Food: The food was excellent. The tasting consisted of three courses with four plates each, plus we had a few extra samplers. This was A...More

Thank kszeek
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I ate here twice last month for dinner while I was staying nearby for a conference. The first time was by myself, and the second time was with a friend. Because the restaurant features tapas, it's best to go with at least one other person...More

Thank Soxfanfrommaine
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Breakfast was great, and seemed a fair value. Eggs benedict were terrific, with some small flourishes that set the dish apart from the usual. Hard to judge the restaurant more fully, without having dinner or lunch, but we had a good experience and would recommend.

Thank chowdapp
Reviewed 6 September 2015

What a great place! The food, the atmosphere, the waitstaff made our visit reminiscent of being back in Barcelona enjoying tapas and wine. During a recent summer evening my wife and I walked along Michigan Avenue to this smart restaurant (next to or in the...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

We had late dinner at 10pm. Maybe Chef was tired and tapas were cold. Service was average but wine list is good. Maybe I will try to go early next time before making final evaluation.

Thank joe9999369
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We had breakfast here during our stay at the Blackstone. The service was not great and we were one of only 3 tables in the restaurant at the time. The food was fine, but nothing great.

Thank Dayna C
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We were staying in the Blackstone Hotel which is attached to the Mercat. We tried it one night and found that we really enjoyed most of the shared plates we ordered. The tuna was a favorite. Dinner (including a 20% discount from the hotel) was...More

Thank Marty D
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We had the tasting menu at brunch, relaxed tapas style but impeccable food. The dining room overlooks Michigan and the park across the street. Service was great!

Thank MeganBrew
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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