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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” (26 reviews)
“tapas” (257 reviews)
“croquettes” (34 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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638 S Michigan Ave, Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL 60605-1901
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a group of business colleagues and opted for the tasting menu. It was fantastic. Allowed us to try a wide range of different items. My faves were the bacon wrapped dates, garlic shrimp and the black angus ribeye. Excellent service and cocktails....More

Thank dodgehayden
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a Spanish teach and regularly travel in Spain. I loved this restaurant immediately because it combines everything I love about Spanish food with a fresh,exciting twist on the flavors and ingredients. Located in the Blackstone hotel, the small restaurant has great service, delicious...More

Thank teacherfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Mercat in the middle of the afternoon so crowding was not an issue. The tapas were just scrumptious. Even though we are pescatarians, we found plenty to eat. A dark chocolate and ice cream dessert,beautifully plated, was delicious. The service was friendly...More

Thank awwmail
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I took a weekend trip to Chicago and were staying at the Blackstone. We were excited to have such a great restaurant within the hotel. It did not disappoint. We ate there 5 times over the course of 3 days for in...More

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our recent dinner here was wonderful. We ate outside and it was a lovely night. Coincidentally, there was live, Latin music playing in the adjacent Grant Park. Eating al fresco on the Michigan Avenue terrace made it feel like we were in Spain. The restaurant...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service were great. Our table was 18" away from the next table. It was bizarre to be that close to strangers while enjoying our meal, but we made the best of it.

Thank MamaPixi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here by myself one night during a business trip and it was just fantastic. The potato tapas were like hot, steamy, melty marshmallows - they were sooooo delicious. The staff was kind and accommodating. I really like my experience

Thank Bambi G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Marriott Blackstone where the restaurant is located, and had dinner and 2 breakfasts and all leaks for my wife and I were fantastic with one-ish exception. Dinner we had fig salad and boquerones (sardines) for starters, both perfect. Main course pulpo...More

Thank Marty E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were referred here by out hotel concierge and it was very good. A little old school, but the food was delightful. The presentation was outstanding, and each meal looked like a work of art, slowing ever so slightly the consumption of the same..... We...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mercat a la planxa restaurant has been at this location for nearly 9 yrs and we finally put aside some time to visit a cafe only a mile from us! The restaurant,located inside the Blackstone hotel on Chicago's South Loop, is modern contemporary styled,...More

Thank camnowik98
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
07:00 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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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