Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails

4.7
417 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
In Italy, locals gather to their nearest market, or Mercato, to experience firsthand the variety, freshness and quality the local ingredients have to offer. The market allows for everyone to gather together, indulge and become part of a community.

Our owner Brian Bivona, his brother Executive Chef Matt and our entire team at Mercato aim to provide that experience here for our customers! Each dish is prepared to order and delicately created with the influence of American and Italian cuisine alike. From pastas and flatbreads to savory entrees and the unique Chef specials, we aim to offer an abundance of variety to our customers.

Our mission is to create an environment where everyone feels right at home!
at home because most importantly, we are a family!

So from our family to yours, WELCOME!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 417 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.5
Ambience
4.5
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Patricia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for my daughters Birthday. Hostess/Manager were very accommodating at a very bz door entrance. I did make reservations, which I do recommend. Waitress was the sweetest. I wish I had her name. I will be coming back. Thank you!!!!

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GraceP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing. Appetizers and drinks were served immediately. Wait a long while for our meals but we’ll worth the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Schyler was our waitress and she was fantastic. We had three of the specials - potato soup app, Bavarian pretzel app, and filet mignon bleu cheese entree with sweet potatoes - all amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Food was mediocre and took a long time to come out . We sat outside and people were smoking in the parking lot right near us which was awful

Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded 4 days ago

Hello, we are so sorry about your visit with us. Our computers were down and our manager had his hands full trying to resolve this issue. We truly apologize this situation got in the way of us providing you with an appropriate experience. We would love to hear from you further about your meals. We take pride in providing the freshest quality ingredients and want to ensure everything is being prepared to our standards. We hope you will give us the opportunity to make things right, thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Ate outdoors, it is done very nice.
Friendly staff. Food was exceptional

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viplovetoeat
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

mercato NEVER disappoints!!
Food is great! Service fabulous!!
Go you will enjoy

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EileenE
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was seated right away. The waitress was very friendly. Food and drinks were really good. Would recommend this place to friends. And I will also be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Skylar was awesome and the hostess , manager and remainder of tea staff professional friendly and accommodating. The food and drinks were fantastic

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Gaby
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks very very good. Vegetarian and vegan friendly and they allow doggies outdoors!

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vipDinaG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always

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vipfromlongislandtony
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice people food good

Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on October 11, 2021

Hi Vincent, thank you for your continued support of our restaurant! It is through guest interactions that we learn and improve. Therefore, we'd appreciate your feedback as we know you are a regular customer of ours and we would love to know how we can make your visits with us 5-star ones. We take pride in our restaurant and want to ensure we are providing our customers with the best possible experience. Thank you so much for your time!

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DebbieO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our go to place. Regulars.
Today was peaceful outside thankfully.
Kids on bikes are becoming a major issue lately but not today. The kids race through the parking g lot doing tricks and there are a lot of kids many times.
Sometimes riding right through the dining area and only a matter of time before one plows through us and hurts someone

Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on October 4, 2021

Hi Debbie, we're glad you enjoyed another visit with us. We know you frequent our restaurant weekly so we're surprised you have not brought this to our attention. We have not had this issue since last year, as the kids have been removed from our location since we installed the new outdoor space. We do not have control over the parking lot as we are located in a shopping center with other shops and restaurants but hope that you would inform of us of any incident so we can address any concerns.

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vipRickM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We frequent this restaurant on a regular basis. We typically eat outside and it’s a great location. The food is excellent, the service is exemplary and the ambiance is very nice. All in all a great local restaurant that is worth a bit of a drive.

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vipMark
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The wait staff was delightful. The food was above average. I am grateful it could provide a very tasty soup even though it was not on the menu.

Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hi Mark, we are grateful you enjoyed your experience with us and appreciate your review! We are happy to hear that our waitstaff and kitchen team were able to accommodate your request and prepare a soup for you. It is through guest interactions that we learn and improve our service so if you have any feedback on how we can make your future visit a 5-star one, we'd love to hear from you! You can reach us here, by email or phone. Thank for your time, we hope to see you soon!

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montaukmack
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Mercado is Diner in restaurant clothing and I would not recommend this establishment when there are Diners with the same if not better quality of food for half the price.

Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on September 28, 2021

Hi Dominick, thanks for your feedback. We are sorry your experience did not match your expectations or our standards. We take pride in our restaurant and have a good reputation for sourcing our ingredients responsibly and preparing every item fresh to order. Consistency and quality are of utmost importance to us and we find value in our customers opinions. It was an uncommon instance; so we’ll be sure to address the concerns you brought up in your Yelp review with our Executive Chef and his team

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JanisD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Mercatos' food, drinks and service is always excellent. The bar area is also a good option for a more casual meal or a few drinks with friends. The only issue I have is that the restaurant tends to be loud (as most are...) That wasn't a problem for my party this time, since we ate outside - they have a very nice outdoor space - the tables are spread out well and it is MUCH more quiet. And they recently added the ability to totally enclose it, so they should be able to continue serving outside into the late fall. Mercato's is a popular neighborhood establishment; so glad it survived the Pandemic!

Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hi Janis, thank you for your review! We understand the noise level can be quite frustrating at times, with the high ceilings it can be quite difficult to manage when crowded. We have been working with an architect to help us resolve the issue & hope we can adjust the sound in the future for a more pleasant dining experience. We are grateful you have enjoyed our restaurant on numerous occasions and appreciate your continued support. We hope to see you again soon, thank you!

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JonR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, cool atmosphere - thoroughly recommended

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vipTerriF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch, as usual! My favorite local restaurant!

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vipeat4fun
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our waiter was great. She was lively and fun. Get the Gorgonzola pasta and save room for the apple crisp!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful Night. Food was excellent and our server Dan was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a Cousins get together. Outdoor seating was nice , food was great. All enjoyed and would go back!

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vipLICritic
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mercato is a local favorite...The food is outstanding....portions are large...We love going there...you will not be disappointed!

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MeganC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside for brunch and had an amazing time. The food and drinks were delicious. And our server Ariana was the best!

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vipdevonj
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Sat outside under their covered patio and had a delicious meal. Our waitress was nice and got our order right. We started off with their spinach dip which was amazing ! Also had a refreshing mocktail they had with lemonade and lavender. For the entrees my friend got their Ragu and I got their friend chicken cutlet with vodka sauce asparagus and cheese rice. Both dishes were so tasty and we had a ton of leftovers! Definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a lovely, filling meal

Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on September 12, 2021

Hi Devon, thank you so much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your overall experience with us and appreciate your support! If you have any feedback on how we can improve please let us know. It is important for us to hear from our customers to ensure we are providing the best possible experience for each of our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon, thank you!

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JoeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Table location was near bar and in the middle of entry traffic so that was a negative. Food and service was fantastic. Server Ricky was off the charts and would recommend him to anybody!

Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hi Joe, thank you so much for your review! We are so sorry you were seated in a spot you felt uncomfortable. Normally we reserve this spot for walk-ins. We unfortunately ran into an issue with reservations, and apologize you were inconvenienced by this! We have made a note on your reservation for the future to please seat you in a booth or away from the bar! We are grateful to have Ricky as part of our team and are so happy you enjoyed both your food and service. We hope to see you again soon!

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Pame
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Veggie Burger was dry, chunk of lettuce, half basket of fries.. same batter on zucchini fries and fried mozzarella... appetizers were great..18$ for a dried out Veggie burger..

Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on August 28, 2021

Hi Pamela, we are so sorry you did not enjoy your meal with us. Our veggie burger is served with an herb aioli, avocado, lettuce, tomato and a side of sweet potato fries for $15.95. We would love the opportunity to speak with you further as we want to ensure that the item was prepared correctly with all the toppings. We truly apologize the item was not executed to our standards. We would have been more than happy to remake, replace or remove the item for you had it been brought to our attention.

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vipVinnievap
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good service & food, pleasant staff, what’s not to like. First try I will be back. Nice lunch to celebrate my moms 94th Birthday, she like it too.

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JennyD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was great!

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LisaW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing
Management kept making sure everything was perfect
Food as always was perfect
As always Mercato was on point

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vipAndyO
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as always! Service was superb! Great relaxing atmosphere

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have had few meals here and the food has always been delicious. Server was attentive and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I celebrated my 21st birthday here tonight and I had an AMAZING time!!
This place has easily become one of my new favorite spots for any occasion! Mercato is adorable inside and has a great ambiance, but we decided to sit outside. Their outdoor area is set up so nice and still felt classy!
I went with my family and a few members have some dietary restrictions which can become an issue sometimes, but not here!! Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable with what she was serving, answered any and all questions that we asked, and made sure to double check with the chefs to ensure that everyone could eat what they wanted! She was incredible!
We went with a few different cocktails and they were all delicious! My favorite was definitely either the Shore Thing or the Chocolate Martini! We ordered calamari for our appetizer and it was gone in a minute! So delicious and crispy. The same goes for our meals, everyone LOVED it! You can tell the ingredients are fresh and they give you really good portions (we all have leftovers for tomorrow!)
At the end of the night the waitress brought out a brownie sundae with a huge sparkler in it and sang happy birthday to me! It was an awesome way to end the night.
Highly highly recommend this spot for any anniversary, birthday, graduation, ect.!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent service and no rush for a good time old friends!

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vipskikev
New York Area
240 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everyone in our party enjoyed the food and the service. The kitchen was a little slow though. First time here and would go back.

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vipfromlongislandtony
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice people to loud but all and all a good night out

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sons 36 th birthday
Excellent restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with fabulous service. Try the garlic pesto salmon.

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vipnicoles
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Birthday dinner for mom. In the summer it is always very warm inside, I think the AC is not adequate. Food and service were good!

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alexa222
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always love dining at Mercado. Whatever dish I order, it always taste delicious. So happy I made a reservation for outside dining as it feels as though we're on vacation. Lovely experience. Always happy to return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Was our first time there and will definitely be back again.

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You can order delivery directly from Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails using the Order Online button. Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 308-3582.

Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.7 stars by 417 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.