Mercer Hall

4.7
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CAN$30 and under
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Approachable and affordable, Mercer’s globally inspired menu items pair to perfection with Stratford’s largest craft beer menu. Our restaurant’s lively and casual atmosphere continues upstairs where our stylish rooms and their comfy beds await you.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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4.2
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Jane
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

love MERCER HALL! fantastic servers and the chef is always creating some local adventure that will more than satisfy your taste buds! if you like craft brew, this is definitely the place for you!

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MichaelM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

It was a very good place for a first date. My date sucked but Mercer Hall was awesome!

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SusanG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service2Ambience4

We got together with friends from the USA for Dinner and we had a great time!

The Food was delicious and a great selection!

Very busy place on a Saturday night.

The only issue was the service was a bit slow but we were not in a rush so not a big concern..

Good time had by all!

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DavidH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Creative, 'local' menu. Server was informed and a bit 'too informative'. Good knowledge of menu and a bit too prepared to share 'favourites'. Suggest a 'less is more' presentation: responding to questions about fare with less unsolicited info. No sparkling water available? Would seem to be a piece of standard fare. Food delivered in timely way, well prepared, and tasty.

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Eileen
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For my birthday this year, my family and I decided on Mercer Hall (as it's my favourite). The food is always outstanding and delicious as were our drinks. Our server, Emily, made our experience next-level with her attentiveness, humour and kindness. She even brought me a bday treat. We had such a fun, awesome experience and a lot of that was thanks to her. As always, we'll be back soon. Thanks!

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StephanieD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good friendly service, reasonably priced, wide range of craft beer and food!! Everyone enjoyed their choices and we all thought the brussel sprouts were the best we’ve eaten! I loved that everything came to the table piping hot!

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Lselves
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love, love, love Mercer!!
The service was great. Our waitress understood we weren’t in a hurry and didn’t rush us at all. She was very friendly
The food was, as always, fantastic!! We all said how good the food was
Mercer always feels like we’re home - welcomed from the moment we walk in until we leave
Can’t wait to go back

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vipRichardA
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most friendly staff possible, combined with unique and satisfying dishes in a friendly setting. The service is unfussy, the food should be twice the price that it is, the craft beer selection is wonderful and the wine list will not disappoint. One of the best restaurants you can find outside of Toronto.

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KimberlyY
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

I found it to be rather over priced over all and there was very little dressing on the easer salad. I am not a fan of having to make my own salad and being served a whole head of lettuce with the core still on it .
I would have asked for more dressing but could not get the waitresses attention.
Found seating to be very intrusive to have a conversation with my dinner company and as we felt that other customers were siting on top of you.
I will not being going back 😕

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AgnesL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Awesome 😁. Food & atmosphere was great.! Recommended

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RachaelC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful, I love the atmosphere. Always something delicious at Mercer and I love the drink selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good. They were quite busy but the wait for our meal wasn’t bad at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were quickly seated to our reserved table. The server explained the menu and specials to us. We ordered drinks but when one we had ordered was not available the server brought samples or tells two others that were similar and that ensured we were happy with our selection. We ordered from the specials menu and food came out in reasonable time and well prepared. We were very happy with all of our meals. The prices are a bit high I think but the food is excellent so don’t mind that for special occasions.

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MaryA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Dim Sum brunch was delicious, a perfect way to share and sample a number of small plate dishes. Our server was extremely helpful in making recommendations and helping us choose our dim sum items. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious and the craft beers that we selected were awesome. Staff was very friendly and attentive. If I were to critique anything it would be this. The food and presentation has all the makings of a fine dining experience except.......... when experiencing fine dining you should not feel rushed. We had barely ordered our beer when we were asked if we wanted to order our appetizers and the main dish and they came as quickly as ordered. I know that some really like quick service, but there is also a fine balance that can be achieved in this area so that the experience of being able to savour the dishes presented does not feel rushed but can be appreciated....... even in a pub setting.

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vipKatCanEat
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Favourite spot to drop in and have a bite! Lovely. They have great choices...especially if you are GF. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here with my son before Billy Elliott.....very nice spot, great food! My 14 year old son feasted! Will def be back.
Thank you!

MK
MariveK
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love their Tempura Vegetables and excellent Buttermilk Chicken. Love their relaxed atmosphere, the food is reasonably priced given it’s quality.
Superb and unpretentious service And settings. A well run restaurant/beer hall. Highly Recomendable stop in Stratford, Ontario.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

The hostess sat us down but didn’t bring menus. So we thought the server would bring us one. There was only the drink menu on the table. When she did finally come we ordered drinks but still no food menu. We had to ask for a food menu!! Strange. Pulled pork nachos were just ok.

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SusanS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Extensive craft beer menu! Knowledgeable servers. Tuna sushi roll was immediately a favourite! Great musician on Friday night. Overall we loved our first experience at this restaurant. Definitely will return!

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KatherineD
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the third time I'd been to Mercer Hall; once for lunch and twice for dinner. Each time, the food and drinks were delicious and the service was friendly. Being celiac, I appreciate that gluten-free items are indicated on the menu; the same for vegan, nut-free- etc. Great list of beers and some nice wines by the glass. I'd definitely go there again, and would urge my friends to try it out, too, when they're in Stratford. Well done, Mercer Hall!

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Marymac
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal . Our server was friendly knowledge and fun. The menu was varied . We have been to the Mercer before and therefore did not order our standard favourite. We were not disappointed in our choice. We were pleased to see the Brussels sprouts back on the menu. Thank you for giving our Mother daughter weekend an excellent start.

Tommy was also very efficient , friendly and made us feel welcome.

Mary-Jane MacKenzie

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JackL
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was outstanding, very helpful and pleasant and the food was superb, very fresh and full of flavour.

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing spot for a girls night out ! We enjoyed a variety of appetizers and drinks!

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ktpch
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Overall, everything was good. Food was fine. Service was friendly and kind.

JC
vipJaneC
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was fantastic and I loved the eclectic menu. The tempura veggies were great. My friend had the chicken skewer appetizer which he would not recommend and had the smoked meat and soba bowl which he enjoyed. The table beside us ordered the smoked salmon medium plate and it looked amazing! I told my sister to try this restaurant when she is next in Stratford. She would adore it.

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VictorG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice food and friendly stuff. Very glad that made reservation in advance. The restaurant was almost full.

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SherryM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Terrific service. The bowls we ordered were very good, but mine was only lukewarm. Very tasty though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Stratford. Food is always delicious and the staff is great.

JC
JessicaC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. The staff was pleasant and friendly and the beer was tasty. I would definitely go back.

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MarilynE
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waiter Alicia was wonderful!!!!!
The food was so tasty and fresh. I would definitely go back when I visit Stratford again

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent everything! We will be returning for sure!

SM
vipScottM
Toronto
55 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food tasted absolutely fabulous. Came away stuffed and wanting more. Got filled up on the appetizers and had wanted to try the burger, will just have to return!

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maryb
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu and the staff went out of their way to explain the features and more popular items!

MB
vipMammaBear
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Mercer Hall is a good spot - good food, good service, reasonably priced, and organized enough to get you out for theatre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Ryan puts out amazing dishes. Great craft beer selection. Service is spot on!

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vipUSDickinson
New England
101 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Another good meal at the Mercer. Service is well organized and attentive. Good options for small and medium plates - not so many for large but that caused us to try some smaller things. The Eggplant was good but caused the salad to wilt, the pork bahn mi small plate is outstanding! Excellent beer & cider selection as well.

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WilliamL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

A pleasant setting with friendly, well informed service. An effort is made to put a new spin on some old favourites. I would recommend Mercer Hall

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DebL
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Few restaurant options in Stratford on a Monday night but Mercer Hall was open and had decent reviews so we went along. We arrived early but got seated anyway and Abra, our waitress was very helpful. And we waited. And waited. Drinks were prompt but the food was nowhere to be seen. We asked our waitress, who was trying to hurry things along and even brought us some nibbles, but it was over an hour’s wait for the food. It was pretty good but by that point we would have eaten anything. What a shame.

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GlenL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We've been several times already and will continue to visit. Menu, presentation, beer list etc. Just
excellent on every occasion.