Mercer Hall

4.3
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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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
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
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.

OT
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.

SS
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!

KD
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!

M
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

JL
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.

LH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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

k
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

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

JC
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.

VG
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.

SM
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!

OT
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
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.

ME
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

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent everything! We will be returning for sure!

SM
Toronto
42 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!

m
Toronto
4 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
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.

OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

US
New England
99 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.

WL
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

DL
Detroit
8 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.

GL
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.

MR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always have a great experience at Mercer and love getting to see what the new Mash Bun is going to be as the special when I'm there. Treated myself to the best thing on the menu for dessert- the carrot cake. Delicious! Our server was so so friendly and made the experience very enjoyable.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A great spot overall, nice relaxed vibe, and a unique take on Asian fusion. Go with the pork Bahn Mi. We tried the flight of draft beers which adds another mix of flavours. Our server, Alex, was excellent and really made the evening.

LK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I love the menu at Mercer Hall. There are many interesting options with small plates and appetizers making it possible to eat a variety. However my companion was not impressed with the fish sandwich. The only criticism was that we were seated at a high top table which was uncomfotable for my companion. There was no way to request a regular table on the reservation form. I would suggest that an option be added on the reservation to indicate a preference for a regular table

f
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed the food immensely. The only issue was that notwithstanding that we made the reservation about 6 weeks prior, they offered us a very bad table initially. We objected and were situated in a better location. Other than that the service and food were great.

K
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent! Thank you Mercer and thank you, Abra for the excellent service.

BG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

I've been there in the past and the food was great but they removed a couple of things off the menu. They were out of two beverages that I wanted. The food for the price was mediocre. I expected better.

JC
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Mercer Hall is a great restaurant to go to in Stratford. They have a lot of great selection on their menu. The food is artfully presented. I highly recommend this restaurant.

TY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great meal. The staff could not be more welcoming. Fast efficient, friendly service. We shared plates of food: mash up steam bun, mac and cheese (a table favourite), karaage fried chicken, and the japanese eggplant. All were delicious, with interesting flavours that blended very well together. I can't wait to return.

C
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Recommend: salmon, raspberry mousse dessert. Do not recommend mac and cheese and caesar salad

MT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Return visit to Mercer Hall. Interesting food with generous portions. My hamburg was adjusted to my preference as the cheese was changed from smoked gouda to cheddar. The server also gave us the opportunity to sample two beers before making our final selection.

Would recommend Mercer Hall for a casual dining experience; suggest that it is important to make a reservation if needing to eat at a popular time in order to make the evening show at the Festival Theatre.

RW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best dinner out we have had in a while. Food was amazing, in particular the coconut curry soup! WOW! Service was great too.

NA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Exciting place to dine! Menu has lots of choices and servers attentive. Worked well with our timeline. Look forward to more visits. Music was a bit loud but that seems to be the style these days - but not enough to ask them to turn it down.

AV
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Not cost conscious as trip advisor suggests. Our server was amazing. Food was good and pricey. Ambience was fabulous and music was fantastic. Wine was delicious. Desserts off the hook.

LI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Server was very friendly and helpful. We opted for a couple of vegetarian dishes that were okay but not amazing. Rice overly sticky. Lots of meat options in the menu that looked great but due to an allergy not an option. Wrong beer was delivered. Very interesting menu though and would like to try it again.

SC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience4

Hi,
I would like to say our waitress was lovely. She was EXTREMELY BUSY. She was so polite and accommodating.
We waited one hour and a half for food. Some of our party was very upset and did have their meal deducted.
This is our annual trip. We did not eat together and that was disappointing. It was me who recommended Merced as I have eaten there before.

KW
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lots of great food options, and every dish had a unique outlook. Having clear labels on the menu for various dietary restrictions was a really great idea. The service was fast, friendly, and attentive. Will absolutely go there again.