The Merchant Tavern

4.7
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CAN$30 and under
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Bistro
Welcome to The Merchant Tavern



The Merchant Tavern pays homage to hard-working people who appreciate fine fare and spirits. Using fresh ingredients from local purveyors and some inspiration, we create dishes that will make you feel sated.
What 990 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food as usual.

OT
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waitress was fabulous! Food was amazing, great atmosphere. Favourite spot downtown.

s
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server, Scott, was great and he had a lot of tables to take care of. Very friendly staff all around, service was great, food delicious. Fun, lively atmosphere.

JG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall very well cooked and presented exceptional taste, salmon was excellent the pork also was excellent but I feel a bit small proportioned, yes I highly recommend this restaurant

JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great care goes into everything they do. Mindful dining at its best.
Be sure to try Sophie's cappuccinos.

DM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Grand spot. One the best restaurants pound for pound in Canada.

SM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I named the moose Alexander. The food was excellent and for how lovely it was, the price was actually very reasonable. Cool environment. Went for a one year anniversary meal; server was kind and the food came very quickly.

GF
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never fails to provide an awesome dining experience. Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere

BB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Food was absolutely incredible and arrived fairly quickly for a busy time of night. Service staff was very accommodating and friendly. Loved the whole set up and decor of the restaurant, felt like a super unique experience. 10/10 stars, definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good date night restaurant!

JM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The cod tacos and homemade burger were the best I’ve ever tasted. And dedicating dishes to raise money for a local child battling cancer warms my heart. Way to go!

S
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue, amazing food! The brunch menu is affordable and delicious

KP
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, service and atmosphere. Best brunch in town! And the specials - like the donuts - are AMAZING!

JB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday Brunch

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food. The duck dish was amazing. Love the ambience of this place! Will definitely go back !

c
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Noisy. Expensive, Although my pasta dish was very good, my husband's cod was dry and overcooked- in retrospect he should have sent it back.

JM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our meals were great - chicken and waffles were so good! Service was outstanding - gave us the pickle!

NG
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was dandy...drinks were as good or better. Our server was top shelf, all around terrific experience.

OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 everytime

t
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and lovely service - a very lively spot but still able to hold a conversation. It’s alive with people having a good time - not blaring music.

LD
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's become our favorite place to go for date night! Food is always great and service is outstanding.

OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always. See you again soon

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the place

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic brunch!

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their Brunch is to die for! Amazing food, service and ambiance with a live music! Prices are very fair! Will definitely be returning!

MB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

I know that prices have gone up around the city, but $38 just seemed a lot to pay for steak and frites.

SC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience!... Top notch service from Deidre, Ryan and Team! And, THE BEST Caesar and quiche you'll find anywhere! And even Chef Jeremy Charles came over to the table to have a chat... How awesome is that! A perfect way to end the #SOE #Snowmagedden2020!!

G
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a wonderful evening. The food was fantastic and our server made sure everything was perfect. Probably our new favourite date night spot.

PF
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good and service! I found the noise level a bit much in the last hour I was there (8-9pm). That withstanding, it was a nice evening!

LF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and service!

OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

We have been there a few times and always really enjoyed the food. However, the food was either overdone or very bland this time.

l
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The flavor of the food was awesome. You can tell that everything was made in house. Excellent food

LB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints!
Try the brunch and the breakfast biscuit. Yum!

K
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

My wife was vegetarian and There are only 2-3 items on the menu for her (1 of each of appetizer, and main), so the kitchen made her a special surprise meal, however, it consisted of 3 pieces of cauliflower, 3 slices of carrot, and a 1/4 of an apple sliced with dressing. It was tasty but more an appetizer than a meal - but priced as a main course. I had a very good meal, being a meat eater.
With more people being vegetarian and vegan, there should be a little more attention paid to serving them properly. Although I had a good meal, we may not be going back because of my wife’s inability to get a decent meal out, unless there are vegetarian ‘tweaks’ to the menu.

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great place.

B
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Beverages were superb.
Apps were excellent. Steak was a little tough, but cooked perfectly otherwise. Definitely go again.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had just returned home and saw a friend of mine for the first time in six months. This place had a great brunch, with plenty of options and even more customization capabilities. Such a great spot for the modern twist on traditional Newfoundland food.

IG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We dine here periodically and find the overall experience enjoyable . The steeped tea is better than before.
The noise level at times can be quite high.

CF
Orlando
53 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Food was good but took a while to come out from the kitchen. Cod soup had one bite of fish and was quite spicy. My friend sent hers back and received another full of fish. I didn’t bother. She said the profiteroles were the best she ever had and she has travelled everywhere in the world! Server was amazing :)

GR
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, great food

GW
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Service at the bar when we got there was excellent.
Once seated the service today was a little on the poor side.
Shame because usually it is very good no matter how busy.

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