Mercantile Kitchen and Bar

4.6
107 reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
Serving the area's best brunch. Daily.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 107 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSiobhanT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our waitress Rachel was great, quick service!

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vipEddie
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It took over an hour for the entrees to come out, and no explanation was offered. The food quality was not bad, but after waiting for over an hour, you would expect more. Having recently moved to the area, this was the first subpar meal we've had. The decor was nice, and the servers were pleasant, but the quality of the meal suffered as a result of the unexplained wait time and lack of attention.

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KevinM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s in a great location and the food and service were great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t remember my servers name but she was awesome. Didn’t rush us on the brunch. Food was top notch. Best chicken waffles. Also salmon was great too. Don’t forget to get the cocktails.

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Carley
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hummus and Brussel sprouts were OUTSTANDING! I would definitely return.

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nicole89
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch in great atmosphere!

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Sea2Sea
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Charming, well appointed environment in this local spot. At 9:30 on a Sunday there was a full house for brunch. We were seated right away near the window. Staff were friendly and wore masks at all times. We quickly scanned the menu and ordered. And waited so long to be served that my husband was getting irritated. Portions were large. My brioche French toast was very soggy in the middle - needed a couple more minutes on the grill. My husband’s eggs were perfectly over easy and the sausage links were big and juicy.

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MeganD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I was extremely disappointed with the food and the service.

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ChristinaB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was delicious. Everything was cooked perfectly! We sat outside and it was a bit chilly. I hope they get heating lamps for the outside areas. Would definitely go back!

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KatieW
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brunch was amazing! I had a fantastic Bloody Mary and the breakfast burrito, which was both huge and delicious!

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vipWorldIsMyOyster
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was quite slow for us. Took a while for the food to arrive. The drinks were pretty good - had a Bloody Mary and spiked cider. Ordered tomato bisque, which was good, and BLT deviled eggs which were okay, nothing spectacular. Would come back, but not on the top of my list.

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viperobbo
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Dinner selections while fewer than other establishments had everything we wanted! Try Sliders without buns, yum! Hummus plate with warmed pitas? Wow! Our Server was a real joy.

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vipJenniferA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waiting for 40 min to an appetizer then asked why all the food did not come out together - which were sandwich and an egg plates. Told by waitress that I did not specify that.

Mercantile Kitchen and Bar
Responded on 12 September 2020

Thank you for the review, Jennifer. We apologize for your experience on Labor Day. Due to technical difficulties that morning we weren't able to open until about an hour after our normal time. The same issue slowed us down quite a bit for the entire day. But we promised to be open that day so we did the best we could under the circumstances. If you'd give us another chance we'd love to make it up to you by buying you brunch. Please email us at themercsaratoga@gmail if that would work for you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a great experience from start to finish. Our waitress Josephine had so much energy and made our experience memorable! The food and cappuccino were fantastic!! I highly recommend stopping by!

Mercantile Kitchen and Bar
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you for the great review! We're so happy you had a nice experience with us.

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JillK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We ate outside on a beautiful night. This was not our first visit to Mercantile but was our first time during Covid. I checked the menu online to be sure my son would find something he liked. Imagine my surprise when we were handed a menu with a few appetizers, two soups, two salads and about 8-10 different sliders. Nothing like the menu online. I understand that restaurants are managing the best way they can during extraordinary circumstances. It would have been more forthcoming for Mercantile to post the menu they’re currently offering online. The food we had was good. I just there'd been a wider selection.

Mercantile Kitchen and Bar
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hello there! Thank you for the 4 star review! Our menu is updated on Opentable and also our website themercsaratoga. (Unable to type the entire address due to Opentable restrictions.) Do you mind telling us where you were looking so that we can address the issue? We apologize for the misinformation and would like to make the necessary corrections. Thank you so much.

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vipRobertS
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Limited menu right now. But everything we ordered was good and the service was very good. Good outdoor seating

Mercantile Kitchen and Bar
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi, Robert! Thanks for the review. As of now we're just adjusting best we can. Brunch is what we mainly do but we wanted to have an offering for the evening Summer crowd too. Hopefully everything is back to normal again soon.

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vipAntonioD
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place for breakfast during our vacation ,i wish we lived closer , absolutely like nothing we have ever eaten before. We had the chicken and waffles and let me tell you i have never eaten chicken in my life that delicious and crispy and juicy .my family loves you guys. Staff super awesome as well. What presentation with the food lunch breakfast ect.

Mercantile Kitchen and Bar
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi, Antonio! Thanks for the wonderful review. We're so glad you had a great time with us and hope to see you again soon.

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KCK1971
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service is slow-ish but food is good. I would revisit in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it there!!

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MatthewC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating. Pet friendly. Service was quick. Not as crowded in late afternoon.

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vipPaulB
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for Sunday brunch !!! Menu had choices for traditional breakfast and more luncheon like items.

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LouiseM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great outdoor breakfast on Sunday. Steak frittata special was amazing & so were my eggs and bacon. Our server, Jess, was so friendly and attentive. We will definitely come again on our next visit.

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vipDelicious
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Sunday for the brunch menu and upon walking in I was surprised it was so quiet. The food was great! I got the Brussel sprouts with a fried egg as a stater and then a burger. Both were great. My husband got the chicken wings (dry rubbed) as a starter and a full plate breakfast...; eggs, potatoes, bacon and toast. On top of that I got two hand crafted drinks which were delicious! The atmosphere was old school Manhattan....beautiful dark wood and black and white tiled floors. Our waitress was attentive but I did note there was only one, but as I mentioned there were only two or three tables.

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vipVMJR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Service was a little slow.

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vipRobertS
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I had Salmon and it was delicious. Very fresh and cooked perfect.

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Maxa
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried The Mercantile for the first time a few weeks ago and decided to dine here for our anniversary. Service was good drinks and food were also good. Nothing to complain about. Will be returning soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food polite staff

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Saratoga
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed with good food and service

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Spamomof2
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Went for a late lunch/early dinner. Had a beer at the bar (good happy hour) and then got our table. Waitress was very friendly but a bit inattentive. Food took way longer than it should have as they were not at all busy. Burgers were ok, fish and chips good. Best was the calamari app, although I thought there were too many of the leggy things instead of rings. Overall a fine experience and good value for a casual meal.

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WendyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Waited an hour and 15 for simple lunch order. At that point, after asking how much longer and basically receiving a “what can you do response”, we asked for the check and left. It’s not the first time we’ve waited for meals but this one clearly finished it for us. Won’t be back.

Mercantile Kitchen and Bar
Responded on 3 January 2020

Hello, Wendy. I'm so very sorry to hear of your experience. And I'm so sorry for the response that you were given. That is not how I train my employees to handle any situation. If I had known about this before you left I would've made it right for you. Our policy is to ALWAYS lavish our guests with the best service possible as they are the reason we open our doors. My name is Chris and I am the owner. If you would please come back I would happily pay for your meal. Just ask for me.

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mspiggy
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love breakfast here - have had every gluten free, dairy free option - never disappointed. Love their home fries!!

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KellyV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to go out to dinner for the Victorian Stroll in downtown Saratoga, an annual event for the family. The building use to be the Cantina, so we have never been to the “Merc”. We were pleasantly surprised. I ordered the fish and malt fries. The size of the fish was enormous, I took half home, and was very tasty lightly breaded very happy with the selection. We have 10 year old twins, one ordered from the kids menu, and he loved the grill cheese (not too hard to screw up) but our other son ordered the Merc Burger, and he ate the entire thing..... we also had the calamari with jalapeños, we all loved it, we could have had another order but saved our appetite for dinner. It was probably noisier than usual, as it was the Victorian Stroll and the streets and restaurants were packed. They do have a happy hour 3-6 at the bar... we would come again. I would say for Saratoga the restaurant was actually priced right, where some of the restaurants can be over prized and considered fine dining. Perfect for a couple with kids.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Came in for breakfast at 9:15 am. I didn’t receive my meal until 9:46 am. I ordered the Southwest Omelette, 1 pancake and a side of bacon. Not sure why everything took so long but my bacon had been pre-made because it was cold when it made it to the table.

I was expecting service to be efficient seeing as there were 2 waitress waiting on 7 tables. There wasn’t a big rush so I’m not sure why this wasn’t an excellent experience.

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Togafoodie123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was very good. Service was terrible. We waited 20 minutes before waitstaff arrived at table. Wrong order came out. Food was really good. Hopefully, they can fix service issues. Staff is very young.

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MaryM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food , tasty drinks, beautiful service

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Gary
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both app. and entree were outstanding. And the price for the quality was very reasonable. Had a cocktail and wine first at the bar. Price was reasonable for downtown saratoga. Both bartender and waitress were very attentive and personable. Would definitely go back again!

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vipStosh
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very comfortable but chic setting. Solid lunch/brunch offerings and pleasant servers

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GiGi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I went for brunch and had THE BEST Eggs Benedict I've had in my entire life. Nice atmosphere, and conveniently located right on Broadway. I will definitely be going back next time I visit Saratoga!

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AJsaratoga
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to Mercantile Kitchen for restaurant week to see if enjoyed the place. I will definitely be going back. The food was good, the atmosphere was lovely.

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RandyH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I highly recommend.

FAQs

Mercantile Kitchen and Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 886-8479.

Mercantile Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 107 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 bookings at the moment.