The Merc

4.5
128 reviews
$31 to $50
American
At The Merc, our menu is inspired by our love for people and American dining. It's familiar and comforting with quality and value being our top priority. From the service to the dishes and signature cocktails, we are fully committed to giving our guests the experience they deserve.

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 128 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.4
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4.3
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLeslieH
14 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside and had a delicious brunch, great people watching and great service

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vipDory
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The server was clearly distracted. The food was barely hot. Multiple mistakes were made with our order. I would not return here at all.

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vipGabrielaG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Four of us went and loved the food and drinks! Service was great too! However it was very very loud.

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PeggyC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious and cocktails were complex and tasty. Food service was too fast as we were only halfway through our appetizers when our entrees were served.

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vipLindaL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food! Our server was very attentive and his timing was perfect. He knew when to ask us what we needed next and we never had to chase him down.

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vipBuffFoodie19
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great! Only issue was I ordered a meal to go for my husband and asked for the chicken sandwich and was given the BBQ pork sandwich instead. Otherwise good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, great atmosphere, I will definitely be back again soon

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FEEW
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First time there. Service was horrible even though restaurant didn't seem busy. We sat for 15 minutes without being acknowledged by the several employees, including hostess, walking by. Drinks took forever as did food. Two tables sat after us received their food and finished before we got our two salads. Food was ok. Menu looks very interesting so chalking bad service up to the day and would consider giving the Merc another try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch and bottomless mimosas! We had a perfect seat on
their patio as well!

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vipwnwx
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was delicious and waitstaff friendly, enjoyed our evening! Would have liked food to come more quickly - took ~1hr from time we were seated to time food was served.

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Jess
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were very good and interesting. I thought the The 430 was amazing! The fried chicken sandwich was also incredible. Highly recommend

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PeggyC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The adult grilled cheese sandwich was amazing and our server was attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is elegant with an awesome vibe. I went for brunch and the food was amazing. The service was speedy and friendly. The "No Huervos Ranchero" is absolutely incredible. The Salmon Nicoise was percent.

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AllisonB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at the Merc Friday night. The food was delicious, the service fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening so much that we then returned for brunch on Easter Day. Again, we had a wonderful time!

The Merc
Responded on 23 April 2021

Thanks, Allison! We're glad you enjoyed everything and can't wait for you to come back!

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Jord
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch spot! Friendly wait staff and great food. The Friends with Benny was delicious and the bottomless mimosas cant be beat!

The Merc
Responded on 23 April 2021

Thanks, Jord! Come back soon!

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JeanneA
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is really good, its not a huge menu but there is something to please even the pickiest eater. The blood orange margaritas were outstanding

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vipSaratogaGregg
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch and cocktails! Service was great as well.

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Jonathan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot, we stopped for Brunch during a visit to Toga. Would definitely go back.

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Ness
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Top 5 Best chicken and waffles I have ever had. Everything was amazing and we will definitely be back. No complaints- Waffle fries and brussle sprouts as an app are highly recommended.

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vipt182288
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I hate leaving negative reviews but we had the worst brunch experience here. We were just short of forgotten about during our Saturday afternoon. We were only checked on once in an hour, took a half hour to get one drink, had to flag down the waitress to even order after an hour, had to find another server to get the rest of our order, needed to ASK for them to clear some glasses from our table ... the list goes on and on. The 10 person table to our right had NO issues getting their food and drink for the hours we waited - they had constant service to where someone was always delivering items multiple times over before we were even asked if we needed something.

In the end the food is very good through and through, but lost much of its luster due to the imposing presence of poor service.

JM
vipJuliaM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious brunch and mimosas were amazing!

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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
5 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
13 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
10 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
3 reviews
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
26 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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erobbo
New York Area
24 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
6 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.

The Merc
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!

The Merc
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.

The Merc
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
35 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

The Merc
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
23 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.

The Merc
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!!

FAQs

The Merc offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 886-8479.

The Merc is rated 4.5 stars by 128 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.