Mercat a la Planxa
Upscale tapas restaurant with park views
Spanish · South Loop · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.6
Food
4.4
Decor
4.3
Service
 
"Exquisite" , "high-end" Catalan small plates, "excellent wines" and an atmosphere full of "buzz" evoke "memories of Barcelona" at this "festive and fun" Spanish spot in the South Loop’s Blackstone Hotel; a "beautiful" , "striking" space with an open kitchen and windows "overlooking Grant Park" cements its status as a "must."
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hours Open Today · 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Chevron
Monday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
location 638 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605, United States phone +1 312-765-0524 website www.mercatchicago.com directions Get Directions
What To Order
Datiles con almendras
Pimentos de padron
Paella valenciana
Insider Tip
Gather a few friends on Sunday for a four-course menu starring roasted suckling pig paired with a local draft beer for $45 a person.
Known For
Private rooms
Views
Business dining
Great cocktails
Groups
Outdoor seating
People watching
Breakfast
Brunch
Lunch
Takeout
Lively scenes
Zagat Mentions of Mercat a la Planxa
Google Reviews
4.2
(291)
Best pizza taste ever! May take long, but totally worth it. They give you the option to order your food while you are waiting, which could save you about half an hour if you are in a rush. Very friendly and helpful staff, plus a warm and enjoyable environment. The suggested servings are real BTW! If it's your first time, do not miss the classic and Lou deep dish.
Joana Isabell · January 4, 2018
The food was good, and the service was great. There was an awkward moment, when getting off the elevator, because there wasn't a clear indication of where we should go from there, nor was anyone there to greet guests. The cocktails are imaginative and well made, the tasting menu option (restaurant week or their standard versions) are absolutely the way to go.
Alina Thompson · January 31, 2018
Fabulous tapas & drinks! Service is friendly and thoughtful, dining room has a nice, modern ambience, sangria is delicious, tapas timed properly so that food is always rotating, and the food is always so tasty! I only eat the fish and vegetarian dishes, but highly recommend the restaurant--it's outstanding!
Melissa Blank · January 2, 2018