Ten Mercer

★★★★☆
A New American restaurant serving great food along with an excellent happy hour and late night dining with AC for hot summer nights.
  • 10 Mercer St

    Seattle, WA 98109

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  • 206-691-3723

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Ten Mercer is a great place to go before an event at Key Arena. Stopped in with the wife for drinks and a bite to eat and really enjoyed it. Came back after the game for a couple more drinks. Great wine list and cocktails. Service was good and not annoying!

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★★★★★

Ten Mercer is a great place to go before an event at Key Arena. Stopped in with the wife for drinks and a bite to eat and really enjoyed it. Came back after the game for a couple more drinks. Great wine list and cocktails. Service was good and not annoying!

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The night we went to this place, it was fairly empty but later in the evening. The food was very good. I had a burger with blue cheese and it was a great choice (I debated over a few options). My girlfriend loved her Lobster Risotto. A good choice for a night out with the girls...good food, cocktails, and decent service.

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★★★★☆

The night we went to this place, it was fairly empty but later in the evening. The food was very good. I had a burger with blue cheese and it was a great choice (I debated over a few options). My girlfriend loved her Lobster Risotto. A good choice for a night out with the girls...good food, cocktails, and decent service.

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We went into Ten Mercer the other night after the ballet for a late dinner and bottle of wine. We were warmly greeted by the hostess, even with a full lobby at 10:30 at night! We were promptly taken upstairs, sat at a great table for two and thouroughly taken care of. It was busy and people were running around but it never felt hectic. Our server recommended a great bottle of wine and the proscuitto wrapped almond stuffed dates. They were amazing! We had the venison and chicken, both of us loved the choices with our wine. Overall, this restaurant is a gem at the bottom of Queen Anne!

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★★★★★

We went into Ten Mercer the other night after the ballet for a late dinner and bottle of wine. We were warmly greeted by the hostess, even with a full lobby at 10:30 at night! We were promptly taken upstairs, sat at a great table for two and thouroughly taken care of. It was busy and people were running around but it never felt hectic. Our server recommended a great bottle of wine and the proscuitto wrapped almond stuffed dates. They were amazing! We had the venison and chicken, both of us loved the choices with our wine. Overall, this restaurant is a gem at the bottom of Queen Anne!

Pros: Great late night food! Full menu offered until midnight

Cons: Waiting with the crowd to get into the restaurant

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I visited Ten Mercer for the first time last Thursday. A friend and I sat down at a table in the bar and 10 minutes later no one had stopped by to get us drinks. Finally a really nice girl dropped of some water and we asked her if we could order a drink. She passed on our order to the server. In the meantime a few other friends showed. The server finally came by, dropped the two drinks off, and walked away without asking if she could get the other guests a drink. After about another 10 minutes we finally went up to the bar to order drinks for the remainder of the party. The server kept walking by us and ignoring our "excuse me's." Finally they called us to our table. We walked up there and waited another 10 minutes for anyone to stop by and take our drink order. We ordered a few appetizers, which were so-so. When we were all finished I walked out to get my car (at 7:30pm) and the attendant was not standing at the podium. I waited about 5 minutes and walked back inside to ask the hostess if maybe the attendant waited inside since it was so cold and the parking lot was full. She said he probably went home for the night and my keys were at the bar. So off to the bar I went and waited another 10 minutes for a bartender to tell me he had no idea what I was talking about. Overall, the restaurant seems poorly run. The servers and bartenders are rude and uninformed and the food is unimpressive.

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★☆☆☆☆

I visited Ten Mercer for the first time last Thursday. A friend and I sat down at a table in the bar and 10 minutes later no one had stopped by to get us drinks. Finally a really nice girl dropped of some water and we asked her if we could order a drink. She passed on our order to the server. In the meantime a few other friends showed. The server finally came by, dropped the two drinks off, and walked away without asking if she could get the other guests a drink. After about another 10 minutes we finally went up to the bar to order drinks for the remainder of the party. The server kept walking by us and ignoring our "excuse me's." Finally they called us to our table. We walked up there and waited another 10 minutes for anyone to stop by and take our drink order. We ordered a few appetizers, which were so-so. When we were all finished I walked out to get my car (at 7:30pm) and the attendant was not standing at the podium. I waited about 5 minutes and walked back inside to ask the hostess if maybe the attendant waited inside since it was so cold and the parking lot was full. She said he probably went home for the night and my keys were at the bar. So off to the bar I went and waited another 10 minutes for a bartender to tell me he had no idea what I was talking about. Overall, the restaurant seems poorly run. The servers and bartenders are rude and uninformed and the food is unimpressive.

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First time to Ten Mercer last Friday night for a light, late meal. I ordered lobster bisque. It was very thin with some type of minced, mystery fish. Zero flavor. Ordered a glass of red wine and a few sips into it I noticed a tentacle like residue on the side of the glass. Soo, ordered a cup of coffee which arrived luke warm. I asked the waitress for some hot coffee and she replied, "Oh, I checked it with my finger and it seemed hot."

"Check please".

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★★☆☆☆

First time to Ten Mercer last Friday night for a light, late meal. I ordered lobster bisque. It was very thin with some type of minced, mystery fish. Zero flavor. Ordered a glass of red wine and a few sips into it I noticed a tentacle like residue on the side of the glass. Soo, ordered a cup of coffee which arrived luke warm. I asked the waitress for some hot coffee and she replied, "Oh, I checked it with my finger and it seemed hot."

"Check please".

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went here before a play (too bad the play couldn't have been as good as our meal here.) started with the samosas with feta and walnuts. they were good, but show me fried dough with chees and nuts that isn't. mercer salad for the second course was okay, as well. tasted two entrees: the garlic chick and the braised lamb shank. go with the lamb. slow cooked until it falls from the bone, you can really taste the flavour of the meat. the faintest essence of cinnamon is left in your mouth after you swallow, too. served with grilled polenta, this is the dish. the garlic chicken is good - don't get me wrong. great flavor and a hearty plate with fingerling potatoes and grilled asparagus. but the lamb is something i would go back for. the only disappointment was the bread pudding, which had the taste and consistency of oatmeal with cran-raisins in it. ick. to their credit, they removed it from the bill when they saw it went untouched. all around a good choice for a neighborhood bistro. hurray!

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★★★★☆

went here before a play (too bad the play couldn't have been as good as our meal here.) started with the samosas with feta and walnuts. they were good, but show me fried dough with chees and nuts that isn't. mercer salad for the second course was okay, as well. tasted two entrees: the garlic chick and the braised lamb shank. go with the lamb. slow cooked until it falls from the bone, you can really taste the flavour of the meat. the faintest essence of cinnamon is left in your mouth after you swallow, too. served with grilled polenta, this is the dish. the garlic chicken is good - don't get me wrong. great flavor and a hearty plate with fingerling potatoes and grilled asparagus. but the lamb is something i would go back for. the only disappointment was the bread pudding, which had the taste and consistency of oatmeal with cran-raisins in it. ick. to their credit, they removed it from the bill when they saw it went untouched. all around a good choice for a neighborhood bistro. hurray!

Pros: food

Cons: parking

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Some friends took me here for dinner and I never knew that I would ever like the taste of lamb in my life. Service was great, even on a weekday. Great ambiance too, its nice to see that in a restaurant within proximity of Key Arena/Seattle Center.

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★★★★★

Some friends took me here for dinner and I never knew that I would ever like the taste of lamb in my life. Service was great, even on a weekday. Great ambiance too, its nice to see that in a restaurant within proximity of Key Arena/Seattle Center.

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We came out of "Tuesdays with Morrie" at the Rep and hadn't eaten yet, so looked for a place close by, and decided on 10 Mercer. Wonderful food, extremely good service, even a table side visit from the owner. We made a good choice! Grilled salmon was perfect, artichoke risotto flavorful, and the samosas were a treat.

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★★★★★

We came out of "Tuesdays with Morrie" at the Rep and hadn't eaten yet, so looked for a place close by, and decided on 10 Mercer. Wonderful food, extremely good service, even a table side visit from the owner. We made a good choice! Grilled salmon was perfect, artichoke risotto flavorful, and the samosas were a treat.

Pros: delicious

Cons: a little noisy

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Do you get it? 10 Mercer lays it out on their sign, Dinner and Drinks
For combination of menu, wine list, decor, vibe and value a top restaurant anywhere in the U.S. Service rocks as well. By the way 03 Telegraphe is $88?!

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★★★★★

Do you get it? 10 Mercer lays it out on their sign, Dinner and Drinks
For combination of menu, wine list, decor, vibe and value a top restaurant anywhere in the U.S. Service rocks as well. By the way 03 Telegraphe is $88?!

Pros: wine prices, bartenders

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Being from out of out of town, looking for a place to eat, we ended up here. We are so glad we ended up here though!!! It made our visit to Seattle a great experience. We didn't have a reservation but were quickly seated at the bar. Brandon was an excellent/entertaining bartender - very knowledable!! Dinner had great presentation, but without the tiny portions that usually come along with it! Highly suggest the garlic crusted chicken... phenominal! Already planning a trip back to Seattle just so I can eat here again!

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★★★★★

Being from out of out of town, looking for a place to eat, we ended up here. We are so glad we ended up here though!!! It made our visit to Seattle a great experience. We didn't have a reservation but were quickly seated at the bar. Brandon was an excellent/entertaining bartender - very knowledable!! Dinner had great presentation, but without the tiny portions that usually come along with it! Highly suggest the garlic crusted chicken... phenominal! Already planning a trip back to Seattle just so I can eat here again!

Pros: Bartender, Martini, Romantic

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popped in for a bite after a Monday night show. Looks pretty but the food was not great for what we paid. the wild green salad would have been good if it were not drowned in dressing. Fettuccini carbonara was a little overcooked. chocolate silk cloyingly sweet. Staff was nice but didnt know the bar, but it was a Monday night..... We felt that more energy was spent making the place and the food look nice, than on the actually dishes themselves...

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★★☆☆☆

popped in for a bite after a Monday night show. Looks pretty but the food was not great for what we paid. the wild green salad would have been good if it were not drowned in dressing. Fettuccini carbonara was a little overcooked. chocolate silk cloyingly sweet. Staff was nice but didnt know the bar, but it was a Monday night..... We felt that more energy was spent making the place and the food look nice, than on the actually dishes themselves...

Pros: close to theaters, good wine list

Cons: dull food, not cheap

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After an evening of wondering where we should eat, we settled on Ten Mercer and are so glad we did. After having some trouble finding parking we were ushered upstairs to a great table overlooking both the bar and busy street. The food was very fresh and had great balance of flavor. If you enjoy Risotto, the Lobster Risotto was prepared to perfection. This is a great place to go after a play or before a night on the town.

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★★★★★

After an evening of wondering where we should eat, we settled on Ten Mercer and are so glad we did. After having some trouble finding parking we were ushered upstairs to a great table overlooking both the bar and busy street. The food was very fresh and had great balance of flavor. If you enjoy Risotto, the Lobster Risotto was prepared to perfection. This is a great place to go after a play or before a night on the town.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere

Cons: Parking

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Made late reservations for New Years Eve. Arrived early and my girl and I were promplty taken care of at the bar. Moet Rose by the glass-- yum! Seated upstairs we got a table by the window- we shared the whole fried bass -stunning- and the lobster risotto- delicious. Bust bang for the buck in Seattle by far. Great service, room, food.
Going to be regualrs in '06!

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★★★★★

Made late reservations for New Years Eve. Arrived early and my girl and I were promplty taken care of at the bar. Moet Rose by the glass-- yum! Seated upstairs we got a table by the window- we shared the whole fried bass -stunning- and the lobster risotto- delicious. Bust bang for the buck in Seattle by far. Great service, room, food.
Going to be regualrs in '06!

Pros: wines by the glass, valet parking, great food

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Great cocktails, but avoid Ten Mercer's risotto with extreme prejudice. It's flavorless and for some reason the chefs thought carrots in said dish was a good idea. The waiter while punctual had little personality and seemed rather put off that we were sitting at his table. I would only come back for the cocktails which were very good.

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★★☆☆☆

Great cocktails, but avoid Ten Mercer's risotto with extreme prejudice. It's flavorless and for some reason the chefs thought carrots in said dish was a good idea. The waiter while punctual had little personality and seemed rather put off that we were sitting at his table. I would only come back for the cocktails which were very good.

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My husband and I celebrated out first anniversary at 10 Mercer with a group of eleven.
We recieved warm and gracious service (lot's of special requests), exciting cusine and spot on wine service for our oenophile friends. Going to be bringing more business their way very soon!

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★★★★★

My husband and I celebrated out first anniversary at 10 Mercer with a group of eleven.
We recieved warm and gracious service (lot's of special requests), exciting cusine and spot on wine service for our oenophile friends. Going to be bringing more business their way very soon!

Pros: service, menu, wine service

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Snobbery ALERT! (I've never before written a negative review about anything)... While hosting out of town guests we were early to arrive at 10 Mercer St. for early evening cocktails when the hostess/manager? made it clear we were a hassle to be dealt with. We arrived to their locked door just minutes before they were to open and happily stood in the cold for several minutes before the terribly rude woman opened the door not to let us in but to tell us to COME BACK LATER! Regrettably, we did just that, and were greeted in an equally unfriendly manner again. All tables were empty though we were told we could only sit at a small and uncomfortable corner spot. No Washington wines and our waitress was hurried and rude. They rolled their eyes, they scoffed at our inquiry of beers on tap and possible appetizer suggestions... They were horrible.

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★☆☆☆☆

Snobbery ALERT! (I've never before written a negative review about anything)... While hosting out of town guests we were early to arrive at 10 Mercer St. for early evening cocktails when the hostess/manager? made it clear we were a hassle to be dealt with. We arrived to their locked door just minutes before they were to open and happily stood in the cold for several minutes before the terribly rude woman opened the door not to let us in but to tell us to COME BACK LATER! Regrettably, we did just that, and were greeted in an equally unfriendly manner again. All tables were empty though we were told we could only sit at a small and uncomfortable corner spot. No Washington wines and our waitress was hurried and rude. They rolled their eyes, they scoffed at our inquiry of beers on tap and possible appetizer suggestions... They were horrible.

Pros: none

Cons: rude staff, uncomfortable, winelist

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Ten Mercer is an excellent place for a romantic dinner. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere is unique and romantique, the drinks are perfect, and the service is outstanding! I highly recommend this as a date spot!

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★★★★★

Ten Mercer is an excellent place for a romantic dinner. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere is unique and romantique, the drinks are perfect, and the service is outstanding! I highly recommend this as a date spot!

Pros: reasonable prices, excellent bartenders, wonderful food

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We were visiting in Seattle and ate here during the "Dinner at 8" promotion -- 3 courses for $20. The garlic-encrusted chicken was done perfectly -- tender, flavorful, with crispy skin -- quite possibly the best chicken I've ever had. Service was very good. We have a lot of good restaurants in San Francisco and Ten Mercer beats many of them. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

We were visiting in Seattle and ate here during the "Dinner at 8" promotion -- 3 courses for $20. The garlic-encrusted chicken was done perfectly -- tender, flavorful, with crispy skin -- quite possibly the best chicken I've ever had. Service was very good. We have a lot of good restaurants in San Francisco and Ten Mercer beats many of them. Highly recommended.

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...on a scale of 1 to 10, Ten being the worst! Aside from the wierdos behind the bar, the awkward clientel speaks for itself. Oh wait, they're wierd too. I will never go back unless I'm looking for a laugh.

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★☆☆☆☆

...on a scale of 1 to 10, Ten being the worst! Aside from the wierdos behind the bar, the awkward clientel speaks for itself. Oh wait, they're wierd too. I will never go back unless I'm looking for a laugh.

Pros: Laughs

Cons: Staff, Patrons, Atmosphere

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the cocktails were great surrounding a business setting. however, the food was, uh, ....alright. i would only go back to this restaurant for the drinks and, oooo, i almost forgot about the exquisite, exclusive champagnes and wines offered at this place.

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★★★☆☆

the cocktails were great surrounding a business setting. however, the food was, uh, ....alright. i would only go back to this restaurant for the drinks and, oooo, i almost forgot about the exquisite, exclusive champagnes and wines offered at this place.

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I think of Ten Mercer as a great place to sit and enjoy a nice bottle of wine with someone. The ambiance is really elegance and calming, and there's normally some jazz playing. The prices are what you would expect, but no great deal so you should only go if you are looking for the kind of experience I've described.

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★★★★☆

I think of Ten Mercer as a great place to sit and enjoy a nice bottle of wine with someone. The ambiance is really elegance and calming, and there's normally some jazz playing. The prices are what you would expect, but no great deal so you should only go if you are looking for the kind of experience I've described.

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Nice elegant atmosphere. I am partial to the rack of lamb and the lobster risotto. Great wine list too!

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★★★★★

Nice elegant atmosphere. I am partial to the rack of lamb and the lobster risotto. Great wine list too!

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We stopped by after seeing Sideways at the Uptown. Could not have had a better time. They even had wines by the glass selected to celebrate the movie we had just seen. We shared the whole fried bass-messy-tasty-fun! A diamond in the rough of Queen Anne.

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★★★★★

We stopped by after seeing Sideways at the Uptown. Could not have had a better time. They even had wines by the glass selected to celebrate the movie we had just seen. We shared the whole fried bass-messy-tasty-fun! A diamond in the rough of Queen Anne.

Pros: Open late, Wines by the glass, relaxed

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Went for the Dinner at 8 special being offered during September at 32 local restaurants. Food was less than mediocre, service was unreliable to the point of non-existent. Restaurant ambience was good, but that's not enough to outweigh the food and service issues. Will not go back.

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★★☆☆☆

Went for the Dinner at 8 special being offered during September at 32 local restaurants. Food was less than mediocre, service was unreliable to the point of non-existent. Restaurant ambience was good, but that's not enough to outweigh the food and service issues. Will not go back.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: , Service, Parking

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This is a regular dining spot for us. Quiet and unobtrusive service, fun wine list and creative FLAVORFUL foods. Love the lobster risotto and the stuffed eggplant. Mike the bartender is a hoot. Best restaurant by far on Queen Anne.

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★★★★★

This is a regular dining spot for us. Quiet and unobtrusive service, fun wine list and creative FLAVORFUL foods. Love the lobster risotto and the stuffed eggplant. Mike the bartender is a hoot. Best restaurant by far on Queen Anne.

Pros: Consistent quality, service, wine list

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IT WAS WONDERFUL! I found this restaurant through this website, and followed fellow "city-searcher's" reccomendations. The service was friendly, attentive, and helpful. I took my best friend from out of town but it would also be perfect for a romantic dinner. The food was wonderful also (I loved the beef kabob appetizer) - I really can't think of one negative comment to say about this place. If you're looking for somewhere fresh yet sophisticated in Seattle, I would highly reccomend Ten Mercer. I plan on returning soon!

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★★★★★

IT WAS WONDERFUL! I found this restaurant through this website, and followed fellow "city-searcher's" reccomendations. The service was friendly, attentive, and helpful. I took my best friend from out of town but it would also be perfect for a romantic dinner. The food was wonderful also (I loved the beef kabob appetizer) - I really can't think of one negative comment to say about this place. If you're looking for somewhere fresh yet sophisticated in Seattle, I would highly reccomend Ten Mercer. I plan on returning soon!

Pros: Classy, sophisticated, Unique menu, Fresh atmosphere

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Lovely atmosphere, decent food, but we had to send our bill back twice because we were charged full price instead of happy hour prices. Ridiculous! Someone at another table mentioned this happens frequently. We had a good time, but having to argue with the staff about the bill (not once, but twice) put a damper on the evening. I'll think twice before going back.

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★★☆☆☆

Lovely atmosphere, decent food, but we had to send our bill back twice because we were charged full price instead of happy hour prices. Ridiculous! Someone at another table mentioned this happens frequently. We had a good time, but having to argue with the staff about the bill (not once, but twice) put a damper on the evening. I'll think twice before going back.

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We've been to 10 Mercer twice and will go back again. Great food, friendly, unpretentious service, soothing atmosphere. It's a perfect spot for a reasonably quick dinner before the Rep, Ballet, or Sonics, but has the ambiance and menu to support a leisurely, lingering meal, not to mention the extensive wine list. Big portions let others taste without giving away half your plate. Convenient parking next door.

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★★★★★

We've been to 10 Mercer twice and will go back again. Great food, friendly, unpretentious service, soothing atmosphere. It's a perfect spot for a reasonably quick dinner before the Rep, Ballet, or Sonics, but has the ambiance and menu to support a leisurely, lingering meal, not to mention the extensive wine list. Big portions let others taste without giving away half your plate. Convenient parking next door.

Pros: Great flavors, Ample portions, Close to theatre

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I first went to 10 Mercer because a friend of mine new the bartender. I was reluctant to go because it was a weeknight, and I live on the Eastside (long drive!). I went anyways, and had a wonderful time! The service has always been great, as have been the martinis and other drinks. I hope to return soon to have dinner, which I'm sure will be equally as superb!

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★★★★★

I first went to 10 Mercer because a friend of mine new the bartender. I was reluctant to go because it was a weeknight, and I live on the Eastside (long drive!). I went anyways, and had a wonderful time! The service has always been great, as have been the martinis and other drinks. I hope to return soon to have dinner, which I'm sure will be equally as superb!

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Looking for something to do on a sunday evening, friends steered us down to Ten Mercer. WOW! It was much like our nights back East where a DJ would set up and play QUIETLY (in relation to other DJs), with a diverse set including jazz, mellow soul and conscious mind type stuff.
It was like sitting around our living room with a group of friends. Our jaws dropped at this guy's musical knowledge, and he gladly took requests from everyone.
The service was outstanding although the drinks were a little expensive.
check this place out on sunday night.

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★★★★★

Looking for something to do on a sunday evening, friends steered us down to Ten Mercer. WOW! It was much like our nights back East where a DJ would set up and play QUIETLY (in relation to other DJs), with a diverse set including jazz, mellow soul and conscious mind type stuff.
It was like sitting around our living room with a group of friends. Our jaws dropped at this guy's musical knowledge, and he gladly took requests from everyone.
The service was outstanding although the drinks were a little expensive.
check this place out on sunday night.

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WOW! we had SUCH a great night!! The food was wonderful, drinks delicious and service top-notch!!! we'll definitely be back!

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★★★★★

WOW! we had SUCH a great night!! The food was wonderful, drinks delicious and service top-notch!!! we'll definitely be back!

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I met some friends after work for drinks!! we had a blast!
sat at the bar and had a great evening good food and fun! I highly recommend it for an after work oasis!

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★★★★★

I met some friends after work for drinks!! we had a blast!
sat at the bar and had a great evening good food and fun! I highly recommend it for an after work oasis!

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We went to 10 Mercer beause of a coin toss, we could not decide where to go for dinner. What good fortune, a wonderful grown-up environment- surprisingly flavorful dishes and excellent service.

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★★★★★

We went to 10 Mercer beause of a coin toss, we could not decide where to go for dinner. What good fortune, a wonderful grown-up environment- surprisingly flavorful dishes and excellent service.

Pros: Great wine list, romantic

Cons: no coat check

 

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