We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mercer Hall

104-108 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H2, Canada
+1 519-271-9202
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #7 of 111 Restaurants in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $45
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Contemporary, Eclectic, Bar, Gastropub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Great food is about passion and our chefs have it in spades. Our kitchen team draws inspiration from a combination of local, seasonal items with a balance of fine products imported from Quebec and both Canadian coasts. When the delivery comes from the hands of the person who grows the vegetables, raises the pigs, milks the cow or catches the fish, you really start to appreciate the hard work that goes into making things taste really good! Mercer Hall is the perfect backdrop for any occasion featuring local craft beers on tap, Ontario wines and innovative cocktails.
Write a Review

189 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    116
    46
    14
    9
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely decor, very good food although the brunch menu is quite limited with only one fish selection which my husband has - the smoked salmon salad which he said was mediocre. The eggs Benedict were great as was the home cured pastrami sandwich and frites. The bench in the barroom area was too high for the table and became uncomfortable... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were here 2 years ago and this time was just as great. The service is excellent. The menu is original and the sous-vide hanger steak was excellent! A word to the wise is to reserve well ahead of your visit. Many good restaurants, but so many people as well wanting to eat before the 8pm show time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Not a pricey place, but an interesting menu, very well prepared and served by an attentive waiter. It had been highly recommended by a friend and it justified his confidence. We'll go again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for lunch before a matinee performance. The four of us we're just looking for something easy, quick and convenient. This place totally exceeded our expectations. I enjoyed the absolute best quiche I've ever had, and my companions all raved about their entrees. We should have returned for dinner!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

From the wild rice blueberry salad, through duck confit or salmon, to the lemon "spring garden" dessert, our two evening meals at the Mercer Hall were consistently delicious, artful and satisfying.Cheerful skilled service and attractive decor.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went to Mercer Hall and sat on the patio. They do not serve diet pop here as the chef says they are not a diet restaurant. Good for him for taking a stand! We found the menu a little complicated for a family dinner but would love to return when it is just us.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Goderich, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We recently made a return visit to Mercer Hall and ate at the restaurant as well as stayed overnight. From the friendly efficient checkin, complete with full instructions, to the checkout the service was consistently friendly and professional. The room # 305 was complete with a jacuzzi, unfortunately our stay wasn't long enough to appreciate that feature. Next time! As... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Louisiana
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After a rainy walk from the Festival, we started with cocktails--craft Negroni and ancho chile margarita. Split a wedge salad that had a buttermilk blue cheese dressing and savory lardons. Moved on to crispy duck leg confit and pan seared salmon with quinoa tabbouleh and pea pods. Thought about sneaking another duck leg into the theatre. Finished with a visually... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exeter, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I actually had the fish special last time, surrounded by many creative and fresh ingredients and the steak was also incredible - attentive service even though we were walk-ins..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Mercer Hall hasn't slipped yet and we don't expect it to! The atmosphere is bustling and pleasant, always charming wait staff and good food, prepared as ordered.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Mercer Hall also viewed

 
Stratford, Ontario
Stratford, Ontario
 

Been to Mercer Hall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Mercer Hall, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing