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Mercer Hall

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Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Eclectic
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104-108 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H2, Canada
+1 519-271-9202
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Today
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Description: Great food is about passion and our chefs have it in spades. Our kitchen...
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.
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Visitor rating
  • 135
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Singularly Satisfying

A healthy creative menu. Each course was a delight for the taste buds as well as the eye. Niagara wine, local farm to table ingredients, and youthful helpful staff buzzing about a very busy spot. If you are visiting Stratford for theatre or just because - this is a destination for anyone who enjoys... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
deb_livingstone
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London, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
London, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A healthy creative menu. Each course was a delight for the taste buds as well as the eye. Niagara wine, local farm to table ingredients, and youthful helpful staff buzzing about a very busy spot. If you are visiting Stratford for theatre or just because - this is a destination for anyone who enjoys eating intelligently healthy food.

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Cambridge, Canada
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to Mercer Hall, and I am sure it won't be the last. We were originally looking for a place to have brunch on a patio before perusing the shops. Unfortunately, because it was a Saturday and the weather wasn't cooperating we had to go to Plan B. Fortunately,we ended up at Mercer Hall for lunch.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great Food! Imaginative Dishes. Beautiful Ambience. Wonderful and friendly service. I would definitely return.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We did the Nosh and it was great! The tapas were really tasty and it filled us up. One of our favorite restaurants in town. I like the Nosh a lot.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

One of the better places in Stratford to dine. Many chefs from the chef school have been behind the counter at this establishment and they have never failed at delivering unique and well thought out dishes that push the envelope a little, but not too much.

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Mercer hall is a great restaurant to go too The staff are very friendly and know exactly what to do and the food is just Spectacular you can not go wrong on the entire menu

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Mercer Hall is a great place to eat on the main drag in Stratford. The food was very well presented and tastefully prepared. Service was very good: friendly and prompt. A bit pricey but not outrageous. I would definitely return.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We wanted to show a great friend (celiac/gluten-free) a truly Stratford dining experience (that is to say: great experience) and booked Mercer Hall. Alex, manager, took the reservation and when we arrived the next day was omnipresent ensuring we had a great experience. Wait staff's inexperience was easily made up by Alex's oversight. Our GF/celiac friend has seldom had it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

In town from USA for the weekend for theatre, the four of us had been at Mercer Hall two years ago and had a GREAT experience. Made a reservation without realizing the establishment was just opening under new management, which no one told us. We were impressed with the attention and service, but would like to mention the following: Entree... More 

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David M, Manager at Mercer Hall, responded to this review

Jerry C, Thank you for your comments, and for joining us this past weekend, it was truly an incredible opening. We appreciate your feedback on your experience and will consider it carefully as we continue to grow. It is important to us that our guests are always satisfied with every aspect of their experience and we encourage them to communicate... More 

Toronto
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A very well-curated small menu with outstanding food and service. The roast cauliflower dish with socca is one of the best meals I've had all year. The sous-vide hanger steak in the steak frites was melt-in-your-mouth. The craft beer selections are exceptional. Service was friendly and professional without being over-familiar or intrusive. We will be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 104-108 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-271-9202

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 45
  • Cuisine: Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?