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61 East Market St., Red Hook, NY 12571-1420
845-758-5879
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful experience

Staff was knowledgable, personable and entertaining! Our waitress offered intelligent suggestions and explanations about the menu and ingredients. Our dinners were delightful, we were all glad to find such a creative menu. Great place to go when you are just so tired of the same old Italian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Camjam1
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This was a fantastic Italian restaurant. Small, cozy, excellent service and remarkable food. We will travel back here!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Staff was knowledgable, personable and entertaining! Our waitress offered intelligent suggestions and explanations about the menu and ingredients. Our dinners were delightful, we were all glad to find such a creative menu. Great place to go when you are just so tired of the same old Italian fare. Recommend the chicken liver appetizer. The back room is better, less noisy... More 

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Kingston, New York
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Some of the best Italian food you'll ever find. Anywhere. Inspired, original, delicious. Try the ramps in season. Fabulous wine list. Bravo!

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Poughkeepsie, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We nearly gave up finding Mercato, because it is just beyond the obvious "downtown" Red Hook. It was worth the search. Simple garlic bread began the meal, and it was so good we asked for another order. Lentil soup with chicken sausage was a delight to the tongue. Warming yet alive with flavors. Then the carbonara came..fresh, great pasta, tasting... More 

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Rhinebeck, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My wife and I dined here on a whim and what an unlucky whim it was. The place looks so nice, the menu looked fantastic, the service was great. But then we got our food, we like to order many courses and spend out time with our food, obviously the chef does not care about his customers enjoying themselves. Each... More 

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Don't even know where to start? The bruschetta and chicken liver? The pasta? Bolgnese? Arrabiata? Fra diavoli? Tiramisu? Olive oil? Do you keep it a secret or shout from the hilltop?

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Rhinebeck, ny
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We arrived on a Saturday night and the place was filled and animated. Fortunately we had a reservation and were seated within a few minutes. We felt the ambiance was warm and cozy and were anticipating a wonderful meal. All changed when the waitress arrived. When we asked about the specials, she pointed to the menu on our table and... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Some friends and I recently had a terrible experience here. We arrived on time for our reservation, but we were seated at the door and under a considerable draft. Even though there were plenty of empty tables, we were very reluctantly relocated. Our server was unprofessional, haughty and she was rude to one of her co-workers in our presence. I... More 

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michelealana, Owner at Mercato, responded to this review

This was actually my, the owner's, response to your complaint, word for word, it differs from how you characterize it in your review. We did in fact receive your email and have also received your fax. My husband and I own the restaurant and we are very sorry that you had an unfavorable experience at Mercato, it is obviously upsetting... More 

Rhinebeck, New York
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Mercato not only has divine cuisine made with the freshest of ingredients, but the menu is always creative, featuring marvellous specials and homemade pasta. If you love Italian food, and you are anywhere near Red Hook in the Hudson Valley, Mercato is a must!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I started off with a lovely arugula salad, perfectly dressed. I opted for the penne arrabiata, which was good, but not as tasty as I would have expected; I expected it to be a bit more spicy. Our server seemed to be new, although quite inattentive to our table. I was very surprised, since I had heard this was such... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 East Market St., Red Hook, NY 12571-1420
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Red Hook
  • Phone Number: 845-758-5879

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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