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61 East Market St., Red Hook, NY 12571-1420
845-758-5879
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Good food, nice service but really noisy!

The service and food were very good but I agree with the previous reviewer about the noise and "insider" vibe. I had heard a lot about mercato but could never get a reservation (in fairness, I don't know my schedule weeks in advance so I would only call on a friday and weekend reservations are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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  • Local cuisine
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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The service and food were very good but I agree with the previous reviewer about the noise and "insider" vibe. I had heard a lot about mercato but could never get a reservation (in fairness, I don't know my schedule weeks in advance so I would only call on a friday and weekend reservations are tough). I was happy to... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Some of the best Italian food I have had outside of Italy! Service was wonderful, menu innovative and we were never rushed.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I always try to be clear when writing a review whether I mean Italian as in Italy or Italian as in Brooklyn. This is Italian as in Italy, and it is about as good as it comes. This is an informed judgment from someone who lives in Italy several months of the year. We started our meal with the grilled... More 

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Larchmont, New York
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I ate at this restaurant last Friday July17,2015. What a disappointment! It had been recommended to my friend and we made a reservation before we left NY. In all fairness the food & our server were excellent. However the restaurant was very warm and then a group of 10-12 people arrived when we were served dessert . It was obvious... More 

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Elizaville, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I've probably eaten at Mercato in the neighborhood of a dozen times. The food at Mercato is excellent. First rate. But avoid this place on weekend evenings. The service is consistently terrible and with attitude when things get busy. They plop down your 1-per-person slice of grilled bread and may not return for 20 minutes. The clientele is also somewhat... More 

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Albury, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were getting tired of the huge plate sizes and 'traditional' uninspiring food, but then we discovered Mercato. The meal was excellent and reminded us just how good Italian food is with an inspired chef, fresh ingredients and good service. Mercato has a buzz about it and exudes all that Italian style that is attractive. We would certainly recommend the... More 

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Red Hook, New York, United States
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Had dinner here and it was not anywhere near what I would take for Italian food. I order chicken cacciatori and I received a bowl of fatty chicken thighs with tomatoes. For the price it was disappointing. No taste. Service was good. Would not eat here again.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
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4 reviews
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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?