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Merlot Cafe & Bistro

No.32, Lane 76, Section 2, Xinsheng North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan
+886 961 396 399
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
No.32, Lane 76, Section 2, Xinsheng North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

I highly recommend this place for those wanting something private and romantic experience with great food. This restaurant is fast becoming our favorite restaurant in Taipei. We have been to a few well known fine dining places in Taipei (ephernite and mume) but our overall...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Merlot Cafe & Bistro is an oasis. Taipei offers unbelievable food in all varieties, shapes, flavours and forms. But from time to time you do want to tuck into a western meal and Merlot is most certainly the place to do it. You will find...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Looking for Western food in Taiwan? Here you are definitely in one of the best places of the city! Chief Bob Chau will makes you feel at home. Michelin guide should recognize this place. Strongly recomend!

Thank Eduardo M
Reviewed August 2, 2018

This was the latter. Right from the get-go when I arrived in, I was greeted warmly like a regular and it kept getting better and better. As a solo diner, I try to find the places with a high seat at the bar so I...More

Thank Waidesworld
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

I went there with my girl and the atmosphere is amazing. The style and the played music. We really enjoyed the house whitewine from chile and the vegetarian food was delicious. Just very small portions. I agree with the other comments that you should eat...More

Thank dd_osna
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Awesome friendly staff. Great food. Prices were very fair. Probably the only negative was the location it was a little hidden.

Thank jasonmcg71
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

On this special holidays staff reopened kitchen to prepare us a meal! Great food and excellent wine although bit expensive Located in small alley

Thank dehavennabij
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

The food was very delicious, especially the Bolognaise but the portion was quite small so do order a starter. I ordered a starter after my main dish and must say the charcuterie was very nice. Wine also of a very good quality.

Thank sofiev474
Reviewed April 23, 2018

We loved this cozy bistro, visited three times while in Taipei. Tasty food, good wine, and nice bar. Staff very attentive and friendly. The owner Bob introduced me to some whiskeys I hadn't tried and made a special cheese and meat platter for my wife....More

Thank Greg J
Reviewed April 22, 2018

This is a small and cosy bistro with a great atmosphere. For our group of six, the owner arranged a seven-course degustation menu with a wine pairing. The highlight was a sous vide tomahawk ribeye steak. It was outstanding. We had a great night.

Thank PeteTpe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.32, Lane 76, Section 2, Xinsheng North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taipei  >  Zhongshan District
  • Phone Number: +886 961 396 399
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Merlot Cafe & Bistro is a small but cozy restaurant located in the alley right next to the Gloria Prince Hotel near the corner of Minsheng E. Road and Linsen N. Road. We serve western and Italian cuisine and focus on using fresh ingredients to create "clean" flavors. We offer a nice selection of wine to compliment our food, have cold beers from different parts of the world, and some simple cocktails. Merlot Cafe & Bistro is quite small and can only accommodate 15~20 guests so making a reservation in advance is suggested. We are closed on Mondays. Stop by for a bite to eat and a drink, and chat with Bob in English. Bob is from California but has lived and worked in Taiwan now for 13 years.
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