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104-108 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H2, Canada
+1 519-271-9202
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent, fresh, and innovative menu is laced with Asian accents. A focus on craft and unique beer, both local and global, paired with knowledgeable and attentive service make this our new favorite restaurant in Stratford. Not in the mood for beer? The craft cocktails are delicious, too!

Thank Bridget R
Dunwoody, Georgia
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mercer has become pan – weird. Last year, it was a fancy gourmet restaurant with multiple course meals. Now, this restaurant features every cuisine in the world thrown together. A party of 13, five of us were sick the next day. World wars were occurring in our stomachs the next morning as the Thai, Mexican, German battled it out... More 

Thank Maria G
MercerBeerHall, General Manager at Mercer, responded to this review

Maria G, Thank you for your feedback, we take guest comments very seriously. You are correct that last year our restaurant was situated as a slightly more fine-dining venue with far fewer menu choices with only a prix-fixe option. In April of this year we relaunched with our new concept and have been so pleased and overwhelmed with the response... More 

Naperville, Illinois
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Trying to combine fine dining with casual decor and service is, well, all a compromise. Seated in a close, noisy setting for two (large, empty dining room filled up later) off the bar, a craft beer list with many options was a highlight. The t-shirt wearing server was knowledgeable and friendly - but not really attentive. Food choices provided options... More 

Thank BarryT1
MercerBeerHall, General Manager at Mercer, responded to this review

BarryT1, Thank you for your comments. We relaunched the restaurant in April of this year to overwhelming success and have been so grateful for the support of the community and the tourist clientele as well. We have a very long restaurant, and as such the noise level and general experience will vary depending on where you are seated. If you... More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mercer was a disappointment. The restaurant menu presented an interesting twist on pub/comfort food which attracted us to the restaurant. The server we had had a bit of an attitude. He took our drinks order which he delivered in a reasonable time. Then we waited 45 minutes before he came to get our food order. We ordered the fried chicken... More 

1 Thank 29lg
MercerBeerHall, General Manager at Mercer, responded to this review

29lg, Thank you for your comments. I apologize for your experience, it is certainly not our aim to make patrons wait that extensive amount of time to enjoy our menu, even in light of how busy the restaurant is. I can assure you that this is not common practice and do hope that you will return to enjoy our restaurant.... More 

Niagara Falls
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Mercer for dinner, it was a bit late, about an hour before closing. I did feel a bit rushed. Service was OK. Mussels were very good and the Fried chicken was moist and the coating was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Carol S
MercerBeerHall, General Manager at Mercer, responded to this review

Carol S, Thank you for your comments. The mussels are one of our favourite dishes and we are glad you enjoyed them. I am sorry if you felt rushed - that is never our intention, regardless of how close to closing time. I do hope you return and look forward to seeing you at Mercer. Regards Alex Kastner Director of... More 

Gahanna, Ohio
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate mussel at three different restaurants - these were the best. There was a good selection of local draft beers - great.

Thank Tom P
London, Canada
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere and restaurant is very cool inside. I had a good sangria and my husband chose a beer off the very extensive beverage menu. Our appetizer was also good, the tostada I beleive it was but the entrees were very disappointing. My husband had the fried chicken with no mustard but the mustard still came. His biscuit was doughy... More 

Thank sweettm
MercerBeerHall, General Manager at Mercer, responded to this review

sweettm, Thank you for your comments. I am sorry to hear about your experience with the entrees, we work hard to try to satisfy every guests needs and am sorry if we missed the mark with some of the dishes. The salmon burger is paired with herbed chèvre cheese and pickled red onions (the same garnish that is on our... More 

Mississauga, Canada
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136 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not expect great décor I will say it was unique harking back to salons pictured in movies many years ago. My hamburger was okay, the fries un-editable and wife's sweet potato fries were unappetizing with a taste to match. We shall not return.

Thank bob349
MercerBeerHall, General Manager at Mercer, responded to this review

bob349, Thanks for the comments. I am sorry that you found our burger and fries inedible - it is one of our most popular dishes and in the future please bring these comments to the attention of your server during your dinner so that we can rectify it during your meal. If you would like to discuss this further please... More 

Stratford, Ontario
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in yesterday for a late lunch and was very impressed with the extensive beer listing. Myron our waiter recommended the Orval Belgian beer which is like the champagne of beer.We enjoyed cucumber salad, pork steam bun, crusted sushi rolls and pork dumplings to share. Everything was delivered with excellent mouth watering presentation and the taste did not disappoint .... More 

Thank garbet
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here as one of our choices for the chocolate trail. I was actually really looking forward to this stop as it was supposed to be a wine pairing experience with the chocolates that we got at Bradshaw's across the street. This excitement quickly went away when the hostess informed us she had to "find someone who knew" what... More 

Thank karwis
MercerBeerHall, General Manager at Mercer, responded to this review

Karwis, Thanks for your review - and I am sorry that this was your experience at Mercer. We have been a committed member of the STA "Trails" for a long time but we have recently (several months ago) redeveloped our concept into a beer hall and as such have been extremely busy with a good number of new staff, some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $23
Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free, Japanese, German, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104-108 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-271-9202
One of Ontario's Largest Craft Beer Selections accompany a delicious "from scratch" menu and 14 modern and centrally located Hotel Rooms!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?