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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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“risotto” (42 reviews)
“antipasti” (13 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends for a celebration dinner. Had a brilliant time thanks to the friendliness of the staff and the excellent food. The steaks are perfect, great selection of wine, and nothing is too much trouble. Oh, and it’s pretty good value for money too!...More

Thank jamespalfrey
Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

We contacted this place with less than 24hrs notice, to make a reservation for a large group. The owner was very accommodating and put on a fantastic 6 or 7 course dinner for us for only 50USD per person. Lovely food, in particular the delicious...More

Thank Iwan R
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place where we could sit down, have a glass of wine, and eat something that was not Asian food. This place turned out to be an amazing find. The atmosphere was wonderful. We got a table for four in the...More

Thank Kerry P
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Fantastic family owned Italian restaurant, the food is fresh, inspired, and made with love. The proprietors, Bob and Vicky make every meal a treat, and are incredibly welcoming. They have a great selection of wines, the knowledge to recommend the right one, and a flair...More

Thank jemmoore
Reviewed September 18, 2017

This is my home away from home. Bob and Vicky are super friendly and go the extra mile to try to make the dining experience special for each of their customers. Restaurants with good service and a quiet, relaxing atmosphere are much harder to find...More

Thank omega__1TA
Reviewed September 17, 2017

As we were looking for european tastes after being for over 2 weeks in Taiwan, we chose Merlot because of the good reviews. There was no bad surprise - cosy and warm interiors, perfect food, very friendly and careful staff as well as excellent wine...More

Thank Piotr Z
Reviewed July 24, 2017

We found the food, service, and ambience at Merlot Cafe & Bistro to be wonderful. At dinner we shared a Greek salad for dinner, and both ordered the sea bass, which was cooked to perfection--crispy skin, tender texture. Although the entrees took a little bit...More

Thank Betty S
Reviewed July 15, 2017

Cozy restaurant and give very good services Serve casual Italian food as trattoria style Good for dinner with friends or families I like this restaurant

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Thank Nobu6141
Reviewed July 1, 2017

Tucked off the main street in a cozy little side street this charming little bistro was an unexpected and nice surprise. The food was top tier and the overall vibe was very chill. A must do on any places to eat in Taipei list

Thank Rough H
Reviewed June 19, 2017

"High CP value" as the locals would say. The risotto and steak dishes are a must try, extremely delicious. Has a great selection of wine and spirit. My wife and I frequent here, coming from the states, this is like a home away from home!...More

Thank Bribemewithfood
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January 4, 2018|
Response from Nobu6141 | Reviewed this property |
There is no menu at Web You can ask directly it’s FB page Just input Merlot Cafe &Bistri
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October 23, 2016|
Response from bobchau | Property representative |
Your reservation is all set. ;-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $25
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
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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
  • 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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