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61 East Market St., Red Hook, NY 12571-1420
845-758-5879
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Un Classico on Main St.

Francesco Buitoni casts a magic spell via his visible kitchen and his inherited (yes, he is of THE Buitoni alimentary family) culinary cult. Every element is fresh or aged to its peak of flavor, combined with a synergy of complimentary ingredients at the correct temperature, color and essence... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
George V
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red hook
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Red Hook, New York
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In an antique house on a corner at the eastern edge of the village is a restaurant that many consider to be the best in the town of Red Hook. No need to follow dinner with a movie or other entertainment – Mercato provides a full spectrum of pleasures for the senses. The inviting exterior of the restaurant sets the... More 

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Thank Carolyn48473
Red Hook, New York
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Once again Mercato's doesn't disappoint! The experience is what is it all about. Great food and Great Service! Thanks again to our server Kevin. He knows the menu inside and out. But better yet, he is more than willing to work with us if there is something not quite on the menu that we want.

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Thank 209RedHook
New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Unpretentious, charming, and cozy. The food is simple but subtle--never over sauced or oily, super fresh and prepared with great attention. The chef and his staff are not just good; they are world class--as serious foodies from NYC already know. Pasta, fish, game, meat, veggies, dessert--all worth diving in. If you're looking for sedate and snooty this is not your... More 

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Thank Bobags
New York
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248 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We've been here a few times and the food is always good. Unfortunately, the service is always bad. Those two things are consistent. Also, try and go early because they tend to run out of the most popular dishes later on. Wish they would attend to the service problem. It would make all the difference.

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Thank woozel
red hook
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Francesco Buitoni casts a magic spell via his visible kitchen and his inherited (yes, he is of THE Buitoni alimentary family) culinary cult. Every element is fresh or aged to its peak of flavor, combined with a synergy of complimentary ingredients at the correct temperature, color and essence. Ambient is quasi trattoria with a bar. Pricey---- and worth it!

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Thank George V
Red Hook, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This was our third time at Mercato's. Food was predictably good as usual, very seasonal and always fresh. The Risotto is to die for! However, our server was the bomb! He is very knowledgeable on everything from the wine thru the dessert. I always order based on his recommendations. He goes out of his way to make it more than... More 

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Thank 209RedHook
Red Hook, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I have been going to Mercato for over 6 years and it is always outstanding. The food is outrageously good..it's more than a dining experience, it's a sensual experience. Chef Buoitoni is in a class of his own. He is committed to clean, fresh northern Italian food. Like a craftsman he will not compromise on ingredients, approach, or authenticity. Francesco... More 

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Thank ZZ0330
Boxford, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We ate here on a Wednesday night. At 7:30PM the front room was full, but we were not disappointed to be taken into the back room which offered more space and a quieter setting. The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the food and wine selections and offered good advice. We started with two appetizers which we shared for four.... More 

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Thank BarbWas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

If you want true Italian food, skip Manhattan and come here. Always fresh, always lively, always fantastic. Grazie Mille!

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Thank Verbumcaro F
Red Hook, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

slow service, cramped and noisey and expensive. Long wait to get in and very slow. Too pretentious and not worth the trouble

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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, Pizza

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?