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61 East Market St., Red Hook, NY 12571-1420
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Long Island, NY
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well prepared food from top fresh ingredients characterize Mercato. Set in an old house 3 blocks off the main drag in Red Hook, we had very good food, with only a few quibbles. Appetizers were braised octopus with white beans and gnudi with black kale sauce, served sequentially so we could share. We scraped the serving plates clean. My wife... More 

Thank TheRealDoctorLew
Red Hook, New York, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the number one restaurant for a culinary valley that boasts the Culinary Institute of America with all of its best trained chefs fanning out to many great restaurants. But nothing, nothing, compares to the passion, the flavors, the perfection of every dish. We have never had anything less than a perfect and amazing dinner.

Thank Sullivan2244
Westford, Vermont
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our last night of a twelve day vacation where we ended up near Red Hook so we wanted to treat ourselves to a great meal. The menu is brief but gives you enough choice to satisfy most. My sea bass was perfectly done and my wife's shrimp risotto was a delight for the tastebuds. The wine list is... More 

Thank Malcolmstrip
Level Contributor
40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Restaurant in a former house, with bar, trendy Italian. Reservations recommended on busy weekends. Good wine list. Salad was excellent and fresh. Perhaps we made a mistake in ordering pasta, not as imaginative as it could have been; but everything was excellent. I don't mean that I wanted wild combinations, but I like to eat food that I couldn't prepare... More 

Thank GypsyTravelerCountry
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

After reading mostly glowing reviews, my visit to Mercato was underwhelming for the following reasons: my duck entrée (as well as my husband's) was tough and tasteless; my dessert was never served; the server paid more attention to the other large ((and very noisy) party next to our large party; the adjacent door to the serving porch was opened and... More 

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new york city
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Mercato is the paradise of restaurants. After many months of Europe and on the East/West coasts, we returned last Friday to Mercato. Our dinner was the most delightful and delicious meal we had during 2016. The paccheri dish was fresh and fabulous, the kale salad was uniquely excellent, the quail main dish was scrumptious and the penne with fava beans... More 

Thank brendan h
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Charming house with 2 rooms for dining and a fun to watch open kitchen where the marvelous chef always has a smile for his customers. It's noisy with bustle and lively talk, so if that's not your thing, go early or ask for the Pasta Room. The food is amazing, with specials every night. Quality foods sourced from the area.... More 

Thank Karmanyc
Red Hook, New York
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

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 

Thank Carolyn48473
Red Hook, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?