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Ten Mercer
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Ranked #179 of 4,110 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Magnolia / Queen Anne
Cross street: Queen Anne Avenue North
Transit: 10 Minute walk Northwest of the Monorail. Served by the 1, 8, 15, 32, 18 and the "D line" Rapid Ride Metro Bus lines.
Portland, Oregon
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Stopped in here with a co-worker for dessert after we met with client's at Peso's for dinner. Great experience and will be back. Staff was friendly and the food was wonderful.

Visited October 2012
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Kirkland, Wa/Roskilde, Dk
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115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The only reason this has four stars instead of five is because it's ridiculous trying to find parking. I've been twice now - both times I've stayed in a hotel downtown within walking distance. You need reservations.

Food is tasty, and service seems to be hit or miss. Several wines to choose from and wonderful dessert options.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank soundergal
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Make a reservation”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Stopped in before a concert and the place was empty but we had to sit at the bar because of reservations. Within the hour the place was packed. Food was excellent, wine list is terrific. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. I enjoyed it very much.

Visited November 2012
Thank aztraveler443
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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good variety to the menu and good food.”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Don't bother with the fries, they were soggy. The rest was good but pricey for the portions. Somewhat ambivalent (but okay) service.

Visited September 2012
Thank DeborahCarrara
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Seattle, WA
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115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Why wasn't I paying attention?”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Why wasn't I paying attention when friends told me about Ten Mercer? (Slap upside head). The interior is both classy and eclectic with dramatic liquor shelves that go to the ceiling and were said to have withstood our last big earthquake. I sat at the bar for one of the special and periodic wine tasting events. Tables on the main floor and in a loft looked pleasant as well.
The wine tasting event (reservations required) involved informative guidance from the vintner's representative, four extremely generous pours, and food pairings especially designed for each of three of these. It was useful and instructive to be able to taste the interaction of specific foods and preparations wirh each wine. Both the bartender and the owner introduced themselves to us when we arrived and freely answered questions throughout, so we felt particularly welcome and taken care of. Each pairing was just out of this world: There was a halibut pairing, one with duck, and the third with wild boar. I cannot tell you the specific preparations except to say that every morsel was fabulous (and was certainly far more food than I had expected.) Each dish involved much culinary creativity and skill, especially when you consider that each dish was created to set off the virtues of the matched wine. The chef has my deepest admiration.
I also had one of the "happy hour" plates beforehand-- a samosa with a fruit chutney, served with a green salad with an interesting and distinctive dressing. A companion had a heaping plate of french fries which, we were told, are generally fried in goose grease -- and that must be stellar. Happy hour glasses of wine (5$)are generous, and not limited to a single white and red, but rather, may be any wine you please.
Ten Mercer is a class act. If you prize good wines, remarkable culinary accomplishment, and an accommodating setting -- all reasonably priced, then pay attention and stop by Ten Mercer the next time you are in this part of town.

  • Visited August 2012
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