Merchant House Dallas

4.5
33 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
A global menu that features Asian, American, Mexican and Italian dishes, set in a big yellow house with a Wes-Anderson- meets-your-trendy-grandmother kind of vibe. Enjoy a crafted cocktail before your reservation in our upstairs lounge, which boasts beautiful views of downtown Dallas.
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MC
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fairly new spot and has not gotten on the Dallas dining radar. We easily got in at 7:00 on a Saturday night. That won't last as word gets around about the great food and service being dished out here. My acid test is will we go back - the answer is yes and soon.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks & service... great value for tapas

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Merchant house was an awesome dining experience. Very mid century modern inside which we liked and not too crowded because of how they have it laid out so ambiance was very low key. Highly recommend.

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TT
Dallas
99 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day dinner delight.

We had the prefix meal. Start with an Endive salad with raspberry vinaigrette, followed by filet mignon and grilled scallops with risotto. Ending with a s’mores fusion desert.

We will be back!

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch and we were so impressed! Amazing food! We will be back.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cocktails were meh, food was good! The tater tot waffle stack with the smoked trout was my favorite. Service was great, and enjoyed the environment.

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The happy hour is on point, and the staff is awesome! The staff are attentive and accommodating. The chicken sliders and fries are life giving! This is the perfect place for all occasions. It’s a gem.

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KA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We liked it quite a bit. I would have given it more stars but it was incredibly loud. Which seems to be the norm these days. I was meeting a friend I hadn't seen in a long time and we wanted to talk and catch up. The booth was very comfortable, the setting was cool, service was excellent, food was great. We went for brunch and I loved that you could self park. Don't know if thats the case at night. We both just wished the music hadn't been up so loud.

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MG
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’m telling you now- go enjoy not having to wait an hour for brunch while you can ! It’s new and I feel like it’s about to get really known. For now it’s pretty chill in there.

The food is excellent and the staff and knowledgeable and amusing. We’ve been here twice and recommend it to family and friends.

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SM
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

First time to the restaurant since opening. Three of us shared 6 small dishes. Food was good and service excellent. Next time we look forward to trying individual "shelfish" plates.

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SM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The problem with such a varied menu is that it makes it hard to do anything exceptionally well. Our pork chop special was only so-so. Seemed a little overcooked and the hash was nothing to wow me. The quail was decent. Drinks were not worth the added couple of bucks more than what we normally pay for specialty cocktails in Dallas. Service was friendly, but even the varied menu threw our server off when trying to describe one dish that ended up being a different one. We ordered the devilish eggs as an appetizer but it came after the meal was served. They apologized and said they would comp them so I assume they did. Turns out they weren't that good anyway so luckily they ended up free!! Next time we'll stick to the BBQ place or the Italian place that are both next door. We've been to them several times without any of the disappointment we felt after coming to the Merchant House.

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BF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, especially Lacy!!

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GB
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I knew little about Merchant House prior to our visit, other than noticing the favorable customer reviews on this site. The experience definitely exceeded our expectations and we really enjoyed the tapas, the service and the ambiance. Our waiter was spot from start to finish and the young lady who seated us was about as friendly as the come. If you like comfort food with a twist you will love dining at Merchant House. There's no doubt in our minds we will be making future reservations at this top notch restaurant.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance, decor and cocktails were great. I would definitely go back for drinks and a few share-able appetizers, even without reservations just hangout on the second floor. However the food was a little overpriced and the concepts were unique but the quality didn’t quite keep up with the stellar decor.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food.

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AW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bryan made this a great experience for us. My parents had never eaten tapas style, and our table also had a lazy Susan. All in all came together for a great experience!!

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BR
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was extremely friendly. Appreciated the honest recommendations and energy of describing the food. Plus liked the twists on some of the dishes. Not over priced for what you get

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DL
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food and service!! Lacy always makes it a great experience.

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AL
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ok kind of TGIFriday's kind of atmosphere; mediocre food.

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L
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there. Huge variety to choose from. Lamb chops, deviled eggs and the crab mac + jack fritters were delicious. Friendly and fun folks work there. I will be back!

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S
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday celebration, and the food was delicious and fresh!

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SK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good unique selections of food. Nice ambience and greatly decorated.

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LK
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time going and had a wonderful experience!!!

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d
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food service and great atmosphere.

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OT
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!!!

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F
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SUCH an incredible place! Absolutely beautiful inside and amazing food! Staff and drinks were great. The menu is unique and delicious!

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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Such a fun menu! Great to share the “selfless” with a bunch of people!!

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RD
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Went to Merchant House for Christmas Eve dinner. Was expecting something special. Got just a little above meh.
Service was slooooow. Stuck in a back room all alone. Thought we had been forgotten.
Crab dip and Old Bay chips were pretty good. Lamb lollipops, disappointing, tough with very little meat. Steak was a huge let down. A big slab of fatty, undercooked meat, with blood pooling on top. Bleh! Sent it back and got a different cut. Pretty much the same. Saving grace was the pineapple masa desert. Ugly to look at, tasty in my mouth.
Probably won’t be going back here.

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great! The upstairs bar is an amazing space to have drinks. The food was interesting and creative. Highly recommend!

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m
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Creative menu with lots of shareables. Lovely ambience. Great service. The grilled cheese and tomato item is delicious.

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j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was bad, nobody was even there, bartender and server couldn't get it together.

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As an out of town visitor I came across this venue online to have a group dinner with family and friends. The ambiance was superb (Sunday 5pm reservation), staff friendly and accommodating to a slight change to our reservation (they had our table, for 10 ready, however, upon arriving I learned that only 6 of us were coming). Our waitress, Sara, was attentive and HILARIOUS. I definitely will visit this establishment again.

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FO
Dallas
66 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was the second time I have dined here. The quail was ok,not great. The back room where I like to sit was freezing cold, the music loud and the diners louder.
I like the menu and the service is very consistent.

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