Merchant House Dallas

4.4
79 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
A trendy dining room with an intimate upstairs lounge, and a sexy patio featuring great downtown views. Join us for craft cocktails and small plates like our Lollipop Lamb Chops, Local IPA Battered Fish and Chips, and Crispy Devilish Eggs.
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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and staff. The food was amazing!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Showed up for our 7:45 reservation and was told it would be a 20-25 minute wait. We went upstairs for a drink and told her where we would be and she forgot about us... and there were a few tables open. So we waited an extra 45 minutes. Then it took forever for them to bring our over priced and over salted food.

JJ
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a bit louder than I had anticipated, but the ambiance was good despite that. The food was excellent, although my husband got sick later that night. (Not sure if it was due to what he ordered or if it was something else.) I had the Cesar salad, filet and smores for dessert as part of DFW restaurant week. The service was somewhat slow, but it was pretty busy. Overall, we might be back. It's a bit far for us, but valet parking was easy and the menu seemed to offer a lot of options.

EB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Only one server. Multiple screw ups. The food was excellent but service was horrible.

BR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This was our second time eating here and it has always been good. Our server was very pleasant but would disappear at times when we wanted to order something. He was very polite none the less. The Shaking beef salad is wonderful. The beef is very tender and the salad is lightly dressed. The beef empanadas are more dough than beef and were not our favorite but they were still good. The endive, pear, arugula salad was way to over dressed but the humbolt fog cheese and almonds are a good touch in the salad. The bao mi are delicious! A must have at Merchant House. Overall a good experience

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Nashville hot chicken was decent, and mac and cheese was a solid B+. Strange floorplan and bizarre decor didn't make sense to me. Food was nothing to draw my interest to come back again.

DO
Dallas
120 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive, cool interior with an eclectic menu. Good drinks, good service, good food. Great shareable appetizers served on a lazy Susan. Great fun! Cheers!

CG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome and I would definitely recommend for a big party! I love the atmosphere and love the food options!

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

We loved the feel of the restaurant. We ordered a handful of items off then”shareable” side of the menu and all were good but nothing outstanding. Everything seemed to just barley miss the mark between amazing and just ok. The upstairs patio area is very cool with good views of Dallas. We would come back for drinks up on the patio!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Our server was amazing. The whole staff was great. Food was delicious.

LR
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute restaurant. Great service, good food, great menu.

AG
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had lunch here. Great and interesting menu. Love the look of the venue. Had the fish and chips because it was the Friday lunch special. Wouldn’t pay $22 if it wasn’t on special.

SS
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The location and decor were both very nice. Our server was also very pleasant, but it was clear she was not familiar with the menu. The steak was good but it was about $10 higher than comparable steaks at other nice locations such as Toulouse and Hudson House. Additionally, the bar tender upstairs was not very attentive. This could have been the result of this being a relatively new restaurant, but given that there are so many restaurants in Dallas, I’m not sure we’ll return.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Crab and Avocado Benedict, the crab is salty.

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

Our server was amazing and the brunch specials were great!!

LT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We left feeling like we had a very mediocre experience. Our server did not seem knowledgeable about the menu and everything we ordered was simply “ok”. We will probably not be coming back.

m
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server and Bartenders were great! Old Fashioned was one of best I have had! Well done. We will be back!

MF
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Picked an item off menu that is no longer offered, but still on menu. Picked a different dinner and it was blah, as in tasteless.
Best part of this evening was our waitress, Mai.
Asked my opinion of restaurant and told her we would not be back.
The menu is very confusing.
Always willing to try new restaurant and did , won’t return.

EL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The upstairs bar and patio area looks especially fun for a get together!

HO
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Mother’s Day. We ordered off the menu and got a variety of items. I ordered the Tater Tot waffle. It was divine. I, also, asked for a green salad to round the meal out. It was of the menu, and the seever’s Mom (in the kitchen) whipped it up. It was wonderful. Everyone else at the table enjoyed their food, and our server was amazing. We will be back!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this spot. Been there for both brunch and dinner and loved both. The food is great as is the service!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were seated in a smaller room and didn’t feel like it was as intimate as we would have liked, being so close to other couples, but the atmosphere and food made up for it. We will probably try going upstairs next time and hopefully have a different experience.

MG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Merchant House is a great spot for dinner or a quick drink and appetizer before an event. The drinks are fantastic and the food is incredible!!! I haven't tried any main dishes/plates from the Selfish side of the menu yet, because the shared plates are SO GOOD! This time we tried the Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders (5/5), Baked Goat Cheese (5/5), Macaroni and Cheese (4.5/5), Grilled Cheese Dumplings (3/5) and the Blueberry Empanadas (5/5). I will continue to visit! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The rooftop is great to hang out as well. Excellent price point and great quality.

B
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

First time to try. Excellent lunch menu; went late with only two table tops. Asked that they turn down music and they did immediately. It was a bit helter skelter with who was waiting on us as we werent in the normal lunch timing. Absolutely return!

HW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find! Food was great. Unusual concept and menu

OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I went to merchant house for Easter weekend. We were thoroughly impressed by the unique family style menu with a wide variety of

MC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood place! Spacious but still cozy, great drinks, great food, and great service. Will definitely go back!

RA
Dallas
69 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Second time at the restaurant. Tried new items and enjoyed previous favorites. Jessica took care of us both visits. Many thanks. Looking forward to on next trip.

AL
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really loved this restaurant. It’s in a cute house and food is great. I loved the Bloody Mary flight.

K
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Beautiful build out. Interesting menu. Lackluster service. Average good quality. Music way to loud for Sunday brunch scene.

TN
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant had outstanding food , drink and service.
Our party of 5 had a few craft cocktails that were unique and awesome. There are a lot of options to choose from from the shelfless options, our table had the Mezze platter, duck wings, Deviled eggs and hot chicken sliders. They were all really tasty. Fish and chips and the mushroom salad were very good as well.
Finished off with the Churros and blueberry pie. Just Delicious . Our server My (so) was very knowledgeable and attentive. We will be back soon.

OT
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We ordered a bunch of the items on the selfless menu. They were all delicious.

HR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great!

PB
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! A must! Great vibe, great service, great food, great value. Started off our evening, party of 6, upstairs outside on rooftop patio. Great craft drink menu and cool sitting areas. Back downstairs for dinner with our server names 'My'. She was absolutely incredible. Knew the menu front to back; the ingredients, the time to prepare, the order in which to bring, etc. We ordered the entire night down the left side or the 'share' side. Tried almost everything and it was all incredibly good. The lamb was to die for. Not far from downtown and Uptown; in fact, easy walk from uptown. Make it happen here. You will not be sorry.

SM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I like the place. Serving are small. I order the hot chicken sandwich and got two sliders. 3 would be a regular meal

D
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Good food, ok service, great ambiance.

R
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

Had brunch and arrived just a few minutes after opening, so there was only a few tables. Music was a little loud where we were sitting, but they were playing Run DMC and Beastie Boys so who am I to complain? The food and service was great, my wife and I spilt the French Toast bites, billionaire bacon, and burrito. All of it was amazing! Will be back with friends for brunch and dinner as well.

TL
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great evening!!!

OT
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The biscuits with the Springfield Ham were cold and hard. The chutney the came with it was virtually hard boiled sugar. It burnt my finger it was so hot and then later cooled into hardened sugar. My hot chicken sliders were good. The Mac and cheese sliders were not special. I was unimpressed with the menu. The drinks were fine . I hope you get it figured out because the space is great.

C
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cool spot for dinner with friends! Food great, and the house is a neat feel with all its different rooms.

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