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Chicago Restaurants

Mercat a la Planxa

  • 638 S. Michigan Ave. Map It
  • South Loop
  • Spanish

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Inside the Blackstone Hotel, this Catalan-inspired restaurant offers a stylish respite from Michigan Avenue. Philadelphia-based chef Jose Garces returned to his native Chicago for Mercat, where he created a menu of small and midsize plates of Catalan sopas (soup), cured meats, fideos (Spanish pasta), and a variety of vegetable sides, all of which are great for sharing. Want to get more bang for your buck? Be sure to try the chef's tasting menu, with prices starting at $65. Don't let the small, cramped bar at the entrance fool you; once you walk up the stairs, you'll encounter an airy dining room with a view of Grant Park.

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Blackstone Hotel, 638 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60605, USA

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