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Chicago Restaurants

Mercat a la Planxa

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

Updated 06/11/2013

Fodor's Review

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. Be sure to try the cocas, flat breads topped with a range of ingredients, from bean purée, shrimp, and chorizo to short ribs and horseradish. 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.

Restaurant Information

Address:

638 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60605, United States

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Phone:

312-765–0524

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 06/11/2013

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