Mercat a la Planxa

Cuisine: Catalan, European, Spanish

Price Range: $$

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Large arched windows allow plenty of light and views of Grant Park and the vibrant colors in this Catalan restaurant (located in the Blackstone Hotel) add to the fiesta feel. Mercat's menu features...  Read More


  • South Loop's Best Restaurants: "The Traditional Tasting or Luxury Tasting Menu are prix fixe options for at least two guests, featuring eight to nine small plate courses."
  • Best for South Loop's Best Restaurants Because: Tapas originated in Spain and Mercat a la Planxa's dishes may be the closest you'll get to a night in Barcelona.

  • Late Night: "Order the sangria flight which comes with a white, rose and red sangria."
  • Best for Late Night Because: Although it boasts great views of Lake Michigan and great tapas created by an Iron Chef winner, Mercat still feels like a hidden gem.