Mercat a la Planxa

Mercat A La Planxa
Tapas and Small Plates*

Mercat a la Planxa Information

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  • Mercat a la Planxa is a unique Chicago restaurant on the Magnificent Mile that specializes in small plates and tapas.
  • This popular restaurant in Chicago is located at the Blackstone Renaissance Hotel Chicago.
  • Along with upscale tapas plates meant for sharing, Mercat Chicago also features a full bar with seasonal sangria, wine and beer, and is open until 2am daily.

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638 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
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Nearest Transit:
Harrison (Red); Library (Orange, Brown, Purple Express, Pink); Jackson (Blue, Red)

Hours of Operation:
Daily, 6:30am- 2am

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Reservations Recommended

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Tapas and Small Plates on the Magnificent Mile

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Features: Mercat a la Planxa is the funky Chicago restaurant at the Blackstone Renaissance hotel in the South Loop of Chicago. Specializing in unique Chicago small plates and tapas, Mercat Chicago features a huge menu of original dishes you won't find at any other restaurant in Chicago.

Why We Dine: It's hard to decide which part of this Magnificent Mile restaurant near Grant Park is the best - the colorful dining room, the delicious Chicago tapas, or the tasty cocktails and sangria. We recommend you stop in to Mercat a la Planxa and decide for yourself.

  • Upscale Tapas: Mercat a la Planxa Chicago Restaurant has tasty tapas for all palettes, whether you're a vegetarian, a meat-lover, or hoping to share a fluffy Chicago flat bread.
  • Chef's Menu: The special chef's menu at the Mercat a la Planxa Blackstone Hotel Restaurant changes frequently, and is perfect for groups hoping to sample the best tapas this top Chicago restaurant has to offer. 
  • Open Late: The Mercat Chicago Bar is open until 2am daily, so the post-theater crowd can enjoy a late snack and cocktail at this popular Chicago restaurant on the Magnificent Mile. 

Inside Knowledge: Brunch at Mercat a la Planxa - which means "Market on the Grill" - is available each weekend, and allows guests to sample over a dozen small plates for $25 per person. For $8 more, guests can start their morning off at Mercat Chicago with unlimited Bloody Mary's, Sangria or Mimosas. 

We Recommend:

  • An Open Mind: Unless you're a Chicago foodie, you'll likely be somewhat in the dark when it comes to this unique Chicago tapas menu developed by famous chef Jose Garces. We recommend keeping an open mind when you visit the Mercat Chicago Restaurant,  and try two or three small plates you would never otherwise touch. As they say, "When in Chicago..."
  • Make Reservations: Mercat a la Planxa Chicago Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants on the Magnificent Mile. Reserve a table in advance to ensure you get to experience this top tapas bar in Downtown Chicago.

Restaurant Amenities

  • Famous Chef
  • Candle Light
  • Fresh Food
  • Full Bar
  • Healthy Options
  • Late Dining
  • Homemade Desserts
  • Open for Holiday Dining
  • Organic Ingredients
  • Premier Location
  • Private Room
  • Private Parties
  • Small Atmosphere
  • Tapas/Small Plates
  • Take-Out Available
  • Valet Parking