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The Buzz Around the Hot Mercantile Dining & Provision

Mercantile Dining & Provision is a market by day and restaurant by night. The buzz around it is loud. Before the restaurant critics pen any reviews, this is the first word on the eatery.

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The unique restaurant and market concept is led by executive chef and owner Alex Seidel, who also owns Fruition and Fruition Farms. Here's the good news, bad news, and the word on the street about one of the newest arrivals to Union Station.

The First Word News: Cafe Society gave its readers an early look into the newest Union Station spot. The write-up highlighted the airy space and overall charm inside the restaurant. [Westword]

The Something-for-Everyone News: 5280 Magazine's food editor Amanda Faison applauded the restaurant for its braised short ribs and heirloom root salad, but really recommends visiting Mercantile during the day to experience the market. Special features on the morning menu include salmon rillettes spread on brioche toast and cherry-pistachio granola with Fruition Farms' sheep's milk yogurt. [5280]

The Wallet News: Thrillist warns patrons to be wary that their dinner will "rack up the expense account," but that the meal will be carefully crafted and made with love using local ingredients from Fruition Farms. [Thrillist]

The Atmosphere News: Zagat calls Mercantile a "culinary museum." The market is filled with jarred spices, dried fruits, and burlap-topped canning jars alongside fresh pastries and cheese spreads. [Zagat]

The (Mostly) High Praise on Yelp News: The Yelp reviewers have spoken, and they love Mercantile...for the most part. One reviewer believes that chef/owner Alex Seidel may have outdone Fruition with this place in the new Union Station, and others enjoy the market/restaurant concept. However, the restaurant may have a few kinks to work out, as one disappointed patron was offered a seat at the community table after waiting 45 minutes beyond his reservation's time. [Yelp]

The Trendy Ingredient News: Along with multiple other Denver restaurants, rabbit is making an appearance on the evening menu. The rabbit is braised and served with Colorado porcini mushrooms, cauliflower, and truffles atop egg pappardelle. [EDEN]

Doors to the market open at 7 a.m. daily. Coffee from Commonwealth Coffee Roasters and a full menu of fresh breakfast and lunch items are available throughout the day. The 75-seat restaurant serves dinner starting at 5 p.m. daily.

· Sneak Peek: Mercantile Dining & Provision Opens Monday [EDEN]
· Mercantile Dining & Provision: The Menu Reveal [EDEN]
· Rabbit Makes An Appearance on Dinner Menus [EDEN]

Mercantile Dining and Provision

1701 Wynkoop Street, , CO 80202 (720) 460-3733 Visit Website