Breakfast is in full swing at the brand new Mercantile Dining & Provision, the latest and last of the restaurants to open in the newly renovated Union Station. Coffee, brewed with locally roasted Commonwealth Coffee beans, and housemade pastries are offered in the morning alongside a small selection of other breakfast items like potted oatmeal and salmon rillettes on brioche toast.
Starting at 11 a.m., the restaurant, brainchild of chef Alex Seidel of Fruition, serves a casual counter-service lunch that includes a variety of sandwiches to satisfy every taste. There's a bahn mi, a hot pastrami, and a braised short rib option on the menu, as well as a veggie option. A soup and a couple of salads are also offered.
One of the highlights of the new eatery is the market — the provisions —part. Spread around the 5,000 space are beautiful jars of spices, housemade pickles and preserves, as well as other specialty items.
Chef de cuisine and partner Matt Vawter, along with Seidel, created a modern yet nostalgic dinner menu that is served nightly starting at 5 p.m. Dishes like the chicken Cordon Bleu, the petrale sole almondine, and the peach Melba, are recreated in contemporary ways and served from a stunningly beautiful open kitchen. The five seats at the chef's counter are certainly among the best spots in the house.
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