Love this place. The Indian is my favorite!d
I have been there several times for lunch and the food was usually pretty good. Last time I went however I ordered the Asian Salmon Salad and the salmon was extremely overcooked. I have never been back.
A hidden gem in Atlanta for lovers of food and drink. Go there!
If you want to buy real estate, you will have to receive the mortgage loans. Furthermore, my mother usually takes a short term loan, which seems to be the most reliable.
I WANTED TO DROP BY AND TOOT MY HORN, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY I HAVE A PRETTY GOOD IDEA OF WHAT QUALITY MIDDLE EASTERN AND OTHER FOODS ARE AND BELIVE WE HAVE SOME OF THE BEST FOOD IN TOWN,WE HAVE BEEN OPEN FOR 4 YEARS AND HAVE TRIED TO EAT AT OTHER MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANTS IN TOWN AND HAVE NOT ENJOYED OURSELVES. WE STRIVE TO SERVE THE FRESHEST FOOD POSSIBLE, AND TREAT OUR CUSTOMERS LIKE FAMILY. PLEASE COME ON DOWN AND GIVE US A SHOT, YOU WONT REGRET IT.
The atmosphere was great. But We were disappointed in our steaks. I got a New York strip and the silver skin was still attached with grizzle. This was not a good cut of meet,tuff and had a difficult time sliceing through the steak. Cooked to perfection. My daughter had the filet mignon and it was cooked to perfection but the steak was burnt not charred and the flavor of the steak was bland and had to use a steak knife to cut through the meat,a butter knife could not go threw it.My girlfriend got the prime rib and said she has had better at a O Charlies chain restaurant. I do not know if it was a bad night but we will never come back. The meat is not what it is cracked up to be.
I don't know what the last guy was talking about. On my visit I met Peter (Michael's brother) and he was SUPER friendly. Every person in our group of 10 ordered a different sandwich and I didn't hear one complaint. I think the deli paper is a nice touch. The atmosphere was terrific and I will def. visit again!
The hours for the restaurant are -
Monday 11am - 3pm
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 9pm
One of the area's BEST neighborhood-type restaurants. By day, the sandwiches are huge and very satisfying. Many of the meats are cooked on the Big Green Egg, right outside the door of the restaurant (which hooks you immediately upon getting out of the car because the smell is so fantastic!). The fries are addictive. At dinnertime, there is a great menu of small plates. Great spot for girlfriends to enjoy a bowl of mussels, some fries and good wines. Now that they are open on Sunday too, it's a really nice place for late afternoon snacks and drinks to round out the weekend.
I enjoyed a sandwich with pear chutney. .It was SOOO delicious, I can't wait to go back! Others should give it a try.. While waiting for my sandwich I enjoyed a tour, taking in all the unique products The Mercantile has to offer.
I was recently a guest of a friend that invited me to a Atlanta Photo group meeting at Elliot Street Pub. We arrived at 7:30pm and ordered a $8 sandwich, which was pretty tasty despite the price, being bread heavy, the plain deli white paper wrapping, and no sides, and a $3/drink honor system beer that was so foamy my friends opted for bottled beer for the rest of the evening.
Around midnight, while I was waiting for the photo shoot outside to wrap, I bought another $3 honor beer ($4.50 with tip) and I put $5 in the jukebox. Almost immediately after paying, Michaelm one of the owners, turned off the music and told me they were closing. I asked if I could finish my beer and listen to the jukebox on low volume since I just paid for the music and beer.
He tossed me a $1, came around the bar, and said since I wasn't a local, he didn't care and forcibly pushed me out of the bar onto the street. MY two friends were there at the time and were astonished at his behavior.
If you enjoy a crime ridden neighborhood, inadequate parking, downtown Atlanta traffic, overpriced food, foamy beer, and some serious attitude- this is the dead end hole for you!
Avoid Michael like the plague!
I work near by and just checked this place out this week. I don't how the Russian fair is but the sandwiches are awesome! I've had the grilled portabella with smoked Gouda and the turkey on wheat. Both were very inexpensive $5-$6 with chips and a drink and super delicious, complete with a crunchy pickle spear and peppermint. You really couldn't ask for a better lunch. The place is clean and the staff is nice. The owner, Victor, seems like a great guy. I look forward to being a regular!
The Mercantile is our favorite neighborhood spot for specialty items and delicious sandwiches. They use ingredients in unique and creative combination. Everything we've tried from there has been sooo good. The fresh bread, produce and great sandwiches/dinners/cheeses make this a really valuable part of the neighborhood. We are looking forward to trying a catering tray in the near future as well - they looks wonderful.
Great Deli with a lot of Russian foods to try and the owner, Victor, is very nice.
Mike,Thank you. I have taken to heart your disappointment in my lack of knowledge over mustards. I have realized, thanks to people such as yourself exactly how important it is to learn about every possible angle of every product in my store. I I invite you to check out what I have learned about mustards since your post. www.themercantileatl.blogspot.com
Janea Boyles, co-owner of The Mercantile
the mercantile offers us all a wonderful opportunity. everyone keeps speaking of "times like these"..this economic crisis..but now more than ever, it is too important to support locally. together, we can strengthen our community! especially when this local business does its best to support locally (including produce, dairy, baby food, and meats) as well as cottage industry (though not local, most of the store's favorites are grass roots businesses). Furthermore, the shop's atmosphere is found only in small towns. They have the most personable staff of any shop or restauraunt i've encountered. Stay strong, mercantile!
The bitter comments of Mike from Mercantile or Infantile? suggests something more than an unsatisfactory sandwich. What's really going on Mike? If Mike wanted some Chef talk why not ask to speak with the Chef? Any new small business has a learning curve, why not be a good neighbor and help them succeed? I have stopped into The Mercantile weekly since their arrival in mid-September and have found the staff knowledgeable and the food and soups delicious. First off the sandwich bread was sub-par but the shop has listened to its guests switched to the local Grateful Bread company for the sandwich loafs and the sandwiches have improved thusly. I've enjoyed shopping for teas and fresh local produce at The Mercantile as well. The dinner specials are flavorful, well priced and a welcome treat on my way home from work on a cold winter's night. I continue to shop at The Mercantile because the food is good, the staff wonderful and I would like the see the liitle guys or in the case the gals succeed. Keep up the good work Mercantile! I hope you are around for a long time to come! Gigi
I like the Mercantile. I have gotten great sandwiches and service there. I love the soups too.
The bechamel sauce is great and I like to use it at home. I have never had a bad experience at this bright and well stocked.
The over-promise of the text-heavy website is met with sad disillusionment in the bricks-and-morter version of the shop. Flavorless bisque, bland and acrid stocks, kitsch-driven and disconnected merchandise and pantry items. One of the owners didn't know the difference between whole-grain and milled Dijon when queried. The website suggested these are food geniuses. Oops. They are very sweet, well intended, but under-executed. I hope they improve. Oh, the sandwiches are abysmal. Sad.
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