The doors of the lengthy-awaited restaurant The Mercantile, that includes a rooftop patio bar, are last but not least open in downtown Worcester.
“The Mercantile is thrilled to open up its doors to the heart of the Commonwealth,” the cafe claimed on its website.
Found at 2 Mercantile St., adjoining the Mercantile Middle Garage and wider Mercantile Heart, the restaurant famous it is up coming to the DCU Center and “minutes from Polar Park,” expressing it’s a “natural choice” for dining right before and just after Worcester Purple Sox game titles.
Future patrons are now also equipped to make reservations on The Mercantile’s internet site through OpenTable.
For its opening week, The Mercantile stated on the web that it is open up from 4 p.m. to midnight on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. to midnight on Sunday.
The cafe is operated by Broadway Hospitality Group — which also manages Tavern in the Square, The Broadway in South Boston, and Tavitas and Tavern Allston — and is 13,000 sq. ft in measurement and can seat 500, as MassLive formerly described.
The venture was to start with declared in 2019, and was set to use about 80 to 100 element-time staff members and about 40 total-time workforce.
The making also features a non-public function house and a one of a kind “open rooftop patio that features sights of downtown Worcester and Town Sq..”
The cafe reported on its web page that it will provide up “New American Tavern Cuisine,” across its two-floor full-provider cafe and bar, equipped with two 50-seat bars.
Its menu features dozens of solutions ranging from starters these kinds of as “Fried Calamari,” “Teriyaki Ribs” and “Chicken Potstickers,” to main classes this sort of as “Lobster Pasta,” “Chicken Milanese” and “Char Siu Ramen.”
It also features numerous sandwich and burger selections under “Handhelds,” this kind of as the “Mercantile Burger,” “Grilled Chicken Bahn Mi” and “Pressed Zucchini Sandwich.”
The Mercantile’s primary meal menu, as very well as its late night menu, also consist of many purple and white sauce brick oven pizza versions from more standard types like “Margherita” and “Bianca” to “Baked Mac & Cheese” and “Fra Diavolo.”
For dessert, patrons can pick out from a 50 percent dozen sweet treats these types of as “Flourless Chocolate Cake,” “Butterscotch Creme Brulee” and “Baked Alaska.”
The cafe also characteristics several alcoholic consume alternatives from cocktails, to beers, to wines, to shareable pitchers and towers of sure drinks for parties of two or much more or 4 of extra respectively.
The Worcester License Fee beforehand granted The Mercantile an leisure license for television, radio and stay music inside and outside from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday by Friday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The Worcester cafe had been initially slated to open on Monday March 28, one week in the past, but the date passed without the need of an formal opening right up until April 4.
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