Chai Refresher 11Who needs Starbucks when we've got chai infused whiskey?Add fresh lime juice, simple syrup, angostura bitters, and mint, then shake and top with cava. It's the kind of pick-me-up you wanted anyway.
Honey Lavender Lemonade10Fresh squeezed lemon juice, housemade honey lavender syrup, and vodka make for one dangerously crushable cocktail/span>
Joey's Tea9A true warm weather crusher. Homemade black tea (courtesy of our Sous Chef Joey) fresh lemon, granulated sugar and Deacon Giles rum. We double dare you to have only one
Red Sangria 10Warm weather mean two things: shorts & sangria! Our offering is a classic Spanish style using Mediterranean cinnamon & Valencia oranges.
Cucumber-Melon Margarita 11Freshly muddled cucumber, house-made watermelon aqua fresca,
reposado tequila. Happiness in a glass.
Sweet Heat 10Get the best of worlds. Spicy tequila, mango nectar, mango liquor, and fresh squeezed lime make this a balanced and addictive cocktail.
Mood Booster 10Vodka, rhubarb bitters, and fresh berry kombucha. It's filled with probiotics and good decisions!
I Love you Ginny 12Gin, elderflower liquor, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, & chamomile bitters. These ingredients were made for each other. That's all I have to say about that.
Sparkling Personality10Light and elegant, this drink reminds us of our better selves.
Vodka, lime, simple, and muddled cucumber are energized when you add cava to the mix.
Let that smile shine through!
Irish Eyes 10A tip of the hat to some of Boston's first merchants Irish whiskey,
fresh squeezed lemon juice, agave nectar,and angostura bitters topped with ginger beer
Tamworth Toronto 12Bourbon, chickoree liqueur, and angostura bitters are stirred together to provide an exciting alternative to this classic cocktail
Nitro Espresso Martini (On Tap) 11We take everyone's favorite pick-me-up cocktail and make it smooth and creamy without using any diary. How? We infuse it with nitrogen gas for 63 hours unitl is ready for your easy enjoyment
Wine on tap
Featuring The Gotham Project!
Cabernet Sauvignon 9“Pacific Standard” (CA)
Rose 9“Sabin” (IT)
Whites and Rose by the glass
2015 Vignerons Du Buxy 10"Cote Chalonnaise" Blanc (Burgundy, FR)
2017 Tenuta Sant'Anna 9Pinot Grigio (ITL)
2016 Fournier 10"Pere & Fils" Saugvignon Blanc (Loire Valley, FR)
2016 Pine Ridge 10Chenin Blanc/Viognier (CA)
2015 Hahn Family Winery 12"SLH" Chardonnay (Santa Lucia, CA)
2016 Kato 10Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, NZ)
2016 Dr. Hermann10"Dr. H" riesling (mosel, ger)
2016 Jean Luc Colombo 11Rose of Syrah/Mouvedre (Provence, fr)
Reds by the glass
2015 J. Lohr 10"Los Osos" merlot (Paso Robles, CA)
2015 Twenty Rows 12Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, OR)
2015 Joseph Carr 12"Paso Robles" Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles, CA)
2015 Bieler10Pere & Fils "Jassine" (Cotes-Du-Rhone (FR))
2016 Bodini 10Malbec (Mendoza, Arg)
2016 Fournier "Les Belle Vignes: 50Sancerre (Loire, FR))
The brasserie style restaurant originated in France in the mid to late 1800's. The word literally translates as “brewery”, and was commonly a restaurant that brewed its own beer to serve its guests. A Brasserie is typically defined as a large, informal restaurant, that serves food and alcohol throughout the day, and late into the evening.
The Merchant borrows from these ideas, and while we don't brew our own beer, we offer a wide variety on draft, and in bottle & can. The bar is a major focal point; providing a convivial atmosphere and top-notch product. Along with our selection of 36 beers on tap, we also offer an approachable and interesting wine list, including 3 wines on tap, and a great craft cocktail program. The menu is designed to offer a quick bite, or a full coursed meal at lunch or at dinner. We also offer late night dining for our friends and neighbors, who need something to eat after a long evening's work.
The Merchant is located at 60 Franklin St. in Downtown Crossing, on the edge of the Financial District. We are extremely excited to be a part of the revitalization of the neighborhood, and strive to be a neighborhood go-to. The Merchant name is in part an homage to the great history of the neighborhood, and the previous tenant 'London Harness', who traded at the space for almost 100 years. We are proud to be contributing to the culture and dining of Downtown Crossing.
Validated parking available at the 33 Arch Street Garage, entrance located on Hawley Street.
Daytime Parking 20% discount on posted rate
Nighttime Parking (Mon-Fri 3:30pm-3:00am, up to 10 hours): $6 with validation
Weekend Parking (All day Saturday and Sunday, up to 10 hours): $6 with validation
Chef Ignacio Lopez
Chef Ignacio Lopez brings a life long passion for food, cooking, and serving guests needs. His career is marked by accepting and excelling in culinary positions where he has been able to serve the needs of guests in markets that range from casual dining to ultra-luxury.
He began cooking professionally at the age of sixteen. After cooking his way through fine dining kitchens in San Diego, he eventually landed his first Executive Sous Chef position at the exclusive Fairbanks Ranch Country Club working under Executive Chef Francis Perrot. He has worked under other legendary chefs including Francis Perrot, Jeff Jackson, Joachim Sandbitchier, Timothy Au, Kerry Neff and Jean Pierre Dubray. He learned many skills working under each chef, most notably market to table food service which he has continued to use at each restaurant he has worked.
After working in different restaurants and resorts from New Hampshire to Connecticut to California he made his way back to the East Coast in 2011. He worked as Executive Sous Chef and Chef at some great Boston area restaurants such as Landana Restaurant, Exhange Street Bistro, Beat Brasserie and Tuscan Kitchen before coming to The Merchant.
Ignacio brings an unassuming cooking philosophy that is grounded in the simplicity of market driven, seasonally inspired menu items, placing emphasis on the quality and freshness of New England ingredients.
Every Sunday 11am-3pm
Enjoy live jazz with you Merchant brunch every Sunday.
The Merchant offers a variety of private dining options, including 2 private dining rooms, to cater to each individual client from business meetings and social events to bridal showers, baby showers and holiday parties. Our professional staff can customize your menus to suit the needs of you and your guests to create an unforgettable event.