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 over 60 beers, we also offer an approachable and interesting wine list, including 3 wines on tap, and a great cocktail program. Our kitchen serves food from open ‘til close, to give our guests sustenance whenever they may need it. The menu, created by Executive Chef Matt Foley, 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 become 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 look forward to 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
Executive Steve Brady
Chef Steven Brady grew up on Nantucket and started his cooking career at the young age of 10, and was immediately drawn to the sense of community and camaraderie that exists within the kitchen.
After receiving the Mass Restaurant Association culinary scholarship, he earned his culinary, as well as business degrees, from Johnson & Wales University in Providence Rhode Island.
During his studies at Johnson & Wales, Chef Brady worked his way through school at The Cheesecake Factory, where he learned the business side of the industry.
Going back to his roots, he then worked for some of the country’s top restaurants and hotels on Nantucket, including the historic Jared Coffin House, the White Elephant Hotel, and The Walwinut.
Chef Brady has held the Executive Chef position at the Nantucket Yacht Club for the past four seasons, and just recently moved to Boston where he worked initially for The BNV group as Corporate Chef. He is excited to now join the team at The Merchant Kitchen & Drinks as Executive Chef.
Every Sunday 11am-3pm
Enjoy live jazz with you Merchant brunch every Sunday.
Every Monday 8pm-12am
For our hard-working friends & colleagues in the restaurant industry $4 PBRs, $5 Fernet, $4 High Lifes, $1 Oysters
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.