The Merchant Boston

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Now Serving:  Lunch (11am - 4pm)


An American Brasserie

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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.

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We have free wi-fi, offer a free coat check and feature locally roasted Flatblack coffee.

Directions & Parking

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Validated parking available at the 33 Arch Street Garage.
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-free wifi
Valet parking coming soon.

Private Events

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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.

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60 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110


Open 11am - 2am, 7 days

Serving Food

11am - Midnight, Sun - Wed
11am - 1am, Thurs - Sat


We are now hiring all positions, front & back of house.

If you'd like to be considered for employment, please email