All Natural Burger* 16Aged cheddar, bacon, black pepper aioli, brioche
Fried Popcorn Shrimp 12Siracha aioli
Stuffed Mushrooms** 10Smoke paprika, breadcrumbs
Fish and Chips16Dayboat cod, tartar
Cucumber-Melon Margarita 11Freshly muddled cucumber. House-made watermelon aqua fresca. Reposado tequila. Happiness in a glass.
Franklin, My Dear... 11We don’t give a damn that it’s autumn! Relive your warm days with this vodka refresher. Citrus vodka, dolin blanc vermouth & campari play nicely with fresh-squeezed lemon juice and homemade lemon zest simple syrup. So grab your sunnies and drink up.
Irish Eyes 10A tip of the hat to some of Boston’s early merchants. Irish whiskey, fresh lemon juice, agave nectar and a dash of angostura bitters topped with ginger beer. Slainte!
Merchant 75 11Gin & lemon with cava is hard to beat. Know what makes it better? Add some aperol, grapefruit & house-made raspberry syrup! As light and refreshing as they come.
Sailor's Cider 12As the weather gets cooler, we all need something to keep us warm. Smith + Cross navy strength rum (114 proof) will do just that. We balance it with lillet blanc, agave nectar and fresh local apple cider to make this drink a true autumn classic.
The Penultimate Word 12We take an old classic and prempt it by one ingredient, using smokey mezcal. Add fresh squeezed lime juice, luxardo liqueur & green chartruese and you’ve got yourself an herbal crowd pleaser.
The Saber-Tooth 12Botaniacal with a bite! Small batch gin, elderflower, lemon & grapefruit, shaken up with our house-made szechuan pepper agave, and a dash of orange bitters for good measure.
The Squirrel's Purse 12Bourbon, benedictine, and amaro lucano make this a sweet but warming cocktail. Why stop there when we can add some fresh lemon juice, demerara syrup and black walnut bitters? Created by our very own Jillian Maio!
Aeronaut A Year With Dr. Nandu (MA) 6.2 ABV
9A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
Allagash White Ale (ME) 5.1 ABV
7.50Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel, this beer is fruity, refreshing and slightly cloudy in appearance.
Anderson Valley Fall Hornin (CA) 6.0 ABV
7.50Pleasantly creamy, with a silky body, sweet caramel flavor, the tang of the spices and a hint of hops, all wrapped in a round smooth finish.
Avery The Reverend (CO) 10.0 ABV
7A divinely complex and beautifully layered malty beer with hints of dark cherries, currants, and molasses.
Barrel House Z Red Rye Ale (MA) 8.6 ABV
7A harmonious marriage of ingredients, processes and beer. Aged in Bully Boy Whiskey barrels for one month.
Bentwater Viskiss (MA) 5.2 ABV
7A moderate, refreshing ale with noticeable hop aroma balanced by supporting malt flavors.
Blue Moon Belgian White (CO) 5.4 ABV
6Brewed with oats and spiced with orange peel and coriander. An unfiltered wheat ale spiced in the Belgian tradition.
Cisco Brewers Grey Lady (MA) 4.5 ABV
6.50A refreshing wheat ale very pale in color
Cisco Brewers Whale Tail Pale Ale (MA) 5.6 ABV
6A clean, robust malt aroma complemented by earthy hops, is nicely coupled with the slightly cloudy, deep gold color of the beer. Soft fruity esters and nutty malts balance the bitter finish wonderfully. Like all good English pale ales, the carbonation is low and the body is smooth.
Collective Arts Sour Pumpkin Saison (Ontario) 5.0 ABV
8.50A Belgian ale that is most commonly pale, refreshing, moderately strong and finishes dry
Downeast Cider House Original Blend (MA) 5.1 ABV
6A well balanced hard cider made with freshly pressed apples.
Epic Tart N' Juicy Sour IPA (CO) 5.1 ABV
8.50fresh, kettle soured, India Pale Ale with bright notes of grapefruit, agave, tangerine and passion fruit. Normally “sour” and “India Pale Ale” would be contradictory terms because the flavor combinations can be tough to bring together in just the right way.
Guinness Draught (Ireland) 4.2 ABV
7Is made from water, barley, roast malt extract, hops, and brewer’s yeast. An old and firm favourite.
Harpoon Take 5 Session IPA (MA) 4.8 ABV
7A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
Harpoon Ufo Raspberry Hefeweizen (MA) 4.8 ABV
4Unfiltered and cloudy with a solid foamy head, and a distinctive, hazy rose color. The scent of fresh raspberries hits the nose immediately, along with a subtle bready aroma from the wheat and yeast. Finishes cleanly in a semi-dry, tart finish.
Idle Hands Patriarch (MA) 5.8 ABV
7A somewhat fruity and easy drinking Belgian ale which is less aggressive than many other Belgian beers
Maine Lunch (ME) 7.0 ABV
10Intense hop flavors and tropical, citrus fruit and pine aromas dominate the flavor profile, balanced by subtle malt sweetness.
Miller Lite (WI) 4.17 ABV
5Miller Lite is a pilsner-style beer brewed with choice hops, the finest blend of American-grown barley malts and pure, soft water to deliver the great taste of a true pilsner beer.
Night Shift Whirlpool (MA) 4.5 ABV
8A moderate, refreshing ale with noticeable hop aroma balanced by supporting malt flavors.
Oskar Blues G'Knight Imperial Red Ale (CO) 8.7 ABV
4nose full of aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors.
Radeberger Pilsner (Germany) 4.8 ABV
6Crowned the official drink by King Friedrich August III of Saxony, Radeberger, is a pilsner style beer brewed near Dresden.
Rapscallion Honey Ale (MA) 4.5 ABV
6A moderate, refreshing ale with noticeable hop aroma balanced by supporting malt flavors.
Samuel Adams Boston Lager (MA) 4.9 ABV
6Samuel Adams Boston Lager® offers a full, rich flavor that is both balanced and complex.
Samuel Adams Octoberfest (MA) 5.3 ABV
6Our Octoberfest blends hearty malts for a deep, smooth flavor with caramel notes creating a brew that’s perfect whatever you’re celebrating
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale (ME) 4.5 ABV
7.50Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor
Stella Artois Lager (Belgium) 5.2 ABV
6.50One of the World's best selling beers, enjoyed in more than 80 countries. Low malt sweetness with a crisp finish.
Stone Delicious IPA (CA) 7.7 ABV
8This intensely citrusy, beautifully bitter beer is worthy of the simple-yet-lordly title of Stone Delicious IPA.
Victory Golden Monkey (PA) 9.5 ABV
5Golden Monkey is both playfully delightful and profoundly satisfying. Exotic spices from the East round out this global journey to joy.
Victory Prima Pils (PA) 5.3 ABV
6.50With heaps of whole flower European hops and fine German malts, we achieved the bracing herbal bite and smooth malt flavor that we sought.
Wachusett Green Monsta IPA (MA) 6.0 ABV
7.50A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
Weihenstephaner Festbier (Germany) 5.8 ABV
7.50A full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager is especially brewed for the Festbier season by the oldest brewery in the world.
Wicked Weed Lt. Dank IPA (NC) 6.5 ABV
8.50A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
Pabst Blue Ribbon 16 oz4
Budweiser 16oz (MO) 5.50
Bud Light (MO) 4.2 ABV
5.25Brewed with a malt and hops ratio different from Budweiser for a distinctively crisp taste with fewer calories.
Budweiser (MO) 5.0 ABV
5.50Budweiser is a medium-bodied, flavorful, and crisp with blended layers of premium American and European hop aromas.
Clausthaler N/A Premium Lager (Germany) 0.45 ABV
5.50A highly carbonated, medium-bodied lager that is well-balanced.
Corona Extra (Mexico) 4.5 ABV
6.50Corona's aroma is fruity-honey with a touch of malt and the flavor is crisp and well-balanced between hops and malt, toward the malt side.
Estrella Damm (Spain) 5.2 ABV
6This lager beer with a universally appreciated character and taste is ideal for drinking at any time.
Michelob Ultra (MO) 4.2 ABV
6Michelob Ultra appeals to beer drinkers interested in a superior tasting light beer that promotes an active, social lifestyle.
Miller High Life (WI) 5.0 ABV
5Yeast our founder brought over from Germany, light Galena hops from the pacific northwest, and a combination of malted barley.
Pabst Blue Ribbon (WI) 4.6 ABV
4Pabst Blue Ribbon is brewed in the finest traditions of an American Premium Lager dating back to 1844.
Served Saturdays 11am - 3pm, Sundays 10:30am - 3pm
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 Chef Matt Foley
Matt Foley was born and raised right here in the lovely city of Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout his youth, Matt found a great deal of interest in playing sports, especially Hockey and Bowling, along with being an incredible pianist. But during his youth, he caught the cooking bug and never let go, and decided to attend Johnson and Wales in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from there with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts, and a Bachelors Degree in Food Service Management. Matt then moved on to work with famed Chef John Elkhay for 7 years; 3 of which as acting Executive Chef of Citron in Providence. Along with cooking, Matt has a large passion for wine, and passed his level two sommalier certification at the age of 23. After 7 years in Providence, Matt decided he still had much to learn, and moved to Boston to begin a 2 year stint at Radius. From there, he worked at Craigie on Main for 4 years; 3 of those years as Sous Chef and the right hand man of Chef Tony Maws. After his time at Craigie, he went to help friends David Punch and Lydia Reichert in the opening of Sycamore in Newton MA, where he met with owner Shane Smyth, and the two hatched plans for The Merchant. Being involved since the pre-opening stages allowed Matt to get involved in planning from the bottom up, and really stamp his vision for a new restaurant. Matt spends his nights off at his second job as a Ninja. If he's not saving the world, he can be found hanging out with his regal cat, Muscat. Matt is not afraid of heights but is nervous around very low spaces. He enjoys Grape Soda, Ice Cream, and hopes to one day be the first person to Moonwalk a marathon.
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.