Mercat a la Planxa

Tapas, Spanish, Paella
$ $ $
638 S Michigan Ave (at E Balbo Ave)
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 765-0524
4:00pm - 11:00pm
4:00pm - 11:00pm
4:00pm - 11:00pm
4:00pm - 11:00pm
4:00pm - 12:00am
7:00am - 12:00am
7:00am - 11:00pm



  • Great lunch & brunch items. Excellent lamb chops!
  • Mercat a la Planxa, the Catalan restaurant from Jose Garces, offers exciting tapas dishes and delicious Jamon Serrano.
  • Bacon wrapped dates!
  • Chef Jose Garcess colorful Catalan place pairs park views with a menu of delicious ambition. Bodega N. 5 downstairs is a tasty bargain. Green Guide Editor
  • Chicago's very own Iron Chef!!
  • Do the Chef's Tasting Menu! Your taste buds will not be disappointed with this culinary journey!
  • show the special!
  • Get the tasting menu... incredible!
  • The words I put here cannot do justice to how good the food is. Just go.
  • This place is seriously off-the-hook. Unbelievable...go here. Just get the tasting menu and let the chef take care of you. Sangria along the way is a must.
  • Start your day off right with the Blackstone Benedict (eggs Benedict with truffled hollandaise). Head downstairs and grab Starbucks for coffee, though - $4 is too much for diner coffee.
  • The Ensalada Verde is fresh and delicious. A great early evening snack.
  • It is inside the Blackstone Hotel!
  • Hidden Gem within the BlackStone Hotel on South Michigan. Great interior, awesome Sangria, and best bacon-wrapped dates in the city!
  • $1.99 Sangria for checking into 4sq. Also, ask the hostess if there's a Iron Chef menu: 5 tapas tasting for $35!! It's not always offered.
  • $8 for all u can drink mimosa/bloody mary/sangria bar 4 brunch sounds like a deal even though I don't drink-womp womp!
  • 'jamon Iberico' best in the city at Mercat
  • Absolutely outstanding tapas restaurant at the Renaissance Blackstone hotel. Highly recommend the chef's tasting menu with wine pairing.
  • Quiero volver!
  • Wow!!!! Very very good!!!! We did the tasting menu and enjoyed every single dish. Standing out we're the figs in bacon, the garlic shrimp and the cured meat. If you are in the city, come here!

Nearby places

50 E Congress Pkwy (Roosevelt University)
220 S Michigan Ave (btwn Adams & Jackson)
700 S Wabash Ave (at Balbo Dr.)