Steak Frites*18Marinated flat iron steak, pickled onions, watercress
*These items may contain raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw orundercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
Cupid's Run12This cupid likes rum, and running in his undies. Flor de Cana 12 year rum, cranberry liquor & apple cider. $1 from every drink will go to the "Cupid's Undie Run" that raises money to find a cure for Neurofibromatosis.
Lions Tail12You can't go wrong with this classic cocktail. Knob creek, allspice dram, lime, simple syrup & a few dashes of bitters.
South Side12A perfect drink to have while transitioning between seasons. Gin, fresh squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, & crushed mint leaves
Bitter Mai Tai 12Plantation pineapple rum, Campari, triple sec, lime juice, orgeat. Just bitter enough to take the chill out of a cold day.
Cucumber-Melon Margarita 12Freshly muddled cucumber, house-made watermelon aqua fresca,
reposado tequila. Happiness in a glass.
Sweet Heat 11Get the best of worlds. Spicy tequila, mango nectar, mango liquor, and fresh squeezed lime make this a balanced and addictive cocktail.
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 Personality11Light 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 11A 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
Autumn Breeze12This season is the reason we live here. Fresh apple cider, elderflower & bourbon result in a perfect fall day right in your glass.
Nitro Espresso Martini (On Tap) 12We 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
Health Conscious Cocktails
Mood Booster11A drink to your health! Vodka, rhubarb bitters & fresh berry kombucha. It's filled with probiotics and good decisions. **Will help with digestion, energy, and bragging about probiotics and "the mother".
Matcha Martini11Enjoy this natural energy boosting elixir that uses vodka, lime juice, agave nectar and finely ground green tea leaves. It's never been easier to go green! **Will provide energy, focus, and healthier skin. Also, matcha is like, all over your Insta feed. For reals.
Wine on Tap
Featuring The Gotham Project!
Cabernet Sauvignon 9“Pacific Standard” (CA)
Rose 9“Sabin” (IT)
Whites and Rosé by the Glass
Hahn Family Winery12Chardonnay (Monterey, CA)
Saget La Perriere 10Sauvignon Blanc (Loire Valley, FR)
Alta Luna 10Pinot Grigio (Della Venezie, IT)
Mer Soleil Silver 12Chardonnay (Monterey County, CA)
L'Ecole No. 41 12Chenin Blanc (Columbia Valley, WA)
Kato 10Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, NZ)
Jean Luc Colombo 11Rose of Syrah/Mouvedre (Provence, FR)
Reds by the Glass
Josh Cellars 11Merlot (CA)
Twenty Rows 12Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, OR)
Castle Rock12Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles, CA)
Bodini 10Malbec (Mendoza, Arg)
Falchini10Chianti (Tuscany, IT)
Bieler 29"Daisy" Pinot Grigio (Columbia Valley, Washington)
J. Lohr "Bay Mist"29Riesling (Monterey Count, California)
La Chablisienne 45Chablis (Burgundy, France)
Chateau Haut Rian 36"Semillion" Sauvignon Blanc (Bordeaux, France)
Portillo30Sauvignon Blanc (Mendonza, Argentina)
Groth 52Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley, California)
Domaine Houchart40Rose (Cotes De Provence, France)
Centered56Chardonnay (Napa Valley, California)
Noble Tree50Chardonnay (Sonoma, California)
Rex Hill Winery60Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon)
Smith & Hook50Cabernet Sauvignon (Central Coast, California)
Giacosa40Nebbiolo (Piedmont, Italy)
Palagetto "Sottobasco"68Super Tuscany (Tuscany, Italia)
"NV 14" Cain74Bordeaux Blend (Napa, California)
Post Shift Pilsner (Jack's Abby)
64.7 ABV (0.4L), Featuring on our new Czech Side-Pull Faucet, enjoy this Bavarian pilsner with a nice frothy head and smooth ea...
Blue Comet (Widowmaker Brewing)
97.1 ABV (16oz), Blue Comet is packed with Simcoe and Comet hops providing a ripe tropical fruit nose that is backed up in the ...
Cloudbusting (Grimm Artisanal Ales)
108.0 ABV (12oz), Hazy golden, juicy Northeast-style double IPA. A creamy, lush mouthfeel softens the bitterness and highlights ...
Coded Tiles (LIC Beer Project)
85.0 ABV (12oz), American Pale Ale brewed with copious amounts of Cascade, Citra and Simcoe hops. A light body with bright hop ...
Mind the Hop (Aslin Beer Company)
109.4 ABV (12oz), A DIPA with Citra. On first taste you will get a citrus fruit salad followed by some dankness and light bitter...
Hopzilla (Lawson's Finest Liquids)
108.7 ABV (12oz), This dry hopped ale will terrorize your taste buds, yet has enough malt backbone to balance a fierce bitterness.
DRAGON, WOLF AND FOX (Medusa Brewing Company)
8.506.5 ABV (16oz), A New England style IPA, with generous additions of flaked wheat and oats, but hopped entirely with three hop ...
Fiddlehead IPA (Fiddlehead)
86.2 ABV (16oz), A hop forward American IPA with mellow bitterness. Citrusy and Dank. Well Balanced.
Lunch (Maine Beer Company)
107.0 ABV (12oz), Our “East Coast” version of a West Coast-style IPA. Intense hop flavors and aromas of tropical and citrus...
Be Hoppy (Wormtown Brewery)
76.5 ABV (16oz), The huge aromatics and big citrus forward flavors come from the copious amount of hops
Boomsauce (Lord Hobo)
87.8 ABV (12oz), This IPA features six hop varietals and a blend of spelt, oat and wheat, leaving you with a citrus and tropica...
Sip of Sunshine (Lawson's Finest Liquids)
108.0 ABV (12oz), This lupulin-ladin India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit character, bright floral aromas and dele...
IPA (Lagunitas Brewing Company)
66.2 ABV (16oz), This is our unique version of an ancient style.
Taras Boulba (Brasserie de la Senne)
114.5 ABV (12oz), Light blonde generously hopped with the finest aromatic hops, giving it a very refreshing character and a scen...
Devotion (The Lost Abbey)
76.0 ABV (16oz), A lighter bodied beer that immediately makes an initial hop impression followed by a dry finish.
White (Allagash Brewing Company)
7.505.2 ABV (16oz), Allagash White features a refreshing balance of citrus and spice.
65.4 ABV (16oz), Our golden-yellow wheat beer, smells of cloves and impresses consumers with its refreshing banana flavour.
Woodline (Fox Farm Brewery)
78.3 ABV (12oz), An oatmeal stout with notes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa powder and a hint of smoke.
Sweater Party (Avery)
78.3 ABV (16oz), Winter atrong ale infused with mulling spices
Briefcase Porter (Exhibit 'A')
85.4 ABV (16oz), Toasted dark bread and nutty aromas start you off followed by light roasted coffee and dark chocolate.
Big Bad Baptist Peanut Butter Cup (Epic Brewing Co. )
912.0 ABV (8oz), Imperial Stout Aged in Whiskey Barrels with Roasted Cacao Nibs, Coffee and Peanuts.
Chocolate Manifesto (Flying Monkeys)
1110.0 ABV (8oz), Are three kinds of chocolate overkill in this sweet stout? Heck no. Not with 10% abv cupping all that rich cac...
Fayston Maple Imperial Stout (Lawson's Finest Liquids)
1010.1 ABV (8oz), This cellar aged brew is a rich stout with a maple twist as it is brewed with almost two gallons of VT maple s...
Nut Brown Ale (Peak Organic Brewing Company)
64.8 ABV (16oz), Our Nut Brown Ale starts out very smooth, like an English-style Brown Ale. It ends with a crisp, nutty finish.
84.2 ABV (20oz), Swirling clouds tumble as the storm begins to calm. Settle. Breathe in the moment, then break through the smoo...
All Alone With Everywhere To Go [Strata] (Kent Falls Brewing Co.)
85.1 ABV (12oz), Single hop pale ale brewed with Connecticut grown malts and Strata hops.
Derivative: Galaxy (Proclamation )
86.0 ABV (16oz), A juicy hazy pale ale loaded with tons of Galaxy hops.
Helles (Mahr's Bräu)
94.9 ABV (16oz), This is a deep and faceted beer, but not a challenging one. It is welcoming, satisfying, and perfectly refresh...
House Lager (Jack's Abby)
75.2 ABV (16oz), What the Helles is a Landbier? Ours is sweet and golden with a full malty body, inspired by the country lagers...
Whirlpool (Night Shift)
84.5 ABV (16oz), New England pale ale; citrus-forward and refreshing
Oak & White (Upland Brewing Company)
87.5 ABV (8oz), White wine aromas dominate, tempered with hints of tart, tropical and fruity notes. Finish is dry, with petite...
Hierarchy (Schilling Beer Co.)
85.8 ABV (16oz), A unique saison defined by floral, spice and citrus notes.
Kill Your Idles: Red Berry (Idle Hands Craft Ales)
85.6 ABV (16oz), Sour ale w/ strawberry, raspberry and lactose added. Slightly tart and super jammy!
Depth of Field (Grimm Artisanal Ales)
87.0 ABV (8oz), A balanced showing of the sweet & tart characteristics. A juicy burst of real maraschino cherry, tartness of r...
Charms & Hexes with Maine Blueberries (Banded)
85.2 ABV (16oz), A sour ale with Maine blueberries.
Unified Press (Citizen Cider)
65.2 ABV (16oz), GLUTEN FREE. Made from 100% locally sourced apples, never from concentrate.
NightShift Nite Lite 16oz (MA) 5.50
Corona (Mex) 6.50
Bud Light (MO) 5.25
Miller High Life (WI) 5
Miller Lite (WI) 5
Michelob Ultra (MO) 6
Athletic Run Wild IPA N.A. (MA) 5.50
Watermelon Aqua Fresca 7Fresh watermelon juice, pureed with lime juice & simple syrup
Bliss Berry Kombucha 7On Tap! This kombucha is made with fresh pressed blueberries & ginger. Refreshing & Healthy!
Easy Bein' Green7Tired of heart palpitations from coffee? Allow us to introduce you to matcha. This green tea powder contains an amino acid known to reduce stress and increase focus. We add lime juice, water and agave nectar to give it a refreshing kick.
Mango Mojit-No7All of the tropical fun, without the hangover.
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.
Traditional Irish Session
New Year’s Day from 1-4pm.
Bring your instrument and join in with other musicians as we welcome 2020.
Every Sunday 11am-3pm
Enjoy live jazz with your 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.