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 until is ready for your easy enjoyment
Don't Ghost Me11Ghost tequila, almond milk, chocolate caramel sauce, topped with a marshmallow.
Mulled Wine11A spice here and a spice there - add some wine, warm it up and enjoy!
Hot Buttered Rum12Navy strength rum with hot water & spiced butter.
Wine on Tap
Featuring The Gotham Project!
Cabernet Sauvignon 9.5“Pacific Standard” (CA)
Rose 9.5“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 11Chenin Blanc (Columbia Valley, WA)
Kato 11Sauvignon 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 Rock13Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles, CA)
Bodini 10Malbec (Mendoza, Arg)
Falchini10Chianti (Tuscany, IT)
Whiplash10Zinfandel (Lodi, CA)
Hahn11GSM (Monterey County, CA)
Bieler 34"Daisy" Pinot Grigio (Columbia Valley, Washington)
J. Lohr "Bay Mist"30Riesling (Monterey Count, California)
Chateau Haut Rian 36"Semillion" Sauvignon Blanc (Bordeaux, France)
Portillo30Sauvignon Blanc (Mendonza, Argentina)
Groth 57Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley, California)
Centered59Chardonnay (Napa Valley, California)
Noble Tree40Chardonnay (Sonoma, California)
Rex Hill Winery59Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon)
Smith & Hook42Cabernet Sauvignon (Central Coast, California)
Giacosa46Nebbiolo (Piedmont, Italy)
Palagetto "Sottobasco"68Super Tuscany (Tuscany, Italia)
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...
Friends & Anemones (KCBC & Vitamin Sea)
118.0 ABV (12oz), Citra. Galaxy. Oats. Wheat. Lots of each. Waves of bright lychee, pineapple and all the fresh citrus fruits yo...
Energy Wave (Equilibrium Brewery)
118.0 ABV (12oz), Energy Wave pours a glowing hazy tangerine color, releasing bright tropical notes of mango, pineapple, lactose...
Uncanny Valley (Burlington Beer)
97.0 ABV (12oz), Hopped with Mosaic and Citra hops. Ripe Mango, Pine Needles, Watermelon, and Stone fruit.
The Chosen One (Tilted Barn Brewery)
118.5 ABV (12oz), An American DIPA overflowing with hops. This beer needs no introduction, just sit back, relax and enjoy. You h...
Pass Through (Finback Brewery)
107.5 ABV (12oz), DDH IPA dry hopped with Mosaic, Amarillo, Blanc, Columbus and Simcoe.
108.3 ABV (12oz), A hazy DIPA with Triskel and Citra hops.
Playing In the Shadows 5.0 (Deciduous Brewing Company)
96.0 ABV (12oz), A juicy New England style IPA with tropical notes of pineapple, guava, and passion fruit.
ISO7 (Vanished Valley Brewing Company)
87.0 ABV (12oz), ISO7 contains a generous amount Ella hops and another one of our all-time favorites, Amarillo! It's soft mouth...
Juice Freak IPA (Cold Harbor Brewing)
86.1 ABV (16oz), A smooth & juicy New England style IPA with citra hops.
Pure Idaho (KCBC - Kings County Brewers Collective)
96.6 ABV (12oz), Hopped exclusively with Idaho 7 and Idaho Gem for aromas and flavors candied pineapple, with Idaho-grown pilsn...
Brightside IPA (Lone Pine Brewing Company)
77.1 ABV (16oz), Our American IPA balances a subtle malt character with smooth, clean bitterness and notes of citrus zest, trop...
A Year With Dr. Nandu (Aeronaut Brewing Company)
86.3 ABV (16oz), A reimagination of the first beer we ever brewed. Characterized by tropical aromas, bitterness and a clean fin...
Fiddlehead IPA (Fiddlehead)
86.2 ABV (16oz), A hop forward American IPA with mellow bitterness. Citrusy and Dank. Well Balanced.
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...
Simplex (De Ranke)
104.5 ABV (12oz), Simplex is a ale, but it has all the characteristics of an old-styled pils. It is a blond beer, both thirst-qu...
Augustus Weizen Doppelbock (Riegele)
78.0 ABV (12oz), Gold medal winning, robust, smooth, wheat beer that has an international following.
Little Brook (Fox Farm Brewery)
84.6 ABV (16oz), A beautiful hop forward blonde ale.
White (Allagash Brewing Company)
7.505.2 ABV (16oz), Allagash White features a refreshing balance of citrus and spice.
65.4 ABV (16oz), Wheat beer that smells of cloves with a refreshing banana flavour.
Portals (Cherry & Vanilla) (Definitive Brewing Company)
86.3 ABV (8oz), Conditioned with a blend of sweet and tart macerated cherries and many vanilla beans. Sipping this beer remind...
Poppy’s Moonship with Apricot And Tangerine (Schilling Beer Co.)
8.504.8 ABV (16oz), This progressive variation of traditionally tart wheat ale is brewed with gentle salinity and balanced by Tang...
Rainbow Sherbet (Prairie Artisan Ales)
105.2 ABV (12oz), Sour ale with raspberry, pineapple and orange. Do yourself a favor and toss one in the cooler on your way to t...
Barn Beer (Plan Bee Farm Brewery)
105.5 ABV (8oz), Coolship Cooled 100% NY ingredient wild Farmhouse Ale. Fruity funky yeast & lemon/pine hop notes. Slightly tar...
Unified Press (Citizen Cider)
75.2 ABV (16oz), Made from 100% locally sourced apples, never from concentrate. Off-dry, crisp, clean & refreshing.
Samara Brown (Lone Pine)
87.0 ABV (16oz), This brown combines Maine maple syrup with locally roasted, certified organic coffee; layering a complex balan...
Maple Barrel-Aged Brigadeiro (Springdale Beer Co.)
118.5 ABV (8oz), Maple Brig is a double barrel-aged breakfast stout brewed with oats, coffee, and lactose. It is 1/3 aged in ma...
Tom Swamp Road (Honest Weight Artisan Beer)
76.0 ABV (12oz), An easy drinking multigrain stout. Perfect for a cold winter day.
Coffee & Cakes (Hubbard's Cave)
812.5 ABV (8oz), First batch of Imperial Stout with Coffee and Maple Syrup
84.2 ABV (20oz), Swirling clouds tumble as the storm begins to calm. Settle. Breathe in the moment, then break through the smoo...
Briefcase Porter (Exhibit 'A')
85.4 ABV (16oz), This porter satisfies without being heavy. Toasted dark bread and nutty aromas start you off followed by light...
Preroll (Honest Weight Artisan Beer)
94.4 ABV (16oz), A hazy dry-hopped pale ale with vic secret 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
NightShift Nite Lite 16oz (MA) 5.50
Corona (Mex) 6.75
Bud Light (MO) 5.50
Miller High Life (WI) 5.25
Miller Lite (WI) 5.50
Michelob Ultra (MO) 6.25
Athletic Run Wild IPA N.A. (MA) 5.75
Lakefront G/F (MA) 6.25
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.
Served Saturdays 11am - 3pm, Sundays 10:00am - 3pm
Breakfast Sandwich*11Bacon, egg, aged cheddar, housemade English muffin
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.
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.
We are closed until May 4th, per Governor Baker's recent order on restaurants.
Our families' and your families' safety & well-being are our sole concern right now. Thank you so much for the outpouring of love the last few days, and we really look forward to opening our doors to you again soon!
Please stay safe & healthy and we will see you all again in April.