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 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)
La Chablisienne 56Chablis (Burgundy, France)
Chateau Haut Rian 36"Semillion" Sauvignon Blanc (Bordeaux, France)
Portillo30Sauvignon Blanc (Mendonza, Argentina)
Groth 57Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley, California)
Domaine Houchart38Rose (Cotes De Provence, France)
Centered59Chardonnay (Napa Valley, California)
Noble Tree40Chardonnay (Sonoma, California)
Rex Hill Winery59Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon)
ACTIVATE! (Medusa Brewing Company)
86.4 ABV (16oz), With Activate! we've taken a robust porter and infused it with local coffee, masterfully roasted by Union Coff...
84.2 ABV (20oz), Swirling clouds tumble as the storm begins to calm. Settle. Breathe in the moment, then break through the smoo...
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.
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.