The Mercantile Social

3 recent ratings
$$$$ • Restaurant, Steakhouse
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Cocktails, Dessert
66% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
1579 Hollis St
Halifax, NS B3J 1V3, Canada

Top Reviews


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Review


Amazing food! Had the chicken enchilada suiza for lunch then came back the next night and had the crab, spinach dip, warm asparagus salad and tomato rigatoni. The chef is wonderful!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 6 days ago read full review

Celiac

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I have only been here once, but I had a safe and delicious meal! I ordered the Mercantile Crab Dip and the Seafood Trio… YUM!!! Pricey, but a beautiful restaurant for a special night out.

FYI: I called in beforehand and a staff member passed me on to the chef who actually has Celiac Disease, himself! He said that almost everything on the menu has a gluten free option, and he listed off some precautions, such as having their own dedicated gluten free fryer, cooking items separately in the oven instead of on the flat top or grill, changing boards, etc. He said it’s best to come on slower days (Wednesday) or slower times on busy days (before 7PM, Thursday to Sunday)… but that really you should be safe to come anytime. He also recommended that if you’re making a reservation, put in the comments that you have Celiac and they can prepare better, especially if you’re dining during a busy day/time!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

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Review


Be careful celiacs... went last night and it is a beautiful restaurant!! However, I asked for gluten free noodle option (was very specific). I was half way done and then I found noodles from my friends non-gluten free option in mine. I told two workers and they said they would pass it along to the kitchen...

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Cocktails
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Fine Dining
  • Healthy
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Steakhouse
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious food, knowledgeable staff, very accommodating.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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