Mercat a la Planxa

Top 1% of restaurants in Chicago
8 / 10

11 expert reviews

“It is, like most of the food here, not just fine, and not just good—it is very, very good.”

– Time Out

"Inside the Blackstone Hotel, this Catalan-inspired restaurant offers a stylish respite from Michigan Avenue." Full review
Be sure to try the cocas, flat breads topped with a range of ingredients, from bean purée, shrimp, and chorizo to short ribs and horseradish.
"South Michigan Avenue, a stretch of offices and venerable old buildings such as the Hilton Chicago and Symphony Center, isn't exactly hip." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"Just off Michigan Avenue, Mercat a la Planxa offers diners a taste of Barcelona with its authentic Catalan cuisine." Full review
"Chef Jose Garces' "flavors meld beautifully" at this South Loop Catalan in the Blackstone Hotel where his "true Barcelona-style tapas" make for an "excellent" meal." Full review
"A riot of colors in the high-ceilinged, second-floor dining room overlooking Grant Park on some level prepares diners for the full-on flavor fest." Full review
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