- Sun-Thurs: 11am-11pm
- Fri-Sat: 11am-1am
- Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late night
- Good for Groups
- Takes Reservations
Merchants has been taking up prime Downtown real estate (perfectly situated for dinner and drinks before a night of honky-tonking at Robert’s Western World), in what used to be Merchants Hotel, since 1988 but has only recently gained culinary notoriety thanks to a top-to-bottom overhaul in 2010, when it was purchased by Strategic Hospitality. It’s split into two distinct dining concepts: On the ground floor, it’s Southern comfort food (green fried tomatoes, blackened catfish, smoked brisket) and cozy leather booths. Upstairs, it’s a formal dining room with a fancier menu to match (seafood towers and filet mignon).