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Let us host your event! Whether it's cozy gatherings, significant celebrations, corporate takeovers, or any special moment, our enthusiastic and expert events team is on hand to craft your ideal event."

Mercat a la Planxa is a contemporary reinterpretation of timeless traditions, situated on Michigan Avenue, offering a genuine dining experience that fuses fresh meats and produce with the vibrant essence of a Barcelona market. The interior design features bright, rich fabrics and weathered mosaic tiles, enhanced by dynamic sculptural furniture and unique murals.

Expanding its culinary horizons, Mercat emphasizes Spanish cuisine in its entirety, from Andalusia to Galicia, focusing on fresh local produce, seafood, and grilled meats. This broadened scope ensures that diners experience the full spectrum of Spanish flavors, embracing dishes from every region. The restaurant's ambitious menu delights guests with its creative mix of authentic Spanish dishes, focusing on regional delicacies. From street food-inspired starters to hearty classics such as paella and grilled specialties off the Planxa, each item on the menu invites diners to explore various aspects of Spain's culinary traditions.

Enhancing this rich cultural dining experience is an extensive and thoughtfully curated selection of cava, sangria, wine, and innovative cocktails. Mercat a la Planxa merges traditional and modern elements, bringing a unique Spanish aesthetic to the heart of Chicago, with a special emphasis on sourcing the freshest local ingredients for an authentic and immersive dining journey.

Mercat is the perfect destination for your next private event! Whether you are looking to host a corporate function, rehearsal dinner, or intimate gathering amongst friends and family, we have the spaces, the cuisine, and the charm to truly amaze your guests. With three different private dining rooms & three semi-private event spaces available, we can accommodate any size group from an intimate gathering of 10 guests to celebratory receptions of up to 130 guests.

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La Veranda

The second floor is where you will find our gorgeous La Veranda Room. Located above the main dining room, the space is set to convey the feeling you get looking out over the bustling market of Barcelona. You will feel the great energy from the main dining room as well as a fabulous view of Grant Park from the stunning glass balcony.

Occupancy: 20-30 Sit Down / 30 for Standing Reception

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Barcelona Room

On the second floor of the restaurant, we have the beautiful Barcelona Room. This room delicately depicts the birds of the marketplace in Spain’s Catalan region, throughout the room. This spacious room comes with a pre-function area, The Foyer, just outside of the doors allowing extra space for your guests to enjoy your event.

Occupancy: 30-60 Sit Down / 90 for Standing Reception

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Lower Lounge

The Mercat Lower Lounge offers a wonderful option for your guests. Located below the Main Dining Room on the Michigan Avenue level, this warm and intimate space is a great location to entertain! With a full bar, warm atmosphere & plenty of mingling room, your guests are sure to enjoy the space.

Occupancy: 20-30 Sit Down / 40 for Standing Reception

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La Taula

La Taula is the perfect semi-private space for your group to enjoy the bustling energy of the restaurant but also to enjoy a bit of exclusivity by having your group sat together in the same area. With circular walls surrounding your space, the privacy allows a bit more intimate conversation than the main dining room.

Occupancy: 8-10 Sit Down