Adventure and comfort have gone hand in hand at Mercy Wine Bar for more than 10 years. With a wine list that spans 12 countries and includes 100 options by the glass, 50 by the bottle, and tasting flights for guests who can levitate, the staff invites patrons to either try a brand-new varietal or enjoy a favorite standby. Wine Spectator honored this selection with an Award of Excellence, and the list's versatility helped earn Mercy a spot on CBS DFW's list of the Best Wine Bars in Dallas.
The wine selection even spills over onto the food menu, which features pairing suggestions for each and every dish. In addition to assembling 15 different cheese plates with dried fruit, olives, and crackers, the chefs also forge a menu of European-influenced bistro cuisine that includes dishes such as wild mushroom risotto with tomato confit, panini sandwiches, and hand-carved cuts of filet mignon.
In keeping with the spirit of the wine and food menus, Mercy Wine Bar's ambiance aims for a balance between the cozy and the unexpected. Custom-designed wrought-iron bar stools and tables serve as functional furniture as well as artistic set pieces. A hand-painted mural fills one entire wall with the sight of Venus reclining in a clamshell—a faithful recreation of the original fresco in Pompeii. Even the restrooms embrace an artistic spirit, surrounding patrons with the original works of a local photographer. As a further sign of the staff's commitment to the local art scene, Mercy Wine Bar regularly hosts live performances by Dallas-area bands.