What You'll Get
The monopoly tycoons of the 19th century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at exclusive night spots to conceal the fact that they still lived with their moms. Relocate for an evening to a classy locale with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of entrees, cheeses, salads, paninis, and more at Mercy Wine Bar in Addison.
Inspired by Mediterranean bistros with savory small plates, Mercy is all about chill vibes and good times. Forests of flickering candles, a faux-mosaic painted floor, custom wrought-ironwork tables, a re-created mural, and acres of curtains glow with warm and welcoming hues in the wide-open dining space. Preheat your appetite with a plate of assorted pâté accompanied by Dijon mustard and apricot preserves ($13), tuna tartare with avocado and soy-citrus sauce ($13), or six-year aged cheddar with olives, apples, and grapes ($5). Wild-mushroom risotto ($16) and sun-dried tomato tortellini ($16) burst with Mediterranean flavors that dance on the tongue and steam down the throat to fill even the hungriest belly. Pass illicit cash as well as fresh mozzarella, basil mayo, and cherry tomatoes between the pressed flatbread of the Capri flatbread ($9), and then sweeten the evening with red-velvet cake ($6). The menu also offers paninis and salads.
Mercy takes advantage of its convivial look by packing its calendar with special events, including appearances by illusionist Jared Brandon and flamenco guitarist David Gallegos. If you'd rather tune out while musicians tune their instruments and Mercy’s cooks fine-tune your dish’s flavors, there's also free WiFi.
Nightclub and Bar named Mercy Wine Bar the 2011 Wine Bar of the Year. The bar boasts a good review from the Dallas Observer and has been featured by the Dallas News. OpenTable reviewers give it a 4.3-star average, 60 Yelpers give it an average of four stars, and Citysearchers give it a 4.5-star average.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Not valid toward alcohol. Dine-in only. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Mercy Wine Bar
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.