From bright yellow booths, black and white tiled floors and rhino wallpaper to velvet couches and wicker rocking chairs, Merchant House seems to have come right out of a Wes Anderson film. Not only is this restaurant and cocktail bar eccentric in its decorating, but it also makes sure to have a variation of flavors to match.
The menu was created to be a social menu meant to be shared, whether that be cocktails or sliders they have it all. Merchant House is about disconnecting you from the crazy world that is your phone and encouraging you to sit down, relax and have a wonderful time with great food and friends. They do this through providing you with a trip around the world with their global cuisine styled food.
It was a trip for sure! One of their most popular menu items, the fish and chips, took us straight to South Africa. The owner, who originally is from South Africa, has crafted to perfection this dish to taste just like he remembers growing up.
What makes Merchant House’s fish and chips so amazing is their use of halibut instead of cod as the fish. The difference is monumental with the way the halibut almost melts in your mouth and has this wonderful buttery flavor. One of the most satisfying parts of fish and chips is the crunch from the fried fish. Merchant House meets our expectations by dipping their halibut in Dallas Blonde batter and serving it with cooked-to-order steak fries.
If that does not already have a little drool coming out of your mouth, then maybe you rather enjoy hearty steaks, fresh noodle dishes, Vietnamese spring rolls or just a straight up heap of fried food. Merchant House is definitely the place for you for any occasion and for almost every craving.
We had a joyous time being taken around the world one bite at a time. Be sure to drop on in at 4040 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219. Also, leave them a follow on Instagram @merchanthousedallas to keep up with their latest and greatest dishes and cocktails.
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