Merchant & Trade
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My best friend and I truly enjoyed our first time here! We had amazing table service! The drinks were both unique and tasty. Drew was our server and he made our very first experience one that was beyond memorable. He gave us insight on the food, the drinks, the flow of the space and even gave suggestions on what we would potentially like from what we expressed to him. He was an ANGEL and I truly enjoyed bringing in my best friends birthday here at Merchant and Trade. I HIGHLY recommend this place for ambiance, the DJ, the drinks and especially the Bougie Tots. We will DEFINITELY be back!
From start to finish, this was a top notch experience. Wines and apps were fantastic- we were really impressed. Warm hospitality from all staffers we came in contact with, starting at the door. New server Ashley was fun to work with and Manager Amanda was the icing on the cake - a total GEM! Views, yes but they really came through with an incredible well-rounded experience that made the night one to remember. Cant wait to go back!
Tonight my friend and I were targeted and disrespected here by the nasty racist waiter. We were seated indoors and before we were allowed to place an order the waiter asked for a form of payment upfront. Disgusting passive aggressive behavior! I was surprised considering I had just visited last week and was not asked for a card upfront. I was treated with respect, made welcome, and enjoyed myself last week however the waiter was of a different background and did not stereotype my friend and I. What if I only had cash????? The food was not good and burnt. We had one drink paid and left. I will report this incident and NEVER RETURN. Requesting a card upfront is not mandatory or required, we were not sitting at the bar. I assume the waitress figured we would order and then leave without paying, how sad and racist and insensitive to innocent hardworking women.
Beautiful view. Late night the music wasn't great. The drinks were pricey and light on the pour. It's a gorgeous bar, but fills up quickly so get there early since they don't take reservations. Like I said, it's okay and I'd probably go again earlier in the evening for a appetizer and starter drinks.
Another shining stars of NC downtown. It has great ambiance there is a igloo outside. I wish we got to sit in it but I will not complain as our server was amazing inside. Unfortunately there were no good option for vegetarian.