Mercer develops projects with compelling concepts & honest core values that improve the communities we do business in through activation, engagement and thoughtful design. 



AQ Restaurant & Bar is our flagship restaurant project, opened in November 2011. Taking the idea of a "seasonal" restaurant one step further, we change the physical décor of AQ four times a year to mimic the wide variety of seasonally-diverse produce found in the SF Bay Area.  The term "AQ" can be found on classic restaurant menus denoting a seasonal speciality, synonymous with the term "market price".  AQ garnered wonderful local and national accolades upon opening and has evolved into a unique fine dining experience where Chef Mark Liberman pushes the envelope of California Cuisine in a vibrant, artfully-decorated space in a 100-year-old brick building.  Considered a pioneer in the Mid Market neighborhood of San Francisco, we are proud to have AQ represent positive development in a rapidly improving community in need of activation.


Opened in February, 2014, Mélange Market is a departure from Mercer's typical Mid Market project locales.  Located within the ODC Dance Company's theatre lobby, Mélange is the result of a close partnership with ODC to provide their community of dancers, staff and patrons a boost throughout the day from craft coffee drinks, handmade salads & sandwiches, baked goods, wine & beer and other tasty treats.  Mélange features a whimsical, family-friendly design theme and some of the nicest staff members you will ever meet!


The Hall SF is a unique project featuring temporary activation of a future development site, a concept we are dubbing "interim use".  The Hall houses 7 independent local food vendors, seating, a beer + wine bar and an event space under one roof with shared facilities for all vendors.  A beacon of positive redevelopment, The Hall is an exciting concept dedicated to building community through food creative event programming.  In a few short months The Hall transformed a desolate Mid Market block into a lively, thriving, colorful destination for all with local artwork, rustic-industrial design, tasty food and a curated list of beer and wine. Mercer is proud to partner with Tidewater Capital and Warhorse West Hospitality on this project! 



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Longview ranch is culinary destination unlike any other in California.  Located on 32-acres of rolling hills in the Mayacamas Mountain range in Mendocino County, Longview will house a high-end restaurant and event destination featuring food and produce cultivated exclusively on the property.  A fantastic chef's garden, orchard, beehive, barn, livestock, olive grove, vineyard and heirloom seed library are all part of the longterm vision for the property, slated to begin construction in 2016.  Longview will provide produce and artisan food products to Mercer's San Francisco projects and help to bridge the gap from farm to table.  

Bon Marché Brasserie & Bar is a grand, bustling, all-day concept located on the ground floor of Market Square, the premier mixed-use development in the Mid Market neighborhood.  Anchored by Twitter Inc's headquarters, Market Square features a fabulous mix of food and retail tenants serving the rapidly growing community.  Bon Marché is a vast 7,500 square feet of restaurant, cocktail bar, wine bar, cheese/charcuterie, and a micro brewery all designed to reference the classic feel of a Parisian Brasserie, updated with a modern aesthetic and highlighted by seasonal produce inherent to Northern California cuisine.  Join us for Lunch, Happy Hour or Dinner.  We are located 1 block from the Ballet, Opera, Symphony & City Hall, with easy public transportation via BART and MUNI. 

Located just two doors east of AQ in the Mid Market neighborhood, Fénix is a casual neighborhood Mexican restaurant--come as you are and expect fun music, beautiful Mexican fare, and a great Happy Hour! Inspired by chef Mark's travels to Mexico, Fénix offers a wonderfully flavorful menu in a hip setting. Dishes come out quickly, with bright flavors from all regions of Mexico, Our larger plates are accompanied by a seasonal array of "little tastes" --salsas, bites of salads and pickles, and handmade tortillas--to spice up the meal and should be washed down with a carafe of house-made seasonal sangria! 


Trading Post Market & Bakery

Bakery now open!  Visit us on 1st Street In Cloverdale, CA

The Trading Post Market & Bakery ("The Post" for short) is an artisan bakery housed within a full service restaurant in the charming town of Cloverdale, CA. Located an hour and a half north of San Francisco, The Post offers artisan quality stone-hearth baked breads, pastries and pizzas from the bakery, sandwiches, big salads, pastas, and other hearty wine-country cuisine in a casual rustic-but-modern setting. The Post aims to be both a favorite gathering place for locals and a destination for Sonoma County visitors seeking a great meal in beautiful natural surroundings and a charming historic town.  Projected opening of the bakery is Spring 2015, with the restaurant targeting late 2015 for opening!





SABABA is Mercer Restaurant Group's first foray into a multi-unit concept with huge growth potential.  SABABA aims to bring delicious, freshly-made pita and falafel into the mainstream of casual food in America. The slang term, "sababa" is synonymous with "thumbs up" in Israel and the Middle East, and embodies our positive approach to yummy, healthy food without pretension. We believe "fast food" can be sourced sustainably and affordably, and still keep up with an increasingly busy lifestyle.  Our dedication to quality, consistency, responsible sourcing and exceptional staff training means our patrons will have a great SABABA experience each and every time!  Projected opening for the flagship SABABA location is the fourth quarter of 2015.  


Please contact MATT@AQ-SF.COM with inquires