This small wine bar and restaurant is like a traditional European bistro dropped down into the center of modern Hollywood. With more than 50 artisanal cheeses and an ambitious wine list, the Mercantile is for foodies with refined tastes. The menu includes elaborate dishes of charcuterie and small plates with Sobressada Crostini, black kale, marinated anchovies and truffled brioche. Dinners range from exotic grilled cheese sandwiches to smoked trout. The setting is pleasant, with outdoor patio seating for easy people-watching on Sunset Boulevard. Inside, the high-ceiling room is dominated by a tall wine cabinet and wooden furnishings, with large windows giving the narrow place an airier, more open feel. They're so serious about cheese here that Mercantile presents a regular evening of grilled-cheese experiments every Saturday. Street parking.
Cuisines: New American, Wine Bar
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, cash
Parking: Lot Available, Street
Reservations: Not Accepted