Alex Seidel's much anticipated ode to preserved foods, Mercantile Dining & Provision
, opened its cafe and market yesterday at 7 a.m. and completed its debut dinner service later that evening. Fans of Seidel's first restaurant, Fruition
, will find a similar menu of focused platings that give the ingredients star billing and a dining space with an airy feel for such a surprisingly intimate room -- just 75 seats.
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