Hours

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Tuesday
Through
Thursday
3:30pm 12:00am
Friday 3:30pm 1:30am
Saturday 12:00pm 1:30am
Sunday 3:30pm 10:00pm

Our History

Roxy Piscazzi stowed away on a boat to get to America. When he met the love of his life, Lucia, he was forbidden from marrying her. So he kidnapped her and they started a family. Together they owned a bar in North Akron called Roxy’s Café. Lucia cooked in other notable restaurants in Akron. Lucia became known as one of the finest cooks in the area. After Roxy had passed, Lucia and their son John, opened a restaurant in the “Valley” known as the Wine Merchant. They focused “ It’s a poor host who seves his guests poor wine. For he must sit and drink it with them.” on great wine and great food. From that pioneering establishment grew many of Akron’s best cooks and chefs. Even after the Wine Merchant closed, the legacy lived on.

The Merchant Tavern was born out of the principles that the John “The Merch” Piscazzi Lived by. Don’t cut corners. Prepare every meal like you would for your family. Buy only the best ingredients, and keep your food simple but good.

Our mission is to provide every guest with top notch service, great food, great cocktails, beer, and wine. We will treat you like a guest in our home and do everything we can to make you feel comfortable. We want The Merchant Tavern to be a place where friends become family.

Location

1824 Merriman Rd., Akron, Ohio 44313

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Great food and great drinks at the entrance to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

New & Events

BELOW IS A LIST OF NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS. PLEASE ALSO LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND CHECK FOR DAILY SPECIALS AND HAPPY HOUR DEALS!

PAINTING AT THE MERCHANT

March 25, 2015

Our Resident Artist, Roni Callahan, is hosting another wonderful evening of Painting and Fun. Please join us! Make Your Reservations Today. $30 per person for your art instruction and supplies. Food and Drink are a la carte.

STAGS’ LEAP WINE DINNER

THURSDAY MARCH 26, 2015 / PRICE:$95

WE ARE HONORED TO BRING YOU SOME OF THE NAPA VALLEY’S FINEST WINES IN OUR NEXT WINE DINNER.

STAGS’ LEAP WINERY

“On one of California’s earliest wine estates, a unique terroir and ideal microclimate support a classical standard of viticulture, land use, and winemaking that is as relevant today as it was over a century ago.

An intimate valley within the greater Napa Valley, Stags’ Leap is a place of natural beauty, storied buildings and gardens, a lively history, and a reputation for elegant wines showing finesse and intensity.”

THE DINNER CONSISTS OF 5 COURSES WITH A WINE PAIRED FOR EACH DISH.

RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED, RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!!