Type: Modern Grill
Address: Calle 20 #116 x 5 y 7, Col. Montecristo
How to Get There from the Centro: Go north on Prolongacion Paseo de Montejo, past the Burger King Circle. Turn right on Calle 9 (before Gran Plaza... there's a 7-11 on the near right corner), which turns into Villas Hacienda. Continue past two glorietas, past Boxito on your right. Bryan's will be on your left about three blocks... a big building. You can't miss it!
Parking: Yes, in the back and on the street. Entrance to the restaurant is from the parking lot in the back.
Drinks: Full bar
Hours: Daily, 1 pm to 3 am. Serves lunch and dinner.
Website: http://www.trottersmerida.com (Bryan's not yet added...)
Notes: Bryan is Paul Trotter's middle name. And this is Paul and Wayne Trotter's latest restaurant offering in Merida, a high-energy, well-lit, upscale bar & grill. On "tasting night" before the opening, we tasted Angus steak tartare, tuna carpaccio, roasted pork with salad, all washed down by a merlot from South America and a few perfect martinis. The architecture and interior work to create a place full of energy and activity... it feels like a happening place. Nice choice of outdoor seating or indoor tables and booths. Upstairs climate-controlled wine cava gives the place a modern feel, as does the open and very active kitchen. Interesting interior treatments include a wall of wood and backlit onyx. There's nothing new in the wine list. Same as Trotter's, which isn't bad, but we're always looking for more variety, especially of California wines. Final analysis? We'll go back.