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Mercer Kitchen
Mercer Kitchen

Mercer Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.themercerkitchen.com
  • Phone: (212) 966-5454
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Mon-Sat 7:00am-11:30am & Sunday 7:00am-11:00am
    Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-3:30pm
    Late Lunch: Mon-Fri 3:30-5:30pm
    Brunch: Sat, Sun 11:00am-4:00pm
    Dinner: Mon-Thu 5:30pm-12:00am
    Fri, Sat 5:30pm-1:00am
    Sun 5:30pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Organic, French American
  • Executive Chef: Jean-Georges Vongerichten
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Prince and Mercer Street
  • Public Transit: B,D,F,M to Broadway/Lafayette; 6 to Spring St; or N,R to Prince Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available after 5 pm and on holidays and weekends. Parking garage is located on Mercer St. between Houston and Prince.
A word from Mercer Kitchen
Located at the Mercer Hotel, Mercer Kitchen brings a chic, sophisticated vibe to the heart of SoHo. When Mercer Kitchen opened in 1998, it immediately became a destination for New Yorkers, celebrities, and tourists. Situated in the basement of a historic building constructed in the 1800s, the… restaurant was designed by Christian Liaigre as a combination of industrial and classic modernism. Chef Jean-Georges’ American menu features market-driven, seasonal ingredients prepared in a simple yet elegant style, with favorites like the Tuna Spring Roll, Steamed Shrimp Salad, wood-fired pizzas, and classic Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake. There is an open kitchen, where guests can sit back and watch the show.Continued
Diner Reviews
  • "Amazing food and excellent service! Our waiter Desmond was exceptional and made the entire dining experience even better."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Three of us went for dinner. Ordered three apps, the salmon on crispy rice (amazing), the kale salad (good), the shrimp (eh, overcooked). Our entrees were very disappointing. The tagine had no flavor, veal was overly vinegary, but the salmon again was a hit. Dessert was very good but the waiter forgot that we had ordered espresso as well. Wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Mercer Kitchen was pretty nice and relaxing. Our waitress was this statuesque model who came and checked on us often. Food was ok. Ambience was nice. It was nice when and quiet when we were there at 12. When we left at 2pm on a Sunday, the place was packed and a lot noisier."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I made a noon reservation on a Saturday as I heard this place can get busy. My friend and I were seated immediately and there were plenty of tables open around us. By the end of our meal the place was a vibrant scene and had great energy going. The brunch menu has a lot of options for both breakfast and lunch style entrees. Sometimes brunch places are mainly breakfast items with a few lunch items here and there but that wasn't the case at MK. I recommended the tuna spring rolls and truffle fontina pizza. With drinks included the bill can be a bit pricey for brunch but that is to be expected at a trendy Soho spot. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My NYC favorite! Cozy, romantic atmosphere, but also lots of energy. Food is to die for - oysters, fish, pizza, burger, desserts - all delicious! The service is outstanding. The staff goes out of their way to provide a memorable experience. Excellent wine list as well."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed the last day of New York restaurant week at Mercer Kitchen. The skate and salmon were excellent. THe presentation is interesting. I was disappointed in the service. The waiter spent most of the evening chatting at the server station while bus staff waited on us. I expected the server to return to the table between the order and check."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I went here for the restaurant week lunch. First of all the service was great. The food had great flavor but was not executed wonderfully. My appetizer was tasty and interesting ( Never would've thought to combine corn and arugula on pizza) but it was a bit on the salty side. I had a burger and fries for my entree. The burger was a little under cooked for my liking (I was not asked how I'd like my burger done.) I usually like a strong medium, this was verging around medium rare. I was fine eating around the less done middle as my app filled me up and I still needed to save room for dessert which was a delicious molten chocolate cake. No complaints there. Overall I'd go back and try food from the regular menu before judging completely."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Mercer's Kitchen is a go to for us each time we visit NYC and our latest visit was no exception. The food was fantastic (in my opinion the best burger in NYC) and the service efficient and pleasant. Consistently good and well worth the 'go to every time we visit' status....."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "So much for a new hot spot in the village! Everything was really average except for the nose level! I check energetic for lack of better option - but clearly if you like to have a conversation with the persons you are dining with, just forget about this cave!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The best meal I've ever had was the Black Truffle Fontina cheese pizza here. The whole place was just a really awesome perfect environment that made the whole experience unforgettable."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "In general, my family like this place and we alway have good time in dinner time. This time we tried for brunch for restaurant week. The burger is not very tasteable. We ordered 3 burgers set and we didn't finished at all. My family is quite disappointed."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I dined her with my girlfriend and we enjoyed the restaurant week menu, we started with the mesclun salad and the beet salad both great an good portion size. I had the burger for my entree and my friend had the chicken both were excellent. Dessert here was the best I have had yet!! Chocolate Cake and a blueberry white cake- how decadent!!! The Mercer Kitchen has restaurant week down to a science, a delicious one at that! Will absolutely be back before RW is over :)"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I am shocked at the bad reviews for this restaurant. We went to dinner on Sunday, August 10th and starting from the lady greeting us the moment we came in to the lovely hostess downstairs, to our beautiful server, it was nothing but charming and lovely service. The food was delicious and served promptly. I have also been here for lunch and there's nothing bad I can say. Always a home run. Perfect for a nice business lunch or a romantic dinner or drinks late in the evening."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and bar but from hostess to check service was awful. We arrived 20 minutes early - multiple tables empty. At our reservation time we inquired and they said they were clearing our table. They sat us at the table that was empty when we arrived! It never got better and the food wasn't memorable"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I very rarely pan restaurants online, but I'm making an exception here. We had out of town relatives visiting and wanted to pick a special restaurant for a memorable meal for our group of 9. This meal was certainly memorable, but not in a good way. Although the food and service were both good, it was an awful experience. To put it simply, IT WAS HOT AS HELL. Despite our repeated requests to increase the air conditioning, it remained HOT in the corner in which we were seated. We were all fanning ourselves and drinking huge amounts of ice water. We had hoped to catch up and linger over a nice dinner. Instead, we ate quickly and went elsewhere for dessert. I felt embarrassed that I'd chosen Mercer Kitchen after this debacle. Unacceptable."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "A+ creative and eclectic food. Great location and $360 for dinner for 4 with a bottle of pinot "wine by the glass" but a true example of a great Calif pinot. Always ask to taste samples of the wine by the glass to see what you like before your order."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Went here at 10:30 Sat for breakfast ordered pancakes. The systems went down so it took 55mins for pancakes to be cooked! A waiter came to say the food would be up shortly and that the systems were down. 2nd waiter came by 10mins later to say it was on the grill. I inquired why the systems have anything to do with the food he said the kitchen wasn't getting the orders. Shouldn't the server had told the kitchen crew? Apparently he was new& not sure what to do. It took 55mins & the restaurant was not that busy. I am pregnant and was starving. At minimum they shld have given me a muffin or bread, but that didnt happen. Hospitality could have been better.Great spot & food is good but make sure the systems are up before you go!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "You always receive a great meal here and the service is great. Recommend highly."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Always enjoy Mercer but they seemed to be off their game on the skate at lunch last week. The service and everything else that we ordered was fine."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We live in the soho neighborhood and we absolutely love the mercer kitchen for Sunday dinner. The carpaccio was excellent as always and the butterscotch pudding is our absolute favorite! Jean-George still has it after all these years!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Went here after checking out the restaurant week menu but at the restaurant found they switched the Hake seen online with Salmon, which none of us liked. Ended up ordering from the regular dinner menu, but the food was excellent. The Hake was beautiful in its lovely wreath of baby greens and peas and so perfectly cooked. Other than the crazy loud noise level (we were fairly close to the bar) no complaints at all. Our server was just attentive enough and the blueberry cornbread dessert was heavenly."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I was worried due to Restaurant Week the place might be in mass-production mode. I called; they assured me I could order off the regular menu and that my experience would not be different due to Restaurant Week. Out of 9 total dishes (apps/entrees) we ordered, three were absolutely spectacular in typical Jean-Georges style. Phenomenal. Two were good/decent. Four, unfortunately, came out at room temperature, were either VERY tough, VERY overcooked (i.e. both) or just generally bad. I am a huge Jean-Georges fan and have had nearly perfect experiences at many of his other restaurants. This was the first disappointment. Waiter was also unattentive and did not know the wine list at all (som did, but really...wait staff needs to have a clue)"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "My mom, sister and I ate here for lunch and the food was amazing. I recommend the roasted beets with goat cheese. Fabulous. My mom's omelette had goat cheese and was delicious. I would definitely recommend it!!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "This spot was suggested to me by a friend for my visit to NY for my 25th birthday, and I am still thanking her for the suggestion! The service was awesome, the food was amazing, and the overall ambiance was great! I had an amazing time and will definitely be back whenever I make it to NY again!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Great evening with friends here during restaurant week - food, service and cocktails all 5 stars!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "If you go only for the sushi appetizer, it's worth it. Great mains and cocktails too."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "First, the good: food is still delicious. Been here several times, but hadn't been back in a few years. Good to know that the quality of the food is still there. Both times I visited in the past two weeks, the food has been tasty The ambiance is still very NYC. Would be fun to bring folks who are visiting NYC and want to eat/drink in Soho. The bad: service. Just not up to par for a Jean-Georges restaurant. I don't expect 5-star service BUT I do expect some responsibility and respect. Bartender was argumentative and not very helpful. Plus he got our drink order wrong. I'll leave a note for the restaurant. We were given an old wine menu by our server. Wanted a wine that was no longer being served. No apologies. Didn't care."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The restaurant is nice and the service very good. I order the hamburger and was just ok."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The warm, inviting rustic atmosphere yielded very good food and an excellent Restaurant Week lunch: the pizza appetizer was too big for me to finish and still enjoy the huge, juicy burger and fries which followed. But there's always room for dessert, especially when it's a blueberry financier as good as this one was. A good wine selection and excellent, friendly service made this a meal to remember. Mercer Kitchen seemed to be a crowd pleaser as well."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "He was so funny and charming, he recommended a great drink and we had a real conversation. Could not recommend the bar more and, of course, the food was stunning! Had Restaurant Week."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My sister and I decides to go for 2nd NYC restaurant week of this year. It was great. Our waitress was very friendly. The food was good and it gave us a chance to try new things. I would definitely go back this time for a date night or for a girls night out. Btw...Their corn pizza appetizer is AMAZING!!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Ambience was great. Beautiful people, dressed in their downtown trendy best. Food was not spectacular. All in all I'd return again for drinks and a quick bite. Not much else."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I have a fried fish sandwich ,is very good ,but is very oily"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "absolutely loved Mercer Kitchen! The food was amazing. I will be back real soon!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We had dinner with a group of friends and as soon as we entered we could feel the atmosphere was vibrant and fun. The staff were attentive at all times and the food was excellent and the wine list solid, we had a great Italian wine . Great night out"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Terrific restaurant - great food, service and ambience. My new favorite place!!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week - lunch time. I was very late, and they where super nice to seat my friends (not usual for nyc), So I thought that was a great start. Personally, I didn't enjoy the food, ordered fish, that came uncooked, they took it back, but then came with the seasoning that I had requested to be on the side. Dessert was quite bad, a berry soup ... fake sweet taste .... it was basically syrup with cherries (that seemed from a can)."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I tried this restaurant in restaurant week but I loved it so much I will go back ASAP"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I definitely recommend dining here especially for lunch. We went during restaurant week and it was a great bargain. Superior food and service as expected from a top notch restaurant led by a top chef."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "After reading about Mercer in a food mag, I suggested to my friends that we come here for restaurant week. Overall, I was thoroughly disappointed with the food. The restaurant week menu was quite unappealing, so I opted for something on the regular menu. I had read great things about their black truffle pizza, so I went for that. It was a huge letdown and extremely salty. My friends had the restaurant week pre fixes, and they were disappointed with the food as well. One of them had the mercer burger, and while the burger itself was "alright" (according to my friend), the fries were pretty much indistinguishable from those at McDonald's. The one redeeming quality of this restaurant were the cocktails. Although pricy, they were exceptional."
    Dined on 7/28/2014