Mercer Kitchen
Mercer Kitchen

Mercer Kitchen

  • 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,Pay with OpenTable,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American, 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.
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Mercer Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
499 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (215)hot spot (209)good for groups (159)neighborhood gem (136)great for lunch (134)special occasion (122)romantic (103)vibrant bar scene (96)great for brunch (88)late-night find (57)notable wine list (38)kid-friendly (14)great for outdoor dining (12)scenic view (8)Show More
  • Everything was exellent
    Jjho
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The service and The food were exellent as well as The recomendations of The waitress
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as usual !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    this restauran is one of its kind . delivering a stable quality . always . to recommend in soho for lunch . ...............................................................................................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delia
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Great atmosphere, hidden gem in Soho! Try the fish sandwhich, burger or pancakes if you go for brunch--you won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it used to be.
    JeevesVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Waiter forgot to order an entree and then blamed the guest. Brought calamari to appease but didn't ask if she liked calamari. Unapologetic. Drinks are overpriced and weak. Hostess did not seat us immediately. The step child of the Jean Georges family.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • CJW57
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was my second trip to NYC this year and decided to return to the Mercer Kitchen for lunch based on my previous great experience. This visit the food was good but service was terrible. We had reservations at 12:30 and we sat right away as it was not that busy. Once we received our food we were never asked how our food was and after waiting over 25 minutes after our plates were cleared we had to get up and find someone to retreive our bill. Very disappointing for a great restaurant. The young man filling our water glasses was way more attentive than our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FitFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Service was less than attentive - otherwise good experience
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A mixed bag
    DCSmith
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We arrived to a beautiful space with indirect light on brick walls, very cozy and inviting. It took far too long for the waitstaff to first approach us for water and an initial greeting. We called ahead to see what their BYO policy was and were told it was $35 corkage. The waitress was unaware of the policy and took a while to figure it out, then they had difficulty opening the bottle that was sealed in wax, they clearly didn't know what they were doing, but we got that issue resolved. We had a couple of great, well executed apps, beet and goat cheese salad and a black sea bass ceviche, both were bright and flavorful. We both ordered the rack of lamb which was served with white beans. The flavors were great, the lamb was cooked perfectly and the beans were pleasantly al dente but the lamb was clearly untrimmed and extremely fatty, at $42 per dish I expected better from a Jean-George restaurant. The staff was attentive at refilling water and wine throughout the meal. But instead of being presented with a desert menu at the end, the waitress simply asked if we wanted desert, we declined and then proceeded to wait at least a half an hour to get the check and had to flag her down to get her to run our credit card. I usually don't write reviews, but I thought they would like to know about the shaky performance, I don't think we will go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For got my good allergy
    Allergy
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I have very strong nut allergy. The waiter forgot my allergy, even though it was enhansed several times when we ordered. The waiter was not quite interresting in making the lunsh an experience, but just to make everything very efficient. I have visited the restaurant several times before, but this time both the service and the food was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • erliVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food it's ok not excellent..poor service, very slow
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service
    papaafrica
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Coffee (black) took 45 mins to arrive despite asking about it 3 times. Waiter was un-apologetic. Same issue with orders and bill. Charged us for things that were not even on the bill.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lively restaurant, but that's all I can say for it
    DCgal
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Sadly, the restaurant has lost it's flair. Food was cold and bland. Service was slow...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Loved it.
    murs
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great food, great drinks. Simple, elegant, perfect for all sorts of occasions. Brussels sprouts were the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Machine
    Reunion
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    2. time at the restaurant and we were all 6 looking forward to repeat the success of last time, but no. We ran 25 min late and they had cancelled our reservation, even though we called in advance to inform we were late. They did however set us up with a new table after 15 min wait. They did not have the wine we preferred, my son's burger was soggy and barely edible. The rest of the food was OK, but not great. The guy who came along to fill our glasses with water repeatingly kept on topping up our St. Peligrino with highly chlorinated water ughhhh.The waiters was however sweet and did a good job, even though she forgot to refill our glasses with wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mercer Madness - Yes!
    trebleclef
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This restaurant is definitely hoppin'! Long shared tables and lots of noise with some remarkable dishes. Our seats gave us a perfect view of the kitchen in operation - amazing! We really enjoyed lunch there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pw24
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    reservation time honored service was pleasant it was perfect place to meet in soho. Some dishes were too salty but we would try it again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst Mac and cheese
    N0racris
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Mac and cheese was undercooked and service could have been better relative to the number of staff
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dissapointing overall
    zoem
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Not much to say expect that the food and drinks were just disappointing. Nothing very interesting though quite expensive. The hostess were absolutely lovely but the barman was unpleasant; we requested bar snacks that we are still waiting for, though we would have happily taken another drink.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Anacrotic
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Went to Mercer Kitchen last night, and it is now definitely going to be my go-to in the area. The only downfall this restaurant suffers from is the type of patron it attracts; my party encountered a bit of rudeness other patrons, but what can I say, it's just the nature of the beast that is soho. Aside from that, this restaurant as a whole, from time of entry to the moment I left, was nothing short of amazing--the staff were all super nice, helpful, conversational and awesome. As for the food, again, it was amazing--everything was perfectly balanced while being creative in execution, my palate was ecstatic and pleased for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had brunch here on Saturday morning. Great food....LOVED the shrimp salad! Would definitely go back and try for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Rocks, Service Falters
    RumpusVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    With tickets at the Public, we abandoned our default setting of Indochine to try the Mercer Kitchen for pre-theater dinner. The play was at 7:00, so we arrived at 5:30 and told our server that we had to leave at 6:45, allowing an hour and a quarter for our meal. Our appetizers came almost instantaneously, but our entrees appeared just as fast so that our meal was finished by 6:00. We would have wished that the kitchen had a better sense of timing so we could have dined without feeling rushed. As the restaurant filled up, the service and attentiveness slowed, with several errors in our orders. That said, the food is consistently delicious and we'd happily return in the hope that this was simply an off night on the service side.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable
    RonS2002
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Good, food, good service and a good buzz. Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, uninterested staff
    Petter
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Second visit, the food still great but the staff is not very interested. Long wait for drinks, did not check if we wanted to order more, long wait again. Felt like she wanted us to leave as soon as possible so someone else could fill the seat. We will not go here again if the service isn´t changed. A pity for the food is very good, also due to rain outside, dripping water came in to the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening
    Bigbear
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Food really good, atmosphere buzzy and wonderful service. I have been before and second time was even better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food - poor service
    Soozzee
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Wonderful, buzzy atmosphere, lots of people (without reservations) waiting at bar, as we had a reservation we were shown straight to our table, 3 of us on a tiny, tiny table. (in the bar area). We ordered a bottle of wine, which disappointingly arrived at least 10 minutes after our food had arrived ! despite searching for our waiter and asking for our wine ! The service in the restaurant was very, very poor - which was a shame as the food was delicious, the most gorgeous chicken burger with crispy onions ! Very tasty. Perhaps as it was a Sunday it was a particularly busy day and the staff just couldn't manage.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad food
    nycoctober2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    i thought this a great place and good food. i guess i was pool by the rating. too noisy, service horrible, food no more than a 3 stars restaurant. never go here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extremely Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    When we arrived they did not have our reservation, despite showing them the open table confirmation. Then did seat us but we were treated like an inconvenience the entire time. The simplest requests (more coffee, for example) were ignored and some portions of our orders were never brought out. When we could not find our waitress for an extended period of time we asked the hostess who was standing nearby and she replied that the waitress was "busy". It is the worst dining experience I had living in NYC for 10 years.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • manage expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We were staying up by Central Park and went to Mercer Kitchen on a recommendation from a local friend. Our greeter was less than enthused about her role. Our first waitress was fully professional and committed. From there it went downhill. We were there right before the Sunday brunch period began and there were only 30% of seats occupied at most. The service was slow, riddled with errors like missing butter, syrup, late drinks, tepid cappuccino, very delayed food and despite all the space available (even an hour later) we 3 were seated at a round for 2. Seems like one of those spots that considers it your privilege and not theirs. Past its prime.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mercer Kitchen
    badboycarz
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    They have a really good whole artichoke and salmon entree that is amazing! A great salmon crispy rice too. Once again, Chef Jean-George does not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Table for 8
    sabaideethai
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a table for 8 for a birthday. Cocktails were ordered prior to the wine, everyone asking for something different...so a tad slow in delivery..cant blame the service for a 8 Pax. Food was great, everyone shared, so it came very quickly. No leftovers at all. The wine list had something for everyone...not just the expense accounts...a welcome change. Loved the vibe next to the open kitchen. Service was attentive. Would come back for a reasonably priced meal. The menu is basic and nothing adventurous, but expected for this type of kitchen...its a non-pretentious JG restaurant, don't expect fine dining
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    overall good experience and excellent location . Service and food all good
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rushed, not fine dining
    Rushed
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Service far too rushed, felt like just another number and tip provider to them. Food was average for a so called fine dining restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly energetic
    5kami22
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Both the salmon and sea bass were delicious; the wine list was extensive, but still accessible. Service was friendly, yet light-tough. Recommend seating away from the kitchen itself.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Typical Jean George
    Daniel
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Having been to other Jean George restaurants, this was a typical experience. Nice atmosphere, good food and pleasant efficient staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mercer Kitchen is fantastic!
    MarthaCritiqueVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We loved having breakfast at Mercer Kitchen. For that matter, everytime I've been there with family or friends, we have had impeccable service, outstanding food and a wonderful environment. Kudos to the staff. It's sublime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • emreergenc
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    No hassle restaurant in the heart of Soho. food was incredibly well designed.service was exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unmissable stop in Soho
    silvalia
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Everytime I go to New York we stop at Mercer Kitchen for lunch and cocktail while shopping around in Soho. However this time we went there for dinner. Service was still very good but the atmosphere was much better. I always have the burger - which I strongly recommend - and if you want to choose a starter go for the squid. It was delicious
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I usually love this place but....
    loveVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I usually love this place but the service was WAY TOO SLOW this time, and the portions seemed to shrink. for the $$ we paidf, i was totally disappointed. the seafood tower platter thing was a complete rip off - 3 oysters, 3 clam, 4 mussels, and 1/2 of a very tiny lobster for about $50 just wasnt worth it at all
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  • Special Award for the Worst Service
    Uffa1VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Time on your hands and love being ignored? This is great brunch place to dine on lukewarm omelets and coffee!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Marmorpe
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A great resto, with excelent options. I trully recomend the rigatoni w/ meatballs!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible customer service
    Darling
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was great! Except for the oysters. The oysters were not good. The restaurant is nice but the people that work here is just not friend or kno how to WOW the customer. When we walked in it took like 5 mins to get a table even though we have reservation and their were empty tables everywhere. When we finally got a table, the waiters didn't introduce her or knew anything about the menu. Def this place is not foodies. The wine list by the clase was small and not worth seen. I will not come back anytime soon or recommend this place. Better options around.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate