Mercer Kitchen
Mercer Kitchen

Mercer Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.themercerkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 2129665454
  • 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: 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
494 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (211)hot spot (201)special occasion (154)good for groups (151)neighborhood gem (147)romantic (129)great for lunch (124)vibrant bar scene (108)great for brunch (107)late-night find (67)notable wine list (45)kid-friendly (20)scenic view (9)great for outdoor dining (8)Show More
  • Good but not as hyped
    adragonne
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is a good neighborhood restaurant. Excellent service, nice decor and the food is good. I read so much about this place that I had very high expectations. We rushed into making reservations but the place was almost empty for Brunch. Food is well presented, I liked the small portions so we could tried a little bit of everything. The food itself, is a little bit overrated. Good ideas but no quite there yet. Desserts were outstanding, the Doughnuts and the Creamsicle are amazing. Would go back just for the desserts. Waitresses were very nice and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average average average
    Mandm
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The entrees were nice. The mains were over sweetened and over cooked. The service was very poor. For a country that prides itself on good service, this restaurant was a let down. Nothing special here, I'm sure you can find somewhere much better in NY to dine
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  • good restaurant in Soho
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    nice location with good food and friendly staff, but very noisy
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful restaurant
    JaneC
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I took an out of town buyer here and found it to be a wonderful spot. The restaurant makes its own syrups and then fresh non-alcoholic beverages out of them- like thyme lemonade- and I thought it was the best drink I ever had! The food was very well prepared. We both had fish- and the waiter was extremely attentive (and spoke French!). The restaurant was mostly below ground, and that floor, where we sat, was extremely well designed and lighted. Loved this restaurant and will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatfood
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great place, fresh & REALLY good food! Loved it. Drinks are good as well! Service is good but the waitress could have been better on recommend drinks to the food. Romantic place yet trendy. Will def recommend to friends and family!! And will def come back! Well done Mercer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the service was terrible
    happynow
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I visited Mercerkitchen last january and it was good. but this time was terrible. They kept me waiting even I made a reservation and let others set a table who come later than me. I hope to go again because of food, but I wil not happen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie9VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The Mercer Kitchen has always been one of my favorite soho spots though my last trip was an unfortunate experience. We arrived 25 minutes before our reservation and were sat 15 minutes late at a table that remained vacant the entire time we waited. Part of my order came out wrong. When I ate into my delicious sandwich, I thought there was a piece of fat and when I tried to cut it off, realized that it was really just a half-raw chicken breast. The manager was quick to fix the situation, but that is definitely a memory that leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Gordy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Excellent food service good only problem was that 1 dessert never arrived and 1 coffee same but very busy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tarnished View
    Burcash
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    From start to finish this was an awful experience. For starters, the hostess when you first walk in the door was extremely rude on multiple occasions. Once they sat us for our 11 reservation she directed us downstairs to a long line where we waited to be sat by another hostess. After about 10 minutes we were sat where we waited another 10-15 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us. Once that happened it was quite a while before we actually got drinks. The girl waiting on us seemed like she was filling in and not in her normal job. I had to ask for orange juice 3 times and she combined my bill with the table next to me. All around terrible experience which will make me think twice before attending what once was one of my favorite spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The restaurant was too loud, my food was undercooked. Will definitely not come back here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sophisticated and Well executed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and i dined there with another couple on a saturday night. We had a marvelous time there eating through the menu. Everything we ordered was very good. The cocktails were creative. My only critique was the low light in the section where we were seated. Otherwise a great restaurant with great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredibly rude
    Bigfood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    When we arrived we were told we had to leave our table by 8pm. Who does that. At 7:50 they asked us to leave. We made a normal reservation on Open Table. Rude!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner service lacking
    Luv2eatNYC
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Not going back to Mercer Kitchen. We were running 10 minutes late and called the hostess to inform the restaurants we were still on our way. The hostess coldly offered to hold our table for another 5 minutes, but then the table would be given away. We stressed and rushed, and got to the table only to see the entire restaurant was still empty. We then received appetizers before drinks. Oysters were not properly shucked and came out of the shell only after with a lot of prying. We ordered a soup and half of the soup was spilled over the edge onto the plate below. Every dish we received was plated to the wrong seat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for after shopping
    Daisy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very hot place -- kitchen cannot keep up -- party of four - three were served -- one order came much, much later. Was offered complementary kale salad. Salad was better than platter originally ordered. Will not come here again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, but not impressive
    jamie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Hearing about this restaurant from several people, I was expecting top-notch food, and while some of it was (the tuna spring rolls and salmon crispy rice), everything else was below the level of food I was expecting from here.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't run
    Paul
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Sat downstairs and it was like sitting in an oven, was moved upstairs where it was cool , but the air conditioner dripped on us.had to ask for bread and felt neglected by staff. Will say the food was very good by not worth the expense.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    DACColombia
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I don´t live in NY, but every time I have the chance to go there, I visit Mercer Kitchen. What I like the most is the ambiance. The place is full of life, people eating and drinking, and having fun. The food is good too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at MK
    FamilyRs
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Good food, nice atmosphere. A varied menu and a lovely environment in which to eat. We were I rushed and uncrowded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the Mercer Kitchen
    Aussiedancer
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I previously went to the Mercer Kitchen 3 years ago, and again it didn't disappoint. The food is delicious, the menu is diverse and the atmosphere romantic and modern. The staff were very friendly and were extremely attentive. I ordered the Mercer Burger which was gourmet and fresh. I had the chocolate cake for desert, and it was one of the best deserts I have ever had. The location of this restaurant is a clear winner, and the price for the food is one of the things that make me go back. A clear winner in my eyes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service needs improvement
    FoodhunterVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Service should be nicer. The place is great and I have been there many times, but really attendants shouldbe more polite.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • UNE USINE DE BOUFFE
    JJ2mtlVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Après Nougatine, on m'avait conseillé ''Mercer kitchen''. Très déçu par une nourriture quelconque . Une sorte d'usine mc do pour BGBG... Le serveur ne comprenait pas l'anglais. Décevant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and casual
    Rularulz1
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Been here for dinner several times and loved the vibe! Fun atmosphere and something for everyone! Brunch was great, good food and vibrant scene
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Patrice33
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I wanted to like this restaurant so much more. It was a fairly busy Saturday night but I expected the service to be much more on top of things. We ordered drinks (which were delicious) when we sat down but they did not come until after the appetizers (which took forever). Halfway through the appetizers they brought the meals to the table and when they saw we were not finished with the apps he quickly walked away with our meals and returned later with them. Who only knows where the meals sat while we finished eating. Nobody checked to see if our entrees were suitable or if we needed any more drinks/wine with dinner. Overall we felt rushed and ignored and the food was nothing special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A bit put off that when we checked in (with reservations) that in 2 hours they needed the table back. The burger was great! We also had the chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans which was well seasoned, but slightly overcooked and dry. The ginger soda was as expected- very bubbly with a strong ginger taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good waiter
    Futfree
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    There where two very good things at Mercer Kitchen the waiter and the lay out of the restaurant. The food was good, but not a place I would go back to.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious oysters
    Karry
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I went to Mercer Kitchen for lunch and had a great time! The oysters were delicious and so were the entrees. I will definitely be back. =)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    Gaby
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Mercher Kitchen is a great restaurant, I was truly impressed. The ambiance is very nice and the waiters are very friendly. I highly recommend the salmon crispy rice for appetizer, it is unlike anything else!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the Whole Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food, service and ambience at the Mercer Kitchen was great! We really loved the dining room decor and exposed brick walls. We all had different entrees and the food was excellent. I would try the burger, salmon on corn pudding or pork chop all again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food best, service great but rushed
    LuckyJoe
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We asked for recommendations for appetizers and for entrees and all recommendations were spot on. The food was great and the service was top notch it just felt like they were there all the time and we felt rushed through all phases of the meal and there was not a crowd of people waiting for seats. I would definitely go again as the service was very good and the food was great. we had the salmon and the skate for entrees and the sea bass and shrimp salad for appetizers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday lunch
    Renguin
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    3 of us celebrated a birthday. All of us enjoyed the carpaccio, then devoured our entrees. Lots of fun. Only flub was when we asked for coffee. We ordered 2, they only brought 1. When we asked for refills, they cleared the cups. Not sure if it was a noise or second language issue. But I will be back cause Mercer Kitchen is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great breakfast
    Jason
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We where there with my girlfriend for breakfast and had pancakes with fruits and the bakery basket. The pancakes where excellent, the basket was ok but they really should serve the croissants warm. Great service and the place is very nice. Downstairs looks even better but that's for lunch and diner. Go there, you wont regret it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mercer kitchen amont my favorites
    marinella
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Very refine cuisine ! Portions are great with a nice presentation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, great atmosphere
    lbovVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food was unbelievably good (definitely try the salmon sushi and the crab/snow pea/avocado starter, as well as the truffle pizza) and the service was impeccable. The waitress recommended us her favorite dishes and we were extremely impressed with her suggestions. Could not have been happier! Will keep coming back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not a breakfast place
    nyeats2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We waited over 45 minutes for our breakfast ( basic eggs) and when it finally arrived one of the orders was wrong... Fancy pants place but the breakfast turned it to be a disappointment. I've had way better food and service for a fraction of the cost. Might come back but for dinner, not breakfast.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bella
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Worst service ever! They did everything wrong; forgot us waiting at the bar for 35 min (we hade made reservations), gave us the entrees before the apertizers, forgot that we ordered wine, the artichoke was dry and old, and when the check came there was more things on there then we ordered. It was a complete mess and they were rude on top of everything. I'm sorry to say that this was the worst dining experience ever and I dine out every week. There are so many great restaurants in NY, this is not one of them.
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  • Great dining experience
    jcmeatloverVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Got seated half an hour after our reservation, bar was packed, didn't bother getting a drink because didn't expect to have to wait. Once seated, we received a complimentary truffle pizza (delicious) before drinks order was taken. Everyone appreciated the gesture and efficiency. Gave us a dessert on the house as well! Our server was amazing, attentive and pleasant, knowledgeable and polite. Everything else we had was delicious, including lamb chop, skate, sea bass and salmon. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Except for the Waiter
    csm8259
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food, drinks, and ambience were all exceptional. However, when we asked to waiter to come back to take our order because we weren't ready, he stated that there was a big party coming and that he would need to take our order in two minutes. The entire meal, my birthday celebration, was rushed due to the "large party" that we never saw arrive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    NYCgirl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This isn't my first time to Mercer Kitchen, and this experience was just as great. The staff is super attentive- always refilling water, giving us more bread, checking in, etc. I ordered the Fish & Chips, and they were pretty tasty. The "chips" were not salted enough though, but the fish was very crisp. We had the warm chocolate cake for dessert and it was fantastic! Molten chocolate oozed out from the middle, and it tasted great with the vanilla ice cream. Will definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Have been coming here for years now. A great spot for dinner or lunch that is cosy and always offers yummy food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Skip it
    MattVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Better off going elsewhere. Too many options in the city to waste your time here.
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