Mercer Kitchen

4.5
4794 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Organic, French American
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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
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Phone number
(212) 966-5454
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of Prince and Mercer Street
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Parking details
Street parking available after 5 pm and on holidays and weekends. Parking garage is located on Mercer St. between Houston and Prince.
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Public transit
B,D,F,M to Broadway/Lafayette; 6 to Spring St; or N,R to Prince Street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Jean-Georges brings a chic vibe to Soho at Mercer Kitchen, with a bright, airy café upstairs and a spacious restaurant on the lower level. The ambiance of the restaurant is timelessly stylish, and sexy, with exposed brick walls. The American Provencal menu features fresh and seasonal ingredients.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

On Thanksgiving, we will be offering a special $98 prix fixe menu with a choice for appetizer, entrée and dessert. Children under the age of ten can enjoy the same menu at half price. Please provide your email address for your reservation guarantee form.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

On Christmas Day, join us for a festive $98 three course prix fixe menu with a choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

From 530pm to 730pm we will be offering our regular a la carte menu. Beginning at 8pm, join us for a $188 four course prix fixe menu with choice for each course, Champagne toast, party favors, DJ and dancing.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 4794 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found an open reservation For brunch at the last minute. So glad we took a chance without knowing what we were getting in to. The atmosphere is upscale, but causal. Love the exposed brick and beams. The long kitchen tables in the back are a fun vibe and the tables in the front provide a intimate but relaxed setting. Food was fantastic. Kids even enjoyed.

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CB
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Picked here based on reviews and also “approved” by some locals. Glad we went. Had the baked olives as an app and vegan Mercer Burger for entree. Happy with my choice!

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TV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delightful experience with my girlfriend. The scallops, quinoa salad were amazing. The fish and chips not so much but were good. Servers were attentive but not overbearing.

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AK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Working in the restaurant business myself for many years, I can relate to how demanding the industry is. However, I have little patience for a wait staff that thinks moving at a glacial pace is acceptable. The waiter was inattentive and unfriendly throughout the entire dining experience. The only time he smiled was at the point of payment. I typically tip between 30%. The 15% gratuity Friday evening at the Mercer Kitchen was overly generous considering the overall dining experience.

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WT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Place is heaving downstairs - eat upstairs if you want to have any chance for a conversation. The wine by the glass is disgusting and overpriced, so order a beer or cocktail if not buying a bottle.

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k
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

I have always loved this restaurant- the ambiance is fabulous and the food is delicious. But the service was absolutely terrible and unacceptable. Couldn't even get the check - that's the lack of attention we were given!

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JW
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great ambiance and energy. Definitely a place to see and be seen.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Always consistently great food and healthy options. Staff is very attentive and well poised to serve.
A bit dark, to read menu.
Super fun spot and vibe

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The salmon was below average and not a good deal.

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday dinner! Amazing food and service!

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D
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a great evening. The food was great. The staff friendly. But the one thing that bothered me was that on three occasions they picked up plates that we were still eating. The first time it was with a calamari type of appetizer. There were 3 or 4 still on the plate. They swiftly picked it up and we had to stop the guy to bring it back. Then they did it on another appetizer, and then on dessert too. My girlfriend was eating the sorbet. The spoon was still in her hand, and she had a few bites left. They took it away. She turned her head for a minute to talk and the plate was gone. Her spoon was in her hand! Not once, did the staff say, "Are you done with this Miss, or Sir" "may I take this out of your way"....

It made me feel rushed and a little ticked off that it kept happening. We ordered a lot of wine. We spent over $600. Not sure why they had to keep pushing the pace. Otherwise, we still had a great time and the food was delicious.

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GC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very small table for 3! Not very comfortable.

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AK
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun place to celebrate a birthday!

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E
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy agradable!!
Extraordinaria atencion
Muy rico todo

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P
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My first options for Brunch in NYC! Cool ambiance, great service and very good food! My favorites are the salmon sushi’s with crispy rice, the Burger, Flounders tacos, Truffle Pizza and the waffle! Great drinks and good wines by the glass! Ah, and the location is perfect, in the best soho spot!

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KA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Horrible experience. Rude cold poor service. Small portions. Expensive. In basement- no sunlight. Food only fair. Would never return and would not recommend.

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KK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service was horrific. They took a reservation for a party of 6 brunch two weeks ahead on a Sunday at 10:30 then said the dining room doesn't open until 11 when we arrived so we had to eat in the bar area next to the door that kept bringing in freezing air. The waiter was the worst. He forgot the coffee. He forgot the OJ. He forgot my son's pancakes. He never brought my daughter's syrup for her waffle. The tables had no salt and pepper for the eggs and it never came after 2 requests. THEN the waiter went on "break" during our meal. Needless to say we will not be back, ever.

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EO
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and delish food!!! Went for Sunday breakfast with my husband and had an amazing experience!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

We had a terrible experience dinning there! It was our anniversary so would like to have a good experience. The waiter and ambient were amazing, but other than that, everything was terrible. They ran out of the appetizer we ordered and ran out of 3 entrees we selected too. We couldn’t eat anything we would like to. They were supposed to bring some bread and olive oil, but they were running out of bread too (I have to say they brought some focaccia, but reintegrate several times that it was on the house - minimum that I expected). Besides, my Milanese was very salty. On top, they asked if there was any allergies, I mentioned I was lactose intolerant. After serving an appetizer and not saying anything, the waiter asked me if they informed there was butter on it, what they didn’t, and it was too late to take my pills.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

La Luz excesivamente baja , mucho ruido y caro. No lo recomiendo.

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GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Brand damaging... we were sat late, by the time we sat (930) the waiter came to the table with only 1 menu for a party of 6, informed us that they were out of at least 5 items on the menu. Everyone had to change their orders as a result and no one was happy with what they received. Service was mediocre and did not make up for how bad everything else was. They've had a good run but JG should do his name a favor and call this one quits.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Scallops were 86th...settled for dry veal.

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G
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Service is always on point! Wonderful warm and friendly. Menu is great, but actual food is just fine. Lamb sandwich had no flavor and was on soggy bread. French toast was fine, a bit dry but fine

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M
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have always wanted to eat here and it definitely exceeded expectations. Food and cocktails were all great and we had very attentive service. Beautiful and very large space.

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m
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

When the toasts arrived, cold, I had already eaten half of my omelette. The coffee came when we were paying the bill...

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A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Not sure why I return to Mercer Kitchen when I've never had anything but a subpar experience here. However, this last visit really was the worst as multiple members of the Management staff were beyond rude when I tried to redeem an earned Opentable Reward Card.

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Munich
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We went there as a family to close our stay at NY. The staff was very friendly and the food was good. On the other hand is was very dark - as in ‘ put your flashlight on to read the menu or even to cut your meat and the noice of people talking drowned the music and made it very hard to have a decent conversation.

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AA
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Local favorite!! Great location, ambiance & food. Highly recommend

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l
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Mercer kitchen is in a great neighborhood. It has a cool vibe, They sat 3 of us for dinner at a very small round table which was not really big enough for 2 people. One seat is a big cushion with no back, extremely difficult to eat. We were uncomfortable so they moved us, but we later noticed another party of 3 there. Yes it’s NYC, butbthe space is too tight for 3 people. Make sure you reserve a table for 4 if you have 3 people. The food was good, but basic.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers birthday.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Knowing the reputation of this restaurant I was somewhat disappointed. The main course was brought out ar the same time as the appetizers which to most people a big no no. They took the food back and brought it back several minutes after finished the appetizers. The waiter also forgot to brin my glass of wine which I specifically requested to accompany the entree. The food was good but not sure we'll go back again.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had not been for ages and was happy to rediscover
Delicious food

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Poor service, mixed up our order with other table.

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d
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was a pretty one and done place

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

While the food was very good the service was subpar for the money you’re paying.
Despite having a reservation the hostess made us wait 15-20min before seating us and didn’t even apologize.
Our waiting staff was nice but seemed a little inexperienced. My husband’s dirty fork was never changed and the waiter kept spilling water when filling out our glasses and never cleaned it up.
Finally, they gave us the check before we got and drank our coffees which is thought was pretty rude.
Overall, we liked the food but will probably not be back because the service is not worth it.

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LS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pancakes! Slightly overpriced for coffee - 7$.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I used to love you, MK, but alas the love affair is OVER!

Went for an anniversary brunch -got seated at the nursery-school-sized table. Stated it was an anniversary in the reservation with OpenTable so they knew. The host (looks like Ed Grimley) looked and spoke to me as if I was ridiculous for wanting to sit at a regular table. I asked if we could sit downstairs was told that "wasn't an option." We had to slide in over the crease in the booth (hurt to sit on that), wound up moving the actual table as well, to get our legs under the table. Same with my fiance in her chair. It was ridiculous.

Service also sub-par. The FOH staff was rude (see above), and it honestly seemed as if they did not care about us. Food: I got a bagel, slightly burnt which is a bummer for a $25 bagel with a shmear and lox. She: got a fruit bowl with yogurt, which was runny!

Hospitality guy (Ed Grimley look alike): When you see your customer is disappointed given the special occasion and lack of appropriate accommodation, it would behoove you to at least pretend to care and offer an alternative instead of shut down suggestions and gaslight the customer as if you couldn't imagine why that tiny table would not suffice.

Note to potential customers: If you go there, you'll see the table. It's comical. Even other customers were looking at us as we tried to wrangle our legs under the table.

I won't be back. The service and the quality has really gone down hill. This used to be my favorite space since I started going in 2012. I am hoping other Jean-Georges restaurants don't follow this lead.

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WA
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A contemporary classic. Still looks and tastes fresh after all these years. Love the umbrellas!

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible atmosphere and even better food. We had the flatbread, burger, and Carmel soufflé.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

$8 for an iced coffee, they forgot out toast, and the best part... we asked if there were acai bowels for brunch, told there weren't. Ok fine. Even though we saw it on the menu online. Then later they brought one out.. and we said we didn't order it. TUrns out, it was for the waitress to eat while she was working. classy move.

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