Mercer Kitchen

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4956 reviews
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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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On Valentine's Day, we will be offering a $88 three course special menu as well as our full ala carte menu.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Customer service from the jump was amazing. The food was amazing and my wife really enjoyed it. I recommend it to whomever is considering going out somewhere nice

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A nice night out. Food was fantastic.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I ordered a steak, medium. But I thought it was medium well. I talked to the waiter. The waiter insisted it was medium. I suggested he could try to take some. A few minutes later, a black jacket manager came to me. Also insisted it was medium. His reason was that the steak was “pink”. I didn’t want to be rude. So I changed to medium rare. 15 minuets later, a new steak came to me which I ordered in medium rare. Unfortunately, same with the previous one which I ordered in medium. I am a steak lover, take steaks all around world. Especially the Jean George’s restaurants all around the world. To me, these two steaks were all medium well.

Other dishes were very delicious! So, I realized that never order steaks in Mercer Kitchen.

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SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

incredible service and ambience but food was crazy overpriced and not very good. $26 for eggs benedict that came with no joke 6 pieces of diced potato, 2 eggs, 2 english muffins and hollandaise

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EM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

For a JJ restaurant this place leaves much to be desired, extremely underwhelmed. Mercer is surviving on brand name alone.

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

No rush dining. Great experience.

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KK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Love the ambience and the service is great. The hostess is a little bit arrogant and stubborn. I would recommend not to stress with that fact and have a nice time among friends and loved ones. The black truffle pizza comes with a taste of truffles: not truffles at all! The French fries are amazing and well served.

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k
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Two of four dishes were warm (ish) but not hot. Salmon was not so flavorful. Scallops were yummy as was the tagliatelle.

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SP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and delicious food . Always a wonderful experience

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AM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was spectacular!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, professional, effiecient, friendly staff. Amazing food.

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LP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!! Great food and vibe. Everyone will find something he/she likes in the menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really good food. Pork chop is amazing. Some wines were not available. Overall it was very good.

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Just too noisy. Get some sound absorbing materials on the tables and against stone walls. And the drinks are more costly than my pizza! Cocktails that expensive scream exploitation of the patron. And already too much screaming being done in that dark cavern.

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SW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, and ambiance was on point - great place for any date or group get together!

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BP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was amazing, the food was outstanding. I will definitely be back. Highly recommended!

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C
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good place to eat when in soho

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The atmosphere is contemporary & lovely (although a little dim - being in the basement). We sat in an area in which we could see people walking above us. Cool at first, which developed into a distraction.

The service was just ok. We had to ask for things several times. We ordered a pizza, which was expensive & small,but delicious.

We also ordered omelets, which were bland, small & unadorned. There was supposed to be cheese inside, and one had to be returned as there was none. There was spinach, but barely any. The rosemary roasted potatoes were ok, but had no rosemary taste, and there were exactly 10 very small pieces (c’mon...potatoes are cheap) At $18 - this was an underwhelming omelet. Iced coffee was $8...and coffee was $6...making this a $100 brunch for 3 People. I’m in NYC regularly, and don’t mind paying those prices, for a memorable meal.

Sadly, this made for a really mediocre memory.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so wonderful! Food was delicious and service was fabulous. Everyone who took care of something for us was lovely and giving. Thank you for a great experience :) will always be back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

They instructed us to wait by the bar to be seated. We had to wait an hour after our reservation before we were seated. Service proceeded to be slow and inattentive. Food was lack luster. WILL NOT be returning!

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RK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great spot to meet a friends and catch up. Food was very good and there is something for all tastes (from hard core dieters to I can eat anything).

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente servicio y alimentos!!!

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved our experience! Our server was absolutely professional and delightful. Seemed genuinely interested in making our dining experience the best. I would consider the menu to be “fine dining comfort food.” We enjoyed the warm olives appetizer, a burger with fries, the sea bass, and the pasta with veal meatballs. All were perfectly prepared and delicious! We didn’t get dessert, because we couldn’t fit in another bite! The decor was very interesting. The side of the restaurant near the open kitchen was more modern and the side that we sat was very warm and comfortable, with banquettes, stone walls, and candles in wrought iron hangers. Try it, you won’t be disappointed!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately we were not able to get to our reservation on time, we called to let them know we were going to be 15 minutes late (so perhaps this is partially our fault). Once we arrived, we were rushed through our meal. The meal came before our drinks, one of the waiters spilt wine on the table and on me and never bothered to clean it up. Overall the service could improve. The food was a little over priced but that’s expected for the location.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I made a reservation almost 3 weeks ago
They placed me infront of the kitchen to a common counter table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

I am extremely appalled by the level of service that we experienced tonight at Mercer Kitchen. The food was good. However that was the end of anything good about our experience. Our server left in the middle of his shift, but the person he passed us over to did not once come to our table to check on us, offer us another drink or even ask about our dinner. Mark, the manager, was so Incredibly unprofessional and inhospitable. We were literally in shock at the whole experience. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The Wait staff was very slow even though it was not busy and never checked in to refill coffee after it took a very long time to get the first cup, let alone see how things were going throughout the meal. The food portions and quality for price was horrendous. I expected way more for this Chef-restaurant experience and was embarrassed that I suggested it for a friend coming in from out of town.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve dinner - everything was excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dec 31. New Yesrs Eve. We had a wonderful time!!!
Highly recommended !

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Restaurant is beautiful. As it was New Year’s eve, it was probably a little noisier than usual. My boyfriend loved his crab salad and thought the lamb chops were exceptional. I am a vegetarian and though the selection was good, the food was a bit bland.

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AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful experience! Despite New Year's Eve bustle, our waiter was attentive. Food was amazing - truffle pizza, sea bass, and veal were all outstanding! We also appreciated the kitchen's flexibility to accommodate our 2yr old.

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K
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The location was great, and the ambiance was good. Our particular table and chairs were not very comfortable - too low to the ground and not enough room between the table and chairs. The food was good but not nealry worth the cost. A standard burger and fries should not cost $26 anywhere. It was good but not any better than you'd get for $12 at a non-trendy restaurant. Also, it should offer more than one glass of red for less than $18, especially since the glasses poured are so little. Eight ounces of wine should not cost as much as an entree. The service was very good, however.

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m
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

It was disappointing. The food was mediocre and not what I think of the quality of other Jean George restaurants. maybe this one has been around too long and is past it's prime.

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FT
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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GB
Tokyo
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and speed of delivery. Food was delicious (I had a burger) and the coffee was strong and rich, just the way I like it. The atmosphere was excellent as well. Will definitely come back when I am in NYC again

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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G
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Rather disappointing. The food was OK but not outstanding and there are considerably better meals to be had in the neighborhood at a similar price point. Did not really like the subterranean digs...the upstairs bar area is far more inviting. Oh and the drinks were pretty small too.

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N
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We are had lunch there. Omelet was fine, vegy burger horrible, pizza was really good so we decided order more pizza and ordered coffee and dessert. We got our coffee and desserts but no pizza. We were waiting for 15-30 min coffee was cold but pizza still not ready. When we asked waitress what happened to pizza she told us they are in transition between lunch and dinner so we have to wait. But who wants pizza after dessert?

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