Mercer Kitchen

4.4
5028 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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Awesome ambiance. Food was great and drinks were A+! Will return for sure.

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K
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Superb!!! The scallops were to die for!

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Verwarming was stuk dus heel koud had daar graag een melding over gekregen van het restaurant

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Z
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My burger arrived cold and undercooked, my fries were extremely oily, and the apple cinnamon cake arrived rock hard and cold. Waste of time and money!

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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I’m a Regular at Mercer, however I’ve been noticing that the transition from Brunch to Lunch/Dinner in terms of the quality of service from staff needs to be improved. Guests should not have to wait 20 minutes for the check to come to the table, such as I had to today.

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HM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

we were celebrating a birthday and Mercer kitchen was a hit all around. My friends loved food and the service was spot in. Just the right atmosphere for a cold February afternoon.

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s
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Food is over priced for what you get. The portions are tiny and the food was honestly tasteless. Service was quite bad as the servers looked annoyed every time we asked them something. And they forgot s few of the items. The side salad is the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen. It’s one piece of lettuce torn up into three bits with a terrible pure salt dressing. Omelettes cannot be made with more than 1.5 eggs and looked like it was microwaved. Felt like a rip off for how expensive it is. Would not recommend.

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Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an awesome brunch at Mercer Kitchen. Wish I lived in NYC. I would be a regular diner for sure!

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

The food was fresh and came out quickly. The staff was helpful and our server was attentive to our needs.

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C
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Uncomfortable seating. Drinks, appetizer and main course arrived at the same time. Overall, poor experience. With so many choices, wish we’d picked another place.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The entrees were not as good as I expected. I had the salmon, and it was pretty dry and not very flavorful. I do not think it is worth the price. However, the appetizers were good, and the service was very attentive.

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m
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious comfort food! We had pizza, Mac n cheese, burrata salad and fries. We loved everything we ordered but the Brussels sprouts! For dessert we had chocolate lava cake - beyond yummy!

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CC
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The fresh Montauk oysters were delicious. I had the scallop entree. The atmosphere was the perfect way to start a weekend.

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MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of my favorite restaurants. Beautiful with superb food.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Booked for Valentines Day night. All of the staff was very helpful and friendly and the setting was very interesting and different. The reason I won’t be going back is the food. It just wasn’t appealing to me.

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e
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Wrong restaurant to go on Valentine's day. The practice of flipping tables make the entire experience less enjoyable.

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We showed up 10 minutes early for our reservation and were asked to go and wait at the bar. The bar was packed - standing room only with the whole bar front people sitting chatting so you had to shout over their conversation to get hold of the bar tender. Drinks took a while. Can't pay your drink tab with your dinner tab so you have to close out. However....there were empty / set up "tables for two" EVERYWHERE so there's really no good reason we couldn't have gone straight to our table.
After that I couldn't have what I wanted for dinner as apparently all meat is pre-marinated in garlic and I'm not allowed garlic (not that i don't like it...Dr tells me to avoid it). So you can't have plain protein. I ordered the brussell sprout side - as it was advertised, but they made that completely plain and just steamed.
A real shame - I used to enjoy the Mercer kitchen but there's no way after that I'd ever persuade my husband to go again.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place with a big variety on the menu. Even your stubborn in laws can find something!

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BB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The overall experience went well. I had no problem pushing my reservation back 30 minutes and the host was very understanding. I do believe that the waiter could've been a bit more attentive and efficient with remembering our order. Other than that I would recommend Mercer kitchen for a quiet private night out.

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing appetizers. Entree and pizzas were solid. Loved the ambiance, but our table in the corner was chilly and so dark we couldn’t read menus.

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a girlfriend for brunch here and it went very well. We were seated quickly and the timeliness was well organized. Good was great! Felt the cocktails were pricey compared, but it is New York after all!! Great spot and will come back

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food!

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter celebrated her 13th birthday here with five friends and had a fantastic time. Thank you for everything!

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M
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Sadly, a disappointment. With so many good dining choices in NYC (Loring Place, Itallienne, The Nomad and Upland, e.g.), why bother with over-priced, uninteresting food, unless you are enamored with a club-like atmosphere. If that is your thing, go for it. If not, go elsewhere.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I’ve dined at Mercer 3 times in the past 30 days. This was by far the better of the 3. The food was good. The staff was ok.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was flavorless. Our server was rude and inattentive.

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FG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Took too long to sit us (15 minutes) despite the reservation.. and not sure why the sit guests so close to each other wit not enough privacy..

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RJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for restaurant week and the food was good. We were placed next to where the waiters put in their food so didn’t experience any privacy during the entire evening. When I made the reservation, I was asked the “occasion” and I specified date night. I thought they may give us a quiet or special table. But no. The food was tasty

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

waited past reservation time for table, while there were empty tables. server was neglectful. shrimp came out terribly over cooked. not impressed. amazing ambiance and space, but won’t be going back anytime soon.

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NS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicest ambiance I’ve experienced in New York the fact the food was amazing is a bonus. It’s hard to find a sexy restaurant thats that large, not stuffy, or loud.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was amazing. Especially the pasta was terrific.
However, there were so many people in the restaurant so it was hard to have a conversation with my friend

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe and ambiance. Took a little while for us to be sat for our reservation, but when they did seat us, they had honored our request for a specific table. so I’m guessing that’s why it took longer.
GET THE SEA BASS CARPACCIO!!!
It was so delicious and the bread that came with it...YUM!!
We will definitely be back!

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L
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The entire experience was a disaster’. I don’t know when I’ve ever given a restaurant such a low rating. Reservation was at 7:45pm, seated at 8:10pm. I was ‘encouraged’ to wait in the bar (standing room only!). I purchased a bottle of wine to take to the table (very expensive list!). Once seated, the waiter didn’t have a wine bucket for my white wine (all out!). Fortunately we were seated upstairs in the bar area (downstairs dining room was crazy loud on a Tuesday night!). Ordered from the Restaurant Week menu; started with the flatbread pizza with caramelized onions and bacon. The crust was very nice, but the pizza was overly smoky. Complimentary bread was served ‘refrigerator cold.’
Main course was the shrimp, which was very tasty. Dessert was poached pear...tasteless. The waiter was awkward, had little eye contact, and didn’t know how to respond to questions regarding the menu. Overall the evening was a disaster. I definitely would not return.

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HP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good vibe. It is a little beat up decor. Cocktails small and very expensive. Food wasgood had the burger.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Our server was horrendous and rude

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Awesome vibes. Will be back again very soon.

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MK
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding, every single dish was excellent. The oysters were very fresh, salmon sashimi very tasty, sea bass carpaccio - perfectly seasoned. And to finish, a personal black truffle pizza - perfection! We would definitely go back.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Truffle pizza fantastic

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Naples
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great space

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