Mercer Kitchen

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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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4.5
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PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Terrible food and inattentive service. What a shame.

GH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My one and only complaint would be the noise floor. It was very loud. Acoustic ceiling work would help immensely. Otherwise everything was on point

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Overall I always love this place however for my mums 70th birthday the service wasn’t it’s usual best. They forgot two appetizers forgot drink orders and completely forgot to put in one of the guests entree order. Still a great time but the constant asking for things like forks for the oysters and spoons for the sauces to reminding drink orders and everyone being served their entree and one guest having to wait awhile for hers made for a far from perfect night.

JR
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

There are too many options to have lunch or dinner, I would leave this as one of the last.

FR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Fantastic food and ambianace, but we had a 9:30pm reservation on Sunday night and by 10:30, the servers were collection all of the plates and setting off other tables and even took the candle off our table when we were mid-conversation. We get we were being rushed out.

ST
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, lovely service and highly recommend

BJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mercer Kitchen remains to be one of the best restaurants in Soho!!!! it has never changed if anything its
only gotten better - One of my favorite places!!!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and services especially potion of shrimp salad was nice. Noise level was so high because music volume was almost like a dive bar kind and everyone had to speak so loudly. Good for people looking for great vibe.

c
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a nice place. Went with my husband for a date night. The menu is quite basic, the prices are reasonable for the food but the wine menu is very expensive. It can get loud. The tables are very close to each other. My husband had the salmon, I had the ricotta pizza. He said his fish was bland. My pizza was very good actually. This place is slightly above average.

TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was okay. Was expecting much better due to reviews.

F
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and wine was a wonderful treat. We were very satisfied with the menu and amazing foo! Service was excellent. Hostess and waitress both! Thank you!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great service fast meal

VD
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great! Service could be a little better, I wish they came around the table few times more to see if we needed anything. The place is very nice and cozy.

DT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed lunch with my family here. Great location! Tasty food as well!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

First entree was bland. They replaced it, which was nice, but the servers were not coordinated. Waitress/waiter switched three times. Drinks were dropped off without any comment. It was an odd experience for a generally good spot.

CT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner
Great Table
Decent Value

A little Too Loud

JP
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was delicious and well prepared. The staff was so lovely and most of all they were extremely accommodating to my children's food allergies. So so happy!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Ridiculously overpriced. $11 for a tiny side of kale, $6 to add cheese to a burger and $10 for a bottle of water. Go elsewhere.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic great lighting good music

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a little chilly in the restaurant - it was freezing outside so we were hoping that it would be warm and cozy. Also, our bill was more than we expected - $8 for a kids hot chocolate seemed crazy to me.

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Schedule brunch here on Valentines Day weekend and the staff could not have been nicer. Very cool atmosphere in the basement with brick walls and great lighting. The waffle and pancakes were delicious.

KQ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Chris was absolutely amazing. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! I had salmon and my friend had steak and they were both perfectly cooked, along with our sides being very tasty and appetizing. All in all the service was good and our overall experience was very pleasant.

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Never disappoints!

GS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Never on a Sunday. A litany of mis-steps, a disappointing diner.

D
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food , great room, clueless waitress

j
Salt Lake City
48 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every time I go to NYC I eat at Mercer Kitchen. I have never had a bad meal there. I wish I didn't live 2800 miles away or I'd eat there all the time! I follow them on Instagram, which I probably shouldn't do because it makes me crazy that I live so far away!! Keep up the good work!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

High level of noise. Poor organization. They asked us to move to a different table as they needed to accommodate a big group even though we were already seated and eating. I do not recommend this place. Good for people that don’t care about quality of service and lack of professionalism.

S
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great atmosphere and good service!

JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our brunch on Sunday, Feb. 9th. My husband had the egg white herb omelette and I had the French toast. The food was good; however, the portions, in particular the French toast were rather skimpy. One piece of French toast for $16 left me feeling "ripped-off". However, $6:00 per cup for REGULAR coffee took the cake for being taken advantage. So, if you decide to eat at Mercer Kitchen, just be prepared for small portions and expensive drinks (coffee, soda).

V
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Was very difficult to get a 1st cup of coffee in a restaurant that wasn’t yet crowded. After several great experiences this one was just ok

CK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Portions were small and for the price I would not return. My friend thought the portions might be smaller since we had the Restaurant Week menu but can't say for sure. The worst part was the shrimp entree was a moderate pile of shrimp with a dipping sauce and nothing else to accompany it!

V
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Black truffle/fontina cheese pizza on the restaurant week lunch menu was superb. Burrata was fresh and creamy. For entrees we had shrimped and angel hair pasta with mushrooms; both very good though shrimp was tad overdone. No beer on tap.
For dinner, the lights and atmosphere is good, but for lunch they can increase the lights.

LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there to celebrate my husband’s birthday. It was a very nice experience good food and service.

PR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We went for a late lunch, so it was quite. But, even though it was after the rush service was slow, the food came out cold and not cooked correctly. The waitress was not attentive, the app's came out after the entre'. We were a little disappointed especially given the price tag.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was very slow. We sat there with no water and drinks for 20 minutes because we couldn’t find our server. The only thing they did quick was ring my card for a 500 lunch that was mediocre. Extremely disappointed.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Fui por el menú de restaurante week y no coincidía con el publicado. Prolijo. No es imperdible.

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s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I reserved a table for 6 and was put at a table that was way too small. They refused to move us or even add a chair to make it more comfortable. The manager was very rude and told me that if I wanted a different table that I would have to wait an hour and a half (past my reservation time). We ended up staying and was very disappointed by the food. The chicken was so salty that it was not edible. The waiter did not even ask why I did not touch my food. I usually would say something but at this point I was done. The deserts on the other hand were delicious.

K
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice service great food. Really pretty lighting. Some pots talkers so that’s a pain but definitely excellent. Lovely staff