Mercer Kitchen

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$30 and under
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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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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.1
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner
Great Table
Decent Value

A little Too Loud

JP
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic great lighting good music

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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!

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
2 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

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Date nice ambiance

AW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal at Mercer kitchen. The fennel salad is beyond!!!!

K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Terrible service - very slow. Took us 30 min just to get our dessert served even though it was just 2 slices of cake.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week. Had a great time. Will definitely be back

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A rare daytime date with my wife. We had a lovely meal, and our waitress was attentive and informative. Thanks!

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, can't wait to come back!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience of my life. Couldn’t get any worse. 1 hour to get the WRONG appetizer and then the food was completely RAW and the server didn’t return for 1.5 hours. The manager didn’t offer to comp until requested. Then charged $42 for a frkn hamburger.

TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE.

BC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of my go-tos in SoHo and loved bringing my mom there for the first time last night. We opted out for the Restaurant Week prix-fix and were very happy as those weren't "star" items on the menu. Everything we had was amazing (and I rave about their salads to almost anyone who will listen. Great service and another meal there that was up to every standard.

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service -- would totally come back

ZZ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Our food came out COLD!!!

RZ
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance , service and food. Will definitely be back!

A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The dining experience did not live up to our expectations. It’s a great space and the menu is fine. The wait service was poor - forgotten drink order, mixed up menus, not checking back with us during the entire meal - tainted the evening. We had high hopes for the monkfish piccata but the chef thought that a liberal dousing of Frank’s Red Hot was how piccata is made better - no thank you.

DA
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second dinner at Mercer Kitchen was just as great as the first. Perfect in so many ways- food, atmosphere, service.

S
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Pretty underwhelmed re: service. Our waitress was inattentive and not particularly present. Food was good.

HJ
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!