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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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.0
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MF
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, tasty food and awesome service. I can see why there were so many positive reviews for Mercer. I highly recommend and would go back.

MF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The noise is a real problem. The food, the service were amazing. Definatly we recomend this restaurant !

h
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Been here quite a few times. We always enjoy sitting upstairs—downstairs too loud, dark and sceney. This time had a snarky and inattentive server who kind of ruined the experience. Among other small slights, she failed to bring us bread even after we asked for it. One of us was really very hungry. I guess I will be back but it leaves a bad taste. Food decent except for the fries, which were pretty cold. Always sad when pea soup is not on the menu — but I understand it’s winter.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time great people

AD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

I’ve been wanting to try this restaurant since I moved to NYC 4 years ago. I finally got around to going with a group of four friends and I was incredibly disappointed. Outside of the ambiance, Mercer Kitchen has nothing to offer. The food is mediocre at best, the service was nonexistent and the value is poor. I recommend going to any of the other hotspots in the area - Rubirosa, Pasquale Jones, Gato, etc.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Hostess want very accommodating at the beginning of our reservation. Service took a little long at the beginning. Didn’t place drink order.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Overall really nice, but waitress wasn’t the most attentive. I can understand from being in the service industry... overall was really fun!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, good value... great service. Really love the little touch of the manager walking around filling coffees ( we went for brunch) ... he also checked on the table at least three times and brought us some fresh pepper and brought me some more bread I requested.!!!
Good on you guys, keep the good work up👍

v
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch and got there right at 12pm so it was not very crowded. As the lunch went on the place filled up with many large groups and smaller groups and the noise level was never an issue. There were two of us and we both had the Mercer Burger and we shared an order of Brussels sprouts. The delicious food is the reason I am writing this review. I cannot stop thinking about that burger. The combination of ingredients all make it probably the best I've ever had. I don't usually eat fries but they were just perfect. The Brussels sprouts were pretty good too.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasurable experience.

p
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Un tip. Si pides un trago en la barra es dos veces más grande que si lo pides en la mesa. Y en la mesa encima sale un par de dólares más caro. La comida es buena. El ambiente tambien.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Horrible food everything tasted horrible. Had to send back my daughters chicken fingers 2 times because it was salty!

BJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Mercer Kitchen for years and it is still AMAZING!! Love it there so much..

ND
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had an amazing time at Mercer Kitchen! Everyone we encountered on staff was very friendly and made us feel welcomed! Food was amazing! All in all, a birthday well spent!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The food was incredible! Overall 10!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I really dislike writing negative reviews but this experience was terrible. First, we sat for nearly 15 minutes before getting water or even a greeting hello. After finally getting to place an order with no apology for the delay, our food took a very long time to arrive. When we were served food, only 1/2 our meals arrived and we all sat and watched our food get cold while waiting for the rest to arrive. We were told there was a kitchen error and it would arrive shortly, but nothing was offered while waiting. I had to stop someone and ask if we could at least get more water while we waited. The rest of the food finally arrived. Mind you, it wasn’t complicated it was pasta. A vague apology was offered for the mishap. A very disappointing experience. I brought my visiting family here and had raved to them about it. Totally embarrassing.

PS I used to wait tables and understand sometimes things happen, but this was just a poor experience from start to finish.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Get together

h
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Seating people next to the waiters station when the restuarant was 1/3 full is NOT nice.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fun way to ring in the New Year. Definitely not a cheap night though, you do get what you pay for.

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

NYE with Family

EH
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dinner was excellent as usual; must know that the atmosphere is going to be somewhat chaotic, which is the charm. Early dinner on New Year's eve was especially chaotic with slower than normal service. Sesame salmon was outstanding; veal milanese was surprisingly bland. Wine was excellent.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

The staff is a little intense. They would come around multiple times to check on you which became annoying

JO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service and attitude were awful. Food was fine. Drinks and food are overpriced considering the quality, and that attitude of the staff (hosts, wait staff, bartenders). I was never a fan, and I am never going back.

CN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always reliable. Staff was very friendly and the ambiance of the restaurant warm and cozy

DN
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Mercer Kitchen for the first time and it was great. Food and drinks were wonderful, some interesting and successful combinations of flavors. Portion sizes are perfect. Try the carrot cake for dessert! We will definitely return.

T
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Most Food was good. Calamari a bit mushy.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was regular. We hope better.
The monkfish was really spicy, acid and soure. Not well valence the flavors.

A
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food!

EM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A must for every NYC trip! Absolutely delicious! Unique food and drink menu. Something for everyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was non existent. Took our order and food came out from other runners. Never saw our server again until we asked for the check. We were running to the bar to fill our own waters. Nice atmosphere though and the food was good.

n
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was average

J
Montreal
79 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice lunch. Sit upstairs. Less noisy and brighter. Always enjoyable.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

menu de Noël un peu trop cher pour ce qui a été présenté....

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JO
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Muy buen ambiente y trato profesional . Los platos del menú de navidad buenos aunque no sorprendentes. Repetiría para probar su menú habitual

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere! The food was delicious!

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

the kitchen sent out the wrong food options twice, i ate my meal while my mom had to wait for hers. very unfortunate. although the food was absolutely incredible and wouldn’t change a thing, the vegetarian menu was much appreciated.

A
Denver
66 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Clearly only hiring staff for looks, not skill, attitude or concern for the comfort or care of guests.
Cocktails were blah, food was inconsistent, service was lacking, and I will not return or recommend.

RJ
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

EV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place! We got our seat on a booth and was worn out I suggest the place to replace to repair them it gives a bad look