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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
8:00 PM
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Mercer Kitchen

4.4
4383 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Organic, French American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Mon-Sat 7:00am-11:30am & Sunday 7:00am-11:00am
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-3:30pm
Late Lunch: Mon-Fri 3:30-5:30pm
Brunch: Sat, Sun 11:00am-4:00pm
Dinner: Mon-Thu 5:30pm-12:00am
Fri, Sat 5:30pm-1:00am
Sun 5:30pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 966-5454
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of Prince and Mercer Street
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Parking details
Street parking available after 5 pm and on holidays and weekends. Parking garage is located on Mercer St. between Houston and Prince.
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Public transit
B,D,F,M to Broadway/Lafayette; 6 to Spring St; or N,R to Prince Street.
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Jean-Georges brings a chic vibe to Soho at Mercer Kitchen, with a bright, airy café upstairs and a spacious restaurant on the lower level. The ambiance of the restaurant is timelessly stylish, and sexy, with exposed brick walls. The American Provencal menu features fresh and seasonal ingredients.

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What 4383 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Need more vegetarian entree choices please !

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vipfaber (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

While we enjoyed the food, I felt like we were treated as second class citizens. I informed the host that we were only going to be 3 instead of 4 people, so we were escorted to a low "cocktail" table near the bar. My husband complained that there was not enough room for 3 adults to eat, and so we were sent to another table which was also tight even though there were plenty of 4 tops nearby and which stayed open during our entire dinner. Even though it was obvious that we did not like being squeezed into this corner table, nobody seemed to care. I want to mention that we were not walk-ins, but had a prior reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Unfortunately the scallops were very bland and the lentils were also underseasoned and undercooked. Adding more seasoning could have transformed this dish.

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DominiqueS 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding service and food quality. Beautiful space. Great people watching. Loved every minute of it. The hostess that took the reservation was superb.

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vipEddieS (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

While the food was good, the service was incredibly poor. My water glass was empty for a very long time and it took over 10 minutes for our entree plates to be cleared. There were similar delays with dessert. It seemed like the restaurant was short-staffed. Also, for anyone with a nut allergy, please note that the veal entree had walnuts (no mention of that on the menu or by the server)

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vipJJCC (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The ambience is nice for a Sunday brunch but the food is just mediocre. The location is super convenient so I will likely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

They gave me two amazing dessert to compensate a wrong order

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food with good service, but pricey!!! Great brunch menu!

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L123brunch (London)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This place was recommended to us and we found out why..Great vibe, excellent service and amazing food..

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

We don’t get to go out much so we were really looking forward to this restaurant which came highly recommended. I’m not sure if our server, who said his name was Marshall after being asked, was in a bad mood or having a bad night, but he acted annoyed and was rude from the start. We ordered a bunch of appetizers including the artichoke which a few of us were thrilled to see on the menu. Unfortunately, it came to the table very undercooked. We had to send it back, which I hate to do, but it was very hard to eat. When we explained this to Marshall, he didn’t say anything & just took it away. A little while later, someone else brought over another artichoke, but it was cooked the same way and we couldn’t eat that one either. The other food we ordered was delicious-the carpaccio especially. We ordered a bunch of different entrees since there were 6 of us and we wanted to try different things. We ordered a couple of ribeyes, and asked if we could have it sliced so we could all try it along with some other food we had ordered. Marshall ignored what we asked after we explained twice what we wanted, and instead only 4 of us got steak that was cut up into fourths. There were 6 of us, so I’m not sure why he did that but he only gave 4 of us steak knives, and we had to ask multiple times for the rest of us which someone else brought over after we asked them. We asked for them to be cooked medium rare, and they came out very rare but some of us ate them anyway because we had already had such a bad experience and didn’t want to wait any longer since we already had the other food. I feel extremely disappointed because most of the food we had was very good and I loved the atmosphere, but the service just ruined it for us. Needless to say, none of us will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our food was good but the waiter literally never came back to ask if we would like another drink over the course of 2.5 hours. He also spilled water on the table. I wouldn’t go again considering all the options in the area.

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vipToast (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Always a favorite lunch spot for our family, 10 years running. Food is excellent.
Hostess crew was dismal this visit.
Utterly unprofessional and immature.
Did not seem to care at all that we sat down 35 minutes after our reservation time.
Too cool for school.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Will come back, anytime. The Mercer Burger was SUPERB!!! Love Jean George Restaurants!!

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StephenL (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very mediocre food. Not nearly as good as expected...

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Unfortunately I didn't liked the menu from Valentine's day dinner. I was very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Arif (sorry if I misspelled it). He was great and the sweetest. The food was great as always and the hospitality was unmatched.

We will visit again.

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JQ11 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The meal was truly perfection. Amazing flavor profiles and portions were beautifully presented . They had some wonderful sake too. I found the hostess to be a bit sour, but not sour enough to taint the truly wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We came here for my birthday, expecting something special. I knew the Mercer Hotel and wanted to bring the family somewhere for a memorable meal. On arriving, the front of house waitress was clearly inexperienced and we were not greeted in a friendly way. Once seated, it took while to catch the waiters eye to serve us some drinks. The table next to us were being dripped on from water coming through the roof. I ordered a Bellini, it came back flat. When I mentioned it to the waiter he became quite defensive and told me it was because of the fruit that was added. He did eventually suggest replacing it, but it was not in a friendly manner. There seemed to be alot of inexperienced waiters who were not used to giving good service. The food was okay - truffle pizza was delicious. The burger was okay, but not outstanding. Butterscotch pudding was so sweet and sickly, we couldn't eat it. I felt disappointed that the meal didn't live up to expectations, and was expensive too.

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vipfoodtravels06 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Atmosphere was energetic and fun. Nice ambience and comfortable seating. Wait service was not knowledgeable about dishes and food was slow to come out. Quality of food was very good. Overall enjoyable.

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viprm59 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was very poor. Lack of attentiveness, we had to ask several times for the same items. Water was not refreshed regularly and server didn't stop at table very often to check in. Extremely disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We received a warm, friendly welcome and were seated immediately. We opted for the downstairs level with exposed brick walls and candle light - has a very hip yet intimate vibe.
The service was good -attentive and professional without being overly fussy.
The menu was great - a wide variety of choices with very interesting food combinations. I had the quinoa salad with avocado to start and the salmon as my entree. Both are served with Brussel Sprouts, which I don't like, and the chef graciously either eliminated them or replaced them with a different vegetable. We shared the warm chocolate cake for dessert, and it was out of this world!
The wine list wasn't that large, yet offered many good selections at fairly reasonable prices. It's refreshing at an upscale NYC restaurant to find many nice wines for less than $100 per bottle. Of course there are also several higher priced wines if you want to splurge!
We had a wonderful dinner and will definitely be back!

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MaryClaire (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great spot for a big group! Food and service were both amazing

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bdurnwald (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a large group on a Saturday night so I was very thankful that Mercer Kitchen could accommodate us. I expected a bit more from the food. Everything was edible of course, but just a bit boring.

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Leay (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Bug in food. Restaurant got order wrong. Terrible experience

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Pretty place, quality food. I felt rushed, although the rest was not full. Wait staff was eagerly trying to turn our table...although they had plenty of empty tables. They didn't even ask if we wanted cocktails or wine. Went right to dinner order. Glad I tried it during rest week, I won't rush to go back.

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LeenaP (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The service was really nice and foods are also good. But not that special.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

The best part of Mercer Kitchen are the appetizers. In partciular, their pizzas. They are a must-try. I got the hamburger on my visit as the entree, but did not find it special. The desserts were also excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Buen servicio, buena comida, buen ambiente

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vipCville (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Service makes a difference, people! Waited a good 10 minutes before our waitress showed up. Asked if we were ready to order. When we asked to see a wine list she acted surprised. 10 more minutes and then she had no idea about the wine we were thinking of ordering. More time goes by as she checks with the sommelier. Brings the more expensive bottle (naturally). After that service proceeded just fine. Well, except that we said tap water was fine, yet they poured Fiji water and that was $10. The steamed artichoke was delicious as was the burger and the broccoli rabe. Maybe give it another chance.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

First, foods are too salty. Drinks make me full.
Who gave 3stars to Jean?

Second, they are very unfriendly to foreigners who is not fluent in English.
especially server named Emily, she was sucks.
From beginning to end, she is unfriendly With unplasant face, because our English isnt good.
(How many languages can you speak, Emily?)
Also they guided us to worst seat, just infront of the outer storing place.

Not recommanded. Definately.

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