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About Mercer Kitchen
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.
New York, NY 10012
American, Organic, French American
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
Corner of Prince and Mercer Street
$30 and under
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Street parking available after 5 pm and on holidays and weekends. Parking garage is located on Mercer St. between Houston and Prince.
B,D,F,M to Broadway/Lafayette; 6 to Spring St; or N,R to Prince Street.
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
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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.
Mercer Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
Telephoned to ask about arriving at 5pm because of an event at Scholastics Theatre around
the corner. Very awkward arrival because we weren't "allowed" at our table until 5:30 even
though we were anxious to order drinks and keep the evening moving along. We understood
the menu changed at 5:30, but most everything is on both menus and everyone seemed most
We decided to return after the event around 10pm for drinks and other food, but again had
a rather awkward and unfriendly arrival. The Café was supposedly closing and couldn't serve
us, the lobby lounge was reserved for hotel guests (although nearly empty) and we were
directed to return downstairs where we had dinner earlier. Despite being nearly empty
as well, we were not allowed a table and referred to sit at the bar. We really wanted to talk
since we were a group of friends who aren't together often, so we didn't want to be in a long
line of stools at the bar. After fifteen minutes or so, we were given a table were we each had
several drinks and late supper.
The point is that both of our arrivals had 15 to 30 minutes of awkward standing around listening
to the rules instead of being guest friendly. The food was good, the pricing is high and the
attitude was just not worth it.
Went here for our anniversary. Table was in the corner which was fine, but the table next to us was so loud we could not have a conversation. I have been here a bunch of times, but this time was abnormally loud. Our food took forever and our server was really nice, but we had to wait over an hour with nothing to eat. My food was just okay, and my husband's was good. our starter was great. I left hungry since I didn't eat my meal and we had been there for over 2 hours. :(
Food was good however service was not. They acted like we were putting them out. Also they were out of common items such as Cabernet and other drinks which was crazy considering this was a popular restaurant in New York. We waited 40 minutes before they would serve us dinner, which was really disappointing.
When we were upstairs waiting for a uber after dinner because it was so cold outside- 2 women and 2 young kids - we were asked to leave because it was the hotel area. After staying in the Four Seasons and SoHo Grand -REALLY? This is completely unacceptable. Last time we will visit the Mercer Kitchen.
I am a customer of The Kitchen, once I live next door. This time, though, we were 12 people, reservation made and had to wait for quite a while. "our" table was not free, because after paying the check, the customers wouldn't leave and it took a while for the waitress to ask them to leave.
We finally secured a Saturday evening reservation and took a visiting friend to Mercer Kitchen. The food was top quality! The noise level was absurdly loud and the service was poor/fair. We waited almost 25 minutes between appetizer and main course. At each course, half the table got food and the other half got theirs 5 plus minutes later. Thankfully we asked for a check when ordering dessert or it would have added to the waiting. With so many quality restaurants in Manhattan, Mercer Kitchen should match its service to its food quality. Glad to have tried it but will try or return elsewhere for future special dinners. At this price point, everything should be wonderful!
Waited too long for our reserved table. Food ok but not great. Entree under cooked after specifically stating my concern regarding under cook meat. Compensated with dessert which was a good gesture. Sorry to say overall experience was not what was expediting for the overall cost of the meal.
One of my favorite go to spots in the city and has been since it opened! Cozy but lively atmosphere, excellent food and service all provided for an expensive but not over the top price point. Happened to be a special occasion but none is required to go here.
Service was unbelievable. Took 3 friends for birthdays and they did an amazing job. The food for the price was nothing special. We had a Brussels sprouts and salmon and it had zero taste. Don't order unless you want hospital meal. Friends had a seafood platter and it was tiny. It should be on the starter part f menu. The drinks, wine, ambience is why we not so disappointed. Will go again but only for appetizer.
I took a date here. I would say the food is excellent. The service was great a times and lacking at other times. We kept asking for our water glasses to be refilled, same with the iced tea that took too long to be replaced. We looked to the waiter for some guidance as to what we should order and he basically said that everything is good. I’m sure there are a few stand outs and the advice would have been appreciated. Overall a great place and we would go back. The bill was $200 without alcohol.
Honestly- I was really excited bc I had heard that this place was amazing, but our food came out completely cold, we had to ask for things several times, and it just wasn't at all the experience I was expecting for such a nice place. I wasn't leaving like OMG I HATE THIS PLACE but I definitely wouldn't go back.
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