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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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Celebrated a birthday here on Super Bowl Sunday. Every encounter with staff was positive, friendly, and helpful. We dined at 3 so we ordered from the brunch/lunch menu. The touted Mercer Burger did not disappoint and the surprise WOW item (recommended by our awesome waiter) was the Fish and Chips - amazing!
I was quit disappointed to be honest. We went for breakfast and the place had to ambience, my eggs Benedict were cold and if I am paying 23 dollars for my breakfast and 6 for a cup a coffee, I would like not to have to ask the waiter to bring water or to refill my glass :)
We were by the kitchen it was hot! The waitress was pretty much clueless! Not much attention to detail! Wine bottles ordered incorrectly. Previously dined at Mercer many times and never had a bad experience! Unfortunately after this will not be going back!
Everything was great except for the way we were seated. We were a party of two, we sat across from each other at a long communal type of table that could fit about 18 ppl total with high bar type chairs. We could hear conversations of both the parties to our right and to our left. Next time I’ll be sure to request a private table. Food was excellent, absolutely no complaints.
Go to this place and you won't regret it!
It was good but got a little crowded.
Vegan options only available if you order the side dishes. To be honest the vegan side dishes were ridiculously good, had to order 4 of them, but maybe that's even better because i got to try a couple of things rather than 1 course.
Very good. Good place for a date.
P.S. I wrote a special request on the reservation along with my number, and received a call just as requested to clarify what it is I needed. Excellent place.
There was a leak in the ceiling and there were strange umbrellas containing the water. My pasta had too many potatoes. The hostess was a little rude. But the food was fantastic and everyone else was wonderful. Would have given a five if not for the other factors.
We went here for Restaurant Week and the three course, $42 dinner. Usually NYC restaurants like to showcase their most excellent items as they pick up new customers who've never tried the place previously. Unfortunately, everything our group of 4 ordered was average at best, except the desserts which were very good. Evidently, Mercer Kitchen wasn't able to handle the larger RW crowd on a Friday night and retain their high quality food standards. The mushroom salad had way too much parsley and was just "OK." The pizza was burned. The salmon was mushy and under-seasoned. The pasta was al dente and flavorful but the portion size was skimpy. Mercer missed the mark here big time.
I haven't eaten here for 5-6 years but in the past I went as often as I could afford to and always invited friends & family to dine there for lunch. I never had a meal there that wasn't special and tasty. I insisted on taking 3 guests for lunch and while some of it was good (pizza, tacos and dessert), the salads and salmon were just so-so. One person wanted the Mercer Burger but that was no longer on the Restaurant Week menu. Nothing stood out with that delicious, scrumptious taste you don't want to leave your mouth. That was a big change and a bigger disappointment and I felt a bit foolish, having raved at how good it was going to be.
The service, regretfully, did not change: it was slow and inattentive.
I feel bad that I did not enjoy the experience as I did in the past and probably will not return.
Went for a late lunch during restaurant week. Waited 10 minutes between being seated to anyone coming back to see if I needed water or a drink. The restaurant was not busy and I was wedged between two other tables of diners when other tables were open.
At that point I decided to leave because I didn't think 3 courses would be served in a timely fashion.
Enjoyed a lovely lunch with friends. Impeccable service. One woman in particular, knew the menu so extensively and had a talent for describing it in such a way, that literally, everything had my mouth watering. It did not disappoint. Fresh, high quality ingredients prepared in creative, innovative ways. Warm olives, yes! Shrimp salad with, not one but, two different vinaigrette dressings ... Highly recommend.
For an upscale restaurant/bar, it was appalling that the staff was cleaning out our table when we had not even asked for our bill. It was a rude way of telling us either to leave or order more. This is the kind of treatment I expect at a Chinatown dimsum place but not at a resto marked $$$$.
The peekytoe crab on lettuce cups was waaaaay too salty. I should NOT have ordered that.
This was my second time to go here because the first time I was here, the service was excellent. Clearly, it was a big mistake coming here again. For sure I am never coming back to Mercer Kitchen.
We won't be returning to Mercer Kitchen. We've liked it in the past. We made a reservation on OT, they offered a table in a rough location (under the stairs), we requested another table... And then it went downhill. The host was annoyed, rude and belligerent to us. The upstairs Cafe staff and manager were very cordial and offered to help, but by then my wife wanted to leave. One toxic host can turn things upside down even for a great restaurant.
They booked me at a lousy table not a communal table. Boring restaurant with food overpriced and underwhelming. They have a lot of customers so your individual satisfaction is not important to them. Go to a restaurant that will wow you, not take your business for granted.
Terrific location and space. Service staff couldn't have been nicer - we stayed there a long, long time for dinner on a Saturday night and they let us without pushing us along. Food was delicious (group had burgers/salmon/roast chicken), atmosphere is cool but not oppressively so.
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