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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
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)
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.
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 :)
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.
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