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.
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 made a reservation for a Monday night ...
We made a reservation for a Monday night at 8:15 and we had to wait for 45 minutes for our table. The restaurant made up for it because they bought our first round of drinks, although we were further disappointed when we were told that the veal dish my wife and I ordered had run out, about 15 minutes after we ordered it. Alas, we ordered something else and the waiter comped one of our entrees. The restaurant was very busy and we understand the wait to a point, however we were disappointed about the fact that the restaurant ran out of our dish. Regardless, we would come back because the food is fantastic here although when they are busy be prepared to wait.
We had an amazing meal here yesterday. T ...
We had an amazing meal here yesterday. The burger is really the best around. Today was terrible. It took forever to get out meal, and my eggs Benedict was cold. Not lukewarm, cold. I sent it back and it came out with a hot plate and cold eggs once again. They must poach the eggs then hold them.y daughters pasts was hot but clearly under the lights for a long time - little crusty on the top and a puddle of grease in the bottom. My sons pasta was cold as was my husband's kimchi hot-dog. The wait and host staff was extremely apologetic, but I was really disappointed that they let the food come out this way then failed to ensure it was fixed when we sent one fish back.
Mercer Kitchen is a must stop for me in ...
Mercer Kitchen is a must stop for me in SOHO. I just find the dinning room so comfortable and the food is consistently amazing. My mom and I recently tried their chicken and coconut milk soup and the lentil soup. Both were great but the chicken soup was amazing! It was light and refreshing with the perfect balance of acid. We also got the Mercer Burger which is my favorite. The flavors and textures on the burger make it a must have.
Food was great-shrimp salad was crazy go ...
Food was great-shrimp salad was crazy good. Service as a little weird--different people at different times. We got seated at a communal table, but had one end of it which was nice--good enough separation between us and the next group.
Great food and environment. Out-of-towne ...
Great food and environment. Out-of-towners usually appreciate the unique subterranean setting and warmly lit exposed brick. Large communal table options near the open kitchen is fun for large groups. Has been performing admirably for years.
Not too good. Food all came out the same ...
Not too good. Food all came out the same time and when they brought back the entree it was a child's burger but we had no kids and food was slightly cold and not that good. Had just been kept in the back while we ate our appetizers. Pretty disappointing & not inexpensive !!
Slow service, took almost an hour from s ...
Slow service, took almost an hour from sitting down to receiving our order, no offer of drinks while we waited either.
The waiter was rather presumptuous thinking we had left a 30%+ tip so it was quite disappointing to have to request our change.
On the plus side the restaurant has a great ambience and the food was good but not exceptional.
First restaurant we visited in New York, ...
First restaurant we visited in New York, as with all the popular NY restaurants we were sat on a very small table for two squeezed in between two other couples so space was at a premium. The service was good as it is at most high end restaurants in NY however the food was not what I would have expected when paying such a premium for dining. Starter was good but when you pay $24 for it you expect that, main of veal was quite average and for the cost I think there are better options in the city. The Mercer Kitchen will trade on its name but I am not convinced that a $200 meal was worth it at this venue.
I came for Thanksgiving with some family ...
I came for Thanksgiving with some family and was pretty disappointed for several reasons. I had never been here, but friends recommended it and I saw that they were offering a Thanksgiving prix fixe set menu. However -- My Open Table confirmation listed the Thanksgiving set menu as having 5 choices for the appetizer and 5 choices for the entree - the menu we ended up with had only 2 choices for each, and they were very limited unimaginative choices. Luckily, the a la carte menu was also available, but on Thanksgiving I like a good restaurant with a good prix fixe for the occasion. The restaurant is SO loud.... not just "energetic" as they list here, but uncomfortably loud to where I had to shout to have a conversation with my own family on Thanksgiving. To make it worse, the waitress (not stellar by any means) talked SO softly that unless your ear was right next to her, you couldn't hear. I had to tell the table everything she was saying because she did not seem eager to go to each side of the table to be heard.
Aside from the noise and the disappointment of the prix fixe not being at all what Open Table included in my confirmation email (which I still have and have considered reporting to them):
When we walked in NO ONE greeted us. We had to guess that you have to walk downstairs and upon arriving at the desk, we had VERY chilly reception from the hosts.
We were seated at a communal table with others, without being asked if that was ok, and without any notice in the reservation that this would be the case. Especially on a holiday, it should be mentioned.
Bathrooms were unexpectedly dirty for a place that considers itself "high-end".
Sommelier was aggressive and wouldn't leave us alone.
Food was ultimately fine but nothing incredible that we couldn't have had elsewhere.
Overall a very disappointing Thanksgiving dinner. Perhaps the restaurant just isn't good on holidays, but as my first experience there, I would not recommend it.
I absolutely love Mercer kitchen. Howeve ...
I absolutely love Mercer kitchen. However was extremely disappointed with the thanksgiving meal menu. They minimized their a la Cart menu and omitted some of their most well known dishes. I will definitely go back but not for a holiday meal.
A pleasant addition is the new manager J ...
A pleasant addition is the new manager John who was so friendly and accommodating. We always select Mercer Kitchen when in Soho and John made it even more special.
LOVE the salmon sushi and roast chicken. Amazing kale salad and apple tart !
Went here with some friends to grab brun ...
Went here with some friends to grab brunch. Gorgeous and large place, decor is amazing. The service was a little slow - they brought out the bread basket towards the end of the meal and it took me just about 15 minutes to be able to order some tea, but the staff was nothing but polite. The place is HUGE so I guess it's normal to wait a little.
I wouldn't say it's pricey but it isn't cheap ($10 for mineral table for the water) but the food is quite excellent and for the ambiance it's worth it. The brunch itself tasted really great, the menu had just the right amount of variety to it. I felt full without feeling stuffed. All in all, we left pretty satisfied.
This was a great restaurant! The food wa ...
This was a great restaurant! The food was amazing and it came in great portions. I ordered the Rigatoni with meatballs and it was perfect! They also brought me a chocolate cake with a candle and sang me happy birthday! Big thanks to Basil for the exceptional service!
It was difficult to located with all the ...
It was difficult to located with all the scaffolding outside and then we didn't realize the restaurant was downstairs. There were no signs or staff to direct you. Finally we found the hostess and over the next 10 minutes she asked us 3 times if we were waiting, had a reservation, and our name. A group came in and were sat before us, so I found another staff member to help us. We were then seated but it took a while for our waiter to come. We then were told it was the "late lunch" menu which was very limited. We thought about leaving but at that point..... For what was on the small menu it was pricey. I will not be returning or recommending.
We expected more polished service at thi ...
We expected more polished service at this price point but it was quite casual. It was not bad. Just not what we expected.
Wonderful to receive a surprise message on our dessert platter for our anniversary :) thanks !
Appetizers we had were great (beet salad ...
Appetizers we had were great (beet salad and sea bass carpaccio) . My entree of salmon however was unseasoned, though cooked perfectly. It would have been great had they put something on it. Salt, lemon, anything. . . Maybe next time I'll get the burger. It was still a nice dining experience.
Tuna spring roll, salmon ceviche w crisp ...
Tuna spring roll, salmon ceviche w crispy rice, crab and snowpea salad were amazing and a must!!!! The lobster was really good too. The butterscotch pudding was goood and the sour cheesecake was amazing!!! Big cool spot, nice atmosphere great service. Id go back.
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