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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
I had high hopes for this chic looking S ...
I had high hopes for this chic looking SoHo spot, but was sorely disappointed. I arrived at the host stand to a very cold reception, and let them know I had a reservation. The hostess asked us to wait in the bar area, and left us there for more than 20 minutes past our reservation time.
Finally, a nice girl appeared, and ushered us out of the dining room and upstairs to the cafe area. What?! I had a reservation, and I am not even seated in the main dining area? Very disappointing.
We ordered our food, and after almost an hour,our main courses finally arrived. The food was decent, but definitely not worth the long wait and move to the cafe. Once the bill came, there were desserts listed that we didn't order. The manager quickly removed them for us.
Food was very good but nothing special—g ...
Food was very good but nothing special—generally each plate was conventionally prepared but well-cooked. Service was excellent. The entire meal was surprisingly expensive. Yes, the plates seemed undeservedly pricey, but the bulk of the bill was our drinks, which included wine and cocktails, which were very light on the alcohol making it nearly imperceptible to taste. (When you see that a typical Mercer's non-alcoholic cocktail costs $11, you'll understand why they don't need to put alcohol in your drink!) The meal was overshadowed by the uncomfortableness of the seating for our party of three: a tiny round table with a fat center post which prevented all of us from having our feet under the table at once; uncomfortably curved banquets supplanted with low chairs with leaned backs that were not meant for dining. Word to parties of three: Request seating at a 4-table to avoid the discomfort!
Complete disappointment.... We come to M ...
Complete disappointment.... We come to Mercer Kitchen every time we are in NYC. This time the food was below average and the service was horrible. When we were seated at our table, one of the napkins was dirty. We asked for a new one that never came. We ordered a bottle of wine which we had to constantly ask to be poured into our glasses. Once we finished with our meals, we had to wait for 20 minutes for the plates to be picked up.
Not what you would expect in a place of their standard and fame.
Fantastic, memorable food. Innovative an ...
Fantastic, memorable food. Innovative and upscale. Service was polite, friendly, and seamless. Menu offers interesting, unique variety. We particularly enjoyed the black truffle and fontina pizza, the Mercer burger, and the tuna spring roll. Relaxed, comfortable, elegant vibe! We will definitely return. Turned out to be an ideal choice for a special occasion. Worth the trip downtown.
ambience was good, but the food was just ...
ambience was good, but the food was just so-so, definitely not worth the price. We order eggs benedict and a Mercer burger, none of them were satisfying. The sauce of eggs benedict was not good, and the muffin was not even toasted. Can you imagine that there are two pieces of untoasted muffin which has nothing to do with fluffy in a $22 eggs benedict?! Anyway, the ambience was good, decoration style was my type, but as a restaurant, it is not what I expected.
Jean George never disappoints. This plac ...
Jean George never disappoints. This place is upscale nice and has a bit of the Jean George flair. However, it isn't quite at the level of his other places. Still, he starts several steps ahead of most of his competition so hard to find significant issues at his places.
Food and ambiance is great, but we waite ...
Food and ambiance is great, but we waited 25 minutes to sit (with a reservation), and 1hr and 15 minutes for our entrees. Staff was apologetic, but this has been happening often over the last few times that I came here. They are booking tables too close together and cannot accommodate everyone on time.
Make sure you check the meat before you ...
Make sure you check the meat before you eat it. I eat through most of the burger to realize it was red in the middle. It's very dark I. The restaurant so unless you turn on the flashlight from your phone, there is no way to tell. I told the waiter, who then informed the manager. They offers a dessert on them. I expected more from a restaurant with that reputation. I also let the manager know that having to pay for a stomach ache in the middle of the night was very disappointing.
Been to this place now and the differenc ...
Been to this place now and the difference between the first and second experience is night and day. First time the service was attentive and kind and the second time I felt ignored and awkwardly like the staff was whispering about different tables of people. The food is good but not worth the price or time if there isn't also good service.
Horrible!!!!! Feelin' bring in a too exp ...
Horrible!!!!! Feelin' bring in a too expensive fast Food Restaurant!
Were there in a recommandation of one of Our best Friends who is living in NY.
First WE had Starters... While WE ate the Server cleared the Table and half of Our starter was gone... Than, while WE ate the Second starter the Main course was Served....
WE had To check Out Betwen warm main course or Finishing the starter....
Sorry, WE were NOT in a fast Food Restaurant!!!!!! Unbelivable!!!
And the Head waiter just Said: sorry! Nothing Else, just sorry! I am Used To Served an Espresso or what else..... At least At such a Restaurant!!!
Such a behaviour in such a Restaurant!!!
I immediately called Our feiend and told him about Hits horrible recommandation.
The salmon sashimi on fried rice app was ...
The salmon sashimi on fried rice app was so amazing- I would go back for that alone. But the service was equally amazing. My mom and I were both very excited to see the range of meals on the menu and loved both the veal and salmon so much that we shared. Will definitely return for dinner every time my mom is in the city.
My experience was not great. I had made ...
My experience was not great. I had made a reservation for 5 people over 24 hours in advance and upon arrival, the hostess directed us to a four-top where they began squeezing in a fifth place setting. I asked if we could move to an appropriately sized table for our party, and the answer I received was that this was how they accommodate parties of 5, and that they hadn't had time yet to set the table. This was at 11:45am on a Saturday for brunch, and most of the restaurant was still empty. We could have easily been seated at a more appropriately sized table that went unused the entire time we were there.
While the restaurant is beautiful, the service was disappointing , despite it being staffed by an army of attendants. One member of our party ordered the Belgian waffle which arrived to the table rock hard and was inedible. While they removed this from out bill, when you're charging $18 for a simple waffle, it should be perfection. One of the additional requests for coffee we made never arrived, despite it being put on our bill, and while this was also removed after pointing out the error, it speaks to the level of disappointing service we received.
In addition, the servers that were assigned to clearing our table seemed to hover over us, and I was asked so many times by one of them if I was done eating, I finally told him to just take my plate away out of frustration.
While I had high hopes for a great brunch experience, I will not be going back. Ever.
The ambiance was great.. the few things ...
The ambiance was great.. the few things that were disappointing was we had a reservation for 8:45 and they did not seat us until 9:30 pm. Once we sat the service was slow even though the restaurant was clearing out by that time. Food was good.. guacamole was the bomb!
Great food, great vibe, poor execution. ...
Great food, great vibe, poor execution. We arrived 15 minutes early & were seated 40 minutes after our scheduled reservation. While pleasant the hostesses were totally ineffectual in managing the seating or our expectations.
I have been to Mercer Kitchen several ti ...
I have been to Mercer Kitchen several times - the location is convenient to where I live and the food is good. But this sadly almost gets eclipsed by my frustration that they regularly keep you waiting 20-plus minutes for a reservation, no apologies (most recently it was almost 40 minutes - and I'd made my 8:30 reservation at about 7:45, so query why they made the time slot available if they didn't have the table). The bar is uncomfortable and not set up for waiting - it's in a high traffic area with servers barreling through so you're constantly having to move and getting pushed up on by other patrons. And as I'm pregnant, I can't even have a martini to dull the aggravation during the inevitable wait! Once you can finally get your seat, the experience is a good one, but I may be rethinking how frequently I go there, as I might have reached my breaking point with the waiting.
The Mercer Kitchen was completely EXCELL ...
The Mercer Kitchen was completely EXCELLENT!!!
Food was absolutely delicious including the drinks. Everything was brought out in a timely manner which was great.
I will definitely be dining at Mercer Kitchen again and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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