About Mercer Kitchen
New York, NY 10012
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
Street parking available after 5 pm and on holidays and weekends. Parking garage is located on Mercer St. between Houston and Prince.
B,D,F,M to Broadway/Lafayette; 6 to Spring St; or N,R to Prince Street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Jean-Georges brings a chic vibe to Soho at Mercer Kitchen, with a bright, airy café upstairs and a spacious restaurant on the lower level. The ambiance of the restaurant is timelessly stylish, and sexy, with exposed brick walls. The American Provencal menu features fresh and seasonal ingredients.
Mercer Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
This was definitely a happening place, a ...
This was definitely a happening place, a restaurant you would see in movies. That being said if you don't like noisy restaurants this place is not the one for you. Also, the tables are somewhat close together so it was hard getting out for some of my friends without bumping into the tables beside us.
This is definitely not a place for a quick bite instead a good for a place for long conversations as it took about 45 minutes to 55 minutes for the food come out. It was nice though that the host gave us an update after we have been waiting for 35 minutes after having placed the order and told us that our food was coming soon and thanked us for patience. Waters were refilled with regularity.
Rigatoni with Meatballs - 3/5 stars
- was just alright, flavor and quality certainly did not justify its price (26$)
Salmon - 4.5/5
- cooked well, potatoes were season 12, sprouts were tasty
Chicken - 4/5
- cooked well, green beans and carrots fine
Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake - 4.8/5
- Cake was really lovely, loved the chocolate gooeyness inside, a bit stingy with the ice cream so the ratio was a little off
Would return but would not order any pasta dishes. 4/5
This was my first time at Mercer Kitchen ...
This was my first time at Mercer Kitchen, a place recommended by many friends. However my experience was not as good as expected ... We were seated in a table right at the corner behind the columns ...Maybe that's why none of the waiters could see us ... After a while we order 2 entrances ( those were the best of the night ) and a pizza ( that when arrived was already cold ) ... The bread and olive + water were never offered to us although we saw all other tables being served
We ate the cold pizza and without any request the check was on the table...The waitress not even asked if we would like any desert or coffee...and when we asked for the coffee she looked at us as it was a crime...Well that's was my poor experience here
The portions were incredibly small, espe ...
The portions were incredibly small, especially for the price. For 18 dollars I got a 2-egg omelet that I finished in 5 bites and 5 mini potatoes (literally each the size of a marble!!!). No wonder the restaurant was empty on a Sunday at 12PM. I was embarrassed to have brought my family here.
Server added things to the bill that we ...
Server added things to the bill that we didn't have. Asked for separate checks to prevent confusion. He said wait until the end and there was confusion. When I needed help or something no server was to be found. Was charged for a mojito and no one even had a mojito. Never going back.
Food is always delicious. The restaurant ...
Food is always delicious. The restaurant didn't have it together in time to have the credit card to hold the table on the website, so they requested I send it to them via email. No...
Again food was phenomenal... However a busboy lingered by the table for the entirety of the meal and asked me (I counted) 11 times if he could take my plate, while my fork was in my hand. How about you leave me alone
Saturday brunch. The buttermilk pancakes ...
Saturday brunch. The buttermilk pancakes stood out as a favorite, followed closely by the avocado toast and the eggs Benedict. The waffle was a little disappointing, but the whipped cream and berries were a perfect compliment to the other dishes.
Great service, and a very nice table downstairs, but the room is dark and a little dungeony. It was a relief to come back outside into the light. If you're going during the day, sit upstairs.
I used to love their burger but it was t ...
I used to love their burger but it was terrible this time. They changed the bread and now it was just too soggy. I took my mom and aunt that were visiting from Japan. My mom uses a cane, and they were not very helpful in offering her a place to wait when we arrived slightly early. They also seated us at this very small table with an awkward configuration and would not move us. The hosts were absolutely unfriendly. With the food quality and the terrible service, I would not recommend this place no longer to anybody.
The atmosphere was enjoyable. We arrive ...
The atmosphere was enjoyable. We arrived early and waited at the bar for our table. The bartender was attentive, helpful and responsive. Once we arrived at our table our waiter was below average. His service was very slow. He even mocked the man at the table next to us. Hopefully, this is just one bad water but he was certainly unimpressive.
The overall feeling of hospitality was l ...
The overall feeling of hospitality was lacking in the entire restaurant: from the welcome upon entering the restaurant, to the hostess desk, bartender and even the table server. Everyone was going through the motions without consideration for the fact that without the customer, none of them would be working tonight. Three of our food items were wrong (sauce on side requested and never brought out for example) with one item delivered to the table not even ordered and no check in from service staff after entree delivery to make aware. Something was off entire night. We also witnessed customers being asked to sit at substandard tables with plenty of other tables open and available for seating. Each time until restaurant was busier the customers asked to move tables. Once again maybe the floor managers who spent their time talking to each other should have been paying better attention to what was happening to their guests that evening and finding a solution for these misplaced tables. The food that was delivered correctly was delicious but overshadowed by a ho-hum attitude.
The restaurant is downstairs... didn't k ...
The restaurant is downstairs... didn't know that, so I stood at the door like an idiot, even though there were bartenders in the lounge above. They walked right by us and looked at us and just stared and didn't say anything... and then we got downstairs at 4:55 for our 5 pm reservation and the hostesses were just very rude. They weren't friendly and just overall rude and not accommodating. The tables were very small and the tables and chairs were very low to the ground. I am almost 6 ft and was very uncomfortable. Our waitress spoke very quietly and was very hard to hear. And it was so awkward when I ordered hot cider and a waiter, who obviously was new and in training, put down my cup in front of me and then the tenured waiter came and moved the cup even though it was fine to begin with. Overall, I thought the restaurant was fine, wouldn't go back and wouldn't recommend. It was just average.
All generally great but the $50 Ribeye s ...
All generally great but the $50 Ribeye steak I ordered was very over-salted. Like, way too much salt! Spoilt what was otherwise a beautiful piece of meat. Season a piece of meat by all means but this left my tongue and lips feeling like I'd eaten a spoonful of salt.
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