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
Merced Kitchen was rather enjoyable. Re ...
Merced Kitchen was rather enjoyable. Requested a booth for two so my girl and I could sit side by side and the front of the house obliged. Food was great. Service was not attentive to the fact that I want my wine glass refilled before I drink it out.
The service was really bad, we had to wa ...
The service was really bad, we had to wait 40 minutes be seated even though we had made a reservation, and then we were placed at the worst table in the restaurant. We asked to be reseated and had to wait another 30 minutes. By the time we had finished our meal the restaurant was empty.
Only three entrees came out at the same ...
Only three entrees came out at the same time, and there were four of us. The waiter never came over until coffee. Had to get someone else and ask where our other entree was. Waited 10min for my husband's dinner. The Service was so bad! What a disappointment!
I've been dining at the Mercer Kitchen r ...
I've been dining at the Mercer Kitchen regularly since it opened. Love the food and the decor has really held up over the years, but the service has really gone downhill. Just not comparable to other JGV restaurants in that respect.
The whole experience was so bad, that I ...
The whole experience was so bad, that I couldn't believe it.
I came in, I wasn't greeted by anyone and had to search for someone who could look for my reservation. I decided to sit upstairs and asked for a table. I waited a couple of minutes until it was cleaned and when I sat down I saw the table and sofa were dirty. No one came with the menu. I waited for 17 minutes ( I recorded that, because I was starving and every minute was important) then a guy came and gave me the menu.I ordered omelet with gruyere cheese and a coffee. When the omelet came I couldn't believe my eyes! The plate was dirty and the presentation was very poor and it wasn't the gruyere omelet, it was a goat cheese omelet. I refused to eat it and asked for a bill. No one apologised or asked what was wrong. I will never come back again.
Having been here a number of times, dinn ...
Having been here a number of times, dinner on Saturday night was very disappointing. Perhaps it was just an off night, but the service was bad (no attention to water refill or wine pouring, and service incredibly slow). Even after one of the managers came to the table to check on us, nothing changed. And to top it all off, even the food was off - not hot, and a bit blah. It will be a long time before we return. Should the Mercer Kitchen provide only one star service and quality, the prices should follow suit!
We sat upstairs and it was quiet and the ...
We sat upstairs and it was quiet and the windows brought in the light. The food was terrific and Francoise, your reservationist is terrific and greeted me when I walked in. I look forward to coming back for dinner some time soon. It's a very easy trip from the Upper Eastside!!!
our reservation time was completely igno ...
our reservation time was completely ignored .
they loved us to bar to wait then suggested a semi table upstairs which was the worst table in the house. we refused, host made us wait again then " found" the perfect table for two that was ready for some other guests,
we were seated- then waited another 20 minutes for server to show up. when he did - poor guy had no voice. as we were booking another table at another restaurant, server promised to help us.
meal was tasty but it was an ordeal.
Part of Mercer Hotel, Mercer Kitchen is ...
Part of Mercer Hotel, Mercer Kitchen is less formal and is in the lower ground floor. Vibrant atmosphere (we were here from 8.00 on a Saturday evening) with a busy bars are. If you're happy to stand with a drink in your hand its great as there are not many places to sit unless you're dining there too.
Staff were friendly and the food was flavoursome. Lots of choice, but not too much so you're overwhelmed. We were seated at the table near the bar and the seating was not the most comfortable (sofa type seating). Other than that, can't fault it, would return!
Amazing food! The sauteed shrimp salad ...
Amazing food! The sauteed shrimp salad with the champagne vinaigrette was one of the best salads I have ever had. Our waitress was amazing. So friendly, great conversation, made great suggestions, and really knew the menu! This was a highlight of our NYC birthday trip!
Great scene And started w attentive and ...
Great scene And started w attentive and friendly service. Once our meals arrived, service fell off a cliff. Bus and wait staff were nowhere to be found and we waited forever to have our dishes cleared and our check. Would have liked to have stayed for an after dinner drink, but lost patience waiting.
The ambience was very hip, industrial mo ...
The ambience was very hip, industrial modern. Our reservations were very late due to a late arrival at JFK. The staff was still attentive. The wine and beverage menu was wonderful and the baked olive appetizer = divine. Our main dishes were a little disappointing, the halibut was over cooked and lacking in flavor and the seabass - was just "ok".
I think we will go back for the vibe - but maybe just for drinks and appetizers - it's right in the heart of where we want to be in Sodo
Table was broken an wobbling a lot, we w ...
Table was broken an wobbling a lot, we were told that was normal and to just deal with it. We were never given bread so I asked and it eventually came when our entrées did. The waitress never checked to see if everything was okay. Our water glasses were empty for most of the meal. A dirty towel that was used to clean off the table was left on one of the empty chairs at our table. I ordered the chicken and it was good.
We had the most amazing food and cocktai ...
We had the most amazing food and cocktails at Mercer Kitchen the combination of fresh ingredients were amazing!
A definite must when visiting NYC
We were only in the city for five days and glad we managed to have dinner here absolutely outstanding
We will definitely be back on our next visit
I will be recommending the restaurant to all our friends back in Scotland ❤
Mercer Kitchen is always top notch if yo ...
Mercer Kitchen is always top notch if you're looking for a slightly more special, but not stuffy meal. Though our drinks took over a half hour to arrive everything else was exquisite. I always get the tuna spring rolls and have recently been into the avocado pizza (great vegan option!). We also shared fries which were amazing. Definitely recommend it!
Outstanding service, loved the atmospher ...
Outstanding service, loved the atmosphere, great burger and truffle pizza (took recommendations of our server), only negative was price ($16) of top shelf vodka on the rocks which contributed to the shock of our bill being $200 for 2 apps, a burger and small pizza and two drinks each for our party of 2.
This is the second time I have been to M ...
This is the second time I have been to Mercer Kitchen, and unfortunately probably the last time. My mom and her friend were in NYC for just two days, and I suggested Mercer Kitchen because they wanted a cool restaurant downtown.
On the way to the restaurant, I called to let them know that we would be 10 min late to our 7:30 pm dinner because we were stuck in horrendous traffic. The first response I got was that our dinner was rescheduled to 9:30 pm that night. Needless to say, I was not okay with this, and the hostess stated again that we needed to hurry. We arrived at the restaurant at 7:40 pm, sat at our table, and did not order drinks until 8:00 pm. This is when the night started going very downhill. We ordered drinks at 8:00 pm and did not receive them until 8:30 pm. Yes, 30 minutes later. We saw the drinks sitting at the bear, asked a waiter to get them, and it took another 10 minutes while they continued to sit at the bar. We finally ordered our food, and to start we ordered calamari and a pizza to share. We got the pizza, and it came out ...unsliced. Just one big circle of dough and toppings. We didn't see the waiter for another 20 min, so my boyfriend had to cut the pizza himself. We asked the waiter if that is how they usually come out, and he said no and seemed surprised that it was served that way, explaining that it was probably just grabbed from the kitchen unfinished. Then the entrees came, 3 of us did not have forks (even after requesting them) so we took them from other tables. Three people ordered lobster- 2 normal, 1 without potatoes. Two came out with no potatoes, and one regular. The regular one went to my friend who ordered no potatoes, and the two who wanted potatoes decided not to request them since it had already taken forever to get our food. I was embarrassed because my mom and her friend had traveled so long so only be in NYC for two days. They were treating us to dinner and were very unsatisfied, and nothing was comped for us.
The Mercer Kitchen used to be my favorit ...
The Mercer Kitchen used to be my favorite place in SoHo. I loved their ribeye, but starting yesterday this relationship isn't working anymore... The quality of the meat itself was so much worse than before that i thought they gave me a dull steak knife. Their seafood platter and mac&cheese were amazing tho. And my friend's fish was also baked well
Overall bad service. Took forever to get ...
Overall bad service. Took forever to get menus. Our server barely checked in & instead left his busboys to do most of the work although they forgot everything we requested (more drinks, bread Etc.). Waited forever for a spoon for the gazpacho, until I had to shout to get a servers attention (which I would normally NEVER do). Food was the saving grace, very tasty; however, as a local who lives 4 min away I will not return to this restaurant - there are too many other great restaurants in the neighborhood to choose from!
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