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/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
I have been here many times and his was ...
I have been here many times and his was one of the best visits. No waiting for my reserved table as I've had to do a few times in the past. The waitress was very attentive and pleasant. The shrimp and avocado appetizer was excellent, the peaches and mozzarella appetizer I would pass on. Our mains, rigatoni pasta and salmon dish were excellent. Perfectly sized, not massive portions. Delicious caramel pudding and unique tasting gelato rounded out the evening. Always a favourite spot for me when I'm NYC. As long as you don't mind dimmed lighting and a loud atmosphere you will be happy here.
Overall it was good but they gave away o ...
Overall it was good but they gave away our table for being a few minutes late. We sat in probably the worst table in the place, right at the bottom of the stairs. Our waitress was not the best at all. Very slow, not nice, didn't check in with us.
Horrified to order 2 kids mojitos to be ...
Horrified to order 2 kids mojitos to be charged $22 for them. Basically ginger ale with some mint added. Food disappointing, my salmon was way too acidic and bones were not removed. Burgers were disappointing with packet squares of cheese on them. Prosciutto wrapped pork roll was very good.
We went to Mercer kitchen for a business ...
We went to Mercer kitchen for a business meal. The food and service are excellent. I would recommend asking for a seat away from the kitchen if you prefer something quiet. While the open concept kitchen is unique, it can be noisy.
Overall I would definitely come back for a special occasion; the basil gin martini was enjoyed by all as well as the sashimi salmon over crispy rice.
I was very disappointed. When I asked ab ...
I was very disappointed. When I asked about a certain dish as per the website, all I was told was that the menu was incorrect. No reconciliation or attempt to try and accommodate or assist with another recommendation. I plan numerous large events throughout the city and was taking Mercer Kitchen into consideration for the future, but now take this off my list.
Went on a recommendation for my birthday ...
Went on a recommendation for my birthday dinner. VERY disappointing experience! Made reservations for 8pm and they wanted to seat (3) of us at a tiny table bottom of stairs middle of walkway. Granted request for new table, but not gracious or understanding. Our waiter greeted us with a grouchy face and never smiled the entire evening. He never checked on us after we received our meal, which was very fast. It was like they couldn't wait to turn the table over! Horrible service and the food was NOT as anticipated. I had the veal, which was fried (not listed on menu) and my husband had the shrimp special, with 5 small shrimp over greens. Gave him 1/2 of mine! HIGHLY overrated!!! I did mention our experience to the manager at at the end of the meal. Perhaps our server should have stayed home to pout instead of showing up to work! Spend your money elsewhere!!
First, I must commend the bartender down ...
First, I must commend the bartender downstairs that returned my mistaken $100 bill that I mistook for a second $20 bill! Thanks for being honest.
Our dining experience was top notch, as usual.
Two of us took advantage of the Restaurant Week
Menu. Great choices!
Highly recommend the vegetable carpaccio and peach/goat cheese
pizza as appetizers.
The shrimp main dish was a mix of fresh shrimp, peas, pea pods perfectly dressed.
The other guests loved their entrees of rib eye done to perfection( from regular menu)and a delicious chicken dish from Restaurant Week Menu.
Don't miss the chocolate cake dessert!
Wait staff couldn't have done more for us. Helped us celebrate a birthday too!
Highly recommend dining here.
I was here for restaurant week, so the v ...
I was here for restaurant week, so the value for money was great on this particular occasion, however based on the menu, the meal we had would be quite expensive without the special offer. The ambiance of the place was wonderful (love the open kitchen) and our server was a delight.
Really good food, really delicious, just ...
Really good food, really delicious, just a bit overcrowded during Restaurant Week, packed with tourists, must be a destination for them. Also the overhead open sidewalk changes the light on your table if you sit beneath it.
The waiters r not all friendly and profe ...
The waiters r not all friendly and professional. Water was spilt on me when pouring into the glasses. Wasn't immediately taken care of and without any apology!
Food was ok but definitely not up the 5 stars level.
L'Apicio definitely much better than it in all level from food, service and ambience!
DONT GO! Over value!
Overall I would say it was okay, service ...
Overall I would say it was okay, service has been exceptional on other occasions. But this time we were left in the most random table location, waiting for what felt like an eternity to get water or even some service.
May be we were just in the wrong mood fo ...
May be we were just in the wrong mood for this place (dinner with the missus), but kind of disappointed in the Restaurant week menu and ambience.
Starters were great (beet salad and mini-pizza), but the mains just felt average and kind of inedible. Chicken and Skate were both heavily salty. I gave up less than half way through the Chicken, tasted watery and the side dish of greens were too bitter to eat.
It was like a restaurant/club. Probably great for groups and if you were on the regular menu. But we weren't drinking much and wanted to taste some interesting food, in that it kind of failed. It felt hard to hold a conversation because of the noise and bustle, and felt very much like we were being rushed through our meal. Staff were extremely nice, it just felt like a fast-turnover kind of place.
Maybe I'll hammer down beers beforehand and head there with the lads next time.
A friend and I where going to the theatr ...
A friend and I where going to the theatre, and wanted to try a new restaurant. I stumbled upon this gem! Everything was excellent - the service, food, and the ambiance. I will be going back for dessert! Thank you Mercer Kitchen, great job!
service was poor and extremely slow. My ...
service was poor and extremely slow. My two friends and I ordered the same entree and when it came to packaging up leftovers, they didn't pay attention to who had what plate. It took 30 minutes between each course to bring our food, and 15 minutes to even be brought a menu at the beginning. I expected much more from a Jean-Georges restaurant.
Food was good, service awful, waited for ...
Food was good, service awful, waited for main courses for over 45 minutes after eating appetizer. When asked waitress what was taking so long, she sent over the manager who said, "what can I do for you"! We told him we wanted our dinners and never heard from him again.
Food good, but can get good food at a lot of other restaurants!!!
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