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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.
New York, NY 10012
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
The food was pretty good and the service was alright. We started with the crispy squid (over-salted, don't recommend) and the burrata which was very good. The kale salad was overpriced for what was, frankly, a plate of kale. The truffle pizza was very taste-y, but disappointingly small. Best part of the meal was the chocolate cake dessert (we recommend). The staff was pleasant but it was clear they were looking to turn over the table as they kept taking away unfinished drinks without asking (not acceptable for a good restaurant). Unfortunately, we won't be going back.
A new favorite. Food really is excellent. The gazpacho was to die for so we ordered a second one to go. The squid could have been a bit crispier. Pizza is proper Italian and excellent. Great watermelon and goats cheese salad. Really loved this place and will be going back often. Not inexpensive but worth it and you get what you pay for. The tables upstairs are lovely and light and you can see out onto Mercer. Downstairs much bigger of course and also very cool. Try it. I think you will like it a lot.
The food (while moderately pricey) was delish but the service was shockingly poor. It was late but the server had barely any tables and just could not be bothered with us. Even after saying we'd skip dessert and requesting the check - we had to get up and find him 10 min later when he still didn't bring it. Unacceptable. Would love to go back and recommend it to others but don't feel I can based on the experience we had.
Good place for lunch with a nice variety of different food choices for every palate. Wait staff could be a little more attentive and I do not appreciate being told to make sure I have all my queries asked so the wait staff need not walk back and forth when one of my guest asked if the hot dog was pork or beef.
Not what it used to be, expensive food and not at all impressed with the quality, always have the Bass and this time around it was not at all what i expected, very poor presentation and overall quite disappointing evening
Rest of the food was so, so....
It's loosing its cool and place was packed with loud tourist
Too noisy! We especially told them at reservation time and upon confirmation that it was our 25th wedding anniversary! The staff did nothing to celebrate this event! Not even a candle in our dessert. When we arrived they tried to place us at a horrible table which we refused. The waiter was excellent! We felt there was definite age discrimination as we are above 50 years old! We live jean George on Central Park west and jojo and perry street. This experience other than good food and a nice server was unpleasant!!!!
With the exception of the first 30 minutes, the experience was excellent. Let me explain what I mean. We came for our anniversary with our two children, ages 6 and 10. We were seated and asked what type of water we wanted for the table very shortly after. We didn't meet our server for another 15 minutes at which time he took drink orders (cocktails) and we were ready to order by that time, so we ordered our food at the same time. 15 minutes later, he comes back with the cocktails and the appetizer and kids' food all at the same time. That's just odd. From that time forward, the service was attentive, friendly, quick and the food was excellent. We were there for about 90 minutes in total and by the time we were ready to leave, the strange start to the experience had faded to memory. Still, it happened and shouldn't have.
vibrant place. Beautiful interior. Friendly host staff sat us as soon as we arrived 15 min early for our reservation. Server was very nice, friendly knowledgeable and attentive. Food was awesome. Seafood platter, truffle pizza and Veal milanese finished with warm chocolate cake. Definitely go back.
Mercer Kitchen is such a cool spot - absolutely gorgeous and in a central location! We had a fantastic meal there and the servers were very attentive, although they were busy. As other reviewers have said, this place is upscale and trendy but not pretentious. Price-wise, to give you an idea, we ordered three beers, one appetizer, and two of the lower-priced entrees (burger + pasta dish, both EXCELLENT) and our bill was a bit over $100, plus tip. So by NYC standards it's not cheap, per say, but it's not tremendously expensive by any means either. We had a great time and will absolutely be back on our next trip into the city.
Headed here for a birthday celebration. The place is quite big and noisy but didn't bother anyone as we wanted to celebrate anyways.
Service was ok but they didn't seem to be interested why we hadn't touched our pastas - both the rigatoni and the angle hair pasta had a funky Gorgonzola like taste that wasn't mentioned anywhere (the menu stated aged parmigiano- which tastes totally different)
Salmon and burger seemed to be tasty though.
The wine we ordered was "out of stock" so the only alternative was a Tempranillo for $30 more than the one we wanted - and then we even had to ask for suitable red wine glasses as they usually serve their wine in tiny white wine glassware.
Overall was not what we had expected and weren't happy when we left . I wouldn't recommend or come back.
I visited The Mercer Kitchen with a group of 6, who ordered various menu items including the salmon and corn pudding, the "Mercer Burger," steamed skate, and a steak (which cut, I do not recall. I had a bite which was delicious, but my dinner was the skate). The atmosphere was delightful. Not too loud, not too quiet; dim, but not too dim. Our table offered a clear view of a clean, calm, and very effective kitchen, and was also near the bar, where the bartender and assisting staff did their part in concocting a solid evening for all involved. The host station at the base of the stairs was well-located and well-staffed, and the bathrooms were clean and pleasant. The menu itself was one of difficult choices. Not difficult as some restaurants are, where you must decide which items are solid choices and which things you _might_ order, if you feel you can trust the kitchen staff. Difficult because anything and everything is a good choice. Excellent seasoning and preparation, top-shelf pairings of foods with their sides and garnishes, and good portion size. Our server was attentive, but not overly so, and was very positive and well-prepared. I would recommend this restaurant without hesitating, if one was looking for very good New American cuisine at this price range.
We were looking forward to this lunch but we're so disappointed! It took 10-15 minutes for anyone to take our order, they never brought our cocktails and we had to ask...they finally arrived 30 minutes after we sat down and after our food had arrived. The manager did comp the drinks because of the delay. The salads were delicious but came with the entree, no oil was placed into the empty bowl on our table with the bread. The pizza bottom was burned. The crowd was not heavy and there was staff everywhere---it was just disappointing overall.
My husband, friends and I have been to Mercer Kitchen hundreds of times. We live nearby and we love their food. It's inside a hotel so they never close for the holidays—one can go there almost anytime of the day and year. The food is exceptional as their dishes are made with high quality ingredients, seasonally fresh. The kitchen staff is very calm considering they work in an open kitchen setting. It's amazing to see each day how they cook so many dishes for the restaurant and for the hotels guests who order room-service day and night. The dishes are consistently reliable and seasonally tasteful. They have incredibly tasty soups, both hot and cold, among other dishes which they change according to the seasons. If I had to choose one restaurant to dine at, I'd always choose Mercer first. It has creative and diligent chefs and staff. We are lucky to live nearby so we can go there very often: rain or shine!
This time the service was extremely bad. Our meal was served by "kids" who didn't know how to serve. I requested a soda 3 times and they never brought it and at the end I gave up. But I was charged for it. Didn't have the time to ask to remove it from the bill as the service was so slow and didn't know who was our server as no one introduced themselves.
My husband and I had a date at The Mercer Kitchen. Andre (I think) was our server and he was amazing!!! We order the seafood platter, the ribeye and The Mercer burger. All fantastic. The manager Ashley (I think lol) made sure to stop by our table and check on us. From the bartenders/servers upstairs that said hello, to the friendly hosts, to the super kind staff member cleaning the restroom...everyone was very kind. This was a second time at Mercer and it hasn't disappointed yet.
This restaurant had been recommended by a couple of different friends. We went for brunch, and unfortunately did not find anything special about this restaurant. We had to send two of our breakfast meals back as the eggs were over cooked. Maybe it's better for dinner. The upstairs room is beautiful. The downstairs is dark so would be better in the evening.
I recently had a very nice breakfast at the Mercer Kitchen - food was excellent, service attentive, environment pleasant. While the tests of such restaurants are more often lunch or dinner, breakfast was of a quality that I certainly recommend for breakfast and would be encouraged to have either lunch or dinner.
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