Mercer Kitchen

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5235 reviews
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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.
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Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Our waiter tried to double charge us. He offered no real explanation and didn’t apologize. I visit every trip to New York but won’t be back. Very sad about that.

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L
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner, beautiful atmosphere, perfect service!

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J
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

The noise level downstairs was literally deafening. Kudos for the manager for sitting our group of 6 upstairs--at a small table--but at least away from the downstairs blast. My pea soup was delicious as were the fish and chips. However the wine pours were skimpy for $16/glass; the glasses themselves were small. My friend's kale salad (a side dish) was raw and inedible. When she mentioned it to our server at the end of our meal, he said he was very sorry and he would "mention it to them". He should had taken it off the bill right then and there! Her $30 fish was OK, not what you would expect from the big deal chef. This was our last night in NYC and our splurge. We left the restaurant and felt let down and disappointed.

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RB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old friends.

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KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite place to go when we can be in the area. The food variety and quality is outstanding. Drinks imaginative and delicious.

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HE
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Water was warm, no ice.

Wine was not ready when meal was served.

General food quality low compared to the pricelevel.

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EF
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Not sure but when I read the menu about the brioche french toast, I could have sworn it said served with seasonal fruit (it's June) and got four slivers of poached apple...that's not seasonal. Also I know the wait staff depends on turning tables for a good brunch, but really didn't appreciate the server scooping up everything on the table while two of us were trying to finish our food. It's not a relaxing brunch or setting. And, it's expensive...had one bellini, a bottle of pellegrino, 2 cups of tea, two omelets, two orders of french toast and three sides of bacon for $150 (excluding tip)? Why? This is my 2nd time there, but I won't go back.

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RA
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Had an enjoyable experience. It was the third time in as many days, so they are doing something right. Dishes are well executed and served. Staff are polite and efficient.

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BG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Bus staff terrible. Couldn’t wait to take our plates. Asked for bread twice, couldn’t get a spoon to eat our pasta

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MR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

ITS GOOD FOOD, BUT TO SMALL!
SMALLEST BURGESS I'VE EVER SEEN.

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b
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

TWO HAMBURGERS, TWO DIETS COKES, ONE BOTTLE OF SPARKLING WATER AND TWO COFFEES. THE TOTAL CAME TO OVER $90.00?

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N
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

we have eaten here before several times and been quite happy. however, this time the food was meh. we were abandoned by our attractive and cheerful server. not worth the cost in the end.

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R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

There is such a thing as a good table...we didn't have one! Food is good , service was good, room is dark vibe ok.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The Host was surly and detached. The chicken I had was fatty, chewy and far below the organic chicken I have had at many other restaurants.

The service was good - other than the host.

The dishes were not commensurate with the pricing. I ate at Lure the night before and loved it am a long time supporter of Fanelli Cafe. Honestly I won't be back any time soon.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Muy bien atendida por la mesera. Muy amable, nos atendió en español. Con lo que no estoy de acuerdo es con la urgencia de levantarnos todas las cosas de la mesa cuando estábamos comiendo pan aún. No estamos acostumbrados a eso en mi país, donde nos dan tiempo en cada paso de la comida. Por lo demás, el lugar nos gustó mucho

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Disappointed- early on in the evening they ran out of the fish “special”
- food was not particularly good-
Nothing extraordinary or even close.
Very noisy-
Service was attentive.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The table was too small ( even after they moved up to a bigger table). The noise level was unbearable.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The server was incompetent and careless about the guests’ needs and orders. Had to be asked for items constantly and didn’t even visit the table to check on the guests. The food arrived cold. The coffee was cold. It was an awful experience.

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HR
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food!!! Plus cozy venue and excellent service :)

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AK
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and wonderful experience at the Mercer Kitchen.

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was superb, our server was quite flustered and seemed unable to handle a busy section to herself.

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SE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was very slow and food was average. Unfortunately will not be going back as it was such a disappointment for the price we paid.

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DB
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a lovely evening here. Excellent service and food. Nice ambiance and decor. We had a booth in a quiet corner where we could chat laugh and people watch.

We had a unique dining group. A group of 5 - 2 from Korea that did not speak English, 2 more from Korea that did speak English one of which was a 10 year old boy. It could not have gone better. Out waitress was fantastic and just hung in there while we figured out ordering etc...

I've been here a few times and it's always a good experience with delish food!

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T
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Expensive for serving size... service was average. Interesting aesthetic with exposed brick and an open kitchen.

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SD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Meal, great service, great ambiance. Will be back for sure.

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JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing. Food and service were absolutely great and hostesses were very accommodating. I would recommend to a friend and will be going back.

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AC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful from start to finish

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the service was amazing. I highly recommend coming here for any occasion.

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KJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has got it nailed. Fabulous food at a good price point for NY and the service was second to none, both at the bar for a pre dinner cocktail, and during the meal. It was by far the best meal we had during our stay

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K
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always amazing and the atmosphere is great. Highly recommend!

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PG
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was a really romantic place, everything was very good

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Dinner was good and vibe was good.

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KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Our service was horrible. Very slow. Waiter would walk around out table serval times w/o attending to us. Took him 20 minutes to even bring water or Menus. I come to Mercer kitchen a lot and entertain clients there so i was very disappointed

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was outstanding, never hovered or made us feel rushed. The food was good, not great, but we were there for the conversation and atmosphere, which can’t be beat!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious!!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation.

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EN
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very nice restaurant, a bit dark and cold in the basement, but overall we had a lovely lunch

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Quite odd service.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gabriel made our anniversary dinner especially memorable! We recommend the duck, as well as the peeled shrimp salad. Wonderful ambiance downstairs!

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