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Review of The Mercer Kitchen

The Mercer Kitchen
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Ranked #505 of 14,144 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $20 - $80
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: SoHo
Cross street: Mercer
Transit: B,D,F,M to Broadway/Lafayette; 6 to Spring St; or N,R, to Prince Street.
Description: 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.The perfect restaurant for group dining, special events and celebrations.
Reviewed January 16, 2013

A great place to snuggle up in one of the booths. The drinks were tasty and the raw platter was delicious.

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

We went to Mercer Kitchen for a Sunday lunch. The place was heaving with youngish, cool New Yorkers, a very busy and cool atmosphere. The waiters were very friendly, helpful and professional. I don’t think you go there for an amazing culinary experience: we are talking great burgers, salad, oysters, nothing fancy but great Sunday brunch food. If I were a New Yorker I would go there quite regularly. Fab cocktails and wine list.

Again, if you are looking for a Sunday brunch place this is it, right in the middle of Soho, you can check out all the great shops around pre or post lunch, best shopping area in NY!

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

I had a business dinner at Mercer Kitchen : we were seated at on of the tables next to the open kitchen. It was intersting to watch the chefs working in a better than expected clean kitchen completely open. i ordered the lobster who was perfectly cooked. The Main lobster is less tasty than the Britany lobster, but I still very much enjoyed it.

1  Thank Lehcimifas
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Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

We were in from out of town for a birthday celebration, party of 17. The service was fantastic, they never skipped a beat! I was hoping for more from the food. I started with the beat salad, very tasty. I chose scallops for my entree and unfortunately they were over cooked and dry. My partner enjoyed the pork chop. I feel like I should have gotten the burger, it looked really good! I would try it again.

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1  Thank scf211
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Looks like a super cool restaurant in Soho; unfortunately let down by a few human factors.

Went downstairs to dine into a cavern like dining area; the dark is quite funky and nightclubesque....
but its a restaurant. Hard to read the menu (used a candle as the restaurant strangely doesn't offer lights - unlike subterannean Quality Meats for example) and hard to see what you're eating.

The service was unsmiling and unfriendly to match the dark interior. Tipped the cheerless waitress as is customary in the US, back home she would've got nothing. Seriously honey - you're taking and orders and serving food - you're paid to be pleasant not for your brains. Everything from the start just felt like they were trying to get us out of there asap. They even committed the cardinal sin of clearing all the appetiser plates whilst one of our party of four was still eating hers - hello, restaurant service 101!

The food was ok but nothing special. Apparently this is a restaurant belonging to some name chef; hopefully he reads this and retrains some of his front of house staff re customer service.

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Thank JulianHarris
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