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Posted by Starpixel on 07/23/2008
I agree that the Mercer Kitchen has a wonderful ambiance and the service is 5 stars, if you want good food this is NOT the place to go, However, if you are on a liquid diet my suggestion is to come here just for the cocktails, then go elsewhere for dinner.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/22/2008
I expect more from a chef with a name than what I got. The atmosphere is nice and trendy. The waitress was nice enough, but we had a corner table and it seemed like we were forgotten half the time. We didn't even get bread. The appetizer I got was the Tuna Wasabi Pizza. Upon the first bite I found it delightful but after a few more I found the wasabi overpowering and made the pizza too hot to handle. The entre I got was the roast chicken. This was dry and basically overcooked. It was tough to chew and there was no juice to wash it down at all. The vegetables were also bland. They tasted boiled as if they just came out of the water and was placed on the plate. The dessert was "okay" but definately not good enough to redeem the rest of the meal. Value-wise, it was not worth it. My boyfriend ordered an 18 dollar glorified hamburger. I asked him if it was better than the southwestern burger at route 66 (est 10 dollars) and he said no. Overall I would NOT recommend if you appreciate food at all. If you just want to have fun with friends and drink, I hear the martinis are good.
Posted by midtowner on 04/06/2008
This place is so unique and beautiful - the candles and the warmth are very impressive. The food is fantastic as well. I had the baked salmon - the best meal I've had in a very long time. My friend had the chicken which was also outstanding. The appetizer pizza was unique but nothing too special. We had a great time there and I would highly recommend this place.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/12/2008
I forgot about this place after not having been in so many years. Service was very attentive and the place was jammed by 8PM on a Tuesday. Appetizers were the bass carpaccio and the hamachi. Main courses were the scallops and the salmon.. All wonderful.
Posted by UWS Hero on 02/24/2008
Ate at Mercer Kitchen last night with a large group of friends. Great place, decor, drinks and scene. We had a great time. The food however, was mediocre. I have no problem with this since I had such a great time. But a Jean-Georges restaurant? Come on. You're better than that.
Posted by cocoNUT on 01/26/2008
I enjoyed my appetizer, but their bread (exactly how old was it?) gave us all an unwelcome jaw workout. My pizza crust was burnt, and the waiters took turns trying to snatch my plate from me while I was still not even half done with my food. Otherwise, I liked the decor and the music, but they might want to re-think the quality of their food and service.
Posted by Tankdelight on 01/25/2008
I dined here last evening with two colleagues. Two of us ordered from the Dine Out NY menu ($35 fixed price) and one ordered a la carte. We were all extremely pleased. The steamed shrimp salad with champagne dressing was great and the salmon entree was also very flavorful (and i usually don't enjoy salmon). The desserts were rich and tasty and because we waited quite a while for them, we also received a complimentary plate of cookies (which were simply delicious). I would come back here 100 times. It is a little pricey but you do get what you pay for at this kitchen.