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The Mercer Kitchen

99 Prince St. (Mercer St.) Send to Phone
212-966-5454 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Magician Vongerichten conjures up a spectacle of flavor out of (practically) thin air.

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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The Mercer Kitchen, New York, NY

The Mercer Kitchen Restaurant Review

: Located in the hip Mercer hotel, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s eatery matches the chic vibe. The subterranean power-bar, lounge and restaurant boasts a dining area that extends to the turn-of-century brick walls and out under the sidewalk vault so guests below can see passersby overhead through glass bubbles in the floor-ceiling. An open kitchen and a glassed-off area feature high communal tables. Chef Christopher Beischer oversees the ethnically eclectic menu, which includes appetizers such as steamed shrimp salad with avocado, mushroom and tomato in a Champagne vinaigrette or fresh mozzarella and cherries with green and purple basil and watercress. As for entrées, we recommend the New York strip with gingered shiitake mushrooms, caramel soy-infused sauce and french fries as well as the steamed skate with tarragon, sesame seed, asparagus and sushi rice. The warm Valrhona chocolate cake is certainly appropriate in a Vongerichten-led kitchen.
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