Mercer Hotel
99 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

Appetizer: $9 - $18
Entrees: $ 20 - $ 35
Prix Fixe Lunch (3 courses): $ 25
(Tuesday through Friday)

The Mercer Kitchen, located at The Mercer Hotel at 99 Prince Street, was officially launched in early August with renowned four-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at the helm.

The 150-seat restaurant, located on two levels of The Mercer Hotel, features a menu of American Provencal cuisine. The concept of the "hotel as a home" extends to the restaurant as a casual family kitchen. Christian Liaigre, the noted French interior designer, has designed the Kitchen and is also responsible for the highly acclaimed look of the hotel. The Mercer Kitchen comprises a lobby level tea bar and café and a lower level main dining room enveloping an open kitchen.

The main dining area, which extends beneath Soho's famous cast iron and glass sidewalks, features rich wenge wood furnishings, original brick walls and an open kitchen layout, including five long "family tables" in addition to banquette and bar seating. "It's a totally different way of eating," says Vongerichten. "You're surrounded by chefs. It's as if your parents' kitchen was run by a team of gourmets."

Inspired by the casual, simple elegance of the setting, Jean-Georges has created a relaxed menu that emphasizes pure, locally produced ingredients. The sense of being in the kitchen is further enhanced by the unique organization of the menu and the food preparation areas. The menu includes dishes from various food stations: the raw bar, the salad bar, the pantry, the wood-burning oven, the rotisserie, the pastry oven and the tea bar (which boasts a selection of 25 custom blended teas) - just like being in your own kitchen.

The hours of The Mercer Kitchen are 7:00-11:00 A.M. seven days a week for breakfast; 12:00-2:45 P.M. seven days a week for lunch (café only), and 6:00-12:00 P.M. Monday through Saturday except Sunday until 10:30.

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