Quintessentially SoHo, the Mercer Kitchen memorializes the neighborhood’s industrial roots with a preeminent brick and cast-iron foundation. A minimalist Jean-George concept, the kitchen ushers palettes to delight in the uncomplicated.
While the space is explicitly industrial, modernity is melded harmoniously with dark, highly glossed surfaces, and touches of lilac and white. The main floor is drenched with the most delicate light. This is where an afternoon beverage and dessert can really be savored. On the other hand, the lower level is more sensual, intimate and dark. All sorts of details are consciously considered, including the volume of the music, which is delicately amplified in the restrooms.
For brunch, the french Toast with caramelized apples is pretty grand. It’s uncomplicated and the apples are beautifully caramelized. For dinner, consider the sea scallops with pea greens ravioli, a great example of a triumphed dish made with very little ingredients.
99 Prince St. (between Mercer St. & Greene St.)
New York, NY 10012