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The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.8
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3345 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Valued guests,
We are so glad to be back and are committed to doing everything we can to keep you and our staff safe.
Join us for Happy Hour every day from 4:30pm-6:30pm!

• Please adhere to the 1 ½ hour reservation time so that we can limit the number of people in the space.
• Masks must be worn any time you leave the table.
• While seated, please put your mask on when staff comes to the table.
• Our menu is available to view through the QR code and single use menus are available upon request.
• Silverware has been pre-rolled for your protection, and will not be changed during your meal unless requested.
• Please take advantage of our contactless payment system.
• Please adhere to the floor markings to keep a social distance when visiting the restroom.
•Please know how much we value and appreciate you!

-The Mermaid Inn team

Support The Mermaid Inn Uptown during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3345 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipreenie
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food and service was excellent as usual. The outdoor set up was beautiful and comfortable, the only issue was the tarps covering the sides of the tent made so much noise when car or truck sped by the street and sucked it out and it bounced back in - not pleasant!

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vipEllenD
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The lobster roll with french fries was outstanding!

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KimN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Happy Hour and great food! Staff is very attentive as well

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food as always. Server, Jesse, was knowledgeable and welcoming. A must go to in Upper West Side

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STACIEH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Sidewalk seating is a little odd and a little scary. But it is what it is. Prefer indoor dining at this establishment.

MM
vipMichelleM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food never disappoints. They have done a nice job with the outdoor tents. However being closest to the road the traffic whooshes by you and it is a bit startling. I would request to be either on the sidewalk or at an inside table next time. Service was also great!

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June
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Christian and the rest of the FOH were very attentive

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, great food, comfortable outdoor setup

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SeanC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food, felt safe and clean with social distancing and lots of tables available.

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vipDizzy
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We are grateful to Mermaid Inn for staying open and being creative about welcoming NYC'ers back for restaurant dining. Thank you to everyone who was working when we visited Mermaid Inn. We will be back and stay strong.

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vipFishLover
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I have been coming to this restaurant for many years, and I am glad they found a way to stay open during the pandemic. Seating outside on Amsterdam is noisy of course, which took away a little bit from our great experience, but that was my own choice. Food was great, as always, I thought the fish was way too small for what they charged for. I get it that we all have to help keeping our restaurants in business, but $26 for a little piece of cod with no sides is steep. Oysters were stellar as always, also on the pricey side. I will return for sure, just not as frequently in order to preserve my budget...

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vipRobertaS
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely separated outside dining. Wonderful early bird snd great brunch

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vipsushilover
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. They surely know how to run.a restaurant. Great food at all times.

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Conchi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was outstanding, they adhered to Covid guidelines and they were very welcoming.

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Chris
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For my wife's birthday, they creating and amazing experience. Service was top notch, the beverages were well mixed, and the seafood was fresh. we will be back.

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vipFoodMaven
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Server was inattentive and completely absent. We were a party of 2 and after my companion said they wouldn’t be drinking alcohol, the server told me she recommended a bottle of wine with the fish stew. For one person?? Makes zero sense.

Supporting staff were great. Outdoor tent felt like a wind tunnel and every time a car passed, the plastic whipped so loudly one couldn’t hear their companion diner speaking.

Food was mediocre and definitely not worth the price tag. The “jumbo” crab cake was a small crab and breadcrumb puréed patty—no lump meat whatsoever and smothered in a horrible kimchi sauce.

The oysters and lobster roll were delicious—would get again if I ever go back.

Definitely bummed by the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great.

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WalterK
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was really good and the heat lamps were an added bonus to my outdoor dining experience.

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vipNathanB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best seafood on the UWS. Great ambience. Great value.

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clifford
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

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vipTexxtiler
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the initial greeting at the reception area to departing after dinner, we were consistently met with kind attention (and presumably smiles under the masks) and words. The service was outstanding and the food was expertly prepared and delicious! Our friends we brought for their 1st time were thrilled with the restaurant.

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viptravelingman47
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

A bit of a disappointment this time at the mermaid which is usually not the case but today after sitting at the table for 20 minutes without ordering we were advised that the brunch menu was over and that another menu was being served which had very few choices on it. We made the most of it with the best of it and ordered a salad and some beer battered shrimp which were soft and mushy and quite unappealing. And though no fault of the restaurants the sound of the ambulances and firetrucks rushing by constantly was most disconcerting the sound of the traffic was so so loud that it was hard to even speak for much of the time we were there. I doubt if I’ll return for brunch anytime soonI’ll stick with what they do best at dinner time

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DonnaC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service and reasonable prices. Would recommend!

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Coko
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The street noise is really unbelievable. Also homeless people walking up and down the sidewalk.

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alisonn
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was outstanding. We had the chorizo cod and the simply grilled salmon. We also shared the Brussels sprouts and hush puppies - which were beyond delicious. They sat us right on time and the service was excellent We can’t wait to go back again!

JM
vipJoelM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The team here continues to do a wonderful job of creative a safe, delicious, and intimate dining experience.

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vipkate
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVE MERMAID INN! The oysters happy hour is amazing. I was happy to see the clam chowder is back on the menu:)

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StephanieH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s a favorite of ours! Never disappoints. Their outdoor space during COVID is great!

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vipK175
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ate outside. Their tent is very comfortable. Would go back.

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Diningenthusiast
London
22 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Mermaid Uptown!! They've done a great job with the outdoor dining, and the food and service are as wonderful as ever.

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vipSuzzym
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

the seared tuna with peanuts and cauliflower rice was so good!

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vipshanagement
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for providing a safe environment for outdoor dining and serving delicious food! The space is great and the staff were wonderful.

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vipjodi
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Mermaid has done a great job transitioning to outdoor dining and most recently to indoor. Food is always consistently good and the staff is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place can’t wait to go back . AmaInf service amazing happy hour deals

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HerbertM
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love the Mermaid Inn.

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vipGbelle
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outdoor dining setup, delicious food and excellent service!

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vipAndiS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

This is a good outdoor option during restricted dining. Servers wore masks and were efficient. Menus are scanned via your phone rather than handed to you. The tent and surrounding planters are charming and the food was delightful as always. Will be going back!

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vipwacky24
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed! the mini lobster roll on the happy hour menu is MUST!

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ColterL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ate outside for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. The food was terrific as always, and we greatly appreciated the complimentary champagne! Also, impressed with the COVID protocols and cleanliness of the entire experience.

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MaureenE
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch like the “old days.” We appreciated the efforts the Mermaid Inn UWS has in place for health and safety during the pandemic. We felt comfortable throughout our meal. Importantly, the food was fabulous as ever! Five extra-loving appreciation stars!

FAQs

The Mermaid Inn Uptown is rated 4.8 stars by 3345 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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