The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.7
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3166 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Valued guests,
Your health & that of our employees remains our top priority. We are actively following all guidelines as they becomes available from the CDC. All sanitation guidelines are being followed w/ heightened focus & awareness. We’ve always prided ourselves on the cleanliness of our restaurants which all have A ratings from the Dept. of Health. Still, we are increasing vigilance & taking the following extra precautions; We are hiring an extra person whose sole focus is to constantly clean during the night w/ antiviral cleaning agents. We have added more hand sanitizing stations. We are checking in w/ staff upon arrival to ensure they are able to work & asking those who don’t feel well to stay at home.
Please know we are taking every precaution to prepare your food as safely as is humanly possible! We have re-doubled our sanitizing procedures & are taking safety very seriously.
As New Yorkers, we’ll pull together & emerge as a stronger community.
-The Mermaid Inn team
What 3166 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never seen such a clean environment- almost obsessively so - and food and service both outstanding as well.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Coleman is the best!

SS
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favorite seafood joints in the city- best clams (raw) ever!!

LC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Mermaid. The food is always excellent. The service is second to none. This is our favorite restaraunt.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great seafood and atmosphere! One of my favorites and now it has become a favorite of my friends as well.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as usual

F
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Yummy oysters and wonderful mixed drinks and wine menu. Great fish options and a happy hour that should not be missed.

l
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great as always. Happy hour is awesome the fact that I have to write 50 characters in this makes me never want to review anything again on this site.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a wonderful time!!! The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be back!

h
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

This is our first trip to the Mermaid Inn Uptown and is was an ok restaurant but we have had many more enjoyable meals at other restaurants in the area. We found most of the food to be pedestrian lacking in imagination and creativity. The only food that stood out for the evening was the fried oysters and we had 5 appetizers and 4 main courses. Just an ok place but not worth another trip.

SP
Dublin
25 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food and extraordinary service. Every time!

RS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We could not have chosen a better place to share a long awaited dinner between four friends. From the moment we entered the restaurant the staff is extremely welcoming.
Everything from the mini appetizers ( and we tried almost all of them) to the main course was delicious. My friends raved about the oysters and the shrimp and avocado sliders. Everyone enjoyed their main course including the cod, the lobster roll, and the linguine with clams. Our waitress was excellent; she was friendly, professional and funny. She answered all questions and made perfect suggestions. Thank you for making our dinner a totally joyful experience.

MU
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Happy hour at the Mermaid Inn always is a treat: those mini-lobster rolls! The tiny mugs of clam chowder! Mini fish taco! And a glass of Blanc de Blanc. My dinner-mates chose oysters and more oysters. We all went home happy.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and amazing bartender. The food of course was delicious

M
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

This time we were seated in the upper part which was very dimly lit and noisy. The service was good and, in general, the food was good. The problem with my order was that the portion was very small. We were able to speak to the manager and he added another portion to mine, however, we should not have been served such a small portion in the first place

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and happy hour!

F
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as usual. The clam chowder was out of sight

PE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite happy hour. Delicious oysters and clams. We were in great hands with Jessie, friendly, fast, and efficient.

AW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The noise level was lively but low enough that we could have a conversation with others at our table. The food came quickly, was hot, and good. Loved it!

s
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delightful time - food was very good, service was wonderful and we were very relaxed.

CG
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Mermaid Happy Hour is one of my favorite UWS things to do!

R
34 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Mermaid Inn exceeded all our expectations, we wanted something different from downtown Manhattan and the menu really stood out.
The oysters and clams were so fresh and the fish tacos were the best we had ever tasted.
Really looking forward to going back to NYC and first stop will be The Mermaid Inn.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Every plate was delicious. Great waiter. Attentive service. Love how the menu choices were different from my last visit 4 months ago.

i
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went here twice in one week, the location was perfect, can't beat the $1.25 oysters or the happy hour drinks menu!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

The reservation was honored, mini lobster roll was excellent!!

h
New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good food and service
Consistent

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So amazing as always. Cons

i
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s a great place for happy hour! $1.25 oysters!

u
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We had a 7:30 reservation, but were sat after 8 pm. The maitre’d made a remark like “we are sorry for the wait but we will take care of you.” It implies something might be coming our way due to the long wait, but nothing did. Which would have been fine had he not said anything.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, as always.

JN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, we had great food, drinks and service.

ZC
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service great, as always

SN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the entire world!

AL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply fantastic in every way! Superb food and service. A wonderful evening had by all.

AG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely east coast decor, great food (especially the seafood) and good service

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredibly fresh oysters, and amazing seafood dishes. Our go-to for a fabulous seafood heavy dinner on the UWS.

DF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is simple yet elegant. All of the entrees are flawless, but the highlights of the evening were the crispy Brussels sprouts with Pecans and the cocktail "dark and stormy"

LC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Edie and I had a wonderful time.. The staff was attentive and always serving. This is our “go to” place for dining.

T
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was not unusual to walk into this particular restaurant on a Friday evening to find it full of a mix of families, coworkers, and couples on dates—indeed, that’s the reason so many people love the Mermaid Inn. It’s always an excellent meal in a cozy setting with fantastic, friendly, well-informed staff. I made the reservation a week and a half ago because I was interested in the seared duck breast special. But that is not to say their seafood isn’t delicious; it is. I have never had a meal that I didn’t rave about from Mermaid, and while I expected a portion of a duck breast that was well-prepared and plated, I can honestly say that I couldn’t have been happier when an entire duck breast showed up perfectly seared and seasoned. The root vegetables and frisée salad were wonderful accompaniments, and the complimentary chocolate mousse is always a delightful finish. Many thanks, and kudos for another job well done!

SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing happy hour menu items and signature cocktails. Ennoy tasting in small plates or indulge in great entrée.

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