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The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.7
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3171 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 everyday from 4:30pm-6:30pm!

• 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. At this time, we are not accepting cash payment.
• Please adhere to the floor markings to keep a social distance when visiting the restroom.
• Please adhere to the 1 ½ hour reservation time so that we can limit the number of people in the space.
•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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 3171 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KCMP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We’re so glad Mermaid Inn has opened for outdoor dining. The food is as good as ever and they setup a great patio to accommodate many guests.

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Ahl9307
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. I come back here every year.

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Shannon
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on the second day of reopening. Everything went very smooth from our point of view. Tables are spread out comfortably. They build a raised and covered table area in the street parking. It didn’t feel like you were in the middle of a city street. They use a QR code to look at the menu which is genius and saves paper. Happy hour oysters are still a go!! We ordered 2 dozen and all the food was as good as ever. Still one of our favorite restaurants. Tried the hush puppies and shishito peppers and I would highly recommend them. You also still get the chocolate mouse at the end of dinner. Schedule a reservation! Walk up service is almost impossible at most restaurants at this time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff worked so hard to make everything perfect and the food was beyond delicious.

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vipjodi
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were so excited to be there for the first night opening eating outside. They did a Beautiful job, everything was perfect. The city should allow outdoor seating like this every year without needing permits($). Restaurants are working so hard just to survive, please make it easier for them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Coleman is the best!

SS
vipStephanieS
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!!

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LenC
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as usual

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vipFrmragnt
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.

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lesliew
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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!

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vipherjak
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.

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vipSusanP
Dublin
25 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food and extraordinary service. Every time!

RS
RemaS
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.

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MavisUWS
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

M
vipMerry
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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and happy hour!

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

Outstanding as usual. The clam chowder was out of sight

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vipPECNYC
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.

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AbbyW
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!

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vipsssss
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
vipCGNNYC
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Robbie
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.

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Cathy
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.

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vipiheartbeer
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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vipharsue
New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good food and service
Consistent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So amazing as always. Cons

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

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

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vipunclegus
New York Area
12 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, as always.

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

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

ZC
vipZinC41
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service great, as always

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

One of my favorite restaurants in the entire world!

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AdamL
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
AudeG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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The Mermaid Inn Uptown is rated 4.7 stars by 3171 OpenTable diners.

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