The Mermaid Inn Uptown
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
Never seen such a clean environment- almost obsessively so - and food and service both outstanding as well.
Coleman is the best!
This is one of my favorite seafood joints in the city- best clams (raw) ever!!
We love Mermaid. The food is always excellent. The service is second to none. This is our favorite restaraunt.
Great seafood and atmosphere! One of my favorites and now it has become a favorite of my friends as well.
Great as usual
Yummy oysters and wonderful mixed drinks and wine menu. Great fish options and a happy hour that should not be missed.
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.
We had a wonderful time!!! The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be back!
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.
Exceptional food and extraordinary service. Every time!
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.
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.
Great ambience and amazing bartender. The food of course was delicious
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
Great service and happy hour!
Outstanding as usual. The clam chowder was out of sight
Favorite happy hour. Delicious oysters and clams. We were in great hands with Jessie, friendly, fast, and efficient.
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!
Delightful time - food was very good, service was wonderful and we were very relaxed.
The Mermaid Happy Hour is one of my favorite UWS things to do!
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.
Every plate was delicious. Great waiter. Attentive service. Love how the menu choices were different from my last visit 4 months ago.
I went here twice in one week, the location was perfect, can't beat the $1.25 oysters or the happy hour drinks menu!
The reservation was honored, mini lobster roll was excellent!!
Good food and service
So amazing as always. Cons
It’s a great place for happy hour! $1.25 oysters!
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.
Great food, as always.
As always, we had great food, drinks and service.
Food and service great, as always
One of my favorite restaurants in the entire world!
Simply fantastic in every way! Superb food and service. A wonderful evening had by all.
Lovely east coast decor, great food (especially the seafood) and good service
Incredibly fresh oysters, and amazing seafood dishes. Our go-to for a fabulous seafood heavy dinner on the UWS.
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"
Edie and I had a wonderful time.. The staff was attentive and always serving. This is our “go to” place for dining.
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!
Amazing happy hour menu items and signature cocktails. Ennoy tasting in small plates or indulge in great entrée.