The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.7
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3094 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
The East Village's favorite fish shack is now an Upper West Side favorite as well, thanks to a second location at 570 Amsterdam Ave. near 88th St.

Swim on over for Mermaid Inn favorites like the lobster roll with Old Bay fries, seared skate wing, Mermaid fish tacos and the Happiest of Happy Hours.

he uptown location also features an expanded raw bar, brunch and the same casual and cozy "shore feel" as the downtown spot.

Danny Abrams, who has owned and operated some of the city's most beloved restaurants (including The Red Cat and The Harrison), is the principle owner, and Michael Cressotti is their corporate executive chef.
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New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mermaid Inn is the perfect seafood restaurant that every neighborhood needs. The menu is imaginative, the food fresh and delicious, the service professional . We are fortunate to have this as our neighborhood fish spot.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service, really lovely environment, great menu and deelish food!

l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Cheerful charming restaurant with delicious food

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Love it here, but even though we had a reservation they still gave my 80yo mom a hard time about what table we could have. But it was great otherwise.

NE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great Happy Hour Menu!

TW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Have always loved this place. Found it very loud this time, primarily due to one very loud and inappropriate party. Food was good as usual, service very good.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Not many gf df options for a pescetarian with allergies unfortunately. Waitresses was awesome only complaint re her was that when serving free desserts she realised I couldn’t eat it and offered coffee instead which suggested it was free, when actually we were charged for it.
Food not bad but just maybe for ourselves not as good as expected especially at the price.
Side note brussel sprouts with pecans was AMAAAAZING!!

LL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience all around. Service, food, ambience! !!!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, as always. Never disappointed here, except when Jen left.

t
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The noise is overwhelming. The only time to time here is at 5 PM or sit outside even if it is 20°

RK
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place, good energy, excellent service. Not the place to go for the finest cuisine in the world, just excellent fresh, well-cooked seafood in a lively atmosphere.

LG
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Menu needs to be updated, enlarged. Pretty loud, but fun.

VS
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had the oysters happy hour and they were just amazin! Great octopus salad too, cocktails could be better.

H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent staff. So attentive. Food was super. Loved the kale salad and my tuna was a big portion and so tasty

OT
Tokyo
12 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a great experience ..... good food and honestly, the service is amazing. That goes a long way.

AC
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time there. It lived up to the good reviews. Great upscale, casual atmosphere. Inventive cocktails and fish dishes. We all thouroughly enjoyed our food. The sever was professional with an engaging, but not overbearing presence. I will go again.

a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am a regular. I am there usually every Friday night. Even as a vegetarian I find a few things. I also appreciate a few of the staff who value regulars.

AW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and great brunch menu. The cheeseburger is one of the best I've had!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great New Years Eve! The special fixed menu was amazing and a great value. Ethan and Mike were both amazing. All of the staff was really friendly and engaged, especially for a holiday I am sure they would have preferred to spend with friends and family.
The Risotto course was out of this world and for a spot that specializes in seafood, the steak was one of the best I’ve had!

H
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Going to The Mermaid Inn has become a New Year's Eve tradition. It's a great menu, wonderful food as always, and exceptional value. A fun, busy atmosphere for the evening as well, without being completely packed. Highly recommend

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Year Eve prix fixe meal was outstanding. Food was really excellent and portions were huge considering the low $75 price. I often eat there but this menu was above the usual standards.

CL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and service was wonderful!

TC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious as always! Host, DC, was so welcoming! And I loved the hat & dirty cocktail with extra peppadews!

NT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our third time at The Mermaid Inn on the UWS. The food has always been good and we love the atmosphere. This is a great brunch spot and a good place to bring friends and/or family.

SP
Dublin
22 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service are outstanding
Best

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the Mermaid Inn! We eat there each time we are in NYC.

SL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Good service. Take advantage of happy hour for discount.

EW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t love it more.

OT
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Happy Hour at the Mermaid Inn is paradise for a NYC oyster lover. We ate a dozen each. They are a fabulous place to have in the neighborhood.

M
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really good food at reasonable prices with excellent service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I go beers all the time with friends and family. It has a nice ambiance for date night in the the evening. I like the cocktails !

g
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the Mermaid Inn. Have been several times and always have a wonderful time. Food is great and it has a lovely convivial atmosphere.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was very nice, lived up to the reviews.

C
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service and food! Mermaid’s happy hour is not to be beat on the Upper West!

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, friendly waiter, great food, nice table location. All around really good meal and experience.

A
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for Happy Hour and were impressed by the warmth, efficiency, ambiance and food. The host was amiable and when my husband asked for a nice table, he took us to a great table by the window which was festively decorated for the holidays. As soon as we sat down, we were offered water and menus. Our server quickly followed and took our order. She was lovely with a sparkling personality. Throughout dinner she checked on us without intruding and gave us warning when Happy Hour was ending for last call. What a star! The Happy Hour drinks and food menu were full of choices and extremely good value. Oysters were fresh and ample. Fish tacos were well prepared with nice chunks of avocado and fresh fried fish. We also took vegetable sides like beets and shishito peppers. Portions were ample and well prepared. This is our neighborhood happy hour spot and we will continue to go. Quality never varies from the height of summer to the depths of winter. I highly recommend it to all!

RB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Happy Hour is such an amazing deal, love that you can get it at the tables. Oysters were top notch. Service also wonderful. Love it there!

HW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really friendly server, delicious food (shared oysters and clam chowder, and then i got seared tuna and sauteed kale (10/10) and my partner got the clam linguini. Delish!

PB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place and the happy hour!

A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

So accommodating to our infant car seat and extra baggage :)

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