The Mermaid Inn Uptown
The brunch never misses theThe brunch never misses the mark and the atmosphere is always pleasant. We count it as one of our regular, neighborhood favorites...5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood restaurantWe had a wonderful experience at the Mermaid Inn in NYC. This charming neighborhood restaurant is right around the corner from where our son lives and he and his fiance eat there often. After just one experience, we can understand why. Friendly staff, excellent seafood, spicy bloody mary's....all made for a great experience and a promise to return soon.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAh spring!Outdoor dining on a lobster roll. What could be better!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as alwaysThis is the 8th time at Mermaid and I love it more each time...happy hour is great, fish tacos are great and the drinks always come through....5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a hitI come here at least 2x a month and it's always a fantastic experience. The food and the service is impeccable. Don't miss the happy hour from 5-7pm.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe host was a buffoon, aloof.The host was a buffoon, aloof. Luckily his errors brought us to the back table in the cozy, charming room. Chris and Guy were excellent, the Hama-Hama oysters were a delight.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal and wonderful service.Great meal and wonderful service. The Cajun Po boy is only served at lunch and was a highlight of the meal. I think they should have a few more healthy brunch options. Also breakfast food was a little greasy. Overall though it was a great experience on the UWS.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice combinations ofVery nice combinations of contrasting ingredients in the plates. Grilled octopus appetizer came with apple, cherry peppers, jalapena peppers and was garnished with nicely sharp watercress. Entrees had similar combinations of flavors.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Hour menu is fantastic.Being a seafood lover, it's hard to bet this neighborhood place. Their happy hour menu is superb with dollar oysters and shrimp corn dogs. I've never been disappointed. Service is fantastic, but we've lucked out with the same server each time and he's attentive without overbearing. There's no dessert menu here (which saves me any temptations) but they give everyone a little chocolate mousse at the end. It's delicious and rich, and guilt free as its a gift!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI have always loved the EastI have always loved the East Village location of the Mermaid Inn, and was so happy to find another location in the Upper West Side. Great happy hour, delicious food, and friendly staff make this a place I will keep coming back to.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome raw bar. The grandAwesome raw bar. The grand platter was delicious and impressive. The lobster rolls were perfect4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a very fun place,This is a very fun place, with fresh food (oysters, little necks, lobster, fish) and great service.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent asThe food was excellent as always. The fish tacos are a must! The staff was great (including being understanding when are guests were very late and they were able to hold our table).4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for brunch!My boyfriend lives in the neighborhood and we were trying to switch it up for brunch rather than going to some of our usual haunts. Luckily we stumbled into Mermaid Inn, and it was a fantastic experience! Great food--the scrambled eggs I had were very well prepared and fluffy, the chicken sausage was tasty, and the bread they put on the table was fresh and delicious. On top of this, it was the perfect brunch atmosphere (not too noisy but still energetic) and the service was wonderful. Didn't rush us, kept filling up my coffee--we can't wait to go back!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMermaid is always a good placeMermaid is always a good place to gowhen you are in that area and catch catch either the brunch or dinner.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and exceptional service!Our experience at Mermaid Inn was terrific. On every level -- from being greeted to seated to ordering, being fed and having our plates cleared, the service was warm, professional, well timed and exceptional. Having the manager check in with us, at the end, to see how our experience had gone, meant a lot to me. It is rare, now, to get that kind of attention. It is very clear that the Mermaid Inn is well run and cares how its customers are treated. This was not my first visit and it will, DEFINITELY, not be my last. The seafood was fresh and delicious. The happy hour deals, before dinner, were great. The seared calamari salad has left me craving, ever since. I loved being seated in the back room and will visit, again, soon!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing oysters. Very helpfulAmazing oysters. Very helpful suggestions from server.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBEST Bloody Marys and much more....Have had two great brunches with groups within the last couple of months -- food has been delicious, attentive service, and great atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible seafood. The clamsIncredible seafood. The clams and lobster were especially good. Can't wait to go back.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMJust love this place. IfJust love this place. If you like seafood, you need to check this place out.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMwe are returnees from outwe are returnees from out of town, will make this a tradition due to great fish and fine service. Noisy4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMi love this place. i wouldi love this place. i would recommend it to anyone!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply put, the best seafoodSimply put, the best seafood and raw bar options in NYC.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will definitely be back!We walked past this place so many times and never went in. Wow, we were so pleasantly surprised. The place had such a great, lively vibe. Food was excellent except portions were a bit on the small size (the only negative here.) Service was friendly and efficient and food came out so quickly. We will put this in our regular rotation of neighborhood spots.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOle ReliableExcellent lobster rolls. Service is gracious as always.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent seafood. We hadExcellent seafood. We had the spaghetti with fra diavlo sauce and seafood == absolutely delicious, and the fish of the day (branzino) -- prepared perfectly. The waitperson was friendly and attentive even though the place was busy. Wonderful, relaxed atmosphere. We will definitely be going back again soon. Also, the french fries seasoned with Old Bay are a treat.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI go to Mermaid at least monthly.I go to Mermaid at least monthly. It's a solid find on the UWS...the food is consistently good and the fish is very fresh. Oysters and Old Bay fries are always an excellent starter to every meal.
The service is always top notch.
Beer and Wine list is limited but good.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding meal, wonderfulOutstanding meal, wonderful service. Highly recommend the calamari appetizer and skate entree.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA Perfect PlaceGreat oysters and fabulous everything else on the menu. Just go!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's always a really good meal !This restaurant is always a pleasure. It continues to bring great service with excellent food.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious - Fun!This was my second time at the Mermaid Inn Uptown and just as good as the first time! The lobster sandwich is delicious as are the apps - specifically the kale & the peppers. There is no dessert list, but a delectable little espresso cup full of chocolate pudding to sate your sweet tooth. Our server was charismatic and helpful. Will definitely go back. It was packed at 6:30 so, make a reservation!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely back room, with friendlyLovely back room, with friendly and helpful wait staff1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM