The Mermaid Oyster Bar
Oysters oysters oysters.. and moreThe oysters aren't cheap, but they're delicious and the Mermaid Inn has a great selection. But many of their other dishes are not to be missed as well, so don't try to fill up on oysters alone. We had corn lobster fritters with a honey sauce that were amazing, and the mussels were also out of this world... plump and mild and wonderful. The place can get loud, so don't bring grandma unless she has her hearing aid in.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOysters at Mermaid InnThe Oysters here are always delicious. Along with the two daily specials at Happy Hour there are many others to choose from. The shrimp and avocado sliders are superb, as are the fish tacos and the fried calamari! I can't wait to go back!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty Happy HourWe came for happy hour and the $1 oysters and service were fantastic and hard to beat. We were just disappointed by the value for money for the mini fish tacos and sliders. The portion size was far too small for the price. Lesson learned, but will definitely come back next time just for the oysters!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe waited 55 minutes to beWe waited 55 minutes to be seated... They gave us a free round and some hush puppies but that is a LONG time to wait. And, we had tried to get reservations for 8:30 but they told us they only had reservations for 8 and 10...so we got out of work early, rushed there, and then had to wait for almost an hour. This has happened most times that I've eaten here. But the food/ambiance/servers are all great, so I keep going back...4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat OystersWent there with a friend and we had the best time. We got there earlier than our reservation and they sat us immediately. We took advantage of there dollar oyster happy hour. Our waiter was the best, he made sure we always had a drink and got our oysters to us as soon as we were finished with the ones we had. I suggest trying their "Hummingbird" drink.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTreat yourself at the Mermaid InnThe Mermaid Inn continues to provide great service and deliver delicious food items. Oysters were fresh and perfect as were the cocktails! Love it here.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOysters!I frequent both the East Village and the West Village branches of this establishment and am never disappointed. Food is always great, service always very friendly. The East Village has outdoor seating and may be better for groups, West Village more intimate, both have same great menu and Oyster Happy hour!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious seafood at reasonableDelicious seafood at reasonable prices. Great happy hour!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious oysters and oldDelicious oysters and old bay fries. Definitely the place to go for a great deal and good food!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Mermaid Oyster Bar wasThe Mermaid Oyster Bar was great, we tried many types of Oysters that we can not get in Upstate NY. Service was great and atmosphere was very nautical!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomenessI've only had good experiences here and the free pudding thing with the mood fish at the end always pleasantly surprises me. The server I had was really nice and made sure we had time for one last round of happy hour treats.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMfun, great food, great cocktails.fun, great food, great cocktails. a little noisy but we were able to talk over dinner.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, the food was veryOverall, the food was very good and the service, although a tad slow, was decent. We had 2 waitresses because one was in training and they were both very nice. They answered our questions and took the time to explain our options when it came to oyster selection. This selection wasn't as big as I'd expected considering the name of the restaurant, but in a way that's good. Less overwhelming. It was a tight fit in the dining area but where our table was located, we hardly noticed until the servers had to give us our food or refill our wine glasses.
I would definitely recommend this place to friends and come back for more of the delicious oysters.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHard to beat their happy hour.Hard to beat their happy hour. Oysters are always fresh, service is fast. Get jam packed for happy hour.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat but busy Happy HourEven though I had made a reservation, we waited over half an hour to be seated during their busy happy hour. We had to order quickly after we were seated in order to get it under the Happy Hour deadline. Service was great. Our server was very attentive even though it was very busy. The appetizers available for happy hour are pretty good portion sizes for the price.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always like to share smallWe always like to share small plates as if it's a tapas joint. We usually go to the location on the Upper West, but really enjoyed the MacDougal St spot as well. Great, energetic vibe to the place.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Those OystersNever fails to please. The $1 Happy Hour oysters are a great lead-in and keeps you coming back. The full menu feels a bit limited but what is on it is done quite well. And, the service is always prompt and with a smile.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA consistently sure good timeA consistently sure good time with the freshest oysters, crisp wines, lucious lobster and stellar service.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe keep coming back for theWe keep coming back for the excellent seafood, and on the most recent occasion, took advantage of the great value offered during happy hour. The West side Mermaid location, is lively, cozy and possesses a great vibe.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife's water broke duringMy wife's water broke during our meal and the staff couldn't have been nicer and more helpful.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food. Fun wait staff.Good food. Fun wait staff. Good drinks. Affordable wine list. Very popular - you'll need a reservation. Definitely recommend a visit for brunch or dinner.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM