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Mermaid Oyster Bar - Times Square, New York, NY

Mermaid Oyster Bar - Times Square

4.7
4.7
711 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Mermaid Oyster Bar is a family of casually sophisticated seafood restaurants born in New York in 2003.

Starting out in Manhattan’s East Village as a spot-on rendition of a casual New England fish shack, The Mermaid Inn has morphed into an American seafood brasserie, replete with style, hospitality and a menu marked by bold and seasonally inspired cuisine. The Mermaid Inn has been designed to evoke the feeling of being on a mini vacation in a small seaside village.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Oyster Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–5:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 675-9794
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Our private rooms are available for intimate gatherings, whether it is a birthday, corporate meeting, celebration, and more. Let us make your event unforgettable! We can seat up to 280 people!
  • Neighborhood
    Theater District
  • Cross street
    We are located at 127 W 43rd Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 711 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

711 Reviews
  1. ApparelBob

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service team led by David!! Thanks for the great experience!!

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  2. Dania

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and food. We van a fantastic time !

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  3. Josue

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch before a 2pm show. Had the prix fixe, which was a great deal. Our salads were fantastic. In hindsight, they were big enough that was probably enough food. Cheeseburger came out much closer to medium raw than medium. My chicken was overcooked and the fingerling potatoes could have used some seasoning. All in all, good. We'd definitely come back.

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  4. Michele

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it!! We can’t to come back in May!! Drinks were great!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great servers got us in and out in time for our show!

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  6. MarkG

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time at the Mermaid. Happy hour is a great value with fresh clams and oysters, delicious drinks and prompt and courteous service.

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  7. Annie

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The folks who have expanded from the original Mermaid Inn are definitely not into quality control when it comes to their seafood dishes. I ordered the pecan crusted cod - which I'm not wondering if it was really cod. The fish was thin, mealy and small. At $36, I expected at the very least, a dish that was up to the standard of the original Mermaid Inn. Not the case. The plus - at the Times Square location, they definitely get you in and out for your theatre show.

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  8. LeoS

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the services are 10/10. I went back after my first visit and I will continue to visit for the food and amazing service.

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  9. Willie

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Happy hour menu is a great value and its not restricted to the bar

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  10. Bjorn

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mermaid Oyster Bar is a very good restaurant in an area - Times Square - where you mostly find really uninteresting places, or even really bad. Wonderful greeting at reception. Swift and professional service. Very good food, however the clams were somewhat sandy...

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  11. GG88

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for a quick bite before a matinee show. Had the clam chowder and raw bar tower. It was fresh and tasty. So many clams in chowder. Oysters were top notch. Would highly recommend!!!

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  12. EricB

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent seafood. Very fresh. Service was also excellent.

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  13. foodie

    New York City

    100 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The oysters were small and tasteless same for the lobster roll

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend. Food and drinks were delicious and service was excellent. We were seated immediately.

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  15. Janet

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good. We had the lobster knuckles, oysters, steak, linguine with clams, angus burger, jalapeño cornbread, and kids chicken tenders. Everything was great!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh fresh fresh! Excellent service as well! This place is a keeper. Had dinner after a matinee - was able to order of the happy hour menu.

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  17. lovekeywest

    Key West

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was perfect! The host was very kind and we saw him hustling between seating people to taking orders! The food was very good, we had the lobster knuckles, ribs and steak sandwich. Service was excellent. Will be back!

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  18. Freddie

    Atlantic City

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Salmon was prepared well and very tasty. As was the Shatito peppers. Charging for bread that is less than diner quality is a bad starter. As was $18 for 3 oz. of red wine. I walked out feeling taken by another overpriced and undervalued Theatre District restaurant.

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  19. JaneH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Who said there's no good place to eat in Times Square?Great spot for quick dinner before heading to theatre. Food was exceptional. Bartenders were friendly and knowledgable about the menu. Cocktails, excellent - and I am super picky. Will be back.

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  20. TwylaN

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently amazing food and drinks. Server was overwhelmed and not the most attentive.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you think you don’t like kale…order the kale salad…it will change your mind! Scallops app and pecan crusted cod were also terrific. Best cappacino ever, also!

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  22. anonymous

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a long time since we’ve seen each other and the server couldn’t have been more sweet and accommodating as we stayed at the table for a long time. The fish fry was bland and flavorless. The potato wedges needed seasoning and the sauce given was not well made. There are much better items on the regular menu, which we will go back for.

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  23. LindaZ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience, delicious food and great service are what keep bring me back to Mermaid Oyster Bar in Times Square. Met a friend here for a long overdue dinner. We ordered hush puppies and the kubocha pumpkin salad as starters - delicious! He then had the salmon with mushrooms as an entree, and I had the pecan-crusted cod on a parsnip puree. There wasn’t a morsel left on either of our plates. Then we shared the decadent brownie sundae for dessert. We left overly full, but so happy! Great 2nd visit, and I’ll keep coming back!

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  24. CrystalR

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a fantastic place to bring kids before going to see & Juliet. The food was outstanding, and the service was terrific. Highly recommend to anyone. We will be back.

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  25. Smite

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t tell you what to eat but for shell fish lovers it’s the place to go!!!!!!

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  26. AriannaG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My Aquarius waitress was great . I wish I remembered her name. She gave great suggestions. Very honest and attentive. Food was yummy and I was delighted by how calm the restaurant was for a Saturday night dinner!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was great! We love this place! Bartender was friendly and made great drinks!

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  28. SFM61

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrific service and great food. Happy hour menu a great value. loved the lobster knuckles and our cocktails. A wonderful mother daughter pre show spot. only complaint: can you turn up the lights just a liittle? Neither of us could read the menus! We will come back.

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  29. GeorgeaP

    New York City

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great. Service was friendly. The only problem we had was that the coffee (lattés) was served lukewarm. Even after we sent the first batch of coffee back to the kitchen, the replacements they served again were also lukewarm.

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  30. Irishaco

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with the girls - the happy hour was great (both food and drinks) and the service has been wonderful for such a busy spot. Definitely a place to visit and close to all Broadway theatres.

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  31. GR8FUD

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Here for a birthday celebration, first time at this location. Did not disappoint. Great food, service, and atmosphere.

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  32. Willie

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value. Love that you can sit at a table and enjoy happy hour--not limited to bar

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  33. mnbnyc

    New York City

    250 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    250 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a relatively new place which is a great addition to the locality. Good fish and shellfish, reasonable prices and nice ambiance. Well worth visiting.

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  34. Peggy

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters were outstanding as was the lobster knuckles escargot. All our food was very good.

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  35. NickBurns

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience - Oysters on point and wonderful bartenders

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  36. JakesTakes

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with the salmon tartare and shishito peppers. Salmon was delicious; peppers were good, just a bit oily. I usually order the tuna, but tried the fried chicken this time. It did not disappoint - and the jalapeno cheddar cornbread was an added treat. Service was top-notch, too.

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  37. TrePazzi

    New York City

    167 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    167 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went we friends for early dinner after theater. The food and service were very good and prices reasonable. The happy hour is very good (especially the oysters).

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  38. KatherineL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Time Square location, a little thrown off by the menu and happy hour changes. Still had a good time and can now check off list of Mermaid Inn locations.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Salmon tartare and fish tacos!! I’m sure we will go again!!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Mermaid Oyster Bar - Times Square offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 675-9794.

Mermaid Oyster Bar - Times Square is rated 4.7 stars by 711 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mermaid Oyster Bar - Times Square

127 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036-6565

Additional information

  • Cross street
    We are located at 127 W 43rd Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Theater District
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–5:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Oyster Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 675-9794
  • Private party facilities
    Our private rooms are available for intimate gatherings, whether it is a birthday, corporate meeting, celebration, and more. Let us make your event unforgettable! We can seat up to 280 people!
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