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The Mermaid Inn - Chelsea, New York, NY

The Mermaid Inn - Chelsea

4.8
4.8
397 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Valued guests,
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

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 905-5900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    For private events, please call 212-999-5939

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    between 23rd Street and 24th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    C/E trains 8th Avenue and 23rd Street1 train 7th Avenue and 23rd StreetM23 SBS crosstown bus

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Chelsea's Favorite Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Its O-FISH-ial....Chelsea's favorite happy hour is back! Swim by and get happy everyday from 4:30pm-6:30pm, $1.50 oysters & clams, drink specials and Mermaid favorites like our fish tacos, shrimp sliders and more!

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What 397 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Seafood

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  1. BW

    BryanW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed dinner in the new room, felt like going to a new restaurant after being here numerous times !
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was wonderful. Service was fine. Too much noise.
  3. DO

    DaveO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good, small portions but good. The wine selection is very limited for a seafood restaurant. There was only 1 choice for cabernet. No deserts as well. Overall good value and good food.
  4. RG

    RachelG

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love the Mermaid! I was a regular on the Upper West until they closed, and ventured down to Chelsea instead. The ambiance here is actually better...more conducive to conversation, not as loud. Well worth the trip.
  5. m

    megs

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Mermaid Inn Chelsea was delightful. My 7 year old daughter and I went before going to the theatre. The kid selection is fantastic and she was well occupied with an under the sea activity book and crayons they gave her. Everything I ate was perfect. Wine was delicious and a wonderful complimentary pudding at the end. Service was outstanding! It was also a warm and fun atmosphere. Exceeded my expectations!
  6. JG

    JosephG

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Happy Hour.
  7. e

    ernestl

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything that we had was spectacular from the lobster roll to the cod and especially the clam chowder. It was insane. The cocktails were perfect. Definitely recommend this place and I will definitely go back. I found it a bit pricey, but it was well worth it.👍👍👍👍👍
  8. F

    Fromnewyorkcity

    New York Area

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Our server was so sweet. We will be back!
  9. VW

    VanWallader

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our dinner the Mermaid Inn! Delicious food and excellent service. They even celebrated my birthday :)
  10. c

    cheetah

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    happy hour oysters for $1.50 a great bargain.Lobster roll exquisite.Kale salad hit the spot.Excellent server Julie made our entire experience wonderful.
  11. N

    Newtotown

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quick bite at the bar after a matinee…terrific lobster (escargot-like) and kale salad. Excellent service and good food. Lively scene, nice atmosphere and good neighborhood spot. I would come back for a serious dinner! (Plus the hostess lent me a phone charger, ++)
  12. MH

    MichaelH

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Overall, the food was delicious (two thumbs up for the french toast), service was great, and nice atmosphere. I, however, was slightly disappointed to learn that the kitchen closes down at 2:30p to transition to dinner service -- which is understandable. I don't recall seeing this indicated on the OpenTable site and made a 2:15p brunch reservation. Although me and my group were able to order in time, I would have liked to have known about the kitchen break prior to making the reservation.
  13. B

    Blaze

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mermaid is my absolute favorite restaurant in the city. So worth the cross town travel.
  14. LM

    LindsayM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for their happy hour and were not disappointed! amazing value for the cost. smaller portions. but we got to try so much! the margaritas were great. oysters were delicious. the happy hour fish tacos were smaller than the regular entree. but so so good we got a second order. the salmon tartar was delicious. heavy on the sesame oil and I wouldn't change a thing! the soup was great. super small portion for the happy hour soup but perfect to have room to taste everything! the Brussel sprouts and linguine with clams off the regular menu were also delicious. generous portions. and the prices on the regular menue seemed really reasonable! the service was perfect. checked on us often. and the space was nice. they spread out seating as it filled so we had some nice alone time in our section before the restaurant began to fill. will def be going back and recommending to all!
  15. I

    Inigo

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab as always. Attentive service, great food and a very nice vibe in the restaurant. If I could afford to eat here nightly, I probably would.
  16. j

    jaspe64

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I work as a matchmaker and I set up blind dates for my clients. I've sent dates to the Uptown and Chelsea locations and everyone always the venue. I highly recommend checking out any space operated by the owners. They even brought a free dessert to the table for my most recent match.
  17. c

    camillac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance and delicious food, can’t wait to come back!
  18. CK

    ChrK

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious oysters. Food and cocktails were interesting and very good. Friendly service. It is very busy during Happy Hour but calms down once over. We were not rushed and enjoyed the meal. We will likely return.
  19. KH

    KarenHNYC

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprisingly wonderful. Service was excellent! I’d go back in a heartbeat!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside on a nice day. Had the nearly famous lobster roll. Good amount of lobster on a their freshly toasted bun. Tasty. Well seasoned and not overly so. Amount of butter was perfect on the lobster. Nice to have a bit of that in the bun as well. Good drink selection, the cider paired well with the lobster. Other pub fare was nice as well, friends got the burger which was nice garnished and a very tasty Benedict, perfect eggs. Great spot for brunch.
  21. OL

    OLGAM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I love this place . Staff is always great however I was shocked at the size of my lobster roll. It looked like 1/4 of the size of what it used to be for $32. Just very surprised.
  22. e

    ebrider

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A tad noisy, a tad pricey, a tad limited menu, but overall delicious for what we did get, and excellent service! I wish they had one or two more options, as well as little things like some GF elements. But always good.
  23. DJ

    DJSoni

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. I indulge at least once a month. I love both the Chelsea and Greenwich Village locations. Waiters are attentive and super sweet. Seafood always fresh.
  24. DF

    DonnF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were amazing! It was a great experience, I will be be back very soon!
  25. VM

    VictoriaM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recently had cocktails and an early dinner at this restaurant with 2 friends. We had a GREAT time. The food was delicious, the service was attentive and a good Happy Hour. I know I'll be back!
  26. LG

    LGonzalez

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fresh and delicious, and our server, Yanet, was amazing! We’re definitely planning on coming back. 👍🏽🙌🏽👏🏽
  27. SL

    SamanthaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Wine never empty. I reserved for a bday and didn’t have to ask for a candle in the dessert. My boyfriend was surprised because I never left the table to discuss his birthday. o
  28. S

    Sandking

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had been spending the day seeing the sights when I felt hunger pangs. As we were on the High Line we checked our phones to see what was available. I declared seafood to be the requirement and my friend came up with the Mermaid Inn as the choice. We needed to wait for it to open at 4:30 so we walked more. The wait was well worthwhile. The staff were welcoming, answered our questions, and made a good recommendation when my friend asked for one. It was Happy Hour and we took advantage of it for strawberry margaritas and tiny cups of delicious corn chowder. The ceviche was less of a hit but then came my lobster roll and my friend’s cod. Both were delicious. Fresh lobster overflowing a brioche bun beats the many times in my life vehement the bun overwhelmed the lobster. Add in the amazingly delicious hush puppies that were the best I ever had. Large balls with a moderately dense consistency where the crust was not too dense. Service was attentive and the wooden tables and art work on the wall made the whole experience feel cozy and relaxing. We left filled but not stuffed and went on to another hour or so of sightseeing.
  29. T

    Th285

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love the Mermaid Inn restaurants and used to frequently dine at the one on Amsterdam that just closed. My only issue with this night was actually the fault of another diner, who basically kept her iPhone flashlight on for about 20 minutes, much of it shining right at me, as she tried to make sense of the menu. Uncool!
  30. f

    foodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice oysters, great drinks and pretty good food during happy hour. Definitely recommend
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place! Me and my lady really enjoyed ourselves
  32. MH

    MaureenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dinner for 3,nice table (not tiny & cramped) well spaced. Clams too salty, but otherwise food delicious (2 lobster rolls; one cioppino). Pricy wines, but tasty champagne while happy hour lasted. Excellent server on busy evening.
  33. E

    Edward

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good food
  34. k

    kitty4u

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The host was wonderful and seated us right away. Food was EXCELLENT and service was great. I will definitely return for Happy Hour.
  35. GW

    GhanaW

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love, love, love this restaurant. The food is always superb— and they have a pretty good Happy Hour too! Service was great quality and portions were great as well. Cocktails were tasty and inventive.
  36. J

    Jared

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    top notch as per usual
  37. S

    Selena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kaitlyn/Caitlin's service was incredible during our business meal (over happy hour, of course). Thank you for making us so comfortable!
  38. S

    Sunshine

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall happy with dining experience. It felt a little rushed.
  39. UW

    UWS63

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner. at 7:30pm so noise level was very tolerable. Enjoyed my fish, which was a special for the evening. Took out-of-towners who liked the ambience, food and service.
  40. d

    disappointed

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    service is not friendly

FAQs

The Mermaid Inn - Chelsea offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 905-5900.

The Mermaid Inn - Chelsea is rated 4.8 stars by 397 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 64 times today
Google Map for The Mermaid Inn - Chelsea

227 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between 23rd Street and 24th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    C/E trains 8th Avenue and 23rd Street1 train 7th Avenue and 23rd StreetM23 SBS crosstown bus

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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