The Mermaid Inn - Chelsea

4.8
78 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
What 78 people are saying
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vipGoodPeople
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, excellent prepared food and excellent service

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RobertG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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vipCarlosH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, decor and all around dining experience!

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patrickd
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour was amazing as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome new addition to the neighborhood. We can’t wait to go back! Love the lobster roll!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a birthday celebration and sent a request they do something nice. And I’d have been fine if it’s not something they typically do, but they ignored it and did nothing with zero mention.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love all mermaid inn loc

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RachelT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the happiest place- I felt comfortable with the spaced seating for COVID precautions. I felt honored because I was there celebrating and the waitress gave me a pudding and sparkling wine as a 'congratulations!' It was just a really feel good experience and I was dining alone. What a treat! I'd definitely come again next time I'm in the city.

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Taylorp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the happy hour martini.

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DaveT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food, ambience, service, clean decor; no complaints only gratitude.

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ServerWhoDines
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t stopped thinking about our meal at The Mermaid Inn all week! Everything was absolute perfection. Thank you to Sam & Matt for making our Christmas Eve feel like a true holiday!

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SamuelY
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything good!!! Services, food, decoration are all nice. Too bad no dessert menu though.

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vipgeneB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was such a good experience. Service and ambiance was great.
Food was wonderful too. Good value also.
We will definitely return

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vipLeen
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Mermaid Inn on the UWS and wanted to give the new location a try. It did not disappoint! The food and atmosphere were amazing. 5++++ stars.

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TomG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great, elegantly decorated space, very good food, ample drinks, friendly service.

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Mariano
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always GREAT - except this time had a screaming infant/child ruin the ambience.

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DMP107
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent cocktails, attentive waitstaff and a lovely environment. We had a great time.

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LivingInLALALAND
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mermaid Inn has been a favorite for years! We came during happy hour for delicious (and very affordable) east coast oysters, salmon tartare, New England clam chowder and more… all fresh, and perfectly proportioned. The vibe was cheerful yet calm, the service elegant while friendly and casual, the food, and cocktails were delicious. We loved the Hot & Dirty—perfect drink for a crisply chilly night!

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vipmarioC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Only had oysters

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FrankB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner here last night. Food and service were excellent. Would definitely come back when I’m visiting again.

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dorothyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful dinner with family. Loved the seafood tower-super fresh fish.

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vipcalavera73
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Mermaid Inn (all of them) the menu is consistently good and I have the go-to dishes that I love. The service is always good and the Chelsea outpost is no different. Congrats to the team as they have down to a well-oiled machine with fantastic cocktails, service, and food!

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AntonellaT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, food and service. We loved oysters, claim soup and cocktails. Recommended

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to live in NYC and was visiting with my husband the other weekend. It was great to be back at one of my favorite restaurants. The night we went you all were busy, which made me so happy. All the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great except the tables are very small and very. Lose to each other
Otherwise a great dinner
I would go back for sure

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vipCNYC18
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood, it doesn't get any better then this.

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vipDavidB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My server was absolutely amazing and attentive and the timing of the food was excellent. Their version of ceviche was a nice presentation and an interesting combination of flavors of citrus juxtaposed with pepper. The hush puppies would have been delicious if not so heavily salted, so had to enjoy them for the duration of the meal and not just as an appetizer. Finally the COD was delicious, but again the bitterness of the greens did not pair well with the sweetness of the accompanying purée.

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StuartE
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, and the complimentary chocolate puddings at the end of the evening were a nice surprise. The happy hour menu is a particularly good value.

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vipMSGNYC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Amazing service and great happy hour. Fabulous neighborhood restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, good food lovely evening!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, oysters were great and very fresh. Would not go for the simply grilled salmon again, as it’s $27 vs the salmon entree for $29. Same piece of fish

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ganeshagirl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good. A bit loud, but cheery and festive. Great lace to go in my neighborhood. Good quality, a tad expensive, but look forward to happy hour with friends in the future

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viplyndah
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Photographs are awesome. Food was delicious. Can’t wait to go back

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Randy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was super. We had the lobster escargot style appetizers, 18 oysters to share for three of us. Then I had the Branzino, it was amazing. The server Dave was very nice and friendly and explained his suggestions. The complimentary pudding for dessert was perfect. I’ll definitely come back since it is the only great restaurant in west Chelsea where we live other than casual spots which are good to great but not amazing like Mermaid Inn was this time of the last two times I’ve been since they opened. Danny: Thank you for opening up here (again)

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jcp1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful new addition to Chelsea. Pretty place, great food - staff is extremely professional and just lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful. The food was all great. Excellent ambiance.

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carolh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and service! And they even brought dessert for my birthday! Thoughtful.

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vipDavidwillgetmad
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional as was the food. Looking forward to returning.

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 78 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.