The Mermaid Inn East Village

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
New York’s favorite fish house serves up classic seafood specialties in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Restaurateur Danny Abrams’ flagship Mermaid Inn — dubbed an inexpensive version of Le Bernardin by New York Magazine — features a cozy, secluded garden in back, sidewalk café in the front and a dining room that’s always buzzing. The cuisine and décor are sure to bring back your favorite memories of New England.

Specials

Happy hour at the Mermaid Inn

$1.25 OYSTERS, DRINK SPECIALS AND HAPPY HOUR FOOD MENU available anywhere in the restaurant regular menu also available

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 12, 2019

Ends: January 13, 2118

Availability: Tue-Fri 5:00PM-6:45PM

Happy hour at the Mermaid Inn

Start early on the weekend! 4PM-6:45PM DRINK SPECIALS AND HAPPY HOUR MENU available anywhere in the restaurant regular menu also available

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 12, 2019

Ends: January 13, 2118

Availability: Sun 4:00PM-6:45PM
Sat 4:00PM-6:45PM

ALL NIGHT HAPPY HOUR MONDAYS

ALL NIGHT HAPPY HOUR DRINK DEALS AND SPECIAL MENU
available anywhere in the restaurant
regular menu also available

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 11, 2019

Ends: January 12, 2118

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-10:00PM

What 1712 People Are Saying
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LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful happy hour & great ambiance. I’ll be returning.

DT
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good and all day Happy Hour on Mondays!

AD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

the salmon and lobster knuckles were good

K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best happy hour around! Till 7pm even on the weekends. The east village location also has plenty of outdoor seating, which is wonderful in the warmer months.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

the happy hour oyster quality is unstable but overall above average

BF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always dinner was great . Great service . Great drinks . Great atmosphere . Very cozy decor and interior .... My first time in this location and I liked it .... usually we go to one upper UWS my favorite one :-)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 5

Quality of food and service was way below the type of service

JW
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

After seated wait service was non existent. Never asked for another drink or how the meal was or if we wanted coffee afterwards.

D
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great to have weekend Happy Hour on drinks + oysters/other food = good value.

t
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. I was seated immediately. My server was excellent. My food came out timely. The oysters were great I had the lobster roll. It was delicious. The place was great.

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fun evening at the Mermaid Inn last Friday. Noisy and crowded, but we didn't really mind! Appreciated that we could get happy hour hors d'oeuvres and drinks at the table! Fried calamari was delish, as was the linguini with clams and the special of the day - striped bass with roasted veggies and croutons. Small cup of choc pudding for dessert was a nice bonus! Worth a visit.

CJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed many of the happy hour offerings. The food was delicious. Servers were friendly and attentive. Enjoyable music and atmosphere.

MJ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! My favorite was the tuna tostada and the crab spinach dip. I do think it's odd that the crab spinach dip came with crackers though, I think they could've been more creative. We sat outside in the backyard which was a really nice vibe and the service was incredible!

B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at the mermaid Inn. Chris our server manager was very good at the job! We will be back soon.

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service and food was great! Only issue was a mother next to us was allowing her daughter to play episodes of a cartoon out loud on her phone. I wanted drinks and lobster rolls, not Peppa Pig lol. But that’s not The Mermaid Inns fault really, just inconsiderate people!

KN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Especially oysters

x
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Love the Mermaid Inn, but not a good place to have a drink before dinner, as the bar is taken by people eating, which makes it tricky, tight, and no fun. The manager checked in on us to make sure we did get our drinks but with tables open in the main dining room, having no space at the bar for a DRINK is really annoying. We were seated promptly, and the food from the oysters to the complimentary dessert were all delicious. However, I did not appreciate the staffer with the iPad hovering past our table every 5 minutes (literally) to take notes on where where we were in the service. He came by more often than our server did. It was distracting and really annoying. This was a birthday dinner and we were in and out the door in under an hour, and went elsewhere for an after dinner drink, as we were not offered a dessert menu. We felt rushed, so we didn't request one, and all agreed it was time to go. I would probably go back for the food, with a lower expectation on the experience.

C
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Mermaid is a fun place to go and happy hour is a good deal but the entrees are really lacking in any excitement. Both the striped bass and the salmon were very ordinary with no particular interesting flavor or marinade. For the price, it’s boring. Still love the pudding and the fortune telling fish, though.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Lobster roll, drinks, and calamari was great. Salmon sashimi had literally no taste and crab dip was too fishy (I know fishy is fishy, but the bad kind of fishy). Still would go for happy hour but would be more choosy.

B
New York Area
822 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Don't miss clams on the half shell: they're great! An off menu special was catfish, one of our favorites, but it was only okay: too, too dry, even with tartar sauce and lemon squeezes. And it was cooler than room temperature. Perhaps cooked earlier...? Regardless, one of our favorites: we'll return.

MH
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been dining at the Mermaid Inn East village for 10 years or so? NEVER disappoints. Well priced wine bottles, great oysters, awesome fish tacos! And that little chocolate pudding cup... Service is excellent as well. Looking forward to the new Chelsea place!

FF
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely outdoor space in the back, lots of sailing paraphernalia and good service make this worthwhile. Food is only average.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters very good nice ambience

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible, quick service by Jamie. Great seafood! Could have done without the loud sorority girls sitting nearby.

MB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Super noisy on a Friday evening of course,,luckily our reservation for 6:30 was outdoors.
The salmon was about 3”x 3”.... come on, I was hungry afterwards and for $27.00
I am not a big eater, but that’s not a realistic portion for an entree .
The chocolate pudding at the end with a bday candle was a nice touch for my friend.
So, I would not return or recommend .. maybe happy hour, but so noisy !

KO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Good food pleasant staff no complaints

a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I'm used to the one on the upper west side- although I haven't been there in a long time I liked the old menu better when it was more fishy- like steamers and lobsters etc- the menu now was pretty good just not what I was in the mood for- however the garden in the back was charming and quieter for conversations

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

GREAT waitress (she was so relaxed, no rush, very attentive), delicious food. Overall wonderful experience.

CA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice meal at the Mermaid. Food is great and service was friendly.
It's a bit noisy and table are bit too close together is you're aiming for a quiet dinner.

LF
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My friend and have been dining at the Mermaid (all three location) for 5 years. we like lower east side the best. Everything is usually spot on and this time the friend oysters where especially tasty (we love that sauce) The only thing that fell a little short oddly enough was the raw oysters. Something wasn't quit right about them. One was inedible and they had a little grit that we are not used to, otherwise great as usual. Don't worry, we will be back.

LG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

reliably excellent food. always excellent service. one of my favorite places

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mermaid Inn never fails!

VE
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for our wedding anniversary dinner. Everything was perfect

BB
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated promptly at 6:30 on a busy Saturday. The food, wine and staff were excellent. While busy, front maitre d'hôtel woman expertly handled the rush Of patrons.
The back area is an excellent oasis from the rigors of New York.
Kudos to the kitchen, wait staff and the management for developing an excellent restaurant.

MC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can never go wrong here at the mermaid Inn… Food is always exceptional and the drinks are pretty damn good too!

TE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid food, great service and a nice atmosphere. This is a go-to for us. Great quality food and service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing, I loved how I put in the app it was my anniversary and

JC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to here for our anniversary on a Saturday night and were treated with outstanding kindness and consideration, even though we arrived at 6:30pm to take advantage of the happy hour before having the rest of our meal. Our server was incredibly kind and let us take our time while checking on us the exact appropriate amount of times. They even threw in an extra appetizer and dessert in celebration of our big day. We loved sitting on the back patio though the day was quite hot. They run a very tight ship, and you can just tell their happy hour operation and the management is just on a higher level than the price point calls for. Exactly what I'm always looking for as a New Yorker. Haven't been this impressed by a place in a long while!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the oysters on happy hour and the lobster roll. Tacos were flavorful. Calamari was also yummy. Nice ambiance and polite servers.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great meal! Great service and delicious food. We ordered the special scallops and they were wonderful.

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