The Mermaid Inn East Village

4.7
1614 reviews
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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 Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.7

A staple in the Infatuation playbook since back in 2003 when we were standing in line outside of terrible Manhattan night clubs and listening to nothing but Brand New and 50 Cent. The fish here is always fresh and fantastic, and the lobster roll is very solid.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 1614 People Are Saying
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RW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Happy Hour .

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

Always enjoy dinner at The Mermaid Inn. The staff is top notch and the food is always good. Tonight the clams weren’t as fresh as usual but that was my only complaint. Love this place!

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B
New York Area
803 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Some staff problems this time. Perhaps short-staffed? On a Tuesday night? Even the kitchen seemed off. Food that had previously been good was only fair. Just an overall off night. Still, we’ll try again.

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KA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I think The Mermaid Inn's Happy Hour is what makes it so desirable. They have a wide selection of nibbles and cocktails (plus oysters!) to choose from. You get a decent amount for the price, and everything tastes great. Reservations are highly recommended as it fills up fast. And definitely take advantage of the 'all night happy hour' if you can't make it between 5-7 during the week. A good time!

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

Love the food and excellent service!

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing. Tight quarters when waiting for table. We had a reservation and party before us took a little longer than anticipated. The host gave us all a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for waiting. Everyone was incredibly friendly and accommodating and the food was AMAZING!! Will definitely be back!

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P
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and great service. Would highly recommend for a fun night out with friends and enjoying an awesome meal!!

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L
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We got there in time for happy hour. The oysters were great. We had three dozen, so everyone enjoyed them. I had the seafood cioppino, which was very good and nice to have on a raining day. We were disappointed by the bar. The hacienda cocktail was watered down and made us sad. The restaurant was packed and you could feel the energy in the air. If you want seafood, you can't go wrong with the Mermaid Inn. Go for the oysters but stick to wine instead!

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely place to grab a drink and dinner with a friend in the East Village. Drinks can get expensive after happy hour.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great time at the Mermaid Inn! Love their happy hour, our waiter was very attentive despite the place being packed to the gills. Table was a little chilly near the door as people lingered holding it open, but was a colder-than-expected spring day. Outstanding food, drinks, service, and overall vibe!

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BT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best happy hour in NYC!!!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. My go-to for happy houd

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NY
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had eaten at the Mermaid Manor on the Upper West Side, and were hoping that the East Village location would be as good. It is! We LOVED the back room, which was quieter than the front room, and look forward to warmer weather and enjoying the garden. The food is outstanding and the trout special (panko-mustard coating) was original and delicious. Happy Hour is a great bargain, with original cocktails and reasonably priced wines by the glass, plus snacks. There are only two fish (as opposed to much more shellfish) on the menu, but the trout special worked for two of us. Looking forward to returning!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place met all expectations! The food was amazing and I will be coming here try out all their dishes.

What they call the "nearly famous" lobster should be relabeled cause lord knows I thoroughly enjoyed it(highly recommend this entree). I was a bit hesitant on the calamari appetizer but that quickly diminished as the cheese did so in my mouth.

The back room has a beautiful ambiance to it. Hoping to get the outside back room in the summer.

Stop scrolling and book this place!

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E
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We love The Mermaid Inn but the service was a bit off on Saturday night. The food is always great though and we had a nice evening overall.

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SW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot in the East Village for Happy Hour/dinner!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I left my purse at the restaurant and they immediately called me to let me know after we left. I was so happy I booked through open table so they had my contact info!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good

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M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always reliably good. Excellent happy hour offerings.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good happy hour selection, great value for oysters. Beer selection was bad, and some of the waiters were rude.

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TB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I was extremely disappointed by our server. She would ignore us while providing exceptionally attentive service to the tables next to us. How could we arrive first with two people and the table to our right receive their drinks AND food first with 3-4 people? She didn’t even tell us about the special. I heard about it when she told the two tables flanking us about the charred octopus (my FAVORITE) tostada. She also wasn’t helpful when discussing my allergies. I probably won’t be coming back.

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LH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I was amazed at the service. We were not aware of the happy hour calling at the restaurant - it was packed! We arrive at 6:20 for a 6:45 and were offered drinks at the bar and then seated. While ordering appetizers and another glass of wine, the service offered us happy prices as it was still within time. That has never happened before. Kudos for your service and attention to detail. I will return.

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JB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Mermaid Inn's back patio was a great spot for a warm evening dinner. On Monday's, the restaurant does all-day happy hour, which made it even better ;)

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F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely outdoor garden. Great all night Monday happy hour

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great but portion size are very small

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GG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had happy hour food and cocktails. We were very pleased with our food. Got to taste a bunch of things. We were not disappointed.

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RW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best meals I remember eating. We were temporarily forgotten, so there was a period of time when we had no wine on our table, felt we had waited too long in between courses and had to flag down someone in order to place an order. That aside, brilliant, would recommend. Excellent for date night.

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EC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We traveled to New York for a weekend. The food was great and the service was very friendly. We arrived an hour earlier because we caught in rain that did not allow us hanging around on the street, but they seated us right away. We would love to go back if we traveled to NYC again.

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SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Mermaid Inn has become a birthday tradition for my daughter. We've been to 2 locations so far, and this one is larger than the village location. A bit more comfortable. All food was wonderful, and the service is perfect. We'll be back!

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about the Mermaid! The food the vibe, the service. It’s the whole package. Go for Happy Hour and share the small plates as Appetizers! Oysters and little necks are always fresh. A little mug of clam chowder is delicious! The fish tacos are amazing too! The salads are good but the hush puppies are absolutely worth it! Branzino is excellent. Everyone gets a Pot Au Chocolate for a sweet end to a fun meal!

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B
New York Area
803 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Happy Hour cocktails: hot and dirty & bloody Mary, both spicy great. An order of fried oysters (only 2) to get us started, followed by cioppino and a special, skate--all followed by the memories-of -childhood chocolate pudding that everyone is served--plus exceptional service.

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HJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our friendship

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

The service by the waiter Billy was very good, we were able to have an uninterrupted conversation with fellow diners without having to focus on when the food was brought to the table and taken away. The table was in the back and the mode of most other dinners was relaxed and please take. Would recommend this restaurant again especially for friends and family.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date spot, with an even better date :)

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SG
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food. Very noisy especially during happy hour. But will go again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and friendly staff

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Tight location. Good seafood though.

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We love this neighborhood staple.

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TT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Very cute location, though I prefer the upper west location more.
The food was tasty, but wasn't as good as I was expecting. The drinks were delicious.

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