The Mermaid Inn Uptown
Swim on over for Mermaid Inn favorites like the lobster roll with Old Bay fries, seared skate wing, Mermaid fish tacos and the Happiest of Happy Hours.
he uptown location also features an expanded raw bar, brunch and the same casual and cozy "shore feel" as the downtown spot.
Danny Abrams, who has owned and operated some of the city's most beloved restaurants (including The Red Cat and The Harrison), is the principle owner, and Michael Cressotti is their corporate executive chef.
First time at this restaurant. Service excellent. Very noisy.
Service was non existent!!!! The food is wonderful and the restaurant is adorable-but it lacks hospitality in spades!!!! The maitre needs to be more approachable
great services, cozy, delicious food.
Really delicious oysters
Food is consistently satisfying and very creative. Service is as professional and available as the most expensive restaurants in the city!
Love mermaid inn! Will be back
Happy hour at The Mermaid Inn offers great value on delicious food ($1.25 oysters, $1 clams, yummy fish taco for $3.50) and drink (I recommend the hot & dirty vodka and the Aperol spritz), with efficient, courteous service. Unfortunately, due to its popularity, be prepared to be packed into the cavernous space, resulting in roaring, reverberating acoustics that make it hard to hear and necessary to shout. Still, it's an enjoyable experience.
Loved the food and service was great. They are also very kid friendly. Brought my 10 month old baby and they gave her a coloring book and crayons.
Food is great. Just very loud.
Favorite restaurant on UWS. Food value spot on with many options. Space is nicely designed yet welcoming and casual. Lobster roll on par with Maine! Not to be believed Happy Hour 5-6 with great variety including $1.50 oysters among the best I’ve ever had and $8 cocktails.
Always an excellent experience
like always it was a great night. I love how MI shares happy hour with great prices with their customers.
thanks again for having us:)
First time here. The codfish was good, but the New England Clam Chowder used too much flour to thicken the soup, so it wasn't as creamy as it should have been; it was more pasty. Compare with the same soup at Luke's Lobster, also on Amsterdam Avenue. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.
Mermaid Inn is always a favorite. The service is attentive and food is consistently delicious. The noise inside can get a bit much at times.
The Happy Hour is quite excellent. Never just Blue Point oysters and some nice sides as well. Do get reservations if you want be "happy."
The BLT salad with lobster was a perfect summer brunch selection.
Always wonderful. Jeremy is perfect at what she does.
I love the vibe and the seafood. The happy hour menu is always a favorite. $1.25 oysters is the must have. But the appetizers are great and cravable. I have traveled up and down the east coast, eating at seafood restaurants and shacks, but I always wind up comparing them all to the Mermaid Inn.
Fantastic atmosphere, great service and tasty oysters. Wonderful happy hour.
We have visited Mermaid Inn several times and always enjoy the wide selection of food. The last few times we ate there we noticed that serving portions were smaller, including french fries and chocolate pudding.
Service was a little slow, but it was happy hour.
Great daily happy hour with $1.25 oysters and drink specials for 2 hours!
Good value because it was happy hour. However, some food was prepared ahead of time and served cold.
I love Mermaid Inn's happy hour! Always wonderful. The value isn't quite what it seems on the surface (from looking at the menu online). For example, a cup of soup is truly about 4 bites of soup in a micro-sized cup. The tacos are hors d'oeuvre-sized but priced at $3 each (which, in my experience, is the price of a full-sized taco. The oysters are a great value!
Keep in mind that if you make a 5pm reservation you won't be seated until about 5:10pm. The restaurant OPENS at 5pm and a line starts down the street around 4:30/4:40pm. The waiters, though pleasant, are always a little stressed and rushed because all their tables are being filled at once rather than staggered. The service is incredibly quick, but it's best to not be a very needy customer if you arrive at the beginning of the happy hour.
The noise level was unbearable and we were presented with the bill before we finished eating.
Fabulous as always! One of my favorite spots in New York.
Great food terrific service - love happy hour
I’m a frequent patron. The NOISE level is outrageous. Thankfully it’s not the blasting of lousy music which makes the restaurant do loud. It just must be that we all seem o have the need to talk too loudly. Perhaps you can begin with your staff and encourage them to (1)talk softer and (2)make minimal noise when they are cleaning and setting up a table. Please try. It will make for more pleasant dining big and a more pleasant work environment
My husband, mom, and I enjoyed Sunday brunch at the Mermaid Inn Uptown. The menu had so many great options - including those for vegetarians like myself -- and our food was prepared deliciously. Service was professional and accommodating and the atmosphere was upbeat, but not too noisy. We will definitely return.
This is one of my go to restaurants on the upper west side. Food always good - you have to like seafood. Service excellent. Not a place to go for a quiet dinner as noise level is up there. But if you want some clams and oysters followed by a superb lobster roll or other fish - it's great.
Charming restaurant with great food, a happy hour and fabulous brunch,
First time we’ve ever been to brunch at the Mermaid Inn and it didn’t disappoint. AMAZING oysters and service and food
Food is always good. Our service this time was excellent. Noise level is a little high- hard to hear your dining mates in the back room. Solid neighborhood restaurant!
The restaurant had a great vibe and the happy hour seafood and drinks were impeccable. The waiter was okay and when you get your check you got a fortune fish and a chocolate pudding. Will definitely be returning.
Excellent oysters and food. Good service and nice selections of wine. Highly recommend
The Swordfish special was overcooked and had very little taste.
The linguine & class sauce was awful and probably the worse dish of it's kind I have ever had.
The pasta was overcooked, the sauce had zero flavor except for the butter. The clams were so tiny with very little meat. If this is how the dish is served, I would strongly recommend taking it off the menu. I ran one of the most famous seafood restaurants in the world (Joe's Pier 52) which was located at 52nd street in NYC, so take my word for it, I know what I'm talking about. Overall, it was one of the most disappointing dining experiences I ever had for a restaurant which came highly recommended.
Treated my son to a dinner there recently as I like to introduce him to restaurants in his neighborhood that are interesting and affordable. I was surprised by how large the restaurant is - an inviting sidewalk presence plus a series of rooms in what looks like it might have been a converted townhouse. Food was great - we particularly liked the Lobster Knuckles - Escargot style! Service was also great and I thought it was a great value for the quality of the food and the environment.
Food as always delicious. Our waitress was aloof and just ok. Service was overall poor on this visit.
The Mermaid Inn always delivers. It's a lively after work place or an early dinner place. The food and service are always consistently good!
Great food n service. Menu selection is a little small, but the food is great.
This was my Birthday Dinner.
It was excellent.
Service was a bit slow; our entrees took quite a while. There were only 4 crackers in a small pail on the table, not that much for 4 people to nibble on while waiting. A bit pricey for the size portions too. A bit disappointing.
The only thing I would ask is after the reservation is confirmed in a note from open table that the restaurant not then contact me again the day of the reservation.