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The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.7
2217 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
The East Village's favorite fish shack is now an Upper West Side favorite as well, thanks to a second location at 570 Amsterdam Ave. near 88th St.

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.

On Sundays, join The Mermaid for Lobsterpalooza: $28 for a pound & a quarter lobster, red bliss potatoes & grilled corn on the cob. The 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Monday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 799-7400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Cressotti
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
88th Street
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Parking details
There is free street parking available after 7pm Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. Parking Garages are also available in the neighborhood. Garsch Garage-212.724.6927 (24hrs)
181 West 87th (Columbus/Amsterdam)
Quik Park
207 West 88th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)
Central Kenny Garage- (24hrs)
214 West 88th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)
Icon- 212.874.9899 (24hrs)
205-209 West 89th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)
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Public transit
We are located near the 1 train at 86th Street & Broadway, near the B,C,E trains at 86th & CPW, and near the M104, M11, & M7 bus lines.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2217 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Amazing! Loved the staff and the food was incredible

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

As usual, everyone was extremely nice and accommodating which is why I often dine at Mermaid Inn

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Retirement party

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vipRobertN (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

As Pete Wells at the Times said last year, we’re a little starved up here for good restaurants. Thank you, Messrs. Bradley and Abrams, for this one. It’s fish, fish, and more fish, terrifically done. Salmon on a bed of brussels sprouts, breaded cod, it’s all done simply. The happy hour bar food Is great if a little aggressively priced. The sliders are perfect with a beer or glass of wine and also as an appetizer. Speaking of appetizers, the octopus is especially nicely dressed up. There’s no dessert menu. You get handed a small cup of pudding with whipped cream and that’s it. No choice, no charge. Which is fine. If you live anywhere from Lincoln Center on up, put this on your regular list.

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shnh (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

As always, great service, excellent food, friendly ambiance. We are lucky to have Mermaid in the neighborhood!

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vipDMCT (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The brunch selection was limited, but my Niçoise salad was very good. The service could have been better. The waiter spilled coffee on my suede boots and did not apologize or offer to do anything about it.

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Citydiner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Love the decor, waitstaff is nice enough, and the window seat that we had was spectacular for a sunny Sunday brunch in February:)

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vipNewyorker (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The brunch is fantastic. Farmer’s market is healthy and delicious. Pancakes are yummy! Very good energy at brunch - one of the best on the west side.

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JMH22102 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great food and service with pricing that is worth it.

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vipgracie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

It is so good that we reserve every Thursday night for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I have been to the Greenwich Village location and the food there was much better. The clams and oysters on the half were way too fishy. The oyster with chorizo special was good but the chorizo was overpowering. Evidently there is no dessert or coffee because we were brought our check immediately after the last dinner plate was taken. There were multiple times our waitress came over to the neighboring tables and did not come to ours or even look in our direction while our drink glasses were empty and an appetizer was served and I didn’t have a fork. Just not what I had expected since I had a great experience at the other location.

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AnthonyL (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We enjoyed a lovely Valentine's Day dinner with superb food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Took the wife here for Valentines Day. Made reservations one month in advance and was happy I did. We were seated within 5 minutes of showing up. The place was very full and turning away walkins. Food was very good but short of great. Service was good but I was initially brought the wrong entree. The waiter fixed the mistake quickly and without hesitation. Also of note, even though it was Valentines Day, the restaurant honored their happy hour menu! Big plus in my opinion. I’m looking forward to going again.

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sherry (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Good happy hour options to get a taste selection of the menu at reasonable cost. Kid's menu's available. A bit crowded/noisy in the front room, but more space in the back (more romantic too). Service has been great on the numerous occasions we have eaten here. No dessert menu, but the complementary chocolate pudding is yum!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food and service exceeded expectations

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Robin (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

As always it was delicious and the service was fantastic. The happy hour special is a great value. I will be back soon for some more oysters and clams.

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vipBarbara (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We eat here often.
Saturday's meal was just awful.
I couldn't eat the "special" appetizer of flamed (3) oysters @ &16.95.
They were served tepid, with a plateful of wood chips????
What genius decided to put wood chips on a dinner plate in a dim restaurant where the diner might mistake them for something edible, as I did ?
Poor decision, poor preparation.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Oysters for happy hour.
Very comfortable.
Nice wine list.

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ilove2eat (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

As usual, never disappointing. Our go to place on the UWS for delicious food, great happy hour, great staff, and atmosphere.

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KarenM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Had a reservation arrived early! Seated immediately. Server Mike was very attentive. Food arrived quickly and was delicious 😋. Will go again!

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Fantastic happy hour. Attentive service. Intimate little neighborhood spot with wonderful seafood--I wish I had this restaurant near me as I'd dine there all the time.

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LindaHandTomOFeb2017 
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Was in NYC for performing an Off Broadway show with companion and wanted to experience a good seafood restaurant. Googled and it was one of 10 best in NYC and it was dead on. Easy to find also. Excellent on all levels!!!!

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TexFem (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Love the reception, the food, the attentiveness of the waitstaff. For me, the flaws are the noise level and the close proximity of the tables.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Food fab as usual. Oysters tad too costly. Waiting toooo long for reserved table.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Sooooo good! The food is unbelievable and the service is so attentive. :)

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Everything was fab! The crab cake is amazing, octopus was delicious! Highly Reccomended.

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PMFNYC (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

The fish tacos and shrimp sliders were served cold and the taco shells were burnt. G&T’s, oysters and clam chowder were very good. Service was prompt and polite.

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vipRose (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Beautifully prepared fish, excellent service, a bit crowded but great atmosphere.

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Lizadams (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We had special guests join us. My husband and I arrived an half hour early, no traffic on the Henry Hudson. We were seated immediately, despite the fact that our guests were not there. It is a crowded space, but it feels comfy. Our waiter was helpful and attentive, but not intrusive.
Most importantly, the food was delicious. We had a lovely time.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Another fine dining experience at the mermaid inn. Got my fill of happy hour oysters. Had two excellent entrees of tuna and special linguini white clam with arugula.
Will be back again on my next trip in the city.

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