The Mermaid Inn Uptown
We are so glad to be back and are committed to doing everything we can to keep you and our staff safe.
Please be aware that due to the new NYC mandate, all food and beverage consumption must end at 10pm.
Also note that your selection of "Standard," aka Indoor, or "Outdoor" seating in OpenTable is a commitment to that dining area.
Join us for Happy Hour every day from 4:30pm-6:30pm!
• Please adhere to the 1 ½ hour reservation time in consideration of our limited capacity
• Masks must be worn any time you leave the table.
• While seated, please put your mask on when staff comes to the table.
• Our menu is available to view through the QR code and single use menus are available upon request.
• Silverware has been pre-rolled for your protection, and will not be changed during your meal unless
• Please take advantage of our contactless payment system.
• Please know how much we value and appreciate you!
-The Mermaid Inn team
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
oysters are beautiful & they taste good, too
New England Clam Chowder
bacon & fingerling potatoes
New England clam chowder is yummy like a warm blanket on a cold rainy day.
Outstanding in every way, as always. The staff is doing a terrific job to make everyone feel safe and comfortable during the pandemic.
Delicious meal. Definitely get the calamari salad as an app to start. The fish tacos were delicious. Service was great. Lots of outdoor seating but no heat lamps:(
It was always a good time at Mermaid Inn. Thank you for your great service
I have eaten at Mermaid Inn many times over the years, including four times so far during the pandemic. The food and service is as amazing as ever. I recommend you go, treat yourself, and support this wonderful restaurant.
I know they are waiting on their heaters - it was a bit cold for mid November (33 degrees!) but such lovely people and good food.
Always a great time and amazing food! My favorite spot on the West Side.
No heat lamps! It was a warm day, but I will not go back until they rectify the situation!
Such good food and everyone who works there is lovely and welcoming.
For a covid set up, they are the best in my immediate neighborhood. And thankfully their food is great too! Happy Hour from 4:30-6:30 every day (but check about weekends) is a wonderful plus!! They have discount drinks and great appetizers!!
Amazing first time experience ! Food was excellent, service outstanding, great ambiance and really loved that there was no pressure in having to leave. Will definitely go back
We love coming to the Mermaid Inn, the food is always fantastic - the lobster roll, lobster knuckles, oysters, tuna crudo and the drinks!
We were celebrating a birthday and asked for a dessert menu. Because it was the end of brunch, they didn’t serve dessert. Our waiter surprised by bringing freshly made chocolate mousse with a candle that was really for the dinner crowd. It was a perfect and magical moment during these difficult times.
We absolutely love the food at Mermaid Inn! It's outdoor dining so the environment is quite safe. The only thing is, it's pretty cold outside now, and there isn't a heater in their dining area. So we were all dining with the jacket on which was a little bit inconvenient. It was kinda slow in the beginning, we waited for an extra 10 more min when our party was all present at the restaurant on time. But other than that, the service was good during the meal!
Food is always excellent ! The staff is great. Paulina is especially awesome ! Love this spot
They have done a very good job with managing there are outdoor seating area the fluid was good and service was quite professional for being outside and later in the evening
We were seated outside due to Covid so some questions are not really applicable.
Really good outdoor dining. Server was knowledge and attentive. Food was really good.
I thought it was ok. The tuna was supposed to be very rare abd it wasn’t and it was swimming in oil.
Always a pleasure!
Sat outside in newly constructed enclosure. Comfortable. Lots of space. Temperature was about 60. It was fine inside.
A new experience having to look both ways as you cross the bike lane.
Very pleasant staff. Excellent food.
The raw seafood is yummy; fish tacos savory; po'boy not-to-be-believed. Also, Mermaid Inn Uptown does a terrific job at hygiene practices. I'm in healthcare and felt very safe eating outside and using the facilities there.
Service was exceptional, food was ok.
The crazy bike lane is difficult to navigate but the staff were very helpful there
This is a well known and respected restaurant, and they have made outdoor dining very comfortable. A bit noisy with traffic at rush hour, to be expected, and the outdoor tented area can be quite noisy with the customers conversations. Still a very good place to dine, especially for Happy Hour drinks and menu.
The food at the Mermaid never disappointments. I love the early bird oysters to begin a meal and the chocolate pudding at the end. The waitstaff needs a bit more supervision but I would think that there is a strain everywhere due to the elections and Covid-19 so an inappropriate remark by a tired waiter can be forgiven.
Always a great experience and they have a lovely outdoor set up!
My daughter and I go every other weekend. This last weekend, was my daughter's birthday, and we always sit outside for fear of Covid. But this weekend, we decided to sit inside and I was glad to see that they had installed the partitions for each table. It made me feel a bit more comfortable, and I was still prayerful. The food is ALWAYS delicious!!!! We love it there and will continue to go there. Great Job!!!!
Limited menu after Covid - Took off my favorite salad with tuna and capers
Pros: happy hour where you can reserve a table, seven days a week. Oysters are a must. Other things on the happy hour menu are regrettable
Cons: no heat lamps, making dining when it's <50 degrees miserable.
I go here often, but not since the pandemic. Wonderful evening, clean, safe and delicious
Glad to have the Mermaid back! Food and service was amazing as always!
Went with my sister to celebrate her birthday, and took advantage of their happy hour menu and prices. We ordered oysters on the half shell, fish tacos, crab and spinach dip, calamari, and shrimp & guacamole sliders. All were very good. Our favorites were the fish tacos and shrimp & guacamole sliders. We ordered more of those. (One suggestion to restaurant management would be to serve pieces of crusty bread with the crab and spinach dip instead of saltine crackers). Highly recommend.
Delicious dinner, heated outdoor dining, very clean, tables and chairs cleaned prior to our being seated.
Entire staff did everything possible but reality of traffic noise and pedestrians interferes with the dining ambiance.
The food and service was excellent as usual. The outdoor set up was beautiful and comfortable, the only issue was the tarps covering the sides of the tent made so much noise when car or truck sped by the street and sucked it out and it bounced back in - not pleasant!
The lobster roll with french fries was outstanding!
Great Happy Hour and great food! Staff is very attentive as well
Amazing food as always. Server, Jesse, was knowledgeable and welcoming. A must go to in Upper West Side
The Mermaid Inn Uptown is rated 4.8 stars by 3382 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.