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.
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Ring in the New Year at The Mermaid Inn! Between 5pm and 6:45pm, the Happy Hour and a la carte menu will be available. We will be featuring a $75pp pre-fixe menu after 7pm - which will feature 5 courses. The a la carte version of the pre-fixe menu will be offered at the bar from 7pm to close.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Seated on time for an 830 reservation. Restaurant was busy and stayed that way the entire time we were there. Service was attentive, friendly and professional. Overall food was good. Shared lobster knuckles and seared calamari salad. Both of which were really good, actually thought the salad was outstanding. For dinner my wife got the tuna I had the salmon. She likes her tuna very rare and ordered it that way it was a little too ‘done ‘ for her taste and a little bland. The salmon was prepared nicely and the accompaniment was good. Shared a bottle of wine... the complimentary chocolate pudding cups were a nice touch after dinner. All in all an enjoyable evening.
Very enjoyable evening.
Oysters oysters oysters! Fish tacos! Fresh fish entrees! Who cares if you can't hear.
I love this place.
Great food and service.
Excellent food efficiently served. Fun atmosphere. Attentive service.
Had a delightful dinner, and though the place is generally a bit noisy, I asked for s quiet corner, and delightfully the staff found one for us.
The Mermaid Inn never disappoints and I guess that's why it's always busy (and noisy). Great happy hour specials and drinks. Regular menu of course is always good. One of the best restaurants on the UWS.
Always reliable and fun. Last time we went for their routine Sunday night special, whole steamed lobster with clambake sides--potato and corn--and a leisurely catch-up with old friends from far away. Friendly service kept our orders straight and unhurried. A favorite place for oysters happy hour with outside seating in summer.
Food is always good. A bit dark for my taste in the back room.
Really loved this restaurant, Delicious food, great service!!
We had a last minute addition to our original party of 4 and while we were promptly accommodated the hostess was a bit ungracious about finding us a new table. Otherwise, the experience was fair to good.
New to the neighborhood and wanted to try a new place for brunch. My sister was here for a visit and said the eggs Benedict spoiled her for any others. I agree! Will be back again...And again !
Back room can be loud at times otherwise great experience as always
Always a pleasure, love this as one of the great nyc neighborhood restaurants
Service is always superb and fun. Great knowledge of wines and entrees. Noise level is really high so. It for an intimate dinner but it is fun.
Never disappointed - amazing hospitality and great food. Consistently great.
For a meeting with old friends, I thought of The Mermaid Inn, and we were very happy with everything. We got there before 7:00 so we could take advantage of the Happy Hour specials...I especially love the tiny clam chowder appetizer. My friends had salmon and I had cod; all were delicious. Of course the little chocolate puddings at the end were a hit. Glad we went, and plan to try the extension next door, Sirenetta, for pizza.
Everyone is extremely friendly at The Mermaid Inn. The noise in the back room is a problem
Food consistently very good
Always very consistent
Great service and food.
Tables a little small I prefer dinner and not brunch
A very reliable UWS place for a seafood dinner. The clam chowder was tasty, although it wasn't quite as thick as the last time that I had it, which was the best clam chowder I had anywhere in NYC or Boston. I asked for the seared tuna medium rare and it was served just right. We went the night after Thanksgiving -- no cooking!
2nd time there. Oysters wonderful, all dishes delicious, portions good, lighting and decor good. all good. Husband thought tables and chairs too small, but I didn’t think so. And we were seated next to a noisy table, but hey. We had a great evening and will def come back again when we are back in town.
Good restaurant with astonishingly good food for the price. Will go again.
Great happy hour oysters
We've been here several times and everyone is always warm and friendly. Delicious clams and oysters at happy hour. Also enjoyed the shrimp slider, but the fish taco was just ok.
The Mermaid Inn has become our go-to spot for celebrating my oyster-loving boyfriend's birthday. They offer a great happy hour deal on oysters from 5pm-7pm, so we like to make our reservation for 6/6:30pm to enjoy the HH oysters and appetizers before dinner. It's a bustling restaurant and always full, so making a reservation is a MUST if you don't want to wait awhile. Classy and warm, the noise level stays at a reasonable level despite the packed house. It's lovely to be able to people watch, but still be able to hear each other at the same time. The food is delicious, always, and the service is top-notch. I highly recommend the mini fish tacos as an appetizer (be sure to order several as one is not enough!). The lobster roll is fantastic and the salmon is delicious. The one thing I wouldn't recommend ordering is the cornmeal crusted catfish- nothing against the chef, it's just catfish itself is a bland fish no matter how it's prepared! To top it all off, a tiny chocolate pudding cup is presented after every meal. And, if it's your birthday, they even put a single candle in the cup!
This neighborhood gem is charming, amiable and best of all a fine food dining experience for those favoring seafood. The menu is accomodating, and the ambiance has a very positive vibe.
Amazing and delicious. Spend my birthday here and had a great time and enjoyed delicious oysters
Happy hour fried oyster - not to be missed. Only served 5-7pm. Burnt beets are also outstanding . Interesting smiley ketchup with the fries. $1 oysters were from VA last night.
The servers this time did not give us any peace, constantly wanting our orders beginning soon after we arrived and kept interrupting our cocktails, as if there was a rush to get us out. The tables are tiny and close together. Though the food and cost are wonderful, it has become a stressful experience that will keep us from returning, regrettably.
Great find in upper west side! Accommodated us with 5 kids without hestitation. Great experience with great food and cocktails.
Friday night dinner with my wife meant to enjoy seafood. Oysters delicious, Tuna perfect!
Everything about this place is fine, but what really stands out is the quality of the cooking. Yummmm!
The service was excellent, and the food very good. We did not know about their Happy Hour specials, came in close to the end and were pleasantly surprised.
My daughter’s first time at NYC. Very soecial occasion for Mom and Daughter. Recommended by a local friend.
Good, solid neighborhood restaurant. Been many times and it’s always a good experience. They also have inexpensive corkage for anyone who wants to bring a bottle. My only complaint was we had a four person table along a wall and that made things a little crowded for me.
The lobster roll was really bad.
We were celebrating a birthday. The energy was high. The food was very good. We were able to share dishes. The drinks kept coming. It was a little too noisy to have meaningful conversation, but that's not what we were there for.
Top five meal of my life. Absolutely outstanding food!