The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.8
3814 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Dear valued guests,

• 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.
• Please take advantage of our contactless payment system.
• Please know how much we value and appreciate you!

If you are dining indoors, please plan to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination for your entire party. Proof may include the New York State Excelsior Pass, your Covid-19 Vaccination Card, or a photo of your Vaccination Card. Minors under the age of 12 will not be required to show proof of vaccination.

Join us for Happy Hour every day from 4:30pm-6:30pm! We hope to see you soon!

-The Mermaid Inn team

Support The Mermaid Inn Uptown during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3814 people are saying
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vipNancyT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious and always consistent. Lovely service staff!

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Anna
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, wonderful ambience. That’s why we keep coming back.

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fred
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service4ambience4

Food was good but overpriced and portions were small. Charging $10 for small plain dinner rolls is ridiculous.

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ShariT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent

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NYCPeach
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first server was not friendly and somewhat rude/in a hurry?
Cristian C (#780) attended us at the end was extremely kind/super attentive, gave us all kinds of excellent recommendations and is generally the kind of server that makes me want to come back.

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ClaudiaG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a solid meal and experience. You cannot go wrong here. Great food and great cocktails and wine!

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TiffanyB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to spot when meeting up with my old boss who lives uptown. This spot never disappoints and this visit was no exception. Loved everything about the meal.

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binda
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love mermaid inn, super enjoyed the happy hour and the outdoor setup, thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great as always!!

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UWSider
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for the Happy Hour and ended up ordering oysters, clams and a few other items on the Happy Hour menu. We also went off the regular menu. The food is very good. The shellfish was only decent - very good for the happy hour price but I'd be disappointed if I had paid full price. The service was excellent and so was the atmosphere.

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vipNYCFoodie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I’ve been here many times and enjoyed it but my latest experience was disappointing. The food mediocre, the outdoor space very noisy. I’ll try it again snd hope this was a single bad night.

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otreview
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating (very inviting, not too close together), excellent server, delicious food. A great experience!

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ceily
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A well run, well managed restaurant with excellent food and a fabulous support staff. Every waiter and bus boy is warm, personable, and exceedingly kind.

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HollyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service to the cocktails to the seafood, everything was top notch! Love the happy hour oysters, too!

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vipJamesB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Oysters were great had 6 of them, Peruvian octopus was really soft and the side salad was good however the octopus had a bit of burnt char from the grill same with the mini mermaid tacos the calamari was OK the sauce was too sweet way too sweet, the complimentary pudding was a nice ending

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vipMkay
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice well prepared brunch. Only quibble is that the menu is a bit limited but that’s not a big deal.

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nycm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting & it was fantastic. Service and food was amazing and we will absolutely return. Restaurant is huge and beautiful.

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vipNicoleS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful service and food! Each and every time!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it-had always wanted to go there and it was better than I expected. Service was exceptional-caring, attentive, warm and efficient-from Hostess to waiter to bus staff. Food was fresh, tasty and very well
Prepared

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MarjorieF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Mermaid on a regular basis
The food and service are great and the nicest, kindest people work there

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BrettS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fish. My family enjoyed the branzino, the cod, the tilefish special, the lobster roll and the oysters . Comfortable outdoors with a roof. Fine service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was super friendly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a while, & it was still GREAT!

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Deirdre
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is my favorite place to eat in NYC. The happy hour is amazing.

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AlanHilfer
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoors comfortable. Excellent concern about vaccination status

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sherryk
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
52 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mermaid Inn is our special place! Sat in cute streetside cabana. Staff was great, food outstanding. Can't beat those Happy Hour oysters. Ice cold drinks, especially the Hot & Dirty vodka Martini! Can't wait til next time. 🍸🍸🍸

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TeaganR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Finally visited Mermaid Inn for drinks + a light dinner before a show in Central Park. I really enjoyed it - they had a great happy hour till 630 (on weekdays). The food was very good - seafood was fresh. The wine was great - my HH drink was more a lemonade versus a cocktail. Still enjoyable. Would visit again!

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Kate
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved The Mermaid Inn! We celebrated a birthday here last night and could not have been happier with our experience. The food was reasonably priced with generous portion. Drinks were great. Service was lovely! Will certainly be going back here. This would be a great place to entertain family, clients, etc. as it feels very “classic New York” in a charming way.

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Skraz
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and service was great as well. I love that this restaurant is taking covid vaccines seriously as well. I got the salmon and cannot wait to go back and have it again!

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vipGloria
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pleasant, comfortable, stylish restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating . Enjoyed happy hour including oysters and bar service. Clam chowder is smoky, hearty, and filled with clams. Would like to see fish and chips on the menu. Chocolate mousse was a delicious surprise.

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MichaelG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always and our server Dylan on point!

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vipRenee
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good. Good service and food.

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lola
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Happy hour is a great deal. Staff is very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was wonderful and food was amazing!

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EmmaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Webhad brunch. It was very good. Service was delightful

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vipsabim
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Cute place, high ratings drew us across town. While I might give this place another chance in the future, our brunch experience this past weekend was not so good. Food came out way too quickly, and it was not hot. The server was so sweet, that we shut up and ate cool eggs that were probably sitting around for a while (maybe made for another table that cancelled?).

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vipreenie
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always so good!!

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SandyA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The person who took care of our table was Stephanie who was great. Outdoor setup is lovely. Had the ceasar kale salad, tuna crudo and salmon tartare dishes which were all delicious and perfect on a hot steamy NYC night.

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MavisUWS
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Happy Hour at the Mermaid Uptown…loved the tiny lobster rolls, and the Aperol Spritz hit the spot in a warm evening. We sat outside, and yes, the traffic is very noisy, but it’s a tradeoff for feeling safe without a mask. The outside space is cleverly done, with open spaces all around so you get a breeze. So fun to hear people talking and laughing, and at the end the chocolate treat! Heaven.

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The Mermaid Inn Uptown is rated 4.8 stars by 3814 OpenTable diners.

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