The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.8
3382 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Dear valued guests,

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

-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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3382 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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vipSaxman
New York Area
157 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New England clam chowder is yummy like a warm blanket on a cold rainy day.

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vipEllie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way, as always. The staff is doing a terrific job to make everyone feel safe and comfortable during the pandemic.

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Lam89
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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:(

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was always a good time at Mermaid Inn. Thank you for your great service

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vipBeverlyO
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDirnyl60
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.
Great staff.
Great food.
Highly recommend!

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AngieG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time and amazing food! My favorite spot on the West Side.

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vipJoanD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

No heat lamps! It was a warm day, but I will not go back until they rectify the situation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food and everyone who works there is lovely and welcoming.

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vipsueb
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ErinR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to the Mermaid Inn, the food is always fantastic - the lobster roll, lobster knuckles, oysters, tuna crudo and the drinks!

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Swannette
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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pumbaa
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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!

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vipuwswoman
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always excellent ! The staff is great. Paulina is especially awesome ! Love this spot

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vipJohnL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRicki
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were seated outside due to Covid so some questions are not really applicable.

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vipmichellew
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good outdoor dining. Server was knowledge and attentive. Food was really good.

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vipJoyL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I thought it was ok. The tuna was supposed to be very rare abd it wasn’t and it was swimming in oil.

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Sashay
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure!

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UpperWestSider
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Averys
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was exceptional, food was ok.

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vipAnnie
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crazy bike lane is difficult to navigate but the staff were very helpful there

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Journeyman
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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viptravelingman47
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipJill
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and they have a lovely outdoor set up!

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BarbaraP
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!!

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vipMichalD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Limited menu after Covid - Took off my favorite salad with tuna and capers

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Jennifer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go here often, but not since the pandemic. Wonderful evening, clean, safe and delicious

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vipGeobianco
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Glad to have the Mermaid back! Food and service was amazing as always!

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MargaretW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner, heated outdoor dining, very clean, tables and chairs cleaned prior to our being seated.

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TamaraG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Entire staff did everything possible but reality of traffic noise and pedestrians interferes with the dining ambiance.

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vipreenie
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

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vipEllenD
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The lobster roll with french fries was outstanding!

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KimN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour and great food! Staff is very attentive as well

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always. Server, Jesse, was knowledgeable and welcoming. A must go to in Upper West Side

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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.

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