The Mermaid Inn Uptown

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Seafood
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.

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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us to ring in the New Year with our daily menu! Our last seating will be 11pm. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 3046 People Are Saying
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PI
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were delighted to find this delightful restaurant. Friendly staff, good food, and fun atmosphere. We would definitely recommend this to friends!

EN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although I've lived on the UWS for most of my life, I'm a vegetarian, so had never tried The Mermaid Inn. However, dinner with a friend took me there recently, and while my date had fish, we shared many of the non-meat sides, and they were terrific - tasty, well prepared, not over-cooked (a pet peeve), generally really delicious. Service was terrific, the ambiance, though noisy, is lively and upbeat. I'd return for another visit - anytime. It was a great meal and evening.

J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, fish is super fresh, nice ambiance, excellent service. The menu could be somewhat expanded. It would be nice also to have a larger choice of desserts. Wine by the glass is a bit too expensive ($13 would be better that $16).

JB
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! The steak, I know, off choice for a seafood centric restaurant, was outstanding according to my friend! Service was fantastic, the gratis small chocolate pudding was a nice touch but we would have loved a dessert choice instead

Overall amazing place

WB
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters and Happy Hour specials and wonderful service as well! Love it!

l
New York Area
184 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Food and Service done right. Large rooms that filled-up quickly after we arrived at 5 P.M. opening. Welcoming hosts, coat check, server all seemed eager to make sure you have a great dining experience. And the food was excellent - tuna ceviche special, branzino a la plancha, cod and vegetable sides. Great cocktails, too and happy hour drinks at the table. No desserts, which actually I find to be a good thing, but a complimentary small chocolate pudding. Nicely done all around.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience as always. Our server was very gracious and attentive. Thank you!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in UWS

w
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

As always, the food was excellent (with one exception) and pricey. It was also noisy and crowded. Reservations are a must before 8:30 or 9, even on a weekday. And the service, also as always, was great.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was perfect; there when needed and blissfully ignoring us when appropriate (which was much of the time)

UW
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Too loud. The restaurant has no bread, just crackers.
And, the restaurant has only one dessert. There are no choices.
So my question is what if a patron doesn’t like chocolate pudding.?

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Overall nothing really exceptional but decent would go again

M
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food excellent service and solid value!

b
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

love this place always good they do what they can to accommodate changes. food is great great value.

n
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal-se enjoyed the happy hour oysters-loved the cod and liked linguini with clams- as well as the complimentary chocolate dessert.
Service and ambiance very nice-as was the happy hour sparkling wine and white wine-
We will return-

MF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We live in the neighborhood and eat here on a regular basis - when we can get a reservation. You can’t book last minute cause it always crowded unless you go early on a Monday night. We love this restaurant and always have a great meal. The wait staff are always helpful and pleasant.

n
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service, good vibe. Will definitely come back!

s
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure--outstanding service, warm and lively atmosphere, tasty food, excellent happy hour specials. And glad to see a Sunday lobster special back on the menu!

JS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wine and service. A go to place

KT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating our god daughter coming to live in NYC from London, as well as my birthday. Lots of reasons to have a party x Always a festive and fun time. We adore the Mermaid Inn-and always gravitate towards celebrating our family occasions with you

KD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What would the UWS ever do without the Mermaid Inn? It's friendly, delic, kid friendly and then adult friendly late nights, Happy Hour! and everything friendly. Thank you for saving the neighborhood.

WS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Same good Mermaid food we are used to downtown. larger space with more voices resulting in a high decibel situation.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was pretty good, fun atmosphere,
Service was excellent. Small portions, high dollar.

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent all around!

m
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Excellent food and service...happy one is opening in my Chelsea neighborhood!

HC
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were there for Happy Hour and there are a number of interesting items available. Afterwards we ordered from the regular menu and had a delicious special fish and the mac & cheese with lobster (very good).

VM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch experience! Very attentive service!

G
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Like their expanded space a lot and of course the food is always very good.

E
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seared calamari appetizer was one of the best dishes I've eaten in years. It had just the right amount of lemon flavor, and the feta cheese added just the right amount of saltiness. On the down side, my husband ordered cod prepared "simply" and it was tasty, but there wasn't much to it. I thought it looked like a child sized portion -- about 2 inches by 2 inches. And it was served on a large plate, which just made it look that much smaller. It would have looked properly proportioned on a plate that you would put down under a teacup. Luckily for my husband, he ordered Brussels sprouts as a side dish, and this was a very generous serving so he didn't leave the restaurant still hungry.

OT
New England
98 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Happy hour is amazing!
I'll definitely come back for mini lobster rolls, mini fish tacos, mini clam chowders, calamari and $1.25 oysters. "Pink Flamingo" is refreshing and delicious too. Crab cakes, Salmon and Old Bay fries were also all nicely seasoned and executed.
Even though there isn't a dessert menu, chocolate pudding was served regardless, it was the perfect end to a satisfying meal.
The services was great, we were in and out in an hour with 3 courses.
Thank you for everything!

FW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour was fun and great value - the raw bar is fabulous. Mixed drinks on the sweet side wish I'd gone with wine!

D
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great seafood and ambiance. The happy hour has to be the best in the city. Fresh osyters and firm calamari. Fried osyters are so good. Great for dates, groups or just hanging at the bar. We will be back!

KH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Always one of our favorites. Everything is usually consistent, although sometime the service can be spotty, as it was during our last visit.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always satisfied. Happy hour oystersare the best!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome happy hour and they give you a complimentary chocolate mousse after dinner!

PC
Mexico City
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The server probably had a bad night. He pressured us into placing the entire order at once, and sent out ALL our at the same time. We had to literally carry plates in our hands, until manager came and relieved us of some dishes.
Too bad that because of him the rest of the team suffered in tip.

e
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The crabcake was delicious, as was the kale salad. My boyfriend didn't love his seared tuna, but he thought it was pretty good. The ambiance is lovely - makes you feel like you're out of the city and in Maine or something. Great service!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I eat at Mermaid quite often. Although I will not go back again for a long time. I specifically request a table in the front each time I reserve. They have this request in their system yet time after time they attempt to seat me in the back. Instead of asking if I would prefer to wait for a table in the front they simply head to the back.
I find the front of house rude and inefficient. I understand it is a popular spot but they will eventually lose customers unless they improve the service.

MF
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a dear friend’s birthday. Since he is a foodie, I always try to bring him to a place where he will be saying yum at every bite. We decided to have pretty much everything from the Happy Hour menu. Every course brought a Wow from him! He is ready to come back very soon. I’m happy.

SH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent and consistently delicious choice for oysters, happy hour and fresh seafood.

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