The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.7
4007 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Dear valued guests,

Please plan to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination for your entire party, whether you are dining inside or outside. 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 5 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

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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
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food and service were great. We opted for the outdoor dining option as we understood each table had heaters. However heaters were not strong enough and unfortunately we had to leave very quickly.

FM
FoodieMom
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I took a good friend here to celebrate her birthday on a very cold Sunday. We both had the farmer’s market which was very good- two lovely poached eggs over vegetables with pesto and whole grain bread. The overheated heat lamps kept us warm and cozy. The service was truly excellent. Overall it was a very good experience.

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Adam
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. From the time seated at 5pm, we were waited on immediately and food closely followed. Great oysters and drinks! Definitely make it a point to visit during their happy hour!

AP
AnnaP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Check in to reservation was very slow and the hostess seemed to forget about my party

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findinggems
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought a friend from Massachusetts. Arrived just before happy hour ended, and the server made sure we could squeeze in a dozen oysters. Excellent. We tried a new appetizer creation, suggested by the server, for the grilled octopus, with I believe fava beans and a romesco sauce, with the octopus tender and tasty as always. Also excellent. And the manager then came over just to ask what we thought. For main course, I suggested the chorizo crusted cod for my friend (I like it so much, i copied it as best i could to make it at home recently) and I had the lobster roll. The server was helpful but unobtrusive throughout, and we never felt rushed, which has been my only concern in some past visits.
Just an enjoyable night out at a time when that is truly rare.
Thank You.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining was great. Well ventilated with heaters. Waiter/kitchen seemed busy some things came out a lot faster than others. Put in for three things at the same time, the happy hour one came out right away but the regular ones were both a long wait. We didn’t mind eating at different times but that might bother others.

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Stacy
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my meal and appreciate the great service. The drinks and food were very good. Thank you for making my solo birthday adventure special.

LT
vipLovesToEat
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, delicious food, and cute ambiance!

JW
JulieW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was terrific except that the music was too loud to be able to have a conversation comfortably. Service was excellent as always at Mermaid.

DA
DaveA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, service was outstanding, food was very good

PS
PaulS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food. Well prepared, well spiced. I liked it.

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vipAllisonA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as always!

VW
vipVickiW
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

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Th285
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my daughter! Excellent food, and fun despite chill ones of eating outside.

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vipCesar
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters and clams! Tacos are pretty good. The Gouda Mac and cheese is delicious. Will come back.

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viptastebud
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ambiance service

MI
vipMadeInNYC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food. Great service. Love the happy hour oysters. Loved the salmon dinner. My partner had lobster roll. Loved it.

BN
BerkeleyfoodiefromNYC44yu
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted the best lobster roll in manhattan after the cousins lobster truck left, so this came up online and it IS the best!!! So much lobster packed in with not too much mayo. The real Maine deal. Also terrific french fries came with it. I ate outside.
The service was perfect, which i hadnt really expected. I will go back soon and often.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Took family to happy hour to enjoy oyster special. Waitress kept telling us that bus person could not place order even though they removed waste. Totally confused, why wouldn’t the bus person tell server that we wanted more of an item and if they wouldn’t then why would our server be so distracted and failed to check on the table regularly?

It’s Happy hour ppl are there to take advantage of the special the restaurant used to get them there! Previous times this didn’t happen so service was rated 1 star, no problem with anything else

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vipCgold212
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious New Years Dinner!!

MG
vipMarcG
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mermaid Inn is a fave for seafood and their New Year's eve package, while priced premium to the a la carte regular menu, was well executed and very satisfying. Service was attentive, not rushed, and friendly. It's still a fave spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the NYE prix fixe and really enjoyed all four courses! Great service - well-staffed, cute ambiance, good drinks and delicious food in a well-thought out prix fixe menu.

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vipPeggyS
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate at this restaurant 2 times in the same week. Atmosphere very nice, food is good. Disappointing there is no dessert menu to speak of.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setup and attentive service. Lobster roll was delicious!

TB
vipTheBrannersons
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Food was very enjoyable but service was a standout.

JM
vipJulianaM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mermaid Inn is one of those places that is always consistently good: the food, the drinks, the service. We go there often enough that we’re never disappointed. They’ve changed up the menu a bit recently & everything we had from it was delicious. The Happy Hour menu alone is worth a visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have frequented the Mermaid numerous times over the last decade, and it simply does not disappoint.

NT
NestlayToulouse
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The hot buttered rolls alone make this place worth going even for a vegetarian. Also, five-star pandemic safety: outdoor tables (real outdoors, not a shed claiming to be outdoors) with heat lamps, and vaccine cards checked even for outdoor dining.

LR
LisaR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all loved our first visit to the Mermaid INN! From all the happy greetings when we first arrived and were seated, to our friendly waiter and wait staff, to the delicious food and beverage, we enjoyed our experience from beginning to end. Wonderful happy hour menu, delicious menu items, and a sweet complimentary dessert. We will be back!

DG
DanGi215
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, amazing food! Definitely adding to my list of favorites!!!

DM
DanM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great but service was a bit slow and misheard a few of our orders. Not too much of an issue since they rectified, so overall it was great.

J
vipJanecita
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was really good ! Good service !

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor set up is excellent. Happy hour deals are very good

J
Joanf
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I ordered simple salmon. 1/3 lb. Salmon was on a white plate with a wedge of lemon. While i knew sides were extra ( i ordered broccoli raab) i have never seen such a barren presentation for 26$. My bourbon drink was in a small glass which would have been fine if it werent filled with ice. Was supposed to be with another couple( my choice of restaurant). I was glad they couldnt make it!

KN
KarinaN
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had planned to eat outside, however one person in our party found it very cold, so they were able to find us a great table inside that was at the side of the restaurant.

The service was very personable, the food was really good - the oysters were outstanding.

It is a really good, neighborhood place.

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Peps76
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Beautiful! Decorated perfectly for the holiday!

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lov2dine
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to grab seafood and enjoy the setting.

EW
EllenW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! We have been for Christmas Eve many times. No one has mastered the outdoor dining madness like Mermaid!

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vipwurdgirl
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful oysters to celebrate Christmas eve

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findinggems
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Haven’t ventured into too many restaurants during the pandemic. The tables were spaced well apart and adjacent tables stayed empty. The server was attentive, helpful and unobtrusive. And the food was delicious. My friend raved about his clam chowder; I really enjoyed the tender grilled octopus over a lovely salad that included fennel and fresh corn. We both ordered the pan-roasted chipotle encrusted Chatham cod, perfectly cooked and married delectably with the broccoli rabe and lemon pepper aioli. We weren’t rushed, and of course, the chocolate pudding is always a nice finishing touch.

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The Mermaid Inn Uptown is rated 4.7 stars by 4007 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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