The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.8
3501 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. Tables are reserved for 1 1/2 hours in consideration of our limited capacity.

Join us for Happy Hour every day from 4:30pm-6:30pm!

• Masks must be worn any time you leave the table.
• While seated, please utilize your mask 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 3501 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!!!

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Eagle7
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall a very good experience. But my seared tuna was only good but not more that that - it lacked a real flavor and the sauce and sides did not really help it. Wedge salad with blue cheese, red onions, bacon, etc. was quite good and I would recommend it. It would have helped to have a real dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I love The Mermaid Inn and have been many times over the years. It was nice being inside. Only my second indoor dining experience in over a year. However, the eggs Benedict with nova salmon was pretty bland. The English muffin was too hard to even cut into. They overdid it on the sauce and just a tiny bit of fresh sprouts. I would have preferred salad over potatoes. But that wasn’t offered. The Bloody Mary was delicious with a rim of sea salt and old bay seasoning - a nice spin! I need to stick to fresh fish and seafood, particularly the clams and oysters as they are always fresh and satisfying!

RM
vipRobM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and the food was delicious...love those oysters! Also, the outdoor seating is great which includes a lamp per table.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulina was great as always. Food was delish. Had a delicious meal and laughed a lot.

MC
MelvaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience2

Fish tacos need more fish In it, if you sit by the sliding/ garage doors you will freeze. Lobster roll shrunk from my last visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal!!!

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ShariT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s great to feel normal again and the staff couldn’t be nicer!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great restaurant. Friendly waitstaff with attentive service. Nice Happy Hour menu. Definitely will be back! Oh and the Salmon entree was slamming!!!

AK
AmeliaK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Tish
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to this restaurant from time to time and I always come back. I haven't been there in over a year because of NYC restrictions. This is the first restaurant I thought of and came to. I have not gone anywhere in Manhattan since the restrictions. I am so happy to return. Our Waiter was very nice. Dinner was delicious and the end with the little chocolate pudding is delightful! Thank You for a lovely dinner. I hope I can still return to NYC spend money and have fun!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on point!

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vipSandraB
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely Easter Sunday Brunch spot! We both had the market salad and the pesto was delicious! Would’ve wanted a few more bread options and a heartier salad, but it was still delicious and we enjoyed the outdoor seating and heat lamps to soften the chill. Service was excellent and would recommend to friends.

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vippatriziag
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We dined outdoors, it was spaced well, service was very attentive and food tasty and well presented. I suggest the "lobster escargot" for starters, delicious!

LB
LizB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setup. Service and food were wonderful.

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WilliamH
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outside dining experience. Great drink and fresh seafood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate in a parking place. It was the first time eating out for all of us. They did a great job of keeping us warm and feeling safe.

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vipsuer
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to be dining back inside! They have done a great job with barriers and social distancing. The food hasn’t missed a beat! I enjoyed the Calamari as my appetizer and the Lobster Roll as my main course. Both delicious. They also had a great play list.

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June
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always an awesome time and a great experience

DT
DavidT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date. I chose the place because my significant other and I love seafood. A little pricey on entrees since the cod I got was a little smaller than I expected and what I saw on the pics, but overall, great service. Great vibe. We were sat in the front and it was a little chilly that day. I think I would have prefered a table at the back at that point.

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Tabs
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike Lopez is awesome !!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome food
Thank you

AM
AndrewM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Reasonably priced for UWS too! Will be back

KK
KrysiK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST happy hour in Manhattan!

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vipSusanna
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such delicious food, oysters so fresh, loved the yellowtail ceviche with yuzu, great chowder and of course mousse to finish it off. The outdoor structure was comfortable and inviting. Very competent and kind waitstaff.

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RitaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the happy hour appetizers at Mermaid Inn. Lobster Roll consistently delicious.

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vipMkay
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual great service snd really good food.

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vipROKUpperWest
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the oysters and the fish is excellent.

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elizabetho
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for brunch both inside and outside. Great service, delicious food, great ambiance.

JM
JenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This is one of my favorite places to eat when I want to splurge. The food is excellent and they have gone out of their way to create a fantastic ambience during the quarantine. It's pricey, but worth it for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent, but service was lukewarm. The server said all the right things, but seemed distracted and hurried. Almost felt like we were being rushed out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has been abs always will be my favorite restaurant in Manhattan. I’m sad the east village location closed but the food and service at all locations is always top notch. We always get there early for happy hour to enjoy some oysters before dinner. Can’t wait to go back!

IM
vipIMPP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mermaid is consistently great. Food, service, ambiance. It’s our favorite restaurant.

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vipsueb
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food - in a safe and comfortable and warm outdoor setting. One of my neighborhood favorites - especially during the pandemic. Try the lobster role - excellent. The Hush Puppies are also excellent with the spicy sauce!! Free chocolate pudding for dessert!! The crab cake was okay - I wish I could report differently. But there’s so much else good food it’s worth eating here any time!! Gracious and good service too.

JH
vipJuliaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Often at Happy Hours with oysters, the service can be quite slow so you cannot take full advantage of ordering at the HH price. This was absolutely not the case at the Mermaid Inn. Everything came out so quickly and the service was fantastic overall. The quality of all the raw seafood we ate was great. We weren't so impressed by most of the cooked dishes on the menu, but the crab cake is worth an order! Lots of crab.

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vipGaryB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience in all the ways. Consistently good.

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Laf3913
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service and food were great! the ambiance was wonderful and very covid friendly. i can't wait to go back!

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vipLindaD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at this location. Used to dine at the one in the East Village, Service, food excellent!!

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vipChuckk
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice to take a small step back toward normalcy with a wonderful brunch.

CS
vipCarolynS
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first venture to dining outside of the home, since the start of the pandemic. We were very pleased. Not only was the food and service excellent, as always, the outdoor dining set-up made us feel very safe.

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The Mermaid Inn Uptown is rated 4.8 stars by 3501 OpenTable diners.

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