This includes info about cleaning, sanitizing, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.
The Mermaid Inn Uptown
We are so glad to be back and are committed to doing everything we can to keep you and our staff safe.
Join us for Happy Hour every day from 4:30pm-6:30pm!
• Please adhere to the 1 ½ hour reservation time so that we can limit the number of people in the space.
• 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 adhere to the floor markings to keep a social distance when visiting the restroom.
•Please know how much we value and appreciate you!
-The Mermaid Inn team
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Mermaid Fish Tacos
beer batter, red cabbage, pickled jalapeo & pico de gallo
Nearly Famous Lobster Roll
griddled brioche bun & old bay fries
Great service. They surely know how to run.a restaurant. Great food at all times.
For my wife's birthday, they creating and amazing experience. Service was top notch, the beverages were well mixed, and the seafood was fresh. we will be back.
Server was inattentive and completely absent. We were a party of 2 and after my companion said they wouldn’t be drinking alcohol, the server told me she recommended a bottle of wine with the fish stew. For one person?? Makes zero sense.
Supporting staff were great. Outdoor tent felt like a wind tunnel and every time a car passed, the plastic whipped so loudly one couldn’t hear their companion diner speaking.
Food was mediocre and definitely not worth the price tag. The “jumbo” crab cake was a small crab and breadcrumb puréed patty—no lump meat whatsoever and smothered in a horrible kimchi sauce.
The oysters and lobster roll were delicious—would get again if I ever go back.
Definitely bummed by the experience.
Everything was great.
The food was really good and the heat lamps were an added bonus to my outdoor dining experience.
Best seafood on the UWS. Great ambience. Great value.
From the initial greeting at the reception area to departing after dinner, we were consistently met with kind attention (and presumably smiles under the masks) and words. The service was outstanding and the food was expertly prepared and delicious! Our friends we brought for their 1st time were thrilled with the restaurant.
A bit of a disappointment this time at the mermaid which is usually not the case but today after sitting at the table for 20 minutes without ordering we were advised that the brunch menu was over and that another menu was being served which had very few choices on it. We made the most of it with the best of it and ordered a salad and some beer battered shrimp which were soft and mushy and quite unappealing. And though no fault of the restaurants the sound of the ambulances and firetrucks rushing by constantly was most disconcerting the sound of the traffic was so so loud that it was hard to even speak for much of the time we were there. I doubt if I’ll return for brunch anytime soonI’ll stick with what they do best at dinner time
Great food, great service and reasonable prices. Would recommend!
The street noise is really unbelievable. Also homeless people walking up and down the sidewalk.
The food was outstanding. We had the chorizo cod and the simply grilled salmon. We also shared the Brussels sprouts and hush puppies - which were beyond delicious. They sat us right on time and the service was excellent We can’t wait to go back again!
The team here continues to do a wonderful job of creative a safe, delicious, and intimate dining experience.
LOVE MERMAID INN! The oysters happy hour is amazing. I was happy to see the clam chowder is back on the menu:)
It’s a favorite of ours! Never disappoints. Their outdoor space during COVID is great!
Ate outside. Their tent is very comfortable. Would go back.
Love Mermaid Uptown!! They've done a great job with the outdoor dining, and the food and service are as wonderful as ever.
the seared tuna with peanuts and cauliflower rice was so good!
Thank you for providing a safe environment for outdoor dining and serving delicious food! The space is great and the staff were wonderful.
Mermaid has done a great job transitioning to outdoor dining and most recently to indoor. Food is always consistently good and the staff is always excellent.
Love this place can’t wait to go back . AmaInf service amazing happy hour deals
Always love the Mermaid Inn.
Great outdoor dining setup, delicious food and excellent service!
This is a good outdoor option during restricted dining. Servers wore masks and were efficient. Menus are scanned via your phone rather than handed to you. The tent and surrounding planters are charming and the food was delightful as always. Will be going back!
Never disappointed! the mini lobster roll on the happy hour menu is MUST!
Ate outside for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. The food was terrific as always, and we greatly appreciated the complimentary champagne! Also, impressed with the COVID protocols and cleanliness of the entire experience.
Brunch like the “old days.” We appreciated the efforts the Mermaid Inn UWS has in place for health and safety during the pandemic. We felt comfortable throughout our meal. Importantly, the food was fabulous as ever! Five extra-loving appreciation stars!
Mermaid Inn Uptown is one of our favorite places. They offer a delicious raw bar, other seafood-based entrees. And, they have been extremely conscientious about adhering to good public health standards.
Wonderful meal and excellent job social distancing by the restaurant.
Exceptionally fresh fish. Oysters were delicate and briny and yum! We love The Mermaid Inn.
always wonderful! food delish, service attentive and friendly, prices reasonable for the quality
Delicious food and great service. The outdoor seating is nice, though noisy (can’t be helped on Amsterdam Ave!) and the scannable menus made me and my friend feel safe and comfortable. An outstanding experience!
We had a great time- we haven’t eaten in restaurants much post-COVID and were happy w the experience.
Delicious, amazing service, great outdoor seating.
Food was great and the service outstanding. Was very happy with their safety precautions.
Great outdoor space specially this time!
The Mermaid Inn is one of my favorite restaurants and now one of my boyfriends. We weren’t able to go as often as we would have wanted to do it ended up being a special occasion date night for the last day of summer. It was perfect. Truly the best happy hour you’re going to find. Obviously Covid has changed things but I felt it was clean and safe and socially distanced and they have really figured out how to make this work during these difficult times. The service and food and drinks were delicious and perfect as always. Please go and support this fabulous establishment and have a beautiful and delicious night while doing it.
My favorite place for oysters in the city. Love the mac and cheese with lobster. The food is always the best!
Great food and great service, however, if you are vegan or dairy free you will have an extremely hard time dining here. Unfortunately, the kitchen isn't open to any food modifications. My friend could only order the sourdough bread and an avocado. I also found it shocking that they didn't have any dairy free milk alternatives. I wanted to love this restaurant, but unfortunately they need more options for vegan and dairy free customers.
Great brunch selection; very helpful waiter on drink selection.
The Mermaid Inn Uptown is rated 4.8 stars by 3332 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.