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The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.8
4.8
4487 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Our beloved UWS location will be closing in October but we hope to be relocating to a new spot in the neighborhood soon. In the meantime, keep an eye out for our new Times Square location!
To receive updates about where our new UWS spot will be, please leave your email at www.themermaidnyc.com
Thank you!

The Mermaid Inn is one of New York City's seafood mainstays, with locations in the Upper West Side, Chelsea, and an Oyster Bar in Greenwich Village. We specialize in fresh, sustainable seafood with Happy Hour and specials every day of the week. Try our famous Lobster Sandwich, Happy Hour oysters, fish tacos, and tuna crudo.

Join us for Happy Hour every day from 4:30pm-6:30pm! We hope to see you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 799-7400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Cressotti

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    W 88th Street

  • Parking details

    There is free street parking after 7pm Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. Parking Garages are also in the neighborhood. Garsch Garage (24hrs)181 West 87th (Columbus/Amsterdam)Quik Park207 West 88th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)Central Kenny Garage (24hrs)214 West 88th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)Icon- 212.874.9899 (24hrs)205-209 West 89th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)

  • Public transit

    We are located near the 1 train at 86th Street & Broadway, near the B,C,E trains at 86th & CPW, and near the M104, M11, & M7 bus lines.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,487 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Seafood

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  1. EA

    EmilyA

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great and sad this was on the last night of business. Can’t wait for 2023 reopen!
  2. M

    Mogo

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent- and sad to learn we were there on last night before closing, like the Yankees ,,
  3. n

    nancyv

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love The Mermaid Inn UWS. Sorry to see it go. Can't wait for the new one next year.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried a variety of happy hour dishes, such as clam chowder, and the lobster mac’n cheese. Everything was great, we had excellent service and we enjoyed the vibe. It’s too bad the UWS location is closing.
  5. B

    Bbobnyc

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am going to miss this location… it was a sweet spot on the upper west.
  6. SB

    SandraB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was great - too bad they’re closing!
  7. J

    Jimi

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love it there!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place. So sad this building is being taken down.
  9. CC

    ChezCA

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I enjoyed the most delicious dinner! The service was so quick and the food was delicious. We had 2 different salmon entrees on the menu- hers was the simple fish and mine was the one on kale. So fresh, cooked perfectly and amazing flavor. The Brussels sprouts were also great as was a very generous side salad. The bonus of the chocolate pot de creme was a wonderful final touch by the chef! I highly recommend!
  10. JB

    JohnnyB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best oysters hands down in all of NYC. Malcolm was awesome taking care of us. He was very attentive and made great recommendations. Your entire staff was extremely courteous and professional from start to finish. Thank you for a great evening!!
  11. s

    susiem

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Mermaid inn and hate that it will be missing from the uws until next summer!
  12. D

    Diningenthusiast

    London

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad that the UWS location is closing!! We'll miss it.
  13. EA

    EdAmbi

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best restaurant on the Upper West side
  14. SR

    SusanR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was perfect and the service was friendly and efficient. I wish this location weren't closing!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing, as always! I am so sad that they are closing on Sunday. Another victim of landlords who have no interest in caring for local businesses and maintaining the neighborhood. Thank you Mermaid inn and it's owners and staff for being our "Cheers" for so many years - for providing the locals a place to call their own, for always providing excellent food, drinks, service and ambience. We hope you come back to the West 80s. You will be missed greatly.
  16. SR

    ShanRanNYC

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place in the neighborhood .. have to wait now until it re-opens in another UWS location.
  17. ME

    MeganE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the mermaid inn. We can't believe it's closing for good. The food is delicious. Our favorite dish is the branzino. I recommend you go there before it's too late.
  18. NY

    NYCGAL

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We mostly go for the Happy Hour, but last night our family went later in the evening. The service was even better and the food was delicious. The Mermaid Inn is going to be greatly missed on Amsterdam Ave on the Upper West Side!
  19. A

    Arpita

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will miss you so much and cannot wait for you to be back in the UWS! Thank you for the wonderful food and drinks and the always yummy chocolate pudding you’ve treated us to. Good luck to the entire Mermaid Inn team!
  20. MU

    MavisUWS

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    The Mermaid UPS is closing down until it finds a new home in Spring, 2023. This has been my favorite place for many years, but in the last few weeks, I've been very disappointed 1) because it's so busy with people like me trying to get in a few last Happy Hours before they are no more, 2) the quality of the menu seems to be a little off (my salmon was not medium as ordered, and wasn't as good or finished as nicely as it used to be, and 3) The Mermaid has installed new clear plastic windows between the sidewalk and the outdoor dining space, where I always sit. Out waiter pointed this out to my party after we sat down and we complained about the noise level around us. We couldn't hear each other speak, and ended up shouting. So...goodbye for now, dear Mermaid. Hope to see you again in better times. xox
  21. H

    Heather

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looking forward to Mermiad UWS reopening at a new location ASAP!!
  22. LM

    LaurenMich

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad they are leaving! Come back soon please!!!
  23. T

    Tabs

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience as always. Bummed they need to move locations but look forward to visiting the others and the new UWS location when it opens.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I have been to Mermaid Inn before. I had brunch for the first time. There are several great choices on the menu. I like the atmosphere. Service could have been a little better. For example, when refilling coffee check milk refill. I will definitely return. I wish them well in the new renovation. Also I know new locations are opening. The food is always excellent.
  25. m

    marks

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One week left! Everything was perfect, as always. But it's a sad time. Fingers crossed for a new spot soon for our home away from home. Cathy and Mark
  26. DL

    DiningLine

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are going to miss these folks until they find and open their next uws location. It is our favorite local, bar none. In the meantime, looks like we visit the new Times Square location when they open in Dec.
  27. s

    sfsfsf

    New York Area

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Of course this was my best experience yet at Mermaid UWS! We will be sad to lose this neighborhood gem and hope they find a new home in the summer as promised!
  28. F

    Freej

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    going to miss this place in the neighborhood Perfect for outdoor dining and the service and food are delicious
  29. M

    Mkay

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The usual experience—very good food and terrific service. So sorry this venue is closing!
  30. J

    Janeeeat

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Mermaid Inn. So sad they’re losing their location. Will follow them to their new home once they reopen on the UWS.
  31. TA

    ToddA

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good was good but not great. Oysters were average. I would recommend the tuna Waiter was indifferent.
  32. 2

    212858

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious! Such a fabulous neighborhood spot! So sad they are closing on the UWS!
  33. ST

    ShariT

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait till you reopen in the neighborhood
  34. N

    Nycvisitor

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great oyster selection. The seafood was fresh and well prepared. We appreciated the option to have it plainly grilled. The mac and cheese with lobster was amazing.
  35. ML

    MichaelL

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of oysters and they were very high quality! Server attentive and on-the-ball, busy, noisy room, hope the new location is a few more blocks downtown! We'll be back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh, Hapoy Hour at the Mermsid Inn! Always a treat to look forward to. Oysters and sparkling wine to start—cold and freshly shucked. Best in neighborhood. Service was cordial and wide welcoming smiles. On a rainy Tuesday, but the place soon was packed with happy diners.
  37. 5

    5423

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We will miss the UWS location! Great happy hour menu! The staff was very accommodating when our party changed in size.
  38. MG

    MartiG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is fabulous and we are so sad that it is closing. Please come back soon!
  39. E

    Emily

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So great! The food and service are lovely! The tuna entree was out of this world. The spinach artichoke dip I would skip, and get the lobster knuckle instead!
  40. n

    noname

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The back room is much too loud. But, we are very sorry they are closing this location.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Mermaid Inn Uptown is rated 4.8 stars by 4487 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Mermaid Inn Uptown

570 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W 88th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is free street parking after 7pm Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. Parking Garages are also in the neighborhood. Garsch Garage (24hrs)181 West 87th (Columbus/Amsterdam)Quik Park207 West 88th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)Central Kenny Garage (24hrs)214 West 88th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)Icon- 212.874.9899 (24hrs)205-209 West 89th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)

  • Public transit

    We are located near the 1 train at 86th Street & Broadway, near the B,C,E trains at 86th & CPW, and near the M104, M11, & M7 bus lines.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Cressotti

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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