The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.8
3866 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Dear valued guests,

• 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.
• Please take advantage of our contactless payment system.
• Please know how much we value and appreciate you!

If you are dining indoors, please plan to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination for your entire party. 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 12 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

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
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3866 people are saying
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Michael
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was too spicey (fries, lobster role, skillet shrimp) without great taste. Lobster role was fishy in smell and taste. Service was distracted.

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vipEricS
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was prompt, courteous and persistent without being bothersome. Our entrees (evening special grilled swordfish) was very tasty. The restaurant was busy and a bit noisy but not overly so. The lighting could be raised just a little as it was hard to read the menu indoors...unless you held the table candle to it.

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vipvictorS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The lack of plain bread with the meal was dissappointing. Skimpy portions.

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MeghanH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, great service, The outdoor seating is a little noisy because you’re on Amsterdam Avenue, but overall an amazing experience.

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vipCarol
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This place used to be just good, now it is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is excellent and plentiful. The service was perfect and came with a sense of humor. I shouldn’t have told you this, now I won’t be able to get a reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, nice people, wonderful happy hour choices and drinks.

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DanielR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brunch menu is a bit boring/standard but the food itself is very, very solid and service is great. Shakshuka is a tad bit watery but otherwise delicious.

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vipDisappointed
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. Service great. Prices are a little high but not bad for the quality of food and service. Would recommend.

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Bryan
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and attentive service made for a nice birthday dinner. Special praise for the calamari salad. The restaurant is a large one with an energetic feel, but the dining area is divided into several rooms that are interesting, attractive spaces. We look forward to a return visit on our next trip to New York.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable. Great happy hour. Outdoor seating is excellent.

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UWSKaitlin
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent happy hour, love the updated patio seating

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PharaohNYC
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I've been going to Mermaid Inns for many, many years. This is only my second time at this location, and everything was great. Very friendly staff, great food, and fast service. I've never had a bad experience there.

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vipHeidiY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food excellent!!!
Staff professional & friendly.
Very happy with our dinner.

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MorganH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had table outside for happy hour menu. Service is polite and efficient. Everything we had was delicious. Will be going back soon….. always a sure bet!

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SkidawaySpice
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, and convenient location. Highly recommended!

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Podzee
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night! Can't say enough from the food, ambience, service, drinks....everything! We started with the Blood Orange Hospitality Cocktail (jalapeño infused tequila, blood orange, agave, lime) - so good!, 12 of the east coast oysters (so fresh), tuna crudo, wedge salad (my favorite and it was divine), mermaid fish tacos (delicious!) and the lobster risotto ( this was the special that the waiter recommended - and I can now die and go to heaven!!)

We split everything - and the waiter was super gracious about this! Our drinks were NEVER empty, water or cocktails. We always ask to have the water bottle left at table and it was never empty. There was another person assisting the waiter and he was just as friendly and helpful as our waiter. I can't say enough nice things about The Mermaid Inn. I can't wait to go back. My friend kept saying this is their new favorite restaurant :)

It is not inexpensive, but we knew this going in....but it is worth it for a beautiful night out. I live on the UES and it is worth a jump across the park for a wonderful night out!

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David
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great and the staff were very attentive.

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vipBobby
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem

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chrism
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are a case study in how to stay reliable and comfortable for the long haul while maintaining the highest quality and standards. Somehow the multiple expansions hasn't shaken them at all. One of our all-time favorites AND its in the neighborhood.

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Kris
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was okay, the atmosphere was pleasant. Water glasses were dirty but that happens, not a deal breaker. Service was okay too, nothing bad nor remarkable. A return visit is desired so the oysters can be a part of the experience.

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vipNativeNYer
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best, Always. This is our favorite Saturday night dinner out. The food is always perfect , be it simply grilled fish, specials are amazing or several appetizers for dinner or simply the fish tacos! We are partial to the calamari that is only served at Happy Hour and sometimes rush to make Happy Hour just to have this Calamari. But, nothing on the menu disappoints. So Go!

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vipalana
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal. Service is always excellent. They have worked very hard throughout the lockdown. It's always good.

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vipMAGS
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Maybe it was an off night...very salty entrees. Bland linguini with clams. Why offer linguini with clams and lots of broth without bread for sopping up juices??? Why when asking for bread, waitress looked dumbfounded?? Why bring a check to the table without checking whether anyone wanted more drinks or, at the very least, coffee? Maybe it was the waitress, but Mermaid Inn was not enjoyable last night. Hope it was only an off night.

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KathrynT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another beautiful evening. Delicious fish tacos, tuna crude and the dish of scallops on the special menu. Excellent martinis! We missed happy hour, but we were taken such good care of, thank you. We will return. Such a happy place to visit with friends from the UK. Plenty of outside seating and always a wonderful atmosphere. Thank you for the consistency of service. I can always rely on the beautiful Amsterdam MERMAID.

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williamb
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice ambience, great food. Went here for my GFs birthday and she really enjoyed herself.

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CecileR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good at The Mermaid. Really satisfied my seafood craving. Had a lobster roll which did not disappoint. We were disappointed that the crabcakes were not on the menu though. All in all a great place for seafood, especially when you can catch Happy Hour!

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vipNNorm
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service.... our waiter was wonderful! Food was creative and very well prepared.
And even though we were sitting outside on busy Amsterdam Avenue, the restaurant created a lovely atmosphere for outdoor dining. The inside was stunning. Definitely will be one of our favorite go to’s for NYC dining.

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viplauriew
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , excellent service ,wonderful happy hour prices !
They are always packed because they deliver on ambiance and always consistent

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SachinR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the drinks were creative and tasty. Had a great time celebrating my fiancée’s birthday there

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very nice evening and we sat outside. The waiter had a great sense of humor which added to the fun. The food was excellent and the chocolate pudding for dessert is a perfect touch! We always enjoy the mermaid inn. I highly recommend it.

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vipJillT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptions server. And the food was delicious as usual.

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Sweetnose
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the food!!!

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MorganH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from the table to service to food and drinks… wouldn’t change a thing!

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June
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall it’s always A pleasure dining in. The crew was a bit out of concert. I gathered to many diners. Will
Return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant ever!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food always - and fun atmosphere.

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AllisonH
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service! Definitely recommend the Mermaid Inn for great food on the UWS!

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vipSarita
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and real outdoor seating with plenary of fresh air.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They are terrific. Food, service. It is had to praise sitting in a row of parking spaces but I think they have done one of the best jobs in Manhattan protecting us from Covid exposure with freezing.

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vipchaps
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was surprised to arrive to rather long line for the 4:30 reservation time. The host called several parties by name for vaccine inspection and seating, so must be regulars. I over ordered from the happy hour menu but enjoyed the “tapas” experience. Good service and good food.

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The Mermaid Inn Uptown is rated 4.8 stars by 3866 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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