The Mermaid Inn Uptown
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• 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
- 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
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
vodka, old bay spiced mary mix
Mermaid Fish Tacos
beer batter, red cabbage, pickled jalapeño & pico de gallo
Food was too spicey (fries, lobster role, skillet shrimp) without great taste. Lobster role was fishy in smell and taste. Service was distracted.
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.
The lack of plain bread with the meal was dissappointing. Skimpy portions.
Great meal, great service, The outdoor seating is a little noisy because you’re on Amsterdam Avenue, but overall an amazing experience.
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.
great food, nice people, wonderful happy hour choices and drinks.
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.
The food is amazing. Service great. Prices are a little high but not bad for the quality of food and service. Would recommend.
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.
Always reliable. Great happy hour. Outdoor seating is excellent.
Excellent happy hour, love the updated patio seating
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.
Staff professional & friendly.
Very happy with our dinner.
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!
Excellent food, great service, and convenient location. Highly recommended!
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!
Food and service was great and the staff were very attentive.
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.
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.
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!
I have never had a bad meal. Service is always excellent. They have worked very hard throughout the lockdown. It's always good.
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.
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.
Really nice ambience, great food. Went here for my GFs birthday and she really enjoyed herself.
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!
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.
Great food , excellent service ,wonderful happy hour prices !
They are always packed because they deliver on ambiance and always consistent
The food was delicious and the drinks were creative and tasty. Had a great time celebrating my fiancée’s birthday there
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.
We had an exceptions server. And the food was delicious as usual.
Loved the food!!!
Everything was perfect from the table to service to food and drinks… wouldn’t change a thing!
Overall it’s always A pleasure dining in. The crew was a bit out of concert. I gathered to many diners. Will
Best restaurant ever!
Great food always - and fun atmosphere.
Loved the food and service! Definitely recommend the Mermaid Inn for great food on the UWS!
Terrific food and real outdoor seating with plenary of fresh air.
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.
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.
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.