The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.7
3921 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Dear valued guests,

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

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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 3921 people are saying
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TeresaB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and food was delish!

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vipAndrewW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the brunch menu at Mermaid. Great burger, great cocktails. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipAnthonyL
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Somehow I always end up ordering the terrific lobster roll.

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GaryS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my wife's birthday and the staff could not have been nicer. We have been there a few times previously and the food is always excellent and the staff is great! We will continue to be enthusiastic customers and will go back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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Foodie
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This is a terrific restaurant to go to for dinner or brunch. Service is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible everything- our first visit - we will definitely be back!!!

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sidgold123
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

REALLY FRESH FISH very well prepared with taste
The Grilled Octopus crisp on outside and juicy inside delicious
The Salmon same excellent
Wine list great
Cost really good for Manhattan
Service friendly and excellent
Desert only a delicious chocolate cup. THANKS !!!
Only problem was parking

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vipbdaygirl
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful place always good food and good service. one of my favorite go to places in nyc.

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Pete
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love the happy hour menu here. The service, from the front of house to tableside was amazing, so friendly, welcoming, and efficient. The fish tacos are great, even better than the shrimp & avocado sliders, I think. And with happy hour prices, it's OK to over-indulge in oysters. Tiny complaint: I wasn't the only person who had to take out a flashlight to read the menu, seems like almost every table around us had to do that too.

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MatthewD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The oyster happy hour is great! Overall, the food and service is very good. We go there quite a lot.

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Elizabeth
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

In the past I have loved eating at the Mermaid Inn. I had not been there since March of 2020.
When I checked in, they had trouble finding my reservation. Then they asked us to wait while they “sanitized” the table. We waited, asked again and were seated. The table was not set, it looked like the people before had just gotten up. There were still napkins and glasses. It was given a quick wipe…

Our server was efficient but not very helpful or friendly. She did not tell us which oyster was which. Two of us were splitting a whole fish. We asked if they could split it in the kitchen- she said she would bring an extra plate.

I don’t know if she was just in a bad mood or overworked but I expected more from a lovely restaurant like the Mermaid Inn. Thank goodness the food was delicious.

The Mermaid Inn Uptown
Responded on November 23, 2021

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. I would love the opportunity to discuss with you any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance! All best, Lauren

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing to go to Mermaid Inn. They never disappoint!

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CeeGee
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night out. Somehow, The Mermaid Inn has figured out how to still do great service in these post pandemic times. No other restaurant comes close to the efficiency of everything in the dining room. And the food is always fantastic!

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Kathleen
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The happy hour was wonderful, the oysters were small but delicious, the shrimp and salmon tartar were equally delicious. We made a light, early dinner out of the happy hour menu and it didn’t brake the bank!

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Barroa
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious and our server was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and thr best oysters in town! TY for making our anniversary special with complimentary cava!

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LynnC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

There are too many people in one room with very little space between tables. There were no glass dividers set up in the front room. We were not comfortable and do not plan to return until the spring

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KenT
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We usually go to Mermaid Inn once a week for their happy hours oysters ($15/dozen) along with some good amber beer on tap and a side of excellent thin French fries (hold the salt, which they’ll do). Outdoor space is nice, as is indoor space when it gets cold. It was 65 degrees and late afternoon, so we sat outside.

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Josh
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christian our server was very friendly and charismatic. He made great recommendations for us including a jazz lounge which we were excited to find in the city. I didn't ask for the woman's name who took our drink order but she was also outstanding and gave me great rye whiskey and bourbon reccomendations as well. The Mac and cheese was one of the best we've ever had. All the food was incredible and so was our evening. Thank you!

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vipMarthaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Portions were small, prices were how. Food precooked

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TomS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner last night at the Mermaid Inn. I was surprised how crowded they were on a rainy fall Monday night. The place was packed inside and out. We were seated inside and the tables were kind of close for a party of two. Though they were checking Vax cards so assume everyone inside was vaccinated.
Nice ambiance, well-informed and very attentive wait staff, approachable menu, with moderate prices as you'd expect from a neighborhood restaurant on the UWS.

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CathleenM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We want the fried oysters back on the menu! bravo to the strip steak cooked to perfection ...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. The oysters were delicious. Mac was yummy. Salmon was perfectly cooked. We love Mermaid. Too bad no more plastic fortunes though!!!

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Meemah
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was great the only disappointing thing was the calamari salad which lacked taste.

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AnnL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a pleasant brunch, but both my husband and I felt that the food was significantly over-salted. I ate only a few of the extremely salty french fries, then gave up on them. My husband independently commented that his food was excessively salty. It was a shame, because the dishes themselves were tasty.

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vipGilly
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Kind waiters, great lobster rolls, excellent angus burger. Thoughtfully arranged outdoor eating patio with individual heaters for each table.

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Aristotle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place, it's great for dinning with friends. The seafood choices are delicious and the service was super attentive and friendly. Gotta go back soon!

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vipJudyH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at The Mermaid Inn is excellent - the food, The service and the space

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EmilyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mermaid Inn never disappoints. If you want a well- prepared, delicious meal with no slip ups or disappointments, you can depend on them. Good for friends and also date nights.

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vipexpat
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best seafood places if you want to feel like a New England local restaurant

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vipLbaiocco
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, good food, great atmosphere, always a winner on the UWS.

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DavidS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

one of the best restaurants on the UWS: food is almost always excellent and tasty, service is spot on.

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MaxNY
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The Mermaid Inn knows how to cook fish. The menu is not very adventuresome and seems staid. It's fine but predictable.

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IreneNY
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dinner with friends, friendly service and good drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining for tonight was for my parent’s anniversary. The server has brought us glasses of champagne to celebrate. Very kind and food was delicious as always.

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StevenGriffin12
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great ambiance and service, but the food lacked flavor and didn’t taste fresh.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Oysters were delicious! Good atmosphere, they were able to get us in early.

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vipMAGS
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great outdoor seating. Food going a bit downhill. Feels more like chain restaurant menu/food. Too bad. Would go again...maybe just for happy hour or brunch. Over saturating with locations...food suffering. Could this be another version of "Red Lobster" chain - especially with planned opening of 42nd Street mega location??

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Order took 45 minutes plus to arrive. Waiter apologized for the delay and a complimentary crudo was brought to the table. Hard surfaces in the on-street dining hut elevated the noise level. Food was good; standard brunch fare done well, though the shakshuka seemed under seasoned.

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The Mermaid Inn Uptown is rated 4.7 stars by 3921 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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