The Mermaid Inn Uptown
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• Tables are reserved for 1 1/2 hours
• Masks must be worn any time you leave the table.
• While seated, please utilize your mask when staff comes to the table.
• Our menu is available to view through the QR code and single use menus are available upon request.
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Join us for Happy Hour every day from 4:30pm-6:30pm!
-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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
oysters are beautiful & they taste good, too
Mermaid Fish Tacos
beer batter, red cabbage, pickled jalapeño & pico de gallo
Mini Buttered Lobster Roll
The Mermaid Inn has the best happy hour in the UWS. Great food; fresh seafood; and reasonable prices. Highly recommend!!!
Another very good meal at Mermaid Inn. We ate outside. They have it set up comfortably. Wait staff was attentive. We’ll be back.
The the food was really good!
This place is amazing. Specifically the service is outstanding. The food is consistently good everytime we go
Always the best!
The outside floor flooded (it was raining) and there’s no milk alternative, but other than that it was great!
Amazing service! If you haven’t been out in New York for a while, Mermaid Inn and its staff will remind whom why you love New York.
Had a great meal - including Kale Salad, Seafood Tower and Skate. Always good!
love this place. My new covid favorite. The staff, set up and covering is great!
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Wonderful food and ambience, friendly staff. Waiter kept forgetting my mom's wine though.
As always, the food was delicious and the service great!
Excellent happy hour! Great oysters and value, lively crowd
Amazing food. Great service. Fun vibe
Reasonable prices, delicious food, excellent service, cozy atmosphere. What more could you ask for?
We had a wonderful server unfortunately can’t remember his name. Has been there two weeks, if that helps manager place him. Every one was lovely. As always
We have been the biggest fans of Mermaid since it opened and dine very frequently for dinner and for the weekend brunch. The restaurant is consistently good and the menu is creative. The tuna crudo is absolutely delicious!
The food was great, but the service was slow. Drinks didn't arrive until after appetizers from raw bar had been served and consumed. Waiter didn't check in to see if we needed anything for a long time, so had to try to flag down servers/runners to ask for waiter to come over. Also - despite it being a special cocktail on the menu, DON'T bother ordering the margarita; it was totally bland and watery.
Liked everything about the restaurant I just don’t understand why you’d have reservations available for 2pm if the kitchen closes at 2:15?
the food was delicious ! the environment was peaceful
Best Happy Hour on the west side. Oysters are always fresh and the fish tacos are tasty.
This restaurant never disappoints! The food is incredibly delicious and the service is wonderful and the upper West side wouldn’t be nearly the place it is today if the mermaid Inn were to dive back into the water!
Special shout out to the wedge salad and the kale Caesar salad not to mention the simply grilled fish dishes. Also the softshell crabs special was outstanding!
Perfect table outside on sidewalk in front, preferable for us to constructed dining housing off the curb.
Prompt and courteous wait staff, utterly delicious fare. My fiancé’s birthday dinner, a candle was brought in your signature pudding. Perfect.
Loved our server. Great food! Great outdoor setup.
We went for Happy Hour. It's hard to find good food AND reasonably priced cocktails, but they delivered on both ends. Everything was delicious, even though the portions were very small. I'd still go back. Great place.
They have a nice Happy Hour seafood appetizers. We seated at outside, road and sidewalk was very busy.
Street noise was loud and service was very slow.
The food was impeccable and very tasty, also great value, especially the Cremant. Service the perfect level of friendly and professional. We had an absolutely brilliant time and will definitely be making an effort to return soon
It was good! I feel like pricy just for the "trendy" factor for good not outstanding food, but definitely a great ambiance and the cocktails were also very good, great service, overall an enjoyable time and I would absolutely come again!
Another great meal at the Mermaid Inn with terrific service too. Some of our favorites from the winter are off the menu -- the Cioppino and the brussel sprouts -- but we enjoyed everything we had: clams, oysters (not a grain of sand in them! with delicious mignonette sauce), lobster roll, shishuto peppers [not sure of spelling], and mac and cheese with lobster. Plus a delicious Valpolicella Ripasso -- our favorite to drink.
Wonderful service and ambiance and a good meal at a fair price. Excellent oysters!
The service people here try their best, they're very nice but I think it is definitely understaffed right now. Unless you flag someone down, you cannot get another tray of oysters during Happy Hour. I don't know if they do it on purpose to save oysters or what. Also, I have been here 4 times and they've only offered the Chunu as the chef's choice, every single time.
Eat before you come here. Seriously. The salmon we had previously is okay, the extremely crispy skin adds a lot to it. However, the hangar steak portion is a JOKE. 4 THIN slices of steak for $28? There is no way to fill up on that, unless you can 2-3 entrees. At their prices, it's just unreasonable that they're serving a kids' portion for steak.
The drinks were very good, I love the Dark and Stormy. I will come again for Happy Hour but I'll eat a ton beforehand because you cannot get full here.
Amazing food (our of this world little clams) and lively, casual ambience. Always on point Mermaid Inn!
oysters were delicious and the tacos were very good also
Outstanding as always!!!
Overall a very good experience. But my seared tuna was only good but not more that that - it lacked a real flavor and the sauce and sides did not really help it. Wedge salad with blue cheese, red onions, bacon, etc. was quite good and I would recommend it. It would have helped to have a real dessert.
I love The Mermaid Inn and have been many times over the years. It was nice being inside. Only my second indoor dining experience in over a year. However, the eggs Benedict with nova salmon was pretty bland. The English muffin was too hard to even cut into. They overdid it on the sauce and just a tiny bit of fresh sprouts. I would have preferred salad over potatoes. But that wasn’t offered. The Bloody Mary was delicious with a rim of sea salt and old bay seasoning - a nice spin! I need to stick to fresh fish and seafood, particularly the clams and oysters as they are always fresh and satisfying!
The service was impeccable and the food was delicious...love those oysters! Also, the outdoor seating is great which includes a lamp per table.
Paulina was great as always. Food was delish. Had a delicious meal and laughed a lot.
Fish tacos need more fish In it, if you sit by the sliding/ garage doors you will freeze. Lobster roll shrunk from my last visit.
The Mermaid Inn Uptown is rated 4.8 stars by 3564 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.