The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.8
3564 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Dear valued guests,

We are so glad to be back and are committed to doing everything we can to keep you and our staff safe.

• 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.
• 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!

Join us for Happy Hour every day from 4:30pm-6:30pm!

-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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3564 people are saying
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MargaretW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mermaid Inn has the best happy hour in the UWS. Great food; fresh seafood; and reasonable prices. Highly recommend!!!

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Zoner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another very good meal at Mermaid Inn. We ate outside. They have it set up comfortably. Wait staff was attentive. We’ll be back.

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FayeG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The the food was really good!

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BriBriH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. Specifically the service is outstanding. The food is consistently good everytime we go

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vipGB220
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

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AmandaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The outside floor flooded (it was raining) and there’s no milk alternative, but other than that it was great!

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vipUWSCPW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDebbieS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great meal - including Kale Salad, Seafood Tower and Skate. Always good!

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vipmck25
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

love this place. My new covid favorite. The staff, set up and covering is great!

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DavidS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

i don't like being forced to write 50 characters after i already answered a survey.

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JennyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and ambience, friendly staff. Waiter kept forgetting my mom's wine though.

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vipcalavera73
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, the food was delicious and the service great!

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JonathanF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent happy hour! Great oysters and value, lively crowd

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Fun vibe

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AlyssaT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reasonable prices, delicious food, excellent service, cozy atmosphere. What more could you ask for?

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vipNYDiner
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipNewyorker
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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kam6255
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience4

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?

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GuerlenneS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was delicious ! the environment was peaceful

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Happy Hour on the west side. Oysters are always fresh and the fish tacos are tasty.

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Sharkogram
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Kenneth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NikkiM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server. Great food! Great outdoor setup.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Maruca
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They have a nice Happy Hour seafood appetizers. We seated at outside, road and sidewalk was very busy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Street noise was loud and service was very slow.

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vipLauraL
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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LauraC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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!

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vipNannerl1
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMarleneM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and ambiance and a good meal at a fair price. Excellent oysters!

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kehelle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

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vipKarinaO
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food (our of this world little clams) and lively, casual ambience. Always on point Mermaid Inn!

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MargaretK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

oysters were delicious and the tacos were very good also

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!!!

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Eagle7
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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!

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vipRobM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and the food was delicious...love those oysters! Also, the outdoor seating is great which includes a lamp per table.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulina was great as always. Food was delish. Had a delicious meal and laughed a lot.

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MelvaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience2

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.

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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.

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