We love to go there for their Skate fish. It’s noisy! So go when they open and during the week.maybe ask for table in the back
Beautiful new York day to sit outside. Seafood tower was fresh and amazing. Challah French toast was to die for. Meriam was a great waitress. Really great last meal in NYC.
Absolutely loved meeting friends at The Mermaid Inn in UWS. The apps were delicious - one of the group ordered the cocktail, pink flamingo. Need to go back and order that!
Always love the oysters. The skate and clams with linguini were good to. Was hard to hear the conversation because of loud, energetic dining room, but we made out OK. I come here often and will be back again.
After numerous visits, I can say the experience is consistantly pleasant. I love the look and feel of the space. The layout can make for awkward traffic patterns, but once seated, it's a lively room to have an lively dinner. The welcome at the door always seems warm and welcoming.
When we come for dinner, our servers have always made every attempt to accommodate the particular needs of the friends I bring. When it comes to the food, I love the Oysters and Lobster knuckles. The cocktails always arrive in the particular way we order them.
The one area in which I would love to see improvement, is in the maintenance of the table as we dine. Our water is always full, which I really appreciate. However, there often remains the previous, now empty cocktails or used plates and silverware on the table. Just keeping the table fresh throughout the meal would seem on par with a restaurant at this price point. My guests have commented on how it feels odd to have a server walk past our table when we have these items cluttering our table. Overall, I love The Mermaid Inn UWS. Be back soon.
Love love love mermaid inn! Delicious food, good vibes, good service! Definitely recommend
Michael, our waiter was attentive and made the dining experience a real pleasure. Food and atmosphere were great
The Mermaid Inn exceed our expectations but the noise was quite loud. Overall would recommend
The food, ambiance, and service were all fantastic! I can't wait to go back.
I've been going to mermaid inn since they were in their old space. The food is always amazing and so is the staff!!!
One of my favorite Oyster Happy Hours. Always great food and attentive, friendly service
Would someone please do something about the acoustics here? Everything that is great about this place is somewhat ruined when you can't have a conversation because the noise drowns out everything anyone says. Love the food and decor, will come back when it's less crowded and the noise-amplifying panels are removed from the ceiling.
Great happy hour oysters and clams
Relatively quiet table
Tasty Oysters and clams. Went after Happy Hour and was disappointed that they did not have fried oysters for after Happy Hour appetizer.
I have never had a bad meal at Mermaid Inn!! Their salmon is one of the best main dishes I've ever had. And their happy hour everyday is great!!
Always enjoy this place - and not just for the classic lobster roll it offers. This time I tried the skate, which was delicious. The staff is very excellent - intelligent and attentive without being overbearing. The basic menu is simple by design; there is a raw bar and some classics (in addition to the lobster roll, the fish tacos are excellent) and no time is wasted with desert other than the complementary chocolate pudding. The whole restaurant is well thought out, including the bathroom with its communal hand washing area and private toilets. My only complaint is that it can be hard to get a table, so book in advance!
Food was quite good and fresh. A great place to meet friends and sit in a bright place. Very busy and service was good in spite of the crush of people for Saturday brunch. We weren't rushed to leave either which is excellent customer service. Every time I have been to Mermaid Inn, I have enjoyed myself! Will be back...Oh, great oyster selection, too!
Great service and food. Loved the baked eggs and the Bloody Mary.
We had an absolutely fantastic time at The Mermaid Inn and we will definitely return.
They accommodated a change in our party size on the day of our reservation, which we very much appreciated. We went during Happy Hour, which included a number of specials that we were pleasantly surprised to find. We tried almost all of them, and every dish we had was delicious, including the clam chowder, fried calamari, mini fish tacos, shrimp cocktail, shrimp and avocado sliders and, of course, a round of clams and oysters, which were shucked well. I had the linguini with clams for my main, and it was great!
The service was fantastic - they checked up on us enough to get a couple of new orders after our first round of appetizers, and even had a candle in my pudding for dessert to celebrate my birthday. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Great with kids and food excellent
Always so lovely to dine at the Mermaid Inn. Lovely staff and delicious food. Fabulous Happy Hour at tables as well as at the bar.
We showed up for the reservation. It was about 5:30 on a weekday and the place was fairly empty. A woman showed us to a table near a large window which would be too cold for either of us to sit near. The table was also minuscule. We asked for a larger table (there were several available). She said she would check. Walked away, then came back and told us all those tables were reserved for larger parties. I told her we were leaving and then she said she would check with the hostess. What had she done previously? I just told her we were leaving and we left. I will not pay those prices to eat with my plate almost in my lap. I would expect that from a less expensive restaurant, but not at these prices.
Love this place and the lobster roll is amazing, a bit pricy though.
A really fun find with fabulous food and libations! Happy Hour a plus!
My sister had never been to the Upper West Side restaurant, so for her birthday, I decided to treat her for the outstanding Happy Hour. We were promptly seated at our reservation time.
Very friendly front of the house staff. Our waiter, sorry that I don’t remember his name, was outstanding. Also kudos to the very attentive bus boys and runners. Our water glasses were always being filled. Dirty dishes and silverware were quickly replaced.
We ate our way thru the Happy Hour menu...oysters, clams, lobster knuckles, fish tacos, fried calamari, clam sliders, shrimp/avocado sliders...everything was delivered hot and very tasty.
Love the complimentary small cup of chocolate mousse for dessert. My sister’s arrived with a candle for her birthday.
We both had a great time. Thank you Mermaid Inn.
Lovely restaurant. Great quality of food at very reasonable prices. Service was fantastic.
Always a great reliable meal! The lobster roll can't be beat, and the ambiance is very vibrant and fun. Highly recommended!
Love both locations - linguine with clam sauce is the best ever. Plan to go back as often as possible.
Our server was the perfect combination of helpful and attentive without being overbearing. The food was delicious as always. We had a delightful time.
A truly enjoyable evening. Oysters and seafood were excellent! Drinks inventive!
We sat at the bar near the entrance. Nice that there was no draft due to the seasonal “wind screen” enclosure around the entrance. Bartender was knowledgeable about the oysters and attentive in spite of a busy bar at the start of our Saturday lunch/brunch time visit. Love the decor—great old photos. The tuna served as part of my tuna Niçoise salad was perfectly prepared. My husband loved his oyster selection and the seafood board (smoked salmon plus.) We are visiting from Boston area and really appreciate it when seafood is prepared with care.
My favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. The service and food always great. Lively atmosphere,
It's my "go to".
Great first time dinner!
Delicious lobster roll - packed house at brunch! Fun, good - enjoyed
It’s been awhile since being back, but glad to see the food was still amazing and tasty! Will def. head back!
I have been going to this restaurant for years. I moved out of the neighborhood but come back when I can. This time I was with a friend who had never been here. She loved the food.
Good neighborhood place. Good Happy Hour Would prefer small plates a\that are shareable
neighborhood place. Decent Happy hour. Can get noisy and crowded