The Mermaid Inn Uptown
We are so glad to be back and are committed to doing everything we can to keep you and our staff safe.
Please be aware that due to the new NYC mandate, all food and beverage consumption must end at 10pm. Tables are reserved for 1 1/2 hours in consideration of our limited capacity.
Join us for Happy Hour every day from 4:30pm-6:30pm!
• 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, and will not be changed during your meal unless requested.
• Please take advantage of our contactless payment system.
• Please know how much we value and appreciate you!
-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
New England Clam Chowder
bacon & fingerling potatoes
The food always very good but the gumbo was overpriced. it was a special and the price should have been told. $30 for a gumbo soup is very high, even though is was an entree.
otherwise everything was delicious, and the gumbo was too:)
Fantastic overall experience from the food to the prices to the setup. Oysters were super fresh, absolutely loved the Hush Puppies and Fish Tacos as well. Great happy hour deals. Love it!!
Best spot on the hood excellent staff, excellent food and our dining area is lovely
The menu for brunch/lunch is limited. I decided to have a burger. Always a questionable decisions a fish/seafood restaurant.
The burger was okay, a bit over cooker (ordered medium rare). The fries are covered in Old Bay spice. They are too spicy for my palette.
Service was excellent. Ambience under the tent was fine. Heat lamps are welcomed. Wish other restaurant would take a cue on how to organize outdoor space and offer heat.
It is early 2021 and we still have a long road ahead.
First time eating at Mermaid Inn and despite Covid restrictions it was a great meal !
Credit due for a great restaurant structure on the street with individual table heating lamps - a miserable, wet evening was made all the better - great food and a warm space !
Will be back
Food was amazing as always and we felt very safe Covid - wise with the set up and protocols. Great night out.
Always a great experience here. Oysters are so fresh and the burger is amazing as well.
Great service and food! Each outdoor table has an individual heating lamp to keep you warm.
Properly ventilated outdoor option with heaters to keep you warm enough to make it enjoyable. Friendly staff, great food as always. Please continue to support this location!
The best happy hour menu and outdoor dining experience in NYC.
Great food and service
Everything we ate and drank was spectacular. Staff is incredibly professional. Place feels very safe and outdoor seating is warm and cozy.
We have been to the Mermaid many times and enjoyed ourselves as we always do
This is my favorite restaurant, hands down, in my neighborhood. The tables outside are well spaced and I felt really comfortably away from all others who weren't in my party. The heaters are adequate also, even in quite cool weather. The tables were immaculate and the waiters all wore masks and asked us to wear them as well unless we were eating.
I went for brunch with a friend and the raw oysters were fantastic as well as the fish tacos. Their choice of sauvignon blanc was excellent. My friend got the shrimp po'boy sandwich and said it was excellent too. If I can only afford one restaurant per month, Mermaid is my clear choice.
Great outdoor dining setup - waitstaff was friendly and good food under the heating lamps!
Food and ambience was great. My waiter was very attentive. The heated lamp at the table was perfect. This is my 2nd visit in 6 months and will be back
We love the Mermaid!
Amazing seafood, great prices and you always feel at home
One of our ongoing favorites - will keep going to help them stay open, keep up the good work.
Great outdoor eating. Very very good brunch.
With indoor dining closed due to COVID restrictions- the heated outdoor dining was a great experience- heat lamp hung from overhead was very effective on a very cold 27degree evening
Always a good experience, and appreciate the effort all around during COVID.
Amazing food was great
The addition of heat lamps on top of all the tables made this a great experience even in 35 degree weather. MI's food is always excellent. Their version of a Manhattan was really excellent.
Great happy hour. We had oysters, a variety of happy hour apps, and a caesar salad. Everything was delicious and Dylan was super attentive. Outdoor heated dining worked perfectly - will definitely be back!
Used to have Tuna steak, no longer selling it.
Otherwise fish was oK
Great heated outdoor seating!
Overhead heat lamps did the trick !
Excellent service along with good food and drinks!
Love this place. Best happy hour! oysters!
great for families and kids
Reliable institution, not the least dear but happy hour specials help make more affordable.
The new heat lamps are lovely ! It’s a great setting out doors and safe . Food is excellent , staff is always so nice too . We are regulars and always love it here . The clam chowder I will say is very rich. Love love the mini lobster roll 😊
We love the Mermaid Inn!
Amazing food, great service!
And the chocolate pudding !!
What great NYC institution!
This is a wonderful restaurant featuring fresh fish. The venue is warm with nautical themed decorations. The service professional, great selection of fish plus some items for meat lovers, wonderful selection of wine. One of my favorite restaurants on the upper west side.
Haven been in Hospitality Mgmt for over 20yrs, this team is spot on from stem to stern. The food is good and consistent, the staff is pleasant, cocktails are nicely balanced, ambiance is lovely, everything is clean with simple nice decor accents and the music level appropriate to have a conversation... hmmm what else?
A Must Try!!!
Immense thanks for the overall experience. Will continue to visit UWS monthly. Stay safe all. Best S
Good Service at one of our favorite restaurants on the UWS.
Excellent Food - And an enjoyable evening - even in a time of Covid.
It was a perfect Covid-compliant experience. But cold- no heat lamps!!
Mermaid Inn is always a great spot, drinks and food are on point! My only recommendation would be to please get some sort of outdoor heaters so we can continue to enjoy dining outside, even with chillier temps :-)
Consistently good. Food is great. Happy hour is better. Pudding at the end is perfection.
Excellent Service and Atmosphere was relaxing. Highly recommend
lovely waiter, good food- but outdoor heaters are a must! pls add as soon as you can
The Mermaid Inn Uptown is rated 4.8 stars by 3422 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.