The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.8
3422 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.
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

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 3422 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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viprcm1
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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:)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipuwswoman
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot on the hood excellent staff, excellent food and our dining area is lovely

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vipLunabee
Birmingham
68 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipAislingM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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

Food was amazing as always and we felt very safe Covid - wise with the set up and protocols. Great night out.

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vipQuasheedaF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here. Oysters are so fresh and the burger is amazing as well.

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sdouble0
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food! Each outdoor table has an individual heating lamp to keep you warm.

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BenK
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipFrancesA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best happy hour menu and outdoor dining experience in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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lisad
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate and drank was spectacular. Staff is incredibly professional. Place feels very safe and outdoor seating is warm and cozy.

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Judy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Mermaid many times and enjoyed ourselves as we always do

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StephanieJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Allegranyc
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor dining setup - waitstaff was friendly and good food under the heating lamps!

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Holdthemayo1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Mermaid!
Amazing seafood, great prices and you always feel at home

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GregoryH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our ongoing favorites - will keep going to help them stay open, keep up the good work.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor eating. Very very good brunch.

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taylorr
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipGaryB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience, and appreciate the effort all around during COVID.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food was great

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LarryS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Sashay
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Always!

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vipmarconee
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Used to have Tuna steak, no longer selling it.
Otherwise fish was oK

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vipmerry
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great heated outdoor seating!
Overhead heat lamps did the trick !
Excellent service along with good food and drinks!

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AnuL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Best happy hour! oysters!
great for families and kids

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DavidC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Reliable institution, not the least dear but happy hour specials help make more affordable.

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vipuwswoman
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Mermaid Inn!
Amazing food, great service!
And the chocolate pudding !!
What great NYC institution!

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EileenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ShaC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Great food
Great place

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Felix
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good Service at one of our favorite restaurants on the UWS.
Excellent Food - And an enjoyable evening - even in a time of Covid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a perfect Covid-compliant experience. But cold- no heat lamps!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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 :-)

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vipnycmomma
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good. Food is great. Happy hour is better. Pudding at the end is perfection.

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EstherC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and Atmosphere was relaxing. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

lovely waiter, good food- but outdoor heaters are a must! pls add as soon as you can

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The Mermaid Inn Uptown is rated 4.8 stars by 3422 OpenTable diners.

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