Always a wonderful experience. The staff & management are always friendly & accommodating.
Best neighborhood restaurant. Always reliably well-prepared, delicious seafood dishes, great cocktails and wine, cozy and comfortable. Lobster knuckles should not be missed!
Great all around. Haven’t been since they expanded to larger space next door. Nice!
Service has suffered. Perfunctory at best. Happy hour is a pretty good deal.
Oysters were bit small and expensive
Reunion with great friend
This is an excellent choice for brunch on the Upper West Side. The restaurant is large but feels cozy as there are different rooms. The tables are not on top of each other as is typical in NY. The lobster roll is a must try, better than the many I have enjoyed in Montauk. The shrimp and grits were a big hit with our group. The french toast and eggs were excellent as well. Service was swift and friendly. I will be back.
Good selection of oysters. Creative food, especially appetizers.
Make my way to the Mermaid Inn whenever I can while in NYC for the Happy Hour hors d'oeuvres, love the grilled shrimp sliders ! Service is always great.
Host was great! She sat us quickly and in a cozy spot. The waitress came over and told us the specials! Then another one came over and did the same thing. It was funny. Then we ordered a bottle and the guy who tried to open it broke the cork- still fine! He had our waitress bring it over already opened— assuming they just fished out the cork and the bar and then brought it over and poured it. It was good.
We ordered appetizers (clams, shishitos,etc) I was eating the peppers and speaking to my date. I was about halfway through and had a plate of the stems because you don’t eat them... however I had lots of peppers to still eat. A super tall server came over and started to bus my plate. I politely let him know I was still working on my food. He was pretty sassy and said “oh you want to eat those???” Referring to the stems... obviously I’m not eating the stems. I needed the plate to put the other stems on. I found the comment so off putting that the rest of the dinner was just not enjoyable. It was a bummer because my server was great but he was just unnecessarily rude.
We have been there several times for dinner but decided to try it out for brunch and it was delicious! One of the better restaurants in the upper west side.
Even with a reservation we had to wait. The noise level is crazy loud but if you can get through the food is great.
Excellent as always. Happy hour is the best in town with $1 oysters!
Amazing! Loved the staff and the food was incredible
As usual, everyone was extremely nice and accommodating which is why I often dine at Mermaid Inn
As Pete Wells at the Times said last year, we’re a little starved up here for good restaurants. Thank you, Messrs. Bradley and Abrams, for this one. It’s fish, fish, and more fish, terrifically done. Salmon on a bed of brussels sprouts, breaded cod, it’s all done simply. The happy hour bar food Is great if a little aggressively priced. The sliders are perfect with a beer or glass of wine and also as an appetizer. Speaking of appetizers, the octopus is especially nicely dressed up. There’s no dessert menu. You get handed a small cup of pudding with whipped cream and that’s it. No choice, no charge. Which is fine. If you live anywhere from Lincoln Center on up, put this on your regular list.
As always, great service, excellent food, friendly ambiance. We are lucky to have Mermaid in the neighborhood!
The brunch selection was limited, but my Niçoise salad was very good. The service could have been better. The waiter spilled coffee on my suede boots and did not apologize or offer to do anything about it.
Love the decor, waitstaff is nice enough, and the window seat that we had was spectacular for a sunny Sunday brunch in February:)
The brunch is fantastic. Farmer’s market is healthy and delicious. Pancakes are yummy! Very good energy at brunch - one of the best on the west side.
Great food and service with pricing that is worth it.
It is so good that we reserve every Thursday night for dinner.
I have been to the Greenwich Village location and the food there was much better. The clams and oysters on the half were way too fishy. The oyster with chorizo special was good but the chorizo was overpowering. Evidently there is no dessert or coffee because we were brought our check immediately after the last dinner plate was taken. There were multiple times our waitress came over to the neighboring tables and did not come to ours or even look in our direction while our drink glasses were empty and an appetizer was served and I didn’t have a fork. Just not what I had expected since I had a great experience at the other location.
We enjoyed a lovely Valentine's Day dinner with superb food and wine.
Took the wife here for Valentines Day. Made reservations one month in advance and was happy I did. We were seated within 5 minutes of showing up. The place was very full and turning away walkins. Food was very good but short of great. Service was good but I was initially brought the wrong entree. The waiter fixed the mistake quickly and without hesitation. Also of note, even though it was Valentines Day, the restaurant honored their happy hour menu! Big plus in my opinion. I’m looking forward to going again.
Good happy hour options to get a taste selection of the menu at reasonable cost. Kid's menu's available. A bit crowded/noisy in the front room, but more space in the back (more romantic too). Service has been great on the numerous occasions we have eaten here. No dessert menu, but the complementary chocolate pudding is yum!
Food and service exceeded expectations
As always it was delicious and the service was fantastic. The happy hour special is a great value. I will be back soon for some more oysters and clams.
We eat here often.
Saturday's meal was just awful.
I couldn't eat the "special" appetizer of flamed (3) oysters @ &16.95.
They were served tepid, with a plateful of wood chips????
What genius decided to put wood chips on a dinner plate in a dim restaurant where the diner might mistake them for something edible, as I did ?
Poor decision, poor preparation.
Oysters for happy hour.
Nice wine list.
As usual, never disappointing. Our go to place on the UWS for delicious food, great happy hour, great staff, and atmosphere.
Had a reservation arrived early! Seated immediately. Server Mike was very attentive. Food arrived quickly and was delicious 😋. Will go again!
Fantastic happy hour. Attentive service. Intimate little neighborhood spot with wonderful seafood--I wish I had this restaurant near me as I'd dine there all the time.
Was in NYC for performing an Off Broadway show with companion and wanted to experience a good seafood restaurant. Googled and it was one of 10 best in NYC and it was dead on. Easy to find also. Excellent on all levels!!!!
Love the reception, the food, the attentiveness of the waitstaff. For me, the flaws are the noise level and the close proximity of the tables.
Food fab as usual. Oysters tad too costly. Waiting toooo long for reserved table.
Sooooo good! The food is unbelievable and the service is so attentive. :)
Everything was fab! The crab cake is amazing, octopus was delicious! Highly Reccomended.
The fish tacos and shrimp sliders were served cold and the taco shells were burnt. G&T’s, oysters and clam chowder were very good. Service was prompt and polite.