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About The Mermaid Inn Uptown
The East Village's favorite fish shack is now an Upper West Side favorite as well, thanks to a second location at 570 Amsterdam Ave. near 88th St.
Swim on over for Mermaid Inn favorites like the lobster roll with Old Bay fries, seared skate wing, Mermaid fish tacos and the Happiest of Happy Hours.
On Sundays, join The Mermaid for Lobsterpalooza: $28 for a pound & a quarter lobster, red bliss potatoes & grilled corn on the cob. The uptown location also features an expanded raw bar, brunch and the same casual and cozy "shore feel" as the downtown spot.
Danny Abrams, who has owned and operated some of the city's most beloved restaurants (including The Red Cat and The Harrison), is the principle owner, and Michael Cressotti is their corporate executive chef.
New York, NY 10024
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Monday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is free street parking available after 7pm Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. Parking Garages are also available in the neighborhood. Garsch Garage-212.724.6927 (24hrs)
181 West 87th (Columbus/Amsterdam)
207 West 88th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)
Central Kenny Garage- (24hrs)
214 West 88th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)
Icon- 212.874.9899 (24hrs)
205-209 West 89th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)
We are located near the 1 train at 86th Street & Broadway, near the B,C,E trains at 86th & CPW, and near the M104, M11, & M7 bus lines.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Mermaid Inn Uptown Ratings and Reviews
The staff was very friendly and considerate. This is NOT one of those places that makes you wait until everyone in your party is there to seat you. And they waitstaff got me tea while I waited. The bacon is amazing, so we ended up getting 2 orders for the table after tasting one order. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meals.
The restaurant is spacious, welcoming and well located. Overall the food is good but...
- $29 the lobster roll not served with Homemade fries
- service way too fast
- small portions
- twinnings tea not even served in a tea pot
- very noisy
- tables close to the windows: very cold
We arrived at 6 p.m. and the dining room was already at the lowest dimming level before turning all lights off. Everyone used their cell flashlight to see their food when it was served.
This low/no light level prohibited us from enjoying the meal and the ambiance.
I've only been to this restaurant a few times. The food is very good; not inexpensive but not crazy expensive. It can be pretty noisy but that counts for most restaurants in NY. I haven't actually had brunch there but would like to at a some point. Not sure how the other locations are re: noise level. The only thing is that the tables are very close together so it's not exactly private but not much is anymore. The server was very nice and helpful and her advice was perfect.
Really enjoyed our dinner. The oyster happy hour drew us, but everything else was excellent, too. Were pleasantly surprised to see there are may other items on the happy hour menu - e.g. littleneck clams, fried calamari, soup - so you actually could have a complete meal at a cut rate. We chose to pig out on oysters and clams to start, then enjoyed entrees. My husband had pasta pesto with shrimp. I had seared tuna. Both were prepared perfectly. We really liked our charming server, too. Lovely bonus: a demitasse of chocolate pudding with whipped cream for dessert. What a little treat! Perfect UWS atmosphere. Casual + quality. Highly recommend.
Great oysters, lobster rolls and happy hour special. Our waiter was very accommodating and friendly. Love the beachy feel you get while dining. In lieu of a dessert menu, they offer you small dark chocolate pudding cups with fresh whip cream which were just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. We ended the night to reveal, I was in love and my husband was passionate which was indicated by the fortune teller fish they hand out - very cute idea for those on a date.
Service and management of the restaurant is top notch. The food is delicious, the menu has some unique seafood dishes for the foodies. Bar scene is also great. Had no trouble getting a reservation but I highly recommend doing so if you're going to go. It's gets busy during happy hour.
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