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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.

570 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Monday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
88th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 799-7400

Website:
http://www.themermaidnyc.com/

Parking Details:
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)
Quik Park
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)

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Michael Cressotti

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (97)
Happy Hour (70)
Casual (69)
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Good for a Date (61)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Fun (41)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Great for Brunch (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Special Occasion (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Good for Groups (30)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Cozy (27)
Bar Seating (27)
Comfort Food (25)
Healthy (25)
Romantic (21)
Hot Spot (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Kid-friendly (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Authentic (12)
People Watching (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Late-night Find (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Business Meals (7)
Great Beer (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Tapas (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I came here last year on a trip to NYC together and although there are hundreds of great restaurants in NYC, we will keep coming back to Mermaid. The food, atmosphere, service, everything is wonderful!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

A perennial favorite for me and wifey. Great seafood and cocktails. Really good classics and some nice twists.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Besides the food being great, they were very accommodating.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Staff was welcoming and helpful, as usual. Food is always great. No wonder it is always filled.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Had family in from out of town. Quick seating with reservations. Family friendly service. Great food and cocktails. Highly recommended.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing lobster knuckles and lobster roll. Bringing class back to the UWS.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Amazing place
Great for a special occasion
The food was unbelievable and the service was 1- A.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Met some family for a quick dinner before a show . Always our go-to neighborhood place . Happy hour can't be beat, great oysters and small bites . Dinner menu excellent as well . Service always friendly and accommodating . Terrific neighborhood place .

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Good food good service great neighborhood place great happy hour

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love coming to mermaid inn and it’s super family / stroller friendly

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

A fine seafood restaurant in UWS . Excellent service and quality food. Great early bird specials and a wonderful gratis chocolate dessert.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I have been here several times +have always had good food + service. I'm glad they moved to the larger location several years ago.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great service, the food was awesome. We have dined here before and will definitely return!

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This place was awesome! It exceeded my expectations! Such a great time for a birthday brunch with the girls!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I had mixed feelings about my dining experience here. The ambiance is great, drinks are good. I ordered the Salmon and was underwhelmed with the dish. Maybe I'll go back again...

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great service, great food.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I live in the DC area with family in NYC and The Mermaid Inn came highly recommended! Been there twice and love that they have Maryland Crab Cakes and all things Chesapeake :) Love the energy and that Grand Platter & Deviled Eggs!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wait staff was excellent. Oysters and clams were delicious.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

First time and looking forward to returning again and again. Food and drink both excellent with a courteous and well informed staff. All good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Sat outside, it was lovely. Service is terrific. Here and in the Village, best oysters in New York. Great happy hour

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

James was great. Food was yummy! Crab cake and wedge salad is dinner! Enjoy!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Parents in town from California and it's my favorite spot

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Very good food. Too noisy so I don’t go as often as the food beckons

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Superb oysters, fresh fish, great service. Will derfinitely go again very soon.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We come here for happy hour nearly every time we are in Manhattan. Food is great and my husband adores the oysters! Sparkling wine completes whatever seafood we choose... will keep coming back for sure. But make reservations or you maight not get in.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had a great meal and great service!!
We would go back for brunch anytime!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent selection of fresh oysters! Many interesting choices on the menu...some familiar but expertly prepared. Best cheese grits I've ever had! Friendly, knowledgeable servers.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

3rd times is a charm. Each visit does not disappoint. Food is always great. Service is especially good. From the hostess who has no problem seating earlier than reservation. To the bus boy who was noticing we needed attention. You won't be disappointed.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Mermaid Inn is a real treat for our family. We try to arrive early enough for the Happy Hour specials. The lobster roll and French fries are my favorite meal. We appreciate the cheerful service and generous drinks too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great neighborhood place for fresh fish and seafood, love the $1 oyster happy hour, everyday from 5-7pm.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

good fresh food but limited menu; no dessert choices but they give you chocolate pudding
very busy but were not rushed through dinner

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Such a fun, welcoming atmosphere... nice staff, good food... what more could you ask...

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great service. Yummy "clean" food. Very convenient to my home. Glad it is in the neighborhood.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy
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