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The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.7
4.7
4362 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Mermaid Inn is one of New York City's seafood mainstays, with locations in the Upper West Side, Chelsea, and an Oyster Bar in Greenwich Village. We specialize in fresh, sustainable seafood with Happy Hour and specials every day of the week. Try our famous Lobster Sandwich, Happy Hour oysters, fish tacos, and tuna crudo.

Join us for Happy Hour every day from 4:30pm-6:30pm! We hope to see you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 133 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 799-7400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Cressotti

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    W 88th Street

  • Parking details

    There is free street parking after 7pm Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. Parking Garages are also in the neighborhood. Garsch Garage (24hrs)181 West 87th (Columbus/Amsterdam)Quik Park207 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.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,362 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Seafood

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  1. RN

    RobertN

    New York Area

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continues to be one of the great pleasures of the West Side. Week after week the standards of the kitchen remain high. The cod, salmon, tuna, lobster roll, oysters, calamari, tacos, hush puppies — you name it, everything on the menu is terrific. Sometimes it’s hard to decide to go anywhere else.
  2. s

    susanl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. If they could fix the noise levels I'd be there once a week.
  3. LD

    LizD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great neighborhood gem that always has good, fresh seafood and attentive service.
  4. CS

    ChristinaS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Every bite was delicious. I'm looking forward to trying all of their brands!
  5. MC

    MyraCee

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time here and it was such a good experience! I went for “happy hour” before a theatre performance! Oysters and little necks were fresh and briny and yummy! My Aperol spritz was perfection ! Service impecable! Overall I’d like to live around the corner! Lol!
  6. BN

    BackinNY

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great oysters. Lobster roll. Linguine with clams and Aleppo pepper. Very professional servers!
  7. RK

    RozaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, I am not the first time in this restaurant and love it. All my friends who I brought love it also.
  8. JL

    JudyL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early bird a good idea : No line , choice of seat , EB specials We enjoyed the 80’s songs Server was considerate ,food excellent
  9. EK

    EmilyK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great experience, not sure why they sat us next to the bathroom(which is very nice and clean) when there was a ton of seating elsewhere in the restaurant-but, it didn't hinder the experience. Food was very good and the service also! Highly recommend.
  10. l

    llt727

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous NYC weekend dining experience! We caught the tail end of Happy Hour for an early dinner prior to a concert at The Beacon. Everything was really good, oysters were super fresh and the grilled octopus was perfect!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I keep coming back because I love this place so much
  12. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Our brunch was good, unfortunately, I was unhappy with our waitress. I ordered a dish with lyonnaise potatoes but they were the same roasted potatoes that were on the other dishes at the table. The waitress told me that was what the restaurant offers as lyonnaise potatoes. Beware.
  13. TT

    TTWa

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great family neighborhood restaurant. We always enjoy the Mermaid Inn.
  14. LN

    LindaN

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Reliable and always good.
  15. LT

    LuizaT

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. I am definitely coming back
  16. BR

    BrittanyR

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Haven’t been here since before the pandemic and I remember things being much better than it was. Sub par, mid experience
  17. AR

    AllysonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not our first time there and as usual excellent service and delicious food. Splendid evening. Thanks
  18. GB

    GeorgeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Happy Hour on a Tuesday evening. We ate indoors and received outstandingly fast, attentive while unobtrusive service from our waitstaff; the manager really went out of his way to make us feel welcomed and valued…the small bites were delicious and reasonably priced for Happy Hour. The manager treated us to three glasses of persecco to celebrate our anniversary and comped us on a delicious chocolate dessert. The owner-curated playlist was in turns familiar and interesting, while being surprising, quirky and esoteric. Will be back soon and tell my friends to check it out.
  19. m

    marks

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always --- great food, Abel was a wonderful, thoughtful server - and we are always made to feel like we have come home.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My new favorite restaurant. I’ve dined here multiple times for brunch and dinner. I love the food and I love the ambience and I love that it is a neighborhood restaurant just two blocks from where I lived for over 40 years. The only reason I gave a four-star rather than a five star review for the food is that it was not quite as sensational, almost magically good, as it was the week before. My son and I ordered the same food as we did last week. I ordered the plain grilled tuna with a side of baby carrots and cauliflower in a sauce of smoked butter and teeny bitsof dill I think it was. Last week the carrots were tiny and sweet, sat on a pillow of tender tiny cauliflower. Exquisite. Last night the carrots and cauliflower were not so tiny nor as beautifully presented, nor were they as delicately sweet. I know I know. In any other restaurant I would be raving about it. My son had the same ever so slight experience with the lobster roll. I know I know this is so minor. But, I need to mention it because it’s important for this beautiful restaurant to be aware that its fans notice subtle differences. It still is my favorite restaurant, my go to. The staff is marvelous, the ambience is just my style, and I hope to go there many many more times.
  21. MM

    MariaM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Such a great first experience at the Mermaid inn uptown. Service was great, food delicious and the vibe was nice. We were seated right under the speaker, so it was a little loud to talk, but that’s just a minor issue. The only “bad” thing I can think of was that the appetizer was on the smaller side, but then the entrees were bigger then expected, so it kinda evened everything out. We had a great time and will definitely be back again. Our wait staff was polite, on point and helpful. Would definitely recommend.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Birthday celebration
  23. RS

    RobertS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our Upper West Side absolute favorites. Always a wonderful reception and accommodations for both indoor and outdoor seating-summer or winter. We especially love the happy hour menu which results in an extraordinary value enhancing all there is to enjoy. Highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  24. t

    travelingman47

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    the Mermaid has so many plusses going for it, from the staff, to the ease of making reservations, to the delicious food and best of all the chocolate pudding at dessert. But at 8:00p on a Saturday night, the sound level was so "energetic" that for a group of 3 friends all of a certain age, it was impossible for us to carry on a conversation with each other. I guess it's back to the early bird specials for us at 5:30p but coming back at prime dining hours with all the good looking youngsters, forget about it!
  25. JE

    JENNIFER101

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Mermaid is a fine place for happy hour but we could have done without the waiter grabbing the plates before we were done and rushing us through our meal to clear the table for the next patron. We barely sat for 35-40 min.
  26. TD

    TheDude

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mermaid Inn is a great place: great ambiance, excellent staff, and great food!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic and our server Nicole was GREAT!
  28. FS

    FoodSnob

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy hour is a great deal here! Food and service are always terrific.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Our waiter kept rushing us to order and it was annoying
  30. AB

    AliceB

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The vibe is good and the food is good but it is a little overpriced.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought some friends from out of town here. As always it was amazing. They raved about the clam chowder, “some of the best we ever had” as well as the Gouda Mac and cheese was a hit. And also as always the little puddings and the end was just the right finish to a great meal.
  32. HG

    HaroldG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service good foods Happy hour great prices Sat outside even in heat wave they gave fans and felt cool Street traffic only issues
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. We had a solid meal. Staff was on point! Would recommend.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a terrific experience. Our waitress was on point and very attentive. Food was delicious. We will return with close friends for our monthly group outing.
  35. M

    Munzeee123

    Central Coast

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite when visiting UWS. Great food; excellent service and it never disappoints!
  36. B

    Bigsister

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time eating here and we'll be back. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We had fried calamari to start and grilled tuna and scallops for our entree. Especially appreciated the complimentary chocolate mousse for dessert.
  37. AL

    AnthonyL

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mermaid Inn always serves a delightful brunch. I go there for shellfish, especially the fresh clams and lobster rolls. The spicy Bloody Mary is great too, and the service is always superior. I reserve through OpenTable and the table is always ready.
  38. DF

    DavidF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our faves. Great value but even if not, still a wonderful meal.
  39. A

    Averys

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    I love the food at Mermaid Inn. Here's what I don't like: It is FREEZING at the upstairs tables. I always carry a wool balaclava and down hiking vest in preparation for going in cold stores, banks, etc. I informed the young woman who checked me in that I had requested an outdoor table but somehow she didn't have that info. So the choice was to be cold or wait half-an-hour.
  40. D

    Deirdre

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mermaid Inn is my happy place. It has been one of my favorite go-to restaurants for the last decade. The food is fresh, the service is excellent, the drinks are fantastic, and the service is also excellent and friendly. We are so excited that the upper west side location is expanding too.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Mermaid Inn Uptown is rated 4.7 stars by 4362 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 133 times today
Google Map for The Mermaid Inn Uptown

570 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W 88th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is free street parking after 7pm Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. Parking Garages are also in the neighborhood. Garsch Garage (24hrs)181 West 87th (Columbus/Amsterdam)Quik Park207 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Cressotti

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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