The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.8
3740 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Dear valued guests,

• Tables are reserved for 1 1/2 hours
• 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.
• Please take advantage of our contactless payment system.
• Please know how much we value and appreciate you!

Join us for Happy Hour every day from 4:30pm-6:30pm!

-The Mermaid Inn team

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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 3740 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPickydixie
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

For the food served to me I felt it was meager in portion for the price served.in fact the lobster was the smallest cold water lobster I have ever seen.

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SandraS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mermaid inn has never disappointed. I would consider us regulars at this point!

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MarkD
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and very prompt service. Loved my Shrimp PoBoy for brunch. An upper west side treasure.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice seafood place in town! The shrimp and lobster here are simply best!

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KJ66
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite UWS restaurants. Never disappoints!

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vipPatS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since day 1 the Mermaid Inn has been my go to spot with friends and family. Great food, wonderful décor, and helpful staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters and cocktails were phenomenal. We enjoyed everything we ordered.

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RyanW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. The spot is really nice and inside.

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Pavel
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely oysters and other happy hour offers.
From main menu Fish tacos and Lobster roll are amazing.
Service is fast and friendly

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vipJohn
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, drinks and some of the best people working in NYC restaurants can be found here. If you haven’t been, you should go. If you have been, you already know. 5 stars every time I visit.

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vipDavidP
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always great, fresh seafood, prepared well, and last night was no exception. I'd suggest sticking to the seafood - the hush puppies were just ok. Service is always terrific, the wonderful ambiance is a surprise along this stretch of Amsterdam.

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vipWillardB
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a treat to dine at Mermaid Inn. The Happy Hour menu alone is worth a visit. The oysters are amazing! Great service and food all aorund.

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SandraG
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice- lovely oysters. Great service!

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KennethB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Great ambience. Definitely return soon

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Bkay
South Korea
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very delicious and fresh food. Oyster was good, and pan seared special sea food was excellent . Wine is reasonable price so perfect with food.

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vippakruth
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

great happy hour deals and nice outdoor seating.

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vipAnthonyL
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always our go-to-place for raw clams and the almost famous lobster roll.

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Ladysars
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fabulous restaurant. The food is fabulous the service was fantastic the scene is so nice. Highly highly recommend. One of the best in the area.

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vipvicseven
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food, the perfect combination. Looking forward to another visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 15 year anniversary!!!

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vipFreej
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great outdoor space! Food especially the Branzino done in wood fire superb. In fact anything done in wood fire great

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vipmarks
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xlent, as always. The soft-shell crab special was wonderful.

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Rachel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Happy hour menu is perfection, oysters are always fresh, Point Judith calamari salad is a favorite! Glad to see octopus back in the menu.

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MarjieF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this restaurant - food, service and ambiance. That’s why we eat here on a regular basis. Soft shells were amazing and was great to see whole Branzino served and deboned at table.

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SoniaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never missed at the Mermaid Inn. We like to sit at the bar which has plexiglass dividing every two seats. The bartender Landy is friendly, professional and just want you want in a bar tender; never pushy but attentive. We appreciate their happy hour with excellent beer @$6 and signature cocktails or wine @$9; Clams and oysters @$1.25 ea. We share appetizers such as calamari salad and Portuguese squid, perfectly dressed with veggies. This is topped off with complimentary chocolate mousse! Suggest reservations.

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vipFAITH
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. At the front desk and throughout the dining the staff was just wonderful - helpful, patient and attentive. Great value for the happy hour. However, I’ve eaten there before and the lobster rolls were much better. These were a bit salty, as was the calamari. Unfortunately, the coffee was not hot. The oysters were delicious and the chocolate mousse finale is a delightful treat.

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557788
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere! Super lively! Will return!

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vipDarkKnightWKC
New England
31 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional pressured; rainy night, but the ambiance and food took away from the inclement weather; company had a great time!

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Linda
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful for a date night! Every single thing we ordered was delicious. Such a great value, especially if you come early for the happy hour deals and stay for dinner. Our server, Jesse, was outstanding. Overall just a great dining experience, hard to find in the city.

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SueSyo
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really lovely, great waitstaff, fab food, beautiful ambiance, sat on porch. thank you. 65+ first time dining out since pandemic. great rewelcoming experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Always a great meal and great experience. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters in town, IMO! Food is bomb and consistent but most importantly fast! The drinks are delicious and don’t know if I love brunch or dinner more.

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vipArpita
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic !

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KateM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of my favorite places in NY. The ambiance is a bit sketchy outdoors because the seating we were in is in traffic basically. The Pandemic extension dining line up with traffic and on Amsterdam you see cars heading right for you. Disconcerting but it cannot ruin a trip to The Mermaid. The service is not only very professional it is also friendly.

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Sharkogram
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It’s always one of my favorite places to eat but last night I really felt rushed by the staff at every level they didn’t give us room to talk and every time we took a bite they were in such a rush to take the plates away. I don’t know why.

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vipAmelia
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was excellent - salmon, cod and shrimp - and the service was outstanding!

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MichaelR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious, if a little pricey. Service was ok but a llittle on the slow side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Miss the crab cake though!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and waitstaff were friendly and attentive. The food was perfect. The restaurant was clean, a bit cold(sweater recommended).

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Melissa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Oysters and lobster roll were amazing. Fish tacos were good. Service exceptional. One of my favorite places to eat in NYC.

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The Mermaid Inn Uptown is rated 4.8 stars by 3740 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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