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The Mermaid Oyster Bar

4.7
4.7
1758 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Valued guests,
In accordance with state guidelines, we are requiring proof of vaccination against Covid-19 for indoor dining for all guests over age 12. You may show your vaccination card, a photo of the card or your Excelsior pass. Thank you for your cooperation and we hope to see soon.
-The Mermaid Oyster Bar team

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 260-0100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Cressotti

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Cross street

    Bleecker & Houston

  • Parking details

    There is a lot on West 3rd between Bleecker St and Sixth Ave.

  • Public transit

    West 4th Street

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,758 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Oysters, with great company. Service was exceptional, very fast and attentive.
  2. S

    Scott

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an enjoyable Happy Hour here. A Hot & Dirty and some salmon tartare or oysters, plus a great spot for people-watching inside the restaurant and around the neighborhood.
  3. JB

    JohnnyB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute phenomenal experience from start to finish. The staff is amazing.
  4. a

    aura

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is my partner’s birthday week and she wanted to have clams at Mermaid, her favorite place. 2 dozen clams and 2 dozen oysters and 2 drinks later we were smiling ear to ear. Love this place and always the freshest clams and oysters. Now the 2 gentlemen in front are special, they remember regulars, are professional and polite ( also good looking), and keep it all moving. See you soon. Aura
  5. KW

    KatherineW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great space, but portions are getting smaller and more expensive
  6. T

    Tori

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    freshest and cleanest oysters around - great chowder and tacos - and free old school chocolate pudding at the end!
  7. JF

    JoshF

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Love the UWS location, the food wasn’t as good here. My linguine with clams came out swimming in broth with no flavor.
  8. J

    Jerry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I always enjoy the excellent service at the Mermaid Inn and the food is always fresh and good.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wide variety of seafood specialties, with a steak for the carnivore. Happy hour food and drink deals.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Birthday - 🏀🧳🇺🇸
  11. M

    Minus19

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Met friends, a 40 year could here. Noise level was excessive for then. Calamari Salad was good, rest of everyone’s dinners was just OK. Rose’ was terrible-we weren’t offered a taste first. Husbands martini undrinkable
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The clam chowder was delicious. Great atmosphere and excellent service
  13. VR

    ValR

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good place for oysters, happy hour snacks, and friendly service. Very noisy.
  14. S

    Stacey

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food really good Nice outdoor table
  15. p

    peggyf

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters, lobster roll and striped bass all top notch. Lovely relaxed spot in the village
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful service in a fun part of town. Highly recommend!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    I was SO disappointed last night. I had been the night before and sat at the bar and had a lovely time. We sat at a table and the noise level was so loud that I literally could not hear the people I was with or the waiter. The service was terrible — took 15 minutes for a waiter to come to our table to take our full order and then he didn’t reappear until we were very close to finishing dinner. We would have ordered a second drink but he never offered. We then sat for another 10-15 minutes with nothing in front of us but water and finally I had to track him down to ask for the check. The food was good but the experience was such a bummer and not worth the $200 bill for oysters and lobster rolls. I have been at all the Mermaids over the years so expected a lot more. Fix the sound issues!! And the service!!
  18. BG

    BarbaraG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    The waiter was a bit snarky, made it clear he wanted us to leave even though there wasn't anyone waiting for the table, arrived with the bill and asked "Are we splitting this?" To which I replied "Oh, are you helping with the bill, that's great!" and he looked at me as if I were a lunatic. Waiters should never use we when asking questions like that, it's condescending, and an incorrect use of language, since he clearly didn't mean he would be splitting the bill with us. The other waitstaff was lovely, the food was pretty good, but the Mermaid is not the lovely place it used to be. I have encountered bad waiters in both the UWS and the Village locations, either it's a hiring practice, or they are understaffed. Either way, sad to see this group expanding beyond what they can comfortably handle.
  19. m

    marlol

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  20. L

    Lizard

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Highly recommend this place for a fun evening with friends! The happy hour until 6:30 is a delicious food and drink menu and amazing value for a hip Soho NYC spot! Just watch out if you’re dining outside for breaking glasses on tables due to incline on sidewalk! The service is awesome and friendly.
  21. TC

    TonyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tuna was incredible as was my whole experience. Highly recommend
  22. H

    Humbug311

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, fresh seafood, casual dining with a lively crowd. Just what you would want in a neighborhood seafood restaurant
  23. JH

    JanaH

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To start the food was amazing, the blackened yellowfin Tuna amazing! The octopus appetizer is a must order. We went for our wedding anniversary, and received a lovely card from the management team as well as a dessert at the end of our meal. We will be going back.
  24. e

    ecpnyc

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful service and as always excellent food. We were seated outside as requested, but in a corner where the music was extremely loud and there were loud people (employees on break?) using loud devices in the tiny section next to us (Bleecker side all the way to the left). So we really had to shout to hear each other. Not ideal. Now the the price of lobster has crashed it feels a bit rich to pay $34 for a lobster roll but it’s my favorite dish of yours so I suppose we couldn’t resist.
  25. A

    Anne

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Five stars overall for food, value, ambience, and "adultness". Great happy hour. Clean. Awesome oysters, delicious wine. The only loss of a star was due to the host. We arrived at 4:28 p.m. for our 4:30 p.m. reservation (we were the only ones waiting), and he was standing at the host station. But he did not acknowledge us, nor did he ask us our name. All he said was "it's not 4:30 yet"; he didn't make any eye contact with us, and he stayed on the phone. Finally, he took us in. He won points for letting us sit wherever we wanted, which was nice. Perhaps I'm spoiled by the service at the Chelsea Mermaid Inn, where they actually treat you like real adults. Our waitress, who had her first day on the job, was wonderful and accommodating.
  26. DM

    DariusM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  27. f

    frankg

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy hour at bar. Great bartender and nice crowd
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Our server was terrible. He ignored us basically the whole time we were there. Didn’t offer us drinks. Didn’t even treat us like the paying customers we were. We were approached twice by people on the street. We had to wait 30+ minutes for the check and when it was ready our server never even came back to get it we had to hand deliver it to some bus boy because the host stand was empty. Although the food was delicious we will not be returning. Request to not be served by Marlon.
  29. s

    sarahl

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant! We loved the oysters, Mac n cheese with bacon and lobster, shrimp tostada and ahi tuna steak.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I visited you for the first time in several years. The place had changed. I enjoyed the wine and the oysters.
  31. ML

    MayL

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious and staff was friendly and efficient
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Drinks great. Oysters fabulous. Lobster knuckles escargot style unique. Loved this experience and our bar on seafood is high.
  33. A

    Anne

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire staff was friendly and attentive, and our server Anastasia was a true delight. I can’t make it away for vacations this summer, so getting a lobster roll here was the next best option. I hope to do it again many other times before the summers up!
  34. DJ

    DJSoni

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as usual. Great service from the waiters. Delicious oysters!
  35. M

    12Many

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I like this restaurant and definitely recommend it. My only problem with this meal was a special lobster salad that was on the menu the night I was there. It had a lot of potential but was way too salty. My main course of fish tacos was very good and the service was efficient and friendly.
  36. JW

    JanineW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an outstanding choice set on a bustling corner of the village. Everything was amazing, food, service and decor.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The food was ok. We had a late reservation (around 930) and showed up a bit late only to find the kitchen due to close at 10 and had to order quickly. The server assured us the bar would remain open and we could continue ordering drinks — unfortunately this was not the case and he seemed to have misled us. Could not order any drinks after 10 which made absolutely no sense. Overall bad service and sub-par food. Won’t be back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good very nice. Service change mid meal. Didn’t really have a smooth transition. Nobody engaged with the table until we had to ask for cheque.
  39. s

    sonalis

    Dallas

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was ok, not seasoned well mostly bland
  40. Y

    Yuuki

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious clams & oysters. Great happy hour. Waiters are always so nice and helpful.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

The Mermaid Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1758 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 63 times today
Google Map for The Mermaid Oyster Bar

89 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bleecker & Houston

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a lot on West 3rd between Bleecker St and Sixth Ave.

  • Public transit

    West 4th Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Cressotti

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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