The Mermaid Oyster Bar

4.7
1518 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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What 1518 people are saying
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4.6
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4.6
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DeborahL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. So happy it reopened.

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Tori
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great staple in a new space! The freshest oysters and clams, and quick service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always and like the bigger new space

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LindaJ
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We found the staff very helpful and the good overall was very good. The noise level was too much for us and we had difficulty carrying on a conversation.
The service was rushed and main courses were served before we finished the appetizers causing a glass of wine to fall over from the crowded dishes.
A treat however was the complimentary chocolate pudding for dessert.
I’m not sure if this is how the staff is directed during Happy Hour so I will try again during regular dining hours. If it’s the same, I probably will not return.

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1508
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every time that we come to New York. In the past it was always the upper west side but we love this location as well.

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vipBrittanyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

CM
ChristinaM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! It is one of out favorite!

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vipDavendy1
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was, too!

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KeijiO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience3

Despite the limited menu, everything we ordered were very good.
The huge draw back was the noise level—This must be the noisiest restaurant I've ever been in my 35-year+ dinning experiences in NYC, or wherever I’ve been.
We unfortunately were seated next to a hyper loud group of five in the dining room--Despite the apparent rowdiness of them, there was no noise control by the management. For a supposedly a nice birthday dinner, we were unable to make most of our conversations.
To be fair, here are what we, three of us, had:
• Baby grand platter: Excellent and very fresh, except the "meh" tuna pieces in the crudo
• Grilled octopus: Small portion, but very good.
• Lobster Fritters: Very good, but forget the truffle maple syrup. "Lobster never meets maple or truffle.” Go with a dash of lemon squeeze.
• Seared calamari salad: Superb. The warm grilled squid and not-so-salty feta went very well with the shiitake mushrooms. Excellent vinaigrette!
Again, the food score was very high, but the noise totally ruined our dinner. We could not stay for entrees due to the noise—We moved to a much quieter restaurant nearby to finish our meal and enjoy a long relaxed talk till late there.
Advise: Book outside table, never the inside. (We will come back to this restaurant for the outside table, for sure.)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere with great staff. We were greeted and seated (outside) promptly without our entire party present for a happy hour reservation. Staff was pleasant and attentive. Food was served in a timely manner; drinks were generous. Both food and drinks were tasty and delicious. Crab and spinach dip, oysters, shishito peppers and calamari were a hit. We were not rushed nor did we feel any urgency from wait staff for us to leave. I will definitely be returning and recommending The Mermaid Oyster Bar to friends.

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nmill614
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In addition to the fantastic fresh seafood, Paulina and her service team at Mermaid were incredible! We enjoyed the happy hour oysters and appetizers along with a bottle of sparkling. We felt safe as the service team adhered to the proper COVID protocols. Staff was friendly, attentive and made us feel welcomed. It was good to be back and can't wait to return!

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RichardA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Lovely place...not what I had remembered. VERY LOUD. Sit outdoors. Our waiter pushed us to order before the drinks had arrived. The food was very ! good and we enjoyed ourselves.

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vipkknyc
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at the Mermaid Oyster Bar. Very good drinks, good food, a very attentive, knowledgeable and efficient waiter... nice open airy outdoor seating that’s well-spaced. Thanks much!

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vipPATRICIAC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

After we got our food, we never saw our waiter again. We were only able to even get the check by getting up and going to get a waiter.

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vipNYCFAN
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The striped bass special on 9/10 was outstanding!! We haven't stopped talking about it. The oysters, clam chowder and shrimp sliders were fabulous as always. But if I had one request it would be to make the bass a menu item👍👍👍

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vipAretha
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Happy Hour was great.....nice selection of drinks, great oysters and clams and calamari.

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vipCherylG
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal from start to finish
Delicious oysters. Delicious tuna and avocado. Delicious linguine and clams sauce. Delicious salmon entree. Then you are given the best chocolate pudding in a cup for dessert.
Nice atmosphere. Great service.
Will definitely return next time we are in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!!!

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Yankee
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oysters and lobster roll were amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Serving food and drink was too slow. We need to ask them to bring ordered wine two or three time to serve which never happened before.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Our waiter was lovely. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick stop for oysters, aopetuzer, and drink. Service and food was fantastic.

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AmberO
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food--very fresh and flavorful oysters and clams. Lobster fritters were delicious. Drinks were good. Service was good as well. Had a nice ambiance outside. I would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was perfect , waiter was great , and food was great!! Looking forward to coming back :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat outdoors. Just missed happy hour so a bit pricey but always good.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Hour. Great oysters.

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IW19
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Excellent happy hour

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SamanthaR
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been going here for years and we absolutely love the entire experience..the food is always amazing and the new location down the block is perfect. Tons of room and the staff is so nice... Happy hour oysters and the lobster roll🤤new favorite ☺️thanks for having us xoxo

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vipPatriciaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Welcome back Mermaid! We missed you in the East Village!

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vipase1707
New York Area
466 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place to enjoy a seafood dinner. We sat outside and it was very enjoyable.

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LeonardR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very enjoyable/. seafood platter was tasty and fresh

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Dolly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely happy hour! Service was great, I'm so happy they're open again.

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DrAaronVK
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A new spot for very fresh oysters. After two rounds of a happy hour-regular menu item mix, I ordered the Mac and Cheese with Lobster- delicious! There were a few wobbles in the service but this could be attributed to it being a new establishment. I would certainly return!

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June
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love our UWS spot and will continue but when in the West Village a must. I missed Paulina but was greeted by Matt amd Anastasia(sp?). My guests love the food and the service. We will be back and send some of our Guest to your location. Thank You So Much.

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JoeL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great spot for happy hour everyday at 4:30pm-6:30pm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad you are back. Good food and service. Fun vibe.

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vipNYCFAN
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be back at Mermaid Inn. The new place is beautiful. The food is fantastic. Great staff too. We'll be back often!

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vipHatman
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Reopening of Mermaid oyster Bar is a great development,
Oysters and seafood are perfect. And the Happy Hour is delightful!

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vipLadyel1958
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and wonderful to have them back in the neighborhood

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TammyH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally back !!! And they did not disappoint ! The new place looks great, staff friendly , welcoming and knowledgeable as always, can't wait to go back <3

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The Mermaid Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1518 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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