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The Mermaid Oyster Bar

4.7
4.7
1740 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 59 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 1,740 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

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Seafood

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  1. H

    Humbug311

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    JanaH

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  3. e

    ecpnyc

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  4. A

    Anne

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  5. DM

    DariusM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. ML

    MayL

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious and staff was friendly and efficient
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. s

    sonalis

    Dallas

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was ok, not seasoned well mostly bland
  18. 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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters & beer were amazing as always. Waitress Jamie is always the best!! This wouldn’t be the best Mermaid Inn in NYC without Pauletta, manager & Jamie the waitress.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    This restaurant is one of my favorites. The food is always good. Big fan! I have to share that the service was not great. We were sat and didn’t see anyone for 20 minutes. I let it go because we weren’t in a rush. Server then asked us if we’re ready which we were. Drinks took 15 minutes to come and then midway through the meal our server changes with no notice. New server was nice but again never came over until we were clearly ready to go. Not sure if it was an off night but it was bad service for the price we paid for the food.
  21. W

    Welovefood

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice experience with awesome service!
  22. DJ

    DJSoni

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    I love this restaurant and come many times over. This time I was very disappointed with the service of the waiter. I wish I had gotten his name but it was the period from 6:15-7:30pm indoors towards the wall by the stairs. Besides that, the music, the fresh seafood, the ambience are 5 stars everytime.
  23. BF

    BaltimoreFoodies

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful and the food was so tasty. I would highly recommend!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    They were understaffed but did the best they could. Server was great given his workload and the food was incredible. Would definitely return.
  25. R

    Rbucks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was AMAZING! They have the best oysters ever! I will definitely be going back again.
  26. L

    Lauren

    New York Area

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a fun spot and the food is good. The $35 lobster roll is overpriced but otherwise this is a worthwhile place to go! Nice indoor and outdoor seating and the waitstaff is also lovely
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Server could have been more friendly and accommodating, she kinda had attitude
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was nice. Oyster were great but other dish was okay.
  29. D

    Diane

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, food was fantastic, fun vibe, service excellent! Was very warm, almost uncomfortable. Only other complaint - drinks were excellent however very small, and a lot of ice for $16!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The place has a great vibe, but is definitely loud. The oysters and apps were great! The waitress was sweet and accommodating, but the service was very slow- they were very busy- but they didn’t check on us often to take drink orders. Lobster roll was awesome. I would come back.
  31. ES

    EdwardS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent experience in every way - food and service and environment was all great.
  32. LT

    LTCNYC

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    The food is very good! We enjoyed some of the most amazing oysters and fish dishes. Seating inside is inexplicably 90's dark, our teenager needed the light from her phone to read the menu. The sound level was bonkers, forcing us to dine outside. The Mermaid Oyster Bar should consult Courtney Brooks at Unika Vaev for elegant soundproofing panels because a cold winter indoors will be unbearable.
  33. L

    Luv2dine

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance , great drinks, oysters
  34. a

    anne

    Baltimore

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was great. kevin our waiter was terrific. super recommendations. can't wait to go back
  35. AK

    AndreasK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good, not excellent. Oysters and clams, fish tacos and clam chowder were good at Happy Hour price. Calamari was too thinly sliced and tasteless. Don’t ruin your seafood by pairing it with the terrible Spanish Pinot Grigio they serve for Happy Hour! Our waiter was charming and very attentive. I can see why this place is always cramped. The noise level was too high for me.
  36. L

    Lissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Love the new space on Macdougal & Bleecker
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Perfect happy hour spot, reserve your table Well in advance.
  38. i

    isap123

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food & great service! 10/10 - would recommend & go back!!
  39. WH

    WillHunt

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect happy hour and seating.
  40. M

    laurenM

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kevin was amazing! Such a delight!

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 1740 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 59 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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