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The Mermaid Oyster Bar

4.8
1034 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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Upon entering Mermaid Oyster Bar, diners feel as though they have escaped the city on a beach vacation. Offering delicious food in a welcoming atmosphere, patrons can enjoy a relaxing and leisurely dining experience away from the hustle & bustle of busy New York City streets. Bringing a bite of the beach to the West Village, this casual neighborhood spot combines a laid-back fish shack mentality with a menu that reads like an oyster bar’s greatest hits: an extensive raw bar; clam shack favorites like steamers, mussels and fried oysters; and a variety of simply prepared whole fish and fish sandwiches. The cocktails and beers on tap and the rollicking classic rock-country playlist evoke the nostalgia of summer on every visit.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 260-0100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Cressotti
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bleecker & Houston
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Parking details
There is a lot on West 3rd between Bleecker St and Sixth Ave.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 1034 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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joanpv (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

As always, the oysters were fresh and delicious. the restaurant is cozy and service is very good.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had a lot of fun. Oysters from hurricane island in Maine were a special surprise for us. Service was excellent. I had told them it was my husband’s birthday and they brought out little cups of mousse for us all with a candle for Will.

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vipmsearches (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic happy hour every time. Always good and interesting oysters, not the usual suspects that other places offer. Good happy hour drinks and delicious additional menu options for happy hour. Also, the lobster knuckles (served escargot style) are an absolute delight!

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vipgreateater1 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Service was very good. Food was delicious. We arrived early but they had no problems to find us seats. Will definitely recommend and will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent place, delicious food!
It was my third Time there, but definetely not the last one!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food, delicious cocktails, exceptional service

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OpenTable Diner (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Fun, cozy place. Great service and oysters!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Everything was great but I can’t believe they serve Tilapia. It’s just not a quality fish. And it’s so expensive here! That said the lobster roll was delicious as were the mussels.

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Sebb (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Fabulous place. Great happy hour oysters and wine. Great, friendly staff.

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vipwesswei (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, seafood selection excellent, service meh.

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vipCeeSee (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We go back year after year in February for the fresh oysters at a special price!!!

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Trout10 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Mermaid is our go to oyster bar, especially if we can get there during happy hours. Can’t beat $1 oysters and a decent wine selection. They always accommodate my oyster poboy request even though it’s no longer on the menu. First try on the fish and chips was a disappointment, usually go for the fish tacos which are excellent. Nice people, good service. Go

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

First group to dine and they opened the doors at 5pm. The waitress and the staff were very helpful and did not lurk.

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vipDiner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

A cozy, hip, reliable oyster bar with exceptional small plates, solid oysters, and delightful drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great place and great food.
The only thing was that we had to wait 30 minutes for the reservation that we booked through Open Table. But we had a few glasses of wine while we stood in the bar so it wasn’t too bad. I’d go back!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic fresh seafood! Great service

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Aperol spritz was wonderful, made me excited for summer! Loved the shareable plated, one of the best happy hours in town.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Food was good and service was wonderful!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Happy hour and food is perfect as always. My go to for all things oyster in the city. Thanks Mermaid!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and service. Very noisy.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

What a wonderful and filling happy hour menu!

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

One of our favorite Happy Hour spots . Always love the Oysters and whatever dish we pair with them

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Have been coming here for years!
Will be back again.

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K1981 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Went for happy hour. Great food, drink and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Great lobster happy hour on Sunday. First time I’m trying it and not disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The restaurant was really great, a big oyster selection, good drinks. My husband and I shared a dozen of East and West coast oysters, all of which were on point, tuna tartare tacos, which are a must, and lobster claws escargot style, which was also very good. We also had one lobster roll each, which was absolutely divine! The service was great, everyone was very attentive to us. Really highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Always fabulous. Got there early and took advantage of their amazing happy hour!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a birthday celebration here recently. Started with Happy Hour and went into dinner. The raw oyster and clams are the freshest I’ve ever tasted, huge and cleaned well with no grit.
The ambiance was warm and welcoming and the service excellent and attentive. Waitress brought out complimentary pudding with candle for my friend’s birthday and the rest of the party. Appreciate that the waitress read my comment that this was a birthday celebration on the Open table reservation.
I definitely will be back and recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family for a relaxing and lovely evening dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Love it. I visited the one on second avenue and wanted to try this one. Great food at affordable prices. Excellent service .

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

This was our 3rd visit in less than two weeks to the McDougal location. The food was consistently good. Happy hour oysters and littleneck clams were excellent. Will definitely go back again!

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