The Mermaid Oyster Bar

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1478 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Valued guests,
Your health & that of our employees remains our top priority. We are actively following all guidelines as they becomes available from the CDC. All sanitation guidelines are being followed w/ heightened focus & awareness. We’ve always prided ourselves on the cleanliness of our restaurants which all have A ratings from the Dept. of Health. Still, we are increasing vigilance & taking the following extra precautions; We are hiring an extra person whose sole focus is to constantly clean during the night w/ antiviral cleaning agents. We have added more hand sanitizing stations. We are checking in w/ staff upon arrival to ensure they are able to work & asking those who don’t feel well to stay at home.
Please know we are taking every precaution to prepare your food as safely as is humanly possible! We have re-doubled our sanitizing procedures & are taking safety very seriously.
As New Yorkers, we’ll pull together & emerge as a stronger community.
-The Mermaid Inn team

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What 1478 people are saying
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vipDanielM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sea food Happy Hour in New York City!

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vipIzzy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels might have been the best thing i've ever eaten. First time and definitely would come back, the food and service were stellar, would love to come back for happy hour soon

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vipfoodie
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was really tasty, and there was a wonderful neighborhood feel about the place. Would definitely return.

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GioBat
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really fine oysters and seafood. Our best happy hours in NYC. Just a little bit noisy but full of life!!

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MarcyR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A go to for happy hour! We always get clams oysters and calamari

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience. Love this place!! Fresh oysters, great happy hour prices and always excellent food.

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vipEalmannyc
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have been to this place on several different occasions now, and it has never failed to deliver. The staff is excellent from the moment you walk in to the moment you walk out. They are attentive, warm, efficient and never intrusive. The food is always very good. For me, the fresh, raw oysters are a big draw. The selection and quality is very good. We tend to like a bunch of the appetizers along with something bubbly. This place doesn't disappoint.

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PateChinois
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour at MOB is always a treat. Delicious crisp and salty Chunu oysters this time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was lively and the food was amazing!

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Sierra
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Unfortunately the food was overcooked which made the visit unsatisfactory. Fish & Chips were terrible - not even fries, just a bed of crunchies. Not much fish for the price, all breading/fried. Didn't know it would be pickled vegetables, so was unable to eat those. Salmon wasn't good, and I had been there before and had the same dish. Felt like either the Sunday night chef was different or it's gone downhill since before. They no longer offer the fortune telling fish (due to sustainability), but that gave it a fun touch.

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PaulineT
Dublin
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good seafood, original recipes, fresh oysters, beautiful decor, always a pleasure to go there, want to come more often!

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Outstanding
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent flyers at The Mermaid Oyster Bar. The food is outstanding, the service is wonderful, the drinks are perfect, but most of all we just feel so happy and comfortable there. It's really one of our favorite spots in the city.

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BethC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a party of 4 and had a delightful booth in the front room but in the back corner so we were away from the bar crowd. The happy hour here is unsurpassed with dollar oysters and a nice selection of $9 cocktails. Our scallop dinners were tender and excellent and the fish taco was fresh and tasty. We loved our small plates, especially the happy hour clam chowder. Highly recommend for a casual dinner or fabulous happy hour deal, especially if you love oysters!

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vipAandJ
London
61 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always beyond our expectations. Love this restaurant!

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eatingout
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always great. Can’t beat the delicious happy hour oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Love the cocktails and the oysters could not have been more delicious!

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Miji
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

hope they have some happy hour dinner menus! but their happy hour oyster was good!

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foodie327
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic! Only issue we had was that one of our dishes came out very late. Otherwise, this place is definitely one of my favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a wonderful time at Oyster Bar! Im definitely a big fan of this spot, especially for their happy hour! But the lobster roll and clam chowder was amazing, highly recommend

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NataliaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great little (not so) secret.. happy hour, great service too. Not too crowded, not too noisy. Lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Nice staff, great menu. Friendly service and good food

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Chen
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Atmosphere was beautiful and service was great. Had so much fun that I went back twice during happy hour xx

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious oysters, but had to wait a bit for a table with a reservation.

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vipSavannahS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A treat every time!

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vipZoeS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!

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vipimhomd
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very cozy ambience. Lobster knuckles and oysters were delicious. Service was fantastic. We would go back!

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CBGB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. Friendly and very efficient service by entire staff. The noise level was literally 90 to 95db at points during the meal (I checked on my app a few times). I’d go back for sure just not during a busy peak time when it is so loud.

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vipMichelleS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Oysters were tasty as always. Usually I’ve found service to be excellent. On Friday, our server seemed a bit off her game that evening, but those things happen.

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love visiting the Mermaid. Great neighborhood & great food!

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second time at this establishment. I was very impressed with the quality of the food and drinks, as well as the outstanding service and friendliness of the staff.

Absolutely going back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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Trout10
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is always good, including the happy hour oysters. Best fish and chips I’ve had in a while and the fish tacos are excellent. Good people, good service. Can get a little pricey if you get into bottles of wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Buono il grand platter di crudi, con diverse varietà di ostriche. Atmosfera tranquilla, servizio un po' veloce.

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CKSSouthVillage
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

great restaurant — neighborhood fem

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viphappybirthday
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Be sure to request a table in the back room unless you like noise and extreme crowding. Service was efficient, courteous and helpful. Tables are very close together but the back room was tolerable, at least after departure of particularly noisy neighbors.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Went for the NYE prefix.. super reasonably priced compared to others out there but honestly felt a bit rushed the whole night.

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ErikW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were there new year's Eve and a shame that they didn't mention that only a menu was served upon reservation. Food is good and nice service.

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JanaE
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food selection. Oysters were great!

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DAPBrooklyn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious oysters, lobster rolls and cocktails. Staff super friendly and accommodating 😍

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DianaR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Oysters should still be alive when served and they were not. This raises a red flag in terms of how fresh they are. Other than that everything was delicious.

Thank you!

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