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About The Mermaid Oyster Bar
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.
New York, NY 10012
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Bleecker & Houston
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is a lot on West 3rd between Bleecker St and Sixth Ave.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
The Mermaid Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews
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!
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
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!
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.
We go to Mermaid all the time. The first time we ever went was in on an October day hours before my husband proposed to me, so bear it mind this place has some sentimentality to it. Even the high top tables are actually pretty comfortable. I've ALWAYS felt like the staff were super nice, and that they're all really really efficient there. The food is always banging, and we LOVE happy hour so much that we skipped their very alluring pre-fixe on NYE. The oysters are always really fresh, and the portions are great. I think they have an outside, which we've yet to experience. NOTE: this place is SO different to the Mermaid Inn in the east village. I know it's the same "chain", but the staff there were just not friendly, and the food didn't cut it for us. If you're going this winter, you HAVE to get the mini clam chowder on the happy hour menu. Cheers, Mermaid West Village for always making our day and our stomachs happy and full. <3
Love the mermaid! Looks like a beach restaurant, nestled right in the Village. Happy hour deals cannot be beat - oysters, fish tacos, clam chowder. The meal is topped off with an adorable little pot de creme. Make a reservation or line up before 5 PM - it draws a crowd.
I found the service to be prompt and friendly, despite it being quite busy. The food was excellent and reasonably priced (we went for happy hour). The atmosphere felt cozy and relaxed; it would work for many different occasions, from a date night to a family outing. I would definitely go back and would recomend it to others.
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