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Mermaid Inn Uptown

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Upper West Side
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570 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10024-2830 (88th Street)
+1 212-799-7400
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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Quito, Ecuador
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really loved this place, the service and the happy hour! Amazing oysters and champagne for a fair price. Definitely recommend!

Thank LilyRoseUIO
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of those places that is undeservingly busy! We were table of four, had shrimp cocktail the shrimp were quite tough not soft and tasty, I had the cod, it was very over baked and dry, my friend had the lobster roll it was all dry roll and a huge helping of chips. This was my worst meal in NYC... More 

Thank Kirsty H
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't beat 5-7pm at the Mermaid. Oysters , sliders , fish tacos are my favorites. Midweek probably best time to go.

Thank knottypiner
Naples, Florida
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196 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Service was excellent. Beautiful bar. Great selection of happy hour appetizers. We had scallops with a pumpkin risotto, very tasty. Mac and Cheese was ok, nothing special. Get a little chocolate pudding as a free dessert. Overall, a nice experience, and Joy Behar was there.

Thank Das4545
Boston, MA
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130 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were at a museum nearby. My daughter loves the other location so we decided to give this one a try. Unfortunately, they cannot compare. The staff was fantastic. The happy hour prices were fantastic, too bad the food was basically inedible. We ordered oysters which were very good and $1 during happy hour. Anything else on the table was... More 

Thank littlee876
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent spot... Didn't need a rez on a Friday night Great oysters, skate was excellent as was the romaine salad with grilled shrimp

Thank amin khadduri A
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Just finished a lovely brunch at this place in Upper West. - Cheerful folks at the reception😊 - very friendly, warm and quick service - French Toast was delicious - All the four main dishes were A+ So order what you want; you would not go wrong👍 The place was full n the ambience was great. Nice experience👍🎈

Thank Ravi K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Skate was excellent, and can't beat $1 happy oysters in New York! Would strongly recommend going there for happy hour

Thank Amelia E
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This one is on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Pleasant atmosphere and friendly service. Good selection of oysters. For an entrée, we had a fantastic lobster roll, although a little pricey.

Thank David E
San Diego, California
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318 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Mermaid Inn is located along Amsterdam next to quite a few restaurants. It is very popular and full of people even though I was there at 8:30pm on Tuesday. They serve mainly seafood. The menu is not that extensive as they had lots of items thtat they only serve during happy hour e.g. fried calamari. The service was good and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 570 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10024-2830
    (88th Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are located on the 1,B,C and E lines at 86th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-799-7400

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Upper West Side

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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