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Mermaid Inn Uptown

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Upper West Side
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570 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10074 (88th Street)
12127997400
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17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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Greenville, South Carolina
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in NYC for New Years Eve no plan in mind for this evening . Danny had heard of The Mermaid Inn for seafood (we have enjoyed Grand Central Oyster Bar but we're staying uptown so...) We read reviews called for reservation luckily got one. Happy Hour oysters delicious I don't want to admit how many we ate Ok... More 

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Thank mary s
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Inn Uptown, responded to this review

Hi Mary, We hope you've had a great start to 2017 -- thanks for joining us on New Year's Eve! We're so happy to hear that you had a wonderful meal and appreciate that you took time to write such a lovely detailed review. More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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302 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

One dollar oysters from 5-7 and lower priced drinks are the reason to visit this big seafood venue. Entrees are competent but unexciting. Service is efficient, noise level is moderately high, and tables are close together. The mini menu of happy hour items includes tiny servings of chowder and a shrimp slider. The wait staff is attuned to getting your... More 

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Thank BJaneH
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Inn Uptown, responded to this review

Hi Jane, Thank you for dining with us! We're always striving to be the best restaurant possible and appreciate your feedback. More 

Bronx, New York
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I'm an avid oystaer lover and proud of it! Come 10 or 15 min before happy hour, enjoy a very well made drink and see the masses flock in for the specials on the oysters! Wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable of their menu! What a relief. You just can't wrong with this combination! Fresh, delicious variety of oysters at... More 

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Thank justblu
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Inn Uptown, responded to this review

Hi justblu, We're happy to hear there was "nothing fishy" about your meal with us! Thank you for stopping by and for writing such a wonderful, detailed review. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Quito, Ecuador
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank LilyRoseUIO
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Inn Uptown, responded to this review

Hi Lily, Thank you for the five-star review. We appreciate the kind words and hope to see you again soon for more oysters and bubbly! More 

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 15 November 2016 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 

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Thank Kirsty H
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Inn Uptown, responded to this review

Hi Kirsty, We're sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience. We appreciate that you brought these issues to our attention as we take diner feedback very seriously, especially when it comes to the quality of our food. We hope you'll give us a second chance next time you're in New York City. More 

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 8 November 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank knottypiner
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Inn Uptown, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review! We're glad you had a great happy hour. More 

Naples, Florida
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209 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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.

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Thank Das4545
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Inn Uptown, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us -- we appreciate the review! More 

Boston, MA
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135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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 

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Thank littlee876
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Inn Uptown, responded to this review

Hi littlee876, Thank you for dining with us. We're sorry to hear that you had a disappointing meal at our Upper West Side location and appreciate the feedback. We will be passing your notes along to the kitchen as we're always striving to make improvements and provide the best food possible! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

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Thank amin khadduri A
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Inn Uptown, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving an "excellent" review, Amin! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the oysters, skate and shrimp salad. More 

New York City, New York
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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👍🎈

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Thank Ravi K
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Inn Uptown, responded to this review

Hi Ravi, Thanks for brunching with us! Happy to hear you enjoyed both the food and service and hope to see you back for dinner. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 570 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10074
    (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: 12127997400
Description
The Mermaid Inn is a spot-on rendition of a casual New England fish shack, complete with style, warm hospitality and classic seafood fare.

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