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The Mermaid Inn

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Seafood
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place has pzazz and was beautifully decorated for Christmas. A lot of restaurants have one room where nobody wants to sit, but this is not the case at The Mermaid Inn- the bar room and both dining rooms are all very attractive. The walls...More

Thank Kristy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Manhattan this summer, brutal weather and heat, and consistently went to the Mermaid Inn on the upper West Side for Happy Hour...wonderful oysters, sometimes on Sunday for the Lobster Lollapalooza (need to call in advance if they are doing it!)...they source the...More

Thank pcp0ww0w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dark and a little loud but worth bearing as the food, concentrating on fish, is well done. My only issue is with the oysters hearkening from Delaware!

Thank Ritz1165
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

My wife had two appetizers (crab cakes and salad) as her meal and I had a scallop special that was wonderful. The food is well thought out and executed. Our waiter was a joy in the way he informed us of various dish contents and...More

Thank 934patd
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We were on our second trip to Manhattan in 3 years and wanted to try different places to dine. We love seafood so the Metmaid was a natural. It was a tedious long drive from lower east side of Central Park to the mid point...More

1  Thank balldave10
Reviewed 12 October 2018

This is a very busy restaurant. My friend and I scored 2 seats at the bar for dinner, which was perfect for us because we like to chat with others. I love fish tacos, but being from California, hesitated to order them -- silly me!...More

Thank Kimberley C
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I know, I know, one is not supposed to have fish on a Sunday night in a restaurant. Caution was thrown to the winds, and the outcome was mediocre at best. Service was surly and frenzied, with dishes being bused off the table prematurely. Noise...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 20 September 2018

As my daughter attends Columbia University I have found myself in the UWS for the third time in the last year. The Mermaid Inn is our "special" dinner while I am there. This third visit was the best ever. Happy hour oysters and wine......I had...More

1  Thank 1dartman
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I visit NEW YORK CITY often. I find no reason to revisit a restaurant unless it has exceptional food, service and decor or it provides exceptional value based on price/ value. The Mermaid Inn on the Upper West Side falls in the latter category. We...More

1  Thank suresh_chawla
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We were a group of 6 adults and three babies. They were very accommodating with highchairs, perfect location in back with a bench seating, and quick service. Also went another day early diner for their wonderful special. Food was fantastic- fresh and yummy oysters. Met...More

Thank Susan K
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Response from suresh_chawla | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Susan K | Reviewed this property |
THEre are many events happening so every place is open- but you need to make reservations in advance like everywhere else in the world -enjoy your stay - depending on what you like to eat and where you are staying, there are... More
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