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The Mermaid Inn

570 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-2817
+1 212-799-7400
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
The American cuisine at The Mermaid Inn has made a name for itself on TripAdvisor, where crowd favorites are the oysters and the clams. One diner shared, "Main courses were great...More
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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570 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-2817
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely make reservations, otherwise a very long wait. A guaranteed excellent evening out - food, service, atmosphere all superb.

Thank ZennBD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place does not need another review. It is all you want from a New York, or any city, restaurant. Super fresh food, great selection, friendly and efficient staff, all this while the big space is packed. All I need to add that our waiter...More

Thank MSG100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in early for a drink and a cheap eat. My wife got the slider that was tasty and good. I got the fish taco and the mini soup both were very good. We also had a few drinks. Then we...More

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't go for happy hour and I don't like oysters, but I still enjoyed this Upper West Side restaurant. Non happy hour, the oysters are $3, but my companions seemed to love them. Our waitress was also very generous in refilling our wine glasses....More

Thank MWK51
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I went to this restaurant and intended to get a seafood dish. I then decided to get the steak and I am so glad I did. It was one of the best steaks I've ever had...seriously. Great happy hour specials and great food....must eat while...More

Thank stephp1508
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for an early dinner and took advantage of their great happy hour specials $1 oysters and $7 wines! Everything ordered was delicious, and the service was excellent. The waiter was very generous when refilling our wine glasses! Definitely recommend trying it - does...More

2  Thank NatC22
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We came on Sunday with a large group for happy hour which was a great experience. Make sure to get there early as there will be a line before they open at 5. Got there around 4:45 and we were fine to get a table...More

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We were a party of four booked at 7.00pm & though my daughter & her husband had already been there on a couple of occasions, this was our first experience. It was a delightful experience indeed & our waiter was as professional as they come....More

Thank silverfox711
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We have visited the Mermaid Inn several times. Their food and service is excellent. The lobster roll is a favorite but everything is good, even the steak so one doesn't have to love fish to eat here. It is one of the busier places in...More

Thank Bobby159
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The best oysters. The best waiter. The best food. The best "keep the water glass full". The best happy hour! Sidewalk or indoor dining. Delicious from beginning to end. WE WILL BE BACK!

Thank Dana B
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,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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 Ave, New York City, NY 10024-2817
  • 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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