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Mermaid Oyster Bar

79 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2514
+1 212-260-0100
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“oysters” (96 reviews)
“lobster roll” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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79 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2514
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the octopus, tried raw oysters finally the right way. Loved the ladykillahz! Now, I'm on the lookout for my next raw bar! Absolutely delicious: briny; salty; fresh. Wish we had one everywhere!

Thank LT36
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We enjoyed this meal very much. We came on a Monday, with reservations, as they have Oyster Happy Hour all evening. I wasn't looking for ambiance or "buzz" or anything chic. I just wanted good food and that's what we got. Calamari was fantastic as...More

Thank dee2673
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I have visited twice and found the wait staff unfriendly, off putting. The discount happy hours make it worthwhile if you are in the area but nothing special. \

Thank Roy N
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I made reservations for July 4th dinner. We were seated immediately and the staff was extremely polite. The menu has a variety of seafood options, but also steak choices, too. We started with the lobster knuckles. They are cooked "escargot style" and...More

Thank Farrah H
Reviewed 29 June 2017

My wife, daughter and I came here during our vacation in NYC. Though it was happy hour we had a dinner-sized meal. This was a first time experience for us as we'd never tried oysters in western Canada. We started with a plate of 6...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Dinner was outstanding....we started, of course, with a bottle of Pinot Grig...a nice selection...for our appetizer we had Hush Puppies, which were very tasty with a mustard sauce, but being from the South, we requested some Ketchup! I had Salmon and my daughter had a...More

Thank Goodlollipop75
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We were brought here by a foodie New Yorker in the know, who described it as a casual seafood place. It was much more than that! We loved the food (oysters, lobster rolls in a brioche bun, spiced shrimps sandwich, panfried salmon with asparagus), the...More

Thank VdM117
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I just had the best experience! Our server, Simone, was the sweetest, most attentive, and professional server we have had in a very long time. I feel like she knew exactly what I needed before I even knew myself! Thank you so...More

Thank Sunny F
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We were in Greenwich village Saturday night with no meal plans. We walked into this restaurant and lucked out as they had a couple of cancellations and were able to seat our party of 4 immediately. We started with an assortment of east coast oysters...More

Thank Will L
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We were here on a Sunday night and really enjoyed the caring service, good food and drinks. I had oysters and sautéed calamari with feta, excellent and excellent. My colleague had a lobster roll and we split the shrimp and avocado sliders. Everything was delicious....More

Thank Fritz_the_1st
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2514
    (Bleecker and Houston)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-260-0100
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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