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The Mermaid Inn

570 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-2817
+1 212-799-7400
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • 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, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
570 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-2817
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always fresh fish. Clean preparations letting the quality of the food shine through. Happy hour $1 oysters a real value. The lobster rolls a personal favorite. Fries with old bay a nice compliment. Never had a bad meal and eat there often.

Thank bichonronni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Get there before 5:00pm in order to get a seat. You can order two dozen at a time which insures that all tables have oysters coming without a long wait. Sat at an outside table. Lots of other great food on the happy hour...More

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grilled Calamari topping Frisee salad is my go-to meal at the bar. Indoor and outdoor seating and useful to have reservations as the wait can be 30 mins+ with limited areas to await table. Brunch is a bustling crowd.

Thank iScout4U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere and an excellent bartender who took care of us from beginning to end. I wish I could remember her name. She worked on Sunday and was genuinely friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We were there for happy hour and had drinks and a shrimp...More

Thank 2foodtravelers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mermaid Inn (2 locations: East Village and Upper West Side) is a favorite place of ours for seafood in NYC. Short of traveling to Cape Cod, this restaurant offers a well curated menu of seafood specialties (check out their oyster ‘app’). While the menu...More

Thank lucy021482
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we entered the beautiful luxury decor and were greeted by the knowledgable and helpful wait staff... our evening was excellent ! We started off with the grilled octopus... I was quite TENTATIVE.... no pun intended ! But this appetizer was truly amazing...More

Thank Rhonda R
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I eat at Mermaid Inn often. While the preparations are not super exciting- if you want a delish shrimp cocktail or lobster roll- this is the place to go. The service is good- the seafood and fish always consistant and fresh. Very enjoyable

Thank bichonronni
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Came to try this place based on Yelp reviews. Outside of the restaurant looked plain jane but looks can be deceiving. The host took us all the way to the back of the restaurant. It turn out there is a small outdoor seatings too. We...More

Thank Shirley5678
Reviewed 18 May 2018

We visited the Upper West side location last Friday evening after a nice afternoon in Central Park. The place was packed and we were glad we had reservations. Our son loved the oyster selection, while I made a meal out of the crab cake, hush...More

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

I met a friend here for dinner and we both had an excellent meal. The swordfish special was perfectly cooked and very tasty. The bok Choi side dish was a bit salty though (and I’m usually accused of over-salting my food). The restaurant doesn’t have...More

Thank LotsaTraveling
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
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Restaurant Details

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