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The Blue Mermaid

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10 Market Square (Opposite City Hall Downtown), St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5C6, Canada
905-684-7465
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 97
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Birthday

Dave makes an incredible Caesar salad at your intimate table for two. Our steak tenderloin was cooked to perfection. Krystal, our waitress, was spot on our table with super service. This will definitely be our "go to" place. I highly recommend dining at The Blue Mermaid any day of the week!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
RedOrb777
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St. Catharines, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dave makes an incredible Caesar salad at your intimate table for two. Our steak tenderloin was cooked to perfection. Krystal, our waitress, was spot on our table with super service. This will definitely be our "go to" place. I highly recommend dining at The Blue Mermaid any day of the week!

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Thank RedOrb777
St. Catharines, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant was elegant and charming, food was superb, service was excellent and atmosphere was very friendly.

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1 Thank Roisin32
St. Catharines, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been patrons of this establishment for almost forty years. It has lost none of it's charm and it's standards remain the very highest. The finest steaks and seafood perfectly prepared and served by the owners themselves. Well worth the price, sure beats The Keg which costs about the same.

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2 Thank 895default
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I decided to go to Blue Mermaid for diner. We went in and waited for a minute or two at the door to be sited but no one sad anything. Everyone (waiters) was passing by us but not even hello. Two steps in front of us was a guy cooking something and he seen us but he... More 

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2 Thank nabro98
koshtaki, General Manager at The Blue Mermaid, responded to this review

If this was on December 24 it was an extremely busy night and we apologize for the delay but other than that you cannot seat yourself in the dining room without the maitredee's authorization as we already had those open tables pre booked for the evening. Your extremely aggressive attitude and coarse language to the owner is also what lead... More 

welland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the blue mermaid for the first time for today's lunch. The atmosphere was great the food was good. I am in the restaurant business so I rarely ever complain because I realize how difficult this business can be but today was some of the worst customer service I've ever had and especially coming from a... More 

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5 Thank christie b
St. Catharines, Canada
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favourite restaurants in St.Catharines, The Blue Mermaid is owned and run by Nick and Tom, great guys who take great pride in making sure you have excellent food combined with just the right wine. I have never been disappointed, whether dining with my wife, christmas dinner with my staff of a famous wedding reception dinner for 45... More 

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1 Thank Tom M
St. Catharines, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here a few times, it's always been absolutely amazing. I'm a very big seafood fan. Last time there I had the fresh oysters, shrimp cocktail, lobster sandwich and an escargot. Every dish was exquisite. Great place for a nice dinner!

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Thank RyanSicard
Niagara Falls, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

If you like kale, quinoa, or hemp seeds, go elsewhere. If you like meat and seafood in copious amounts of butter, then keep reading. The menu of this restaurant is right out of 1950. Or 1850. Sole meuniere or amandine, chateaubriand, peppercorn filets. They recently redid the menu and got rid of steak diane, but I was told they will... More 

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2 Thank perryub
St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Food excellent, service perfect, ambiance relaxed, friendly, crisp white table linen, nice piano bar downstairs. Some may think it is overpriced but we didn't think so. Great place to go to celebrate something special.

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Thank tookie28
st. Catharines
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The food it serve the best possible way that can be done, the waiters are friendly. It is fine dining so dress well and enjoy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Market Square (Opposite City Hall Downtown), St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 905-684-7465

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

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