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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

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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
The Best since day 1

This restaurant has been around for almost 35 years and it's always been outstanding. The owners Nick & Tom and their family always make your visit the best possible. Food is exceptional and the service is unbelievable. When you can get a salad prepared in front of you or even your desert, that is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Gail B
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St. Catharines, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has been around for almost 35 years and it's always been outstanding. The owners Nick & Tom and their family always make your visit the best possible. Food is exceptional and the service is unbelievable. When you can get a salad prepared in front of you or even your desert, that is a real dinning experience.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Was not what we were looking for or expected but was a great (but pricey) dinner. Beautiful dining room, attentive and impeccable service, and the food was good, too!!! I had the filet with Bernaise Sauce & it was excellent. It came with a baked potato & seasonal vegetables. The baked potato was not as good as most but okay.... More 

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st. kitts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We frequented this restaurant over 20 years ago & decided to try it again for dinner. Nothing has changed. No apparent improvements have been made to either the upstairs dining area or the downstairs lounge. Although everything appears clean, the place is overdo for a face lift. The food & service is still very good. Menu pricing is not available... More 

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Grimsby, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

What a hidden gem. In the heart of St. Catharines Ontario. Very upscaled seafood and steak restaurant. Beautiful decor and very professional wait staff. You are greeted at the door by one of the owners who have owned the restaurant for years. Large assortment of wines,cocktails. Made at your table Caesar salad is the best ever eaten. Everything on the... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

One of the best restaurants in the city and right in the heart of the downtown core. Food is excellent and the piano bar and lounge is fabulous especially when Ed is on the ivory delighting the guests. A must if you want a great steak.

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had a very good dinner at the Blue Mermaid 2 nights ago. My order of local pickerel was very large and prepared very well and served very hot. The filet Dianne was also very good and a generrous 10 oz serving. Service was also right on the mark. How many eateries still offer cherries jubilee and baked Alaska! Worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A wonderful old standard that continues to delight! The service is wonderful and the food is excellent. This place is prefect for business dinners, special occassions or any day you feel that you are in need of some special attention and fine comfort food! The staff manage to make this restaurant and oasis of comforting, straigtforward elegance which offers south... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is by far Niagara's best surf anf turf restaurant, hands down! Very expensive and high end, but definitely worth the money. If you go for lunch, try the downstairs lounge with the grand piano for a Lobster Sandwich. For dinner, you can expect a lengthy meal with lots to savor. It is in a strange place, being downtown St.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

An easy review to write....five stars across the board. A superbly prepared and presented meal. Absolutely perfect from beginning to end and the service was to be applauded. The only downside to our our dining experience, and one that was NOT within the dining room's full control, was the ear shattering loudness and obvious self entitlement of a table of... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My co worker and I were in town for work and decided to dine at this restaurant. We found it by doing a Google search, with the ratings been quite high we decided to give it a try. The service was excellent, the food was exquisite. I had the junior sirloin steak (medium well) it was perfect! My co worker... More 

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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: Steakhouse, Seafood

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