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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 good37%
  • 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
$$ - $$$
570 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-2817
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first meal in NYC and set the perfect tone for the rest of the trip. We made a reservation for 6:30pm to enjoy part of the happy hour. We ordered oysters, the crab cake, some shrimp/avocado sliders and drinks (beer and prosecco)....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Avro88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us visited for dinner. We had a variety of items and some great drinks, including: oysters, tuna, skate, a lobster roll, and a New Zealand Arona Sauvignon Blanc. Service, decor, and ambience were all good

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank SanDiego_MK
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A good friend of mine brought me here for a "Grace Jones Happy Hour" (that means champagne and oysters). Folx - the fact that we could share six oysters, champagne, calamari, and more, PLUS complementary chocolate mousse, and after we split the tab it was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank oddboddie
Reviewed December 8, 2018

This place has pzazz and was beautifully decorated for Christmas. A lot of restaurants have one room where nobody wants to sit, but this is not the case at The Mermaid Inn- the bar room and both dining rooms are all very attractive. The walls...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Kristy F
Reviewed November 26, 2018

I was in Manhattan this summer, brutal weather and heat, and consistently went to the Mermaid Inn on the upper West Side for Happy Hour...wonderful oysters, sometimes on Sunday for the Lobster Lollapalooza (need to call in advance if they are doing it!)...they source the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank pcp0ww0w
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Dark and a little loud but worth bearing as the food, concentrating on fish, is well done. My only issue is with the oysters hearkening from Delaware!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ritz1165
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

My wife had two appetizers (crab cakes and salad) as her meal and I had a scallop special that was wonderful. The food is well thought out and executed. Our waiter was a joy in the way he informed us of various dish contents and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 934patd
Reviewed October 21, 2018

We were on our second trip to Manhattan in 3 years and wanted to try different places to dine. We love seafood so the Metmaid was a natural. It was a tedious long drive from lower east side of Central Park to the mid point...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank balldave10
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This is a very busy restaurant. My friend and I scored 2 seats at the bar for dinner, which was perfect for us because we like to chat with others. I love fish tacos, but being from California, hesitated to order them -- silly me!...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kimberley C
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

I know, I know, one is not supposed to have fish on a Sunday night in a restaurant. Caution was thrown to the winds, and the outcome was mediocre at best. Service was surly and frenzied, with dishes being bused off the table prematurely. Noise...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sam W
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THEre are many events happening so every place is open- but you need to make reservations in advance like everywhere else in the world -enjoy your stay - depending on what you like to eat and where you are staying, there are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-799-7400
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