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Thu, 10/22
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Excellent and punctual service. Seafoods abundant. Somewhat noisy but he, that adds to the experience.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 4, 2020

Although we have eaten many times in the restaurants on both sides of Mermaid Inn (Amelie and Pizzeria Sirenetta (which is owned by the same people who own Mermaid Inn)), but for some reason haven't eaten here for years. That was a mistake which we...rectified tonight. The restaurant is much bigger than it looks like from the outside, and on a Tuesday night was very busy (and quite loud). The menu was varied but fairly limited...mostly fish and shellfish, but they do offer some meat dishes. Everything we had was very good. The New England clam chowder, kale salad, brussel sprouts, crab cake and Chatham cod were all great. Service was good, and prices were pretty reasonable for this quality and given the area. We'll be back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020

We have lived close to this restaurant for years, and have eaten in restaurants on both sides (Amelie and Pizzeria Sirenetta (which is owned by the same people who own Mermaid Inn)), but for some reason had never eaten there. That was a mistake which...we rectified tonight. The restaurant was much bigger than I had thought, and on a normal weekday night was very busy (and quite loud). The menu was varied but fairly limited...mostly fish and shellfish, but they do offer some meat dishes. Everything we had was very good. The New England clam chowder, kale salad, brussel sprouts, crab cake and Chatam cod were all great. Service was good, and prices were pretty reasonable for this quality and given the area. We'll be back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

The Mermaid Inn is well run, pretty convenient-there are multiple locations and the food is good. I like to arrive in time for some happy hour oysters and wine. There’s salad, a nice lobster roll and fries and nice fish specials. The one on the...UWS is always busy and reservations are recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

We went there for the first time last night to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The food was terrific and delicious - kale salad, calamari salad then a lobster roll and large helpings of tuna. John was most pleasant and helpful throughout the meal. Unfortunately an...older member of our group fell badly as we walked in and we are highly grateful for everybody’s kind assistance as she recovered. A doctor and a nurse came over quickly to see what they could do but the stand-out was a gentleman in a fine scarf who spent a lot of time with us - hopefully he will read this. So not only is it a great restaurant but the patrons and employees are kind, fabulous people - a very big thank you to all!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

Mermaid Inn is one of our family’s faves in the neighborhood and tonight’s experience epitomizes exactly why....I accidentally booked the next day for dinner at 630pm when we showed up tonight and was so upset at myself since I know the restaurant is always fully...booked. However, Annabelle and the gentleman at the host stand were nothing but amazing and calmly worked their magic to somehow squeeze us in right then! New Year’s Eve of all nights!! We sat immediately and had the great happy hour menu to start which we all love (clam chowder in cute little red mugs, spinach/crab dip, calamari). Our waitress (Sophie?) couldn’t have been more attentive and friendly — even the bus boys were super quick to fill waters etc. Again, nothing but GREAT GREAT service and food — a woman who looked like a manager even stopped by to make sure we were fine. Solidly great food and always consistently amazing service - don’t miss this place. It’s a gem for sure. Thank you for making our New Year’s Eve dinner with our family so lovely!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I had oysters and salmon tartare. Both of which were fresh and nicely done. We were there for happy hour so didn’t try anything else but the dinner menu looks appetizing. Place is very busy but sorta has a neighborhood feel. Service...was efficient and friendly. As I write this I am thinking I want to go back today.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 9, 2019 via mobile

My favourite spot in New York! This little gem has the greatest seafood (& happy hour). The atmosphere is the perfect combination of lively and cozy with the most amazing staff. Thank you for such a wonderful evening!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 20, 2019

Smiles and tasty seafood must go together because we received both on our many visits to THE MERMAID INN. The tastiest Clam Chowder, the freshest BLT Salad with Lobster ,supreme Clams and Oysters, the super Entree Tacos. Should I go on? OH yes,add the most...Complimentary Chocolate Pudding (DELIGHTED MY GRANDAUGHTER) It seems that the Menu appeals to all ages and since we were there at different times, I can assure you of the best service and meticulously prepared meals at reasonable prices. You may need a reservation and check their times of service. OK? but GO!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

we were recommended Mermaid Inn, but only because the recommended had been there for drinks and Oysters. we had a great meal, very tasty, and a nice restaurant. It is not 'pub grub' much nicer than that!!

Date of visit: October 2019
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