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The Mermaid Inn

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570 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-2817
+1 212-799-7400
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“fish tacos” (25 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
570 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-2817
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So glad we found this place! Amazing happy hour oysters, fish tacos and drinks. Staff were friendly and accommodating to our toddler, and the food was fresh and delicious. Would go again, and have recommended to our friends and family also.

Thank Hayley B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Some swear by the oysters at Mermaids. Others rave about the lobster. I'm a less adventurous eater and can say the salted caramel French toast (challah French toast) deserves a repeat visit. Others eating with us were just as happy with huevos rancheros and classic...More

Thank Sassamatt
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on a very busy Tuesday night, which is lobster night. I was dining alone and got the impression that they wanted my table vacated as quickly as possible. The server was not interested in up-selling at all. The Skate meal was delicious though.

Thank MaverickJuliet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brunch options were fantastic, the lobster roll and challah french toast were delicious! Outdoor seating is nice when weather permits.

Thank MJvonD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My foodie son recommended Mermaid Inn but it was challenging to make a reservation for a party of 5 -- the system would only allow me to book for a party of 4 and I did exactly that and added a request for a 5th...More

1  Thank rh24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Mermaid on Amsterdam, Monday evening April 24th. My wife and I had the most perfectly cooked piece of fish for a long time! Service was attentive and on the ball. No dessert menu here but you get a complementary chocolate mousse to close...More

Thank Dixie K
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Three of us had dinner here on a busy Wednesday night. Between us, we ordered the calamari salad, clam chowder (NE style), salmon, skate, and lobster roll. With the exception of the lobster roll, all of our food was served hot and delicious. The lobster...More

Thank Carol V
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We had a lot of fun but the service was quite slow. When our food did come, it was delicious. It's a lively, loud neighborhood spot.

Thank TizzyNYC
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Mermaid Inn is considered one of New York's most famous oyster happy hours, and for good reason. Their oysters are fresh and delicious, and the rest of their food on the happy hour menu is awesome too! Try the tacos.

1  Thank Sonia V
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Found it near where we were & the menu looked good and it was with gluten free awareness - necessary for my wife - food was good wine ok Will likely go back

Thank Vincent B
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
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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