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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

I called to get an idea if there was a possibility of eating at the bar. The woman at reception was at first aversive but offered to ask the bartender. Two other people picked up the phone while I was on hold, including the GM....More

Thank LizzyT66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Full disclosure: after many years of visiting the Mermaid, I now know the owners. My views on the restaurant have not changed as a result, though. This has long been one of my favorite restaurants in New York. The food is always delicious, the menu...More

Thank toughcritic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to do something special for our son's 25th birthday, even though we weren't there. I called and spoke to manager along with wine steward, and they were wonderful, helping me figure out how best to plan a surprise. After discussing the menu and...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful happy hour special! Do it! I’m very picky and I loved it! Get the martini with their homemade hot sauce. This is the only “spicy” drink I have ever liked. The deals on oysters and clams are unbeatable. Also, after you are done, they...More

Thank Chrismbive
Reviewed March 9, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised at how nice it was when we walked in. We picked it only because it was close to our son’s apt but the quality of the food , the atmosphere and the meal was very good. Unfortunately the waiter started out...More

Thank traveler29172721
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Nice Resturant. Very busy, a little small based on volume only. With that said, if it is crowded, the noise level is too loud to have a regular conversation, but not impossible. Wait staff was wonderful. Food was good. I wanted more though. A little...More

Thank Klsmcclain
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Delighted to learn that Happy Hour is all through the restaurant and non judgmental. Enjoy a quick and easy on the wallet dinner with great service. I had to go way west to meet friends and was thrilled. I will go again especially if I...More

Thank Stylelust
Reviewed February 21, 2018

Went during happy hour for oysters which were very good. Cheerful service and atmosphere. Will return!

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed February 19, 2018

Ate this past weekend with couples dining together, casual weekend Saturday night out. Started with some interesting cocktails and I had a local IPA, did not want to do the sugar calories. Apps were salad, tuna & avocado medley and my wife had PEI oysters...More

Thank patentesquire
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Oysters varieties are great, a must have. The linguine & clams are truly cooked to perfection, the buttery/garlic gives it a great taste and the clams are fresh.

Thank alexisgrullon
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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