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Mermaid Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Greenwich Village
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79 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2514 (Bleecker and Houston)
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Roswell, Georgia
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474 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

We were here on a Sunday night and really enjoyed the caring service, good food and drinks. I had oysters and sautéed calamari with feta, excellent and excellent. My colleague had a lobster roll and we split the shrimp and avocado sliders. Everything was delicious. The drink menu is also good as is the ambiance.

Thank Fritz_the_1st
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This was a great little restaurant. Excellent seafood with exceptional service. I particularly recommend the octopus and the tuna crudo.

Thank LisaF228
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

We went there with a friend living in NYC and she had heard of it but never been. Do book ahead. Good choice from raw bar, fish was very well cooked, we shared sides of salad and excellent mac n' cheese. Staff very friendly, helpful and efficient.

Thank Edward S
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

I had my first oysters here and they where complemented well with a few dark and stormy's! The shrimp corn dog was amazing and I really enjoyed the fried oysters. The chocolate moose in a cup for dessert with the fortune fish is a lovely touch. It makes it a memorable experience. Book in advance for happy hour as you... More 

Thank bregeenc
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

My first visit to the Mermaid Oyster Bar and I have to say I loved it. If you love Oysters like I do you will love this place. $1 oysters during happy hours. Also the shrimp avocado sliders are delicious. The place is cozy and the service is great. I can't wait to go back. 👌🏻

Thank Michael Y
Olten, Switzerland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place and fantastic food. Better book a table in advance. Monday is all eve happy hour, great cocktails and 1$ oyster a piece. Fab place!

Thank Petra_800125
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2016

I was looking for an Oyster Bar for dinner with my wife. I found this on line and could not have been more pleased with our visit and meal. We went on a Monday night which happened to be all night Happy Hour with oysters, apps and drink specials. It was a small place with great vibe and ambiance in... More 

Thank WestGang
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us! We're thrilled to hear that you and your wife had a wonderful time. More 

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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2016

There is no dressing up here but the food is great along with a pleasant ambience and good service. It could have done to be a little warmer to cope with the NY freezing temperatures but still a really nice evening.

Thank kate234
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi Kate, Thanks for dining with us! We're happy to hear that you have a lovely meal and hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Sevierville, Tennessee
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283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Our friends told us to dine here and we are glad we did. We had reservations for 5:45 bc there were no other times available. What a treat! Happy hour prices from 5-7 and delicious oysters. We enjoyed fish tacos and clam chowder, lobster roll and oysters. To end the evening we were served complimentary chocolate pudding. Do not miss!

Thank Nancy H
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi Nancy H, Thanks for dining at the Oyster Bar! We're thrilled to hear you had a great time at happy hour and hope to see you back again soon. More 

Frederiksberg, Denmark
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284 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2016

We went there one evening nearby our hotel in Soho, made reservation first and came in to this very living area, a lot going on happy people all over, our waitress was efficient and fun too, ordered oyster of course east coast 5 different kinds and two west coast plus my favourite raw yellow fin tuna and avocado, wow tasty... More 

Thank Winesurgeon
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at the Oyster Bar! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the food and atmosphere and do hope to see you back again next time you're in New York City. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, Seafood
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 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
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2514
    (Bleecker and Houston)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: 12122600100
The Mermaid Inn is a spot-on rendition of a casual New England fish shack, complete with style, warm hospitality and classic seafood fare.

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