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“The best from my recent raw bar tour in the City”
Review of Mermaid Oyster Bar

Mermaid Oyster Bar
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Ranked #106 of 14,531 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Cross street: Bleecker and Houston
Description: The Mermaid Inn is a spot-on rendition of a casual New England fish shack, complete with style, warm hospitality and classic seafood fare.
Reviewed August 16, 2012

After taking the opportunity to visit Aqua Grill, Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar and Mermaid, this was our favorite. The place is small so plan on booking a table. The back of the restaurant can be quite loud so an outside table or one in the bar are highly recommended if you want a more quiet atmosphere.

The oyster choices were varied and the recommendations of our server were spot on. The oysters were cleaned properly and they were very fresh. The tuna appetizer and the ceviche were over the top. They were fresh, well prepared and flavorful. The fish was also well prepared and cooked perfectly. The service was punctual, friendly and professional.

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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Went there with my son before heading uptown for a Broadway show. Oh my goodness. Split 2 dozen East Coast Oysters and half dozen Little Neck clams. Don't even bother with the sauces they serve.... these were so incredibly fresh and sweet that they didn't need a thing on them. They have happy hour specialty cocktails also at un-heard of prices for the city. Also shared the fried green tomatoes with lump crab meat and the most amazing mac and cheese. Our waitress was absolutely terrific. Would highly recommend and can't wait to go back! I would recommend reservations as it did get very crowded.

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Reviewed July 8, 2012

What a great restaurant. Line was out the door when it opened which is definitely a good sign. Had great food - the salmon deviled eggs were amazing. Seafood is great too. Would definitely come here everytime I go to NYC. Highly recommend

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Thank swisstourist
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

We came in the evening without a reservation and had no problem to get a table for 2 instantly. The place is small and a bit shabby (well let's say it's very simple and functional), but it's clean.
The staff is very friendly. We had a dozen east coast coast oysters as a starter and then went for the whole lobster which was quite a piece of work but really delicious.
Don't forget to take your fortune teller fish with you. We had a lot of fun when we used them with our friends back home.

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Thank Helmut S
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

What a great find. Opened on Sunday at 5pm with a line outside! Oysters at $1 each! Happy hour. Don't miss this place!

Thank Debra P
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