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Mermaid Inn

568 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024

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(212) 799-7400


  • Sunday: 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Monday: 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Cuisine: Seafood Restaurants

4.8 of 5.0 from 170 reviews

price range:$26 to $50


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  • Stephanie DeDeckerOysters, old bay fries, and the Mermaid Mary 🙌🏻

    55555 by Stephanie DeDecker

  • Shawn Ryan AOMG The Clam Sandwich here is one of a kind! The best on the planet so far!

    55555 by Shawn Ryan A

  • Anna MLove oysters and happy our here!

    55555 by Anna M

  • Alexa JHappy hour has $1 oysters and lots of other good food and drink specials!

    55555 by Alexa J

  • Hector T.Cozy spot to enjoy a delicious lobster roll and happy hour oysters with a great wine selection

    55555 by Hector T.

  • Tucker PThe food was great, but the martinis were weirdly warm.

    55555 by Tucker P

  • Hailey CWell-cooked seafood, but no dessert menu

    33333 by Hailey C

  • Charlotte CAmazing happy hour! Also amazing complimentary breadstick and chocolate too!

    55555 by Charlotte C

  • Caila SShrimp & grits might be the best in New York. This seafood spot is great for brunching or outdoor lunching.. my go-to on the Upper West Side!

    55555 by Caila S

  • Deonne D$1 oysters during happy hour

    55555 by Deonne D

  • Caitlin C.For $8 you can get a cocktail normally priced at $13. Beers and wines are priced at $5 and $7 respectively. You can also get dollar oysters during happy hour, which goes from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    55555 by Caitlin C.

  • William HThey have Old Bay fries... Old bay fries! The lobster roll didn't blow me out of the water, but still good. This is a good option for HH if you want to munch on oysters, fried oysters, calamari, etc.

    55555 by William H

  • Andrickson LI love food and I love to go to new places if you are like me you would love this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10-Bpb2A-jo

    55555 by Andrickson L

  • Sirus O.The oysters were amaze-balls. I had the ones from RI. Service was perfect.

    55555 by Sirus O.

  • Herve BCame here for happy hour and was not disappointed at all! The dollar oysters are fresh and the drinks are $8, although not the cheapest, and quite strong.

    55555 by Herve B

  • J.R. DWas expecting bit more diversity in dishes but appetizers excellent

    55555 by J.R. D

  • EaterFor $8 at The Mermaid Inn, you can get a cocktail normally priced at $13. Beers and wines are priced at $5 and $7 respectively as well as dollar oysters during happy hour, which goes from 5 to 7 PM.

    55555 by Eater

  • YN KHappy hour oyster $1/piece

    55555 by YN K

  • Gary St PThe Perfect place for natural food.

    55555 by Gary St P

  • Gary CEat with fun, I tried it.

    55555 by Gary C

  • Jeannie C.$1 daily 5-7

    55555 by Jeannie C.

  • Volokitin's SIt was great! Happy hours is exciting!

    55555 by Volokitin's S

  • Elle MNightly Happy Hour Selection, 5-7PM. Specials Include $1 Oysters and Clams, Fish Tacos, Seafood Small Plates.

    55555 by Elle M

  • David BExcellent happy hours and great fried oysters. Love the Old Bay fries! I would avoid the "Mini soups" thought- they're tiny!

    55555 by David B

  • Colin GGood brunch spot for groups as it has enough tables such that you don't need to wait too long

    55555 by Colin G

  • Guest of a GuestThe Mermaid Inn has been open for years and continues to be a favorite among locals. The Upper West Side restaurant, one of three Manhattan locations, made brunch lobster rolls possible.

    55555 by Guest of a Guest

  • Randall N.Great food and fantastic oyster happy hour!

    55555 by Randall N.

  • Randall N.The oyster happy hour is one of the best deals on the UWS!

    55555 by Randall N.

  • Amy M.Loved the pappardelle and the lobster roll!

    55555 by Amy M.

  • Edward F.Happy hour can't be beat...oysters, aperol spritz and the old bay fries! 😋😋😋😋😉

    55555 by Edward F.

  • Shefalee MPerfect lobster rolls. Perfect for brunch and kid friendly

    55555 by Shefalee M

  • Mark LombardiCant pass up the Oysters!

    55555 by Mark Lombardi

  • Vicky ZReally great atmosphere, yummy seafood and funny fortune teller fish! :)) recommend!

    55555 by Vicky Z

  • rob z.kinda always packed for happy hour, which is daily

    55555 by rob z.

  • Leandro L.I think I like the website more than the resto and I like the resto a lot. One of my go to seafood places in NYC.

    55555 by Leandro L.

  • Karen B.Happy hour!

    55555 by Karen B.

  • Christine SchozerOctopus and mussels were great!

    55555 by Christine Schozer

  • Berta SLoved the clams. The spaghetti dish was yum and generous

    55555 by Berta S

  • Maisa VEverything was terribly spicy and expensive

    22222 by Maisa V

  • Gene W.Oysters at Happy Hour and the Diver Scallops

    55555 by Gene W.

  • Josh JDollar oysters, killer happy hour. Feel a little aphrodisiac and little booze buzzy.

    55555 by Josh J

  • Martin OngThe dollar oysters during happy hour were a bit too small even for $1

    55555 by Martin Ong

  • Daniel SReally good happy hour. Great seafood. French toast at brunch.

    55555 by Daniel S

  • Andy KHere's a nice mid-winter combo: Old Fashioned, house salad, curry tuna entree. Throw in a couple glasses of Pinot and you're good.

    55555 by Andy K

  • Michael JEverything!!

    55555 by Michael J

  • Lauren D.Oyster happy hour! And the fish tacos (blackened not fried!)

    55555 by Lauren D.

  • João EAmazing blackened salmon!

    55555 by João E

  • Jennifer APretty much everything! And the service is excellent.

    55555 by Jennifer A

  • L. FService = impeccable, great oyster happy hour, and the seafood is delish. The ambiance of this place = romantic. Good stuff.

    55555 by L. F

  • Venera VarbanovaQuality seafood, great atmosphere, great happy hour.

    55555 by Venera Varbanova

  • Sabina B.Solid bloodies - it's not brunch without one (or three).

    55555 by Sabina B.

  • Ryan W.Happy hour is a must. A great place to take family that is visiting.

    55555 by Ryan W.

  • Claire L.Always fresh ingredients with lots of flavor. Feeling satisfied and healthy at the same time!

    55555 by Claire L.

  • Nicole S$1 Oysters for happy hour! Free dessert if you stay for dinner.

    55555 by Nicole S

  • Molly S.Gotta love that $1 oyster happy hour!

    55555 by Molly S.

  • Foursquare Insiders D“Look for refreshing and deft wines that are thoughtfully selected to reflect briny oysters, just-caught fish, and the simplicity of ambiance despite the UWS address.” - Laura Williamson, Wine Expert

    55555 by Foursquare Insiders D

  • Sophie C.best and cutest place for seafood on the upper west side! the servers rock and the restaurant is newly renovated!

    55555 by Sophie C.

  • John AntosGreat Happy Hour specials. Prefer the oysters over the clams, for a hot side dish, lobster roll and old Bay fries very tasty. Mac and cheese looked delicious, but tasted a bit bland.

    55555 by John Antos

  • Taylor V.Happy hour is great. Really like the oysters and calamari.

    55555 by Taylor V.

  • Joe WIt offers a great brunch!!

    55555 by Joe W

  • CharleneThe lobster roll is so big and delicious. It comes on a very buttery bun and with plenty of fries, seasoned with old bay.

    55555 by Charlene

  • PhanessaLobster roll is a little formal on brioche bun, but tasty all the same. Come here for the happy hour specials - $1 oysters!

    55555 by Phanessa

  • Chris EvansNice atmosphere and drinks, plus staff is always very friendly. Portions are on the larger size.

    55555 by Chris Evans

  • Gaby JIt's weird to say "get the mac & cheese" at a seafood restaurant but...get the mac & cheese.

    33333 by Gaby J

  • Jennifer C.Best Sunday dinners with my girls.

    55555 by Jennifer C.

  • Eric F.One of my favorites as I have had almost everything on the menu and it doesn't disappoint. No dessert options though, which is fine as you should stuff yourself with oysters, lobster, and Mac n cheese

    55555 by Eric F.

  • Nancy YiCome for happy hour! And get the clam chowder 😋

    55555 by Nancy Yi

  • Marti GLobster roll is really good. Fries too salty though. Oysters are $1 @ happy hour, not to be missed!

    55555 by Marti G

  • Christine L.Best oyster happy hour in town, stay for dinner! One of my favorite places in NYC

    55555 by Christine L.

  • Yaz MusBurger + brioche bun + Bloody Mary = brunch's holy grail

    55555 by Yaz Mus

  • Sam PolsteinHappy hour oysters best around

    55555 by Sam Polstein

  • Amanda WilliamsHappy hour!

    55555 by Amanda Williams

  • elle d.Great UWS spot. Excellent food, adorable ambiance, great happy hr. Seriously, everything is good; get all the sides! Also, no dessert menu, every guest gets a cup of pudding with their meal.

    55555 by elle d.

  • Vicki M.The freshest oysters I've ever had! The surf and turf tacos are amazing & the trout was perfect. I couldn't have anticipated such great food and service across the board! 5 stars! Hidden gem in UWS

    55555 by Vicki M.

  • Patricia FdezExcellent food, great place and the best server ever in town. It is really a great place for #fish #oysters and #friends

    55555 by Patricia Fdez

  • Taylor G.Oysters are great. But the cocktails are very important to me. And happy hour specials.

    55555 by Taylor G.

  • Trae F.Found a great spot at the bar and enjoyed one of the friendliest bartenders on the UWS. The oysters were great and the lobster roll and crab cake were excellent. Highly recommended.

    55555 by Trae F.

  • Matt S.Great brunch options and amazing lobster dinner on Sundays make this spot an incredible Upper West Side stunner. Get the oysters for sure.

    55555 by Matt S.

  • Fee OGreat happy hour deal from 5 to 7pm. $1 oysters, only 2 options though. Complimentary pudding at the end :)

    55555 by Fee O

  • Steven WDelicious Bloody Mary.

    55555 by Steven W

  • DaawniiHappy hour oysters only $1 a piece.

    33333 by Daawnii

  • Roger S.American seafooder with New England charm. Almost never any salmon.

    55555 by Roger S.

  • christina lynn agathaAbsolutely fav place to eat! Love their happiest hours.

    55555 by christina lynn agatha

  • Peter I.Food and service is great

    55555 by Peter I.

  • Lala L.Happy hour 7 days a week until 7, all night on Mondays!

    55555 by Lala L.

  • Anna RGreat happy hour! Get Reservations gets packed quickly.

    55555 by Anna R

  • PatrickThe old bay fries, rocky point oysters, and lobster special are all terrific. So is the drink selection.

    55555 by Patrick

  • April Kate 🍴Perhaps the best inexpensive seafood dinner. Love the tilapia tacos and lobster roll

    55555 by April Kate 🍴

  • Gordon REverything is good about this place. It's trendy. Food - 🍴 🍸- is excellent. Service is second to none, and It's also local to UpperWestSiders . Can't really fault it.

    55555 by Gordon R

  • Julia AdrianoOysters, calamari, shrimp, lobster, cocktails... Everything really great!

    55555 by Julia Adriano

  • James B.Awesome Bloody Mary and only $7 during happy hour

    55555 by James B.

  • Darjeeling AThis place rocks! Happy hour + four square special + pudding + fortune fish = best dinner!

    55555 by Darjeeling A

  • Sheila MGreat spicy margarita and excellent lobster roll!

    55555 by Sheila M

  • Colin M. F.Great atmosphere, branding by Louise Fili!

    55555 by Colin M. F.

  • CandiceGreat food and service.

    55555 by Candice

  • Bethany MarzewskiGo for happy hour, oysters, and the Tuesday crab special!

    55555 by Bethany Marzewski

  • Onella JBest seafood and great prices in Manhattan. Daily specials and happy hour are the best!

    55555 by Onella J

  • Jessie C.No dessert menu but you get a free espresso cup of DELICIOUS chocolate mousse AAAAAND a fortune telling fish! WHATS NOT TO LOVE?!

    55555 by Jessie C.

  • Jessie C.The seared calamari sla did TO DIE FOR

    55555 by Jessie C.

  • Gabriella F.The Escargot was cooked delightfully, with delicious sauce and bread crumbs, and it's so filling!

    55555 by Gabriella F.

  • Sameepa S.Very nice warm place for brunch/ coffee/ breakfast good p.o. boys

    55555 by Sameepa S.

  • IsabelLobster sliders always good!

    55555 by Isabel

  • A.J. B.Grab a seat at the bar, order the mini clambake with a glass of wine and imagine you are out on Long Island at the beach. The oysters here are the bomb!

    55555 by A.J. B.

  • Fadia K.Great oyster selection! The Gouda Mac + cheese was slightly bland. And do you remember those Fortune Fish you put in your hand? They give you one with check along with a chocolate mousse ! Enjoy

    55555 by Fadia K.

  • Jay L.Clam sliders are Yum!!!

    55555 by Jay L.

  • Jay L.Loud! The volume here is cacophonous. It's easier to have a conversation at a Rangers game, or an Iron Maiden concert!

    55555 by Jay L.

  • Jay L.Mac and cheese is delicious!

    55555 by Jay L.

  • Jay L.Avoid the asparagus side. $8 is too much for a few measly spears of thin over charred asparagus.

    22222 by Jay L.

  • Halstead PropertyA seafood place for pancakes? Yes, we said it! These crunchy on the outside, yet soft on the inside pancakes are prepared with cornmeal batter to give you that Southern taste.

    55555 by Halstead Property

  • Gabriela Z.Best happy hour oysters for $1 starting @5pm. Also, try the Gouda mac&cheese!

    55555 by Gabriela Z.

  • Jessica A.Great happy 2 hours daily from 5-7, amazing lobster knuckle escargot!!

    55555 by Jessica A.

  • Serious EatsTop off your raw bar feast with a reasonably priced glass of house wine or Mermaid's very own oyster-friendly brew.

    55555 by Serious Eats

  • Virginia D.Outside cafe is OPEN!

    55555 by Virginia D.

  • George O.This is our favorite restaurant in NYC, and the skate dish is our consistent go-to entrée. For appetizers, the seared calamari is consistently good. Rich makes a good dirty martini with Hedrick's.

    55555 by George O.

  • AmberThe bartender Guy is the best. Always a treat to score a brunch seat at the bar with him!

    55555 by Amber

  • Jannie V.Check out the Lobsterpalooza. Check into foursquare and get a complimentary side. And skip having to order dessert. Chances are, they'll comp you one with your bill. Fresh seafood, stellar service!

    33333 by Jannie V.

  • Reece K.Wash your hands before you eat if only to peek into the kitchen on your way to the super-nice restrooms.

    33333 by Reece K.

  • Rachel G.If you go for brunch, get the lobster Benedict.

    55555 by Rachel G.

  • Afrikyn V.Service was a little slow but the food (and cocktails) were a lot of good.

    55555 by Afrikyn V.

  • Matthew M.Menu is set in Mrs Eaves, a mix of cummingsesque lowercase and wide-tracked caps. Headings appear to be hand-drawn. A clear, cohesive design. Grade: A.

    55555 by Matthew M.

  • mich s.The tuna crudo was perfect for a warm summer night. Two days after my meal, and I am still thinking of it. Also, make a reservation to skip the wait! #notfried #notoily #rawbar

    55555 by mich s.

  • Neiki U.Sunday Lobster special. Trout. Happy Hour.

    55555 by Neiki U.

  • Wayne W.Ask for Wayne. Tell him he's handsome. He'll thank you.

    55555 by Wayne W.

  • Sam A.They need to serve up something fresh. I'm getting tired of seeing the lobster roll, Mac n Cheese...

    55555 by Sam A.

  • Sasha B.Really good food, especially the fish tacos

    55555 by Sasha B.

  • BULLDOG GinMake some new friends at the bar. Go bold, try out a BULLDOG cocktail.

    55555 by BULLDOG Gin

  • John N.Try the amazing truffle macaroni and cheese.

    55555 by John N.

  • Rosie M.Their 5:30-7 happy special on oysters, apps and drinks is amazing. Also don't miss the lobster knuckle escargot. Genius. Amazing.

    55555 by Rosie M.

  • Laura A.Might get a free side...after 15 mins becomes and hour and a half!! Now I love me some mermaid inn but just not worth the wait anymore.

    33333 by Laura A.

  • Sarah K.Bloody Mary comes with an Old Bay salt rim :)

    55555 by Sarah K.

  • New York HabitatNo doubt about what to order here. The lobster roll. Though we do love the happy hour & a half check-in special too!

    55555 by New York Habitat

  • Laura C.Amazing oyster happy hour. No seats at the bar? Don't worry. They'll still seat you at a table

    33333 by Laura C.

  • Bach M.Lobster roll is great and so is happy hour! Love the new hush puppies, and don't overlook this place for brunch!

    55555 by Bach M.

  • Amy C.Bring on the Bordeaux: Bordeaux Restaurant Week’s November 7-November 21, 2011 http://exm.nr/rCHoSH

    33333 by Amy C.

  • Emily B.Norah - the hostess - is simply lovely. I felt welcome the instant I walked in the door.

    33333 by Emily B.

  • Robert B.Make a reservation. It gets full quick. Try the Lobster and truffle mac n cheese!!

    55555 by Robert B.

  • Nicholas S.Wow I actually found a place on the uws that's its actually almost cool!

    55555 by Nicholas S.

  • Nakisha 💋Come Tuesdays for Summer Crab Fest! $24 for a big bucket of Maryland Blue Crab + grilled corn + potatoes + cornbread. Yum! (There's also a great "Lobsterpalloza" special same price on Sundays).

    55555 by Nakisha 💋

  • Lindsay K.The free Foursquare check-in side dish doesn't include their lobster mac and cheese. :'(

    55555 by Lindsay K.

  • Laura S.Ask for a Pear Punch - it's the Pear Sparkler with pear Grey Goose. Love!

    55555 by Laura S.

  • Steven S.Lobster and truffle mac & cheese is amazing!! Also try the ceviche

    55555 by Steven S.

  • Marco G.$1 oysters and cheap, yet very good, food from 5:30-7pm every day!!!

    55555 by Marco G.

  • Benjamin H.Lobster roll. Can't lose.

    55555 by Benjamin H.

  • Tiana H.Actually,$1 east coast oysters,everyday.....

    55555 by Tiana H.

  • Natalie K.tuesday night crab boil. do it.

    55555 by Natalie K.

  • talia i.another disappointing meal here. this time the $1 oysters, which are usually pretty good, were scant. next time i'll try one before trusting them to give me a plausible plate.

    33333 by talia i.

  • Laura G.Great dine on the UWS- food is wonderful, service is wonderful. And talk to Jen, the amazing bartender- she will take wonderful care of you :)

    55555 by Laura G.

  • Raj S.$1 oysters every Sunday from 530 - 7pm. Yes.

    55555 by Raj S.

  • Lindsay G.mussel entree was huge! Would have been more than satisfied with the appetizer portion.

    55555 by Lindsay G.

  • Cass A.Impeccable service and manners by the staff.

    55555 by Cass A.

  • Winnie T.Everything is fried and oily. Even the Brussels sprouts. Atkins friendly for sure but skip this place if you care about your complexion.

    33333 by Winnie T.

  • Stacy C.BRUNCH was - ahhhmazing lobster eggs Benny, crispy fries, baked eggs and of course the almost famous "mermaid Mary"

    55555 by Stacy C.

  • Julien D.Sunday, ask for the lobster special!!

    33333 by Julien D.

  • Kate L.Complimentary chocolate mousse and a fortune telling fish! Not to mention delicious seafood in a New Englandesque setting. Love it.

    55555 by Kate L.

  • kai m.Back room for privacy and to feel like your cool and part of a secret club, front room little more public. Both great. Love this place, consistently excellent.

    55555 by kai m.

  • Liz W.Mussels are killer but always ask for extra bread. It's a meal in itself. Also check out the seasonal cocktail list always something delicious.

    55555 by Liz W.

  • BravoBest lobster roll variation ever. Chef Lawrence Edelman does wonders with skate too. -Seth Caro, Top Chef Just Desserts

    55555 by Bravo

  • Amos E.Curried oysters-tasty, but not ostery. Lobster roll a favorite.

    55555 by Amos E.

  • Tracy R.Great lobster roll, and the mac-n-cheese side was good too. The fortune teller fish were a fun touch!

    55555 by Tracy R.

  • Taylor R.Delicious lobster roll! Also really enjoyed the mac and cheese as our free side when we checked in on Foursquare.

    55555 by Taylor R.

  • Betsy B.Order the grilled scallops with corn puree and bacon. Out of this world.

    55555 by Betsy B.

  • masha g.Get the smoked salmon and crab eggs benedict. Great coffee and bloody marys.

    55555 by masha g.

  • sonia m.The lobster sandwiches are the best I have ever had and I love the non-alcoholic sparkling pear drink.

    55555 by sonia m.

  • PatrickLobster roll is the way to go

    55555 by Patrick

  • Julie Q.Bloody Mary fans: try the Mermaid Mary. It has a serious kick and comes with a cocktail shrimp and cornichon.

    55555 by Julie Q.

  • Juliana S.try brunch and go back for more arugula on clam pasta.... yummy.

    55555 by Juliana S.

  • Brian K.Delicious oysters. Friendly service and a great atmosphere. Had the grilled Salmon with beets and brussel sprouts, divine.

    55555 by Brian K.

  • Josh EisenmanFish tacos on tuesdays!!

    55555 by Josh Eisenman

  • Brandon Mlobster roll. of course.

    55555 by Brandon M

  • Bill Clobster roll!!

    55555 by Bill C

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