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The Mermaid Inn

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Upper West Side
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570 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-2817
+1 212-799-7400
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17:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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127 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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Thank Hayley B
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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517 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 eggs benedict. Patio service on a sunny day adds to the fun atmosphere, and friendly,... More 

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Thank Sassamatt
Stroud, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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Thank MaverickJuliet
Valley Village
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank MJvonD
Ithaca, New York
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561 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
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 seat that they accommodated. The Happy Hour oysters and related deals were greatly appreciated --... More 

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1 Thank rh24
Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 out. Only crit would be perhaps a sorbet would fit better-but all in all a... More 

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Thank Dixie K
Burlington, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 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 was cold but served on a hot grilled roll, and the accompanying French fries were... More 

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Thank Carol V
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 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.

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Thank TizzyNYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 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.

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1 Thank Sonia V
New York, United States
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 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

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Thank Vincent B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-799-7400

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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