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Mermaid Oyster Bar

79 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2514
+1 212-260-0100
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Mermaid Oyster Bar in Greenwich Village has garnered attention for the oysters and fish tacos featured on its American menu. "Terrific, friendly service; well prepared small and...More
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
79 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2514
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on the rating (top 1% of NYC restaurants) and the reviews, we were expecting something at an extremely high level. We did not have any complaints worth writing about, but we also would not go out of our way to return here for a...More

Thank mmingle1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent place here to have sea food specially oysters.The food excellent. The service is also excellent. The food value for money.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Yes all the reviews are right the food is excellent. Here's a tip for a Saturday night, which we did: get there for the happy hour food menu, which is from 4-7pm. Tapas-like servings, all excellent! We had the sliders, tacos, chowder soup, and I...More

1  Thank D H
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We went here a bout a year ago for happy hours with oysters and wanted to do it again. I remembered the location and my husband, the name. Still great and gets full about 10 minutes after 5:00 when it opens. Their small bites are...More

Thank JillConnecticut
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Delicious food and the best happy hours in town if you love oysters. Go enjoy with friends or on a date. Call ahead always busy.

Thank Michael Y
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Went here for a plate of happy hour oysters. WOW. I've never seen such good value anywhere in New York. The place is very friendly and well run. The chowder and clams were delicious and we only paid $1.00 per oyster. Dont know how they...More

Thank Clanman58
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We went early evening on a Saturday for the oysters, and were immediately seated in the back room where there was another older couple. This is not as terrible as it sounds because it's less noisy, but it does seem as if the younger crowd...More

Thank DAPJr112
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

My daughter reserved a table for us for New Year’s Eve. The only thing we knew was that they served seafood, had goos reviews, and we were having a fixed menu. The food was extraordinary! The drinks interesting, and the service impecable. Every dish was...More

Thank Regina S
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We don’t eat oysters, but they looked quite good from what me and my friend saw on other tables being served. Calamari rings are very good indeed, would have preferred tartar sauce though. And for mains we both chose fish and chips. Expecting a classic,...More

Thank Uldis H
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Came a long way to visit this restaurants. It was a Friday night and place was very busy. Service started slow but then manager made sure we were OK. Great happy hour items oysters etc. I didn't care for octopus salad but entries (all fish)...More

Thank 1dartman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-260-0100
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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