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The Mermaid Inn

570 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-2817
+1 212-799-7400
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
The American cuisine at The Mermaid Inn has made a name for itself on TripAdvisor, where crowd favorites are the oysters and the clams. One diner shared, "Main courses were great...More
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
570 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-2817
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice atmosphere and an excellent bartender who took care of us from beginning to end. I wish I could remember her name. She worked on Sunday and was genuinely friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We were there for happy hour and had drinks and a shrimp...More

Thank 2foodtravelers
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Mermaid Inn (2 locations: East Village and Upper West Side) is a favorite place of ours for seafood in NYC. Short of traveling to Cape Cod, this restaurant offers a well curated menu of seafood specialties (check out their oyster ‘app’). While the menu...More

Thank lucy021482
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we entered the beautiful luxury decor and were greeted by the knowledgable and helpful wait staff... our evening was excellent ! We started off with the grilled octopus... I was quite TENTATIVE.... no pun intended ! But this appetizer was truly amazing...More

Thank Rhonda R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eat at Mermaid Inn often. While the preparations are not super exciting- if you want a delish shrimp cocktail or lobster roll- this is the place to go. The service is good- the seafood and fish always consistant and fresh. Very enjoyable

Thank bichonronni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to try this place based on Yelp reviews. Outside of the restaurant looked plain jane but looks can be deceiving. The host took us all the way to the back of the restaurant. It turn out there is a small outdoor seatings too. We...More

Thank Shirley5678
Reviewed May 18, 2018

We visited the Upper West side location last Friday evening after a nice afternoon in Central Park. The place was packed and we were glad we had reservations. Our son loved the oyster selection, while I made a meal out of the crab cake, hush...More

Thank Jim N
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

I met a friend here for dinner and we both had an excellent meal. The swordfish special was perfectly cooked and very tasty. The bok Choi side dish was a bit salty though (and I’m usually accused of over-salting my food). The restaurant doesn’t have...More

Thank LotsaTraveling
Reviewed May 6, 2018

I think I'd enjoy this more for oysters at Happy Hour, but instead I took my daughter and her friend for Sunday brunch. It was "meh" both in terms of the choices and the quality of the food. I did not really care for my...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed May 1, 2018

My friend and I came here just in time for Happy Hour last Saturday. In fact, we joined the dozen people waiting in line, and when a foreign couple lined up behind us and asked if it was ‘that’ good, we admitted that it was...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed April 24, 2018

This UWS restaurant has a great happy hour, little neck clams $1/per and oysters $1.25/per. The bar is crowded but has a fast turn-over. The oysters and clams were fresh and served quickly. The cocktails and choice of wines were very good. Great time if...More

Thank skyjoe
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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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