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The Mermaid Inn Uptown

4.7
4.7
4384 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Mermaid Inn is one of New York City's seafood mainstays, with locations in the Upper West Side, Chelsea, and an Oyster Bar in Greenwich Village. We specialize in fresh, sustainable seafood with Happy Hour and specials every day of the week. Try our famous Lobster Sandwich, Happy Hour oysters, fish tacos, and tuna crudo.

Join us for Happy Hour every day from 4:30pm-6:30pm! We hope to see you soon!

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 130 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 799-7400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Cressotti

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    W 88th Street

  • Parking details

    There is free street parking after 7pm Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. Parking Garages are also in the neighborhood. Garsch Garage (24hrs)181 West 87th (Columbus/Amsterdam)Quik Park207 West 88th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)Central Kenny Garage (24hrs)214 West 88th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)Icon- 212.874.9899 (24hrs)205-209 West 89th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)

  • Public transit

    We are located near the 1 train at 86th Street & Broadway, near the B,C,E trains at 86th & CPW, and near the M104, M11, & M7 bus lines.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,384 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Seafood

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  1. BS

    BonniS

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great. Such a pretty, upbeat neighborhood gem! What a great job they did with the outdoor cabanas!
  2. EL

    EmilyL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Got there in time for the tail end of happy hour! Was very appreciative that my server was speedy and energetic about me making the most of 10 minutes.
  3. n

    nycm

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service, food is always amazing. one of my favorites.
  4. S

    Schwanky

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Best service--attentive, efficient, and nice waiter. Food very good as always.
  5. JB

    JayB

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fish tacos and snap peas app were terrific. Worst margarita I ever got in a restaurant;,otherwise would’ve been 5,stars
  6. K

    Kimberly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service, informed attentive staff, delicious food. Great night!
  7. m

    marks

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I keep writing the same review --- which is that the Mermaid is our home away from home - because the food and service are wonderful, every time we go. And Joseph makes everything work perfectly. Mark
  8. u

    uwswoman

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great venue with a super staff, excellent food and great cocktails. Its one of the best in NYC Thank you!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    I’ve been to the mermaid inn many times. It’s been a family favorite for years going back to the original location. With that being said, the experience I had last night was so awful and unlike any other experience I have ever had there in my life. Again - I want to be Very clear that almost all of my experiences at this restaurant have been lovely. Last night I had a 7:45 dinner reservation (outdoor seating) with my mom. We were meeting to catch up and chose a familiar favorite. When we arrived, we were promptly seated, the staff was lovely and then we were greeted by our wonderful server and ordered drinks. Almost immediately once we had settled in, we realized we could hear every single word the man at the table behind us was saying. He was clearly very drunk and basically yelling at his wife and berating her at a volume which made it easy for several tables to overhear without even trying to do so. It was impossible to talk at many points because this man’s voice was so loud as he was cursing and aggressively talking at his wife, that my mom and I couldn’t even hear each other. At one point I had to get up and use the restroom (which is beautiful like the rest of the restaurant) because at that point, he had begun slamming his hands on the table while loudly telling his wife all the things he finds wrong with her. The server was such a good sport and so professional and apologetic throughout the whole experience and gave us complimentary desserts. I wish I could remember her name because she basically was the only other redeeming quality of the night, next to the delicious (as always) food.
  10. TD

    TeresaD

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect, will be back and highly recommend.
  11. TO

    TheONE

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mermaid Inn is a great place. Good for a first date, second date, wedding anniversary, or birthday. For 2 to 20 people!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here with my dad while he was visiting for the second time and it never disappoints! I would personally stray away from the happy hour cocktails, but the regular ones are delicious! Happy hour food though was amazing, as is the rest of the menu, and the service. Super fast service in a way that is not at all pushy.
  13. NY

    NewYorkFoodie

    New York Area

    152 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We sat outside which we prefer. Lobster roll is outstanding, probably one of the best in the city. HH is a great deal for oysters and cocktails.
  14. BG

    BarbaraG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Sad to say that this restaurant is in no way as much fun as it used to be. We had a lovely waiter, who seemed completely hamstrung by the kitchen and overworked in general. When the other person at the table asked to have her salmon medium, he replied "the kitchen will only do it rare or well done." When asked for bread he told us they didn't serve a bread basket but we could order the dinner rolls. The next time he stopped by, we asked about the flatbreads they used to serve. "Oh yes, we have those, but they are crackers, not bread." When we asked to cancel our dinner roll order, we were told it was too late. We ordered our main courses, and it took almost 40 minutes for them to arrive, and we had to ask him about them, so it seemed they hadn't even started on them in the kitchen, so good thing we sent him to ask about them. Dinner was good once it arrived, but by then the frustration level was high. The restaurant has expanded their seating capacity to the max, unfortunately, the kitchen is the kitchen and clearly they can't keep up. It's too bad. This was a great place, I generally would be there once a month, and I've never had such a disappointing experience before. I'll give it another try to see how it goes, but one more experience like that and it will be off my list.
  15. k

    kenwhysee

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Got a surprise mousse for my birthday
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mermaid is one of our favorites. Such a welcoming staff. Great ambiance. Food is always consistent and comes out in a timely fashion. Service and support staff are on point and helpful! Tonight our mom was in town and she really loved the experience from start to finish! She won’t stop talking about the mini clam chowder from happy hour! Oh, and the hot sauce is some of the best in the league! 10/10 recommend:)
  17. s

    spiel

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, drinks and prices. No complaints!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was lovely; the service was exceptional.
  19. RN

    RobertN

    New York Area

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continues to be one of the great pleasures of the West Side. Week after week the standards of the kitchen remain high. The cod, salmon, tuna, lobster roll, oysters, calamari, tacos, hush puppies — you name it, everything on the menu is terrific. Sometimes it’s hard to decide to go anywhere else.
  20. s

    susanl

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. If they could fix the noise levels I'd be there once a week.
  21. LD

    LizD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great neighborhood gem that always has good, fresh seafood and attentive service.
  22. CS

    ChristinaS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Every bite was delicious. I'm looking forward to trying all of their brands!
  23. MC

    MyraCee

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time here and it was such a good experience! I went for “happy hour” before a theatre performance! Oysters and little necks were fresh and briny and yummy! My Aperol spritz was perfection ! Service impecable! Overall I’d like to live around the corner! Lol!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was great. Service was good until the check was dropped. No one came back to process payment for over 20 minutes
  25. BN

    BackinNY

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great oysters. Lobster roll. Linguine with clams and Aleppo pepper. Very professional servers!
  26. RK

    RozaK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, I am not the first time in this restaurant and love it. All my friends who I brought love it also.
  27. a

    apajimg

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Staff was very helpful in making a last minute change to our reservation when we requested an outside table (as the evening turned out to be beautiful!), which they were able to accomodate on a very busy evening. Highly recommended!
  28. JL

    JudyL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early bird a good idea : No line , choice of seat , EB specials We enjoyed the 80’s songs Server was considerate ,food excellent
  29. EK

    EmilyK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great experience, not sure why they sat us next to the bathroom(which is very nice and clean) when there was a ton of seating elsewhere in the restaurant-but, it didn't hinder the experience. Food was very good and the service also! Highly recommend.
  30. l

    llt727

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous NYC weekend dining experience! We caught the tail end of Happy Hour for an early dinner prior to a concert at The Beacon. Everything was really good, oysters were super fresh and the grilled octopus was perfect!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I keep coming back because I love this place so much
  32. KM

    KarenM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Our brunch was good, unfortunately, I was unhappy with our waitress. I ordered a dish with lyonnaise potatoes but they were the same roasted potatoes that were on the other dishes at the table. The waitress told me that was what the restaurant offers as lyonnaise potatoes. Beware.
  33. TT

    TTWa

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great family neighborhood restaurant. We always enjoy the Mermaid Inn.
  34. LN

    LindaN

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Reliable and always good.
  35. LT

    LuizaT

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. I am definitely coming back
  36. BR

    BrittanyR

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Haven’t been here since before the pandemic and I remember things being much better than it was. Sub par, mid experience
  37. AR

    AllysonR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not our first time there and as usual excellent service and delicious food. Splendid evening. Thanks
  38. GB

    GeorgeB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Happy Hour on a Tuesday evening. We ate indoors and received outstandingly fast, attentive while unobtrusive service from our waitstaff; the manager really went out of his way to make us feel welcomed and valued…the small bites were delicious and reasonably priced for Happy Hour. The manager treated us to three glasses of persecco to celebrate our anniversary and comped us on a delicious chocolate dessert. The owner-curated playlist was in turns familiar and interesting, while being surprising, quirky and esoteric. Will be back soon and tell my friends to check it out.
  39. m

    marks

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always --- great food, Abel was a wonderful, thoughtful server - and we are always made to feel like we have come home.
  40. EJ

    EJRL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Met with some friends here for dinner the avocado shrimp sliders are awesome and the drinks are really good, would come back to this restaurant

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Mermaid Inn Uptown is rated 4.7 stars by 4384 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 130 times today
Google Map for The Mermaid Inn Uptown

570 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W 88th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is free street parking after 7pm Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. Parking Garages are also in the neighborhood. Garsch Garage (24hrs)181 West 87th (Columbus/Amsterdam)Quik Park207 West 88th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)Central Kenny Garage (24hrs)214 West 88th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)Icon- 212.874.9899 (24hrs)205-209 West 89th (Amsterdam/Bdwy)

  • Public transit

    We are located near the 1 train at 86th Street & Broadway, near the B,C,E trains at 86th & CPW, and near the M104, M11, & M7 bus lines.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Cressotti

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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