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The Mermaid Inn

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    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Seafood
  • 96 2nd Ave, New York NY10003 40.727006 -73.988432
  • (Btwn 5th & 6th St)
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  • (212) 674-5870
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User Ratings (Based on 53 reviews)

Food 3.9 Value 3.6
Service 4.1 Atmosphere 4.1

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 674-5870
(212) 674-0510
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Mon: 5pm-10pm Tue-Fri: 5pm-11pm Sat: 4pm-11pm Sun: 4pm-10pm
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Happy Hour, Online Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Parties, Raw Bar, Trendy, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • The Mermaid Inn

    Posted by Lin on 08/30/2013

    Two Words

    Shishito Peppers. :)

  • The Mermaid Inn

    Posted by Rob from Manhattan on 01/15/2012

    Great service, nice atmosphere, average food

    My wife and I, and another couple ate here on Friday and overall had a good time. This definitely is not a foodie restaurant, as the best thing I had was my iceberg wedge. The lobster sandwich was a bit pricey and didn’t blow my friend or me away. The salmon special was okay, though I had one very salty bite of my wife’s. We sat in the rear dining room where the atmosphere was very lively, nicely candlelit, and had a very trendy feel to it. The area is a bit tight, as my wife was basically sitting in the girl’s lap at the table next to us, and my chair was getting bumped a lot. That doesn’t even cover the evening long game of four-way footsie we were all playing due to the tiny table. That said, it’s NYC, and we’re all accustomed to this, so no big deal. The highlight of the night was our server, who was really on the ball. We never had to ask for more of anything or chase him down, which was great given that the restaurant was jam-packed. He had a great attitude, and when the kitchen misfired my friend’s entrée, he made up for it with free dessert for the table. Overall, I wouldn’t come back here solely for the food, but I would definitely like to try the daily $1 oyster happy hour. The bar area looked nice, and as I mentioned, the place is lively and trendy.

  • The Mermaid Inn

    Posted by anonymous on 05/31/2011

    kitchen has problems

    People's dishes come out at different times, so your food grows cold while you wait for the rest of your party to be served. We were a party of 5, and 3 of us got entrees, while 2 were delayed at least ten minutes and only emerged after we complained. Same problem happened with our appetizers.

  • The Mermaid Inn

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/04/2011

    Rip off

    Seriously mermaid inn $26 for a lobster sandwich that looks like a slider. I'll just go somewhere else instead.

  • The Mermaid Inn

    Posted by ariel on 03/24/2011

    Great, consistent food and service

    My boyfriend and I have eaten here several times now, each time the food was delicious, and the service was always top notch. A little pricey compared to many restaurants in the area, but worth the extra $$$ for good seafood and service. Definitely worth a visit!

  • The Mermaid Inn

    Posted by lawyer on 03/19/2011

    Great seafood, lively place

    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we were very pleased. Fish and seafood were great, and we were able to get fair-priced drinks at happy hour with our meal. It's a little crowded by the bar, but it's a good crowd and not too stuffy. And they give you a nice surprise with dessert at the end of the meal! Fantastic service, I would highly recommend.

  • The Mermaid Inn

    Posted by Anon. on 02/15/2011

    Fresher than fresh & great service!

    My wife and I dropped in for dinner the other night. We didn't have a reservation but were hoping to grab a seat at the bar. The place was already packed despite it not even being 7pm. Nonetheless, we were able to order a drink while we waited and within 10mins we had seats. We had a round of $1 oysters to get things started - the bartender was kind enough to warn us that it was almost 7pm (when the special ends) so we didn't miss out - and when the oysters arrived we quickly realised why this place was so busy. The oysters were nothing short of fresh, salty goodness! We had some shishito peppers to tie us over while we looked at the menu and then ordered the Grand Platter to share - more oysters! - and while it wasn't huge it was plenty for us. Again, the seafood was as fresh and tasty as anywhere in the city. On top of the great food, I have to give a big shout out to our bartender Tom who was outstanding. Attentive but not in your face, well informed about both the food & drinks and clearly has a passion for his craft. Thanks, we'll definitely be back!

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