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Mermaid Inn

96 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8317
+1 212-674-5870
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (15 reviews)
“lobster roll” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
96 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8317
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1 - 10 of 178 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, professional staff and delicious food. We were there on a Monday, happy hour all evening, reduced priced drinks and $1 oysters! There is a garden patio in the rear.

Thank Mlyf65
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Wonderful sea food restaurant on the West Side of Manhattan, great ambience, wonderful staff and delicious food. Can’t wait to visit New York again to go back!

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Great find, we booked online but arrived early and the restaurant were able to find us a table, there is a daily selection of local oysters available which were superb if on the small side. The lobster roll as a main comes with a heap...More

Thank danieldW7168ZD
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place that offered great food, of course, at a reasonable price to celebrate a good friend's birthday . Our original choice cancelled our dinner reservation for 7 because of a broken pipe. (Who can make this stuff up?) A friend...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We came here based on a recommendation as my husband is a big fish/seafood fan. We really liked the menu and making a choice was easy. Both our starters and mains were delicious, good portions and well presented. We were sat outside and tables were...More

Thank Sophonthemove
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Food was tasty, presented beautifully. The pacific oysters were our favs! Enjoyed everything from fish tacos to the hangar steak! The fish special was cooked to perfection. Mini-dessert pudding was yummy ! Staff was amazing; they anticipated our needs! Will be going back! They held...More

Thank polrun
Reviewed 10 January 2017

went to the Mermaid Inn East Village with two friends and enjoyed the experience - the staff are friendly and attentive, the food is nice, the place is cozy - all in all recommended. their menu is mainly fish-based but has meat and veggie options,...More

Thank Pucci D
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Thanks for dining with us in the East Village! We're happy to hear that you had a wonderful time and appreciate the recommendation.

Reviewed 28 December 2016

We have frequented the Mermaid in the UWS on numerous occasions and loved it. Decided on this trip to experience the east side version. First and foremost, staff was incredible. Amazingly attentive and responsive. Secondly, food was FANTASTIC. We are huge seafood fans and did...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I researched seafood restaurants in NY, looking for new places for our trip. Lobster roll was on my agenda, and this place got great ratings. The dining room at the back is nice, we had a table for four. My cocktail was so spicy I...More

Thank barbaraGeneva
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

Hi Barbara, Thank you for dining with us! I'm sorry to hear that the lobster roll did not live up to expectations -- we're always trying to make our food and experience the best that they can be, so feedback is always appreciated.

Reviewed 16 December 2016

$1 oysters!!! What more do I have to say? The food is great. And after the meal you get a little complimentary chocolate pudding! I just wish they'd put the shrimp cocktail bloody mary back on the menu.

Thank Marielle S
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

Thanks for the lovely review, Marielle!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
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
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8317
    (5th and 6th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to Astor Place
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-674-5870
  • E-mail
Description
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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