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Mermaid Oyster Bar

79 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2514
+1 212-260-0100
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“oysters” (94 reviews)
“lobster roll” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
79 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2514
Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Greenwich village Saturday night with no meal plans. We walked into this restaurant and lucked out as they had a couple of cancellations and were able to seat our party of 4 immediately. We started with an assortment of east coast oysters...More

Thank Will L
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were here on a Sunday night and really enjoyed the caring service, good food and drinks. I had oysters and sautéed calamari with feta, excellent and excellent. My colleague had a lobster roll and we split the shrimp and avocado sliders. Everything was delicious....More

Thank Fritz_the_1st
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was a great little restaurant. Excellent seafood with exceptional service. I particularly recommend the octopus and the tuna crudo.

Thank LisaF228
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We went there with a friend living in NYC and she had heard of it but never been. Do book ahead. Good choice from raw bar, fish was very well cooked, we shared sides of salad and excellent mac n' cheese. Staff very friendly, helpful...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I had my first oysters here and they where complemented well with a few dark and stormy's! The shrimp corn dog was amazing and I really enjoyed the fried oysters. The chocolate moose in a cup for dessert with the fortune fish is a lovely...More

Thank bregeenc
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My first visit to the Mermaid Oyster Bar and I have to say I loved it. If you love Oysters like I do you will love this place. $1 oysters during happy hours. Also the shrimp avocado sliders are delicious. The place is cozy and...More

Thank Michael Y
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place and fantastic food. Better book a table in advance. Monday is all eve happy hour, great cocktails and 1$ oyster a piece. Fab place!

Thank Petra_800125
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I was looking for an Oyster Bar for dinner with my wife. I found this on line and could not have been more pleased with our visit and meal. We went on a Monday night which happened to be all night Happy Hour with oysters,...More

Thank WestGang
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us! We're thrilled to hear that you and your wife had a wonderful time.

Reviewed 22 December 2016

There is no dressing up here but the food is great along with a pleasant ambience and good service. It could have done to be a little warmer to cope with the NY freezing temperatures but still a really nice evening.

Thank kate234
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi Kate, Thanks for dining with us! We're happy to hear that you have a lovely meal and hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Our friends told us to dine here and we are glad we did. We had reservations for 5:45 bc there were no other times available. What a treat! Happy hour prices from 5-7 and delicious oysters. We enjoyed fish tacos and clam chowder, lobster roll...More

Thank Nancy H
Mermaid I, Social Media Manager at Mermaid Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi Nancy H, Thanks for dining at the Oyster Bar! We're thrilled to hear you had a great time at happy hour and hope to see you back again soon.

Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was
here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter
culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for
its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to
get a feel for this diverse and energetic
neighbourhood. You’ll find NYU students, street
performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the
fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
The Mermaid Inn is a spot-on rendition of a casual New England fish shack, complete with style, warm hospitality and classic seafood fare.