Permanently Closed - The Mermaid Inn East Village - Perm Closed

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$31 to $50
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Seafood

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Valued guests,
Your health & that of our employees remains our top priority. We are actively following all guidelines as they becomes available from the CDC. All sanitation guidelines are being followed w/ heightened focus & awareness. We’ve always prided ourselves on the cleanliness of our restaurants which all have A ratings from the Dept. of Health. Still, we are increasing vigilance & taking the following extra precautions; We are hiring an extra person whose sole focus is to constantly clean during the night w/ antiviral cleaning agents. We have added more hand sanitizing stations. We are checking in w/ staff upon arrival to ensure they are able to work & asking those who don’t feel well to stay at home.
Please know we are taking every precaution to prepare your food as safely as is humanly possible! We have re-doubled our sanitizing procedures & are taking safety very seriously.
As New Yorkers, we’ll pull together & emerge as a stronger

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BadKitty
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience of dining there was perfect in absolutely every way.

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Gloria
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We made it in time to take advantage of the extensive happy hour menu and $1.25 oysters. Everything was cooked and seasoned perfectly from the calamari tuna tar tar to the mahi mahi. We'll definitely go back to take advantage of the happy hour menu.

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vipBonnie
New York Area
849 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy on a cold rainy night. Wonderful oysters from VA. Blackened mahi, crab cake, fries and of course the demitasse of chocolate pudding made for a near perfect dining.

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HeatherK
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for some oysters and champagne! Def going to back back for happy hour-

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MarkP
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner date with Daughter.

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Robert
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour menu - great atmosphere

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viphines
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Was very excited to try this as I love seafood. Hush puppies to start which we’re very good. All other food was pretty bad. I got the salmon which had no flavor, and looked like it was just thrown on a plate. The service was not great either. Would not recommend, and will not go back.

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LorrieH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service was great. We especially loved the happy hour options and the complimentary dessert - what a pleasant surprise! The only issue was it was very noisy on a Saturday evening!

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Alfred
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was delicious, especially the calamari salad. The service amazing.

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adriennep
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The raw seafood was delicious but the main dishes were barely edible and definitely not worth any money
I recommend for good service good clams and good drinks

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ShainaM
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always, always, always the perfect spot. Great for a family dinner, great with friends, and great for pre-show drinks and snacks with a date. Extra "yaas" for Monday all-night Happy Hour.

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notoriousdad
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything. Helped make a first date perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good choice! and also good value when you visit during the happy hour.

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maria
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We sat in the 3 season porch which was cold. They had some space heaters that didn’t quite reach the middle. The scallops were great but the butternut squash drizzle was cold - I think they put it on the plate too early as a garnish. Service was amazing from the door staff all the way through. Trendy and funky I really liked it

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Tiffany
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the consistency of the mermaid inn. Can’t beat their happy hour deals!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Oysters were very good and fresh!

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ACMod
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall I had a very nice time, the staff was very friendly and helpful. The food tasted good and came out pretty quick. If there was anything I would change it would be minor things about the food I ordered. I ordered the blackened Mahi mahi as an entree and an additional side of Mac and cheese. The mahi mahi was delicious but there wasnt much to the dish. It came with a small piece of cornbread, some pico and a creme sauce. I feel like the cornbread could have been bigger or another component could have been added to the dish like another veggie or potato. If I didn’t order the side of Mac and cheese I would definitely be hungry. And the Mac and cheese could use sharper cheese it was missing some flavor.

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vipSavannahS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari salad is to DIE for!! Also love the shishitos, tuna crudo, and salmon tartar. So good. Fall in love with mermaid inn and oyster bar even more every time I go!

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WILLC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu options for happy hour. Lengthy bar can fit a number of people if you don't have a reservation but definitely recommend making one as it's busy!

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Jeffrey
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant, cozy ambience, refined service and delicious food! Our guest visiting from Italy was impressed. Looking forward to our next meal at The Mermaid Inn!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is sooo good and fresh. The staff is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Never disappoints- food, service, ambience always top notch.

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ErikB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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Karina
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love going back to this place. One of the best oysters in the city, and they offer a nice price for happy hour. Beautiful ambiance and always sweet waiters. No wonder it’s full most of the time

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MariaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at this place is outstanding. Staff is very attentive and anticipatesyoir every need. Food is equally delicious. Crub spinach dip melts in your mouth and you can't go wrong with oysters on happy hour menu.

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone's talking about the happy hour deals, and with good reason! The oysters were a great deal and delicious, the happy hour apps were also great! ...BUT... The entrees while pricier were also delicious and worth it!

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vipShaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and busser Frank was awesome! Great recommendations on food and drinks! Would definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! We ordered the special fish over the parmesan risotto and the tuna tostada. Will definitely be back soon!

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vipLauren
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is never a bad time at Mermaid! The food was more delicious than our previous visit and our server was exceptional. Simply the best.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always top notch. Love it.

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vipLandRon
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selections; salmon was prepared individually as we requested. Delicious, nice presentation, complimentary dessert. Waiter was excellent; attentive, responsive, professional; a welcome change to the usual. Quiet room where you could speak normally and be heard, and a nice Motown sound for background music. Loved it all.

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vipMegW
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant, never disappoints us, have lived and dined in Manhattan over 50 years, this place is one of our go-to places

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Steve
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great lobster rolls! Great drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was my first time dining here, referred by a friend. It was down pouring that night and our table was out on the covered patio, very close to other tables, but our experience was still great. It was darkly lit with candles, giving romantic vibes. The food was delish - everything we ordered from apps to main course to dessert. I’d recommend to anyone!

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vipcheetah
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great selection of oysters.crabcake mostly crab very little filing,scallops cooked perfectly
excellent service

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Sasha
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here! Great food, service, and ambiance. Highly recommend.

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vipaggie
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our pre-holiday dinner was quite relaxing and enjoyable. The facade of the restaurant was deceiving; it looks like a small dark storefront, but inside it goes back a ways to a much larger restaurant, with a garden in back in summer. The interior is very glowing, cozy and festive feeling, the staff casual, warm and friendly. The seafood was uniformly fresh and delicious throughout. We were delighted with our special of the day oysters which were cold, plump, sweet and briny, and at happy hour, only $1.25 each! Calamari salad was a bit salty due to overabundance of feta and lobster knuckles escargot style ate a bit dry, wish there had been a little more butter and perhaps more salt on that one. The mahi mahi and scallop entrees were perfectly cooked and garnished. Small complimetary cracker basket and tiny chocolate pudding dessert also made things special. Noise level was energetic but low enough for adult conversation. All in all, a lovely place to spend a nice evening. I d like to come back in summer and check out that garden!

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Pask
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

I have been hearing about this place for years, but only just got a chance to dine here. I have to say I had one of the better dinners I've had in the city here with my girlfriend.

We splurged, on clams, old bay fries, mussels, and linguini and clams. Everything was delicious, it was just a perfect meal from beginning to end. We plan to come back.

Did I mention the cocktails? excellent as well, my first iced cold toddy, will not be my last.

The front is a little tight near the bar, but you won't even notice once the food hits. Its my kind of spot, nothing too fancy, but still cozy with nice atmosphere. Great for dates.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cute place with great seafood. We also love the happy hour specials available before we sat down for dinner! The tequila grapefruit cocktail was amazing! The restaurant was also very accommodating with substitutions and modifications on the menu.

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