The Mermaid NYC

Mermaid Oyster Bar

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Greenwich Village, New York
246 Tips and reviews
  • oysters
  • happy hour
  • good for dates
  • lively
  • cocktails
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  • Shermans Travel
    Shermans TravelAugust 15, 2012
    The daily selection of up to 16 kinds of fresh oysters goes for around $2.50 each – though there’s a “happy hour and a half” each day from 5:30 to 7pm when East Coast oysters go for just $1 a pop.
  • Janett F.
    Janett FlorindoAugust 22, 2014
    Got the baby grand platter, loved the barcat west coast oysters, not the kusshi & crudo yelowtail is delish! got a free side for checking in, seared asparagus needs flavor.. but i love the mermaid inn
  • Michael K.
    Michael KauffmanJanuary 10, 2016
    Can't go wrong with anything here, but three must-haves: happy hour oysters ($1!), the yellowfin tuna crudo (flavor bomb), and the lobster & corn fritters (yowza).
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangJanuary 5, 2016
    $1 oysters, littleneck clams for happy hour, usually ones with a crisp finish. FYI the happy hour is all night on Mondays. They also have tender steak (get it rare) and my fav lobster roll.
  • Sudeshna M.
    Sudeshna MukherjeeMarch 17, 2014
    One and a half hours of Happy. Their Long Island $1 Oysters are hugely popularly. Also loved the clam chowder. Reasonable portions for the price paid & attentive + polite servers. I am a happy camper!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 19, 2013
    As the name would indicate, we love to come here for amazing oysters (especially when they're only $1 during happy hour). Zach Braff is a part owner here, so never know when he may stop by!
  • Alana
    AlanaAugust 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Hands down favorite oyster place in the city. Daily $1 happy hour is usually the Barcat which I recommend you pair with the fried calamari, old bay fries, and happy hour white wine.
  • Colin G.
    Colin GibbsNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite places to get oysters. They always have about 12 different types and they mix it up pretty regularly (usually half East cost and half West coast). Dirty cheap during happy hour.
  • Holiday
    HolidayJuly 24, 2016
    1st time at this location, I love this company. No kids menu at this location so ordered off the sides. Best oyster happy hour in city. Quality of oysters and food is amazing!
  • Dana O.
    Dana OMalleyMay 28, 2013
    Eat at the beautiful bar if you can. Lobster roll is gorgeous. Opt for the side of asparagus. Skip the Mermaid Mary and get the Seaside Rendezvous to sip on beforehand.
  • Joy C.
    Joy ChenOctober 13, 2014
    Great daily happy hour & Yelp/Foursquare deals, plus lovely touches such as complimentary multigrain crackers, pudding desserts, and a flappy "fortune fish." Affordable and nautically charming.
  • Lindsey K.
    Lindsey KimJune 14, 2016
    $1 happy hour oysters and red curry mussels are the way to go. Sop up every bit of sauce with the buttery toast they provide.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJanuary 20, 2015
    From 5-7pm Tuesday through Thursday, 4-7pm Friday to Saturday and all night Monday, this bar serves thick and spicy $7 Mermaid Marys doused with Old Bay that pair perfectly with $1 Oysters. Read more
  • kevin k.
    kevin kiernanMay 26, 2015
    Happy Hour is a fantastic deal. The lobster roll at regular price was not a good deal - skimpy, although tasty (and a TON of delicious fries). Staff are great.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceApril 18, 2015
    Everyone comes here for the Happy Hour. You'll likely have a significant wait if you come anytime after 5:30. But you'll love it here, that's almost guaranteed (by me, anyways!).
  • Rosamaria P.
    Rosamaria P.November 3, 2013
    Delicious oyster happy hour special. Try a dozen mix of east and west coast for $1-$1.75 each. Cocktail happy hour specials are impeccable. Great service as well.
  • Gourmet Bachelor
    Gourmet BachelorDecember 6, 2013
    East Village locals-favorite seafood joint in Greenwich Village TGB Picks: $1 Oysters, $3 fish tacos, $5 beers, $6 wine or $7 cocktails Seafood, Couples, Warm
  • Jenny U.
    Jenny UngDecember 19, 2015
    Happy Hour Oysters! Loved the "Washburns", sweet, salty, crisp, light, yet full of flavor, my favorite oyster there. The Charred Octopus was also delicious 🐙👍🏻
  • Jennifer .
    Jennifer 🍴January 5, 2014
    Check out the photos posted here re: oysters and the ppl who love them -- sure to make you smile. Bonus: caption the rando ones that were clearly not taken here.
  • Maria R.
    Maria RiabtchenkoMay 20, 2015
    Seared calamari with frisée is by far the best salad I have had in ages. I could eat it for days. Absolutely amazing little seafood spot. 🐙🐟🐠🐡🐚🐬🐳
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RogersAugust 5, 2012
    From 5:30-7 every day, enjoy $1 oysters in the entire restaurant as well as $7 cocktails, $6 glasses of wine, $5 beers and a kickin' snack menu.
  • Christine S.
    Christine ShinJanuary 15, 2014
    The Tuesday lobster roll special is a must! Make sure your server brings you your complimentary beer! Use the Foursquare special for a free side 😚.
  • Helen
    HelenOctober 24, 2014
    Do NOT get the Hot&Dirty cocktail on the happy hour menu. It is basically cheap vodka with splashes if hot sauce. House wine is good though. Oysters are fresh, service is friendly.
  • Tarik H.
    Tarik HartApril 30
    Been here 5+ times
    Of course, the happy hour. It gets pretty crowded, so get there right when the doors open at 5 pm.
  • Vicky S.
    Vicky SunApril 2, 2015
    Same fare and excellent HH like the EV location, but their Bloody Mary mix has celery salt in it, unlike the EV mix.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyApril 4, 2015
    The oysters are fresh and delicious, but the rest of the menu is great too. Pickled jalapeño in the fish taco adds some tangy kick!
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelApril 30, 2016
    All night happy hour on Mondays! The food is delicious - fried oyster slider is a fav - and the pink flamingo cocktail is good too.
  • Robert S.
    Robert SMay 4, 2015
    Chesapeake oysters & crab tostada was delicious. Happy hour Falanghina & bar seating made for a memorable early nibble. Tables open outside after 7.
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MoserAugust 26, 2015
    You can't beat their happy hour! It's the perfect place to bring a few friends and enjoy life, before wandering around Washington Square Park. It's impossible to not leave their feeling happier!
  • Erica T.
    Erica TaylorAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The most amazing amazing amazing happy hour specials! The lobster Mac n cheese and the calamari salad are incomparably delicious, and you can't beat $1 oysters!
  • Dina
    DinaApril 24, 2014
    Monday - all night. Tues-Fri 5-7pm. Sat-Sun 4-7pm. $1 east coast oysters (usually blue points but chef's selection on Sun/Monday)
  • Nick H.
    Excellent oysters and fantastic HH hour deals, but lobster hush puppies were the best thing I've eaten in the last week. Try for sure.
  • emma t.
    emma tangorenJuly 19, 2012
    the happy hour and a half, with $1 oysters and $7 cocktails, is one of my favorite in new york. (try the oyster shooters!)
  • Joel S.
    Joel SavitzkyNovember 17, 2013
    Definitely try the seared calamari salad - smokey grill marks on the squid and mushrooms pair beautifully with the salad and feta.
  • Paul
    PaulOctober 2, 2012
    Happy hour 1$ east coast oysters 5:30 to 7pm! Best quality 1$ oysters in NYC by far!!! Most in 1 session so far is 5 doz..
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The happy hour here is incredible. Nothing better after a long day than a giant platter of fresh oysters & an affordable cocktail.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 19, 2013
    The happy hour offers an option of $1 East Coast oysters and $1.75 West Coast oysters, along with $1 raw clams.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattySeptember 10, 2016
    Do not pass up happy hour 'till 7. It's a great excuse to order oysters by the dozen.
  • Theory
    TheoryDecember 27, 2011
    NY. This place is one of our favorites and not just for the amazing seafood. Must try: the lobster & truffle mac & cheese side dish.
  • Blake S.
    Blake ShawAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pro tip: they have a great happy hour every day (even on the weekends). Oysters and sliders are delicious.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FerenciJuly 8, 2012
    Happy Hour & A Half from 5-7pm for $1 East Coast oysters & $1.75 West Coast Oysters. They know what the shuck they're doing.
  • Will S.
    Will SkilesJuly 18, 2014
    $1 raw oysters during happy hour were amazing! They were shucked so well! I would pay more than $1 for them any day!
  • HOBNOB Magazine
    HOBNOB MagazineFebruary 21, 2011
    seafood lovers spot, fantastic oyster selection, Mustard Crusted Rainbow Trout, see photos here:
  • Sophie C.
    Sophie ChouJuly 5, 2013
    Happy hours hectic but so worth it! Whole bill with cocktails and enough small bites to make a meal just $45 for two!
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroSeptember 12, 2014
    Great spot for a date. Not good for groups. They give you a fun fortune fish and complimentary chocolate mousse!
  • Gradwell S.
    Gradwell SearsSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome eats on the cheap: 530-7pm, 6 east coast oysters ($6), a beer ($5), and lobster Mac (free) with pudding (on the house).
  • Alexandra G.
    Alexandra GrammenouAugust 4, 2015
    Excellent oysters, lobster roll and fish tacos are to die for. You get a free chocolate pudding at the end!!!
  • Vanessa M.
    Vanessa MisciagnaFebruary 3, 2012
    Happy hour and a half- 5:30-7PM everyday. Dollar oysters, apps and discounted drinks. If that doesn't convince you to stop in, then the Hot n' Dirty martini will
  • derkins s.
    derkins sJune 15, 2012
    Happy Hour & a Half: 5:30-7pm, every day - $1 East Coast/$1.75 West Coast oysters, plus discounts on drinks and appetizers.
  • Amina M.
    Amina McKenzieJune 24, 2015
    great happy hour with snack specials. the tacos are fantastic, as are the sliders and lobster roll
  • Rick V.
    Rick ValenzuelaJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best happy hour in the city ($1 oysters and special drink menu that includes dark and stormys!)
  • Elle F.
    Elle F.October 12, 2016
    Nightly Happy Hour Selection, 5-7PM. Specials Include $1 Oysters and Clams, Fish Tacos, Seafood Small Plates.
  • Mary L.
    Mary LeeMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Eating snacks or dinner at the bar is the best - a lively vibe and you still get chocolate pudding!
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CApril 18, 2016
    Lobster, shrimp, crab and oysters -- the raw is awesome! And don't miss the housemade Blood Mary.
  • Lynora C.
    Lynora ChewSeptember 23, 2015
    Great high tops by the street for people watching and of course, lovely oysters and good service
  • Olessya K.
    Olessya KuzJanuary 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    $1 oysters and amazing fried clam/oyster sliders during happy hour
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 28, 2011
    Lobster roll and old bay fries - must haves. Sit by the bar window for some good people watching.
  • S E.
    S EJanuary 21, 2016
    They have happy hour for food and drinks from 4pm-7pm. Get the fish tacos and old Bay fries.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmFebruary 23
    Happy hour everyday 5-7pm - dollar oysters and clams!
  • Tarik H.
    Tarik HartOctober 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there during the happy hour and go crazy on the appetizers. Good bang for your buck.
  • Liza P.
    Liza PMay 3, 2016
    Fantastic oysters! Come for happy hour and get oysters of the day for $2.
  • Smores A.
    Smores AloreMarch 19, 2015
    I didn't even know there was such a variety of oysters. And all at 1$ during 5-7 happy hour! Favorite oysters in NYC
  • stephiedoo
    stephiedooMay 27, 2011
    Lobster sliders are divine. Fish tacos are one of the best I've had in the city. Just stuff yourself silly!
  • Glenn D.
    Glenn DMay 21, 2015
    The oysters are top notch & the trout & lobster roll are the things to get!
  • Katherine K.
    Katherine KruegerSeptember 12, 2015
    Go to oyster happy hour. All of your favorites are half off, plus a free dessert.
  • Bullfrog & Baum
    Bullfrog & BaumJanuary 24, 2011
    Whenever in the mood for oysters this place is perfect, especially during happy hour when they have their $1 oyster special!
  • Siyun F.
    Siyun FanMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Yeah, you come for the oysters. But the lobster knuckle and Brussels sprouts worth coming back too!
  • ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨
    ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨January 13, 2012
    Had an amazing experience here. The food was great and the service fantastic. Would definitely return.
  • Amy T.
    Amy TremmelApril 5, 2015
    Get one of everything. Small plates are great for sharing! This place is much more than just oysters!
  • Jess M.
    Jess McGowanApril 4, 2015
    the blue crab tostada is amazing. complementary chocolate pudding for dessert as well.
  • Laila F.
    Laila F.February 9, 2010
    Arrive early (5:30ish), grab seats at the bar and enjoy the $1 oyster special and a glass (or two) of prosecco. Perfect respite at the end of a hard day.
  • Monti B.
    Monti BrayJune 25, 2015
    The best happy hour that ever did exist. Try and snatch a spot by the windows!
  • Sakil A.
    Sakil AhmedMarch 2, 2015
    This is a very good sea food restaurant. Probably one of the best in the city.
  • Munira A.
    Munira AhmedNovember 20, 2011
    naked cowboy oysters are teriffic, as is the lobster truffle mac n cheese.. fish tacos are on the bland side
  • Maryam A.
    Maryam AlyMarch 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    $1 oysters and $7 cocktails during their happy hour 5-7
  • tze c.
    tze chunSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Oyster happy hour is all night long on Mondays AND seven days a week from 5-7!
  • Ben K.
    Happy hour 5-7pm every day is awesome. $1 oysters, $7 cocktails, and more.
  • Lamarr B.
    Lamarr B.February 16, 2012
    Amazing Lobster Sandwich. Loved the Mad Hatter cocktail too. Outstanding service as well!
  • Adriana C.
    Adriana CortesDecember 10, 2016
    Should go on oyster happy-hour. Oyster and little tacos.. delicious!
  • Katie S.
    Katie Smith-AdairApril 29, 2013
    Monday night happy hour all day. $1-$2 oysters, $6 wine and other cheapie foods.
  • S M.
    S MCJune 7, 2011
    Scored a free "side" just by checking in! Tough to get a table, but the sidewalk views are worth it.
  • Laura D.
    Laura D.January 24, 2012
    tuesday is the only day you should be here. lobster rolls + old bay fries + a pint of beer on special. THE best.
  • kevin g.
    kevin gSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The lobster rolls are great! Ask them to bring back the lobster roll + beer deal!
  • Justin L.
    Justin LevyNovember 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Calamari I've ever had, it's not fried so do yourself a favor and order it!
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RadnitzerJune 3, 2015
    $1 oysters and clams, $7 cocktails all night Mon, 5-7 pm all other weekdays!
  • Mike F.
    Mike FolgerAugust 24, 2015
    Oyster happy hour every day 5-7. Call in advance for a table.
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Happy Hour is normally 17:00 – 19:00 daily here, but Monday its All. Night. Long. Read more
  • Mark G.
    Mark GraciaAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Lobster roll is good, when they have it....also good oyster selection
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SchulweisSeptember 28, 2015
    Really liked the octopus and squid apps (generous portions, good to share).
  • Andre G.
    Andre GilyovMarch 30, 2015
    great bar! i am recomended this for my frends. thanks! very nice to visit similar facility!
  • Shabeeb
    ShabeebAugust 19, 2013
    Happy hour on weekends as well... which is the way to go.
  • Chad R.
    Chad RodriguezFebruary 5, 2012
    Try the lobster roll - Great texture, very #fresh with a bit of #spice
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin CostelloAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour is a great deal! Good oysters and small plates.
  • Lianne S.
    Lianne StokesOctober 14, 2011
    Free side with your check-in! Guess wha, bish? The sides include Lobster & truffle mac n' cheese. $9... free.
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfAugust 17, 2016
    Happy hour is happy indeed! A dozen oysters and a Bloody Mary for just $20. Yasss please!
  • Tim Z.
    Tim ZuckertJuly 1, 2016
    The lobster roll and fries with Old Bay seasoning are perfect together. They go great with Mermaid's spicy margarita.
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen MerrillJuly 4, 2010
    Lobster roll and lobster fra diavolo simple and tasty. Great space for summer evenings, and terrific, friendly service.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LinAugust 8, 2013
    The best, kindest service. Get the west coast oysters.
  • Karin B.
    Karin BellantoniOctober 10, 2012
    ask the bartender about the history of the place and the haunted hallway!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SandemanMay 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Such a shame. Customer service here has gone off the cliff...I'd say the hostess staff needs a change over...the blonde...really, I think she hurts puppies after work.
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