The Mermaid NYC

The Mermaid Inn

Seafood Restaurant · East Village
96 2nd Ave (btwn E 5th & E 6th St), New York, NY 10003, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue–Fri
    • 5:00 PM–10:30 PM
  • Sat
    • 4:00 PM–10:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

The Mermaid Inn is one of New York City's seafood mainstays, with locations in the East Village and Upper West Side and an Oyster Bar in Greenwich Village. We specialize in fresh, sustainable seafood with Happy Hour and specials every day of the week.


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    "Best oyster happy hour and best soundtrack of any nyc restaurant!!"(14 Tips)
    Meg F.
    "Great spot for Sunday for $1 oysters & wine during happy hour."(27 Tips)
    Jess L.
    "Lobster sliders + Old Bay fries + Lobster mac 'n cheese."(8 Tips)
    Derek K.
    "Lobster sandwich is best in city imho"(9 Tips)

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Join us for the Happiest of Happy Hours everyday from 5-7pm! Enjoy oysters for $1, specialty cocktails for $7 & our tasty snack menu! Swim by, get happy!

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  • oysters
  • happy hour
  • lobster
  • old bay fries
  • good for dates
  • clams
  • cocktails
  • mac & cheese
  • fish
  • sliders
  • romantic
  • wine
  • chocolate pudding
  • lively
  • crab
  • outdoor seating
  • corn dogs
  • gardens
  • french fries
  • authentic
  • Ryan W.

    Lobsterpalooza is on Sundays.

    Ryan Warrender · 1 week ago
  • Whitney W.

    Best tuna crudo in NYC.

    Whitney Wood Bailey · October 27
  • Caroline B.

    Happy hour menue

    Caroline Brewster · October 18
  • Sean M.

    Everything is good: the food, the service, the interior, and the candlelit restrooms. Stick to ordering cocktails from the menu though… ye have been warned 🎺💀🍸🐟

    Sean Moriarity · September 29
  • Aron S.

    Happy hour Oysters in intimate setting. Perfect.

    Aron Schindler · September 11
  • Stephanie Y.

    Happy hour all day Monday! $1 oysters. Drinks aren't bad. The waitress we had was definitely attentive. Shrimp and avocado sliders are amazing. This might just be my new To go place for hh seafood

    Stephanie Y. · August 24
  • Stanley S.

    Food was alright ... I thought it was a bit pricey

    Stanley Skyy · August 22
  • Jesse B.

    Nice little spot with dollar oyster happy hour and a pretty good lobster roll. Old Bay Bloody Mary was strong as hell!

    Jesse Bagels · August 19
  • Edward S.

    Happy hour all day Monday. East coast oysters too small to compete with its peers (Upstate/Wayland). Good ambiance

    Edward Sebor · August 12
  • Fabiana T.

    Try the oysters!

    Fabiana Tak · August 10
  • Nasira J.


    Nasira Ju-man · August 3
  • Miss Piggy

    Sit in the backyard for a change of scenery.

    Miss Piggy · August 3
  • Meg F.

    Great spot for Sunday for $1 oysters & wine during happy hour. Sit outside, enjoy the sun and people watch.

    Meg Farmer · July 14
  • Patricia S.

    Best happy hour in town!

    Patricia Sirera · July 12
  • Rory P.

    If the branzino with chili oil special is offered, just say yes

    Rory Parness · July 12
  • Fati H.

    Great happy hour specials, Monday night it's an all night happy hour. The happy hour isn't just for the bar. They serve chocolate pudding when you request the check

    Fati Hussain · June 23
  • Kira F.

    All day happy hour on Monday.

    Kira Fisher · June 23
  • Ben F.

    Happy hour clams were meaty and fresh. I ate many.

    Ben Fortney · June 16
  • Mark M.

    Oyster happy hour.

    Mark Munro · June 11
  • Alex N.

    happy hour oysters and small bites!!

    Alex Nguyen · June 8
  • DoubleDeuce

    Solid happy hour, tighter squeeze in the front half of the place, a bit of sidewalk seating but great outdoor seating in the very back. And a Fish Fortune Teller always completes the occasion.

    DoubleDeuce · May 21
  • Terry C.

    Best happy hour deals - $1 oysters and other seafood apps

    Terry Chen · May 12
  • Amy H.

    Get the East Coast oysters! It's deliishhhh

    Amy Ho · May 7
  • Yera H.

    The outdoor seating in the front is nice and all, but check out the patio in the back. Dreamy, secluded and you can actually converse at normal volumes!

    Yera Ha · May 7
  • Yera H.

    Chocolate pudding at the end of the meal? You've won my heart, Mermaid Inn.

    Yera Ha · May 7
  • Anastasiia B.

    Amazing Happy Hour option - 1$ oysters from 4 to 7pm

    Anastasiia Bilous · April 30
  • Holiday

    East coast happy hour oyster. Happy hour extended on Sunday 4 to 7 and 5 to 7 on other days. Happy slurping!!

    Holiday · April 21
  • Ryan G.

    Oysters happy hour

    Ryan Gallagher · April 20
  • Kate Y.

    Happy Hour is so legit.

    Kate Yan · April 13
  • Monti B.

    Sit outside for all the people watching and some Vitamin D

    Monti Bray · April 12
  • Anna Dzhenkova

    Delicious New England clam chowder and spaghetti with clams.

    Anna Dzhenkova · April 10
  • Vicky S.

    Happy hour is excellent. Fresh and delicious clams and oysters for $1. Cocktails are delicious, and the rest of the food menu is also splendid. Clam chowder is a must.

    Vicky Sun · April 2
  • Michael P.

    Not a great destination for oysters.

    Michael P. · April 1
  • Malcolm R.

    $1 oysters, $7 cocktails, $6 wines, cheap apps, 5-7PM weekdays, all night Monday.

    Malcolm Ring · March 19
  • MrsCorkster

    Happy hour deals are unbeatable. Wash down your $12 dozen oysters with an $8 aperol spritz.

    MrsCorkster · March 4
  • eme

    One of the best oyster happy hours in Manhattan, which extends to other food items (like fish tacos) and cocktails, so A++. Every visit ends with chocolate pudding and the fortune telling fish game.

    eme · February 21
  • Valentina M.

    Happy Hours everyday from 5-7pm

    Valentina Monte · February 20
  • Gothamist

    During the Happy Hour here typically expensive cocktails like aperol spritzes and Mermaid Marys are knocked down to $7, with wine and draft beers clocking in at $6 and $5, respectively. Read more

    Gothamist · February 19
  • Olivia S.

    Delicious oysters, awesome ambience, and great service. Great little spot. And gotta love the fortune telling fish at the end!

    Olivia Slutsky · February 9
  • Sean D.

    Yummy apps. Lobster role is fantastic!

    Sean Daly · February 8
  • Dave C.

    Great lobster roll that's got a kick to it

    Dave Cummings · February 1
  • Nick A.

    Linguini and clams + oysters are the move. Happy hour all day Monday!

    Nick Andlinger · January 12
  • Ms H.

    Panfried skate with brown butter on bed of sautéed Apple cubes, oyster mushrooms & Brussel sprouts $22! Side of Old Bay fries=happy.

    Ms Helen · December 8, 2014
  • Billy

    Oysters, oysters, and oysters.

    Billy · December 1, 2014
  • Reeves

    The rosé wine here is impeccable as well as the service. I recommend the lobster sandwhich

    Reeves · November 21, 2014
  • Edward G.

    Good seafood and a relaxed environment. Their pot de creme is delightful!

    Edward Garou · November 21, 2014
  • Anna R.

    The oyster and happy hour deals is a must.

    Anna R · November 8, 2014
  • Veronica H.

    Just no. Don't do it.

    Veronica H · November 7, 2014
  • Lauren S.

    Quintessential New England restaurant in the middle of manhattan! Love going here for the food, decor, and east coast vibes.

    Lauren SK · November 6, 2014
  • Ha D.

    Happy hour is every day and includes dollar oysters, 3-7 dollar mini apps and drinks! Oysters were super fresh, and I loved the shrimp corn dogs. Food came out super fast and tasted amazing!!

    Ha Diem · September 28, 2014

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