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“Fish and tiny chips!”
Review of Mermaid Oyster Bar

Mermaid Oyster Bar
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Ranked #144 of 14,817 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Cross street: Bleecker and Houston
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.
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We don’t eat oysters, but they looked quite good from what me and my friend saw on other tables being served. Calamari rings are very good indeed, would have preferred tartar sauce though. And for mains we both chose fish and chips. Expecting a classic, we received a classic for fish, soft and moist and well seasoned. Chips, however, quite a disappointment. Tinny and crisp. You can not eat them with a fork, they will just fall off. A light finger food with a beer. If you’re really hungry, chose something else over the frustration!!! Otherwise, the place is cosy and friendly! Enjoy!

Thank Uldis H
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Came a long way to visit this restaurants. It was a Friday night and place was very busy. Service started slow but then manager made sure we were OK. Great happy hour items oysters etc.
I didn't care for octopus salad but entries (all fish) were great.
I will go back next time I am in the city.
Don't miss this place!!

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Thank 1dartman
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Had an early meal before going to a show and it was very good. As it was happy hour my husband had oysters and they were good (although a bit small) but for $1 each you cannot complain. We both had fish and chips which was fabulous. No desserts, just the house chocolate mousse.

Thank J4KSS
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

All the food was fantastic! We particularly enjoyed the happy hour deals like the $1 oysters and the shrimp sliders. The service was fantastic and we got an unexpected treat at the end!

Thank JRobertsBowie
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing oysters! Amazing seafood! Such a quaint place to eat, with amazing service. We chanced our arm and they were able to seat 6 of us without a reservation. The waitress offered some recommendations, and we chose some oysters from the happy hour menu that were $1 each, as well as some other bits and pieces. The oysters that were recommended were delicious, as were the other items that we’d ordered. The house wine was also lovely, and only $7 a glass. A wonderful place that I would highly recommend!!

Thank Leanne D
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