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The Mermaid Inn

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568 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024 40.78866 -73.974341
nr. 88th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-799-7400 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10


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Mon, 5:30pm-10pm; Tue-Thu, 5:30pm-11pm; Fri, 5pm-11pm; Sat, 11am-3:30pm and 5pm-11pm; Sun, 11am-3:30pm and 5pm-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 86th St.; B, C at 96th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Hot Spot
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar




This "clam shack built by a beatnik," in previous co-owner Jimmy Bradley's words, has a lot more going for it than littlenecks, however delectable at $10 a half-dozen. A New Englandy front room, a cozier rear, and an adorable garden fill nightly with East Villagers stuck in the city but hungering for the shore. Every bottle of wine is priced a miraculous $15 over cost, and dessert (chef's choice) is on the house.

Recommended Dishes

Blackened catfish, $23; lobster sandwich, $26; grand platter, $65

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