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Mermaid Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Greenwich Village
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79 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2514 (Bleecker and Houston)
+1 212-260-0100
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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359 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends told us to dine here and we are glad we did. We had reservations for 5:45 bc there were no other times available. What a treat! Happy hour prices from 5-7 and delicious oysters. We enjoyed fish tacos and clam chowder, lobster roll and oysters. To end the evening we were served complimentary chocolate pudding. Do not miss!

Thank Nancy H
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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275 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there one evening nearby our hotel in Soho, made reservation first and came in to this very living area, a lot going on happy people all over, our waitress was efficient and fun too, ordered oyster of course east coast 5 different kinds and two west coast plus my favourite raw yellow fin tuna and avocado, wow tasty... More 

Thank Winesurgeon
Kalundborg, Denmark
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second visit to one of the three restaurants in the super appealing Mermaid-franchise. This time on Macdougal Street with friends to celebrate (and recuperate) from finishing the NYC Marathon 2016 (a dozen oysters paired with the excellent octopus and ample servings of wine really helps you come around in a good way). And to be quite frank there simply isn't... More 

Thank AdamEstrup
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284 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neat place -- lively with great deal for happy hour oysters. Good wine plus steamed clams looked good. Really I can't say enough good things about this small place in the Village. And they saved our reservation for us when the subway was delayed. A new favorite in the city...

Thank weyl-59
Florence, Alabama
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went on a Monday for all-day happy hour...FABULOUS! oysters were outstanding, as we're clams, especially for only $1 each. The mini fish taco and fried clam slider were also outstanding. Nice setting, waitstaff pleasant in spite of being busy.

Thank tertim
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Oysters were some of the best we've had...ever. All the food was excellently prepared and presented beautifully - the hostesses are super nice - the wait and bar staff were the perfect blend of professional and friendly. We loved our time here - and oh yea - the free dark chocolate pudding at the end - rich and delicious -... More 

Thank suzanne v
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This neighborhood joint is always packed and with good reason. Fresher seafood can't be found and if you go for happy hour or the "Lobsterpalooza" you're gonna' find it's a real bargain too.

Thank phillyphil2015
Burbank, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great room, comfortable and appealing. Food was exceptional, even better than I had hoped -- and I'm a chef, so I can be critical, lol. Our waitress was a bit monochromatic and disinterested, but other that that, it was a thoroughly delightful experience. Highly recommended!

Thank Neil Z
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592 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Smart marketing to have $1 oysters (very small but tasty) to catch your eye but the rest of the offerings are quite unique and delicious. It is just a happy place to be. Everyone was enjoying being there .

Thank JillConnecticut
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Soooo when I first moved here a guy I was dating took me here and I loved the restaurant the interior, menu, and flavors. I would say the hostesses are sometimes a bit pretentious but the bartenders and servers I've always found very lovely. Why I only eat oysters here - they know where they come from, they know the... More 

Thank Christine G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2514
    (Bleecker and Houston)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-260-0100

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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