Fodor's Expert Review Mermaid Oyster Bar

$$ Greenwich Village Seafood

If you're craving a great raw bar, lobster roll, or soft-shell crab sandwich (in season), Mermaid Oyster Bar gives nearby classics Mary's Fish Camp and Pearl Oyster Bar a run for their money. Almost every dish at this clean-lined, neutral-hued spot is a winner, but the lobster bisque, the blackened striped bass, and the spicy seafood bucatini fra diavolo are all standouts. From the bar, try something from the list of perfect-pitch cocktails, like a Dark and Stormy, made with black rum and ginger beer, or a Pimm's Cooler with refreshing pieces of cucumber. There are two other locations in Manhattan, on the Upper West Side and in the East Village.

Seafood Casual Dinner $$

Quick Facts

79 MacDougal St.
New York, New York  10012, USA

212-260–0100

www.themermaidnyc.com

Known For:
  • $1.25 oyster happy hour
  • Superior seafood
  • Excellent cocktails
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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