Mermaid Oyster Bar

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79 Macdougal St (btwn Bleecker & W Houston St)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 260-0100
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:30pm
5:00pm - 10:30pm
5:00pm - 10:30pm
5:00pm - 10:30pm
4:00pm - 10:30pm
4:00pm - 10:00pm



  • the happy hour and a half, with $1 oysters and $7 cocktails, is one of my favorite in new york. (try the oyster shooters!)
  • Free pudding at the end of your meal!
  • The service is spectacular! Constant, yet not annoying attention.
  • Learn more about the oysters that you're slurping with Mermaid's Oysterpedia app!
  • Arrive early (5:30ish), grab seats at the bar and enjoy the $1 oyster special and a glass (or two) of prosecco. Perfect respite at the end of a hard day.
  • $1 oysters (chef's choice) at the bar every night before 7pm. Do it.
  • Very nice place!
  • Great spot for a date. Not good for groups. They give you a fun fortune fish and complimentary chocolate mousse!
  • The happy hour here is incredible. Nothing better after a long day than a giant platter of fresh oysters & an affordable cocktail.
  • Lobster roll, shisito peppers, fried green tomatoes, bloody mary's = amazeballs
  • Eat at the beautiful bar if you can. Lobster roll is gorgeous. Opt for the side of asparagus. Skip the Mermaid Mary and get the Seaside Rendezvous to sip on beforehand.
  • One of my favorite places to get oysters. They always have about 12 different types and they mix it up pretty regularly (usually half East cost and half West coast). Dirty cheap during happy hour.
  • Lobster roll and old bay fries - must haves. Sit by the bar window for some good people watching.
  • naked cowboy oysters are teriffic, as is the lobster truffle mac n cheese.. fish tacos are on the bland side
  • Whenever in the mood for oysters this place is perfect, especially during happy hour when they have their $1 oyster special!
  • $1 oysters 5-7pm every day & $24 lobster + corn & potatoes on Sundays
  • Get the Fresca. Not on the menu but it's awesome!
  • $1 oysters, littleneck clams for happy hour, usually ones with a crisp finish. FYI the happy hour is all night on Mondays. They also have tender steak (get it rare) and my fav lobster roll.
  • Chesapeake oysters & crab tostada was delicious. Happy hour Falanghina & bar seating made for a memorable early nibble. Tables open outside after 7.
  • The oysters are fresh and delicious, but the rest of the menu is great too. Pickled jalapeo in the fish taco adds some tangy kick!

Nearby places

146 W Houston St (at MacDougal St)
W 4th St (btwn MacDougal St & University Pl)
113 Macdougal St (at Minetta Ln)