I hav been to the East Village location a couple times and enjoyed it, but wanted to switch it around this time so I gave the UWS location a go! Upon entering, you are greeted with a relaxing and cozy atmosphere with one wall of ceiling to floor windows.
One of the best things about Mermaid Inn is their "Happy Hour and a Half" specials from 5:30pm-7pm! They offer East Coast oysters for $1 each and West Coast oysters for $1.75 each. Also, there is a selection of appetizers and drink specials of course!
While I'm not a big oyster fan, my two piggys-in-training were dying to give them a go! And since I didn't want to suffer from food envy, I put in for an order of the calamari!
The calamari came out hot and crispy, and the oysters were suuuper fresh. Cocktail sauce tasted like it was made in-house!
While noshing on our Happy Hour and a Half goodies, we perused the menu for our entrees:
Even with our goodies already on the table, the three little piggys couldn't decide on an appetizer, so we went with a half portion of the Maine Lobster Risotto and the Crispy Shrimp Special of the day.
Both blew our piggy socks off! The flavor of the risotto was incredible and the generous chunks of lobster were so sweet and fresh. And the shrimp! Fried with shell and head still on and the shell was crispy to the point where you eat it with the shrimp! Came with a salt dipper and lemon which complemented them perfectly.
And for our main courses, all three of us couldn't resist and we went with the Lobster Sandwich - ONE EACH!
And at the end of each meal, each diner is presented with a complementary chocolate pudding and fortune telling fish!
And with that, we completed another epic meal. One of the piggys-in-training enjoyed it so much, she's made a reservation to go back this week! And I'm sure I'll be following suit myself as well...we all need a little Mermaid Inn!
Piggy says Yes!
Thanks for reading - Piggy KK