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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    April 22, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 24, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
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Upon entering Mermaid Oyster Bar, diners feel as though they have escaped the city on a beach vacation. Offering delicious food in a welcoming atmosphere, patrons can enjoy a relaxing and leisurely dining experience away from the hustle & bustle of busy New York City streets. Bringing a bite of the beach to the West Village, this casual neighborhood spot combines a laid-back fish shack mentality with a menu that reads like an oyster bar’s greatest hits: an extensive raw bar; clam shack favorites like steamers, mussels and fried oysters; and a variety of simply prepared whole fish and fish sandwiches. The cocktails and beers on tap and the rollicking classic rock-country playlist evoke the nostalgia of summer on every visit.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great lobster special! Cute place!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2009
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Made reservations and walked over with a friend - it's a perfect, cool, little neighborhood joint with a great casual vibe. Small booths and hi-2-tops, small patio seating in the front. The waitstaff was friendly and helpful, bartender adorable. The oysters were small but fabulous, and the special was a Lobster dinner - amazing! 1.25 lb lobster with corn on cob, cole slaw and potatoes for $26. It was delicious - the only drawback is they only cut the tail open and don't give you anything to clean your hands with... That said, I'd come back in a heartbeat! It's a perfect spot and I hope it doesn't get too crowded over the summer."
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Tucked away in a landmarked 1830s townhouse on picturesque Bond Street, The Smile is the perfect setting for delicious food in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. The Smile's American/Mediterranean menu is seasonally focused and designed by executive chef and former art world caterer, Melia Marden. While popular with the lunch and coffee crowd, "the dimly lit, wood-ceilinged space feels even more charming and tavernesque at night." The restaurant is open seven days serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as weekend brunch.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Neighborhood find
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Cute rustic, romantic vibe here. Good selection of appetizers and entrees - the menus has a good selection of seasonal vegetable items as well, which is nice. Specialty drinks are tasty, wine portions are pretty small. The only thing I've had here that I wouldn't oder again was the Tartare, which was a bit mealy and tasteless."
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, late-night find
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Located at the Mercer Hotel, Mercer Kitchen brings a chic, sophisticated vibe to the heart of SoHo. When Mercer Kitchen opened in 1998, it immediately became a destination for New Yorkers, celebrities, and tourists. Situated in the basement of a historic building constructed in the 1800s, the… restaurant was designed by Christian Liaigre as a combination of industrial and classic modernism. Chef Jean-Georges’ American menu features market-driven, seasonal ingredients prepared in a simple yet elegant style, with favorites like the Tuna Spring Roll, Steamed Shrimp Salad, wood-fired pizzas, and classic Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake. There is an open kitchen, where guests can sit back and watch the show.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great ambiance, spacey service ...
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/20/2014
 2009
Dined on 4/20/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We went for an Easter Brunch and it's probably not the best time to critique a restaurant as they were quite full. We had to ask several times if we could order, ask for salt and pepper, more water, coffee, etc. We ordered Belgian waffles and received a plate with half a waffle on it, and nothing else. Cream and berry compote came on the side, but this was the entree - half a waffle. The spinach and gruyere omelette had no gruyere. It's almost as if the kitchen had run out of ingredients by the time they served us our food. The appetizer shrimp salad was delicious, as was the Valrhona chocolate cake. The ambiance was cool and hip, but not sure I'd return for an appetizer and a dessert."
Dined on 4/20/2014
 2009
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