Mermaid Inn

By grace.g.yang ยท July 16, 2008
Under: American,Desserts,Dinner,East Village,seafood

Chris and I are huge fans of Pearl Oyster Bar, but we decided to branch out and try Mermaid Inn’s lobster rolls to see whether or not they were any good. We didn’t have reservations, but the hostess said it would be 15 minutes (although we ended up waiting at least 45). Since we were already there, we decided to stick it out after the 30 minute mark. When we were finally seated, we told the waitress we were ready to order (she said she wasn’t ready to take our order and made us wait another 10 minutes before she came back). I ordered the lobster roll and Chris ordered the spaghetti with scallops, vegetables, and breadcrumbs.

The lobster roll is more of a lobster sandwich; it’s lobster with light mayo between a brioche bun:

The brioche bun made the lobster taste much sweeter, but the lobster chunks were tiny compared to the stuff they put in the lobster rolls at Pearl’s. The fries were thickly cut and crunchy that would’ve been great with a burger, but I would’ve preferred shoestring fries with the lobster sandwich (the regular fries were a little heavy).

Chris ordered the spaghetti with scallops, vegetables, and breadcrumbs:

The spaghetti was well cooked, the scallops were tender, and the vegetables were good, but we didn’t like the breadcrumbs (it made the dish too dry).

For dessert, the Mermaid Inn gives you a free cup of chocolate pudding with a miracle fish fortune teller:

I love free stuff, but the pudding hadn’t been made properly and we didn’t even bother finishing it because it was too chunky.

Overall, the Mermaid Inn didn’t impress me; the waitress that served us was rude, the lobster roll wasn’t that good, and the spaghetti was very forgettable. Pearl Oyster Bar is still the go-to place for lobster rolls in my book!

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