March 26, 2010

Mermaid Oyster Bar

It's Friday and the weekend's finally here!

For us, there's no better way to start it off than with one of our favorite happy hour deals in the city:  $1 oysters at Mermaid Oyster Bar. 

Normally we would not go near dollar oysters, but when they're coming from the reliable Mermaid Inn family, we show up right at 5:30pm to grab an available seat.

Bluepoint Oysters were the happy hour special - and these were some of the freshest, briniest Bluepoints we've ever had.  You couldn't get better oysters unless you farmed them yourself out on Long Island!
Siren's Song cocktail ($12):  Loved this spicy hot cocktail made of muddled chili peppers, passion puree, and vodka.   It actually packed some heat!  Instead of bar nuts, we had small bowls of goldfish to snack on.
Instead of white wine, my hubby chose to pair the oysters with Brooklyn's own Sixpoint Otis, an oatmeal stout.  The smooth and slightly creamy roasted stout was a good match for the Bluepoints.
Blue plate special ($20):  This was a great deal!  The deal included a whole grilled brook trout with fennel salad and a pint of draught beer (got the Captain Lawrence Freshchester Pale Ale). The fish was mild, with a slightly crispy skin.  The meat was white and tender with the fennel adding a sharp contrasting taste.
This complimentary chocolate pudding with whipped cream was the perfect way to end our value meal.

Mermaid Oyster Bar is located at 79 MacDougal St. in NYC. 
Happy hour special runs from 5:30 pm - 7 pm. 

Specials are also available at their sister restaurants:
The Mermaid Inn is located at 96 Second Ave (btwn 5th and 6th Sts.) in NYC and
568 Amsterdam Ave (btwn 87th and 88th) in NYC.

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  1. Oysters.....I just can get over the texture. The beer looks quite enticing though! Cheers~

    Google friended yah too!

  2. Wow... a bargain in NYC??

    this place should be packed all the time

  3. @Wine blog - But the oysters go so well with champagne! =) Following your site too - My hubby, the wine geek, loves your high end wines!

    @A Year on the Grill - It gets crowded quick!


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