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The Mermaid Inn

$$$$212-799-7400
Hours:SUNDAY5:00PM to 10:00PM

At this point, The Mermaid Inn is pretty much synonymous with solid, not trying-too-hard first date spot. There are lots of small plate options, plenty of drinks to choose from, and a happy hour deal that means you can afford to get a few of both. But take our word for it: you probably don’t look as good eating an oyster as you think you do.

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