Inside Mermaid Oyster Bar, Another Fish Shack for the Village

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Mermaid Oyster Bar opened last night in the former Smith’s space. Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld previewed the menu in their opening report this week: “Chef Laurence Edelman rounds out the seafaring menu with lobster bisque, tagliatelle fra diavolo, and soft-corn-tortilla tacos filled with shrimp, chorizo, or fried tilapia.” Now check out the sea-worthy décor in our slideshow.

Opening: Mermaid Oyster Bar [NYM]

Mermaid Oyster Bar, 79 Macdougal St., nr. W. Houston St.; 212-260-0100