For over thirty years, the Blue Mermaid Seafood & Steakhouse in St Catharomes has been a world-class restaurant. Nick and Tom Kosilos, along with several family members working hand in hand, have stayed focused on maintaining the Blue Mermaid’s sterling reputation as the premier fine dining seafood and steakhouse facility in St. Catharines. The Blue Mermaid is still first place that come to mind when it is time for an outstanding dining experience. You know you’re in a special place as soon as you arrive at 10 Market Square. The massive 10-foot oak doors closing behind you with a gentle ‘thump’. You are in a brightly lit 20-foot ceiling rotunda with a massive and ornate brass chandelier. The Blue Mermaid’s wonderful success story is all of these things plus attitude. The caring, respectful, “customer is first” attitude that is so often missing elsewhere. Visit our website to view our varied and delicious menu, and call us today to make a reservation. more...
The Blue Mermaid has been around since anyone can remember. A traditional steakhouse with heavy oak interior and waiters in tuxes. The food is signature. The steak is perfect and so is the seafood from oysters to fish. The service is top-notch. They can sense your pace and keep you exactly at it. The personal care and attention is amazing.
The highlight is a toss-up between the freshly made seizer salad dressing made right next to you to be tossed freshly, and the flambé for desert. You know what, just take both.
The service here blew us all away. If that was all there was, it would have the whole table coming back for more. Then the food came out and we were even more impressed. If you call ahead of time and pre-order the steak tar-tar (raw steak!) it is a treat. The oysters are also to die for, as is the lobster, steak, and fish. Downstairs there is also a bar/lounge area where a pianist plays on weekends.
The decorations are a little bit dated.
Definitely coming again! Unfortunately, the cost makes it that we can only come on extremely special occasions - but that just makes it all the better.
We had a very memorable experience at this restaurant. We enjoyed tableside service and excellent entrees plus our waiter was also the entertainment. We will be back again for our anniversary next year.
This was the worst experience I have ever had at...
This was the worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant. The food was bland, tasteless and WAY WAY overpriced. The service was slow as we were not "regular" customers and we were also quite a bit younger than the average customer there. We will never, ever go back and are quite disappointed that we spent that much money at such a terrible restaurant.
The Mermaid never fails to impress. It is a place where memories become tradition. The food is fabulous, timeless and does not get caught up on trends. Amazing food, the best service and a place where they will remember your name. Highly recommended!!
(Approx date) Went there during the Christmas party rush for an anniversery. We were tucked into a cramped corner with other customers, service was exceptionally slow and the food was not worth while waiting for. Saw the server three time, to order, drop the food and the leave the bill.
I spoke to the neighbouring table and they were having a similar experience, unfortunately.
This lack of overall quality seemed to be because of a large group hosted by an apparent "very regular" customer.
We had been past customers and it had been pleasant but we have not been back since. It would appear that unless you are a notable you don't get the service during during busy times.
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